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  • List of dangerous toys released

    HARTFORD — A public interest group released a list of toys they called dangerous, and warned consumers to be careful this holiday season. ConnPIRG released the list at a press conference at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. The group found dangerously high levels of lead in two fidget spinners they bought at Target. The Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Brass tested 33,000 ppm of lead, which is 300 times higher than the allowable limit. The Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Metal had 1,300 […]

  • A runner’s guide to the Manchester Road Race

    MANCHESTER — When it comes to the Manchester Road Race, many are there to set their own personal record. What is their strategy? What challenges are there and how do they overcome those challenges? Dani Kennedy has run the race for more than 20 years. She goes into it every Thanksgiving with a plan on how she’s going to do her best. We drove the course and Dani narrated along the way to help runners who may not be familiar […]

  • Where’s the best place to watch the Manchester Road Race?

    MANCHESTER — Everyone who goes to the Manchester Road Race has a favorite spot to watch the race. We asked the people in the Facebook group “Manchester,CT Message Board” where they liked to be Thanksgiving morning. Here’s what they had to say: “You haven’t lived until, you at least once go to the start/finish line. To watch 10,000 people take off is a sight…you can feel the air move. If however, you want to see friends who are running and […]

  • Getting to the Manchester Road Race

    MANCHESTER — When you’ve got more than 25,000 people to get in one place at one time, it takes a bit of planning. If you are going to the Manchester Road Race on Thanksgiving Day, you’ll need to plan a little too. Many have their own secret parking places, or come early and just hang out. Others depend on the shuttle buses that run from Manchester Community College to get to the course. The free shuttles will run from MCC […]

  • Hundreds turn out for the Little Manchester Road Race

    MANCHESTER — Cool temperatures and cloudy skies didn’t dampen the spirit of the Little Manchester Road Race Saturday. The event, which has races designed for kids, drew hundreds to the soccer fields at Charter Oak Park. Children could race in four separate races, 100m, ½ Mile, 1 Mile and 2 Miles. Runners and their parents turned out. The festivities were kicked off by three parachutists who dropped into the field. Runners received  medals and sweatshirts for participating. Why I run the […]

  • Why I run the Manchester Road Race: Kathy and Bill

    Kathy Reilly and her dad, Bill O’Neill have participated in the @Manchester Road Race for years. For them, it’s a time for fond memories and some laughs Why I run the Manchester Road Race: Fr. Ryan Lerner Why I run the Manchester Road Race: Janit Romayko Why I run the Manchester Road Race: Patrick Byrne  Why I run the Manchester Road Race: Scott Livingston This year’s race kicks off Thursday, November 23. Registration for the 81st Manchester Road Race is open. […]

  • Why I run the Manchester Road Race: Scott Livingston

    Scott Livingston has many memories of racing in Manchester including a special moment with a Manchester Road Race legend. Why I run the Manchester Road Race: Fr. Ryan Lerner Why I run the Manchester Road Race: Janit Romayko Why I run the Manchester Road Race: Patrick Byrne  This year’s race kicks off Thursday, November 23. Registration for the 81st Manchester Road Race is open. Racers will not be able to register on the day of the event. The cost is $27 […]

  • FOX61, Ocean State Job Lot and American Red Cross help vets

    The American Red Cross has teamed up with FOX61 and Ocean State Job Lot Foundation to provide warmth and support to at-risk veterans in our community. Beginning Friday, at ocean state job lot stores in Connecticut, shoppers can purchase and donate a winter warmth gift bag filled with winter essentials.

  • PD: Drunk Ellington man fired multiple rounds at stop sign

    ELLINGTON — State police arrested a man who they said fired nearly three dozen rounds into a speed limit sign along side of a road Saturday night. Police said at  10:35 p.m. they were called to the area of Aborn Road and Sandy Beach Road after receiving several 911 calls from residents reporting numerous gun shots. As police searched the area, they saw a man come out of the woods carrying a long gun. Troopers had to order him several […]

  • Glastonbury restaurant owner charged for 2nd time with sexually assaulting incapacitated woman

    GLASTONBURY — The owner of a now closed restaurant has been charged for a second time with sexual assaulting a woman who was incapacitated. Police said Julian Rodriguez, 38, of Glastonbury, was charged with first degree sexual assault. Police arrested Rodriguez on Friday and said he allegedly had sexual intercourse with an adult female victim while she was mentally incapacitated and unable to consent in the suspect’s now closed Jalisco Restaurant. Rodriguez was arrested in September for the same offense […]