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    NEW HARTFORD — On a hot sunny day, what is better than jumping in the water to cool off? “There [are] three sets of rapids you go through so there are some thrills,” said Jermey Harraden, manager of the Farmington River Tubing. “You’ll get some big waves, rocks in the water, water flowing over and around the rocks. Definitely fun and thrilling.” At Farmington River Tubing, families rent inner tubes for the day to ride along the three-mile scenic ride. […]

  • FOX61 Student News: Dr. William Petit works to remember his family

    Story by Madeline Dobson and Alexandra Fischer, Daniel Hand High School. The FOX 61 Student News program empowers Connecticut middle and high school students to explore the world of multi-media journalism by giving them the opportunity to capture, edit and publish original content under the guidance of industry professionals. Each student produced and hosted segment will showcase a local story or event, highlighting all that is great about our state and align with our station’s mission of HOPE. Segments will be […]

  • Checking out the Institute For American Indian Studies

    Story by Jack McCaaorron WASHINGTON CT — Northwestern Connecticut is rich with Native American history and culture. Multiple renowned lakes in the area have been named after leaders of Native American tribes who lived in the region years ago, such as Lake Waramaug, and Lake Lillinonah. This makes the area a perfect location for the Institute For American Indian Studies in Washington, Connecticut. The FOX 61 Student News program empowers Connecticut middle and high school students to explore the world of […]

  • Story by Maggie Padaro from Stonington High School

    The FOX 61 Student News program empowers Connecticut middle and high school students to explore the world of multi-media journalism by giving them the opportunity to capture, edit and publish original content under the guidance of industry professionals. Each student produced and hosted segment will showcase a local story or event, highlighting all that is great about our state and align with our station’s mission of HOPE. Segments will be featured on-air during Friday’s Morning News at 7:25 a.m., the 5 […]

  • Tide Pod Challenge: Why it is viral, and what kids are really saying

    Story by Matt Sheedy / Jaxen Griggs / Devon Langworthy – Shepaug Valley High School Social media can be used for good and bad. The Tide Pod challenge is an example of the bad. What is the Tide Pod challenge and why are these videos going viral? Here is what the kids are saying. The FOX 61 Student News program empowers Connecticut middle and high school students to explore the world of multi-media journalism by giving them the opportunity to […]

  • Hartford consolidates journalism and culinary schools

    Journalism and Media Academy reporters Johnathan Torres – reporter/voice over Nevaeh Bland – producer Becky Clarke –  interviewer/editor Brandon Piquant – cameraperson Shanyce Johnson- cameraperson/editor Timothy Gibson – cameraperson Jazmen Randolph Jose Colon Isaiah Palmer Jaydin James The Journalism and Media Academy of Hartford Connecticut (JMA) opened its doors in 2017-18 year to merge with The Culinary Arts Academy also of Hartford.  Tenth grade student Isaiah Palmer said the two schools integrated nicely with students uniting under one roof and one school […]

  • East Hartford students participate in walkout

    This story is from the Pathways Academy of Technology and Design in East Hartford. The FOX 61 Student News program empowers Connecticut middle and high school students to explore the world of multi-media journalism by giving them the opportunity to capture, edit and publish original content under the guidance of industry professionals. Each student produced and hosted segment will showcase a local story or event, highlighting all that is great about our state and align with our station’s mission of HOPE. […]

  • Litchfield County farm sees benefit in Community Supported Agriculture

    Story by Olivia Lautier, Shepaug Valley High School The FOX 61 Student News program empowers Connecticut middle and high school students to explore the world of multi-media journalism by giving them the opportunity to capture, edit and publish original content under the guidance of industry professionals. Each student produced and hosted segment will showcase a local story or event, highlighting all that is great about our state and align with our station’s mission of HOPE. Segments will be featured on-air during […]

  • The Morgan School Swooshes for Change

    Story by Sophia Muce and Lily Cummings, Morgan PawPrint Reporters for The Morgan School CLINTON – The staff of The Morgan School in Clinton, Connecticut goes head-to-head against the students in a basketball game that works to raise money for a different cause each year. While many schools host student versus faculty basketball games, the rich history of Swoosh for Change sets The Morgan School apart from the others. Swoosh for Change began in 2013. The event was the brainchild […]

  • South Windsor High raises money for CCMC

    Story by Hannah Mitchell and Jaylene Ferrabelo More than 10 million kids enter a children’s hospital every year. South Windsor For The Kids is an annual 4 hour dance marathon to raise money for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.South Windsor High School Seniors Katelyn Hunter and Rachel Violette were in charge of theevent this year. “We really thought about how we wanted to beat our goal of $7,000 from last year and wethought about having more fundraising teams and have even more […]