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  • Vernon Police investigating untimely deaths as murder-suicide

    VERNON – On Wednesday just after 10 a.m., police received a call reporting an untimely death inside an apartment on Linden Place. A maintenance worker found the two bodies during a service call to the apartment. Based on the initial investigation, police believe it was a murder suicide. An adult male and adult female were found. Neighbors said they were in a relationship and lived in the apartment, and neighbors say that police have been at the apartment before. There […]

  • Police: West Hartford financial planner charged with two bank robberies

    EAST GRANBY–A West Hartford financial planner and father of three has been arrested in connection to two bank robberies in East Granby. On January 27 a white man dressed in all black robbed the The First National Bank of Suffield, located at 3A Turkey Hills Road in East Granby. On February 8 there was another robbery at the bank, and people who witnessed both incidents said the suspect appeared to be the same person in each robbery. Police later identified the suspect as […]

  • Film screening sparks discussion on opioid addiction

    EAST HARTFORD — Lawmakers, community leaders, and health officials met with members of the community at Goodwin College on Monday night to discuss how to battle the state’s growing epidemic of opioid abuse. Rep.  John Larson and Rep. Joe Courtney attended the discussion, which featured a screening of the HBO documentary, “Heroin: Cape Cod USA.” “Opioid and heroin addiction take a devastating toll on our communities,” said Larson. “We must do all we can to ensure no one else loses […]

  • Freezin’ for a reason on the Colchester Town Green

    COLCHESTER — The temperatures are cold, but the hearts are warm on the Colchester Town Green this weekend. Four guys are “freezin for a reason” from Friday through Sunday afternoon. They’re camping out on the green, braving sub-zero temperatures in the name of charity. “We’re able to help those folks who, otherwise, might not make it through the winter,” said Stan Soby, a participant. “We know there are folks who struggle, that have needs, that sometimes go without heat or have […]

  • Governor holds first of several town halls across the state to hear from residents

    STAMFORD — The first of many town hall meetings kicked off in Stamford Thursday night with Gov. Dannel Malloy soliciting questions from the standing-room-only audience. A variety of topics were covered, including transportation, housing costs, taxes, GE’s departure, and on-going budget negotiations. The budget was especially highlighted during the evening because Connecticut is facing a tighter wallet and Malloy is calling for across the board spending cuts. “We are living in a different economic dynamic,” said the governor. “One that […]

  • The Boss

    Springsteen concertgoers warned of scams

    HARTFORD — Concertgoers who attended Wednesday’s sold-out Bruce Springsteen concert received two separate warnings from police. First, they were asked to to arrive early. Hartford Police Deputy Chief Brian Foley said due to the weather, the sellout crowd, and commuters, police were expecting higher than usual traffic between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Also, those who were desperate to see “The Boss” perform but didn’t score tickets to the sold-out show were advised that most scalpers on the street in front of the […]

  • Turf war going on in Hamden over synthetic sports fields

    HAMDEN — There’s a turf war going on in town. A new field is badly needed at Hamden High School and town officials have proposed upgrading the current dilapidated grass field to a synthetic rubber field, but not everyone is on board with the plan. “The project is ready to go, it complies with all legal requirements, and it is sorely needed by the town,” said Anne Catino, an attorney representing the Hamden Board of Education. Town officials claim an […]

  • Restoring power and clearing roads a focus for Connecticut leaders post-snowstorm

    HARTFORD — Outages and road conditions kept emergency crews and state officials on their toes on Friday. The Emergency Operations Center was open and busy since Thursday night. As the day progressed Friday, roads became less of an issue. The lingering concern moving forward for the state is restoring power. State leaders pointed to the eastern part of Connecticut, which had the most power outages. Gov. Dan Malloy said there were at least 58,000 outages in the state one point on Friday. That number was still […]

  • New London mayor, residents join together to tackle heroin

    NEW LONDON – Drug problems are nothing new for the City of New London, but 22 heroin overdoses handled by the local hospital in a six-day period is cause for alarm. One of those overdoses proved fatal. “Even the President of the United States has made the commitment to increase federal funding to help us,” said newly-elected Mayor Michael Passero (D-New London), referring to President Barack Obama’s budget proposal for the coming year that includes $1.1 billion in new funding to address […]

  • New London leaders vow action on racial diversity

    NEW LONDON — City leaders are vowing action when it comes to diversity in New London’s various departments and agencies. Community activists met in the lobby of City Hall Monday evening to demand action in better diversifying the city’s personnel. “Actions are what matters and so whatever has been done to the process obviously hasn’t resulted in a change,” said Ron Ward, an activist who helped organize the rally. A dozen or so community members attended the New London City […]

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