What’s on your Summer #CTBucketList?

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  • West Haven police identify 2 suspects in case of dog burned to death

    WEST HAVEN —  It has been one week since a dog was set on fire and killed at the Sandy Point Beach parking lot in West Haven. Police identified the two suspects in connection to the heinous crime on Friday. The suspects are not being publicly identified at this time, but they said at least one of them cooperated with detectives. “It’s little surreal because it happened outside my home and at first, I thought maybe it was someone who […]

  • Hartford’s summer Friday beer garden is about to get even bigger

    HARTFORD — More beer tents, more games, more seating, more space. The Friday pop-up beer garden in Hartford’s Bushnell Park is getting bigger. Hanging Hills Brewing Company and Hog River Brewing Company, both based in Hartford, launched the weekly event at the end of June with success. The two breweries offer their ales (and lagers) outside the Pumphouse Gallery. The site is transformed into a beer garden with live music and games from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Hey guys! […]

  • Convicted murderer petitions for new trial as new evidence contradicts Dr. Henry Lee testimony

    NEW HAVEN – A man who has spent more than 30 years behind bars for murder is petitioning for a new trial based on newly discovered evidence. Wendall Hasan was sentenced to 80 years in prison in 1986 for the July 2, 1985 murder of George Tyler in Darien. Hasan was convicted of felony murder and burglary in the first degree. Three days after the murder, a plumber found Tyler’s credit cards clogged in a toilet at Hasan’s home in […]

  • ‘Baby Shark Live’ tour coming to Connecticut

    HARTFORD — Baby Shark Live!, the “brand new, fully immersive concert experience” from Pinkfong and Round Room Live, is coming to The Bushnell. Tickets are now on sale for the November 6 show. The show is based on the viral song “Baby Shark.” The concert tour is stopping in more than 100 U.S. cities. It features ” new and classic songs including Five Little Monkeys, Wheels on the Bus, Jungle Boogie, Monkey Banana Dance and of course, Baby Shark!” “We’re […]

  • Hartford Mayor: ICE checkpoint rumor was not true

    HARTFORD – Claims of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation in Hartford have forced the city’s mayor to put rumors to rest. Hartford Police “have confirmed that this was not an ICE checkpoint,” Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin tweeted Monday night. Folks, please share this too: @HartfordPolice have confirmed that this was *not* an ICE checkpoint. DHS and the CT State Police were conducting a routine explosives check at the train station, as they often do at major public transit locations. […]

  • Free Jazz in Hartford’s Bushnell Park on Mondays

    HARTFORD – Hundreds of people brought their blankets and chairs to Bushnell Park on Monday to take in the summer’s first free Jazz concert. Monday Night Jazz is the longest-running free jazz concert series in the United States, according to the Hartford Jazz Society. For the 52nd season, free concerts will be held every Monday in Bushnell Park through the middle of August, weather permitting. Opening acts start at 6:00 p.m. and Headliners start at 7:30 p.m. #MondayNightJazz — if […]

  • Fotis Dulos: “I understand the public’s perception of me as a monster”

    FARMINGTON — As the search for Jennifer Dulos approaches 40 days, her estranged husband has released a public statement. Fotis Dulos, who pleaded not guilty to evidence tampering charges in connection with Jennifer’s disappearance, said he worries about his children and Jennifer. My children are the center of my world. I worry about them and Jennifer, and I would tell them that I know it is hard now but everything IS going to be alright eventually. I understand the public’s […]

  • Dog found dead, locked in crate in Bethany woods

    *Warning: graphic images* BETHANY– A public works employee found a dog, locked in a crate in the middle of the woods, dead Monday. Woodbridge Municipal Animal Control described the grey and white dog as a female “bully type”breed. Woodbridge Animal Control serves the towns of Woodbridge, Bethany and Derby. While the dog was found dead, there is evidence that she it was alive when it was dumped, according to Animal Control officials. The dog had no food or water. “She […]

  • Free movies in Hartford parks all summer long

    HARTFORD – Movies will be shown for free in Hartford parks again this season. The series has already started for 2019 with showings of “Singin’ in the Rain” and “Mary Poppins Returns.” The family-friendly films, which are free and open to the public, start at 8:00 p.m. Several of the events are being held at Dunkin’ Donuts Park. Here’s the rest of this summer’s showings: July 5 – The Neverending Story – Bushnell Park July 11 – Incredibes 2 – […]

  • Summer beer garden in Hartford’s Bushnell Park opens Friday

    HARTFORD – Local brewers are coming together to hold a craft beer garden in downtown Hartford this summer. Hanging Hills Brewing Company and Hog River Brewing Company, both based in Hartford, will hold the event for several Fridays throughout the season. The area outside the Pumphouse Gallery in Bushnell Park will be transformed into a beer garden featuring live music and games from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Harry’s Pizza will also be selling pizza and snacks. The event is […]

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