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Devilish details despoil Connecticut's Education Cost...

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:30:48 GMT

It appears the state legislature has preserved the largest single source of state support to municipalities, Education Cost Sharing Grants. There are, however, some devilish details that should be noted.




These are the highest-paid private college presidents in Conn.

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:45:27 GMT

An annual report by the Chronicle of Higher Education in December 2017 provides data on the executive compensation at private colleges. Click through to see what presidents at Connecticut's private colleges were paid in 2015, the most recent data available.




Man arraigned on attempted murder

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:38:58 GMT

A Wilmington man facing an attempted murder charge after being accused of beating a man with a two-by-four in September appeared in court on Monday. Alfred A. Craven, 48, had been wanted for violating his federal supervision, according to court documents.




Connecticut zoo announces birth of rare tiger cubs

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:29:03 GMT

This Dec. 11, 2017, photo released by Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo shows one of two new tiger cubs at the zoo in Bridgeport, Conn. The zoo's 10-year-old Amur tiger, Changbai, gave birth Nov. 25 to four cubs but only two survived.




Connecticut zoo announces birth of rare tiger cubs

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:29:02 GMT

This Dec. 11, 2017, photo released by Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo shows one of two new tiger cubs at the zoo in Bridgeport, Conn. The zoo's 10-year-old Amur tiger, Changbai, gave birth Nov. 25 to four cubs but only two survived.




Attorney general candidate hit with elections complaint

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:17:32 GMT

State Rep. Liz Linehan, D-Cheshire, has joined the ticket as the running mate of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dan Drew. State Rep. Liz Linehan, D-Cheshire, has joined the ticket as the running mate of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dan Drew.




Club Corvette of Connecticut makes big donation to the Gr8 Holiday Give

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:09:23 GMT

As News 8's Gr8 Holiday Give marches on towards the December 16th deadline, Club Corvette of Connecticut made a big donation to the morning team Monday. Club members stopped by the News 8 studios with around 175 toys.




Prosecutors drop charge vs. commentator in UConn case

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:51:32 GMT

This booking photo released Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, by the University of Connecticut Police Department shows Catherine Gregory, who turned herself in on Sunday to face charges of attempted larceny and disorderly conduct for taking notes from the lectern while Lucian Wintrich was speaking on the UConn campus on Nov. 28. less This booking photo released Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, by the University of Connecticut Police Department shows Catherine Gregory, who turned herself in on Sunday to face charges of attempted larceny and disorderly ... more In this Nov. 28, 2017 photo, Lucian Wintrich, White House correspondent for the right-wing blog Gateway Pundit, speaks at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Conn.




Connecticut Population Growth Seen Slowing, But Cities Could Rebound

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:25:45 GMT

Population projections over the next couple of decades offer good and bad news for Connecticut: millennials are avoiding having babies, slowing overall growth, but the state's beleaguered cites are expected to rebound. The population is expected to grow by fewer than 61,000, to about 3.7 million, or an increase of 1.7 percent, to 2040, according to the Connecticut State Data Center at the University of Connecticut Library.




CT Restaurants Offering Christmas Eve, Christmas Day Dinner

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:05:45 GMT

Looking to dine out on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? Would you prefer someone else cook your holiday meal? These Connecticut restaurants have festive holiday offerings ready for you. Foxwoods Resort Casino restaurants offer several holiday specials: a $40 three-course Christmas Eve day brunch at VUE24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner entrees of Christmas ham and Atlantic halibut; a filet and shrimp dinner at Cedars for $65; grilled lamb chops at Veranda Caf for $27; baked stuffed cod, center-cut pork chops and king cut prime rib at Junior's .




The Holiday Express Train Show will run through Jan. 7 at the Fairfield Museum & History Center.

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:37:28 GMT

There's no doubt that the allure of model trains, especially around the holidays, is multigenerational and multicultural. That's the word from Walter D. Matis, a spokesman for the Fairfield Museum and History Center.




Commentator behind a Ita s OK To Be Whitea speech due in court

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:50:59 GMT

A conservative commentator who grabbed a woman after she took a copy of his University of Connecticut speech titled "It's OK To Be White" is set to make his first court appearance. Lucian Wintrich was arrested after grabbing the woman and is scheduled to be arraigned on a misdemeanor breach of peace charge Monday at Rockville Superior Court.




Fair Haven Branch Library Marks 100 Years

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 12:33:38 GMT

Young Marty Looney remembers being so absorbed in biographies of Babe Ruth, George Washington, Andrew Jackson, and Lou Gehrig that he forgot the time and his mother had to come and haul him home to Wolcott Street for dinner. Sarah Miller and Eliezer Cruz's 6-year-old son Pablo is making his own discoveries, especially among the science books.




News Briefs: Fire danger,

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 08:11:58 GMT

The Heart to Heart Foundation is requesting donations for its Christmas Toy Drive. The organization is requesting donations for ages birth to 12 and gift cards for 13- to 16-year-olds.




Connecticut residents enjoy first significant snowfall of the season

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 03:54:55 GMT

Mackenzie is loving the snow in West Haven! The first few flakes were falling in Wallingford! The snow began falling early Saturday morning in Brooklyn! Liz from Seymour sent us a perfect snowflake! These New Hartford chickens are checking out the Here you can find useful examples and description about searching the news archive. Read it carefully to get the best results.




GOP candidates see opportunity in broadening voter outreach

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 23:29:30 GMT

Connecticut's general election may be 11 months away, but some Republican gubernatorial candidates are already working to broaden their appeal in a Democratic-leaning state, sensing voters may be more willing to consider the GOP after consecutive years of state budget crises. Several candidates at Wednesday's Republican candidate forum at Windsor High School boasted about the support they're receiving from crossover Democratic and unaffiliated voters, as well as from members of certain ethnic groups that hadn't thought to vote Republican in the past.




First Alert: Steady, Light Snow Across Connecticut

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 19:23:20 GMT

The NBC Connecticut Meteorologists have issued a First Alert for a storm that brings measurable snow to the entire state Saturday. A winter storm warning is in effect for Middlesex, New Haven, New London and Windham counties.