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Guide: Eating your way along Connecticut's Merritt Parkway

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:46:33 GMT

Click through the slideshow for places to eat along Connecticut's Merritt Parkway, according to a guide by roadfood.com . Click through the slideshow for places to eat along Connecticut's Merritt Parkway, according to a guide by roadfood.com .




Connecticut governor visits woman taking sanctuary in church

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:23:58 GMT

In this Wednesday, July 19, 2017 photo, attorney Glenn Formica speaks at a press conference New Haven, Conn., for Nury Chavarria, left, a housekeeper and mother of four who was scheduled to be deported the following day. U.S. immigration officials said Friday, July 21, 2017, they consider Chavarria, who is trying to avoid deportation by seeking sanctuary in a Connecticut church, to be a fugitive, but acknowledge they have a policy that restricts them from entering a house of worship except in extraordinary circumstances.




Connecticut governor visits woman taking sanctuary in church

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:23:57 GMT

In this Thursday, July 20, 2017 photo, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy walks with nine-year-old Hayley Chavarria before speaking at a press conference at Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal Church in New Haven where her mother Nury Chavarria, who was supposed to be deported Thursday to Guatemala, has taken sanctuary. Malloy, said the attempt to deport the housekeeper and mother of four shows President Donald Trump's administration is not being truthful when it says its immigration policies are focused on "the bad guys."




DOT weighs in on Cribari bridge, preservation considerations

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:00:01 GMT

An expert on the National Register of Historical Places explained to a crowd gathered at Town Hall Monday night how certain laws will influence the future of the William F. Cribari Memorial Bridge. The July 17 session followed last week's announcement by First Selectman Jim Marpe that he will not support setting aside $40 million in funding to rebuild the bridge, which sits on the National Register of Historic Places .




Police profiling study looks at problem patterns in 9 Connecticut towns

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:31:12 GMT

The supplemental study, presented Thursday to a state advisory board, looked at police enforcement during 2014 and 2015 in Bloomfield, Meriden, Newington, New Here you can find useful examples and description about searching the news archive. Read it carefully to get the best results.




'American Idol' Winner at Levitt

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:08:03 GMT

Connecticut native Nick Fradiani entertained at Westport's Levitt Pavilion tonight. The singer/musician found fame as the winner of the 14th season of "American Idol" in May 2015.




Stamford Democrats shake up down-ballot nods

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:35:30 GMT

Andy George was nominated by his constituents to run for election to the Stamford Board of Education during the Democratic nominating convention at their headquarters on Friday, July 19, 2017 in Stamford, Connecticut. less Andy George was nominated by his constituents to run for election to the Stamford Board of Education during the Democratic nominating convention at their headquarters on Friday, July 19, 2017 in Stamford, ... more Besty Allyn was nominated by her constituents to run for re-election to the Stamford Board of Education during the Democratic nominating convention at their headquarters on Friday, July 19, 2017 in Stamford, Connecticut.




Where was your first job in southwestern Connecticut?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:14:53 GMT

CommonSenseinBPT worked at the old Meat Barn deli on the corner of Brooklawn and Capitol in Bridgeport. "Back then, the most expensive item in our deli was the store recipe roast beef, 7.49/pound.




Municipalities Under Connecticut's New Cybersecurity Strategy

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:14:52 GMT

On July 10, 2017, Governor Dannel Malloy, along with Chief Information Officer Mark Raymond and Chief Cybersecurity Risk Officer Arthur House, released Connecticut's initial Cybersecurity Strategy. The goal of the Cybersecurity Strategy "is to strengthen the awareness and resilience of public and private entities to reduce the likelihood and severity of large cyber attacks."




Below, a blue jay takes a pause at Sleeping Giant State Park.

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:46:36 GMT

Views from the tower at Sleeping Giant State Park typically offer a view of the Long Island Sound and vistas of Connecticut. But on July 14, 2017, a dense fog obscured the view from the tower in Hamden, Conn.




Ridgefield Chamber launches young entrepreneur program

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:46:35 GMT

Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jennifer Zinzi speaks during a press conference on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Conn., announcing the Young Entrepreneurs Academy coming to greater Danbury. less Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jennifer Zinzi speaks during a press conference on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Conn., announcing the Young ... more Director of the Goldstone Family Foundation Kerri Glass speaks during a press conference on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Conn., announcing the Young Entrepreneurs Academy coming to greater Danbury.




The worst Connecticut workplace injuries

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:46:34 GMT

A Tarrywile Park Authority employee was fueling up a chainsaw in Danbury two years ago when he spilled gasoline on himself. A coworker who was smoking nearby caused his pants to catch on fire, sending him to the hospital with burns.




Pratt and Whitney Shows off Connecticut Craftsmanship in D.C.

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:22:16 GMT

Workers and leaders from Pratt and Whitney, one of the nation's largest engine manufacturers, showed off the company's top-selling engine during a visit to Washington D.C. on Wednesday. The Geared Turbofan Engine for commercial aircraft has been in service for a year, and after 200,000 flight hours, has proven to be remarkably popular in the competitive commercial aerospace sector.




Police arrest 2 teens in connection with Hartford shooting

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:38:12 GMT

Police have arrested two teenage boys in connection with the fatal shooting of a 63-year-old man in Connecticut. Police tell the Hartford Courant Jeff Worrell was just an innocent bystander caught in the crossfire when a group of teens opened fire during a dispute in Hartford Sunday.




Figure from Rowland-Era Treasury Scandal Seeks Return of His Law License

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:02:02 GMT

Charles Spadoni, a political insider convicted in the bribery scandal that rocked the state Treasurer's office during the administration of Gov. John Rowland, has asked to have his right to practice law in Connecticut reinstated.




Milford man arrested after allegedly piloting plane with marijuana inside

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 03:38:34 GMT

A Milford man is being accused of piloting a small plane to California and then bringing 400 kilograms of marijuana back to Connecticut. According to the U.S. Attorney, 59-year-old Donald Burns made a number of stops in the plane before returning to Sikorsky Airport .




Death of ESPN broadcaster's wife ruled an accident

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:04:35 GMT

Connecticut officials say the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman died from blunt trauma and drowning after her car hit another vehicle in May. The Hartford Courant reports that Dr. James Gill, the chief state medical examiner, has ruled 67-year-old Katherine Ann Berman's death an accident. Police say the Cheshire woman's vehicle struck the rear of a driver's SUV and both veered off the road in Woodbury.