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New State Municipal Accountability Board Takes Shape

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 03:49:26 GMT

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is making appointments to a new state board that will work with financially struggling Connecticut cities and towns. The 11-member Municipal Accountability Board was established in the new, two-year bipartisan state budget the Democratic governor signed on Oct. 31. Malloy is required to appoint five of the members.




50 things to do this Thanksgiving weekend in Connecticut,...

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 23:25:15 GMT

The seventh annual Run Santa Run 5K Race will take place Saturday at Harrybrooke Park in New Milford. Find out more .




Going Places: Pierce Fulton heads home to Fairfield

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 21:07:51 GMT

Pierce Fulton was born in Fairfield and went to elementary school in the town, before moving to Vermont while in the sixth grade. It was in Connecticut where the multi-instrumentalist discovered a love of music, spurred on by his parents and their record collection.




Connecticut shellfish industry sees sales jump

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:49:27 GMT

Some of the state's $30 million shellfish harvest is lifted onto the docks and into the processing facility at Norm Bloom & Son Oysters in Norwalk on Nov. 15, 2017. Connecticut shellfish is seeing a boom in recent years, with direct sales jumping nearly 100 percent from 2007 to 2015, according to a report out of the University of Connecticut.




Immigrant allowed to return home after living in church

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 04:05:37 GMT

A native of Ecuador living in Connecticut who took sanctuary inside a New Haven church last summer to avoid deportation can go home to his family. An attorney for Marco Reyes Alvarez said Wednesday the Department of Homeland Security has agreed not to arrest, detain or deport Alvarez while his appeals paperwork is being processed.




First misuse of medical marijuana heading to court

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 23:53:38 GMT

The former owner of an Eatern Connecticut medical-marijuana grow facility faces charges of taking marijuana from a curing room, similar to this photo, and dispensing it illegally to another employee. The former owner of an Eatern Connecticut medical-marijuana grow facility faces charges of taking marijuana from a curing room, similar to this photo, and dispensing it illegally to another employee.




First misuse of medical marijuana heading to court

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 23:53:37 GMT

The former owner of an Eatern Connecticut medical-marijuana grow facility faces charges of taking marijuana from a curing room, similar to this photo, and dispensing it illegally to another employee. The former owner of an Eatern Connecticut medical-marijuana grow facility faces charges of taking marijuana from a curing room, similar to this photo, and dispensing it illegally to another employee.




State agencies urged to use Connecticut airports for travel

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:17:44 GMT

Connecticut state agency heads are being told to make sure their employees use Bradley International Airport and the state's other public airports for any air travel while on official state business Department of Administrative Services Commissioner Melody Currey recently informed top state officials that Democratic Gov. Dannel P Malloy and the state's Office of Policy and Management are directing that state-based public airports be used, provided they're more cost-effective. Currey says it's critical for state government to support Connecticut's airports and their services "to the greatest extent possible" to ensure Aer Lingus service and all other nonstop routes at Bradley are successful.




How I Got Here: Kansas newlyweds settle in Glenbrook neighborhood

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:17:43 GMT

Ron and Tiffany S.W. Hamilton, a couple that recently relocated from the mid-west, talk about settling and making their home in Stamford, Connecticut on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2017. The couple talks about family life during an interview at the Ferguson Library.




As the Page Turns / Author draws from Darien roots

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:53:44 GMT

This is probably why the first story I wrote for the one fiction writing class I took in college took place in Allston, a neighborhood of Boston also known as "Rat City." Many of my friends had their first apartments there and, at the time, I thought there was simply nothing cooler than taking a 40-minute subway ride out there for a party in someone's living room that was inevitably decorated with secondhand furniture and Christmas lights.




A Billion Reasons To Invest in Connecticut's Downtowns and Main Streets

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:53:43 GMT

Connecticut stands ready to enter a new era of economic development as the key components of market demand, transit oriented development, and a burgeoning tax increment financing mechanism swirl together in a heady mix of market potential. At the center stands Connecticut's downtowns and main streets, perfectly poised to offer the next golden era of Connecticut's economy.




Police In Connecticut Crack Down On Seat Belt Violations This Thanksgiving

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:53:42 GMT

The Connecticut Department of Transportation announced the start of the Click It or Ticket mobilization campaign on Tuesday that aims to remind motorists and passengers to wear a seat belt every time they enter a vehicle. The Connecticut Department of Transportation has teamed up with state and local police and the United States Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to deploy the mobilization in time for the upcoming holiday season.




Conn. woman charged in crash that killed couple in classic car

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:40:40 GMT

A Connecticut woman who police say was distracted by a GPS device faces vehicular homicide charges in connection with a crash in Massachusetts that killed a couple enjoying a Sunday drive in their classic car. The Berkshire Eagle reports that 24-year-old Chelsea Lundeberg, of Ellington, Connecticut, pleaded not guilty this week to charges stemming from the September 24 crash in Lenox that took the lives of 60-year-old James Kelly and 69-year-old Patricia Kelly.




Hartford Stage Given Elaborate 'Christmas Carol' Window Display

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:07:00 GMT

A 1939 Dickensian diorama at Hartford Stage, an "Elf on the Shelf" for adults at Playhouse on Park and more theater news from Connecticut, the North Pole and elsewhere. More Stage Notes here .




US: Indian-origin man arrested after one-month-old son found dead inside car

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:48:13 GMT

A 34-year-old Indian-origin man has been charged in the United States with risk of injury to a child and evidence tampering for allegedly failing to seek medical care for his one-month-old son after realising that the infant was unresponsive and could be dead. Divya Patel of Rocky Hill in Connecticut was arrested after police discovered his one-month-old child dead in the backseat of his car on Sunday.




Michael Preston stars as Ebenezer Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol" at Hartford Stage.

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:41:02 GMT

There's a new Ebenezer Scrooge in town at Hartford Stage. Taking on the principal role in the annual presentation of "A Christmas Carol" is actor Michael Preston.




Here's where police will be over holiday weekend

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:06:46 GMT

Connecticut State Police roving DUI patrols and spot checks will run from approximately 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. during the long 2017 Thanksgiving weekend. Connecticut State Police roving DUI patrols and spot checks will run from approximately 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. during the long 2017 Thanksgiving weekend.