SOUTHINGTON — A hundred kids from YMCA Camp Sloper learned about healthy living and how to do the ‘Cha Cha Slide’ with the man who created it Wednesday morning. DJ Casper stopped by the camp on his Connecticut anti-obesity tour … more ...
HAMDEN — When you hear Norah Jones is stopping in Connecticut to play two shows with her all-female trio, Puss N Boots, you would think she’d be the star. But the Grammy award winning singer songwriter equally shared the stage … more ...
MERIDEN — Mayor Manny Santos will participate in a planned conference call Friday with other Connecticut mayors about the rising national issue of Central American child migration, though Santos said Wednesday he’s not in favor of housing the child migrants … more ...
WALLINGFORD —A newly built 10,000-square-foot office building on the corner of Beaumont Road and North Main Street Extension has yet to attract the ideal tenant, said Liz Verna, part owner of Verna Properties. The building was developed by GEM Property … more ...
MERIDEN — Monarch butterflies are hard to find during summer and are becoming more rare at a local butterfly and bee habitat, despite efforts to boost the population. The Quinnipiac River Watershed Association’s Butterfly and Bee Habitat opened in 2010. … more ...
SOUTHINGTON — The Italian-American festival this weekend includes a variety of food vendors, musicians from all over the Northeast and an Italian Mass and procession. About 10,000 people are expected to attend the three-day event. A portion of downtown Center … more ...
MERIDEN — City staff is taking inventory of properties owned by the city and will be developing a plan to privatize many . Economic Development Director Juliet Burdelski estimates the city owns close to 200 properties. Some were acquired through … more ...
MERIDEN — The city’s water tank on Johnson Avenue could soon be generating more income. Two wireless communications companies are proposing constructing cell towers on the water tank in an effort to improve cellphone signals throughout the area. Both Cellco … more ...
MERIDEN — City Councilor Kevin Scarpati will no longer have to worry about whether members of his own party want him in their caucus. Scarpati, once seen as a rising star among local Republicans, has left the party and registered … more ...
WALLINGFORD — A recent bid request could indicate a desire on the town’s behalf to replace some downtown trees with a species other than the Callery pear. The town recently removed 28 Callery pear trees on Quinnipiac Street and replaced … more ...
WALLINGFORD — For Claire Hendershot and the other lifeguards, it was another busy day at Community Pool Sunday as dozens of families gathered to enjoy the warm weather and sun. Children were swimming, smiling and laughing as they splashed one … more ...

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MERIDEN — Members of the community were shocked to learn that a man wanted for murdering a local convenience store owner was a violent felon released before the end of his sentence. As similar instances of felons released early and … more ...
SOUTHINGTON — With other players chasing, Craig Sanderson sprinted down the field at Recreation Park Sunday morning. With his head tilted toward the sky and eyes focused on a white Frisbee, Sanderson jumped, reached up, and caught the disc, colliding … more ...
‘Carnage’ at park a mystery   Published Jul 20, 2014
MERIDEN — City resident Peter Polack has made hundreds of trips to Hubbard Park, hiking, cleaning up garbage and clearing trails of fallen trees. A recent trip, however, brought something Polack had never seen before. A walk on Park Drive … more ...
After four months traveling through Latin America, culminating in a visit to Brazil for the World Cup, Lyman Hall High School alumnus Peter Karl returned to the United States last week. Karl and three friends from Emerson College set out … more ...
MERIDEN — Members of the city’s fire and police departments took on each other on the softball field Saturday for the second time to raise money for the 11th annual Back to School Expo. The evening game at Nessing Field … more ...
MERIDEN – Jason Blazejowski held his five-year-old son like rocket ship, spinning him around shouting “One ... Two ... Three ... Blastoff!” It’s one of the methods he uses to get Jason Jr. to stop crying and distract him from … more ...
MERIDEN — Imagining a redeveloped Hub site in downtown has become easier after the city worked with an engineering firm to develop a three-dimensional tour of the project. Although the work has been underway for a few months, City Manager … more ...
SOUTHINGTON — Through petitions and letter campaigns, residents are trying to keep Hartford Healthcare from closing the inpatient unit at the Bradley campus of the Hospital of Central Connecticut. Hartford Healthcare plans to close the unit, citing declining use. The … more ...
WALLINGFORD — A Naugatuck man who owns four Dunkin’ Donuts in town and hopes to open a fifth location on the east side has a history of trying to add new locations and dealing with traffic concerns. Manuel Rocha of … more ...
WALLINGFORD — With the construction of a 139-room Hilton Garden Inn on Route 68 still not underway, some councilors have questioned the status of the project. Town Councilor Bob Parisi said residents have asked him about the half-built hotel that … more ...
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