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MERIDEN — In a major victory for members of the Republican and We the People parties, a Superior Court judge Thursday overturned four City Council appointments, as well as the Democrats’ pick for corporation counsel. Judge Jack W. Fischer ruled … more ...
MERIDEN — The Conn­ecticut Judicial Branch is planning a $25 million juvenile courthouse on the state-owned Undercliff campus off Chamberlain Highway, the former site of a tuberculosis sanatorium. Plans for the juvenile court call for a 55,000 square-foot building where … more ...
MERIDEN — Upon hearing her name called as Little Miss Daffodil, 5-year-old Alexandra Gaj seemed stunned. She likely was. Gaj’s great-aunt, Joann Tiezzi, with tears in her eyes, said that Alexandra was a little apprehensive about the whole affair Wednesday. … more ...
SOUTHINGTON — Board of Education members aren’t saying much about the search for a new school superintendent. Applications were accepted until the end of March and interviews started this month, said Brian Goralski, the school board chairman. The goal is … more ...
MERIDEN — It’s not difficult in the weeks leading up to the 36th annual Daffodil Festival to find signs plastered with the festival’s signature statistic: “600,001 daffodils can’t be wrong,” but there are also plenty of other numbers that can … more ...
SOUTHINGTON — In less than two months, the kitchens at DePaolo and Kennedy middle schools will be under construction. School officials are trying to make the transition as smooth as possible for both students and cafeteria staff. Breakfast and lunch … more ...
Council OKs Simpson Court parking plan   Published Apr 23, 2014
WALLINGFORD — The Town Council approved a resolution Tuesday allowing the mayor to apply for a $500,000 state grant that would be used to reconstruct the rear Simpson Court parking area. Councilors voted 7-1 to approve the resolution, with Craig … more ...
MERIDEN — Following an emotional hearing, a city man was sentenced to 12 years in prison Monday for a DUI crash that killed two children and seriously injured three others last November. Israel Gonzalez, 28, of 108 Ann St. pleaded … more ...

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MERIDEN — There was no argument about appointments to boards and commissions at Monday night’s City Council meeting. Instead, the council unanimously rejected two of the three recommendations made by Mayor Manny Santos, in anticipation of striking a deal. Some … more ...
WALLINGFORD — The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the U.S. Forest Service are planning a controlled burn at Wharton Brook State Park this spring to conserve a protected pine tree species struggling to survive. The pitch pine, … more ...
BOSTON (AP) — With security tight along the 26.2-mile course, nearly 36,000 runners set out from the Boston Marathon starting line Monday in a “Boston Strong” show of resilience a year after the bombing that turned the race into a … more ...
MERIDEN — A local man who started making and repairing guitars 24 years ago as a hobby is about to start a full-time job as a guitar technician. Edwin Rios has been working in a converted room in his home … more ...
School architect’s rocky road   Published Apr 20, 2014
If it had been the first issue during the Maloney High School renovation project, Meriden officials say they might have been able to get over a $400,000 slip-up made by the architectural firm Fletcher Thompson. But they say the error … more ...
Mentally, Kenneth Ireland didn’t age during his 21 years in prison. In 1989, he was convicted of the 1986 rape and murder of Barbara Pelkey in Wallingford. DNA evidence exonerated Ireland and he was released in 2009. Imprisoned at 18 … more ...
WALLINGFORD — Charlotte Rose Zuppardi was born April 14 at 6:50 p.m., weighing 6 pounds and 15 ounces and was 20.25 inches long. Tony Zuppardi stood in the living room of his home Thursday, smiling as he looked down at … more ...
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