MERIDEN — As Thursday evening wore on at the YMCA’s Mountain Mist Day Camp campgrounds, piles of sleeping bags grew steadily, while the smell of grilling food and the buzz of excitement filled the air. Campers, ranging from 6- to … more ...
NEW BRITAIN – A Meriden man on trial for murder broke down on the witness stand when asked about his uncle during testimony Thursday. Jonathan Gibbs, 27, was arrested last June and charged with murder in the killing of a … more ...
MERIDEN — The city Personnel Department has drafted two separate policies to prevent nepotism in all city departments. The City Council is reviewing the policies and could vote on them in an upcoming committee of the whole meeting. The council … more ...
SOUTHINGTON — The YMCA will host a dance party for middle school students tonight On Friday, July 25 , the YMCA will host a summer “Tw-YLight Zone” from 7 to 9:30 p.m., with a DJ dance party, basketball, swimming pool, … more ...
Southington church turns 100   Published Jul 24, 2014
SOUTHINGTON — Marilyn Folcik and her sister Arlene Strazzulla looked at a black and white photo pinned on a corkboard inside the Holy Trinity Polish National Catholic Church on Summer Street Thursday afternoon. Strazzulla leaned into the picture from 1957 … more ...
The owner of The Hawthorne restaurant, which closed last week, was the subject of federal asset seizure raids in 2012 that netted luxury cars, jewelry, pallets of tobacco and hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash. The restaurant is also … more ...
WALLINGFORD — Although the Planning and Zoning Commission is expected to discuss the application for a Dunkin’ Donuts to be built on East Center Street during its meeting next month, town officials said it’s premature to say if potential traffic … more ...
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 ...
WALLINGFORD — A New Haven woman claiming she continues to suffer physically and emotionally due to injuries sustained during a December 2012 accident while riding in the Wallingford Senior Center bus has filed a lawsuit seeking monetary damages from the … more ...
WALLINGFORD — Construction of a 14-unit condominium complex on Main Street in Yalesville is set to begin next week. The complex, which will have three separate buildings at 404 Main St., will be built and managed by Verna Properties. Foundations … more ...
If politics is the art of compromise, then Lyndon Johnson may have been the greatest artist of all time, because as president he was able to bring Republicans and Democrats together and paint a picture of a better society. His … more ...

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Admission and parking fees are being waived for two days throughout Connecticut’s state park system. On Saturday and Sunday, there will be no charge to visit any of the state’s 107 parks. The initiative, included in … more ...
STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 59-year-old grandmother has been charged with leaving a 3-year-old unattended in a car in Stratford. Police say they found the child asleep in a car seat outside a pool supply store at about 2:30 p.m. … more ...
Couple opens tavern in Southington   Published Jul 23, 2014
SOUTHINGTON – One night Jeff Vitti was sitting around a campfire, enjoying some beers with friends, when one of his buddies laughed so hard his chair fell over. Everyone started roaring with laughter, and someone cried out, “the tipping chair!” … more ...
WALLINGFORD — Nearly a month has passed since the start of the new fiscal year, yet the Wallingford Housing Authority hasn’t submitted a balanced 2014-15 budget. The WHA’s commission met for an hour Wednesday afternoon to discuss the budget, ultimately … more ...
Cheshire Town Council to meet tonight   Published Jul 24, 2014
CHESHIRE — The Town Council will meet tonight. Items on the agenda include a discussion about the fiscal year capital expenditure plan and the education budget. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Town Hall Room 207. View … more ...
WALLINGFORD — A small fire at a commercial building on North Plains Highway was quickly extinguished late Wednesday night. Battalion Chief Jim Duffy said the call came in about 11:33 p.m. for a fire at 168 N. Plains Highway. There … more ...
HARTFORD (AP) — Admission and parking fees are being waived for two days throughout Connecticut’s state park system. On Saturday and Sunday, there will be no charge to visit any of the state’s 107 parks. The initiative, included in Gov. … more ...
SOUTHINGTON — A Southington man was sentenced to seven years in prison in connection with a drunk driving accident that killed a 61-year-old local woman in December 2012. Brett Peterman, 31, of 71 Wilbur St., pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter … 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 ...
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