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 2021-07-23 13:12 

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UConn men’s basketball guard Jalen Gaffney looking to make big improvement, seize his moment as a junior...

Jalen Gaffney, disappointed in his sophomore season, is working harder, bringing more confidence to the UConn men's backcourt....

 2021-07-23 13:11 

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North Branford police, prosecutors investigate “disturbing” racist Instagram video...

Two North Branford residents appear in an Instagram video that police describe as "disturbing, disgusting and abhorrent," and police say they are working with prosecutors to investigate it....

 2021-07-23 12:28 

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Local residents demand a response to rising car thefts at meeting in Glastonbury: ‘I’m scared to be alone in my house.’...

At a crowded and sometimes tense public forum Thursday night, area residents demanded a tougher response to rising car thefts and crimes committed by juveniles in suburban neighborhoods....

 2021-07-23 11:30 

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Man awaits extradition in Waterbury deadly shooting, police say; search is on for two other Springfield men...

A Springfield man is awaiting extradition to Waterbury after a deadly shooting in the city last weekend, police say....

 2021-07-23 10:19 

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Deadly motorcycle crash in Bristol under investigation...

A 36-year-old motorcyclist died after a crash in Bristol Wednesday, police say....

 2021-07-23 10:00 

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How will Connecticut schools spend $1 billion in coronavirus relief funds? Fixing buildings, hiring educators and expanding mental health support top the list....

With more than $1 billion federal coronavirus relief dollars going to Connecticut's K-12 schools, some districts finally have the funds to fix older buildings, hire more educators and expand mental health supports — as well as an opportunity to ...

 2021-07-23 10:00 

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Defunct La Trattoria in Canton to be replaced by pan-Asian restaurant...

The owner of the Fuji restaurant in Torrington plans to tear down the shuttered La Trattoria on Route 44 in Canton to make way for a new restaurant to be called the Brass Lantern....

 2021-07-23 10:00 

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Rising above her Olympic highs and lows helped FOX61 anchor Margaux Farrell forge a successful path after her swimming career...

Fox 61 anchor and Amity High graduate Margaux Farrell competed in the 2012 London Games in excruciating pain and sometimes laments that she didn't reach her full potential despite winning a bronze medal for France. But pushing through the pressure of ...

 2021-07-23 10:00 

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Connecticut bond commission to release more than $1 billion for school, transportation projects. Gov. Lamont says new borrowing will create jobs....

After being on a self-imposed "debt diet,'' the state bond commission is planning to release more than $1 billion Friday....

 2021-07-23 10:00 

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Polish National Home restaurant in Hartford reopens — entirely staffed by volunteers...

The restaurant at Hartford's Polish National Home has reopened and serves diners on weekends, staffed entirely by volunteers who are members of the Hartford PNH social club....

 2021-07-23 10:00 

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SHAG Festival, a 7-day celebration of community and arts, features Ariana Debose, Alex Newell, Sophie B. Hawkins, Pilobolus...

The Spring Hill Arts Gathering (SHAG) is a celebration of modern art, music, ideas and food. Building on the Five Senses Festival which happened on the same location in recent summers, SHAG happens for two weekends at Spring Hill Vineyards, in the New Pre...

 2021-07-23 09:49 

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Yankees reliever throws 4 wild pitches in 10th, Red Sox rally...

Kik Hernndez hit a two-run double that tied the game with two outs in the ninth inning, and Boston took advantage of a record four wild pitches by Kriske in the 10th to rally past New York 5-4 on Thursday....

 2021-07-23 00:20 

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Mix of sun and clouds Friday with low humidity and highs around 80...

High pressure along the New York and Pennsylvania border will bring a mixture of clouds and sunshine on Friday with high temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the lower 80s....

 2021-07-22 22:45 

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Thousands of employees at insurance giant Travelers in downtown Hartford returning to office in September but with option of working at home part of the week...

Travelers Cos., a major downtown Hartford employer, said Thursday that thousands of its employees will be returning to office beginning in mid-September, but they are being offered the option to work up to two days from home each week, as the property-cas...

 2021-07-22 22:07 

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New players, new identity, but same goal: U.S. women’s basketball eyes seventh straight Olympic gold...

Two weeks of preparation. Playing in the midst of a global pandemic. Incorporating six newcomers into the fold and a new style of play. But none of that can shake USA Basketball. The goal-medal standard set in 1996 and holding steadfast ever since remains...

 2021-07-22 21:22 

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Andre Jackson, Adama Sanogo and Richie Springs adjusting to changing roles with the UConn men’s basketball team...

As UConn men look ahead to next season, Andre Jackson is trying to step into a leadership role, Adama Sanogo looks to be a more consistent shooter and Richie Springs hopes to make an impact on what figures to be a winning team....

 2021-07-22 20:49 

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Are COVID-19 cases spiking in your town? A look at positivity and case rates across Connecticut...

Look up the positivity for COVID-19 and case rate for your municipality...

 2021-07-22 20:48 

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Federal court: The state’s regulation of non-profit fundraising solicitations violates free speech protections...

A federal court has ruled that state laws closely regulating paid, nonprofit fundraising probably violate free speech guarantees and prohibited their enforcement, at least temporarily, against a conservative educational group in a decision critical of sta...

 2021-07-22 20:19 

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Connecticut officials encourage families to take advantage of summer enrichment programs aimed at making up for missed classroom time...

Kindergarten enrollment rates greatly declined across the state last year due to the pandemic. In response, government and public education officials arranged 36, free-of-cost, early childhood enrichment programs throughout Connecticut this summer to make...

 2021-07-22 20:07 

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Stamford health data firm Sema4 to cash in on Wall Street’s exploding capital markets and go public...

Eric Schadt, the founder of Sema4, a Stamford health data research business, said the company is set to become publicly traded Friday, reaching a goal announced in February....

 2021-07-22 20:02 

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Gov. Lamont appoints first members of Social Equity Council to oversee the sale of marijuana in Connecticut...

Gov. Ned Lamont on Thursday appointed a small-business owner, a former manufacturing executive and three state agency commissioners to a Social Equity Council that will oversee the newly legalized sale of marijuana in Connecticut....

 2021-07-22 19:56 

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Former Connecticut marshal charged with larceny, ethics violation for keeping more than $12K collected for court-related business, prosecutors say...

A former Sheriff and Connecticut State Marshal is facing larceny charges after allegedly collecting over $12,000 for personal gain, the Office of the Chief State's Attorney said Thursday....

 2021-07-22 18:42 

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Man shot in Hartford late Wednesday, police say...

Police say they are investigating a late-night shooting in Hartford Wednesday....

 2021-07-22 18:32 

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Hartford man accused in Super 8 killing last year freed after judge dismisses felony murder charge; new charges expected...

One of the young men implicated in the case of a Hartford man murdered during a dispute over a pair of stolen designer sunglasses early last year was released from custody Thursday after a judge found an unusual technicality that unraveled prosecutors'...

 2021-07-22 18:31 

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Mark Twain House, Mystic Aquarium, Playhouse on Park get federal grants...

Two dozen more Connecticut-based arts venues (or production companies, or promoters or other arts-themed businesses) received Shuttered Venue Operator Grants this week. This is the fourth round of grants announced in the past month. The program is part of...

 2021-07-22 18:27 

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Daily coronavirus updates: Delta variant now makes up 80% of Connecticut’s COVID-19 cases, public health commissioner says...

Experts say vaccinated people may face higher risk of COVID-19 infection due to the Delta variant but that they are unlikely to experience severe illness....

 2021-07-22 18:10 

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Funeral services scheduled for teen boys who drowned in Farmington River...

Funeral services have been set for two teenagers whose bodies were found Monday after a dayslong search of the Farmington River. Anthony Nagore, 17, and Lucas Brewer, 15, had gone for a swim July 15 at a popular spot in Avon but frequent storms had swolle...

 2021-07-22 17:41 

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Memorial for Sandy Hook massacre victims nears construction...

After nearly eight years of discussion and planning, a memorial to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting is nearing construction with the goal of offering a peaceful place for reflection....

 2021-07-22 17:41 

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Groton sub base dials back reopening amid rising state infections...

The Navy's submarine base in Connecticut is reinstituting stricter COVID-19 protocols amid rising infection rates in the state....

 2021-07-22 16:20 

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Hartford Athletic head coach Harry Watling, assistant Jon Stead test positive for COVID-19...

The Hartford Athletic announced that head coach Harry Watling and assistant coach Jon Stead tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from a road trip and will not coach Saturday's home game against Miami FC....

 2021-07-22 15:46 

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Former member of Connecticut contracting board pays $2,500 penalty for representing firm seeking to sell PPE to the state...

A former member of the State Contracting Standards Board has paid a $2,500 penalty after investigators determined he tried to use his position to get state officials to purchase personal protective equipment during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic ...

 2021-07-22 14:31 

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Connecticut health care workers given until Friday to get fingerprinted...

The schedule for state-mandated fingerprinting has been expanded to Friday to accommodate roughly 630 health care workers at long-term care facilities and other entities hired during the pandemic who still need to be fingerprinted for required criminal hi...

 2021-07-22 13:08 

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How Southington’s Jackson Rusiecki landed a UNC baseball commitment with a leap of faith and a little help from his football coach...

The rising senior at Southington had zero college offers and just one season of varsity baseball experience. But his work ethic — and a strong recommendation by his defensive line coach — helped land him a last-minute UNC camp invitation and a...

 2021-07-22 12:34 

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Manchester school buses disabled by catalytic converter thieves – again....

DATTCO employees were unable to drive some school buses Wednesday morning because of stolen catalytic converters, the second such theft this year....

 2021-07-22 10:00 

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After pandemic-forced break, New Britain looks to target blighted properties...

Several New Britain administrations have tried to crack down on owners who let their properties get so severely rundown that they qualify as blighted, but scores of them still exist -and now the city is looking for new strategies to get the owners to clea...

 2021-07-22 02:31 

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Baysox pound Yard Goats, 20-7...

The Bowie Baysox pounded out 20 hits, including six home runs, and defeated the Hartford Yard Goats 20-7 in an Eastern League Northeast Division game on Wednesday night....

 2021-07-21 23:34 

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Hartford police investigating shots fired from a car in broad daylight in Frog Hollow...

Gunshots rang out in broad daylight in a busy area of Frog Hollow on Wednesday, about a block away from the Hartford Juvenile Detention Center, according to police....

 2021-07-21 23:33 

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Sunny and more comfortable...

High pressure will bring partly to mostly sunny skies and comfortable humidity levels on Thursday with high temperatures mainly in the upper 70s and lower 80s....

 2021-07-21 23:07 

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Dom Amore: Akok Akok, back at full strength, looks to make up for lost time and be a force with UConn men...

It has been 18 months since Akok Akok ruptured his Achilles at the XL Center. Now full strength, and more physically imposing than ever. "The game of basketball has been taken away from me for a year," he says.. "I'm coming to take what...

 2021-07-21 21:42 

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Informational website for medical marijuana users closes after Connecticut regulators ban cannabis street names. ‘Fruity pebbles’ and ‘wedding cake’ deemed inappropriate....

Medical marijuana website shuts after Connecticut regulators ban use of cannabis street names....

 2021-07-21 21:06 

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Hartford woman sentenced for stealing $100K in luxury goods during grab and go thefts at high end retailers across the northeast...

Paige James, 28, was charged with seven others from in and around Hartford with interstate theft for bolting out of high end retailers from New York to New Hampshire with arm loads of designer items and racing away from store security and police in rented...

 2021-07-21 21:03 

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Three Hamden juveniles charged in connection to elementary school car theft Tuesday...

Three Hamden teens were charged with first-degree larceny and interfering with a police officer after reportedly stealing a motor vehicle Tuesday....

 2021-07-21 20:49 

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Suburban lawmakers face renewed calls to address car thefts in Connecticut. Car stolen in West Hartford had 2-year-old child inside....

Lawmakers in West Hartford and other suburbs are facing fresh calls to address a spike in car thefts the day after a16-year-old allegedly stole a vehicle that had a 2-year-old child inside....

 2021-07-21 20:48 

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South Windsor police officer Benjamin Lovett remembered as an ‘awesome’ man and a ‘great, great cop’...

Dozens of family, friends and brothers in blue gathered for the funeral service of South Windsor Officer Benjamin Lovett on Wednesday at the town's high school....

 2021-07-21 20:40 

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Hospitals say vast majority of COVID-19 patients are unvaccinated, but statewide numbers are still unavailable...

As Connecticut's COVID-19 numbers begin to tick upward again, hospital officials say the overwhelming majority of patients they treat for COVID-19 are unvaccinated....

 2021-07-21 20:31 

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Daily coronavirus update: Positivity rate drops below 2%, hospitalizations increase by 4...

After Connecticut saw its highest COVID-19 positivity rate since early May, its dropped slightly below 2% Wednesday as hospitalizations continue to increase....

 2021-07-21 20:27 

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West Hartford police arrest two men in connection to series of robberies around Hartford County...

Two men were arrested Wednesday in connection to a string of at least 12 robberies and thefts around Hartford County....

 2021-07-21 20:25 

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UConn Foundation CEO Scott Roberts is resigning after two years to take a job at Oklahoma State University...

After helping the UConn Foundation break its annual fundraising record, even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Scott Roberts, the CEO and president of the UConn Foundation, will be leaving his position in August....

 2021-07-21 20:18 

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News in Education: Sky Above Earth...

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 2021-07-21 18:41 

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Waterbury police investigating car fire that left one dead Wednesday morning...

One person was found dead inside a vehicle that was on fire Wednesday morning....

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