From newsletters to breaking news alerts, here’s how to get the most out of your Hartford Courant subscription

Thanks for being a subscriber. Did you know all the options you have for getting updates from the Hartford Courant?

In your inbox

Hartford Courant editors put together free newsletters on a variety of topics:


Five Things You Need To Know: Start your day with the stories everyone will be talking about.

News @ 3: Catch up on the day’s top headlines sent directly to your inbox weekdays at 3 p.m.


UConn Insider: Be the first to know all things UConn sports: Scores, highlights, game analysis, photos, video and more.

Weekender: Our picks for things to do and places to go this weekend.

Capitol Watch: Get exclusive coverage of decisions made by state and local government officials and how they impact you from the Courant’s political reporters.

Food & Drink: Keep up with news from the Connecticut food scene, delicious recipes, and restaurant and bar reviews.

Opinion: Perspective on the week’s biggest stories from the Courant’s Opinion page.

On your phone

Download our app (available here for iOS and here for Android) and allow notifications if you’d like to receive updates from us on your phone. With different settings for news, crime, sports, dining and events, you can customize which type of notifications you receive.

- Tap the gear icon in the upper left corner of the app

- Select “Edit Notifications”


- Choose which topics you’re interested in

We’ll let you know when there’s big breaking news happening, and also share our editors’ top picks so you see the best of what the Hartford Courant has to offer.

On social media

Connect with us on social media to get updates from the Hartford Courant on Twitter and Facebook. If you don’t want to miss a thing, here’s how to make sure you see the Hartford Courant’s posts first in your Facebook newsfeed:

- Navigate to the Hartford Courant’s Facebook page

- Click on “Following” at the top (you might have to first click on “...” if you’re on a mobile device

- Select “See First”


We share our photojournalists’ work on the @hartfordcourant Instagram account. You can find delicious photos from the Connecticut dining scene at @gotoctnow on Instagram. And for sports updates, check out @UConnInsider and @CTVarsity.


Our editors update throughout the day and night to make sure you can always find the news you need to be informed and entertained. Head to any time for the latest news from the worlds of politics, business, crime, sports, entertainment and more.

We also have an eNewspaper, which is a digital replica of the day’s print newspaper you can read on your computer, tablet or phone, and can be delivered to your inbox daily.

Listen to our podcasts

UConn Insider: Host Chris Brodeur takes you between the lines and on the beat with The Hartford Courant’s UConn sports insiders. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, SoundCloud and Spotify.

Setting up your account

If you’re a print subscriber, make sure you activate your digital access to take advantage of everything listed here. You can do that here.

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