- The 30th annual Sunken Garden Poetry Festival will be Aug. 28 to Oct. 7 at Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington.
- Ball in the House, Jester Jim to perform at Farmington Summer Concert Series
- A local family formed their own cricket instructional academy – Premier Cricket Academy - during the pandemic and is looking for a permanent home for it.
- Claiming that Farmington wetlands officials were biased in favor of the developer, a homeowner filed suit Friday to block Carrier Group LLC's plans to build houses on land near the Bristol line.
Stem cell treatment offers hope — and high costs — for retired Farmington teacher with aggressive forms of cancerThe family of John Berry, a former teacher at Irving A. Robbins Middle School, is pulling together to help him get the expensive medical care he needs as he battles non-Hodgkin lymphoma and gamma-delta T-cell lymphoma, a rare, aggressive form of cancer that led to a stem cell transplant.
- Farmington homeowners near the Bristol border are organizing to block a 25-home subdivision planned along Morea Road, and have begun a GoFundMe campaign to raise money. The tract is along Swamp Scott Brook and contains extensive wetlands.
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ConnecticutA developer is proposing 30 apartments in two three-story buildings that he plans to construct on a wooded lot a little east of where Route 44 and Route 202 merge in Canton.
- Luke Roux was just two miles away from home and two months away from starting his adult life at the University of Connecticut when another vehicle collided with his on a summer night in Farmington, cutting his young life short. Roux will be remembered by family and friends at services on Thursday and Friday.
- Puente Pub is a new Latin-inspired restaurant in the Unionville section of Farmington.
- Farmington graduates urged to pursue what matter to them
- LGBTQ activists and allies hung pride flags in Farmington Wednesday to spread a message of pride and visibility in a community where they say they often feel neglected.
- Farmington has appointed a 23-year department veteran as the town’s new chief of police. Captain Colin Ryan will replace the current Chief Paul Melanson, who, after 13 years in the position, is leaving to lead Avon’s department.
In mixed ruling, judge faults approval of large Farmington apartment project — but dismisses claims of unfairness or biasThe proposal for a massive apartment complex near UConn Health in Farmington has suffered a setback in court, but theoretically could be back on track as early as late this week.
- More than a dozen members of the Farmington High School Gender Sexuality Alliance Club walked out of school Monday morning in protest of having their requests denied to raise a Pride flag on the flagpole in the school courtyard.
Odyssey of the Amistad and enslaved Africans’ trail to freedom gets new retelling through eyes of people who share their heritageThe Farmington Historical Society is launching its new program, “The Odyssey of The Amistad: A Trail to Freedom,” a unique, live presentation looking back at Farmington’s connection to the Amistad and the Mende people of modern-day Sierra Leone.
‘We have families too’: After second roadside death in three years, tow truck drivers call on Connecticut motorists to respect the ‘Move Over’ lawJust before a massive funeral procession of tow truck drivers Wednesday, veteran driver Joe Weeks of Bristol made a plea to the public: “When you see yellow lights, slow down and move over. We have families too.”
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- The UConn women’s basketball team has finalized its nonconference schedule for 2022-23 season. The Huskies will play Tennessee Volunteers in Knoxville on Jan. 26, the programs announced.
- Arriving units attempted to stop the Passport, but the operator continued on the highway into Farmington, then exited and re-entered to head east, police said.
- After losing House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz’s district after he retired in 2020, Berlin and Southington Democrats are looking to a well-known former town manager to get them back in power in November.
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- The CDC relaxed its COVID-19 guidelines, dropping the recommendation that Americans quarantine themselves if they come into close contact with an infected person.
- We know bears come for the food and not our company and the problem seems to be growing as more Connecticut residents report issues with the large, clawed animals. Earlier this summer, a bear that broke into multiple homes in Canton was euthanized by DEEP.
East Windsor’s Dari Delite to close after 66 years: ‘You will forever be etched in our hearts’Dari Delite, the East Windsor ice cream shop that has delighted residents of the town for 66 years, announced that the store would close for good at the end of the season.
- Hartford Public Schools welcomed teachers from Puerto Rico Wednesday as part of the district’s effort to fill vacancies and enhance cultural enrichment through Hartford’s new Paso a Paso Puerto Rico Recruitment Program.
- West Hartford's GastroPark, which has been serving breakfasts and lunches for two years, now is doing weekend brunch.