- Joining Rocky Hill, East Hartford and other communities that are trying to make better use of waterfront land, Middletown is working to revitalize 220 acres along the Connecticut River as stores, apartments, an entertainment district and restaurants.
- Police in Middletown and other Connecticut towns are increasing their watch over local schools in the wake of a mass shooting at a Texas elementary school where 19 students and two teachers were killed Tuesday.
Middletown schools investigation concludes some allegations against superintendent ‘more likely than not’ trueAfter an investigative report found some allegations against Superintendent Michael Conner to likely be true, Middletown schools are looking for a new leader.
- Brush fires that swept through woods and open land in Middletown Tuesday and Wednesday have been brought under control, a spokesman for the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said.
- About 100 firefighters have been battling wind-driven brush fires that consumed almost 300 acres of woods and open land in Middletown Tuesday and Wednesday.
- After two years of pandemic-fueled changes, graduation ceremonies will look a bit more normal at Connecticut universities this month: UConn returns to the Gampel Pavilion and the Jorgensen Center, Yale students get to invite guests again, and Wesleyan holds its first full-scale commencement and reunion weekend since 2019.
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ASAP: 30 adorable Lab puppies need Connecticut volunteers to start them on their journey to be service dogsNEADS, which raises service dogs for people with physical, neurological and psychological disabilities, needs volunteers in Connecticut who will raise puppies full-time.
- SWAN Day CT, a celebration of women in the arts, is marking its 15th year with a celebration on April 23 at Free Center in Middletown
Berlin’s new Truck Bar a retro-themed blend of truck and gas station memorabilia, with live music, games, pizza and beerThe bar at the new Truck Bar in Berlin looks a bit like an old-time Sinclair station, the backdrop for the stage is pair of rusty trucks, and rows of cornhole boards surround enough empty floor space for a small dining room.
Connecticut set to distribute $150 million in state aid to towns. Here’s a look at what projects are being fundedThe state is poised to approve more than $150 million for dozens of Connecticut communities, helping Bloomfield to build a new library, Hartford to improve Pope Park and West Hartford to replace high school tennis courts.
As lawsuit against Hartford’s archbishop advances, rift widens over $15 million scholarship endowmentA dispute in the Hartford archdiocese that led to a lawsuit intensified this month, with the chief plaintiff accusing Archbishop Leonard Blair of "a sinister move" and asking the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for help.
- Middletown police arrested a man after a video showed him abusing a 14-week-old puppy, police said Thursday.
- Kat Owens, a plastic-pollution researcher and professor at the University of Hartford, uses unrecyclable plastic to create life-size portraits of animals harmed by plastic debris.
Baristas challenged to create the best latte art at second Golden Bean contest, this year hosted at Dom’s CoffeeThe Golden Bean, a contest for the best latte art, be held at Dom’s Coffee in Avon on Feb. 23.
- Middletown police recently launched a crisis intervention team, part of a statewide effort to calm volatile scenes and shepherd mentally ill, substance-addicted and homeless people to the help they need.
‘The grief never goes away:’ Families, friends, rescuers mark 12th anniversary of fatal Kleen Energy plant blast in MiddletownConnecticut Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz joined friends, families and rescuers in Middletown on Sunday to celebrate the lives of the six workers who died in the Kleen Energy explosion in 12 years ago.
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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.