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Annual Possum Queen Contest returns to Litchfield Inn for bribes, fun

LITCHFIELD — The countdown has started for the 29th annual Possum Queen Festivities at the Litchfield Inn on New Year’s Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1. Come join a merry group of revelers who donate money (also known as bribes) to raise funds for local families who need help with medical expenses. Doors open

COUNTYTIMES.COM - 2018-12-17 20:09:31

Over 1,000 gallons of heating oil spilled in Torrington

TORRINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) - Crews in Torrington responded to a large heating oil spill at a commercial building Tuesday morning. Firefighters were dispatched to 855 University Drive at around 8:30. When crews arrived, they found a large oil spill coming from the boiler room of the building.

WTNH.COM - 2018-12-18 20:53:00

Litchfield voters to decide on old courthouse, Bantam Annex uses Wednesday

LITCHFIELD — Town residents will vote Wednesday on the future use of two important pieces of property: the vintage courthouse on West Street and the old Bantam School in Bantam.

COUNTYTIMES.COM - 2018-12-18 05:00:00

More Big Storms, Changes In Connecticut's Weather Forecast

The Monday morning commute may be a slick one in Southern Connecticut and possibly a slippery one in Northern Connecticut. Heavy rain will taper off by dawn Monday in Southern Connecticut, while rain will mix with snow in Northern Connecticut and could cause some slippery travel conditions very earl

PATCH - 2018-12-17 00:29:00

UConn approves sale of former Torrington campus for arts education center

The vacant UConn campus in Torrington will be converted into an arts and education hub under a plan unanimously approved this week by university trustees. Five Points Center for the Visual Arts, which operates two galleries in downtown Torrington, would pay $275,000 for three buildings, constructed

HARTFORD COURANT - 2018-12-18 22:29:52

Litchfield County towns seek more support from state

GOSHEN — The requests for support are similar, but the needs appear more urgent this year for municipalities in Litchfield County, which depend largely on state funds to support infrastructure projects.

COUNTYTIMES.COM - 2018-12-17 20:26:32

Litchfield wouldn’t benefit from move of its Town Hall

At the very first meeting I attended about the current proposal for a new Litchfield Town Hall, I heard First Selectman Leo Paul Jr. tell the audience, “I can sell ice cubes to Eskimos.” I prefer the adage that when value exceeds cost by $1, you’ve made a sale. According to a 2012 New Haven […]


Police searching for missing 79-year-old man in Burlington

BURLINGTON, CT (WFSB) -- State police are searching for a 79-year-old man who went missing in the Burlington area on Tuesday morning. Police said they are looking for Eugene Wilchusky, who walked away from his home on Wood Creek Road in Burlington.

EYEWITNESS NEWS - 2018-12-18 19:23:00

Litchfield voters to decide on town hall tomorrow

LITCHFIELD Twelve years of discussion and debate on potential options for a new town hall will culminate with a referendum Wednesday on a plan to spend up to $7.6 million turning the former Litchfield County courthouse into a town hall. Voters will also consider a proposal to transfer the former Ban


Police: Waterbury man draws gun on family of crash victim

WATERBURY – A man pulled a gun on the family of a woman he fatally struck with his Acura on Lakewood Road Sunday night, police said. At about 10:15 p.m., 33-year-old Charles Council, of Waterbury, called police saying he struck a pedestrian near 628 Lakewood Road, according to a police report.


Investigation underway after death of 40-year-old man in Southington

SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) - Police are investigating the untimely death of a 40-year-old man in Southington. Police say that officers responded to a medical incident at the Homewood Suites, at 1096 West Street, when they found an unresponsive man later identified as Sean Lawlor.

WTNH.COM - 2018-12-17 16:28:00

Best Red Dead Redemption 2 weapons - the most powerful guns to ensure cowboy carnage

There are close to 60 weapons in Arthur Morgan’s sweeping Wild West sandbox of Red Dead Redemption 2, and we’re here to give you the lowdown on the cream of the shooty crop. Below, we cover the best pistols, rifles, shotguns, and snipers you can buy to ensure outlaw-assassinating success. We’ll also

GAMESRADAR.COM - 2018-12-18 11:32:22

Jo Ann Jaacks: It’s a matter of faith

Sometimes people who ask for help from the church are not what they seem. That’s a sad reality and I know it happens. Our priest received a message while driving out-of-state: a man had called with a desperate need for formula and diapers before the Litchfield Stop & Shop closed. Since I’m in charge

COUNTYTIMES.COM - 2018-12-17 20:08:48

Identity sought of soldier in photo found in Torrington

TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) - The dark eyes of a young soldier with a faint smile stared back from the sidewalk, where his photo had been left leaning against a trash can in the rain last year in front of 28 Field St.

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-12-17 07:00:00

Teen charged in stabbing: Recent EHS grad faces attempted murder, assault charges

ENFIELD — A recent graduate of Enfield High School is facing attempted murder and assault charges after repeatedly stabbing another man at a home on Robbin Road Saturday afternoon, leaving that man in critical condition, police said.

JOURNAL INQUIRER - 2018-12-17 16:28:00

UConn trustees approve offer to sell former Torrington campus to non-profit

TORRINGTON — The University of Connecticut board of trustees voted Monday on an offer to sell its former Torrington campus to Five Points Gallery. The downtown Torrington gallery is looking to purchase the 90-acre campus for $375,000 to develop an arts education campus for established and emerging a


Identity sought of soldier in mystery photo

TORRINGTON – The dark eyes of a young soldier with a faint smile stared back from the sidewalk, where his photo had been left leaning against a trash can in the rain last year in front of 28 Field St. A city man, Eric Taylor, picked it up. He intended to return it. But to […]


Wreaths placed in Litchfield to honor veterans across the nation

LITCHFIELD – Seven balsam fir wreaths were placed by veterans at the All Wars Memorial in Bantam on Saturday in a show of support for those who have served and for the sacrifices their families have made. The recognition was part of the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony, in which an estimated 1


Litchfield woman leads the way to fill holiday stockings for veterans

LITCHFIELD – Christmas came early for veterans at the Berkshire Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center in Sandisfield, Mass., on Wednesday. Playing the role of Santa Claus was Barbara Spring, president of the ladies auxiliary of American Legion Post 27 in Litchfield. Spring, the widow of World War I


2 people killed in a crash in Connecticut on Interstate 95

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police say two people were killed in a crash in Connecticut on Interstate 95. State Police in Connecticut say 38-year-old Jose Gonzalez was driving in the wrong direction on I-95 South and collided with another car early Sunday. The accident happened north of Exit 91 in Stonin

WHDH.COM - 2018-12-16 16:10:21