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Rollover accident in Meriden sparks utility pole fire

MERIDEN - A car rolled over and struck a utility pole on Thorpe Avenue early Saturday morning, causing the utility pole to catch fire, police said. The driver suffered minor injuries and Eversource was contacted to make repairs. Police closed off a portion of Thorpe Avenue. There were no reports of

RECORD-JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 23:41:00

Activists to risk arrest protesting deportation of Meriden couple

HARTFORD, Conn (WTNH) - In a couple of hours, we are expecting to see an act of civil disobedience outside Hartford Federal Court. Activists, clergy, family, they are all hoping a federal court will do for a Meriden couple what courts have already done in several other high profile immigration cases

WTNH.COM - 2017-09-25 08:49:41

Candlelight vigil held in support of undocumented Meriden couple facing deportation

MERIDEN - Over 100 people gathered in solidarity at the home of undocumented city residents Franklin and Gioconda Ramos Friday night for a candlelight vigil protesting the couple's looming deportation. Having exhausted nearly all legal options, federal authorities have ordered the couple to board a

RECORD-JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 20:04:00

Meriden Board of Education candidates running unopposed

Meriden City Hall. MERIDEN - This year's election will contain a mix of new and incumbent candidates from both parties in addition to a petitioning candidate for mayor. Incumbent Board of Education members are running unopposed. In July, the Democratic Town Committee endorsed Mayor Kevin Scarpati

RECORD-JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 05:31:00

Meriden firefighters respond to Asian Buffet

MERIDEN - The fire department responded to Asian Buffet in Townline Plaza after the smell of smoke was reported in the building. Firefighters responded to the call at about 9 p.m., dispatching three fire trucks, a truck company and a car to the scene at 533 S. Broad St.. No injuries were reported.

RECORD-JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 04:16:00

Motorists line up for $1.99 per gallon gas in Meriden

MERIDEN - Motorists lined up downtown at a recently opened gas station on the corner of Cook Avenue and Hanover Street Friday to fill up their tanks for $1.99 per gallon. The Citgo gas station, at 154 Hanover St., was a popular spot downtown Friday. Police said two officers were hired by the gas sta

RECORD-JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 22:28:00

Southington, Meriden looking to work together on traffic light repair

The town of Southington is exploring a partnership with the city of Meriden involving emergency traffic light repair work. Southington Police Chief John Daly said the town is looking into cost-effective ways to repair traffic lights after reviewing expenditures. Daly said electricians employed by t

RECORD-JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 23:59:59

One dead in early Sunday Naugatuck crash

(Image: Shutterstock) NAUGATUCK, Conn. (WTNH) - Naugatuck Police are investigating the cause of a motor vehicle collision with a pole early Sunday morning, which left the driver dead. Naugatuck Police say that they responded to reports of a single motor vehicle collision at approximately 12:50 AM

WTNH.COM - 2017-09-24 10:20:43

27-Year-Old Naugatuck Woman Killed in Crash

NBC A 27-year-old Naugatuck woman was killed in a crash on May Street early Sunday, according to Naugatuck police. Police said that Brittany Schuld was driving in the area of 994 May Street around 12:50 a.m. when she crashed off the road into a utility pole. She suffered fatal injuries and was prono

NBC CONNECTICUT - 2017-09-24 14:01:29

Merkel wins 4th term but nationalists surge in German vote

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc won a lackluster victory in Germany's national election Sunday while the anti-migrant, nationalist Alternative for Germany party managed a triumphant entry into parliament. Merkel's main center-left rivals, the Social Democrats, slid to their worst result

ABCSTLOUIS.COM - 2017-09-24 16:31:17

Obedzinski sets 'listening tour' of area nonprofits

To help himself get acclimated and familiar with organizations in the area, David Obezinski has scheduled a listening tour - a series of community meetings with nonprofit organizations in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington during October. The listening tour will provide Obedzinski and

NEW BRITAIN HERALD - 2017-09-25 05:29:00

Merkel wins fourth term as German far-right party makes gains

(ABC News) - German voters rewarded Angela Merkel's center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party in national elections on Sunday, sending the chancellor to a record fourth term as one of Europe's key leaders, while a far-right party in the country made some initial and possibly disruptive gai

WTNH.COM - 2017-09-24 21:49:48

Huge Turnout For Saint Francis Miracles Gala

About 1,400 guests attended the Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center's 28th annual Miracles Gala Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. The 2017 gala benefits Saint Francis' Women and Infants Services, a personal cause for George and Veronica Payne: Their daughter

HARTFORD COURANT - 2017-09-25 09:59:00

Lucy Ann (Melfi) Zangari

Lucy Ann (Melfi) Zangari, 90, of New Britain, passed away Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, surrounded by her loved ones - finally to reunite with her deceased parents and children. Born March 21, 1927, in Stamford, moved to New Britain in 1952. Lucy is survived by her husband, Angelo Zangari of New Britain,

NEW BRITAIN HERALD - 2017-09-25 04:30:00

New foundation president ready to get down to business

NEW BRITAIN - About five weeks into his new role as president of the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, David Obedzinski is ready to get to work. "I've spent a lot of time with the staff to get to know them, to learn about the policies and procedures and how the foundation conducts its bu

NEW BRITAIN HERALD - 2017-09-25 05:38:00

We Need Your Help!

In conjunction with St Francis Parish at St. Pius X Church they will be collecting relief supplies for victims of the earthquake in Mexico Sunday Sept 24 from 5 - 7pm on 310 Westfield Drive in the church hall in the lower parking lot. They will be collecting nonperishable food items, diapers, items

PATCH - 2017-09-24 15:34:53

Shooting That Left 2 Dead Drug Related

Six people were shot, two fatally, in separate narcotics related shootings in Hartford Friday night and Saturday morning, police said. As of Sunday morning, victim identifications were being withheld, but Deputy Police Chief Brian Foley said at least one of the victims was from out of state. Foley s

HARTFORD COURANT - 2017-09-24 14:05:00

SOLD: Replica of historic Royce house in Wallingford sells for $360,000

Highlights from the latest local real estate sales include a replica of the Nehemiah Royce house in Wallingford. The 3,390-square-foot home at 185 Cheshire St. was built in 1964. The property sold this month for $360,000. It's modeled on the original Royce house at 538 N. Main St., a two-story salt

RECORD-JOURNAL - 2017-09-25 08:06:00

Changes in suspension, expulsion policy on Berlin BOE agenda

The Board of Education will read for the second time, and possibly adopt, two policy changes, at its regular meeting tonight. The two changes concern Policy 5144 (Student Discipline) and Policy 5113 (Attendance, Truancy and Chronic Absenteeism). The first reading was at the Sept. 11 meeting. Two r

NEW BRITAIN HERALD - 2017-09-25 05:18:00

Ribbon-cutting ceremony makes fitness center's move to Berlin official

BERLIN - Innovative Fitness & Wellness held its official ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday morning, celebrating almost two months in its new home on Farmington Avenue. William Mackie, owner of Innovative Fitness, said that the business used to be in Middletown before relocating to 1176 Farmington Ave.

NEW BRITAIN HERALD - 2017-09-25 05:17:00