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Brookfield Residents Brady Penn-Kast and Marina Bacino Named to the Dean's List at RIT

Congratulations to Brookfield residents Brady Penn-Kast and Marina Bacino who made the Dean's List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the 2018 Fall Semester: Brady Penn-Kast is in the electrical engineer technology program, and Marina Bacino is in the film and animation program.


Last New Milford road closure scheduled for Cricket Valley transport

Photo: Contributed Photo / Hearst Connecticut Media. The third and last partial road closure to transport equipment through New Milford to the Cricket Valley Energy Center will happen on Tuesday.


Flu Death Toll Climbs Again In Connecticut

There have been three more deaths related to influenza in Connecticut reported last week, bringing the total to 25 this flu season. The Connecticut Department of Health issued its report for the week ending on Saturday, Feb. 9 and the virus continues to spread throughout the state. Despite the high


New Milford battles 2-alarm barn fire

NEW MILFORD — Firefighters are responding the scene of a barn fire on Town Farm Road this morning. The blaze broke out shortly after 9 a.m. When firefighters arrived, the found the barn fully involved.


Local students named to Dean’s List at RIT

ROCHESTER, NY (02/14/2019)– The following local residents made the Dean’s List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the 2018 Fall Semester:. Jesse D’Attore of Clinton Corners, who is in the mechanical engineering technology program.


Crews Responding to Fire in New Milford

Crews are responding to a fire on Town Farm Road in New Milford. Fire officials said the fire marshal was called to respond, but no additional information was immediately available.


Donations sought for historic New Milford portrait

Photo: Contributed Photo / The New Milford Historical Society And Museum Facebook Page. The New Milford Historical Society & Museum is seeking $3,000 to help bring an oil painting of Tamar Boardman Taylor, a prominent former resident home.


New Milford Weekend Weather Forecast

NEW MILFORD, CT — Here's your local weather forecast for the coming weekend, as reported by Darksky. Mostly cloudy in the morning. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Partly cloudy until evening.


Fake service dogs are on the rise, so Connecticut lawmakers are considering fines

Elizabeth Rival of Berlin navigates the world as a blind person with the help of Harlow, her 4-year-old black Lab, a mellow lass who aced her training at a guide-dog school in Smithtown, N.Y.


Fortress Lynn Deming: New Milford To Secure Park Before Summer

NEW MILFORD, CT — The Town Council and Mayor Pete Bass are making good on their pledge to increase security at Lynn Deming Park, the New Milford Spectrum is reporting. On Monday, the council approved spending $70,500 from the Landfill Settlement Fund to shore up a number of the problems highlighted


Budget clues, guide dog fraud and the grocery tax is dead. Last week in Connecticut politics.

The proposed grocery tax that was universally panned was never a serious option in the first place, Gov. Ned Lamont now tells us. Speaking of food, Lamont wants to put the state on a diet, a “debt diet,” meaning a significant cutback in how much money the state borrows for infrastructure and other p


Connecticut man sentenced for role in cocaine ring

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for his role in a cocaine distribution ring that was run out of prison by another man.


Buckbee testifies before Transportation Committee

State Representative Bill Buckbee (R-67th) testified today before the Transportation Committee on two initiatives that will make a positive impact on the local community. One proposal focused on bringing commuter rail back to New Milford and the other was concerning the registration of all motorized


Litchfield woman sentenced to 9 years in prison for drunken driving crash that killed a motorcyclist and severely injured four more

A Litchfield woman who was driving drunk when her Ford Escape crossed the centerline and crashed into a group of motorcyclists, killing one and severely injuring four more was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison.


Sunken luxury yacht will be raised out of Connecticut River

LYME, Conn. (AP) - A salvage crew is scheduled to raise a sunken luxury yacht out of the Connecticut River amid concerns about potential fuel leakage from the vessel. U.S. Coast Guard and state officials say they have been checking the sunken 53-foot yacht on a daily basis since it went down in Lyme


Concerts slated at Hunt Hill Farm

Hunt Hill Farm in New Milford will offer concerts with Dave Robbins and the Incredible Amplifiers Feb. 23, the Myles Mancuso Band March 8 and Chris Vitarello March 30. The benefit concert series will also feature local breweries who will offer craft beer and food trucks from around the area.


Connecticut police finally identify body found 26 years ago

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) - A body found on an island off the coast of Connecticut 26 years ago has finally been identified. The Hour reports that Norwalk police on Thursday announced that using fingerprints they have figured out the identity of the man discovered April 18, 1996 on city-owned Shea Island


Early intervention key to combatting youth mental health issues

Faced with a growing number of students with mental illnesses, Danbury-area districts are embracing new tools, resources and programs that tackle social and emotional learning during the school day.


Connecticut woman talks about how she rediscovered life after brain surgery

(WTNH) - One Connecticut woman's story is helping other's find strength in the darkest of circumstances. Nathalie Jacob of Westport was shocked when she learned she needed invasive brain surgery for a brain tumor. She felt confident the surgery would go well.But when Nathalie woke up, she was partia


Connecticut city ranked among worst in country to date

New Haven recently ranked as one of the worst cities in the country to date, according to a survey by Apartment List. With more people looking for love with a swipe or a click, it can be tricky to find the best and safest dating apps.