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Portland's annual veterans dinner will feature Middlesex Hospital Vocal Chords concert

PORTLAND - Excitement is building for the annual Veteran's Day dinner Nov. 11 in the high school cafeteria. And this year, for the first time, organizers say they expect to offer veterans and their spouses something extra, and they believe, very special. Members of the Middlesex Hospital's Vocal Cho

MIDDLETOWN PRESS - 2017-09-22 20:42:26

Overturned vehicle on I-91 north in Hartford closes the 4 left lanes

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - The four left lanes on Interstate 91 northbound in Hartford are closed due to an overturned vehicle Saturday night. According to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, the overturned car accident took place between exits 33 and 34 on I-91 northbound. As a result of th

WTNH.COM - 2017-09-24 01:54:10

Record-Breaking Heat Recorded at Bradley Airport

Sunday's heat was record-breaking in the Hartford area, reaching 90 degrees at Bradley International Airport, breaking the previous record for the day of 89 degrees, recorded in 1959. The record high for the shoreline is currently 87 degrees which was also set in 1959. Records for the shoreline are

NBC CONNECTICUT - 2017-09-24 19:44:27

Second full day of fall brings record-breaking heat

The state saw record-breaking heat on the second full day of fall on Sunday, as temperatures soared into the low 90s in some spots. A trip to the beach was more appropriate this weekend than to the pumpkin patch, and if you headed to either, you needed the sunscreen. Record heat was reached on Sunda

EYEWITNESS NEWS - 2017-09-24 19:45:00

The best US cities to live in to escape the worst effects of climate change

Erin Brodwin, provided by Published 12:30 pm, Sunday, September 24, 2017 Facebook/Travel Portland A safe haven sounds like a good idea right about now. Somewhere warm, but not too warm; free from roof-toppling hurricanes and ground-rumbling earthquakes; close to a river or ocean, but far enough to

NEWSTIMES - 2017-09-24 19:10:57

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

Hartford Quadruple Shooting Was Drug Related: Police

One person is dead and another critically injured after a quadruple shooting on Albany Avenue in Hartford Saturday. Police said they responded to the 1100-block of Albany Avenue around 12:30 a.m. and found four male victims in their late 20s lying in the street and sidewalk. All four males had gunsh

NBC CONNECTICUT - 2017-09-24 14:34:41

Small Plates, Big Welcome At Osa In Middletown

Osa, the new Middletown restaurant by Krust's Kevin Wirtes and Rich Garcia, took longer to open than expected. The owners of the wood-fired pizza and whiskey bar first announced plans for their new project with locally inspired small plates in July 2016, but various obstacles pushed the opening to A

HARTFORD COURANT - 2017-09-25 10:56:00

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

Merkel Wins 4th Term But Nationalists Surge in German Vote

The outcome puts Merkel on course to win a fourth term as chancellor - but leaves her with the very tricky task of forming a new government AP Photo/Markus Schreiber German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term Sunday, but now faces the tricky prospect of forming a coalition with two disparate

NBC CONNECTICUT - 2017-09-25 00:35:23

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

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

Teens Caught Burglarizing Vehicles Overnight In West Hartford: Police

WEST HARTFORD, CT - Two juveniles were caught burglarizing vehicles during the overnight hours on Sunday, according to police. At about 2:45 a.m. on Sept. 24, two juveniles were stopped by West Hartford Police Officer Nicholas Sanford on Clifford Drive, according to Lt. Eric Rocheleau. Rocheleau sai

PATCH - 2017-09-25 02:02:09

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

Helen G. 'Blondie' Galecki Torello

On Sept. 23, 2017, another angel arrived in heaven. Helen joined her beloved husband of 57 years, Fred "Fritzie" Torello , leaving behind a 97-year legacy of love and caring. She was born in New Britain to the late Waclaw and Monica Galecki. Helen attended local schools and graduated from NBHS Clas

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

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

Two Juveniles Already Wearing Ankle Bracelets Nabbed by West Hartford Police

Two juveniles were apprehended early Sunday morning by West Hartford Police. A West Hartford Police officer stopped two juveniles early Sunday morning, and and an investigation soon revealed that the two had just burglarized an unlocked vehicle According to police, Off. Nick Sanford detained the two

WE-HA.COM - 2017-09-24 20:53:49

Believe 208 5K Remembers First Responders Lost to Suicide

Runners and families gather at Believe 208 to share stories of first responders who lost their lives to suicide. Answering the call to serve and protect often takes a toll on first responders. The Believe 208 5K remembers first responders lost to suicide, raising awareness about the issue. Sunday i

NBC CONNECTICUT - 2017-09-24 14:30:04