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Valentine signs on I-395 tug at heartstrings

George Barnes Telegram & Gazette Staff @georgebarnestg — WEBSTER - Romantic messages that appeared the day before Valentine's Day on signs set up on Interstate 395 north between Putnam and Webster have hearts aflutter, and more than a few people wondering who put them there. The signs say "I love yo


North Grosvenordale funeral home hosting Lincoln impersonator, casket replica

THOMPSON - A funeral home will help mark its 100th anniversary with a visit from an impersonator portraying one of America's most revered presidents. Abraham Lincoln impersonator Phillip Chetwynd will speak at Valade Funeral Home at 23 Main St. in North Grosvenordale from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursda


The Latest Big Lottery Winners From Across Connecticut

The latest winners of $10,000 or more in assorted Connecticut Lottery games stretched from North Windham to Norwalk. A resident of Virginia was even in the mix after buying a ticket in the middle of the Nutmeg State.


Thompson man serving time for robbery now faces rape charges

John Penney jpenney@norwichbulletin.com, (860) 857-6965 jpenneynb A 19-year-old Thompson man already serving a six-month sentence his role in the robbery of a teen outside a public park is now being accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in 2017.


Feds, Connecticut reach deal on identifying voters who died

HARTFORD — Federal officials say they’ve reached an agreement with Connecticut on the state’s process for identifying registered voters who have died, in an effort to prevent voter fraud.


Local roundup: Montville has lead at Class S wrestling

Windham — The Montville wrestling team took a day one lead at the CIAC Class S championship on Friday at Windham High. Montville has 57 points, followed by Gilbert (52) and Canton (48). Both Montville and Gilbert have the most wrestlers to reach the quarterfinals (11), but Montville has a 3-to-1 edg


Police seeking ID of Brooklyn robbery suspect

BROOKLYN - Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a male suspect in connection to a reported robbery at a Brooklyn coffee shop Thursday night. At 7:06 p.m., police said Troop D troopers responded to a reported robbery at the Bakers Dozen coffee shop at 520 Providence Road.


Provide proportional allocation of Connecticut's electoral votes

The Day is right to oppose the Popular Vote Compact. The compact provides just another way to disenfranchise Connecticut voters. The current "winner take all" allocation of Connecticut's electoral votes typically leaves 39-45 percent of the electorate unrepresented in national elections. The compact


Peanuts, Cracker Jack won’t be sold at Connecticut Double-A baseball stadium, club says

The parent of a 2-year-old boy who’s allergic to peanuts was reportedly pleased by a Connecticut Double-A baseball club’s decision to stop selling the food item at its stadium.


$5 million lottery ticket sold at Bruso Liquor Mart in Palmer

PALMER, Mass. (WWLP) - Niko Nominee Trust of Springfield has claimed the first $5 million prize in the Massachusetts State Lottery's "$5,000,000 100X Cashword" instant game. The trust was represented by trustee Hyman Darling.


Police: Woman stole $100 from Good Samaritan in Danielson

KILLINGLY - A woman, who is reportedly homeless, was arrested Sunday after police said she stole $100 from a Good Samaritan in Danielson in January, who had bought her food and clothing.


A bill to ban ivory in Connecticut pits animal rights activists against collectors

Connecticut lawmakers are once again contemplating a ban on the import, sale and purchase of ivory and rhinoceros horn. Similar bills have been proposed in the past but did not win passage after concerns were raised by antique dealers and collectors who feared their ivory treasures would be rendered


Man arrested for sexual abuse of disabled teen

SCITUATE, R.I. (WLNE) – Rhode Island State Police announced Friday that an arrest was made in a years-long sexual assault case. James Glawson, 74, of Exeter, has been arrested for sexually assaulting a disabled 18-year-old man, State Police said.


Truck Driver ID'd for Ice Chunk That Injured Girl on Interstate 495 in Andover, Massachusetts

The truck company and driver responsible for injuring a 6-year-old girl when a large piece of ice flew off a tractor-trailer and hit the windshield of the vehicle she was riding in on Interstate 495 in Massachusetts was identified on Friday, according to state police.


Aerospace supplier buys company that prints 3D parts

A Connecticut aerospace manufacturer is adding 3D printing capabilities to its portfolio. The Whitcraft Group, based in Eastford, paid an undisclosed sum for Dover, New Hampshire-based Form 3D Solutions, a move Whitcraft CEO Douglas Folsom said will give the combined company an advantage as the buil


As Connecticut Special Olympics Winter Games begin, here’s who makes the snow possible

Joe Langer started making snow for the Special Olympics of Connecticut Winter Games back when he was still working and his company was called Connecticut Light & Power. Things have changed some in the ensuing 17 or 18 years. Langer retired about three years ago. The name of his company changed to Ev


United Services to host Irish night

The United Services 18th annual Irish Night will be held at 6 p.m. March 15 at the Mansion at Bald Hill, 29 Plaine Hill Road, Woodstock. The Irish night will feature a corned beef and cabbage dinner with fish and vegetarian options available, live music and Irish singalongs and a silent auction. Tic


Northwest Catholic Celebrates Black History Month

Every week the Northwest Catholic community gathers for a school-wide meeting, or convocation. This week's convocation was dedicated to Black History Month. Kelci-Brooke Goodison, a junior from West Hartford, and Sam Deveau, a senior from Bloomfield, welcomed the student body, their teachers, and 8t


Metal band Boundaries playing at the Webster

The Connecticut metal band Boundaries released a record called “Hartford County Misery” in 2017. That’s hometown pride! Or maybe it’s regret. Hard to say. Either way, there’s some bad feeling there — in the best way. The record opens with “Reign of Pain,” a tune that begins with hissing, harmonized


Melissa Etheridge to play Indian Ranch on summer tour

Melissa Etheridge has announced a release date for her new album and a supporting tour that will hit the Worcester area. Etheridge is scheduled to play Indian Ranch in Webster, MA on June 29 at 1 p.m.