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Stop & Shop employee threatens to sue workers union

NORTHAMPTON, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - A Stop and Shop employee is speaking out and threatening to sue the union representing employees while they're on strike. This is now day nine of the strike, and one Stop and Shop employee says he has crossed the picket line, because of the way customers have been treat


Concerns rising as Stop and Shop strike continues

NORTHAMPTON, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- For more than a week, many of the employees of Stop and Shop have been striking outside grocery stores across western Massachusetts. As the negotiations close on day nine, we have an update on some of the concerns and issues facing both strikers and customers.


Putnam to celebrate Earth Day

Putnam’s Earth Day commemoration will be held from 9 to noon April 27 at Rotary Park, located on Kennedy Drive in Putnam. The Putnam Business Association will join with the Greater Putnam Interfaith Council to clean-up the river trail and downtown areas, as well as plant trees in Rotary Park. Fundin


US Provincial House of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit holds final mass

The final Mass celebrated in the chapel of what was until recently the U.S. Provincial House of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit was held April 6. After more than a century living and working there, and with the remaining sisters aging, the Daughters recently sold their circa 1868 Victorian Italiana


Nursing home workers have the superior claim

Are all those Connecticut elected officials who have been joining the picket lines in the strike by the United Food and Commercial Workers union against Stop & Shop experts in the supermarket business? Or are the only numbers that matter to them the numbers of their constituents on strike as compare


63-year-old Conneticut man suffers serious injuries in crash on Interstate 395, state police say

A 63-year-old Connecticut man suffered serious injuries Friday morning are crashing on Interstate 395 at the Auburn and Oxford town line, officials said. A 1998 Mazda B2500 pickup truck crashed around 9:30 a.m., according to state police. No other cars were involved.


Fairies frolic through Putnam's downtown

PUTNAM - Putnam’s first-ever Fairy Fest drew vendors, artists, and gaggles of young children and their parents to downtown. "It’s going so well. So many fairies have showed up. Everywhere you look there’s fairies," said Clara Costabile, who introduced herself Saturday as the fairy godmother.


Putnam police seize more than 500 bags of heroin

Police said they seized more than 500 bags of heroin, plus crack cocaine and cash, during a drug bust in Putnam Thursday. They also arrested local resident Melissa Carroll, 30, on more than a half-dozen charges including operating a drug factory, possession of heroin, possession of cocaine and posse


Flash Flood Watch for Northern Fairfield County, Connecticut

Flash flood watch remains in effect from 2 AM Saturday through Saturday afternoon. The flash flood watch continues for portions of Southern Connecticut, Northeast New Jersey, and Southeast New York.


After Food Fight at Conn. School, Numerous Students Arrested as Teacher, School Officer Are Injured

A chaotic food fight has led to the arrests of several high school students — and left both a school resource officer and a teacher injured. The Stamford Police Department revealed in a Facebook post that “numerous juveniles” were arrested last week at a Connecticut high school for their alleged rol


Woman Tried to Bring a Loaded Gun Through Airport Security: State Police

A Norwich woman was arrested Friday after police say she tried to bring a loaded gun through security at Bradley International Airport. Police said 39-year-old Kandice Wainwright tried to bring a loaded pistol through a TSA security checkpoint at Bradley. She was arrested and chargd with second-degr


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Connecticut GOP tries to harness toll opposition for fundraising

The threat of highway tolls is now a fundraising vehicle for Republicans in Connecticut. In a fundraising letter Tuesday, state GOP Chairman J.R. Romano wrote that tolls would place another burden on the state’s already over-taxed residents and businesses — and if they want to stop it, they should g


Study: Connecticut ranked 4th most innovative economy in country

(WTNH) - You hear a lot about companies packing up and leaving Connecticut but it's not all bad news for our state's economy. A new Bloomberg study ranks Connecticut with the fourth most innovative economy in the country.


Silver Alert Canceled for Missing 2-Year-Old From Meriden, Conn.

A Silver Alert for a missing 2-year-old from Meriden has been canceled. Authorities issued a Silver Alert for 2-year-old Jaxon Flematti Friday. He is believed to be with his biological mother, Aimee Flematti, who was last seen driving a black 2005 Mitsubishi Galant with Connecticut plate AS11177.


Famed paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren, probed incidents in Worcester County, dead at 92

Lorraine Warren, whose work with her late husband Ed inspired the “Conjuring” horror movie franchise, has died. She was 92. The New England Society for Psychic Research announced Friday that Warren passed away in her sleep Thursday night.


Uxbridge investigating brush fire that damaged house

UXBRIDGE – An 8-acre brush fire on Old Elmdale Road damaged a home this week, and the Fire Department posted on Facebook Friday that a reward is being offered for information about what caused it.


Police: 4 people now detained in Vermont slaying, motive unknown

ENFIELD — Two men taken into custody Wednesday and charged with second-degree murder are among four suspects arrested in connection with the homicide of Benzel Hampton, 23, in Burlington, Vermont, on Tuesday.


Where does the water from the Connecticut River come from?

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - The Connecticut River has swelled with water. 22News explains where all this water is coming from. With all this talk of potential flooding over parts of the Connecticut River this weekend and early next week, it's useful to know more about the river.


2 men wanted for Vermont murder arrested in Connecticut, 4 to be charged in total

ENFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) - Two men wanted for murder in Vermont were arrested in Enfield on Wednesday. According to officials, four people in total will be facing charges for the crime.