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Torrington's Town Fair Tire ready to expand

TORRINGTON - The Town Fair Tire at 705 Main St. is set to expand in the near future, after the Planning and Zoning Commission approved the plan earlier this month. The Town Fair Tire location, set to the far side of the complex featuring Ocean State Job Lot and Price Rite on Main Street, will expan

REGISTER CITIZEN - 2017-09-26 19:41:46

Torrington man charged with strangulation, assault

TORRINGTON - A city man has been charged with assaulting a woman in Sharon last week and was arraigned in Superior Court in Torrington. Nicholas W. Bushnell, 31, of 278 South Main St.,was arrested Sept. 18 and charged with second-degree strangulation, second-degree threatening, third-degree assault,

NEW HAVEN REGISTER - 2017-09-26 11:15:49

Torrington teacher finds meaning, passion in running as she overcomes medical challenges

TORRINGTON - Samantha Verbickas, an English teacher at Torrington Middle School and Thomaston native, has made a habit of overcoming challenges. She was born with epilepsy, lung disorders, and an inoperable blockage in her heart, which leads to regular arrhythmia. In college, she was told that she

REGISTER CITIZEN - 2017-09-24 09:56:03

Torrington native aims to bring beauty to lives of city residents with floral shop

TORRINGTON - City native Melissa Bernard is trying to bring beauty to meaningful moments in the lives of local residents with The Honey Bee Florist and More, located on Main Street in downtown Torrington. Bernard opened the shop July 7, in time for the first week of the Main Street Marketplace, and

REGISTER CITIZEN - 2017-09-24 04:16:10

Torrington Board of Education considers data on full-day kindergarten impact

TORRINGTON - The Board of Education considered the effect of all-day kindergarten on the literacy of Torrington students this week. Assistant Superintendent Susan Lubomski presented scores achieved on the Developmental Reading Assessment by city pre-school students and kindergarteners in recent yea

REGISTER CITIZEN - 2017-09-24 04:09:10

Funeral held for NASCAR driver killed in plane crash

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - Mourners have gathered in Connecticut to say goodbye to a NASCAR driver who died in a plane crash. The Hartford Courant reports that the funeral for Ted Christopher was held Tuesday morning at a church in Bristol. A wake that took place Monday night in his hometown of Plainvil

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-26 20:29:53

Winsted police looking for suspect after armed robbery of Papa's Grocery

WINSTED - Winchester police are in search of a suspect who allegedly brandished a handgun and robbed Papa's Grocery Monday. Police said the man entered Papa's Grocery, at 289 North Main St., at approximately 5:18 p.m. He pointed what looked like a handgun at the clerk, asked him to open the registe

REGISTER CITIZEN - 2017-09-26 14:11:06

Winsted police looking for potentially-armed robbery suspect

WINSTED - Police are looking for a suspect after a purported robbery in Winsted, Police Chief William Fitzgerald said Monday. The person in question may be armed with a handgun, according to Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald said the scene remained active as of approximately 7 p.m.

REGISTER CITIZEN - 2017-09-25 23:59:59

State Police Dismiss Troopers Accused of Kidnapping, Assault

WETHERSFIELD, CT - Two state troopers accused of kidnapping and assault in an off-duty incident at one of their homes back in February have been dismissed from the force, state police confirmed Monday night. Xavier Cruz was terminated on Sept. 11 with an effective date of Monday and Rupert Laird wa

PATCH - 2017-09-26 03:30:30

Tom Dickau to present series of lectures on Forestville history

BRISTOL - Tom Dickau, the former president of the Bristol Historical Society, has planned a lecture series at Manross Library that will examine in-depth the history and evolution of Forestville. The first lecture is this Saturday. Dickau made a presentation about Forestville shortly after stepping

BRISTOL PRESS - 2017-09-26 05:25:00

WWII mine washes ashore during Hurricane Maria

Associated Press Published 1:10 pm, Tuesday, September 26, 2017 WWII mine washes ashore during Hurricane Maria 1 / 56 Back to Gallery Officials say an apparent piece of World War II ordnance has washed up on North Carolina's Outer Banks amid heavy swells from Hurricane Maria far offshore. The U.S.

STAMFORD ADVOCATE - 2017-09-26 17:31:25

Fundraiser Will Honor Late Police Officer

PARC, Inc., in Plainville, is honoring former Avon and West Hartford police officer Ed Mercure, with a fundraiser on Sept. 30. Mercure died in 2010 in a motorcycle accident at the age of 53. Mercure, who served in the U.S. Army for three years, was first a police officer in Avon. He then served as a

HARTFORD COURANT - 2017-09-26 12:25:09

One person extricated, taken to hospital after rollover in Bristol

Firefighters had to extricate the woman from the Toyota Sienna minivan she had been driving, which ended up on its driver side after it apparently sideswiped a Jeep Liberty while heading west in the area of 23 Woodland St., according to police. Emergency responders were called to the scene at about

BRISTOL PRESS - 2017-09-26 16:31:34

Bristol Council Sets Deadline On City Hall Inquiry

BRISTOL - Still keeping all of the details closely guarded, the city council on Monday imposed an Oct. 2 deadline on its inquiry into possible turmoil at city hall. Attorney Michael Rose is looking into a conflict between Mayor Ken Cockayne and council member Jodi Zils-Gagne, his cousin. Nobody is p

HARTFORD COURANT - 2017-09-26 01:00:00

Bristol City Council sets deadline to close probe into mayor's 'family matter' apology

BRISTOL - The City Council made a motion for the city Attorney Michael Rose to conclude the investigation in one week regarding Mayor Ken Cockayne's public apology to Councilwoman Jodi Zils Gagne for the "family matter" turned "city issue." The council met with Rose and John King, the city's freedo

BRISTOL PRESS - 2017-09-26 05:27:00

Altice USA-Disney dispute endangers ESPN in Connecticut

Optimum cable TV operator Altice USA stated it is "hundreds of millions of dollars" apart from ESPN owner Walt Disney in negotiations for a new carriage agreement, and that Walt Disney has threatened to pull other popular networks like ABC and Disney Channel. Optimum holds cable TV franchise rights

REGISTER CITIZEN - 2017-09-25 14:06:59

Cycling safety signs honor local attorney

MORRIS - The Board of Selectmen in Morris recently accepted a donation of 10 roadside cycling safety signs from Cramer & Anderson, given as part of a multi-town initiative to remember and pay tribute to the firm's late partner David P. Burke. Attorney Burke was cycling alongside Bantam Lake on Route

REGISTER CITIZEN - 2017-09-24 04:18:58

Lincoln College to be reviewed for accreditation

Lincoln College of New England will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit from Oct. 22 to Oct. 25 by a team representing the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education is one of seven ac

SOUTHINGTONOBSERVER.COM - 2017-09-25 14:00:06

Women's Forum of Litchfield to meet Oct. 5; guests to discuss 'Being Your Best Self'

LITCHFIELD - The Women's Forum of Litchfield welcomes all to what promises to be a lively and informative program, "Being Your Best Self" that will be held at the Litchfield Community Center at 421 Bantam Road in Litchfield on Thursday, Oct. 5, beginning at 2:30 p.m. Facilitator Joseph Montebello wi

REGISTER CITIZEN - 2017-09-24 04:45:16

Burlington developer reflects on success as he turns 100

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Burlington real estate developer Tony Pomerleau, dressed in a grey suit with blue windowpane striping, is already waiting in the downstairs den of his low-slung brick home on DeForest Heights when his guests arrive to talk about the latest milestone in his life. On Thursday, P

GREENWICHTIME - 2017-09-25 19:20:12