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Five Points Gallery in Torrington opens 3 concurrent shows

TORRINGTON — Five Points Gallery, at 33 Main Street in downtown Torrington, will open three concurrent shows — “Jack Rosenberg I.D. Entity,” “Creatures/Gig Lavery,” and “Personal Identities” — that will run from August 23 through September 29, according to a release from the gallery.“I.D. Entity” is

COUNTYTIMES.COM - 2018-08-15 14:53:31

Torrington community resource fair includes opiate vigil

TORRINGTON — The Litchfield County Opiate Task Force (LCOTF) is presenting the second annual Community Resource Fair and Vigil at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31 in Coe Memorial Park, Torrington.

REGISTER CITIZEN - 2018-08-15 04:00:00

Woman thrown to ground while trying to stop car thief in Wolcott

Just before she began pumping gas, a man dressed in black clothing darted from a light-colored Chevy parked at an adjacent pump, opened the driver’s side door, jumped in and started the ignition, police said.


Customer walks into liquor store – without noticing bear standing right next to him, video shows

Over the years, liquor stores are likely to see a lot of strange patrons. But itwasn’t a naked manor aguy in a Spider-Man maskwho tried to get inside a Bristol, Conn., booze shop on Monday — it was a curious (and possibly thirsty) black bear.

MIAMI HERALD - 2018-08-15 14:57:00

A little night music (and food) now in Torrington

TORRINGTON – Jose Nunez and Elvin Martinez thought Torrington was missing something. “It needed something to liven up downtown,” Nunez said. Martinez explained that where he lives in Winsted, there are people socializing downtown after dark. Nunez and Martinez wanted to bring a little nightlife to T


Man Wanted for Armed Robbery in West Hartford, Getaway Driver Arrested: Police

In a release, officers said he entered the store, reached over the counter and grabbed cash from the register drawer. He was holding what appeared to be a black pistol in his other hand and left out of the store, heading possibly south. He was wearing a blue button down shirt, dark pants and a dark

NBC CONNECTICUT - 2018-08-15 14:02:36

Jahana Hayes enters the national spotlight with 5th District primary win

Jahana Hayes is hugged by her student campaign volunteers as she arrives at her campaign headquarters in Waterbury, Conn. on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Hayes won the Democratic primary for Connecticut's 5th... more

GREENWICHTIME - 2018-08-15 22:38:10

Amazon to Open Facility in Bristol, Bring 100 New Jobs

"I know there may be some people who scoff at a 1 a.m. to 8 a.m. shift. But for some people, this is going to be a lifeline. Because they’re sharing cars. They work a part-time job, they don’t have childcare," she said.

NBC CONNECTICUT - 2018-08-16 00:49:16

Bear makes an unlikely stop in a liquor store

Bear No. 49 runs across Andrews Road in Wolcott in this October 2009 photo. The bear, which attained celebrity-like status in the region for his hijinks and frequent appearances, was fatally shot in Burlington in 2012. Steven Valenti Republican-American


WATCH: Bear Caught on Camera Inside Connecticut Liquor Store

In a surveillance video captured by Crazy Bruce’s Discount Liquor on Farmington Avenue in Bristol, Connecticut, a bear is seen walking on to the sidewalk and into the store.

HEAVY.COM - 2018-08-15 06:26:51

Stolen car driver crashes into 2 vehicles in police chase

Avon police said the driver, a juvenile, was arrested after officers caught the car in West Hartford with a spiked strip.


Miscellaneous listings, starting Aug. 17

ROCKWELL PARK SUMMER FESTIVAL.10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Food, vendors, paddle boats, artists, Kids’ Zone, pie eating contest, car show, live music, skateboarding and basketball competitions. Rockwell Park, West End of Bristol on Route 72. Free admission. Free shuttle bus from Dollar General (860) 583-3292.

BRISTOLOBSERVER.COM - 2018-08-15 16:02:34

Bear Walks Into Bristol Liquor Store

The bear can be seen wandering through the parking lot at Crazy Bruce's Discount Liquor on Farmington Avenue before making its way to the sidewalk. An employee said the automatic door, operated by motion sensors, opened for the bear, which walked inside the vestibule.


Wanted suspect in Watertown home invasion, sexual assault turns himself in

Asani, 42, was wanted on the charges of home invasion, kidnapping in the first degree, two counts of sexual assault in the first degree, assault in the third degree, strangulation or suffocation in the second degree, unlawful restraint in the first degree, and threatening in the second degree.


Torrington Road Race bonding moment for dad, son

TORRINGTON – Father and son duo Brian and Justin Mattiello ran across the finish line in Coe Park hand-in-hand, completing their first road race together. “This was my son Justin’s first race, I’ve been running all my life in Torrington,” said Brian, 52, of Torrington, who has been participating in


3 Bristol school employees on leave amid DCF, police investigation

Latest Hartford County News3 Bristol school employees on leave amid DCF, police investigationBlumenthal, city leaders push to fix aging levee systemPD: South Windsor teen arrested after sharing video of arsonManchester police investigate drive-by shootingPD: 16-year-old boy shot in Hartford


Waterbury Police investigate shooting complaint

WATERBURY – Police were called early Sunday to investigate a possible shooting at the corner of Willow and Grove streets, but did not find any evidence of gunfire.Police say a man had arrived earlier in the day at Saint Mary’s Hospital with a gunshot wound to his hand, claiming he was hit at that st


Three hospitalized after four-car crash on Route 2

EAST HARTFORD — Three people were hospitalized after a multi-vehicle crash on Route 2 Saturday afternoon, state police said.According to the accident report written by Trooper Darren Connolly of state police Troop H barracks in Hartford, events happened this way: Mitchell Mako, 26, of Oxford, was dr


16-Year-Old Boy Shot in Hartford

When officers arrived on Bond Street, they found a 16-year-old boy suffering from a single gunshot wound to his left shoulder. The boy was transported to Connecticut Children's Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition.


It was business as usual in final days for former Torrington superintendent

TORRINGTON – In the weeks before former Superintendent Denise L. Clemons abruptly resigned, emails between her and Board of Education Chairwoman Fiona Cappabianca show business as usual. The Republican-American obtained the emails between Clemons and Cappabianca in May with a public records request.