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Flea Market, Restaurant On The Market In Wallingford: Report

WALLINGFORD, CT — The Redwood Flea Market and its adjacent restaurant, the Redwood Grille, are on the market in Wallingford, according to the Meriden Record-Journal. The Record-Journal reports owner Ken Dubar has decided it's time to retire and sell the property and business. He plans to continue ru


Waterbury School District Rules Students Can Skip ‘Pledge of Allegiance’

It all began with a lawsuit filed by a 14-year-old girl who claimed her teacher shamed her for not participating in the 'Pledge of Allegiance.'. According to wfsb.com, the federal lawsuit filed by the teenage girl was dismissed on February 9 because the teacher involved and the Waterbury Board of Ed


Flooding closes road in North Haven after car hits fire hydrant

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - A road in North Haven has been closed for several hours Thursday morning due to flooding caused by a car accident. Police say that Quinnipiac Avenue is shut down from Middletown Avenue to Nettleton Avenue after a car struck a fire hydrant overnight. This then caused flood


Gov. Ned Lamont wants to get rid of Connecticut’s sales tax free week

Tucked in Gov. Ned Lamont’s budget proposal is the elimination of Connecticut’s sales tax free week, a popular time for families to do their back-to-school shopping. Eliminating the weeklong tax holiday would save the state about $5 million a year, Lamont’s budget office estimated.


Meriden woman sentenced to probation for negligent homicide charge

NORTH HAVEN — A Meriden woman was sentenced to probation after pleading no contest to negligent homicide and reckless endangerment charges stemming from a 2016 fatal crash. Lexsis Walters, 25, of 44 Sophia Court, pleaded no contest to negligent homicide with a motor vehicle and two counts of first-d


CHS Boys’ Basketball Honors Seniors With Rivalry Win Over Southington

Last Friday, a large crowd packed the West Gym at Cheshire High School. Not only was the CHS boys’ basketball team hosting crosstown rival Southington, but the Rams were also honoring their senior players and cheerleaders.


Connecticut man pleads guilty to murdering wife 3 weeks after wedding

NEW LONDON, Connecticut -- A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his wife just three weeks after their wedding nearly a decade ago and will serve the minimum 25-year prison sentence.


Wallingford school district makes 2019-20 budget request

WALLINGFORD — The school board voted Tuesday unanimously to send a $104 million budget request to the mayor for the 2019-20 fiscal year, an increase of roughly $2.5 million, or 2.5 percent.


How Does North Branford Fare Under Governor Lamont's Budget

NORTH BRANFORD, CT - North Branford will receive $571,000 less in state aid next year than it received this year under Gov. Ned Lamont's budget plan released on Wednesday. In addition, North Branford would receive more than $1.1 million less the following fiscal year than it does this year if the pl


Lou: ‘Our New Connecticut Governor Needs a Nickname’

Ned "The Head" "Needle Nose" Ned. Ned Ryerson. Ya know, he did the whistling belly button trick at the high school talent show. You are welcome for this. Share it like it's hot.


Girls Basketball Tournament Pairings: New Haven County

A total of 129 Connecticut high school girls basketball teams will continue their quests to play at the Mohegan Sun Arena for a state championship, as brackets for the CIAC tournaments were released Wednesday.


Box truck loses top going through Bristol underpass

BRISTOL - A box truck lost its top on Wednesday when it passed through an underpass on Main Street. The truck crashed into the railroad overpass at about 4:57 p.m., when the collision could be heard at a number of businesses on Main Street. The truck made it all the way through the underpass before


Route 103 Closed In North Haven Due To Accident

NORTH HAVEN, CT — An accident has led to the closure of Route 103 in North Haven in both directions that may last several hours, according to the state DOT. NORTH HAVEN - Route 103 CLOSED in both directions between McDermott Road and Nettleton Avenue because of Motor Vehicle Accident (1 Vehicle). Re


Area public schools to operate on 2-hour delay Thursday

Meriden, Wallingford, Southington and Cheshire public schools will operate on a two hour delay Thursday. Temperatures will be in the low 30s Thursday morning, according to the National Weather service. Wind chill values are expected to be 26 degrees and a wind speed of 5 mph.


Special Weather Statement Issued For Southern Connecticut

A Special Weather Statement has been issued for Southern Connecticut this morning for slippery road conditions due to this morning's ice storm. The National Weather Service says, "While precipitation has ended, there remains some locations with temperatures at or below freezing. For these locations,


Man Arrested For Assault At Meriden Retail Shop's Parking Lot

MERIDEN, CT - A New Britain man was charged with an assault that took place at the parking lot of Bob's Stores and Eastern Mountain Sports in 2018, the Meriden Record-Journal reported. Edgar Soto, 20, of New Britain, was charged with conspiracy to commit second-degree assault with a firearm and thir


Man faces charges following domestic dispute

EAST HAVEN, CT (WFSB) - A man was arrested following an investigation into a domestic dispute that happened in East Haven. According to police, 46-year-old George Browne was arrested on Wednesday.


Woman accused of trying to take boy from father in Bristol parking lot to be prosecuted

BRISTOL - A city woman accused of trying to abduct a random child out of the arms of his father in a Bristol parking lot will be prosecuted. Crystal Ortiz, 23, of Davis Drive, was denied a diversionary program during a hearing in Bristol Superior Court on Wednesday after she was found ineligible.


Peter Tork, member of the Monkees with Connecticut ties, dies at 77

Peter Tork, a blues and folk musician who became a teeny-bopper sensation as a member of the Monkees, the wisecracking, made-for-TV pop group that imitated and briefly outsold the Beatles, died Feb. 21. He was 77.


As protests grow over SALT, Southwestern Connecticut listings climb

As Connecticut’s two senators threw support to a bill that would cancel a cap on IRS deductions for local taxes, a surge in Fairfield County home listings in the back half of 2018 continued into the first month of the new year.