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Waterbury Hospital officials say readmission rates have fallen since acquisition

WATERBURY – Waterbury Hospital officials attribute a reduction in readmission rates to improvements in patient care since Prospect Medical Holdings took over – but there’s still room for improvement. At its public forum Wednesday, mandated as a condition of its acquisition in 2016 by Prospect, the h


Spagnolo sworn in as Waterbury chief of police

WATERBURY – Police Chief Fernando Spagnolo has seen a lot in his nearly three decades as a police officer. From breaking down doors on drug raids to combating violent streets gangs, as well as homicides, Spagnolo has seen the worst the streets have to offer. He stood at a podium on the Palace Theate


Fundraiser to benefit daughters of Waterbury teacher killed on Candlewood Lake

NEW FAIRFIELD — Wanda Tirado was always the first to offer to help others, whether they be a friend who had back surgery or a homeless man in need of groceries. But after the Waterbury teacher’s death on Candlewood Lake this summer, her friends are rallying around her family.

NEWMILFORDSPECTRUM.COM - 2018-12-13 19:44:00

Police seek help from public in search for Waterbury bank robber

WATERBURY – Police are renewing their call for help from the public in finding a bandit who robbed a city bank, as well as a bank in Bridgeport this month. A man wearing a gray, hooded North Face sweatshirt robbed a People’s Bank branch in the Stop & Shop at 240 Chase Ave. on Dec. […]


Waterbury Police: City man in stolen SUV rams cruiser after chase

WATERBURY – A city man with a lengthy rap sheet led police on a car chase, rammed their cruiser with a stolen SUV and fell about 35 feet onto Interstate 84 while being chased by officers on foot early Monday night, according to police. Luis Vicente, 31, has a lengthy criminal record that dates back


Hayes looks into moving office to Waterbury, begins hiring staff

WATERBURY – U.S. Rep.-elect Jahana Hayes, D-5th District, is shopping for a downtown Waterbury office and has begun hiring staff. Hayes will be sworn in with the next Congress on Jan. 3. Speaking Wednesday, Hayes said she’s expecting to have an office ready to receive the public that day. “I want to


How Much Snow Are We Getting Today? New York, Connecticut, New Jersey Getting Wintry Mix Thursday

Thursday morning some people along the East Coast found their commute was a bit gloomy as wintry weather rolled in. The areas of southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey and southeast New York were all under a hazardous weather outlook Thursday morning that was set to last through the day and into

NEWSWEEK - 2018-12-13 15:19:12

Crews repair broken Reidville Drive water main; roadway open

WATERBURY – A water main break on Reidville Drive was repaired overnight and traffic is flowing Thursday morning. The break was discovered Wednesday afternoon, shortly after city Bureau of Water crews finished fixing a water main break on Lakeside Boulevard West.


Waterbury brewer takes top prize in Woodbury beer-making contest

WOODBURY – Waterbury resident Dylan Salvatore was the grand prize winner at the Woodbury Brewing Company’s first home beer-making competition. Salvatore beat out 32 other entries Sunday with his “Kube” beer, which he described as a sour, Belgian-style brew. His recipe will be cooked up in the WBC co


Attempt to sell iPhone through smartphone app ends in street robbery in Waterbury

WATERBURY – Police are investigating an armed street robbery of a 31-year-old man who was attempting to sell a cellphone using a popular smartphone app, but was threatened by a gun-toting bandit instead. The man told police he arrived near 60 Wheeler St. at about 6 p.m. Tuesday to sell an iPhone 7 u


Here Is When Santa's Village Opens In Naugatuck

Come Visit Santa's Village at the Naugatuck Park Dept. Admission is a Non-Perishable Food Item for the Food Bank. **Jean Marie Nelson Photography will be available to take Photos with Santa for $5 or bring your own Camera.

PATCH - 2018-12-12 15:37:00

Restaurant To Be Auctioned Off This Week, Starting Bid May Shock

WATERBURY, CT — On Thursday, city officials will auction off a restaurant located at 2620 South Main Street, according to the city's website. The bidding will start at $175,000.

PATCH - 2018-12-11 20:07:00

Water main break impacting service in Waterbury

WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) - Repairs to a water main break in Waterbury are underway on Wednesday. According to Mayor Neil O'Leary, it happened in the area of Lakeside Boulevard West.

EYEWITNESS NEWS - 2018-12-12 16:11:00

Waterbury Police Department confirms shots fired overnight

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) - Chief Fernando Spagnolo has confirmed with News 8 that last night police responded to a call of "shots fired." The incident occurred on Springbrook Road around 7:40 PM last night in Waterbury.

WTNH.COM - 2018-12-09 16:34:00

Auction for city restaurant building set for Thursday

WATERBURY — A nearly 6,000-square-foot restaurant on 1.2 acres of land by the city’s border with Naugatuck can be had for as little at $175,000 at auction on Thursday. The owners of the Brass House Restaurant building owe the city more than $330,000 in unpaid real estate taxes, sewer fees and water


Waterbury residents without water for several hours Wednesday

WATERBURY — A water main break in Waterbury on Wednesday created some inconvenience for residents who woke up in the early hours of the morning to find they had no water. “You can’t do anything as far as showering or shaving,” said Jim Grosso, who has lived in his Larchmont Avenue home for 36 years.

FOX61.COM - 2018-12-12 19:07:21

Dining listings for the Dec. 14 edition

VETERANS APPRECIATION DINNER. 4 to 7 p.m. at the Southington Elks Lodge No. 1669, 114 Main St. Free to military members and veterans, $10 plus service fee for immediate family members, and $15 plus service fee for all other guests. Appetizers, buffet dinner, and dessert. Reserve tickets by Jan. 19.

SOUTHINGTONOBSERVER.COM - 2018-12-12 12:00:00

increase to repair Waterbury bridge

WATERBURY – A delay, rising construction costs and unanticipated engineering expenses are being blamed for a $500,000 increase in the cost to repair the East Liberty Street Bridge. The Connecticut Department of Transportation Bridge Inspection Program rates the bridge, located near the city’s River-


Plank Road connector in Waterbury scheduled to open Friday

WATERBURY – With the ongoing Interstate 84 reconstruction project about 90 percent complete, several more major changes will go into effect before the end of the week. A new two-way Plank Road East connector between Scott Road and Harpers Ferry Road is scheduled to open Friday before 6 a.m., along w


Robbery Reported At Dunkin' Donuts In Naugatuck

Written by Naugatuck Police Department Lt. Bryan Cammarata,. Good Tuesday Everyone … — ----------------------------------------- A good deal of sunshine. High 36F. Winds light and variable.

PATCH - 2018-12-11 12:49:00