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Torrington gears up for medical marijuana; police chief sees few issues with regulated dispensary

TORRINGTON – Litchfield County’s first medical marijuana dispensary is slated to open in Torrington and could begin operations as soon as late April. “We’ll be starting as soon as possible,” said Thomas Macre, owner of C-3 Ventures. The company will operate at 3568 Winsted Road under the name Still


Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Hartford County

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Hartford County, which begins 6 a.m. Sunday and runs until 7 a.m. Monday. This is a long period of potentially unsettled weather for the area.

PATCH - 2018-12-15 22:59:00

2 people killed in a crash in Connecticut on Interstate 95

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police say two people were killed in a crash in Connecticut on Interstate 95. State Police in Connecticut say 38-year-old Jose Gonzalez was driving in the wrong direction on I-95 South and collided with another car early Sunday. The accident happened north of Exit 91 in Stonin

WHDH.COM - 2018-12-16 16:10:21

Convicted sex offender, who fled to U.S. Virgin Islands, is sentenced in Torrington court

TORRINGTON – Initially ready and willing to testify against convicted sex offender David Morgan at his sentencing hearing Friday in Torrington Superior Court, an 11-year-old girl was overcome by emotion and left the courtroom as her assailant entered from a basement lockup. Morgan, 50, was returned


UConn trustees to consider selling Torrington campus for $375K

The UConn Board of Trustees will consider Monday the sale of the university’s old Torrington campus for roughly $375,000. A local nonprofit, Five Points Center for Visual Arts, proposed buying the campus, which is located on University Drive, according to a board submission by UConn’s chief financia

HARTFORD COURANT - 2018-12-14 17:32:02

8 Indoor Adventures In Connecticut That Are Perfect For Winter

Winter is a tricky time in Connecticut. We have plenty of outdoor activities where we can take advantage of the colder temperatures. But sometimes the weather outside is frightful and we have to retreat inside for the day. That doesn’t mean you have to become a couch potato, there are plenty of wint

ONLYINYOURSTATE - 2018-12-16 07:00:00

Canton: 5 Latest Homes To Hit The Market

CANTON, CT — Looking for a new house, and want to get a better understanding of what's available near you? Need some help finding the perfect place for you and your loved ones? Fear not! To help simplify your search, we've compiled an up-to-date batch of new listings nearby.

PATCH - 2018-12-16 21:42:00

Torrington High student arrested after pulling knife on school resource officer

TORRINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) - A Torrington High School student is in custody after police say he pulled out a knife and ran from a School Resource Officer Thursday. Torrington police say the blade was not open when it was shown. The officer was immediately able to disarm the student once the knife was

WTNH.COM - 2018-12-14 03:24:00

Scarpelli’s in Torrington to be razed for new Cumberland Farms

TORRINGTON – Scarpelli’s restaurant – a fixture in Torrington for more than six decades – will be razed to make way for the city’s third new Cumberland Farms concept store and gas station. The Planning and Zoning Commission on Wednesday night unanimously approved the proposal by Cumberland Farms to


Here's The Most Expensive House For Sale In Avon

AVON, CT -- The latest Avon wow house is located at 221-379 Abington Estates and has an asking price of $5,900,000, according to Realtor.com. The home includes 16,501 square feet of living space.

PATCH - 2018-12-15 16:04:00

'Christmas House' Owners Foreclosed On, Ordered To Vacate

TORRINGTON, CT — This is a story that only the Grinch could love. The owners of a famous Christmas lights display in Torrington will have to vacate their home affectionately called the 'Christmas House' by Jan. 1.

PATCH - 2018-12-13 19:40:00

UConn considers selling its Torrington campus

Photo: Journal Register Co. The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting on Monday to discuss selling its former Torrington campus. In a memo to the board, Scott A. Jordan, UConn’s chief financial officer, said the university no longer needs the land and buildings on t

NEWCANAANNEWSONLINE.COM - 2018-12-13 16:59:00

Ms. Senior Connecticut Winner From Enfield Passes Away

ENFIELD, CT — Gertrude "Trudy" Dorous, an immigrant from war-torn Germany who became Ms. Senior Connecticut and was one of the most dedicated and beloved volunteers in Enfield for more than three decades, passed away Wednesday. She was 94.

PATCH - 2018-12-15 14:10:00

Here's The Favorite Christmas Movie Connecticut Is Obsessing Over

Americans love Christmas movies. Many families have one or two holiday films they watch together every year. Some kids get to watch "Elf" year after year in school. And it's that rare time when you get to debate whether "Die Hard" is a Christmas movie. (Of course it is!).

PATCH - 2018-12-15 14:00:00

Homeowner of popular Torrington Christmas House speaks out on facing foreclosure

TORRINGTON - It is a house you can spot from miles away and for years, the Christmas House has drawn in crowds from all over. However, it could be its last year because the home is facing foreclosure.

FOX61.COM - 2018-12-13 04:25:33

Additional charge for Torrington man already jailed for violent attack

TORRINGTON – David Irwin, already jailed on allegations of beating and strangling his estranged wife, additionally was charged with violating a protective order Tuesday in Torrington Superior Court. Irwin, 50, of Torrington, saw his bond increased from $250,000 to $351,000. He previously was accused


Attorney: Client charged with killing wife not fit for trial

TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — The attorney for a 77-year-old Connecticut man charged with beating his wife to death with a steel rod claims his client is now unfit to stand trial.

CALEDONIAN RECORD-NEWS - 2018-12-13 17:05:28

Nigerian man gets 4 years for impersonating CEO

TORRINGTON — A Nigerian man accused of impersonating the CEO of a Torrington-based company to scam the same company out of more than $500,000 was sentenced to nearly four years in prison Wednesday.


Vermont game warden shoots, kills bobcat that attacked 2

A Vermont wildlife official shot and killed a bobcat that attacked two people Wednesday and may have been rabid. Police say the bobcat first bit a woman Wednesday morning outside an apartment complex in Hartford. A second attack was reported later that day in the village of White River Junction.

MYCHAMPLAINVALLEY.COM - 2018-12-13 16:15:00

Hiking through Nepaug state forest past a tipping rock to Rome Spare Outlook

In this week’s Nature column, Peter Marteka explores the Nepaug State Forest in New Hartford. The Bottom Line: A hike through deep forests filled with evergreens along the Connecticut Forest and Park Association’s Tunxis Blue-blazed trail to Rome Spare Outlook and past a formation known as “tipping

HARTFORD COURANT - 2018-12-14 17:40:00