Tag: Connecticut

State police announce 50 DUI arrests, no fatalities over July 4 weekend

Connecticut State Troopers announced a sharp reduction in violations and no fatalities over the July 4 weekend despite an increase in arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol. Over the holiday weekend, state police were patrolling highways and roads…

Legislators get committee assignments

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The members of the Connecticut General Assembly serving during the 2019 Legislative Session were sworn into office on Wednesday, Jan. 9 and the announcement of committees appointments also was released. Senator Henri Martin (R-31) will once…

State police announce fewer accidents, more violations over New Year’s weekend

MIDDLETOWN—The Connecticut State Police announced that there were 339 accidents in Connecticut throughout New Year’s weekend. There were 54 accidents with injuries, but there were no fatalities handled by state police. The one fatal motor vehicle accident in the state…

Southington woman wins national pageant title

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Southington’s Kimberly Beaudoin now has a national platform. Competing as Mrs. Connecticut USA Universal, Beaudoin received the top honor—Mrs. USA Universal—at a pageant in Las Vegas on Thursday night. On Friday morning, she woke up…

Have you got stuff worthy of ‘American Pickers?’ Show comes to CT

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are returning to Connecticut. They plan to film episodes of the series “American Pickers” throughout Connecticut with filming scheduled for this summer. “American Pickers” is a documentary series that explores the world of…

In Connecticut: FBI agent alleges abuses

By MICHAEL MELIA Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ FBI bosses retaliated against an agent for complaining about personnel decisions, managed by fear and were so dysfunctional that the bureau’s director apologized to the Connecticut staff for problems with local…

Connecticut’s firmly entrenched in cinematic underground

[portfolio_slideshow id=9906] This Saturday, Connecticut’s dipping into the celluloid underground on again this year when The New England Underground Film Festival returns for its fourth annual presentation. The festival is programmed by Phil Hall, contributing editor for the online resource…

In the state: 7 hospitals join Conn. alliance to coordinate care

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Five health care systems that operate seven hospitals in Connecticut are forming an alliance intended to help coordinate care, improve efficiency and reduce costs. The Value Care Alliance includes Danbury, New Milford and Norwalk hospitals and…

GOP taps Bristol councilor to run for 31st state senate seat

The Connecticut Republican Party announced Henri Martin has been unanimously selected as the Republican candidate for State Senate District 31, which includes Bristol, Plainville, Plymouth, Thomaston, and Harwinton. Martin, who is looking to take over for fellow Republican Jason Welch…

Students asked to ‘Dream Big!’ for competition; March 29 deadline

State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier announced the launch of the sixth annual CHET Dream Big! Competition, aimed at getting kindergarten through fifth grade students across the state to think about their education and careers. Nappier, trustee for the Connecticut Higher…

Naugatuck valley, here we come

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER Last year, the state’s Municipal Opportunities & Regional Efficiencies (M.O.R.E) Commission began discussing the possibility of condensing the 14 regional planning agencies into eight councils of government. This included the Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency…

Tourism in CT making headway, reports Malloy

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced via a press release that the state Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and its Office of Tourism released new tracking results that demonstrate the $22 million Statewide Tourism Marketing Fund investment over…

Listings for Oct. 11

Miscellaneous listings FRIDAY, OCT. 11 SOUTHINGTON PREMIERE SCREENING OF ‘ANIMAL BEHAVIOR.’ Starring Jim Williams and Mike Finland. A story of Tugger and Ripper, two seemingly normal house cats. But Tugger has a plan. He’s in love with his owner’s girlfriend.…

Listings for Oct. 4

Dining listings FRIDAY, OCT. 4 BRISTOL ANNUAL WINE TASTING. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Benefit for Bristol Community Organization’s Dial-A-Ride program. Includes silent auction, Italian table, hors d’oeuvres. Nuchie’s Restaurant, Central Street, Forestville. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. (860)…

Listings for Sept. 27

Dining listings SATURDAY, SEPT. 28 OTHER THE ART OF WINE. Presented by the Arts for Learning Connecticut. 6 to 9 p.m. Laurel View Golf and Country Club, 310 W. Shepard Ave., Hamden. $45. (203) 230-8101.   FRIDAY, OCT. 4 BRISTOL…

Listings for Sept. 20

  Kids listings TUESDAY, SEPT. 24 BRISTOL PRE-SCHOOL DANCE PARTY. 10:30 a.m. For children 6 and under. Music, dancing, refreshments. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free but registration required. Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. (860) 584-7790.  …

Listings for Sept. 6

  Health listings Miscellaneous listings FRIDAY, SEPT. 6 BRISTOL 65TH REUNION OF BRISTOL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1948. Noon to 4 p.m. Chipannee Golf Club, Marsh Road, Bristol. Contact Rita Kenyon, (860) 583-8440, wrkenyon@hotmail.com.   OTHER SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Presented…