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10:45 pm - February 5, 2016
Warming shelter opened in Mansfield
Mansfield opened a warming center/emergency shelter at the community center for residents without power.
Coventry residents were invited to stay there as well as Mansfield and Willington residents.
Those planning to stay overnight were encouraged to bring a blanket and pillow and any necessary supplies, including medication.
Those with questions or who needed additional information were asked to call (860) 429-3328.
A storm that hit Connecticut Friday kept town employees busy as they cleaned up local roadways...more
Friday fire displaces family
WILLIMANTIC ‚ÄĒ A family was displaced Friday evening after a cooking fire damaged their apartment on Ash St...more
Burst pipe shuts down town hall in Coventry
COVENTRY ‚ÄĒ An early morning water pipe burst at Coventry Town Hall Friday, closing town offices and damaging materials in the building...more
DEEP: Columbia off the hook on old dam
COLUMBIA ‚ÄĒ While it appears the Squire Dam might have a structural problem, selectmen found out recently that failing to take action will not result in a fine...more
Snowshoe event will go on as planned
HAMPTON ‚ÄĒ If there‚Äôs snow, there will be snowshoeing...more
Narcan price spike a growing concern
At a time when even small-town first responders are arming themselves with a life-saving heroin reversal drug, the price of that drug is rising dramatically, creating a financial burden for cash-strapped organizations...more
Andover man charged with fraud
An electrician from Andover was charged by investigators with collecting $8,000 in benefits fraudulently, according to the chief state‚Äôs attorney‚Äôs office Friday...more
If the Carolina Panthers are going to win their first Super Bowl ever Sunday, they must know where two men are at all times. No, I‚Äôm not talking about Cam Newton and Peyton Manning...more
Mount Snow perfect for families
All things considered, Mount Snow is the perfect place for families to make the transition from bopping along on the green trails to big-mountain cruising...more
Peyton‚Äôs legacy already secure
SAN JOSE, California ‚ÄĒ The truth is, it really doesn‚Äôt matter what happens on Sunday night. Not, at least, in any historical context...more
Agent cuts ties with Manziel
The agent for Johnny Manziel has parted ways with the embattled Cleveland Browns quarterback in the wake of the latest incident when he allegedly hit his former girlfriend at a Dallas hotel last Saturday...more
Celtics stun Cavs at buzzer
CLEVELAND ‚ÄĒ Avery Bradley‚Äôs 3-pointer from the corner gave the Boston Celtics a stunning 104-103 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night when they rallied from five points down in the final 20 seconds...more
Proehl upset with Rams move to LA
SAN FRANCISCO ‚ÄĒ Carolina wide receivers coach Ricky Proehl and the rest of the Panthers were in the midst of preparations for their playoff opener against Seattle when the news came down: the NFL had approved the relocation of...more
Hahn moves into lead at Phoenix Open
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. ‚ÄĒ James Hahn shot a 6-under-par 65 to take a one-shot lead Friday over Rickie Fowler and Danny Lee after two rounds of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Hahn, who live...more
Hospitals to fight Malloy‚Äôs cuts
Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London and representatives of the network that includes The William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich and Windham Community Memorial Hospital...more
‚ÄėOutraged‚Äô Blumenthal wants DOJ probe of Eversource‚Äôs H-1B use
Shares of Eversource Energy dropped 2 percent Friday morning, after the company released its fourth quarter and 2015 results and outlook, and as U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal expressed ‚Äúoutrage‚ÄĚ at circumstances of some 200 Eversource employees who lost their jobs...more
State Police plan ‚Äėsuper‚Äô enforcement Sunday
State Police plan to increase enforcement on Sunday to make sure people don‚Äôt get caught up in the spirit of the game with breaking motor-vehicle games or DUI. Troopers say parties and...more
Roderick Almon Dole, Sr (Storrs)
Beware of state budget gimmicks
State legislators trudged back to Hartford for the 2016 session Wednesday to face yet more discouraging fiscal news. In a one-day special session in December, lawmakers passed a $350 million plan to close a budget shortfall in the $20 billion state budget that runs through June 30...more
UConn believes it answers to no one
Now that even the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents admits public education in the state is based on social promotion and there are no learning requirements for advancement from grade to grade and then to a high school diploma, it‚Äôs no surprise that most Connecticut high school graduates cannot identify the three branches of state government...more
Debating possible pension fixes is progress
For years, short-term political calculations took priority over planning for the future when it came to the state‚Äôs employee pension plan. By shortchanging contributions to the pension, governors and legislatures alike, of both political persuasions, were able to spend money elsewhere and, at times, but certainly not all the time, avoid tax increases...more
Fighting against UConn‚Äôs efforts at secrecy
Let‚Äôs give Michael McLachlan a superhero cape. The Republican state senator from Danbury, whose district includes New Fairfield, Sherman and part of Bethel, sure deserves it...more
Letter on hospital
Huge crane falls in NYC
NEW YORK ‚ÄĒ A construction crane collapsed in lower Manhattan during a swirling snowstorm Friday, killing one person and crushing parked cars in the first accident of its kind in New York City since 2008...more
North Korea is fueling for rocket launch
WASHINGTON ‚ÄĒ Satellite images taken this week of North Korea‚Äôs Sohae rocket launch site show apparent fueling activity seen in the past one to two weeks before a rocket launch, a...more
Twitter shuts down terrorist accounts
WASHINGTON ‚ÄĒ Twitter Inc. has shut down more than 125,000 terrorism-related accounts since the middle of 2015, most of them linked to the Islamic State group, the company said in a...more
Thousands flee Russian backed Syrian offensive
BEIRUT ‚ÄĒ Tens of thousands of Syrians fled an intensifying Russian assault around Aleppo Friday, and aid workers said they feared the major city could soon fall under a full government siege...more
‚ÄėAffluenza‚Äô teen Ethan Couch is transferred to adult jail in Texas
FORT WORTH, Texas ‚ÄĒ Ethan Couch, the ‚Äúaffluenza‚ÄĚ teen who returned to Tarrant County last week, was transferred to Tarrant County Jail in downtown Fort Worth Friday, according to jail records...more
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