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West Hartford swears in two new officers
13 Dec 2018 at 12:34pm
Robert Bona and Lamar Bowsky are sworn in as West Hartford's two newest police officers. Both officers come to the department with law enforcement experience, one a retired correctional officer captain and the other a judicial marshal.
"38th Connecticut Flower & Garden Show" Coming February 21-24, 2019...
13 Dec 2018 at 8:15am
The 38th annual "Connecticut Flower & Garden Show" is coming Thursday, February 21 through Sunday, February 24, 2019 to the Connecticut Convention Center on 100 Columbus Blvd. in Hartford. One of the largest and most prestigious flower shows in New England, hours are: Thursday, Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. / EIN News / -- - Show covers almost three acres, themed, " The Charm of Spring " , offering ideas for house, apartment and condo dwellers.
Hartford Police Officers Posthumously Honored for Injuries on Duty
13 Dec 2018 at 3:59am
At a ceremony in Hartford on Wednesday, five police officers who were injured in the line of duty were awarded the Police Cross, years after they retired or died. A retired Hartford police officer is making sure every officer is honored for their sacrifices, even years after their death.
A First Night Hartford timeline, and scores of other New Year's Eve parties
12 Dec 2018 at 11:36pm
Hartford's annual New Year's Eve blowout, also known as First Night, returns to ring in 2019 from 2 p.m. to midnight at various downtown locations within walking distance of each other. In addition to the ice skating and carousel rides in Bushnell Park - which are presented by Winterfest and run the entire length of First Night - the 30th annual 10-hour celebration includes two dance parties before each set of fireworks, live music, comedy, a parade, fortune telling, architectural and historical tours, and even "UFO Stories."
Malloy Defends Legacy After Final Bond Commission Meeting
12 Dec 2018 at 9:21pm
Gov. Dannel Malloy on Tuesday defended his legacy and his record on jobs and other policy decisions that he has been criticized about during his time in office. Gov. Dannel Malloy defended his record on job growth and investment during his two terms as Connecticut's chief statesman during his final post-bond commission press conference.
Who is Frederick-Douglass Knowles II, Hartford's first poet laureate?
12 Dec 2018 at 5:01pm
Frederick-Douglass Knowles II, an associate professor of English at Three Rivers Community College in Norwich, has been named the first poet laureate of Hartford . Knowles is 45 and lives in the Parkville section of Hartford with his wife, Valerie.
Lawsuit filed over fatal Army helicopter crash in Maryland
12 Dec 2018 at 2:49pm
In this Monday, April 17, 2017 file photo, people examine an Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from Fort Belvoir, Va., after it crashed at the Breton Bay Golf and Country Club in Leonardtown, Md. The wife of an Army specialist killed in the Black Hawk helicopter crash and two other soldiers who were critically injured have filed a lawsuit against Sikorsky Aircraft in Connecticut, alleging the helicopter's tail rotor system was defective.
Dan Haar: A party's party doubles as a rarified job fair
12 Dec 2018 at 10:18am
Lt. Gov.-elect Susan Bysiewicz, left, reacts to a shout out from Gov.-elect Ned Lamont Monday night at a Democratic Party celebration in Hartford. Others shown are from left Cathy Malloy, Attorney General George Jepsen and Ryan Drajewicz, Lamont's chief of staff.
Today's Dish: Opening night for Hamilton at the Bushnell Theater in Hartford
12 Dec 2018 at 6:02am
This will be the first time Hamilton will appear in Connecticut. Most shows are already sold out for a chance to see the popular show about one of American's founding fathers.
A 'Hamilton' homecoming for CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts graduate
12 Dec 2018 at 1:41am
CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts alumnus and Bloomfield native Tre Frazier, who is now a US touring cast member of "Hamilton," leads stretching exercises during a Hamilton master class with the school's musical theater students Tuesday afternoon. CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts alumnus and Bloomfield native Tre Frazier, who is now a US touring cast member of "Hamilton," leads stretching exercises during a Hamilton master class with the school's musical theater students Tuesday afternoon.
El Pollo Guapo has expanded to Hartford's Front Street, and there are nachos
11 Dec 2018 at 11:18pm
El Pollo Guapo, Wethersfield's popular rotisserie chicken concept, opened its second restaurant Dec. 5 on Front Street in Hartford.
Neighborhood park planned for crucial parcel on Hartford's Albany Avenue
11 Dec 2018 at 9:01pm
A community park is planned for a vacant, dilapidated parcel owned by the city along Albany Avenue. The state bond commission approved funding for the project on Tuesday.
Community News For The West Hartford Edition
11 Dec 2018 at 6:51pm
West Hartford Artists Emporium is hosting a group show, Three, featuring the work of 18 local artists at Noah Webster Library from Dec. 15 to Feb. 28. The show will run in the library's main gallery, which is open to the public during normal library hours. WeHa Artists Emporium will also host a reception at the library on Thursday, Jan. 31, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.
Lamont chooses Bridgeport judge for general counsel
11 Dec 2018 at 4:28pm
Bridgeport Juvenile Court Judge Robert Clark oversees an adoption case for Bridgeport resident Simone Palmer as part of Adoption Day in CT at the court in Bridgeport, Conn., on Friday Oct. 26, 2018. Bridgeport Juvenile Court Judge Robert Clark oversees an adoption case for Bridgeport resident Simone Palmer as part of Adoption Day in CT at the court in Bridgeport, Conn., on Friday Oct. 26, 2018.
How One Democratic FCC Commissioner Is Forging an Unusual Path in the Trump Era
11 Dec 2018 at 11:57am
For holdovers of the Obama administration serving in Trump 's Washington, it's been a strange two years. Even as they work for a government demolishing many of their prior achievements, nearly all have gone about their jobs quietly.