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Manafort Brothers, Toys for Tots will give bicycles to 100 central Connecticu...
10 Dec 2018 at 11:55am
Manafort's workers have been taking part in Toys for Tots since 1997, donating toys or bicycles for needy children. This year, they have been raising cash to buy 100 bicycles from Walmart; the company itself has pledged to cover any shortfall if donations don't reach that goal.
Hospital of Central Connecticut receives $535,000 gift
10 Dec 2018 at 11:55am
Nancy Judd and William Schuch, friends of the late Anna L. Eckersley Johnson, in the meditation room at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. Nancy Judd and William Schuch, friends of the late Anna L. Eckersley Johnson, in the meditation room at the Hospital of Central Connecticut.
Hiking spots open up as Mother Nature takes over abandoned golf courses
7 Dec 2018 at 7:03pm
In this week's Nature column, Peter Marteka describes visits to abandoned golf courses reclaimed by Mother Nature and now open to the public as nature preserves. Difficult Level: If you enjoyed walking when you golfed, these are easy treks.
100 years later, women vets still struggle to be recognized
7 Dec 2018 at 3:58am
Julie Lempeck in her uniform in the 1940s. She entered the Women's Army Corps in 1944, one of 350,000 American women to serve in the military during World War II.
Christmas activities gear up in Bristol starting this weekend
6 Dec 2018 at 12:47pm
A mailbox for letters to Santa will be among the features at Bristol's Santa Land Village in Rockwell Park. This is the 33rd year of the four-day event; it runs Dec. 13-16.
New Britain Mayor Pays $500 Fine For Sending Out...
5 Dec 2018 at 11:32pm
New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart paid a $500 fine to the State Elections Enforcement Commission last month for sending out a "promotional" brochure with a 2017 tax bill less than three months before her re-election. New Britain Town Democratic Chairman Bill Shortell said the fine doesn't make up for "the thousands of dollars of city funds" that were used for the promotion of the mayor.
New Britain police seize gun, drugs and arrest two men
5 Dec 2018 at 7:10pm
Police investigating a suspected drug deal Tuesday morning arrested two New Britain men and seized a stolen pistol, cocaine and about $900. A citizen complained about an apparent drug sale near the Main Street and West Main Street intersection at mid-morning, and patrol officers investigated, according to Lt.
'A Fantastical Feaste of Thrones' coming to New Britain High School
4 Dec 2018 at 8:15pm
"A Fantastical Feaste of Thrones" is this year's production for the dinner theater tradition. It will include satire from Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and the Lord of the Rings, according to Director Jason Ferrandino.
Will Lamont help conceal misconduct? Is new gun law needed?
4 Dec 2018 at 5:58pm
Another scandal at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain is emphasizing the need not only for better management at the university but also for strengthening Connecticut's Freedom of Information law against the constant sabotage by government employees and their unions. Central's latest scandal involves allegations of repeated sexual assaults by a university police officer on another officer, the university's failure to act on them, the university's hiring of several former Hartford police officers with poor disciplinary records, and general indiscipline in the university police department. The officer accused of the assaults has been fired but Central is refusing to disclose the discipline imposed against the university's police chief and other university police officers - and the university may not have to disclose the discipline.
Student sickened by bacterial meningitis at CCSU, school says
3 Dec 2018 at 9:53pm
A case of bacterial meningitis, a potentially life-threatening disease, has seriously sickened a student at Central Connecticut State University , university President Zulma R. Toro said. Although college students typically receive a vaccine for meningitis, it only protects against four of the five types of Neisseria meningitidis, the bacteria that causes the disease.
'Santa's Farm' is coming to Bristol
3 Dec 2018 at 3:24pm
Indian Rock has decorated its center as Winter Wonderland, with decorated Christmas trees, an indoor waterfall and a post office for letters to Santa. There will be hot chocolate, and Indian Rock will sell cookies and more at its bake sale and at its arts and crafts gift shop.
New Britain Police respond to shooting Sunday afternoon
3 Dec 2018 at 2:30am
On Sunday shortly after 1:00 p.m. the New Britain Police Department received multiple calls of shots fired in the area of Glen and Whiting Streets. A short time later a thirty-three year old male victim was located nearby suffering from an apparent gun-shot wound.
What to Expect as a Caregiver
1 Dec 2018 at 9:36am
Miriam Braga, a 57-year-old mortgage underwriter in New Britain, CT, once believed that no one could understand how she felt. Braga has been the primary caregiver to her 87-year-old mother, who has Alzheimer's disease and type 2 diabetes , since 2012.
Connecticut Yemeni-Americans hoping for ceasefire in homeland
1 Dec 2018 at 5:10am
There is a significant Yemeni-American population in Waterbury and New Britain . Most of the hundreds of families in New Britain come to Friday prayers at the Altaqwa Mosque near downtown.
News 8 Special: Lighting up the Holidays
30 Nov 2018 at 8:41pm
The New Haven Green was truly a special place to be Thursday night as hundreds gathered to mark the official start of the holiday season in the Elm City. The kids even got to visit Santa and ask him what they want for Christmas! Write your letter, close the mailbox and lift the flag.