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Two sentenced to federal prison for role in murder and arson scheme

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) – Two men from Waterbury and Bridgeport have been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for their participation in a murder and arson scheme. Luis Mejias “Kermit”, 35, of Waterbury and Luis Mercado “Pops”, 55, of Bridgeport were sentenced to 120 months of imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for […]
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Seymour cop files lawsuit alleging unfair treatment

SEYMOUR — A Seymour cop has filed a lawsuit saying he’s being unfairly threatened with demotion and prevented from taking a promotion exam. In the lawsuit, the officer, Phoumareth Phouangphiarith, says he has been a sergeant for more than two years, beginning in October 2019, when he was promoted in an acting capacity when another sergeant went on leave, according to the lawsuit.
SEYMOUR, CT

Metro-North announces expansion of service in New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – The President of MTA Metro-North Railroad Catherine Rinaldi announced that new train schedules will go into effect on Sunday, July 10 and the MTA will add additional trains systemwide. “As more riders return to the system, more trains return as well, Metro-North is adding trains at key times which allows […]
NEW HAVEN, CT
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Caribbean Heritage Fest Dances Its Way Downtown

Top: A performer from the Braata Folk Singers. Bottom: Gammy Moses kicks off the eighth annual Caribbean Heritage Festival, the first on the Green in years. Lucy Gellman Photos. Drums sang out over the Upper New Haven Green, slow and steady until they suddenly stopped, and only their echo hung...
NEW HAVEN, CT
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Hrezi loses court challenge on primary issue to Larson in 1st District congressional race

Muad Hrezi, an East Hartford Democrat challenging U.S. Rep. John Larson for the 1st District congressional nomination, has lost an effort in court to be placed on the ballot for a primary election. Hrezi failed to win sufficient support at the state Democratic convention in May to primary Larson, who won the party nomination. Hrezi then tried to petition his way onto the ballot. When the ...
EAST HARTFORD, CT
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Conflict Charged In Record-Destruction Case

Hamden has hired a Milford law firm to investigate why cops destroyed public records while a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request was pending. Hamden has hired that same law firm to defend the town against an FOIA complaint based on that same request. Does that sound kosher?. Not to...
HAMDEN, CT

Hartford demonstrators rally for abortion access

HARTFORD, Conn. — Rallies continue in Connecticut following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v Wade last week. Abortion rights advocates rallied outside of Hartford City Hall Monday evening. “This to me is such a human rights issue,” Audra King from Hartford said. Abortion is legal in...
HARTFORD, CT
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New Haven City officials warn of firework safety ahead of Fourth of July

HARTFORD, Conn. (WFSB) - The city of New Haven is asking residents to have fun but to be safe this Fourth of July. The city says they will be hosting their own fireworks event on Independence Day. However, for those residents who are celebrating at home, the New Haven police and fire departments are asking residents to be careful.
NEW HAVEN, CT
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Trumbull library brings back concert series

TRUMBULL — A little slice of Broadway is coming to town, courtesy of a Trumbull Library series that’s finally back after a COVID-induced hiatus. The library’s Sunday concert series, which has been on hold for roughly two years, is returning July 10 with a show by musical theater performers from Naugatuck Valley Community College under the director of Professor Gil Harrel. The group will perform favorite tunes from shows new and old, including “Hamilton,” “Little Shop of Horrors” and “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”
TRUMBULL, CT
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The Yankee Silversmith Inn

In April, I described from whence came my fascination with silent film comedy and introduced to my column Jan Fitzgerald, a woman who would continue to be important in my musical life. In fact, she was responsible for my next big step. Other than my increasing involvement at the Ground Round in my hometown of Hamden, CT (for which I received a free dessert and all the Roy Rogers soft drinks I could consume), my performing opportunities at age 13 were sporadic. I’d play family parties and if there was a piano at the cast party for any of the shows in which I took part in junior high school, I’d make straight for it, playing show tunes I’d picked up listening to the family record collection for hours.
HAMDEN, CT
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Memorial marking CT gun violence deaths begins journey in West Hartford

WEST HARTFORD — Standing in front of a stark reminder of gun violence in Connecticut, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal applauded on Monday the passing of the national Safer Communities Act gun safety legislation that advocates say will help survivors of domestic violence. Blumenthal spoke at St. James Episcopal Church...
WEST HARTFORD, CT
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