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Bristol Press

Bristol passes budget with no increase in mill rate

BRISTOL – Bristol City Council and Board of Finance passed the fiscal year 2022 to 2023 budget with no increase or decrease in the city’s mill rate. The city approved a general fund budget of $215,183,250 and set the tax rate at 38.35 mills, under the suggestion of the Board of Finance. That’s a 2.6% increase from the previous year's budget of $209,594,190. A dollar of every thousand is considered equal to one mill in assessed property.
New Britain Herald

Berlin's Pistol Creek being considered for a potential off-leash dog park

BERLIN – The section of Pistol Creek being considered for a potential off-leash dog park is close to handicapped parking and paths used by the school track teams, elected officials learned this week. Local residents are concerned about the proposal to designate 100,000 sq. ft. just north of Spruce...

State Rep. Candelora Receives GOP Nod for Re-Election for 86th District

Republican delegates representing the communities of North Branford, Durham, Guilford and East Haven have nominated Vincent Candelora of North Branford for re-election as State Representative for District 86. A northern section of East Haven was added to District 86 during 2020's statewide district remapping, which takes place every 10 years. Candelora is currently serving his 8th consecutive term and is also currently Minority Leader in the General Assembly. (Photo courtesy District 86 Republican Town Committees)

Berlin Town Council aids local business, approves new home construction

BERLIN, Ala. – The Berlin Town Council on Monday evening approved up to $17,000 in economic development assistance and financial incentives to help Berlin Hardware and Farm Supply alleviate drainage issues under U.S. Highway 278 into the shop’s property at the intersection of the highway and County Road 747. The resolution, passed following a public hearing at which no one spoke for or against the measure, is a “722 agreement” that allows municipalities to lend their credit or grant public funds to private entities for economic development of the community. The council also approved the construction of four new homes on...

Cross, DESK, LEAP, Fair Haven Health ​“Earmarked” For Expansion Help

Wilbur Cross High School and three leading nonprofits are ​“earmarked” to receive federal help with planned renovations and expansions. Cross and the three nonprofits — Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK), Fair Haven Community Health Care, and the youth rec and education program LEAP — made U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro’s ​“community project funding” list for the coming year.
Eyewitness News

VIDEO: Organization holding baby formula drive in Collinsville

A teenager arrested in connection with the stabbing death of a Fairfield Prep student in Shelton will be tried as an adult. Meteorologist Connor Lewis timed out Thursday morning's rain and a hot weekend. Here is his Wednesday noon forecast. Vice President Kamala Harris delivers keynote address at U.S. Coast...
NBC Connecticut

Man Showers Meriden Mall Shoppers With Cash

While it was a beautiful day in Connecticut on Tuesday, there was a man inside the Meriden Mall who was "making it rain." With a fist full of dollar bills, a mystery man showered cold, hard cash over the rails just before shoppers exited the mall. “All of a sudden...

Bethlehem Land Trust holding concert at Bellamy-Ferriday House

BETHLEHEM — The Bethlehem Land Trust will launch its spring-summer series of free concerts May 19 at 5:30 p.m., at the 81-acre Bellamy-Ferriday Preserve in Bethlehem. Performing at the lead-off event will be singer/songwriters “Hot Acoustics”. The Southbury-based local violin-guitar duo Hot Acoustics’ diverse set list will...
Eyewitness News

Hartford city council working to finalize budget

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - The Hartford City Council is meeting Wednesday night in hopes of approving of the budget for the next fiscal year. Affordable housing and safety are big issues residents want addressed. The mayor’s proposed budget totals nearly $600 million. The city council has been meeting all...
Health News Hub

Hartford Hospital First in State to Perform 2,000 TAVR Procedures

On May 12, the Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Hartford Hospital performed its 2,000th successfulTranscatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). Hartford Hospital, which has been performing the minimally invasive procedure since 2012, is the first center in the state to achieve this milestone. “Congratulations to our cardiac surgery and...
Eyewitness News

Gubernatorial candidate Stefanowski discusses stance on abortion, other issues

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Now that the conventions are over, campaigns are heating up. Wednesday Bob Stefanowski, the Republican candidate for governor, is coming out swinging against Governor Ned Lamont on several issues. Stefanowski criticized Lamont of his administration for too much spending and not doing enough to help with...