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In Greeneville, former church and hardware store now has motorcycles

NORWICH — A Greeneville motorcycle shop has grown from one to two buildings, helping preserve some of the city's village history in the process. Street Stuff Cycle opened a new showroom at 192 North Main St. on June 24, just feet away from its original space at 4 Central Ave. Monica Krasun-Mish, who owns the business with brother Eric Krasun and their mother Charlene Krasun, said there have been challenges getting there.
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West Hartford schools go to court over mascot name changes

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – The debate over the mascots of two West Hartford high schools is set to be held in court on Thursday. Last month, the West Hartford Board of Education approved a mascot change in their school to avoid offending Native Americans, but now, they are facing a lawsuit to stop the […]
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Deer Lake Bird Kiosk Receives Makeover

On June 19, members of the New Haven Bird Club and shoreline residents gave Deer Lake’s bird sanctuary kiosk an update. The 35-year-old kiosk was given new panels with information for bird watching enthusiasts. The Sanctuary was established in 1985 to honor the generosity of avid birder and New Haven Bird Club member Richard English. The kiosk update was funded by the Bird Club with support from Deer Lake Camp and Tyco Printing. The refreshed information will aid campers and other visitors to the Richard English Bird Sanctuary identify the large array of birds found in the sanctuary. Pictured are DeWitt Allen (bird club president) and Maggie Cohn (Madison volunteer).

How Hartford-area activist groups are banding together to fight for racial equality, women’s health care and lower cost of living

In an effort to keep issues surrounding race, access to women’s health care and the rising cost of living at the forefront, Hartford-area activist groups have banded together to organize what they say will be a series of rallies to support people of color. Activists on Tuesday held a second rally at City Hall surrounding the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade, with an additional ...

This is the City in Connecticut With the Most COVID-19 Cases

The U.S. has reported more than 86.4 million confirmed COVID-19 cases as of July 5. More than 1,007,000 Americans have died of COVID-19 — the highest death toll of any country. Nationwide, there were an average of 33.4 daily new coronavirus cases per 100,000 Americans in the week ending July 5. Cumulatively, the U.S. has […]

Paintballs hit 2 people in Norwich, suspects arrested: Police

NORWICH, Conn. — Two young men from Norwich are facing charges after reportedly firing what is believed to be paintballs at a pedestrian and motorcycle passenger on Wednesday. At 3:09 p.m., police got a call from a person on Franklin Street who reported that a minivan pulled up alongside...
New Haven Independent

The Clothes Make The Canvas At Wilson Branch Library Community Event

Hill neighbors came into the Wilson Branch Library to make art — and walked out ready to wear it. The occasion was a community acrylic painting workshop held Tuesday afternoon, led local artists Victor Smith and Richard T. Spears. Smith led the group in painting shirts — aka ​“wearable art” — and gave...

Schuyler Beeman Producing, Directing Summer Cabaret Series

Guilford’s Schuyler Beeman will be producing and directing the Summer Cabaret Series with Sounds of the Seventies beginning on Monday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street, Ivoryton. Sounds of the Seventies includes favorites from the decade of disco and rock’n’roll including “Love Train”,...

Stanley Black & Decker to sell oil and gas business

NEW BRITAIN — Stanley Black & Decker has agreed to sell its oil and gas business, the latest of several recently announced deals aimed at consolidating the portfolio of the world’s largest tool company. New Britain-headquartered Stanley Black & Decker’s agreement with Aberdeenshire, Scotland-based energy-services provider Pipeline Technique...
New Haven Independent

65 Artists Contemplate What They’ve ​“Lost And Found” In KLG Exhibition

Susan Clinard’s sculptures are an exercise in extreme empathy, even as Missing the Mark represents something more complex as well. It’s hard not to feel the pull of judgment in the juxtaposition of the crying face of the baby, who just needs some attention, with the blank faces of everyone else, staring at their screens. But in a broader sense, they’re all victims, of a specific mode of modernity we’re told we want. Clinard’s pieces forces us to look at ourselves, too. Are you reading these words on your phone right now? What are you missing around you?

25+ things to do this weekend in Connecticut, July 8 - 10

This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate. The second weekend of July will be filled with festivals, concerts and cruises. Here are some things to do this weekend. Sailfest. New London. Sailfest is returning after a two-year hiatus and features a barbecue, concerts and fireworks. The...

Podcast: What’s happening on the North Fork the weekend of July 7

Gene Casey greets the audience at Dances in the Park in 2016. Head out to the North Fork and find something fun to do this weekend. If you need a little help finding an event, Michelina and Grant have come up with a handful of ideas for you, including a gardening seminars in Riverhead, Dances in the Park in Greenport, a street fair in Mattituck and much more!

After 35 years in Greenport, Aldo’s is for sale

Aldo’s Coffee Co. in Greenport (Credit: Lee Meyer) After 35 years as a Greenport mainstay, Aldo’s Coffee Co. at 103 Front Street has been listed for sale. Visitors of Aldo’s are greeted by the aroma of fresh coffee beans being roasted as they enter the recently renovated building, which has a new counter space and outdoor seating adjacent to Mitchell Park and the carousel.