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Downtown New London sees post-pandemic surge of new restaurants

New London — Tisha Henry had been cooking at her home for years before she started serving up home-cooked meals to workers in the Bronx. The Louisiana native retained that passion for cooking after her recent move to New London and joined with family earlier this year to open Seafood Delights at 194 Bank St., a mix of soul food and Caribbean fare.
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Sailfest is back in New London after two-year hiatus

New London — Sailfest, the region’s largest summertime festival, is back this year after a two-year hiatus — and so are the fireworks. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Foxwoods Resort Casino have announced that they would be sponsoring what they call the “state’s largest fireworks display” on July 9, the second day of the three-day festival that runs July 8-10.
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Two firefighters injured in heavy New London blaze

NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) – Two firefighters were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after responding to a heavy fire at a house on Rosemary Street in New London Saturday night. Fire was showing on the first floor when crews arrived, which then extended to the upper levels of the three-story home. The […]

Family heartbroken after 1-month-old baby dies from rare virus

HAMDEN, Conn. (WFSB) - A Connecticut family is speaking out after the death of their 1-month-old son in hopes of warning others about parechovirus, which doctors say may be underdiagnosed. Ronan was born a happy and healthy baby to Kat and Mitch Delancy in May. He was their second child.
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Hoop It Up kicks off Hartford Bonanza

Hammonasset Beach State Park is expecting huge numbers for holiday weekend. It seems a lot of people have taken to camping since the pandemic began. RV sales have skyrocketed. There have already been nearly 10 water related incidents this season, with over half ending with fatalities, and they are trying to avoid more.
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Police investigate untimely death in Berlin

This weekend kids in Hartford are getting busy on the basketball court. Competitive 3 on 3 tournaments, organized by Hoop it Up, came to Weaver High School. Hammonasset Beach State Park is expecting huge numbers for holiday weekend. Updated: Jul. 2, 2022 at 2:55 AM UTC. It seems a lot...

FREE summer Improv Classes for Ages 11-18 in West Haven

Free improv class for NHPS amd WHPS students! Starts July 25th. Supported by an Arts Respond grant to FUSE Artistic Director Lara Morton from the CT Department of Economic and Community Development. If interested, please contact Students enrolled in outside districts can join for just $150.

Dazzle Your Senses at Lavender by the Bay

Rated by Country Living as "one of the top six stunning lavender farms to visit in America," Lavender by the Bay in East Marion is open for the season. You can walk through “magical” fields of the fragrant flowers in bloom and enjoy a natural aromatic experience that is sure to soothe your spirits.

Updated: Blaze at Norwich transfer station called 'big Dumpster fire'

Norwich — Fire gutted a large building full of paper, plastic and cardboard recyclables and construction debris at the Rogers Road transfer station Thursday afternoon, causing no injuries to workers but keeping firefighters busy for several hours to ensure all burning trash was extinguished, city and landfill officials said.
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Police Ask for Help in New London Death Investigation

Police are investigating the death of a New London man whose body was found in a cemetery in May. Authorities said the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) has identified the man as John "Sean" Lazenby. His body was found in the Cedar Grove Cemetery on May 5. The...
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Middletown considers $28,000 state grant to mitigate discarded liquor nips

MIDDLETOWN — The Common Council will consider accepting a $28,228 state grant for the public works office to work on reducing waste from discarded mini liquor bottles. A bill passed last June imposed a 5-cent surcharge on the sale of liquor bottles smaller than 50 milliliters, with the money eventually going back to the cities and towns to help fund litter control or efforts to reduce trash buildup.

Connecticut man paralyzed after hitting head while handcuffed in police van, officials say

Five officers are under investigation after a Connecticut man hit his head while handcuffed in a police van and was paralyzed last week, authorities said. City and police officials in New Haven pledged to make changes in the aftermath of the arrest of Richard “Randy” Cox, 36, saying officers did not treat him with dignity or provide him safety after he was severely injured.