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I'm a fossil still stumbling and struggling to transition from a manual to an electric typewriter but I’m in awe of the promise technology holds. However, it faces a daunting and continuing challenge to deliver accurate and honest information in a timely manner. Compounding our situation is a changing perception of traditional media. Despite our vast information sources, we’ve grown more insular and less informed. Subscriptions to local newspapers have dipped precipitously and we devote fewer minutes...
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State Trooper Tased Man Who Later Died for More Than a Minute, Bodycam Shows

Newly released bodycam and dashcam footage shows Connecticut state troopers using a stun gun on Ryan Marzi for over a minute straight the night of Aug. 24, four days before he would unexpectedly die in his sleep. State troopers Desmond Stimson and Jessie Rainville were responding to a domestic violence incident in Canterbury in which Marzi was alleged to have damaged a victim’s cellphone and was refusing to let her leave the property. In a graphic video released by state police, Marzi cries out multiple times that he is unable to turn over onto his stomach to comply with the officers’ demands while the Taser buzzes in the background until Stimson tells Rainville “enough of that.” Marzi was taken to a hospital for evaluation before he was charged with assault in the third degree and interfering with an officer, according to a police statement. State police are conducting an internal investigation into Marzi’s death.Read it at Associated Press
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Norwich man sentenced to five years in prison on federal firearms charge

A Norwich man arrested in 2021 after he was found with a gun and 600 bags of fentanyl was sentenced Tuesday to five years in federal prison. James Baker in June pleaded guilty in federal court in Bridgeport to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, according to a news release from the office of the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut.
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Police: Man linked to crimes in Willimantic and Hartford

WILLIMANTIC — Local police say they have arrested a man who has ties to crimes in Willimantic and Hartford. Kevin Yamil Gomez-Silva, 22, of Willimantic, was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment; illegal discharge of a firearm; illegal sale, delivery or transport of a long gun; risk of injury to a child; second-degree breach of peace; and tampering with physical evidence Monday. He was held on $250,000 bond and appeared in state Superior Court in Danielson on Tuesday.

First Norwich cannabis store receives local permit, awaits state license

Norwich ― The city has issued its first local zoning permit for a cannabis shop. The business partnership of Derrick Gibbs and Carl Tirella received approval to place a 2,500- to 3,000-square-foot adult recreational cannabis retail store in the former Family Dollar store at 425 W. Main St. The approval is contingent on the group receiving a state retail cannabis license from the state Department of Consumer Protection.

Glastonbury, Colchester high school students mourned after fatal crash

GLASTONBURY — Two school systems are mourning the loss of high school students after a weekend crash. Glastonbury High School is remembering Gordon “Mac” Southby, 18, who was riding a motorcycle that collided with an SUV on Hebron Avenue Sunday evening. And Bacon Academy in Colchester is...

An afternoon in the cutting garden

Waterford ― Mariah Billian, of Waterford, her grandmother Allison Farnham, visiting from Australia, and mother Cathy Taylor walk through the cutting garden at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford on Tuesday. “We all just love flowers,” said Billian, “I knew we had to come here while they were visiting.”...
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On this day 37 years ago, Hurricane Gloria slammed into Connecticut

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - On Sept. 27, 1985, Connecticut endured a direct hit from a category 1 hurricane. Hurricane Gloria swept through through the state 37 years ago. Former Channel 3 reporter Brian Garnett reported from Pequot Avenue in New London. “At probably the height of Gloria’s fury, this is...

Transfer station to move to new site

COVENTRY — The town’s transfer station will soon move to its new location on Olsen Farm Road. The current station, on Main Street behind Miller Richardson Park, will permanently close Saturday. The new facility, at 100 Olsen Farm Road near the Department of Public Works facility, will open...

All Levels Yoga

Join this energizing practice for every level student! Music, movement and breath work to release stagnant energy and internal obstructions so you feel free in your body! Head out feeling recharged and back in control! Beth Prose, Instructor Yoga creates an opportunity for me to recover, reflect and rejuvenate! The moving meditation on my yoga mat helps both calm and inspire me. I hope to give the gift of yoga to all of my students. I became certified to teach yoga at Samadhi Yoga Studio in Manchester, CT in 2014 and have taught various classes in the quiet corner. I am also lucky enough to be an educator for Windham Public Schools; offering classes to our students and teachers. I have also worked with the sports teams at Windham High School and revel in their successes! I live and practice yoga in Willimantic, CT with my husband and puppy, Rosie. We have six grown children and two grandchildren. I bring my wisdom and life experience to every class and hope to see you on your mat!

Groton Beautification Committee to hold daffodil fundraiser

Groton ― The Groton Beautification Committee will hold its annual Daffodil Sale fundraiser from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Thrive 55+ Active Living Center (Groton Senior Center). Proceeds will benefit committee projects. In a news release, committee Media Coordinator Andrew Parrella said the committee is continuing...