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Connecticut natives in Florida hunker down for Hurricane Ian

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut natives knew that when they moved to Florida, they’d also be facing the threat of hurricanes. Tuesday, the outer bands of Hurricane Ian began hitting fast and hard. “We just got some heavy rain, but the really significant stuff is moving in probably in the next half hour,” Carl […]
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Wedding guests try to save man who drove SUV into water at Connecticut marina

A 76-year-old man has died after driving his SUV into the water at a marina in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, despite efforts by witnesses to save him. The man has been identified as Steven Mark Wahle. The Old Saybrook Police Department got a 911 call at 10.12pm on Saturday, saying that a car had driven into the waters behind the Saybrook Point Inn Resort and Marina. Witnesses, including both Saybrook Point Inn employees and wedding celebration attendees, jumped into the water in an attempt to save Mr Wahle. One of the attendees springing to action was an off-duty Rehoboth, Massachusetts,...
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CT Drivers Being Advised to Watch Out for Moose After Recent Sightings

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is telling Connecticut drivers to be on the lookout for moose after recent sightings across the state. Officials said there have been recent moose sightings in Woodbury, Southbury, Danbury, Newtown and New Fairfield. Though it's believed to be the same moose, people are being reminded to be aware of increased moose activity near roadways.

Connecticut residents to receive up to $750

money in handPhoto by Johnathan Cutrer (Creative Commons) Would you like some additional cash right now? How does several hundred dollars sound? That's the amount many individuals will receive from the state of Connecticut for each eligible child with a child tax rebate, if you meet the requirements. Eligible families will receive a maximum rebate of $250 per child. The total amount is limited to three children for a total of $750.

Three New Officers to Join MPD Ranks

Three new officers will be joining the ranks of the Madison Police Department (MPD) following completion of six-months of police academy training. According to Public Information Officer Lt. Jeremy Yorke, candidates for police positions in Connecticut must first apply to a local department, get hired, and then they are sent to the Academy. Previously, candidates would complete Academy training and then go out and seek employment, according to Yorke.

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

Connecticut to begin work on $75M swing bring project

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) recently broke ground on a $74.8 million project to improve the East Haddam Swing Bridge, which spans the Connecticut River on Route 82. The project will address the structural, mechanical, and electrical components of the 110-year-old swing bridge and will improve swing-span operation reliability and extend service life. Work includes […] The post Connecticut to begin work on $75M swing bring project appeared first on Transportation Today.

HVFC Provides Standby & EMS Coverage at Durham Fair

Working in small teams, members walked the perimeter of the fair every hour throughout the four-day event looking for any hazardous conditions. They also assisted with multiple medical emergencies and a propane leak. While at “base,” members welcomed fair-goers to check out the apparatus and provided children with truck tours....

Study: Flesh-eating drug 'tranq' linked to thousands of heroin, fentanyl ODs

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Thousands of drug overdoses in states surrounding New York have been linked to a flesh-eating animal tranquilizer called xylazine, as the substance has inundated heroin and fentanyl supplies in Philadelphia, Delaware and Michigan, according to multiple reports. The sedative known as "tranq" is found in...

Communities mourn after loss of 2 teens in Glastonbury crash

GLASTONBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — A Glastonbury community remains in mourning following a deadly car crash on Sunday night. Shocked and saddened are the only two words to describe what the community is going through after the loss of two young students in the collision. As a result, grief counselors are being called into schools to […]

Election 2022/Stephanie Thomas: Candidate for Secretary of the State

Editor’s Note: All candidates for Governor, Secretary of the State, Attorney General, U.S. Senate, 2nd Congressional District, State Senate and State House Districts for Haddam and Killingworth were invited to send a brief statement and a photo to These are being posted online as they arrive. They also will appear in Haddam Killingworth News over four Thursdays in October.
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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...

Motivational Speaker John Halligan Visits H-K Middle School

(September 27, 2022) — Motivational speaker John Halligan presented his story to the 6th, 7th and 8th grade students and staff at Haddam-Killingworth Middle School on September 27, 2022. Sponsored by the Nathaniel B. Field Memorial Foundation, John’s program addressed bullying, mental health awareness, and suicide prevention. John lost his son Ryan to suicide on October 7, 2003. At the time of his death, Ryan was a 13 year old middle school student in Essex Junction, Vermont.
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Broadway classic 42nd Street now performing at Goodspeed

(Mass Appeal) – Now playing at the gorgeous Goodspeed theatre in East Haddam Connecticut is the Broadway classic, 42nd Street. Joining me now is Blake Stadnick who plays the role of “Billy Lawlor” but you might also recognize him from the hit NBC show, “This is Us.”

Going to the Big E for the first time? Here’s Reddit’s tips

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — What should you do for your first trip to the Big E?. Dozens of suggestions came in after Reddit user lillybells13 asked for advice Tuesday in the Connecticut subreddit. The consensus: It’s all about the food. Other suggestions included trying chocolate-covered bacon, wine...

Candidates for Connecticut governor square off in 1st forum

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — In just a few short weeks voters will head to the polls and choose Connecticut’s next governor. A new poll out on Tuesday has Gov. Ned Lamont with a 15-point lead, according to a News 8/The Hill/Emerson College Polling survey earlier this month. But during their first election forum of […]