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UConn women’s basketball alum Stefanie Dolson, U.S. Olympic women’s 3x3 basketball team earn top seed for semifinal round

In the inaugural edition of 3x3 basketball at the Olympics, the U.S. women’s team is two wins away from making history. With the bulk of preliminary play over, Team USA — featuring former UConn women’s basketball standout and current Chicago Sky forward Stefanie Dolson, the Dallas Wings’ Allisha Gray, and the Las Vegas Aces’ Kelsey Plum and Jackie Young — has positioned itself nicely for a ...
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Hartford Line returns to full train service, with officials optimistic that more riders will take to the rails as pandemic wanes

The Hartford Line, a 3-year-old commuter and leisure travel rail service, was back to full steam Monday, as ridership — battered in the pandemic — is recovering at a quickening pace with worries about COVID-19 appearing to be on the wane. About half of the monthly ridership has returned to the train line, which links Springfield and New Haven with daily commuter rail service. As of Monday, the ...
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Gov. Lamont nominates Dr. Manisha Juthani as commissioner of state Department of Public Health in Connecticut. Yale physician has urged tighter COVID restrictions.

Gov. Ned Lamont first became aware of Dr. Manisha Juthani, an infectious diseases physician at the Yale School of Medicine, late last year, as the state climbed a second peak of COVID-19 cases and she signed a letter criticizing his reluctance to shut down gyms and indoor dining. Half a year later, Lamont named her the next commissioner for the Connecticut Department of Public Health, calling ...
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Fall Hallmark movie wraps up filming on Connecticut horse farm

The Hallmark Channel knows where to find romance — in Connecticut, where it has just shot scenes for yet another of its beloved TV movies. Surprisingly, this one is not that Hallmark staple, a Christmas movie. It’s set in the fall. Andrew Gernhard of Synthetic Cinema International, the production company based in Rocky Hill that worked on the film, says that instead of fake snow, leaves will ...
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Suspect in Milford murder pronounced dead in Stamford one day after attempting suicide, police say

The suspect accused of killing another man in a Milford home early Saturday morning before attempting to take his own life at a Stamford beach has succumbed to his injuries, police announced Monday afternoon. Durim Berisha was pronounced dead Sunday at Stamford Hospital after suffering a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head a day earlier, just hours after he was suspected of killing Chaz ...
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This week with the Yard Goats: Binghamton Rumble Ponies trot into Hartford

The Hartford Yards Goats will be back in Connecticut this week after another difficult road series in Bowie, Maryland, last week. The team is set to face the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, Double-A affiliate of the New York Mets, at Dunkin’ Donuts Park. Hartford (22-49) is coming off a shaky series against the Baysox, but did finish it off with a 13-run, 18-hit performance Sunday. The Rumble Ponies ...
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Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont rejects claim by GOP opponent that he supports defunding police

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont rejected the notion Monday by a Republican political opponent that he favors the national movement of defunding the police, saying that in fact more state troopers are being hired. Lamont was responding to a tweet by Bob Stefanowski, his opponent in the 2018 gubernatorial race who has been criticizing the Democratic governor lately on various policies. “Gov. Lamont ...
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Waterbury police identify homicide victim in shooting that injured three Saturday

Waterbury police have identified the victim of a fatal shooting that injured two and killed one Saturday. The shooting occurred around 8:15 p.m., near East Farm Street, police said. Upon arrival to the scene, responding officers found two individuals suffering from gunshot wounds on the roadway. “One party was observed to have a gunshot wound to the shoulder / chest area, while the second ...
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8 answers to your questions about the COVID-19 delta variant in Connecticut

With the delta variant now dominant in Connecticut, the state could be facing yet another COVID-19 spike. As the new variant has taken hold in recent weeks, Connecticut has seen an increase in both its positivity rate and its number of new cases. Hospitalizations have increased as well, though they remain far lower than at other times during the pandemic. Here are some answers to questions we ...
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These are the 10 best ice cream places in Connecticut, according to our readers. Cast your vote for No. 1

Where can you find the best ice cream in Connecticut? That’s the question we posed to you – our readers – about a week ago in our first Connecticut Ice Cream Showdown. More than 300 of you delivered by nominating your favorite place to get everyone’s favorite summertime treat. These are the 10 places that received the most nominations. Scroll to the bottom of the page to vote for which ...