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Southington man identified as victim in fatal East Haven shooting

East Haven police have identified a Southington man as the victim in Saturday’s fatal shooting at Bullseye Billiards. Julius Bolden-Lowe, 26, died at Yale New Haven Hospital after suffering a gunshot wound Saturday, Aug. 6, police said. Officers arrived at Bullseye Billiards at 655 Main St. in East Haven early Saturday morning after receiving a report of a shooting. East Haven Fire Department ...
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Police investigate Hartford shooting that injured one man

Hartford Police are investigating a shooting that injured one man and damaged property Saturday afternoon. Hartford patrol officers responded to the scene in the 200 block of Blue Hills Avenue in Hartford at approximately 4:12 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, after a resident reported hearing gunfire that resulted in damage to their property. Police say that while investigating the scene, a man who ...
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Farmington family launches Premier Cricket Academy to promote love of the sport

Like many families primarily cooped up inside during the height of the pandemic, Farmington residents Phani and Vijayalakshmi Gorty explored outlets to channel the energy of their children, sons Saharsh and Shlok. “We explored games we never explored before,” Phani Gorty said. “We tried volleyball, we had the whole net and setup in the yard. We played badminton. We played basketball, where ...

At 107, this Connecticut gentleman still plays bocce with the boys at the club, and he’s ‘not just living, he’s thriving’

At 107, Frank Sacco could be the oldest man in Connecticut. It’s hard to know for sure. “It doesn’t matter, because no one’s playing bocce” at that age, said his son, Andrew Sacco. “There may be someone lying in his bed somewhere.” Frank Sacco isn’t lying in bed at the home he shares with his son and daughter-in-law in Cheshire. He’s still a regular on Wooster Street in New Haven, having lunch ...

What can you vote for in the Aug. 9 primary: U.S. Senate, treasurer, secretary of the state and more

In an attempt to reach voters who have been on vacation or distracted by getting their children to summer camp, politicians have been scrambling to spread the word about multiple primaries being held on Tuesday. Statewide contests are being held for some of the most important positions in Connecticut, as well as local races in some towns. Democrats will choose candidates for treasurer and ...

Hartford faces new, high-stakes trial over Dunkin’ Donuts Park; tab for lawyer fees now well into millions

Hartford has paid $4.5 million in fees since 2017 to hire outside lawyers to defend itself against a high-stakes lawsuit claiming the city should not have fired the first developers of Hartford’s minor league baseball park and the land around it, according to records provided by the city. Now, with the state Supreme Court ordering a new trial, those legal costs are expected to keep climbing. ...

Hundreds of kids run ninth annual Race4Chase triathlon in memory of Sandy Hook victim

Chase Kowalski was a doer. Full of energy, he would take every opportunity to ride his bike, a horse, a quad, go fishing or work on his swimming, according to his mom, Rebecca Kowalski. He did a triathlon at age 6 and won his age group. Chase was also a baseball player, a third baseman who wore No. 8 and the fastest kid on his team, his mom said. His coach used to have kids run extra laps when ...

Dom Amore: Noe Ruelas will get to show off record-setting leg for UConn football team

This is the story of a placekicker who could have punted on his dream school, but didn’t. Noe Ruelas kicked his way from Hall High in West Hartford to UConn with a series of long field goals in 2019, including a CIAC-record 56-yarder to beat Simsbury. A few months after he committed, Ruelas learned Joe McFadden, a five-star kicking recruit from Texas, was also joining the Huskies. “You really ...

Man in critical condition after Norwich shooting

A 31-year-old man is in critical condition after a shooting in Norwich after midnight Friday, according to Norwich police. Police responded to Division Street shortly after midnight for a reported shooting. They found a man who was suffering from gunshot wounds. The man was transported to a local hospital and is listed in critical condition, police said. The shooting is under investigation and ...

Wind energy partners commit $1 million to help prepare workforce in emerging New England offshore industry

A partnership between Rhode Island and higher education, labor and workforce development organizations is working to prepare the state’s workforce for the emerging New England and New York offshore wind industry. The Revolution Wind project of Eversource and Danish energy company Orsted has committed $1 million to support the partnership between the Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode ...