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Storms Moving Through Connecticut

As of around 8:45pm, all warnings in Connecticut have either expired or were cancelled early. The severe thunderstorm watch for Litchfield county was cancelled around 9PM. The remainder of the line moving through is not warned as severe but small hail and stronger winds are still embedded. We've also seen some lightning with the storms moving through. As storms weaken, expect to see less of the other effects, as well.
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Man Caught After Stealing ID Of Woman At Darien Verizon Store, Police Say

A 24-year-old man is facing multiple charges in Connecticut after allegedly stealing his victim’s ID at a Verizon Wireless store in Fairfield County and using it to make fraudulent eBay orders and Venmo transactions, police announced. In Darien, an investigation was launched in September 2020 after a woman reported...
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A Lively and Lovely History of Colonial America

Could the Van Dorens be one of America’s most famous families? It’s possible.But without question they are one of the most famous families of Litchfield County and it is an absolute certainty that they are one of the most famous families of Cornwall, Conn. Want to learn more...
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Trees in Litchfield County could be hit again by the spongy moth

Scientists have warned residents in northwestern Connecticut to expect a heavy presence of spongy moths this year. The moth caterpillars were responsible for the defoliation over 45,000 acres of forest in Litchfield County last year. State Entomologist Victoria Smit said their annual survey has shown the moths will be back...
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The moths formerly known as gypsy moths are expected to be a problem for part of the state

(WFSB) - The moths formerly known as the gypsy moths have state scientists and environmental officials concerned about one part of the state. The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection told residents in Litchfield County to anticipate a heavy presence of now named “spongy moth” caterpillars this spring.

Tornado Warning expires, severe thunderstorm warnings continue

(WTNH) – A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for Hartford, Fairfield, and Litchfield counties until 8 p.m. on Monday due to storms moving into the state. A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Litchfield County and Fairfield County until 6 p.m. A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Hartford County until 6:30 […]
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Spongy moths return in droves

SALISBURY — Northern towns in Litchfield County are facing a heavy infestation of spongy moth caterpillars this spring along with significant potential defoliation of hardwood trees. Spongy moth populations rose substantially in 2021 particularly in the Sharon-Cornwall area. This year, thanks to a strong feeding and breeding season, there...
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Litchfield County anticipating heavy presence of spongy moth caterpillars

Connecticut’s Agricultural Experiment Station is cautioning residences in northern portions of Litchfield County to anticipate a heavy presence of spongy moth caterpillars, formerly named gypsy moths, this Spring. The Entomological Society of America removed the previous name due to its use of a derogatory term for the Romani people. Spongy moth populations rose substantially in 2021 particularly in the Sharon-Cornwall area last year, and caterpillars have begun to emerge. The state-wide gypsy moth egg mass survey, especially in northwestern Connecticut, showed large masses, which leads entomologists to believe there will be a continued hatch and extensive caterpillar activity in 2022. The change is the first undertaken by ESA's Better Common Names Project.
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