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I-84 in Plainville closed for motorcycle accident

PLAINVILLE, Conn. (WTNH) — I-84 Eastbound in Plainville between Exits 34 and 35 has been closed due to a motorcycle accident. The accident happened just after 10 p.m. on Sunday. Serious injuries were reported, according to state police. The status of anyone injured in the accident is currently unknown.
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Students taught English and Spanish in Waterbury school

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) – A new school in Waterbury is offering something different for young students. Starting in Kindergarten, students are taught in English and Spanish at the same time. “At this school, you can speak two languages,” said Diego Delgado, a second-grade student. “Because in other schools, it’s...
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This Week in CT: Alex Jones trial continues in Waterbury

(WTNH) – It was an emotional and contentious week at Waterbury Superior Court. Three family members who lost loved ones in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school took the stand. The families shared the suffering they’ve endured as a result of Alex Jones and his lies that the...
Register Citizen

Torrington Price Rite joins effort to help local families

TORRINGTON — Price Rite Marketplace and Feed the Children, Pepsi, Alexander & Hornung and United Way officials met at the Torrington Price Rite store recently to distribute food and other items to local families. According to the United Way, which identified the families in need, more than 800 families...

Good Eats Restaurant & Bar opens in New Milford

NEW MILFORD – Specializing in modern American cuisine and traditional favorites, Good Eats Restaurant & Bar has entered the New Milford dining scene, opening for business on Kent Road. New Milford resident Edward Maynard, who owns the restaurant with resident Brian Cabrera, said they offer “Creative food and beverage,...
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GNW Co-Op football shuts out Wilby in first NVL home game

WINSTED — Gilbert/Northwestern/Housatonic, led by three touchdowns from Freddie Camp, issued an emphatic statement to its new league, the NVL, in a 35-0 home-opening win over Wilby Saturday afternoon at Van Why Field. “I couldn’t have asked for anything better,” Coach Scott Salius told his team. “That was the...

Art exhibit displays Afro-Caribbean art in Waterbury

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) – A unique art exhibit is bringing beautiful works of Afro-Caribbean art to the Brass City this month. The display at the Silas Bronson Library is giving local artists a chance to showcase their talent. The artwork, that’s now gracing the halls of the Silas Bronson...

This Week in CT: Positive vibes at a coffee shop in Avon

(WTNH) – Our positive vibes this week takes us to an inclusive café and coffee shop in Avon. ‘Beanz and Company’ is known for employing those with disabilities. News 8’s Sarah Cody shows us there’s a new addition making it even more unique. Watch the...
Bristol Press

Mum Festival celebrates 60 years with food, music and community fellowship

BRISTOL – Recognizing 60 years of history and celebrating Bristol’s mum-cultivating heritage, the Mum Festival dominated Memorial Boulevard and the lands surrounding the Bristol Arts and Innovation Magnet School over the weekend with music, games, rides, art and more in the name of community spirit. Jack Ferraro, Mum...

How the Top Workplaces list was made

E mployers have been forced to focus harder than ever to retain and attract talent since the COVID-19 pandemic. Top Workplaces celebrates the employers that are getting it right. The heart of the program is an employee survey. The 24-question survey collects feedback from those who know organizations the best:...
Bristol Press

Recreational cannabis sales will be allowed in Bristol

BRISTOL – Recreational cannabis sales shall be allowed within Bristol. Council members voted to allow hybrid retailer sales, limited to two such dispensaries, in a four to three vote during a special City Council meeting Thursday night, after having listened to dozens debate the benefits and issues with the substance.

Police: Two caught in drug deal at Torrington housing complex

TORRINGTON — Two local residents were arrested Wednesday night after state police say they were caught conducting a drug deal. In a news release on Thursday, Connecticut State Police said they charged 52-year-old Michele Annette Abbott and 31-year-old Bashaun Faison in connection with the incident. The arrests stem from...
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Burlington church welcomes new pastor

BURLINGTON — The Congregational Church of Burlington, founded in 1774, recently welcomed the Rev. Daniel Cohen as its new minister. According to Cohen, the church first hired him to preach during the Advent season, the four weeks preceding Christmas. "I was under the impression that if they liked me...
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Torrington land use team keeps up with city's growth

TORRINGTON — No matter the time of day, day of the week or season of the year, the land use department is a busy place at City Hall. Nate Nardi-Cyrus joined the city's land use office in May, joining City Planner Jeremy Leifert as his assistant. The team also...
New Britain Herald

No. 6 Southington rallies from 21 down to beat No. 1 Greenwich 29-28

GREENWICH – The No. 1 Greenwich Cardinals and No. 6 Southington Blue Knights proved why they are two of the top two teams in the state Saturday afternoon. Despite the tough competition, Southington pulled out a late game victory beating Greenwich 29-28. Southington’s Lincoln Cardillo said there are no words to describe the feeling of pulling off this upset. He said for those who believed that they were the underdogs coming into the game, “keep thinking that.”