Middletown, CT

The Largest Flea Market in Connecticut is a Must Visit

There's nothing better than spending a day hunting for a bargain, picking up locally crafted items, and rummaging for hidden treasures. Elephant's Trunk Flea Market is one of the largest markets in Connecticut and all of New England. Located in the town of New Milford, Elephant's Trunk is just a short drive away from Massachusetts and New York. The market draws thousands of visitors a year who come to discover everything from antiques and collectibles to fresh food.
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Man Accused Of Robbing CT Restaurant At Gunpoint

A Connecticut man was arrested after allegedly robbing a restaurant at gunpoint because his Grubhub wasn't received. The incident took place in New Haven County around 11 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5 at the Wings and Pies restaurant in New London. According to Capt. Matthew Galante of the New London Police,...
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Middletown Pilot Bus Program Exceeding ‘Initial Expectations'

Over the last couple months, Middletown Area Transit (MAT) has worked to regionalize its services with other existing organizations and test out new ways to move throughout the city. As ridesharing services have become more popular, MAT is giving it a try, only, with buses. “I’m thankful for the buses...
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Mixed-use complex with river views planned in downtown Middletown

MIDDLETOWN — The firm chosen to develop a three-parcel plot behind Main Street has laid out a preliminary concept for a multi-level housing and retail complex on three-and-a-half acres of downtown land that eventually would connect to the riverfront. The Village at Riverside would be situated on a 228,000-square-foot...

Swing Bridge Closed to Marine Traffic Until Further Notice

Submitted by Sara Mendillo, Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce. (October 6, 2022) —Due to additional issues encountered with the bridge, the swing span will not be opening for boat passage until further notice. There was a failure when attempting to raise the East barrier gate for the scheduled 10:00...

Connecticut man dies in Maine after being thrown from raft

THE FORKS, Maine — A man from Connecticut died Saturday after being thrown from a raft while paddling down the Dead River in the area of The Forks. The incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. while the man was on a raft operated by Magic Falls Rafting Company, according to a release Thursday from Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife spokesperson Mark Latti.

Officials warn after thousands of fentanyl pills found in candy boxes in southern New England

Officials are issuing a warning with the discovery of rainbow fentanyl and pills being found in candy boxes. Last month, according to the Department of Justice, several men arrived in an SUV at a meeting location in Wethersfield, CT to sell approximately 15,000 fentanyl pills to an undercover DEA agent. After one of the men showed the undercover agent a sample on the fentanyl pills, the agent indicated that he needed to travel to another location to pick up the money. The men followed the undercover agent’s vehicle as they traveled south into Rocky Hill. When a Rocky Hill police officer attempted to stop the SUV for a traffic violation, the SUV sped and ran over a roadside curb onto a grass area along the side of the road where law enforcement vehicles boxed it in. Investigators searched the SUV and found numerous Nerds candy boxes and Skittles candy bags containing thousands of fentanyl pills.

Childcare workers to receive up bonuses from $400 to $1,000

HARTFORD, Conn. — Childcare workers in the state will be eligible for a one-time bonus of up to $1,000, the governor's office announced Thursday. Gov. Ned Lamont announced the state is releasing $70 million for bonus payments to the staff of childcare providers in Connecticut. Individual bonuses will amount to $1,000 for full-time workers and $400 for part-time workers.

Hartford man paralyzed in work accident awarded $100M in what is believed to be largest personal injury verdict in CT history

On Sept. 19, 2017, in the same room at Hartford Hospital where his mother died less than two years prior, Juan “Mikey” Cruz was told there was a 95% chance he’d never walk again. Cruz, who grew up in Hartford and graduated from Hartford High School, became a paraplegic after a 1,300-pound cube of lighting equipment fell on him in the Locust Street warehouse where he worked for 15 years. “He ...
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CT reaches record number of bears entering homes

WEST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Connecticut has reached a new record when it comes to bears entering homes. Bears are becoming a lot more comfortable around humans, and that’s why it’s important you try to scare bears away if you do see them. So far this year, 65...

Mayor Adams’ flashy bishop friend is slum landlord dogged by legal issues: sources

A Gucci-loving Brooklyn bishop, who was robbed of $1 million worth of jewelry in a caught-on-video heist, is a slum landlord evicting several low-income tenants from properties he owns in Connecticut, according to tenants and public records. Lamor Whitehead, 44, a convicted felon who has described Mayor Eric Adams as a close friend and supporter, is trying to kick out 11 tenants for their failure to pay rent at the four buildings owned by his company Whitehead Estates LLC in Hartford, court records show. Whitehead bought the buildings, which he described in a social media post as one of the biggest housing...

Construction to begin for ‘dangerous’ Route 9 on-ramp

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) – There is an on-ramp along Route 9 in Middletown that has been a cause of concern for decades. The ramp brings traffic from Route 17 onto Route 9. There’s a curve that goes into a stop sign, so cars have to come to a complete stop quickly. When there’s a break […]

Yale New Haven Health signs agreement to acquire three Connecticut hospitals

Yale New Haven Health has signed an agreement to acquire three Connecticut hospitals and other related healthcare businesses from Los Angeles-based Prospect Medical Holdings, officials with both organizations said Thursday. The $400 million deal calls for Yale New Haven Health to assume certain liabilities of Prospect Medical that are not...