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Plan would restore rail service to big swath of the Midwest

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Proponents of expanding passenger rail service through Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas hope an anticipated influx of federal infrastructure funding will get the the long-discussed route off the ground. The project, which is among 39 new routes that Amtrak has proposed, calls for extending the Heartland Flyer....
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Body Riddled With Bullet Wounds Found On CT Playground, Police Say

Police are investigating after the body of a man riddled with bullet wounds was found on the property of a Connecticut playground. The body was discovered around 6 a.m., Tuesday, June 8, in New Haven County on the property of Pease Road Playground in Woodbridge and is being investigated as a homicide, said the Woodbridge Police Department.
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Warde's Petro Kuzmenok wins state title

MIDDLETOWN — Without much face-to-face time for training or competitive tennis during the pandemic last year, Petro Kuzmenok spent a good deal of time working on improving his serve. He was rewarded this season with a booming shot, better placement, and, as of Thursday, a State championship. Kuzmenok, a Warde...
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These CT shoreline towns will receive biggest bumps in state aid

With Connecticut’s new fiscal year starting July 1, Hearst Connecticut Media analyzed state aid announced this week for municipalities along the shoreline for the coming year. In all, the noneducational aid for 25 towns was examined. Some of these towns received as little as $1,579 to as much as $810,732.
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Education foundation awards $22K in grants

The Coginchaug Valley Education Foundation recently announced their 2021 grant recipients. With a record-setting number of grant applications received, CVEF awarded 16 grants totaling $22,000. “It was great to see so many applications,” grants committee co-chair Tina Gossner said. “After living through this difficult pandemic year, it was extremely uplifting...
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Donovan Clingan among four recruits to visit UConn men's basketball, more on the way

Coach Dan Hurley and staff welcomed four players to campus on unofficial visits: Donovan Clingan, Taylor Bol Bowen, T.J. Power and Reid Ducharme. Clingan may have been the biggest of all — literally and figuratively. The 7-foot-1 Bristol Central star is perhaps the Huskies’ most coveted Class of 2022 recruit. Clingan was recently named Connecticut’s Gatorade State Player of the Year, and he is among the three finalists for Gatorade’s National Player of the Year. He is expected to make an official visit to Michigan this weekend and will take an official visit to UConn July 1-2.

Lyman Hall High School Graduations from 1988 to 2020

Look back at the lively Lyman Hall High School graduations all the way back to 1988. fwilliams@record-journal.com203-317-2373Twitter: @faith_williams2. With local school, politics and coronavirus news being more important now than ever, please help our newsroom deliver the coverage you deserve. Please support Local news.
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Lopez graduates from Yale University

NEW HAVEN CONNECTICUT--May 24, in a commencement ceremony held online, Phillip Lopez was granted a Master of Musical Arts degree from the Yale School of Music, Yale University, New Haven Connecticut. Phillip is a 2012 graduate of Avon High School, a graduate of Millikin University with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance degree, and holds a Masters of Music in Opera Performance from Wichita State University.

CIAC BASEBALL: Postseason bears Rich rewards for Lyman Hall

WALLINGFORD — Lyman Hall baseball is having its best postseason, by far, since its last state title in 2002. The No. 22 Trojans (12-9) earned Class L state tournament victories over No. 11 Wilcox Tech, No. 6 Fitch and No. 19 North Haven — all on the road — to advance to the semifinals against No. 2 Berlin (20-3).
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Comparing Connecticut's superintendents: Who makes how much and where

Connecticut’s top educators make more than $29 million combined, with three Fairfield County superintendents bringing in more than $300,000 each per year. Staff at Hearst Connecticut compared 153 superintendent contracts received under Freedom of Information requests in February, March, April and May, specifically looking at salary, mileage reimbursements and vacation, sick and personal time for the 2020-21 school year.

Report: CT home sales up 22 percent from May 2020

In an exclamation point on Connecticut’s stoked real estate market heading into weekend open houses, every county generated offers in May above what sellers were seeking, as calculated on an aggregate basis by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties. The May market report is the first to provide a glimpse...
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Girls lacrosse milestones, MVPs and top performances for Week Seven

Katharine Burris, Joel Barlow: Burris scored three goals and earned MVP honors when the Falcons defeated top-seeded Newtown 7-4 in the SWC championship game last Thursday. Meagan Florkowski, Joel Barlow: The Falcons’ junior goalie reached 200 saves for her career during a 23-3 win over Bethel in the opening round of the Class M tournament on Tuesday.
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Swiss Indoors tournament canceled for 2nd straight year

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — The Swiss Indoors tournament was canceled Friday for the second straight year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tournament organizer Roger Brennwald said “many questions remain unanswered” for the Oct. 25-31 event despite falling infection rates in Switzerland. A successful tournament “with thousands of spectators per day,...

Boys golf to split into spring, fall seasons

Boys golf is the closest any CIAC sport has come to switching seasons. In early 2020, the fate of the sport moving from spring to fall was in the hands of the CIAC Board of Control. But there was too much opposition from member schools, not enough of an overwhelming...

CIAC SCOREBOARD: Results from Quarterfinals Saturday

■Class L, quarterfinals, No. 22 Lyman Hall 7, No. 19 North Haven 5■Class M, quarterfinals, No. 4 Waterford 4, No. 21 Sheehan 2. ■Class L, quarterfinals, No. 5 Wilton 12, No. 4 Cheshire 8. Boys Volleyball. ■Class M, quarterfinals, No. 3 Cheshire 3, No. 11 Simsbury 0. MONDAY. Boys Golf.