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Insurance giant Travelers Cos. moving out of leased space in downtown Hartford to consolidate its workforce on its main campus in the city

Insurance giant Travelers Cos. is moving out of big blocks of leased space in downtown Hartford, as it relocates and consolidates a thousand employees to its main campus in the heart of the city after completing renovations that began in 2017. Travelers wouldn’t comment Monday on how much leased space was being emptied by the insurer. However, the property-casualty insurer is a major tenant in ...
HARTFORD, CT
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Local firefighter works to raise awareness about Lymphedema

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -- One local man is fighting more than just fires; he’s fighting the stigma of a condition he’s had since he was a teen. Dominique Rodgers, a firefighter from Hartford, is raising awareness about Lymphedema. The career firefighter in Hartford is also a volunteer firefighter in Bloomfield,...
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State offers $50K reward in homicide of Litchfield woman

In an attempt to spark leads that might help solve the homicide of a Litchfield woman, the State of Connecticut is offering a $50,000 reward in the case. The body of Kelsey Mazzamaro, 26, was found in the woods of Burlington in May, 2018. She left two children, ages 3 and 5 at the time.
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New Britain Herald

TikTok trend encouraging students to destroy school property has reached New Britain schools, with several incidents of vandalism

NEW BRITAIN- School officials are warning parents of a social media trend that encourages students to destroy school property and post videos online. In a letter sent to parents on Friday, Superintendent of Schools Nancy Sarra addressed concern over a growing trend on social media. According to the letter, students from the local school district have participated in the challenge seen on TikTok.
NEW BRITAIN, CT
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'Instead of making it a judgmental issue, let's make it an educational issue': Bristol officials use bonfire accident to teach fire safety; update on child burned

BRISTOL – City officials want to make sure a tragedy like the one Bristol saw earlier this month – when two young boys suffered serious burns during a backyard bonfire – never happens again. Though the investigation remains ongoing, police have said the accident occurred when an accelerant was introduced...
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Leaders call on TikTok to take action against viral vandalism videos

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – A new TikTok challenge shows teenagers damaging parts of their schools, like bathrooms and locker rooms. The challenge has hit schools across the country, including in Connecticut, in towns like Glastonbury, Fairfield, New Britain and East Hampton. In fact, damage done to locker rooms at East...
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Windsor's Dawkins nets three in win over New Britain

NEW BRITAIN - Windsor's Justin Dawkins scored twice in the first half to give Windsor a lead that New Britain was chasing through the last 46 minutes of play Monday night in a 6-2 final. Dawkins first score came in the 13th minute of play to break the scoreless tie....
NEW BRITAIN, CT
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Middlesex Community College cancels evening classes due to power outage

MIDDLETOWN, CT (WFSB) – The Middletown campus of Middlesex Community College will be closed Monday evening due to a power outage. The school said any classes on the Middletown campus that started after 4:30 p.m. are cancelled. Additionally, all in-person evening services are closed for Monday evening. The power outage...
MIDDLETOWN, CT
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FORMER POUGHKEEPSIE HOOPS COACH BRIAN LAFFIN TO TAKE OVER AT MILLBROOK

Will Join Forces With Another Familiar Name, Tom Bell. The Millbrook High School boys basketball program is getting quite the 1-2 punch on the sidelines. Brian Laffin, the former longtime Poughkeepsie High School boys basketball coach who was controversially let go following the 2016 season after almost 300 victories, will be the head coach at Millbrook this upcoming season.
MILLBROOK, NY
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Connecticut River Conservancy seeks boater feedback on invasive plant preventing access on the river

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The Connecticut River Conservancy is seeking boater feedback on an invasive plant that is preventing access to the river. The conservancy says over the last few years, thick mats of the invasive aquatic plant hydrilla have overwhelmed rivers, coves, inlets, and riverbanks along the Connecticut River. The plant can grow so densely that it limits access for boaters, anglers, and receptionists on the river.
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Bysiewicz, Sanchez visit, stress importance of supporting Hispanic-owned businesses in city

NEW BRITAIN - Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz visited Hispanic-owned businesses in the city Monday in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. Bysiewicz was joined by State Rep. Bobby Sanchez in a visit to several businesses, beginning at a CTown Supermarket. On the downtown tour, stops were made at Criollisimo Restaurant, at 340 Arch St., and Negritas Restaurant, at 80 W. Main St.
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