Plainfield police: Hamden man allegedly had cocaine, gun in vehicle

PLAINFIELD — A Hamden man allegedly was caught in possession of cocaine and a gun after being pulled over for speeding, according to police. Plainfield police charged Anthony Dandonoli, 51, with traveling unreasonably fast, possession of narcotics, carrying a pistol without a permit and possession of a dangerous weapon in a vehicle. He was released on a $25,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in court on the charges Aug. 23.
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Washout causes Amtrak Vermonter to stop in Connecticut

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (WCAX) - Severe weather could cause trouble for you if you’re looking to travel by train Monday. Amtrak says the Vermonter train will end in New Haven, Connecticut, because of severe weather in the area causing a washout. Officials say they are in the process of looking...
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Best and worst states for health care: Where CT ranks

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Connecticut is one of the best states for health care, according to a new study. The personal finance website released its list of 2021's Best & Worst States for Health Care. It ranked Connecticut as the 9th best. WalletHub said it compared the 50 states...
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Littleville Fair returns to Chester after hiatus

There’s big news this summer in Chester: The Littleville Fair is back after last year’s hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “It feels great” to be planning the fair, said Littleville Fair President Maurice R. Boisseau Sr. “It’s a lot of work, but it’s all worth it in the end … seeing everybody gathered and supporting agriculture.”
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Record-Breaking Grants for Groundbreaking Research at UConn, Hartford Seminary

UConn School of Medicine and Hartford Seminary are receiving record-breaking grants.Shutterstock image/UConn image. Two Connecticut higher education institutions have earned record-breaking grants in recent weeks to undertake groundbreaking research. The University of Connecticut and the Hartford Seminary – occupying very different locations on the education spectrum – have each gained notice for their expertise, to good result.
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Two arrested in Springfield after loaded firearm and heroin seized

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Two people from Springfield were arrested Saturday night for several gun and drug charges. According to the Springfield Police Department, officers arrested 25-year-old Anthony Ayala and 27-year-old Maurice Bailey, both from Springfield, around 7:00 p.m. Saturday night on Summit Street. The department’s Firearms Investigation Unit found...

Wildlife rehabilitators to explain the plight of raptors

SOUTHWICK — Live birds of prey will take center stage on Aug. 14 when the Southwick Historical Society sponsors a “Wingmasters” program at Whalley Park. The free 60-minute event, beginning at 1 p.m., is supported in part by a grant from the Southwick Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
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New Haven Independent

Vax Clinic’s Busier Day Offers Ray Of Hope

Outreach workers stopped by her diner and convinced waitress Yoseline Diaz to overcome her fears and pop three blocks over to a clinic to finally get that Covid-19 vaccine. A $25 Dunkin Donuts gift card convinced a 23-year-old skateboarder to stop making “excuses.”. Sharie Evans drove by signs for a...

Congamond flooding needs federal aid, commission chair says

SOUTHWICK — The Lake Management Committee met July 22 and discussed flooding issues around Congamond Lake following the frequent heavy rainstorms in recent weeks. LMC Chair Richard Grannells showed a letter he sent to an aide to Congressman Richard E. Neal in which he said that recent Department of Public Works projects to remove beaver dams on Canal Brook did little to improve the flow and lower the lake’s water level.
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New Cheshire business offers delicious, nutritious treats

CHESHIRE — Small businesses are usually owned and operated by individuals who care about more than just the bottom line. Putting long hours and future financial hopes into a new endeavor requires commitment, one often born out of a personal connection that the owners feel to their establishment. That’s certainly...