Hartford, CTMiddletown Press

Senate passes marijuana bill, but Lamont vows a veto

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Senate on Tuesday passed legislation for the second time in about a week that legalizes the recreational use of cannabis for adults. But Gov. Ned Lamont is threatening to veto the retooled bill, arguing it opens the industry up to tens of thousands of people previously illegible to get priority for licenses.
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Connecticut StateNew York Post

Connecticut schools that use Native American mascots could lose casino revenue

Connecticut schools that insist on using Native American nicknames and mascots without written consent from tribal leaders could see their budgets on the chopping block. State senators passed a budget bill Tuesday containing a provision that cut districts off from the Mashantucket Pequot/Mohegan Fund, which generates education revenue at the state’s Indian-run casinos.
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Connecticut Mirror

With an eviction crisis looming, no ‘mission accomplished’ for Connecticut

When Gov. Ned Lamont gave his last televised COVID-19 briefing, he cautioned against declaring victory over the pandemic prematurely – analogous to George W. Bush’s infamous “Mission Accomplished” speech, delivered before the majority of the Second Iraq War’s casualties had occurred. Now, just a few weeks later, Connecticut finds itself at a similar crossroads when it comes to housing.
Plymouth, CTBristol Press

Terryville High gets clear skies for its 2021 graduation

PLYMOUTH - The Terryville High School Class of 2021 graduated Tuesday under a clear blue sky after the ceremony was postponed due to rain. The graduation ceremony took place at the Gary Krueger Field rather than in the Borkowski Family Auditorium for the first time, according to Terryville High School employee and alum Chris Perkins. The ceremony was moved outside so that more guests could attend safely and socially distanced.
Connecticut StateNBC Connecticut

2 Cases of Tick Virus Reported in Connecticut: DPH

The Department of Public Health said two Connecticut residents have tested positive for a tick infection known as the Powassan virus. Officials said these are the first two cases identified this year. DPH officials said the two individuals are between the ages of 50 and 79 and are from Fairfield...
West Hartford, CTwe-ha.com

Hall 2021 Graduates Enjoy In-Person Graduation Ceremony

Hall High School’s commencement included speeches from West Hartford Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Paul Vicinus, Board of Education Rep Amanda Aronson, student speaker Isaiah Lizardi, and faculty speaker Justin Boucher. While the Class of 2021 began their school year without sports, music groups, theater performances, or in-person classes, they ended...
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Connecticut casinos’ slot revenues continued to recover in May

Slot-machine revenues at Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort Casino ticked upward in May, with both casinos posting their best monthly results since the current fiscal year began last July. Mohegan Sun “won,” or kept, $44.9 million in slots revenue after paying out prizes, while Foxwoods kept $32.7 million…. Mohegan Sun...
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Organizers ofFirst Night Hartford, planning 'Hartford Bonanza'

HARTFORD, Conn. — Though there might not be fireworks in the capital city for the Fourth of July this year, organizers are planning another event to celebrate. The organizers of First Night Hartford are now offering the Hartford Bonanza, starting on Friday, July 2. The event will be held with a joint lawn party at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and will feature food trucks, interactive statues, and DJs from the collective, Cafeteria Radio.
Wethersfield, CTNBC Connecticut

Wethersfield Police Chief Fights to Keep Job

Wethersfield’s police chief is on defense. The town is considering whether James Cetran should be let go after serving the community for nearly a half century. “I’m hanging in there,” said Cetran. “I never expected to be in this kind of position. But I am. So I have to go in there and face the music.”
Avon, CTBristol Press

Limited Bristol legion team falls to Avon

AVON - Seven runs in the sixth inning sunk Bristol Legion baseball in its 10-1 loss to Avon Post 201 on Tuesday at Buckingham Park. Bristol trailed 3-1 after the fourth inning, but two hits from the hosts, combined with four walks allowed from Bristol pitchers in the six turned a close battle into a runaway victory.
Westfield, MAthewestfieldnews.com

Amaral, Advance MFG win LL Majors Championship

WESTFIELD – Kiwanis Club (2013) … Sons of Erin (2014) … Moose Lodge (2015) … Kiwanis Club, again (2016) … Commercial Distributing (2017) … Kiwanis Club, for the third time (2018) … Slovak Club (2019) … and now Advance MFG. Advance MFG joined the ranks of seven previous Westfield Little...
Connecticut Statelandline.media

Truckers have friends in the House; not so much in Connecticut

Land Line Now, June 15, 2021. Click on the play button to hear our latest podcast. Some U.S. House members defended truckers during a recent highway bill hearing; but Connecticut’s governor clearly has them in his sights. I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton. Fuel prices rise to their highest level...