Windham County, CT

CT State Police See Witnesses To Fatal Hampton Crash

Connecticut State Police are seeking witnesses to a fatal crash that killed a 52-year-old man. Tolland County resident Cory Atkins, of East Columbia, Connecticut, was killed Sunday, June 26, while driving his 2010 Harley Davidson on the Hartford Turnpike in the town of Hampton, in Windham County. According to state...
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Botanists’ search in Windham yields new plant discoveries

A botanist from Eastern Connecticut State University was recently published by the New England Botanical Society (NEBS) for his efforts to update Windham County’s herbarium record—a database of local plant species. Published in the journal “Rhodora,” Biology Professor Bryan Connolly and co-author Lisa Standley, curator of the NEBS herbarium, collected 49 first-time entries into the county’s herbarium record. Only 14 (29%) of the species are native; the remaining 35 (71%) are introduced/non-native.

17-Year-Old Dies After Crashing Pickup Truck In Hampton

An investigation is underway after a 17-year-old died in a single-vehicle crash in Connecticut. A 2003 Dodge Dakota SXT was traveling west in Windham County near 407 Hartford Turnpike in Hampton at about 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, when it left the westbound lane and traveled into the eastbound lane, according to Connecticut State Police.
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National Weather Service issues severe storm warning for Hartford, Windham, Tolland counties

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for several counties in northern Connecticut for Saturday afternoon. The warning, which was issued at 2:34 p.m. Saturday, covers northern Windham County, northern Tolland County and northeastern Hartford County, as well as several counties in central and western Massachusetts. The...

Windham Hospital, Windham High School partners to help get students into careers in healthcare

(WTNH) – Windham Hospital and Windham High School recently announced a new partnership designed to help get students connected to careers in healthcare. Aimed primarily at students in the school’s pathways program, the partnership will provide the teens with curriculum, guidance, and support on choosing a career in healthcare before graduating. Matt Kaufman, Vice President […]

'Don't be a nuisance': How Eastern Conn. municipalities are taking on short-term rentals

As the summer gets closer and people think about getting away or holding parties short-term rentals have become a popular option. While many are fine, some turn into problems for the rest of the neighborhood, and municipalities are placed in a position to respond. In 2019, Airbnb reported New London County properties rented through the service had 44,600 guests and $6 million in total host income, working out to $134.53 per guest on average. Windham County saw 2,600 guests and $400,000...