Torrington Eatery Announces Indefinite Closure Due To 'Unfortunate Circumstances'
A Connecticut eatery has suddenly announced it will be closed for the foreseeable future. Litchfield County's Cravings Cafe & Grill, located in Torrington at 9 Migeon Ave., announced on Thursday, Feb. 29 that it would be closed "until further notice." In a social media post, the restaurant's owners did not...
Fleeing police in Westfield leads to drug Springfield cocaine, heroin bust
WESTFIELD — A cocaine and heroin bust in Springfield this month began with a successful escape from police in Westfield on Jan. 29. A driver in Westfield, apparently spooked by the presence of a state trooper in the vehicle behind his, abandoned his car and fled on foot Jan. 29. Westfield police did not catch him at the time, but were subsequently able to identify the man and arrested him after finding more than 2 kilograms of cocaine, more than 1,000 bags of heroin and more than $30,000 in cash in his Springfield home.
Local Integrated Preschool Program to Conduct Screenings for 3-5 Year Olds in March
The Shared Services Integrated Preschool Program (SSIPP) will conduct screenings for children aged 3 to 5 on March 21 and 22. This initiative aims to identify children from Barkhamsted, Colebrook, Hartland, and Norfolk who may need extra help in school. The screenings will take place at Barkhamsted School.
Dogs in Need: Could Your Home Be Their New Home in Torrington, CT?
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of torrington..
East Longmeadow Man Charged With Murder in Springfield Gunplay Tragedy
A somber cloud hangs over Springfield, Massachusetts, after a shooting in a Bay Street parking lot claimed the life of a young man. The victim, identified as 23-year-old Anthony Goss of Westfield, was found by police officers after they received reports of gunfire around 3:55 p.m. on Monday, February 26. Tragically, Goss succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
STORM WATCH: Heavy rain and wind tonight; cold temperatures on Thursday
Storm Watch Team Meteorologist Michele Powers says pockets of heavy rain and gusty storms are on the way for this evening, followed by a big temperature drop overnight.
Man With Multiple Warrants At Large In Canton: Police Investigating
The warning was issued to residents in Hartford County on Tuesday, Feb. 27 by the Canton Police Department, which said it was tracking a suspect in the area of Secret Lake Road and Albany Turnpike. The suspect, whose name was not released, is described as a white man who is...
Teacher involved in “Gender Queer” book investigation controversy to return to teaching
Stockbridge and Great Barrington — The teacher who was involved in the “Gender Queer” book investigation controversy, eighth grade ELA teacher Arantzazu Zuzene Galdos-Shapiro, will be returning to teaching at W.E.B. Du Bois Regional Middle School. Her return to teaching was announced during the Berkshire Hills Regional...
PHOTO: Bobcat in Westfield caught on camera
A 22News viewer sent a photo of a bobcat that they saw in Westfield.
Massachusetts Restaurant to Become a Victim of Another Closure
Massachusetts-based restaurant Friendly's has undergone some closures over the past few years. Last year the Palmer location on North Main Street closed as well as the East Main Street location in Webster. All of the Friendly's restaurants in Berkshire County have closed over the years except for the Dalton Ave. location in Pittsfield. Now another Massachusetts Friendly's will be closing in a few months.
Winsted replaces 40-year-old fire truck
WINSTED, Conn. (WTNH) — The Winsted Fire Department has a new fire truck — one that will replace 40-year-old and 36-year-old vehicles. The fire department posted the news on its social media channels on Wednesday, stating that it took two years to get the new fire engine. The new truck is a 2023 Spartan/Smeal. It […]
High wind warning issued for Berkshire County until early Thursday morning
The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning at 12:14 p.m. on Wednesday in effect until Thursday at 4 a.m. for Berkshire County. "West winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph," states the weather service. "The strongest gusts will occur along with and just behind a strong cold frontal passage this evening."
We’re Tired: White Massachusetts Students Accused Of Snapchat ‘Slave Auction,’ $2 For Black Students
A group of white Massachusetts high school students at Southwick Regional are accused of hosting a Snapchat slave auction.
Police Blotter: Troop B
The following information was provided by the Connecticut State Police at Troop B. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. On Monday, Feb. 19, at approximately 2:45 p.m., Robert Rende, 39, of Woodbury, was eastbound on Route 128, east of Route 7 at the covered bridge intersection in Sharon in a Hino truck. Kim Fitch, 67, of Gaylordsville, was traveling behind the truck in a 2017 Volkswagen Jetta. Rende entered the intersection with the covered bridge, observed an oncoming vehicle and attempted to back out, striking the Volkwagen. Rende was issued a written warning for unsafe backing.
Gone With The Winsted: The Civil War in The Litchfield Hills
In 1861, following the election of Abraham Lincoln to the United States presidency on a platform to prohibit the legal slavery of African Americans, seven southern states seceded from the country, and the American Civil War began. While no battles were fought on the soil of Connecticut, Peter C. Vermilyea...
A Toast to Simsbury: Exploring the Town's Top 3 Pubs
This article presents a guide to three unique pubs located in Simsbury. Have you had the chance to visit any of them? We'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences, so please feel free to share in the comments section below.
Southwick students voiced “anger and frustration” during open forum on alleged racist incident
Following alleged racist bullying among the Southwick-Tolland-Granville school community, the district held open forums to discuss the incident.
Torrington’s New Bottle Redemption Center Sets Opening Date
If you haven't noticed yet, the action has picked up at bottle and redemption centers around Connecticut since January 1, 2024. Why? The deposit charge went from five cents up to ten cents, and there were a whole lot of consumers hoarding in anticipation of that extra payday. If you're in Torrington, and you're tired of waiting behind someone with 14 garbage bags full of empties, the newest bottle redemption center in all of Connecticut has set it's opening date.
Must See Tribute to American Workers
This Friday, Saturday or Sunday, drive 40 minutes to Winsted, one of Connecticut’s oldest mill towns. Then, visit the American Mural Project (AMP) at 90 Whiting Street. It’s a repurposed 1882 hosiery mill that once made socks for the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. Brace yourself...
Missing 87-year-old with dementia found by state police in woods
The man was treated at a local hospital for cold exposure injuries. A missing 87-year-old man with dementia was rescued last week from a cold, wooded area by authorities with the help of the Massachusetts State Police Air Wing and K9 unit. State police said troopers, including the Massachusetts State...