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Video shows 200 vehicle 'takeover' of Simsburg streets
About 200 vehicles took over Simsbury Connecticut police, doing donuts and “revving engines,” according to the Simsbury, Connecticut, Police Department. In a March 25, 2023, news release, police wrote: “’Takeover’ disrupts Simsbury streets.”
Route 44 closed in Norfolk due to serious accident
NORFOLK, Conn. (WFSB) - Route 44 is currently closed due to a motor vehicle accident. Route 44 is closed at the intersection of Ashpohtag Road. The accident is considered serious. Rescue units are on scene and operating, according to Norfolk’s public information officer Jon Barbagallo. There is no other...
Hundreds of cars cause chaos as they drive through Simsbury
SIMSBURY, Conn. (WFSB) - You might not have heard of a “takeover”, but this latest trend is causing trouble for local towns and cities. The most recent incident happened in Simsbury on Friday around 11:30 p.m. Police say around 200 cars drove through Simsbury, revving engines and doing donuts in parking lots.
Former Winchester Summer Employee Accused Of Inappropriate Contact With Minor
A former employee who worked at a summer program for children in Winchester has been accused of having inappropriate contact with a minor, town officials report.The temporary employee worked for Winchester's Summer Adventure Program, run by the Recreation Department, in 2021 and 2022, Town Manager …
Bald eagle rescued in New Hartford
NEW HARTFORD, Conn. — Emergency responders from three agencies came together Saturday to rescue a bald eagle. Around 2:30 p.m., New Hartford Police and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection emergency dispatch received several calls reporting an injured bald eagle on Steele Road by Browns Corner Park in the town of New Hartford.
Connecticut bill with provisions for killing bears drops hunt proposal
Connecticut’s bear bill passed out of the General Assembly’s Environment Committee Friday with one fundamental revision — the controversial proposal to authorize an annual state bear hunt is no more. The new joint favorable substitute language of SB 1148, “An Act Authorizing Certain Killing and Hunting of Black Bear and Prohibiting Bird Feeders and Other Unintentional and Intentional Feeding ...
Moose spotted crossing road in Barkhamsted
BARKHAMSTED, Conn. (WTNH) — A moose was on the loose Friday morning! A district paid firefighter of the Pleasant Valley Fire Department was driving around Friday morning when he caught sight of two moose crossing the street on Center Hill Road in the Pleasant Valley neighborhood of Barkhamsted. See the video below: Video courtesy Lieutenant […]
Matt Ritter’s Batterson Park Redux
State Park Status Can Bring Abandoned Recreation Area On Farmington-New Britain Line Back To Life. Will Batterson Park, the abandoned recreation area and pond shared by New Britain and Farmington and owned by the City of Hartford, become Connecticut’s 91st state park?. Last week State House Speaker Matt Ritter...
Tractor-trailer crash closed Veteran’s Bridge in Enfield, Suffield
A crash involving a tractor-trailer shut down the Route 190 bridge between Enfield and Suffield on Friday.
BRISTOL BITS: Looking at some interesting people
This segment I use to comment on things that pass my way, and they may or may not have been previously mentioned in “The Press.” Here I go:
VIDEO: Possible rare miracle at Thomaston church getting attention from near and far
Portland-based Emergency Resource Management is donating an ambulance to Ukraine. UConn women's basketball gets ready for game against Ohio State. Channel 3 Sports reporter Nkwa Asonye has 3 things to watch as the Huskies take on Gonzaga tomorrow night!
Realignment work continues on Granby Center intersection project
As many have seen over the past several months, the contractor has been busy working on the Granby Center intersection improvement project. The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) project will improve traffic flow in Granby Center through the widening of Route 10/202/189, which will allow dedicated left-turn lanes, combined through/right-turn lanes, and right-turn lanes.
Bantam farm beats out 2,300 others for nation’s best cheese title
BENTAM, Conn. (WTNH) — You’ve heard of best in show… but what about best in cheese? A dairy farm in Litchfield County is putting Connecticut on the map in the cheese world. An aged gouda called “Europa” from Arethusa Farm in Bantam has been named the 2023 United States Champion Cheese at a competition in […]
103-year-old talks about World War II service, experiences in courtroom
AVON – The life of Morton Katz is a little bit of Forrest Gump, and a little bit of Walter Mitty. From his years in World War II to meeting Joe Louis and Irving Berlin, to dining next to Babe Ruth, to acting as a public defender in the Hartford area until the age of 100, he has lived a colorful life. The 103-year-old Avon resident has now added the title of author to his resume – as he has co-written the story of his life: From Paratrooper to Public Defender.
The Drummer is your source for local news
Where do you get your news? Before social media, we relied on the newspaper. Many readers in Connecticut towns are asking which newspaper do you receive and how do you receive it?. Local daily newspapers have shut down or in the case of the Hartford Courant, the delivery is inconsistent....
Route 4 reopens in Burlington after rollover crash
BURLINGTON, CT (WFSB) – Route 4 is back open in Burlington after a rollover crash Thursday morning. The Burlington Volunteer Fire Department said two people were extricated from the vehicle. They were taken to the hospital for treatment. The road was reopened to traffic. Canton Fire and Tunxis Hose...
Philadelphia residents advised to drink bottled water after chemical spill
Some Philadelphia residents have been advised to not use their tap water following a chemical spill in Bristol. The spill, which occured in Otter Creek, occured on Friday. The US Coast Guard said that around 8,100 gallons of latex finishing material had been released into the creek by Saturday afternoon, with the potential for the figure to climb to 12,000 gallons.
What’s Up in Town Hall
1. The Board of Selectmen completed three public workshops on the FY 2023-24 municipal budget. 2. The proposed budget was forwarded to the Board of Finance for its review. 3. The Board of Selectmen received an annual report from the Friends of Holcomb Farm highlighting things happening at the farm.
Fox touts experience in run for re-election to the Southwick Select Board
SOUTHWICK – Incumbent Select Board Chair Russell Fox announced this week he will run to retain his seat on the board. “Taxes is the big thing,” Fox said this week about what he believes is the issue most important to town residents.
Support these upcoming fundraisers to benefit the GMHS grad night party
Granby Parents for a Safe Graduation (GPSG) is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that organizes a substance-free Grad Night celebration for Granby Memorial High School (GMHS) graduates, is planning several fundraisers to help support the event. The GPSG Committee is planning fundraisers at TJ’s Burritos in East Granby on March 28,...
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