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CTPost | February 23, 2019
TRUMBULL — Trumbull’s volunteer fire departments responded to a blaze in a two-story dwelling at 1470 Sylvan Avenue Friday night, Chief Richard Gregory of Trumbull Volunteer Fire Company wrote in an email. Though only minor injuries were reported, Gregory added, the fire ruined the building and ...
CTPost | February 23, 2019
BRIDGEPORT — A juvenile was taken into custody quickly following an attempted escape for the Juvenile Detention Center in the city on Saturday. Around 6:30 p.m., Bridgeport police were alerted to a possible juvenile that escaped from the facility at 60 Housatonic Ave. Connecticut...
CTPost | February 23, 2019
WATERBURY — An Amber Alert has been issued for three children abducted out of Waterbury who were last seen in Texas. Missing are 7-year-old Maddison McGrath, 5-year-old Dylan McGrath and 2-year-old Maryah Mathew. The three were last seen on Feb. 19 in Sealy, Texas, according to t...
CTPost | February 23, 2019
UPDATED: 12:00 p.m. BRIDGEPORT — All lanes on Route 8 southbound between exits three and two were reopened after the collision that was reported at 11:12 a.m., according to a state police dispatcher. As of midday state police were still at the scene and the accident was under inve...
CTPost | February 23, 2019
BRIDGEPORT — Strong winds are expected to hit the southern part of the state this weekend, prompting a high wind watch from Sunday evening through Monday evening. The National Weather Service issued the watch after spotting a system that could cause winds between 25 to 35 mph, wit...
CTPost | February 23, 2019
BRIDGEPORT — A primary power line fell down on top of a canopy at a city gas station on Saturday, causing a fire and forcing the utility company to shut off the power line as crews work to make repairs. Around 1 p.m., numerous calls were made to 911 from passersby that a power li...
CTPost | February 22, 2019
Seila Mosquera, the leader of a nonprofit developer of affordable housing, is Gov. Ned Lamont’s choice to become the state housing commissioner, according to members of the legislature’s Black and Puerto Rican Caucus. Mosquera is the president and chief executive officer of the ...
CTPost | February 22, 2019
WASHINGTON — Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Thursday that he thinks Congress will subpoena special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in U.S. elections if lawmakers don’t receive a comprehensive summary of the document from the Justice Department. According ...
CTPost | February 22, 2019
BRIDGEPORT - A subpoena issued to the city by federal authorities shows a Grand Jury in New Haven is actively probing possible municipal corruption. The Feb. 4 subpoena obtained by Connecticut Hearst Media seeks city records from Jan. 1, 2015 to Nov. 8, 2018, which includes both the...
CTPost | February 22, 2019
MILFORD — The girl told investigators she was watching a movie with her mother’s boyfriend and her little sister in their Shelton home when the boyfriend asked her sister to go downstairs. Then he got up and locked the door. The girl, 12 at the time, asked her mom’s boyfriend,...
CTPost | February 22, 2019
BRIDGEPORT — A Bridgeport man was found not guilty Friday of charges that he assaulted his daughter and pointed a gun at her boyfriend while attending his granddaughter’s birthday party in Trumbull. Following a week-long trial before Superior Court Judge William Holden, the judg...
CTPost | February 22, 2019
MILFORD — A West Haven man accused of shooting his ex-wife’s boyfriend rejected a plea deal Friday that called for him to serve 12 years in prison. Now, he faces at least 50 if found guilty at a trial on charges of home invasion, first-degree assault and criminal use of a weapon...
CTPost | February 22, 2019
MONROE — Various reported crime totals declined in town from 2017 to 2018, according to data recently provided by the Monroe Police Department. Though assaults in Monroe dropped more than 50 percent, from 12 in 2017 to 4 in 2018, reported sexual assaults saw an increase — from ...
CTPost | February 22, 2019
BRIDGEPORT — A New Haven man is facing 25 years in prison after he pleaded guilty Friday to raping and robbing a woman as she walked home from the Fairfield train station. Michael Fontaine, 48, pleaded guilty before Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin to first-degree sexual assault...
CTPost | February 22, 2019
Before Natalie Torranto qualified for the state’s Medicare Savings Program three years ago, the former nurse used to skip her chemotherapy pills every other day. Now, the program covers her health care premiums and leukemia drugs, which cost more than $600 a month. The Easton resi...
CTPost | February 22, 2019
STRATFORD — Renowned lawyer. University president. Constitution signer. Slave owner. Like many founding fathers, Stratford native William Samuel Johnson was far from perfect. By all accounts, he was a major figure in the early history of Connecticut and the United...
CTPost | February 22, 2019
BRIDGEPORT — A pizza delivery driver had his vehicle, hundreds in cash and the pizza he was trying to deliver stolen at gunpoint Thursday night, according to police. Just before 9:30 p.m., police were called by a pizza delivery driver who said he was trying to deliver a pizza on ...
CTPost | February 22, 2019
Connecticut’s trucking industry is cautiously watching a recent slowdown in activity that follows a highly successful 2018, because it could be a harbinger of economic slowdown. Freight hauling, truck orders and trailer orders all declined in November and December. And while Janua...
CTPost | February 22, 2019
BRIDGEPORT — The Connecticut Arts Against Violence Art Show hosts its opening reception on Saturday. The event runs from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 955 Connecticut Avenue in the city. The show is created and curated by Henry “Philmy” Reyes, meant to spread awareness of gun violence ...
CTPost | February 22, 2019
There have been four more flu-related deaths in Connecticut this season, according to the state Department of Health. That brings the number of flu-related deaths this season in the state to 29. Of the 29 flu-associated deaths, 17 were people over 65 years old, nine...
CTPost | February 22, 2019
MILFORD - Two 18-year-olds have been arrested in connection with several motor vehicle burglaries on Thursday. Police responded to numerous reports of vehicles gone through overnight, totaling 25 over the course of the day. “Utilizing in-depth investigative measu...
CTPost | February 22, 2019
BRIDGEPORT — Over the last four years the city made nearly $13.6 million worth of deals with three contractors that are now part of an FBI criminal probe. That multimillion dollar figure would surprise anyone who visited Bridgeport’s Open Budget website for information on what t...
CTPost | February 22, 2019
Bits of improvement were seen in public schools across the state in the 2017-18 school year, and not just because of high test scores. The state’s Next Generation Accountability indexes released Friday show an upswing in the number of students improving in their own math and readi...
CTPost | February 22, 2019
Andrew N. Mais, an insurance industry regulatory specialist at Deloitte and a former Cablevision talk show host, will be named by Gov. Ned Lamont as the next insurance commissioner, a key regulatory role in an industry with a huge presence in Connecticut, according to sources familiar with the gover...
CTPost | February 22, 2019
The total of Gov. Ned Lamont’s proposed tax hikes is $751million per year — not $1 billion-plus, as you might have heard. That 751 million figure is the amount taxes would rise by the second year of the two-year budget plan. I’m not calculating the first-year increases becaus...
CTPost | February 22, 2019
HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont asked more than 100 political appointees in executive branch agencies to submit their letters of resignation Thursday. The move was described by the administration as a reorganization effort, not necessarily a house cleaning one. “Many...
CTPost | February 22, 2019
State Sen. Alex Bergstein has hired a former campaign aide to be her privately funded office staffer, in a move that could raise transparency issues. For up-to-date information on public policy issues, sign up for the CT Politics newsletter. ...
CTPost | February 22, 2019
WASHINGTON — While Sen. Bernie Sanders has made “Medicare for All” a major theme in his bid for the White House, Connecticut lawmakers are split over the idea. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Rep. Jahana Hayes, a newcomer to the all-Democratic Connecticut congressional delegation,...
CTPost | February 22, 2019
There’s a lot of spending in Gov. Ned Lamont’s first budget proposal, he delivered Wednesday — $21.2 billion in the coming year, with two significant new taxes Lamont would phase in over the next two years. There are some big spending cuts, mostly in the form of restructured ...
CTPost | February 22, 2019
Marouane Mahamid thought long and hard before he applied to come to the University of Bridgeport to study analytics intelligence. “The U.S. was not on my map,” Mahamid admitted recently. He thought about Europe — so much closer to his home in Morocco. ...
CTPost | February 22, 2019
Connecticut State Police promoted three troopers during a ceremony Friday at the State Police Training Academy in Meriden. David Montini, John S. Eckersley and Michael Davis were each promoted during the ceremony. Montini was promoted from lieutenant and will now ...
CTPost | February 22, 2019
Each year, there are new studies projecting the effect rising sea levels could have on shoreline communities. The combination of rising sea level and a powerful Category 3 hurricane could be catastrophic. Now, there’s an online map that provides graphic, visual ev...
CTPost | February 22, 2019
HARTFORD — It didn’t receive much attention Wednesday, but Gov. Ned Lamont made two proposals during his budget address that he’s hoping will reduce opioid deaths. He included $500,000 in funding to develop a plan to address the gaps in the state’s treatment of substance use...
CTPost | February 22, 2019
TRUMBULL — Firefighters quickly put out an intense garage fire Thursday night, officials said Friday. Firefighters from Trumbull Center, Long Hill and Nichols fire departments were sent to a home on Glenwood Drive for a reported fire in a garage. The first unit ...
CTPost | February 22, 2019
BRIDGEPORT — A faulty heating unit on the roof of a laundromat caused the inside of the business to fill with smoke Friday night. Around 8:20 p.m., Bridgeport firefighters responded to the laundromat at 316 Wood Ave. and reported a smoke condition in the building. ...
CTPost | February 22, 2019
WASHINGTON — Gov. Ned Lamont, at his first National Governor’s Association winter meeting here, joined other Democratic governors Friday to press for a change in the new tax law that hurts their states, but doesn’t plan to stay for what many believe is a main event at these gatherings — a fo...
CTPost | February 22, 2019
SEYMOUR — Police are investigating after two students were apparently approached by an older man who tried to offer them a ride Thursday. Police said Friday night that the department is investigation a suspicious person complaint that happened on Route 34 — Roosevelt Drive — ...
The Hartford Courant | February 22, 2019
Police say a man who crashed his car into a Connecticut sports arena on Thanksgiving Day has died. The driver crashed into the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport at about 2 p.m. Thursday. Police say the car appeared to be speeding and after striking the arena, it rolled over several times and caught.....
Waterbury, Hartford Among Top Evicting Cities In U.S. | The Hartford Courant
The Hartford Courant | February 22, 2019
Waterbury has the highest eviction rate in Connecticut, and the 22nd highest among large U.S. cities, according to a Princeton University lab that developed the first nationwide database of evictions earlier this year. Hartford, Bridgeport and New Haven also rank among the top 100 evicting cities...
The Hartford Courant | February 22, 2019
The pastor of a Roman Catholic church in Connecticut has resigned amid allegations that he violated church policies on contact with children, although diocesan officials stress he is not accused of sexual misconduct. The Diocese of Bridgepoint announced Friday that the Rev. Frank Gomez of St. Charle...
The Hartford Courant | February 22, 2019
A boater was injured Sunday when he was thrown from a boat and cut by its propellers, police said.The accident happened about 3:45 p.m., west of the Penfield Reef Lighthouse, they said. Wigberto J. Mendez, 69, of Waterbury was headed east, returning to the Dolphins Cove boat launch in Bridgeport...
The Hartford Courant | February 22, 2019
Bridgeport police are investigating an allegation that someone recorded girls in the shower during a summer camp at Sacred Heart University, a city spokesman said Thursday. The girls were as young as 10 and were participating in a volleyball camp, said the spokesman, Av Harris. He said he couldn't....
The Hartford Courant | February 22, 2019
Two people — including a girl inside her home — were shot in Bridgeport by what appears to be stray gunfire late Sunday, a city spokeswoman said. Both have survived. The shots were fired in the area of Colorado and Maplewood avenues about 11 p.m., Rowena White said Monday. A man sustained a graz...
CTPost | February 21, 2019
BRIDGEPORT - Police said a local man left his two young children home alone with a loaded handgun and a package of crack cocaine. Shayne Jones, 27, of Central Avenue, was charged with risk of injury to children, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, failure to properly store ...
CTPost | February 21, 2019
HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont may not use the same rhetoric as his predecessor, but his budget is just as harsh on Connecticut’s hospitals when it comes to taxing them. Lamont’s two-year $43 billion budget canceled a previously approved tax cut for hospitals and it maintained a m...
CTPost | February 21, 2019
BRIDGEPORT — City officials on Thursday urged a judge to throw out the lawsuit of a local man who claims he is being prevented from becoming a firefighter because he has a medical marijuana card. Associate City Attorney John Bohannon Jr. filed a motion in Superior Court seeking to...
CTPost | February 21, 2019
TRUMBULL — The developers seeking to build a housing development on the site of the former Moorefield Herb Farm have withdrawn their application from the Planning & Zoning Commission. When the group reapplies, the commission will look somewhat different than it does now. P&Z Chair...
CTPost | February 21, 2019
TRUMBULL — Police have investigated numerous incidents of counterfeit cash in recent months, although merchants are often not aware of the crime, according to Capt. Keith Golding. On Monday, Feb. 18, two suspects passed six counterfeit $100 bills at the HomeGoods store on Hawley L...
CTPost | February 21, 2019
SHELTON — The city’s 2018 grand list increased 1.36 percent over the past year — giving local leaders some positive economic news entering the latest budget season. The net grand list sits at $4,736,369,384 in total assessments (70 percent of market value), an increase of $63,...
CTPost | February 21, 2019
SHELTON — Engineering and construction work will take place on the Lane Street bridge over Means Brook, as the result of several expenditures approved by the Shelton Board of Aldermen at its Thursday, Feb. 14, regular meeting. According to the Connecticut Department of Transportat...
CTPost | February 21, 2019
An over-55 residential community on Long Hill Cross Road and a second drive-through restaurant at a new shopping center on Bridgeport Avenue both appear headed for zoning approval. The Planning & Zoning Commission gave positive consensus votes to both projects at the Feb. 13 meeting...
CTPost | February 21, 2019
State Police have identified the carjacking suspect who was killed during an exchange of gunfire with troopers and Willimantic police Wednesday as a 39-year-old Hartford man. Kyron Marcel Sands was shot by police after a multi-town chase that including carjacking attempts and gunfi...
CTPost | February 21, 2019
BRIDGEPORT — A student at Housatonic Community College was awarded a $15,000 renewable scholarship Thursday at the Community Transfer Student Exhibition at the University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School. Top price was a full tuition scholarship of $36,000. Gra...
CTPost | February 21, 2019
STAMFORD - The state Department of Transportation has released details on how it intends to replace the Route 1 (East Masin Street) bridge over I-95 over two weeks. The $15 million project, near Exit 9, will utilize Accelerated Bridge Construction techniques, meaning new bridge span...
CTPost | February 21, 2019
The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is urging Connecticut residents to take part in the Sky’s the Limit hiking challenge for 2019. The challenge began in 2015 to promote hiking across Connecticut in forests and state parks. The theme for 2019 is...
CTPost | February 21, 2019
HARTFORD — In 2015, Helen Andrews was working as a nurse at Danbury Hospital when she was attacked by a patient. Her severe injuries required hip and femur reconstruction and months of physical therapy. Union leaders say that Andrew’s story is not that uncommon: most health care...
CTPost | February 21, 2019
MILFORD — A West Haven man was charged Thursday after officers took him into custody on a warrant, stemming from an incident involving an alleged assault and robbery back in November. Isaiah McKnight, 22, of Ardale Street in West Haven, was charged with third-degree robbery, third...
CTPost | February 21, 2019
MILFORD — Two people have been arrested in connection with a video released by Milford police on Thursday that shows suspects trying to break into vehicles in the city overnight. “Through diligent efforts and community involvement, MPD has made two arrests in regards to the vehi...
CTPost | February 21, 2019
BRIDGEPORT — Infowars’s host Alex Jones, who is being sued for calling the Sandy Hook shooting a hoax, will be able to provide some information in the case in secret, a judge ruled on Thursday. “But I don’t see documents being dumped into this category,” Superior Court Jud...
CTPost | February 21, 2019
MILFORD — A crash has a stretch of New Haven Avenue shut down to traffic Thursday afternoon, according to police. A driver crashed int a utility pole on New Haven Avenue around 1 p.m. Police said the road is shut down between Buckingham Avenue and Old Gate Lane. ...
CTPost | February 21, 2019
STRATFORD — Police have charged a 61-year-old Bridgeport man with trying to rob a gas station Feb. 16. In a prepared statement, Capt. Frank Eannotti said Zachary Hobbs was arrested by warrant Thursday and charged with attempted first-degree robbery and carrying a dangerous weapon....
CTPost | February 21, 2019
BRIDGEPORT — Hip hop music blared through the speakers at Bridgeport Public Library Thursday night as Gregory Simpson, known more by his stage name ABC Man, donned in colorful clothing, sang along to the beat. Simpson sang about sunshine and the alphabet. He said the purpose of h...
CTPost | February 21, 2019
BRIDGEPORT — City Councilman Michael DeFilippo is forging ahead to try and re-open his North End liquor store three years after a judge tossed DeFilippo’s zoning variance and shut the business down. But before zoning commission members take up DeFilippo’s latest application on...
CTPost | February 21, 2019
HARTFORD - State lawmakers fired off their first questions on Thursday, asking the governor’s budget chief details on a variety of initiatives in the first-year, $20.8 billion proposal. During a two-and-half-hour session before the budget-writing Appropriations Committee, Melissa ...
CTPost | February 21, 2019
BRIDGEPORT - After stealing hundreds of toys meant for children at Christmas time, police said, Infinite Seven offered the goods for sale from a minivan on the city’s East Side. “I got Legos, I got skate boards, I got brand-new toys that I’m trying to sell,” police said the ...
CTPost | February 21, 2019
HARTFORD — Connecticut lawmakers are taking a hard look this year at government-sponsored public health insurance options. Rep. Sean Scanlon, D-Guilford, declined to say Thursday exactly what the Democratic plan would look like on March 7, but it likely will target small business ...
CTPost | February 21, 2019
HARTFORD — The day after he presented two different tolling plans to the General Assembly, Gov. Ned Lamont Thursday made it clear he favors tolling all vehicles, not just trucks. “I think it’s the best long-term solution,” Lamont said at a press conference on a balcony at th...
Connecticut Children's To Expand NICU Service At St. Vincent's | The Hartford Courant
The Hartford Courant | February 21, 2019
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center has begun providing around-the-clock physician coverage to the neonatal intensive care unit at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, the hospitals announced Wednesday. The collaboration comes just a week after Hartford HealthCare said it intended to bu...
CTPost | February 21, 2019
HARTFORD — A former city resident was convicted Thursday in the case of a 2003 cold case murder in Hartford, according to the State of Connecticut Department of Criminal Justice Rafael “Felo” Ortiz, 40, former Hartford resident, was found guilty by a jury after a trail in Har...
Hartford HealthCare Plans To Acquire St. Vincent's In Bridgeport | The Hartford Courant
The Hartford Courant | February 21, 2019
Hartford HealthCare has signed a nonbinding letter of intent to acquire Ascension health network’s St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, the two health care providers said Tuesday. The agreement, which is subject to approval by the state Office of Health Care Access, would expand Hartford....
CTPost | February 21, 2019
BRIDGEPORT — A former city official at the center of a federal investigation into possible municipal corruption apparently used a tree-lined vacant lot as the address for two of his companies. Jose Tiago — recently fired as the city’s deputy public facilities director over scr...
Connecticut Residents Prepare For 'March For Our Lives' In Hartford And Washington, D.C. | The Hartford Courant
The Hartford Courant | February 21, 2019
When 26 cyclists pedal from Sandy Hook to the steps of the state Capitol in Hartford on Saturday morning, they’ll be greeted by as many as 10,000 activists who remember the roots of the anti-gun violence movement were planted in this state five years ago. Team 26, which has held rides to Washingto...
CTPost | February 21, 2019
Nearly every state police unit has been affected by a critical staffing shortage that has caused the crime lab to have a backlog of 3,000 cases for DNA analysis. In his budget address this week, Gov. Ned Lamont proposed spending $1.25 million to recruit and train 100 state troopers....
CTPost | February 21, 2019
Several accidents have closed a number of lanes on major state highways Thursday morning. UPDATE: 6:36 AM Lanes still closed: MIDDLETOWN - Truck accident on I-91 Northbound between Exits 20 and ...
CTPost | February 21, 2019
The snow and ice that fell Wednesday and early Thursday should melt away today. A Winter Weather Advisory for most of Connecticut ended at 6 a.m. The National Weather Service is forecasting temperatures near 50 degrees today. Snowfall totals include...
CTPost | February 21, 2019
Slippery conditions have caused a number of school districts to have delayed openings Thursday morning. Most delays are two hours. The list includes Ansonia, Bridgeport, Danbury, Bethany, Bethel, Brookfield, Cheshire, East Haven, Fairfield, Guilford, Hamden, Hebron,...
CTPost | February 20, 2019
MILFORD — The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is accepting requests for proposals for those hoping to occupy the food concession stand at Silver Sands State Park in Milford. DEEP issued the request for proposal on Wednesday. Requests for proposal will be accepte...
CTPost | February 20, 2019
BRIDGEPORT - A local teenager, who police said was repeatedly sexually assaulted by his special education teacher, claims local school officials negligently allowed the assaults to occur. In a lawsuit filed in Superior Court in Bridgeport, the now 18-year-old teen, whose name is not...
CTPost | February 20, 2019
MONROE — Food at improper temperatures, broken hand sinks and a men’s room toilet that wouldn’t stop running were some of the issues that caused roughly 30 restaurants in town to fail a restaurant inspection in 2018. That’s an increase from the 11 restaurants that were order...
CTPost | February 20, 2019
After watching his predecessor, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, spar with Connecticut’s hospitals for much of the past eight years, Gov. Ned Lamont got off to a rough start with the industry himself on Wednesday. Lamont’s new budget canceled a previously approved tax cut for hospitals, r...
CTPost | February 20, 2019
BRIDGEPORT - A local lawyer, who police said fled to New Jersey after stealing nearly $10,000 from a client here, rejected a plea bargain on Wednesday. Alfred Cali, 61, who is charged with second-degree larceny, turned down a plea offer from Superior Court Judge Frank Iannotti of fo...
Here's What You Need To Know About Getting Passes And Gaining Access To Connecticut Beaches | The Hartford Courant
The Hartford Courant | February 20, 2019
Town beaches in Connecticut have had a reputation in the past for being too exclusive, pushing non-residents away to give residents a more private beach. But how exclusive are these beaches in actuality? Here is a rundown of every shoreline town in the state and their policies on beachgoers. Fairfie...
CTPost | February 20, 2019
HARTFORD — Beyond restructuring teacher pensions and shifting some of the burden to municipalities, the budget plan announced Wednesday by Governor Ned Lamont seeks to lessen the local school funding burden for some communities and pave the way for minority teachers. The plan, to ...
CTPost | February 20, 2019
STRATFORD — Original photography by Scott D. Lewis of Bethel will be the February 2019 art exhibit at the Stratford Library. It is the first appearance of Lewis’ work at the Library which is entitled, “Roadside Attractions”. It is free and open to the public. “Roadside Att...
CTPost | February 20, 2019
STRATFORD — Due to popular demand, the Stratford Library has announced that the CTWorks Career Coach, a career center on wheels designed to deliver career services and training opportunities at a variety of locations throughout Connecticut, will continue library visits through 2019. ...
CTPost | February 20, 2019
STRATFORD — The Stratford Library “Books Over Coffee” program continues its 2019 winter series with a discussion of Tayari Jones’ acclaimed novel, An American Marriage, on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at noon. The program, held in conjunction with the nationwide celebration of “Blac...
CTPost | February 20, 2019
With snow in the forecast this afternoon and evening, some school districts are canceling after-school activities. Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton tweeted Wednesday morning, “Due to weather conditions late this afternoon we are canceling all "After School Activities" today. We are exp...
CTPost | February 20, 2019
SEYMOUR - The state Department of Transportation is planning a pavement surface repair operation on northbound Route 8 near Exit 22. Work crews will micro-mill the deteriorated asphalt surface to remove loose material and to provide a stable, smooth travel surface for the remainder ...
CTPost | February 20, 2019
MILFORD - Firefighters responded to a fire on Broadway early Wednesday afternoon. When firefighters arrived they found smoke coming the second floor of the three-story building. By 12:30 p.m., the fire that was reported in the kitchen was knocked down. ...
CTPost | February 20, 2019
DERBY — Health Inspectors from the Naugatuck Valley Health District graded 27 of the city’s restaurants as excellent and four others as being good during checks dating back to December. None of the city’s restaurants or food service establishments received a fair or poor ratin...
CTPost | February 20, 2019
BRIDGEPORT — Residents and business owners in a North End neighborhood have gotten their way and convinced a city board to reverse its controversial decision designating Yaremich Drive a one-way street. The months long battle over the road’s direction and the ...
CTPost | February 20, 2019
HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont, in his first budget address Wednesday, will lean on his business experience and offer the General Assembly a collaborative two-year, $43-billion budget aimed at cutting debt and promoting economic growth. He will ask lawmakers to work with him to avoid ...
CTPost | February 20, 2019
HARTFORD — A proposed tolling system would come with a 50-percent discount for Connecticut residents, according to details in Gov. Ned Lamont’s budget plan. The new governor presented a potential system of 53 toll-collecting gantries across Interstates 84, 91, and 95, and Merrit...
CTPost | February 20, 2019
HARTFORD — In his new budget, Gov. Ned Lamont proposed broad expansions of the state sales tax, including for the first time taxes on services like legal work, hair cuts and dry cleaning. The two-year budget, released Wednesday, does not increase the rate of the sales tax, but app...
CTPost | February 20, 2019
HARTFORD — Lawmakers took a Big Gulp as they listened to Gov. Ned Lamont’s budget address in the ornate Hall of the House at the state Capitol Wednesday. Literally, a Big Gulp for about 15 of them. Members of the Conservative Caucus showed up with 32-ounce Big Gulp containers fr...
CTPost | February 20, 2019
Connecticut ends the decade of the teens the same way it started: A newly elected Democratic governor who never served in the legislature, catapulted to power by public employee unions, confronts a budget deficit and asks those same workers for givebacks. That’s what happened wit...
CTPost | February 20, 2019
DERBY — A rematch of land use lawyers ended in a nearly four-hour draw Tuesday night when the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission agreed to take more time to study the latest Hops Co. proposal. The proposal, submitted as a modification of a site plan, calls for turning an exi...
CTPost | February 20, 2019
HARTFORD — A highway tolling system that could raise $800 million a year would include 50-percent discounts for Connecticut residents, according to details in Gov. Ned Lamont’s budget announced Wednesday. The new governor presented a potential system of 53 toll-collecting gantri...
CTPost | February 20, 2019
Rep. Jim Himes dropped a tantalizing hint in a tweet about President Trump declaring a national emergency in order to build his border wall. Trump, he said, “can do whatever the heck he wants by declaring national emergency, well … maybe I need to swing by Iowa and New Hampshire...
CTPost | February 20, 2019
MILFORD — All the occupants of a three-story apartment building at 51 Broadway got out safely after a fire broke out around noon Wednesday, but several pet rabbits died in the fire. Firefighter Chris Zak said firefighters were able to get to several cats on the third floor of the ...