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War Is Surreal, And This Collection Of Artists At Wadsworth Atheneum Proves It | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 19, 2018
The first artwork visitors see when entering the Wadsworth Atheneum’s new exhibit is a painting by Richard Oelze, which shows a group of people walking across a stark, gray no man’s land under an ominous sky. One of the last artworks is an oil by Salvador Dalí depicting a man struggling to esca...
PD: 2 people arrested, 1 on the run following a serious motor vehicle accident in Hartford | Fox 61
Fox 61 | October 19, 2018
HARTFORD — Two people are in custody and one is on the run following a serious motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Capitol Avenue and Broad Street Thursday night. Police said the driver of the second vehicle and a child passenger were taken to the hospital for minor injuries. At lea...
Hartford Faith Leaders Applaud Firing Of 'Trigger Happy' Cop, Renew Call For More Diversity In Police Ranks | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 18, 2018
Leaders of Hartford’s faith-based institutions on Thursday praised Police Chief David Rosado’s decision to fire an officer caught on camera telling a group of black and Hispanic youth that he was “trigger happy.” “This is not who we need on the streets of Hartford to protect and serve our ...
Are They Telling The Truth? Follow Along As Claim Check Fact-Checks The Governor's Debate | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 18, 2018
The candidates for governor have spent the last several days preparing for this afternoon’s debate, rehearsing their pitches and refining their pounces as they woo voters with weeks to go before Election Day. But this being politics, not everything the candidates say will be the truth, the whole.....
Outside Money Could Determine Balance Of Power In Connecticut Legislature | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 18, 2018
So-called super PACS — political groups that can spend unlimited amounts while sometimes shielding the ultimate source of their funds — have poured hundreds of millions of dollars into U.S. elections, with most of that largesse aimed at high-impact national races. But some of that outside cash.....
New Haven's Modern Apizza Among TripAdvisor's '10 Best Pizzerias' | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 18, 2018
Modern Apizza in New Haven is the third best pizzeria in America, according to a recent TripAdvisor ranking. The top pizzerias and cities for pizza were determined by “taking into account the quality and quantity of reviews and great pizza reviews, with more weight to reviews from the past year,...
'Unrepentant Killer' Pedro Miranda, Convicted Of Killing Two Hartford Girls, Dies In Prison | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 18, 2018
A killer who preyed on teenage girls in Hartford in the 1980s and who was only brought to justice decades later has died in prison. Pedro Miranda, 61, was serving two life sentences, plus 100 years, when he died Wednesday in the hospice unit at MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution in Suffield....
Family Of Man Killed By Katherine Berman, Wife Of ESPN's Chris Berman, Settles Suit Against Bar Where She Was Drinking | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 18, 2018
The family of a Waterbury man killed when his car was struck by Katherine Berman, the wife of ESPN personality Chris Berman, last May has settled a lawsuit against the bar where she was drinking beforehand. The lawsuit by the family of Edward Bertulis against the owners of Market Place Kitchen...
Take A Visual Tour Inside The New-Look Dunkin' Stores In Connecticut | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 18, 2018
The next generation of Dunkin' stores are now open in two Connecticut towns. Wallingford and Simsbury are the first in the state to see the franchise’s debut since it dropped the 'Donuts' from its name. The New England staple is rebranding for the future, aiming for convenience and a more modern.....
Connecticut Credit Unions Deliver Gifts to Nonprofits For International Credit Union Day | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 18, 2018
Thanksgiving and Christmas came early Thursday to three nonprofit organizations that struggle to keep up with the growing demand for their services. The Credit Union League of Connecticut, celebrating International Credit Union Day, delivered a gift of $16,000 each to the Connecticut Food Bank,...
Newtown Educators Defend Dealings With Adam Lanza In First Major Response Since Sandy Hook School Massacre | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 18, 2018
Two former Newtown educators are defending the school system’s work with a young Adam Lanza in a 22-page rebuttal handed to state senators Thursday, four years after the primary report on the childhood and schooling of the Sandy Hook shooter was released. At times emotional, defensive, and highly....
One Man's DACA Journey On Three Connecticut Stages | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 18, 2018
When he was 3 months old, Alex Alpharaoh was taken on a life-changing journey from Guatemala to the United States. Thirty-six years later, he’s travelling around the country to share his story of being a Dreamer. “I’ve been a writer my whole life, a poet since I was a child,” Alpharaoh says ...
'Welcome Home' For New Britain Couple Means Laughs, Hugs, Pizza | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 18, 2018
In a tiny Broad Street pizza shop where the crowd was jammed shoulder to shoulder, Malik Naveed bin Rehman and Zahida Altaf laughed, hugged friends and accepted vases of flowers Behind the counter, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal handed out plates and served cheese, pepperoni or vegetable pizza slices....
Leaders speak out on fired Hartford cop who was recorded saying he was ‘trigger happy’ | Fox 61
Fox 61 | October 18, 2018
HARTFORD — Community leaders speak out on a fired Hartford cop who said he was ‘trigger happy’ Thursday afternoon. The white police officer caught on video warning a group of mostly black and Hispanic young people not to fight or run away because he was “trigger happy” was ...
Extra help on its way from CT to Florida to assist in hurricane cleanup | Fox 61
Fox 61 | October 18, 2018
HARTFORD —  As residents in the battered panhandle of Florida continue to pick up the pieces left by Hurricane Michael, more help is on the way from Connecticut. In Hartford, Sal Cretella, the new emergency services director of the Salvation Army of Connecticut and Rhode Island, is gearing up...
Five teachers celebrated for their work with engaging Connecticut students | Fox 61
Fox 61 | October 18, 2018
HARTFORD — Five teachers across Connecticut were celebrated Thursday for their dedication to getting students engaged and excited about learning. Each teacher received $10,000 dollars from the Dalia Foundation to use towards student engagement as a part of a $500, 000 commitment to Connecticut...
New Britain Police Chief To Recruits: 'Treat Everyone With Dignity And Respect. Everyone
Hartford Courant | October 17, 2018
On their second day of training, 14 recruits showed up at New Britain police headquarters Tuesday at 5 a.m. They wouldn’t be going home until dinnertime. They face six months of that schedule, with days spent learning everything from how write accident reports, investigate burglaries or stop suspi...
Coast Guard To Mark 40th Anniversary Of Loss Of Cutter Cuyahoga, 11 Of Its Crew | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 17, 2018
Forty years ago Saturday, the Coast Guard cutter Cuyahoga was cruising north on Chesapeake Bay when at 9:06 p.m. it was struck by a 521-foot Argentine coal freighter. The Cuyahoga, the oldest ship then in commission in the Coast Guard or Navy, was a training vessel for the Coast Guard Officer Candid...
Lawsuit Claims Connecticut Student Was Mocked And Shamed By Teacher For Sitting During Pledge | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 17, 2018
A Waterbury teen has sued a teacher and the city's school board, alleging she was “mocked and shamed” for not standing during the Pledge of Allegiance, a protest she said was over racial discrimination in the country. The suit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court, alleges a First Amendment viola...
New Britain Board Gives Good Marks To Schools Chief | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 17, 2018
As Superintendent Nancy Sarra oversees a reorganization of the city’s school system, the board of education has concluded she’s doing a good job. A new evaluation of Sarra’s job performance concludes she did well in getting the 10,000-student system to adapt to a major overhaul in the past yea...
Mass. Man Who Threatened Police Investigating Nathan Carman Pleads Guilty | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 17, 2018
A Massachusetts man who sent fake white-powers letters to Donald Trump and others and also threatened police investigating Nathan Carman, imploring them to drop the case or end up “on the bottom of the ocean,” entered a guilty plea in both cases Wednesday in federal court. Daniel Frisiello, 25,....
City Fires Hartford Police Officer Filmed Telling A Group He Felt 'Trigger Happy' | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 17, 2018
Hartford police officer Stephen Barone has been fired for threatening a group of young people in August with deadly force, Police Chief David Rosado said Wednesday. Barone’s comments, which were filmed and circulated on Facebook, prompted a reckoning over the police department’s racial makeup an...
Marijuana North of the Border: What You Can and Can't Do Now That It's Legal In Canada | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 17, 2018
Marijuana went on sale Wednesday morning in Canada. Don't try to bring it back to the United States, though. While marijuana is legal for recreational use in nine states and the District of Columbia, and permitted for medical use in 31 overall, it remains illegal to carry cannabis across a U.S....
Glassdoor Ranks Hartford Fifth Best City For Jobs | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 17, 2018
Besting some world class cities, Glassdoor rated Hartford fifth in the nation for jobs in a ranking released on Wednesday. Here's what they say about the city. Factoring all the aspects such as job openings, hiring opportunities and job satisfaction, Glassdoor, one of the largest job sites on the...
Stephen Barone, ‘Trigger Happy’ Hartford Policeman, fired | Fox 61
Fox 61 | October 17, 2018
HARTFORD — The employment of a Hartford police officer has been terminated in connection with a video of him saying he was “trigger happy” to a group in August. Chief David Rosado said they “terminated the employment of Officer Stephen Barone after the completion of interna...
‘Trigger Happy’ Hartford cop Stephen Barone fired | Fox 61
Fox 61 | October 17, 2018
HARTFORD — A white Connecticut police officer caught on video warning a group of mostly black and Hispanic young people not to fight or run away because he was “trigger happy” has been fired. Hartford Police Chief David Rosado announced the termination of Officer Stephen Barone on Wedn...
Road closures, parking restrictions for Hartford Marathon Saturday | Fox 61
Fox 61 | October 17, 2018
HARTFORD — On October 13th, more than 10,000 participants will take the streets of Hartford, West Hartford, East Hartford and South Windsor for the 2018 Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon. On race day, road closures and travel delays will begin at 7:30 a.m. and run through 2:00 p.m...
Hartford Courant | October 17, 2018
A second lawsuit has been filed against Yale University over a 10-year-old data breach in which personal information of more than 100,000 students were obtained by hackers. Last June during a routine security review of its servers Yale officials discovered that hackers gained access to electronic...
Claim Check: Hatfield Ad For AG Isn't False. But It Isn't True Either. | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 16, 2018
If eight years of scrutinizing political ads has taught us anything, it’s that partisans often see campaign spots in black and white: Seeing their own ads as above reproach so long as the truth is merely bent and not broken, and their opponents’ pitches as wholly scurrilous and false if they con...
Prosecutors: Uber Driver Kidnaps Passenger, Gropes Her, Leaves Her On Side Of I-95 In Branford | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 16, 2018
A woman’s Uber ride from Manhattan turned into a nightmare after her deranged driver kidnapped and groped her on the side of I-95 in Connecticut, authorities charged Tuesday. Harbir Parmar, 24, of Howard Beach, Queens, faces a maximum sentence of life in prison for the alleged kidnapping on Feb......
Fate Of State’s School Integration Efforts Rests With Federal Judge | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 16, 2018
A federal judge will soon determine whether his court should get involved in how the state awards enrollment to students in high-performing magnet schools throughout Connecticut. At issue is whether the lottery’s algorithm – which is designed to limit enrollment of black and Hispanic students in...
State Places Yale Doctor on Probation for Alcohol Abuse | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 16, 2018
The state Medical Examining Board Tuesday placed a Yale Cancer Center doctor’s license on probation for five years, saying his excessive abuse of alcohol affects his ability to practice as a physician. The board accepted a consent order that said Dr. Harris E. Foster Jr. abused alcohol to excess.....
House Speaker Announces New Legislative Study of Connecticut Tourism | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 16, 2018
Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz said he is forming a new legislative commission that will study the state’s tourism industry and make recommendations next year on the most effective way to spend Connecticut’s tourism funding. Aresimowicz announced the Speaker’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Touris...
Judge Rejects Dukes' Request To Have GPS Monitor Removed | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 16, 2018
A judge on Tuesday rejected Christopher Dukes’ request to have a GPS monitor affixed to his ankle removed. The 45-year-old Hartford man and head of the student conduct office at Central Connecticut State University is accused of grabbing his wife in a choke hold, taking her to the basement of thei...
Hartford City Council Will Vote To Ban Sale Of Tobacco To People Under 21 In City | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 16, 2018
Hartford is poised to become the latest city in the nation to ban the sale of tobacco products to people younger than 21. City council members say they have mustered enough support to greenlight an ordinance that would halt the practice. They are expected to vote on the proposal Monday. Six states.....
Bristol: Well Contamination Was No Threat To Drinking Water | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 16, 2018
As Bristol’s water utility plans for repairs, a well that tested positive for E. coli last week will remain out of service, officials said this week. The water department emphasized that the public water supply was never comprised; the test showed contamination only in one supply of raw water that...
WWE's 'Crown Jewel' Match In Riyadh, Relationship With Saudi Royalty, Under A Cloud After Dissident Disappears | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 16, 2018
WWE, the Stamford wrestling company, is under pressure to reconsider a match scheduled for Nov. 2 in Saudi Arabia, whose leaders are being pressed to explain how a dissident vanished after entering a Saudi embassy in Turkey. WWE is led by the McMahons, a family of wrestling impresarios that extends....
After Seven Months in Hiding, Immigrant Couple Returns to New Britain | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 16, 2018
After more than half a year of being restricted to the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, Malik Naveed bin Rehman and his wife, Zahida Altaf, walked out to freedom Tuesday. A line of 50 applauding parishioners and other supporters greeted them just beyond the church steps, and bin Rehman...
Naugatuck Police Seek Information On Disgraced Priest Arther Perrault's 1965 Stint At Former St. Francis School | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 16, 2018
With fugitive priest Arthur Perrault jailed in New Mexico on aggravated sexual abuse charges, Naugatuck police are now looking into the accused pedophile’s brief tenure at the former St. Francis Parochial School, where he was assigned for a few months in 1965. Perrault, 80, who was born in Connect...
Infosys Moving Into Downtown Hartford's Goodwin Square Building | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 16, 2018
Infosys has signed a lease for three floors of the Goodwin Square building in downtown Hartford and begun transforming the space into offices for its regional hub here, an executive of the India-based software company said Tuesday. Goodwin Square, a 30-story office tower at 225 Asylum St., is the...
10 Days Of Freedom Costs Prison Escapee An Extra Four Years | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 16, 2018
Ten days of freedom — spent mostly running from police — has cost Jerry Mercado an extra four years in prison. The Hartford man had a year to go on a three-year sentence for burglary when he decided to grab onto a vehicle and escape from Carl Robinson Correctional Institution in Enfield on Jan.....
Hartford parents file lawsuit alleging state discriminates against Black and Hispanic students | Fox 61
Fox 61 | October 16, 2018
BRIDGEPORT — Gwen Samuel has a message for all of us. “We’re using the color of their skin to determine who gets an education. We can’t go back in time,” said Samuel. She’s the founder of the Connecticut Parent’s Union which is a community organization that ...
Two high school students in Hartford taken to hospital after eating an edible narcotic | Fox 61
Fox 61 | October 16, 2018
HARTFORD — Police said two Bulkeley High School female students were taken to the hospital after eating an edible narcotic Tuesday. This is the second straight day students were taken to the hospital after eating an edible narcotic. Investigators told FOX61 that they believe the edible narco...
Claim Check: Lamont Ad Oversteps In Speculating On Rival's Tax Plan | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 15, 2018
Aristotle taught us that nature abhors a vacuum. But political candidates love them — at least in the platforms of their rivals, where a plan that’s light on specifics allows for filling the void with endless hypothetical mayhem. That is what we have seen in a number of ads from Democratic guber...
Waterbury Man Killed In Plane Crash Off Long Island Owned Two Other Planes That Crashed | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 15, 2018
A Waterbury man killed when his plane went down in Long Island Sound on Saturday owned more than 12 other planes, two of which were involved in crashes that seriously injured one person and killed another, federal records show. Authorities identified the owner and occupant of the plane that crashed....
James Comey, Former FBI Chief and Central Figure In Mueller Investigation, Will Speak At UConn Tonight | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 15, 2018
James Comey, whose handling of some of the FBI’s most delicate political investigations earned him the ire of President Donald Trump and Democratic Party leadership alike, is coming to UConn Monday. He’ll speak at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts at 7 p.m., and sit afterwards for a.....
Matt DeRienzo Named Vice President Of News & Digital Content At Hearst Connecticut Media Group | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 15, 2018
Matt DeRienzo will assume a newly created role as the vice president of news and digital content at Hearst Connecticut Media Group, the company announced Monday. With 25 years of experience as a writer, editor and publisher, DeRienzo will oversee the editors of Hearst Connecticut Media Group’s...
Comey Blasts Trump, And A Wider Degeneration of Leadership, In UConn Speech | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 15, 2018
James Comey, who led the FBI until he was fired abruptly last May, offered in a speech at UConn Monday hisrecollections of some of the tensest, most speculated-about moments in recent American history, including discussions with former president Barack Obama over whether to publish evidence of...
Man Who Violated Probation With Only Seven Days To Go Catches A Break | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 15, 2018
Chaz West was only seven days away from completing three years of probation for an assault conviction when New Britain police arrested him on a misdemeanor larceny charge. West, 28, had done well on probation, followed the rules, had a job and was on his way to getting his life back together. But...
Woman Convicted In West Hartford Bank Robbery Pledged To Return Money | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | October 15, 2018
Latania Florence Mathews was homeless and desperate when she walked into the Webster Bank branch on Park Road in West Hartford on April 6 and told a teller she needed at least $500. The 52-year-old woman had no criminal record, but a history of mental illness. She would later tell police she was...