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Wednesday 10/18/2017
Berlin has a new police chief
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icon Posted: 18 October 2017 [08:37 PM]

BERLIN - John Klett is officially the new top cop in town. Klett, who was formerly the deputy chief, and Chris Ciuci,…

Southington residents outraged by racist leaflets
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icon Posted: 18 October 2017 [07:57 PM]

SOUTHINGTON – Police are again investigating after leaflets with racial overtones were discovered by a resident in the southwest portion of town.…

Xi urges stronger Chinese stand against 'grim' challenges
icon Posted: 18 October 2017 [07:49 PM]

BEIJING (AP) - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday urged a reinvigorated Communist Party to take a stronger role in society and economic development to better address the nation’s “grim” challenges as he opened a twice-a-decade national congress. Speaking in…

Thousands march over 'Somalia's 9/11'
icon Posted: 18 October 2017 [07:49 PM]

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - Somali intelligence officials shared a detailed account of the country’s deadliest attack, while thousands marched Wednesday in Mogadishu in a show of defiance against the extremist group blamed for Saturday’s truck bombing that left more than…

Trump gives more mixed signals on health deal
icon Posted: 18 October 2017 [07:48 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump sent more perplexing signals Wednesday about whether he backs a bipartisan Senate deal for steadying health insurance markets, saying he backs lawmakers’ efforts to strike that compromise but “can never support” federal bailouts for…

Sessions defends Comey firing, ties it to Clinton email case
icon Posted: 18 October 2017 [07:47 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday strongly defended President Donald Trump’s firing of James Comey, linking the FBI director’s abrupt dismissal to his handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation. But he refused to discuss any…

Connecticut community colleges to be consolidated
icon Posted: 18 October 2017 [07:45 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - The leader of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system is calling for the consolidation of the 12 community colleges into a single system led by a vice chancellor. The plan, unveiled Tuesday, is projected to save…

Tough housing market awaits California wildfire victims
icon Posted: 18 October 2017 [07:45 PM]

PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) - As firefighters gain on wildfires burning in Northern California’s wine country, the many thousands who lost their houses, condos and apartments in those fires will have to find a new place to live in one of…

Our View: Taking the low road in politics hurts us all
icon Posted: 18 October 2017 [06:34 PM]

For months, we have watched as the country split into factions, each side angry about the other’s position. This is certainly true on the national level, as we line up: Red State versus Blue, liberal versus conservative, President Trump’s “base”…

Kathleen Parker: #Me Too: Tipping point, or outrage du jour?
icon Posted: 18 October 2017 [06:32 PM]

Columnist WASHINGTON - Depending upon one’s distance from all things Twitter, recent revelations of sexual harassment in Hollywood are either the tipping point we’ve been waiting for - or just another shark attack until the next one. If you’re former…

Government's role in the opioid crisis
icon Posted: 18 October 2017 [06:31 PM]

THE Washington Post Multiple, glaring government breakdowns are documented in the revealing investigation of the opioid-overdose epidemic by The Post and CBS’ “60 Minutes.” The report exposed weakening federal enforcement of drug distribution; corrosive industry lobbying that…

Your View: Petit endorses Davis for New Britain council
icon Posted: 18 October 2017 [06:20 PM]

To the Editor, I first met Daniel Davis in the summer of 2016. At the time he was the chairman of the New Britain Republican Town Committee. I was impressed that such a young man had taken on this major…

Plainville Senior Center receives funds
icon Posted: 18 October 2017 [06:19 PM]

PLAINVILLE – Archbishop Leonard P. Blair awarded the Plainville Senior Center $1,000 funded in part from the Archdiocese of Hartford through the…

Your View: Berlin reader questions GOP slogans on signs
icon Posted: 18 October 2017 [06:19 PM]

To the Editor, The slogans on Republican campaign signs in Berlin have me wondering. How can they justify the sign that says “don’t let the Democrats bankrupt” when Republicans raised taxes two years in a row after campaigning in…

Your View: Gerratana recommends Speyer for council
icon Posted: 18 October 2017 [06:18 PM]

To the Editor: Voters in the Fourth Ward of New Britain have an opportunity to elect an excellent candidate to represent them on the Common Council. Ann Speyer is…

Peter Onisto
icon Posted: 18 October 2017 [05:51 PM]

Peter Onisto of Westerly, R.I., passed away Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in his home. Born in West Hartford, Conn., he was…

Tuesday 10/17/2017
Murder for hire plot alleged
icon Posted: 17 October 2017 [10:34 PM]

NEW BRITAIN - A city man accused of engaging in a murder for hire plot was targeted by police after posting a…

U.S.-backed forces celebrate fall of IS 'capital' of Raqqa
icon Posted: 17 October 2017 [07:58 PM]

BEIRUT (AP) - U.S.-backed Syrian forces celebrated in the devastated streets of Raqqa on Tuesday after gaining control of the northern city that once was the heart of the Islamic State’s self-styled caliphate, dealing a major defeat to the extremist…

Drug czar nominee pulls his name
icon Posted: 17 October 2017 [07:56 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Tom Marino, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the nation’s drug czar, has withdrawn from consideration following reports that he played a key role in weakening the federal government’s authority to stop companies from distributing opioids.…

Trump to call families of slain soldiers, questions Obama
icon Posted: 17 October 2017 [07:55 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday will call the families of four soldiers killed this month in Niger, the White House says, as Trump again casts doubt on whether his predecessor appropriately consoled the families of military personnel…

Judge in Hawaii blocks latest Trump travel ban
icon Posted: 17 October 2017 [07:54 PM]

HONOLULU (AP) - A federal judge in Hawaii blocked the Trump administration Tuesday from enforcing its latest travel ban, just hours before it was set to take effect. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson granted Hawaii’s request to temporarily block the…

GOP senator says deal set on payments to health insurers
icon Posted: 17 October 2017 [07:52 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican and Democratic senators joined in announcing a plan Tuesday aimed at stabilizing America’s health insurance markets in the wake of President Donald Trump’s order to terminate “Obamacare” subsidies. Trump himself spoke approvingly of the deal, but…

Zofia (Ogonowska) Merchel
icon Posted: 17 October 2017 [07:30 PM]

Zofia (Ogonowska) Merchel, 91, of New Britain passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at home. She was the beloved wife…

Gertrude Flood Wheeler
icon Posted: 17 October 2017 [07:29 PM]

Gertrude Flood Wheeler, 105, of Farmington, passed away peacefully on Oct. 12, 2017, at home surrounded by her family. She was the…