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Monday 09/17/2018
Southington police blotter
icon Posted: 17 September 2018 [09:37 PM]

Southington police report the following: Misty Ayers, 41, of 165 Jude Lane, was charged Aug. 21 with second degree failure to appear.…

Zygmunt Wojcicki
icon Posted: 17 September 2018 [08:54 PM]

Zygmunt Wojcicki, 80, of New Britain, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford. He was the…

THEIR VIEW: Beware the techlash
icon Posted: 17 September 2018 [08:38 PM]

The Justice Department wants states to go after technology giants for antitrust violations. Or does it want states to go after companies for stifling free speech? It’s hard to tell from the department’s statement announcing it will convene a meeting…

CHRIS POWELL: Do you want more of the same in state government, or a change?
icon Posted: 17 September 2018 [08:37 PM]

Columnist Running for governor, Democrat Ned Lamont faults Republican Bob Stefanowski for refusing to specify where he would cut state government spending to compensate for the enormous tax cutting Stefanowski implausibly pledges to do. The problem is that Lamont also…

Women are watching the Kavanaugh controversy closely
icon Posted: 17 September 2018 [08:35 PM]

By Paul Waldman After the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings gave the country a window into workplace sexual harassment - and featured a committee composed entirely of white men skeptically questioning the African-American woman detailing what she suffered…

Believe it or not, there has been a bipartisan attempt at reform
icon Posted: 17 September 2018 [08:35 PM]

Terrified of alienating the activist bases of their respective parties, Democrats and Republicans in Congress rarely even try to compromise anymore. So it’s a welcome development that two members of the House of Representatives from different parties are willing to…

Trump defends Kavanaugh as 'someone special'
icon Posted: 17 September 2018 [08:17 PM]

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Monday defended Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after a woman accused him of sexually assaulting her when the two were in high school, praising him as “one of the finest people” and signaling…

Swollen rivers swamp ash dumps, hog farms
icon Posted: 17 September 2018 [08:14 PM]

and GARY D. ROBERTSON RALEIGH, N.C. - Flooded rivers from Florence’s drenching rains have swamped coal ash dumps and low-lying hog farms,…

North Carolina city cut off by floodwaters
icon Posted: 17 September 2018 [08:12 PM]

and MARTHA WAGGONER WILMINGTON, N.C. - Throwing a lifeline to a city surrounded by floodwaters, emergency crews delivered food and water…

New Britain building gutted by blaze
icon Posted: 17 September 2018 [07:30 PM]

@LBACKUSNBH NEW BRITAIN – Firefighters battled a stubborn blaze at a Whiting Street heat treating plant Thursday afternoon as the fire…

Daniel Menard
icon Posted: 17 September 2018 [07:26 PM]

A carpenter, gardener, his dog's best friend and generously loving father and husband, Daniel Menard, born June 18, 1958, passed away peacefully…

Joseph Bouchard
icon Posted: 17 September 2018 [07:26 PM]

Joseph Bouchard, 72, of New Britain, passed away on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at his home. He was the loving husband of…

Margaret C. (Skinner) Bellantuono
icon Posted: 17 September 2018 [07:25 PM]

Margaret C. (Skinner) Bellantuono, 95, of New Britain, passed away peacefully on Friday at a local convalescent home. She was the beloved…

New Britain Police Blotter
icon Posted: 17 September 2018 [07:24 PM]

New Britain police report the following: Alexandra Michelle Vega, 21, 9 Sherman Court, Apt. 4S, New Britain, was charged on Sept. 7…

Hospital plans golf tournament for next month
icon Posted: 17 September 2018 [05:56 PM]

@KarlaSantosNBH NEW BRITAIN – The Auxiliary at the Hospital of Central Connecticut at New Britain General will host its 28th annual golf tournament on Oct.2 to benefit the Cardiac Rehabilitation Center. The event will take place at the…

Sunday 09/16/2018
Zygmunt Wojcicki
icon Posted: 16 September 2018 [09:20 PM]

Zygmunt Wojcicki, 80, of New Britain, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at the CT Hospice in Branford. He was the…

William J. Higgins
icon Posted: 16 September 2018 [09:15 PM]

William J. Higgins, 90, of Farmington, beloved companion of Elizabeth T. Kalinowski, passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 at his home. Born…

New Britain police blotter
icon Posted: 16 September 2018 [09:14 PM]

New Britain police report the following: Travis Carl Busgith, 26, 230 Whiting St., Apt. 23, New Britain, was charged on Sept. 7…

Meetings this week
icon Posted: 16 September 2018 [09:07 PM]

NEW BRITAIN Today, Sept. 17 Commission on Persons with Disabilities, 5 p.m., Room 202, City Hall, 27 West Main St.; Board of Assessment Appeals, 6 p.m., Room 101, City Hall; Board of Education, 6 p.m., 272 Main St.; Historic Preservation…

Flooding fears rise with rivers; Wilmington cut off
icon Posted: 16 September 2018 [08:44 PM]

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - Catastrophic flooding from Florence spread across the Carolinas on Sunday, with roads to Wilmington cut off by the epic deluge and muddy river water swamping entire neighborhoods miles inland. “The risk to life is rising with…

Food pantry at CCSU to help feed needy
icon Posted: 16 September 2018 [08:02 PM]

Special to the Herald, @krisdvp Editor’s note: This article was first published in Central Connecticut State University’s student newspaper, The Recorder,…

GOP's cruelty toward the poor is paying dividends in suffering
icon Posted: 16 September 2018 [07:37 PM]

The most significant part of the Affordable Care Act, itself the most significant piece of social legislation passed in decades, was its expansion of Medicaid. The idea was that no one should go without health insurance because they can’t…

Residents allowed to return to home after gas explosions
icon Posted: 16 September 2018 [07:35 PM]

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) - Residents in communities north of Boston that were rocked by natural gas explosions were given the green light Sunday to return to their homes. Gov. Charlie Baker and other officials announced the move at a morning…

THEIR VIEW: Congress must act now
icon Posted: 16 September 2018 [07:33 PM]

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday promising to punish anyone attempting to meddle in U.S. elections, including with “measures that could be capable of devastating an interfering country’s economy,” according to an administration description. For a presidency marked…