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TB case confirmed at school in Windham

WILLIMANTIC Chronicle WINDHAM - An active tuberculosis case was confirmed at the Charles H. Barrows STEM Academy in North Windham Wednesday. Parents were informed of the outbreak in a letter sent home Wednesday. An email and telephone message regarding…

icon Posted: 16 May 2019 [06:01 PM]

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Tuesday 05/14/2019
espn-caesars-team-up-in-sports-betting ESPN, Caesars team up in sports betting
icon Posted: 14 May 2019 [09:26 PM]

Bristol-based ESPN announced Tuesday it will be producing more sports betting content in a partnership with Caesars Entertainment that will include…

New Haven mayor: Evidence found in mosque fire
icon Posted: 14 May 2019 [07:45 PM]

NEW HAVEN (AP) - New Haven’s mayor says authorities have found evidence that an incendiary device or material was used to start a weekend fire at a mosque in the city. Federal, state and local authorities are investigating Sunday afternoon’s…

Monday 05/13/2019
uconn-seniors-celebrate-commencement UConn seniors celebrate commencement
icon Posted: 13 May 2019 [08:10 PM]

Chronicle Staff Writer STORRS - William Wilson’s mother raised him and his five siblings alone after his father died when Wilson was…

Sunday 05/12/2019
CCSU to host Lamont's first commencement address
icon Posted: 12 May 2019 [07:53 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont will deliver his first commencement remarks as governor to students from a familiar institution: Central Connecticut State University. The former cable television entrepreneur was appointed Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at…

Friday 05/10/2019
Reporter detained while covering Connecticut demonstration
icon Posted: 10 May 2019 [07:42 PM]

AP BRIDGEPORT (AP) - A reporter with Hearst Connecticut Media was briefly detained while covering a demonstration on the anniversary of a police shooting. The Connecticut Post reports that Tara O'Neill was handcuffed by Bridgeport police Thursday night, held for…

Judge dismisses lawsuit over slain millionaire's residency
icon Posted: 10 May 2019 [07:40 PM]

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A judge in New Hampshire dismissed a lawsuit Friday against a man relatives say killed his millionaire grandfather for inheritance money, saying the slain grandfather was not a resident of the state. Judge David King said…

Tuesday 05/07/2019
States look to eliminate religious vaccination exemptions
icon Posted: 07 May 2019 [08:35 PM]

Connecticut’s Attorney General gave state lawmakers the legal go-ahead Monday to pursue legislation that would prevent parents from exempting their children from vaccinations for religious reasons, a move that several states are considering amid a significant measles outbreak. The non-binding…

Sunday 05/05/2019
Two dead, five hurt in New Haven fire
icon Posted: 05 May 2019 [08:10 PM]

NEW HAVEN (AP) - Two people have died and five others, including four firefighters, were injured in an early morning fire in Connecticut. New Haven Assistant Fire Chief Orlando Marcano says the blaze in a three-family building was reported at…

Thursday 05/02/2019
Tuesday 04/30/2019
Appropriations Committee OK's $43.3B state budget
icon Posted: 30 April 2019 [08:45 PM]

HARTFORD - The General Assembly’s budget-writing committee approved a $43.3 billion two-year spending plan for Connecticut on Tuesday that replenishes funding for local schools, highway rest areas and visitor centers, while laying the groundwork for a higher minimum wage and…

Bear scales fence in Burlington, kills 5 goats
icon Posted: 30 April 2019 [08:26 PM]

BURLINGTON (AP) - Environmental officials in Connecticut are trying to trap a bear that killed five goats at a farm. A spokesman for the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection confirms that a bear killed the goats Sunday and…

Monday 04/29/2019
Crumbling foundations entity halts approvals
icon Posted: 29 April 2019 [08:56 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - The entity overseeing distribution of state funds to help Connecticut homeowners with crumbling foundations has ceased authorizing new foundation construction work until it receives a payment from the state Department of Housing. Michael Maglaras, superintendent of the…

armenian-genocide-remembered-at-capitol Armenian Genocide remembered at Capitol
icon Posted: 29 April 2019 [08:42 PM]

HARTFORD - The state House of Representative Chambers was filled to overflow as the 104th commemoration of the Armenian Genocide took place…

Sunday 04/28/2019
1-dead-in-windham-house-fire 1 dead in Windham house fire
icon Posted: 28 April 2019 [09:11 PM]

Special to the Chronicle WINDHAM - A local woman was killed in a two-alarm house fire on Route 14 in Windham Center…

Thursday 04/25/2019
Officer who fatally shot man was involved in 2015 shooting
icon Posted: 25 April 2019 [06:30 PM]

Connecticut WETHERSFIELD (AP) - A Connecticut police officer who fatally shot an 18-year-old man during a traffic stop last weekend also was involved in a 2015 fatal shooting that was ruled justified. Connecticut State Police late Wednesday identified Layau Eulizier…

Sunday 04/21/2019
Friday 04/19/2019
Clerics meet with officials after police-involved shooting
icon Posted: 19 April 2019 [06:17 PM]

Connecticut NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut religious leaders met with government officials Friday to try to ease concerns after a shooting that involved police, wounded a woman and led to protests. Local clerics met with Hamden Mayor Curt Leng…

Paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren dies at 92
icon Posted: 19 April 2019 [06:16 PM]

Connecticut MONROE, Conn. (AP) - World-wide paranormal investigator and author Lorraine Warren, whose decades of ghost-hunting cases with her late husband inspired such frightening films as "The Conjuring" series and "The Amityville Horror," died. She was 92. Warren's son-in-law Tony…

Wednesday 04/17/2019
Sandy Hook lawsuit heads to court
icon Posted: 17 April 2019 [06:24 PM]

Connecticut HARTFORD (AP) - A Connecticut appeals court heard arguments Wednesday over whether Sandy Hook Elementary School officials were negligent in failing to order a lockdown before a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators in 2012. A lawyer for…

Tuesday 04/16/2019
Committee co-chair backs tax on sugary drinks
icon Posted: 16 April 2019 [08:38 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - The co-chairman of the General Assembly’s Public Health Committee is throwing his support behind a proposed tax on sugary drinks. Democratic Rep. Jonathan Steinberg of Westport says he’s working to persuade his fellow Connecticut lawmakers to support…

Monday 04/15/2019
Lamont willing to borrow against future toll revenues
icon Posted: 15 April 2019 [08:51 PM]

Tolls might not appear on Connecticut highways for years to come, but Gov. Ned Lamont sees an opportunity for the state to obtain some much-needed transportation funding before the first overhead collector is even installed. The Democrat has suggested borrowing…

Sunday 04/14/2019
State lawmakers argue religious vaccination exemption
icon Posted: 14 April 2019 [09:16 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - A group of state lawmakers insists it’s unconstitutional to eliminate a religious exemption to the requirement that Connecticut schoolchildren be vaccinated. The 44 senators and representatives, mostly Republicans, have sent a letter to Democratic Attorney General William…

Tuesday 04/09/2019
Remington to take appeal to U.S. Supreme Court
icon Posted: 09 April 2019 [07:22 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - Facing a newly revived wrongful death lawsuit in Connecticut over the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, gun-maker Remington is going to the U.S. Supreme Court to argue it can’t be sued because of a much-debated federal law…

Monday 04/08/2019
Metal on road in Waterbury punctures tires on 34 vehicles
icon Posted: 08 April 2019 [08:56 PM]

WATERBURY (AP) - The week started on a flat note for nearly three dozen Connecticut motorists. State police say a large piece of metal on a highway was responsible for flattening tires on at least 34 vehicles Monday morning on…

2 teens charged in American Shakespeare Theatre fire in Stratford
icon Posted: 08 April 2019 [08:53 PM]

BRIDGEPORT (AP) - Two Connecticut teenagers have been arrested in connection with a fire that destroyed a historic theater where Katharine Hepburn, Christopher Plummer, James Earl Jones and other stars performed. Police say the teens, ages 18 and 17, were…

Sunday 04/07/2019
State opioid prescriptions down, deaths still high
icon Posted: 07 April 2019 [08:50 PM]

New statistics show physicians in Connecticut are continuing to prescribe fewer opioids to their patients, but the number of deaths associated with the powerful painkillers continues to remain high in the state. Last month, the Office of the Chief Medical…

Friday 04/05/2019
CT man caught after 29 years on the lam
icon Posted: 05 April 2019 [07:06 PM]

Connecticut LONGS, S.C. (AP) - A man who disappeared after escaping from a Connecticut prison 29 years ago has been arrested in South Carolina. WPDE-TV reports the U.S. Marshal's Office took Ted Lee Livingston into custody Wednesday in Longs, near…

Billionaire gives $100M to CT education
icon Posted: 05 April 2019 [07:05 PM]

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - One of the world's wealthiest couples announced Friday they are donating $100 million to support public education and new businesses in some of Connecticut's most disadvantaged communities. The contribution from hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio and…

Monday 04/01/2019
Connecticut, other states renew push for tax on sugary drinks
icon Posted: 01 April 2019 [08:59 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - Nearly three decades after a U.S. state last imposed a special tax on sugary drinks, Connecticut’s governor is pushing for one to help close a budget deficit - and bracing for a fight. Taxes on soda and…

Wednesday 03/27/2019
Autopsy confirms Sandy Hook father died by suicide
icon Posted: 27 March 2019 [03:44 PM]

Connecticut NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - An autopsy has confirmed that the father of a victim of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut took his own life. The Hartford Courant reports that the state's chief medical examiner confirmed…

Supporters rally for Connecticut woman facing deportation
icon Posted: 27 March 2019 [03:43 PM]

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Supporters of a Connecticut woman who was detained for deportation to England this week rallied on her behalf Wednesday, as a state pardon for her criminal convictions that was approved two months ago finally took effect.…

Monday 03/25/2019
Legalized marijuana in Connecticut clears first hurdle
icon Posted: 25 March 2019 [09:13 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - Legislation that could lay the groundwork for legalized recreational marijuana in Connecticut has cleared its first hurdle. The General Law Committee voted 10-8 on Monday in favor of a bill that spells out many details of a…

Father of Sandy Hook victim dead in apparent suicide
icon Posted: 25 March 2019 [09:07 PM]

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The community of Parkland, Florida, is focusing attention on its suicide prevention programs after two survivors of the Florida high school massacre killed themselves in a week. Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky said Monday that community…

Sunday 03/24/2019
State's gambling future still uncertain, despite federal ruling
icon Posted: 24 March 2019 [08:42 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - The federal government may have finally given the go-ahead to a satellite tribal casino in East Windsor, but that doesn’t mean the debate over gambling in Connecticut is settled. Nearly three months into his term, Democratic Gov.…

Thursday 03/21/2019
Kraft wants prostitution video blocked from public
icon Posted: 21 March 2019 [06:33 PM]

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The attorneys representing New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other men charged in a Florida massage parlor prostitution investigation are asking a judge to block the release of video recordings police say shows them…

Tribes receive federal go-head for casino
icon Posted: 21 March 2019 [06:32 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes have received the long-awaited approval they’ve sought from the federal government to push ahead with plans for an off-reservation casino in East Windsor. Rodney Butler, chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot, said Thursday…

Wednesday 03/20/2019
Connecticut tolls clear first legislative vote of session
icon Posted: 20 March 2019 [07:52 PM]

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut lawmakers voted Wednesday to advance legislation that could lead to electronic tolls on some highways, but it remained unclear whether 2019 is the year tolling legislation will finally pass the General Assembly. During a closely…

Tuesday 03/19/2019
Toll foes place 'Toll Troll' on state Capitol lawn
icon Posted: 19 March 2019 [08:16 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - Opponents of tolls on Connecticut highways are making their opinions known before lawmakers cast their first vote on the issue. The politically conservative Yankee Institute for Public Policy set up a large inflatable “Toll Troll” on Tuesday…

Monday 03/18/2019
Adoptees seek change in state law
icon Posted: 18 March 2019 [08:53 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - Hundreds of people from around the U.S. who were adopted are pressing Connecticut lawmakers to allow all adoptees to obtain their original birth certificates, arguing access to such records is a fundamental human right. The General Assembly’s…

Man linked to largest art heist in history freed from prison
icon Posted: 18 March 2019 [08:51 PM]

HARTFORD - A reputed Connecticut mobster who federal authorities believe is the last surviving person of interest in the largest art heist in history criticized government officials Monday as he adjusted to being back home after finishing a four-year prison…

Sunday 03/17/2019
Ex-Goldman exec scrutinized after being chosen by Lamont
icon Posted: 17 March 2019 [08:19 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - A former top Goldman Sachs executive tapped to oversee economic development policy in Connecticut and lauded by Gov. Ned Lamont for his caliber of financial and investment experience, finds himself answering a lot of questions about his…

Friday 03/15/2019
State representative from Bridgeport dies at 45
icon Posted: 15 March 2019 [08:06 PM]

BRIDGEPORT (AP) - Connecticut state flags are flying at half-staff to honor a state lawmaker who died suddenly. Gov. Ned Lamont says Democratic state Rep. Ezequiel Santiago “was a man who truly loved public service and his hometown of Bridgeport.”…

Thursday 03/14/2019