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Why Connecticut's TOD "Power Grab" is a Big Deal

CT News Junkie reports that the Connecticut legislature is considering a pair of bills that would to some extent transform the paths of governance in the state. 1,086 more words


Colchester stabbing victim's father speaks out

NEWINGTON — The father of 28-year-old Nicole Kummer wants his daughter’s killer caught and brought to justice.

He spoke with Fox CT on Friday, after police identified his daughter as the victim of a homicide first reported on Wednesday. 436 more words


Meet the Connecticut hockey team that goes blinding blonde for the playoffs

There are dye jobs, and then there are the hair coloring styles of the Newington-Berlin hockey team come playoff time.

As chronicled by the New Britain Herald, the New-Berlin coop has developed a tradition of a full-team dye job at the onset of the state hockey playoffs each year. 165 more words

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The Woman Who Ate Her Baby

This tantalisingly brief piece in the Preston Guardian of 14 March 1846 caught my attention as I was searching for something else.

The relative lack of detail made me wonder if it was a fictional piece – the Victorian press were not strangers to making up the odd story, or embellishing the basics of a true one to make a better piece. 631 more words

19th Century

Fatal Newington hit-and-run suspect in court

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (WTNH) — Dennis Martinez, the man charged in a deadly Newington hit-and-run, appeared before a judge Wednesday, and there were many people there to support the victim. 170 more words


Police Activity Near Newington High School Prompted Shelter-in-place

(CBS Connecticut) – A shelter-in-place order was put into effect at Newington High School late Wednesday morning and early Wednesday afternoon.

Police say they received a call regarding a person described as “emotionally despondent.”  Police say the Newington Emergency Response Team responded and spoke with the woman, who surrendered peacefully and was taken to a hospital for evaluation.  22 more words