150 Cats Removed From Home in Winsted
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Authorities have removed 150 cats from a home in Winsted since Thursday in what is being called a case of animal hoarding, according to Winsted town manager Josh Kelly. The cats are in varying conditions, Kelly said. Some are healthy, though most are flea-bitten. A dozen cats had to be taken for emergency vet care, he said. Several agencies...
GOP Senate Candidate Brandishes Shotgun in Online Ad, Says He's Going ‘RINO' Hunting
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Facebook has removed a campaign video by Republican Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Eric Greitens for violating “policies prohibiting violence and incitement,” because the ad showed him brandishing a shotgun and declaring that he was hunting RINOs, or Republicans in Name Only. Twitter blocked the video from being shared. In the ad, Greitens is...
When Is the 2022 NBA Draft? Date, Start Time, Location, Top Prospects, More
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Serious Crash Closes Busy Section of Route 5 in South Windsor
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Route 5 in South Windsor is closed due to a serious accident, according to police. The road, also known as John Fitch Boulevard, is closed between Pleasant Valley Road and Governor’s Highway, police said. It is expected to be closed for several hours. Police are asking drivers to avoid the area.
Day in the Life of Westbrook Floral Designer: Economy Impacts Couples and Florists, Too
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It’s a tough time to track down a florist. NBC Connecticut called a bunch, and they are bustling prepping for weddings and other events now that the weather is warmer and COVID-19 cases are down. “This summer is busy,” said Deborah Trout-Kolb, owner of Tulips Floral Design Studio in Westbrook. “We had 84 weddings last year which is insane...
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Reveals New Name and Box Design. But Will Fans Notice?
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After 84 years of one name and over two decades of essentially the same logo design, Kraft is giving macaroni and cheese fans a little change.
Why Are There Only 58 Picks in the 2022 NBA Draft?
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The 2022 NBA Draft will be a little shorter than usual. Heres why there are two fewer selections in this years draft.
Biden Vows Abortion Fight, Assails ‘Extreme' Court Ruling
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President Joe Biden is vowing to try to preserve access to abortion after the Supreme Court's decision overturning Roe v. Wade. He's calling for voters to elect more Democrats who would safeguard rights upended by the court’s decision. Short of that, his options are limited.
What CT parents need to know about young children’s COVID vaccinations
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As Connecticut rolls out COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged 6 months to 5 years, the Connecticut Mirror asked parents what questions they have about the vaccination.
Four residents added to Vernon Wall of Honor
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VERNON — Four residents have been added to the Volunteer Wall of Honor in recognition of their many years of volunteer service to the town.
Ranking the 10 Best No. 1 Draft Picks in NBA History
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LeBron James, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson were all No. 1 NBA draft picks, but who was the best player to ever be taken first overall?
Supreme Court Roe v. Wade Decision Has No Impact on CT Residents: Gubernatorial Candidate Stefanowski
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Bob Stefanowski, a Republican businessman who is running for governor, said the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade will have no impact on Connecticut residents and he will support Connecticut state law. On Friday morning, the United States Supreme Court ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place for...
Connecticut Abortion Laws: What Supreme Court's Decision on Roe v. Wade Means
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Gov. Ned Lamont was quick to reassure women in Connecticut that their right to choose will not be affected by Friday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion ruling. The justices ruled 6-3 in favor of a Mississippi ban on abortion, and in so doing, ruled abortion rights should be decided by states...
Coventry, Vernon get state money to fight invasive species
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Coventry has received a $50,000 grant from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to treat the invasive Hydrilla plant in Coventry Lake, and Vernon has received almost $35,000 from the department for management of cyanobacteria and other aquatic…
Police: Woman sent harassing messages to ex and herself
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In January an Ellington woman reported to state police that she was receiving harassing text messages and phone calls from a variety of unknown numbers, and believed they were from her ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend, according to an affidavit.
Manchester PZC OKs recreational cannabis store for Hale Road
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MANCHESTER — The Planning and Zoning Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved a special exception for a recreational cannabis retail facility, the first application of its kind to be authorized in north central Connecticut.
Fireworks canceled for CoventryFest
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COVENTRY — There will be no fireworks Saturday for CoventryFest, as the traditional location for setting them off no longer works, town officials say.
Vernon to open Community Pool early
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VERNON — Although the rest of the town’s aquatic facilities are scheduled to open on Monday, the Community Pool at 375 Hartford Turnpike will open a day early from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday to offer residents a…
Ellington schools hire Director of Athletics and Wellness
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ELLINGTON — The Board of Education recently appointed Anderson Rawlins as the school district’s first full-time Director of Athletics and Wellness.
School safety issues won’t be ignored, Enfield officials say
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ENFIELD — School and town officials have reassured Prudence Crandall fourth- grade teacher Jessica Soule that five concerns she and other teachers raised about the building’s safety in the event of a mass shooting will no longer be ignored.
CT Leaders React to Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade
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The U.S. Supreme on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that granted women a right to an abortion, and officials in Connecticut are reacting. U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro said in a statement that the Supreme Court has made a “dangerous move,” the decision “puts women’s lives at risk” and the right to privacy, access to...
Jon Snow is in the forecast for HBO
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It was a rumor that many TV fans wished were true — that there would be a sequel to the HBO hit, “Game of Thrones.”
Tesla eyes Buckland building
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SOUTH WINDSOR — After a failed attempt to set up shop in East Hartford, a zone change application has been filed to allow for a Tesla electric car dealership and service center in the Buckland Road Gateway Development Zone.
Crews Responding to Fire at New Britain Apartment Building
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Firefighters are responding to a fire at an apartment building in New Britain. The fire is at 55 Spring St., according to the fire department. No additional information was immediately available. An NBC Connecticut crew is on the way to the scene.
Water Coaster Opens at Quassy Amusement Park Today
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A water coaster is opening Friday at Quassy Amusement and Waterpark in Middlebury.   Rocket Rapids is the first water coaster in the state, according to the park. It will open at 1 p.m. The water coaster is in Splash Away Bay waterpark. Quassy said the water jets propel rafts uphill more.