GOP, Dem Senate Bargainers Divided Over Gun Deal Details
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Democratic and Republican senators were at odds Thursday over how to keep firearms from dangerous people as bargainers struggled to finalize details of a gun violence compromise in time for their self-imposed deadline of holding votes in Congress next week.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Police Make Second Arrest in Connection With Murder of Hartford Woman
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Police have made a second arrest in connection with the murder of 21-year-old Allison McCoy in Hartford in February. Police said an arrest warrant was signed Thursday charging Ty-Jeir McCray, 18, of Vernon, with murder and additional charges. He is in custody on unrelated charges, according to Hartford police.   McCray is being charged with felony...
Governor Directs State to Waive Credit, Debit Service Fees for State Agencies
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The governor is directing the head of the Office of Policy and Management to waive service fees that Connecticut state agencies are required to start collecting on credit, debit, and charge card transactions under a state law that takes effect on July 1, according to the governor’s office. “Each of us is feeling the pressure of inflation, and I...
Travelers notebook: Schauffele tardy but on target
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CROMWELL — Xander Schauffele began his opening round at the Travelers Championship Thursday with a miscue, arriving at the TPC River Highlands practice range late because he thought his 7:35 a.m. tee time was at 7:50.