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Extraordinary Life: An Advocate Of Independent Living

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Woman Charged With Hartford Killing

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Arrest made in LA Fitness car thefts

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Emergency response crews assist in Hurricane relief in Florida, Puerto Rico

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Emergency response crews assist in Hurricane relief in Florida, Puerto Rico


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Farmington native on St. Thomas prepares for second major hurricane this month

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Second Person Dies In Two-Car Farmington Crash

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Taste of Farmington Valley Runs Sept. 12 to 24

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Medical examiner gets another year of partial accreditation
FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Chief Medical Examiner's Office has been granted another year of partial accreditation as it tries to address a staffing problem. The agency's seven forensic pathologists are performing more than 325 autopsies a year apiece — the limit set by the National Association of Medical Examiners. Officials say autopsies have increased 70 percent since 2010, mostly because of drug overdose deaths   Read More ...
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With New Otis President, UTC Taps First Woman To Head Subsidiary
United Technologies Corp. announced Monday the appointment of a new president of Otis elevator, an industry executive who is the first woman to head a subsidiary of the aerospace and building systems conglomerate. Judy Marks succeeds an interim leadership team of two executives who took over in July when Philippe Delpech stepped down as head of the Farmington-based company. He had held the top job since 2015   Read More ...
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Extraordinary Life: An Advocate Of Independent Living
Polly Hincks transformed a vision of how people with severe physical disabilities could live freely into a reality: New Horizons Village, an apartment complex in Farmington where residents can live independently. Marie Hincks, known as “Polly,” died Jan. 23. She was a longtime resident of Farmington who moved to West Hartford a decade ago. Today would have been her 90th birthday   Read More ...
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I-84W Closed in Farmington After Motorcycle Crash
Interstate 84 westbound In Farmington is shut down due to a motorcycle accident, according to Connecticut State Police. Police said a car and motorcycle collided near exit 39 and injuries have been reported. Drivers should expect delays in the area. No other details were immediately available.Get the latest from NBC Connecticut anywhere, anytime.   Read More ...
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Woman Charged With Hartford Killing
A city woman has been charged with the June killing of 37-year-old Shermane Rose, police said. Officers were fist called to a Farmington Avenue apartment the afternoon of June 22 on reports of a dead person there, police said. When they arrived, they found Rose suffering from a single gunshot wound to the head. Police said that Major Crimes and Crime Scene Division detectives responded to the apartment and took over the investigation   Read More ...
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With $10.5M, Jackson Lab Joins Study Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
The Jackson Laboratory in Farmington will receive $10.5 million over five years from the National Institutes of Health to collaborate with two other research centers in a major effort to tackle chronic fatigue syndrome. It’s a perhaps unfortunately named disease that suggests its sufferers are simply tired, though symptoms are more akin to the flu and can last decades, says principal researcher and Jackson Laboratory immunologist Derya Unutmaz, whose team includes University of Connecticut chemist Xudong Yao and researchers with Bateman Horne Center in Utah and North Carolina State University   Read More ...
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2 hurt in 4-vehicle crash on Route 4 in Farmington
FARMINGTON, Conn. (WTNH)– Two people were hurt after a car caught fire in a crash on in Farmington Thursday morning. Police say at around 6:17 a.m., officers responded to a four vehicle collision on Route 4 at the intersection of Pilgrim Path, just west of the I-84 ramps. One of the vehicles involved in the crash caught fire. Police say two people were hurt in the collision and were taken by ambulance to area hospital for non-life threatening injuries   Read More ...
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Six Farmington store clerks given infractions for selling tobacco to minors
FARMINGTON, Conn. (WTNH)–Farmington police have issued infractions to six store clerks for selling tobacco products to minors under the age of 18. The clerks were arrested after police conducted a random check on 23 businesses in the area. They used a 17-year-old as a decoy. Kandasamy Gnanagurv of Unionville Grocery on South Main Street, Sanober Khan of Sunoco on Farmington Avenue, Shahidul Goni of Shell on Farmington Avenue, Muhammad Abdulla Shehaiber of Mobil on Farmington Avenue, Saleh Aboo Ahmed Alsuraimi of Exxon on Colt Highway, and Sage Cote of Cumberland Farms on Scott Swamp Road were all issued infractions   Read More ...
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Arrest made in LA Fitness car thefts
FARMINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — A man accused by police of stealing cars from LA Fitness centers around the state is under arrest. Farmington Police arrested 48-year-old Robert Bailey on Tuesday for his alleged connection to car thefts at the gyms. Police say Bailey stole keys out of locker rooms at LA Fitness centers in Farmington, Newington, and South Windsor and then took the cars   Read More ...
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Man accepts plea deal in crash that killed 66-year-old woman
FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A driver accused of causing the crash that killed a Connecticut grandmother last year faces up to five years in prison after accepting a plea deal. The Hartford Courant reports 27-year-old Bennett Dunbar, of West Hartford, pleaded guilty Monday to felony misconduct with a motor vehicle. He was originally charged with manslaughter and reckless endangerment. Police say Dunbar was speeding in October 2016 when he crossed the center line on a Farmington road and struck a vehicle driven by 66-year-old Janet Pulver, of Avon   Read More ...
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CT Chef Van Hurd Talks About BBQ And His All-Star Return To 'Hell's Kitchen'
America first met chef Van Hurd on the sixth season of Fox's "Hell's Kitchen" in 2009, a 26-year-old Texan and self-described "tatted-up country boy" with a larger-than-life personality. Once the season wrapped, he continued his friendship with co-contestant Kevin Cottle, then the executive chef at the Farmington Country Club, who encouraged him to pick up and move to Connecticut for the next phase of his career   Read More ...
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Man accepts plea deal in crash that killed 66-year-old woman
FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A driver accused of causing the crash that killed a Connecticut grandmother last year faces up to five years in prison after accepting a plea deal. The Hartford Courant reports (http://cour.at/2jZlRen ) 27-year-old Bennett Dunbar, of West Hartford, pleaded guilty Monday to felony misconduct with a motor vehicle. He was originally charged with manslaughter and reckless endangerment   Read More ...
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West Hartford Man Pleads Guilty In Crash That Killed Avon Woman
A West Hartford man pleaded guilty Monday to felony misconduct with a motor vehicle for his role in a Farmington crash that killed an Avon grandmother last fall. He faces up to five years in prison at his November sentencing. Bennett Dunbar, 27, was initially charged with second-degree manslaughter with a motor vehicle and first-degree reckless endangerment. The charge was reduced after he agreed to plead guilty   Read More ...
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Emergency response crews assist in Hurricane relief in Florida, Puerto Rico
FARMINGTON -- Four emergency response vehicles left Connecticut to help with Hurricane Irma recovery efforts, on Thursday. The Farmington headquarters has previously sent five other vehicles to help with relief from both Hurricane Harvey and Irma. After the storm made landfall, the American Red Cross, and a large team began a massive relief response. They have provided safe shelter, food, and comfort to those who have been affected by the storms   Read More ...
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UConn to rally against cuts in GOP budget plan
Related Coverage Gov meeting with Repub leaders this morning (he met with Dem leaders yesterday) says he hopes to meet with both sides together next week. Malloy says he wants to meet with both sides together next week as October 1 Executive Order looms. Large crowd of students and faculty bussing to LOB from Farmington and Storrs to make it clear that cuts in Repub budget are too deep   Read More ...
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UConn Students, Faculty Protest Proposed Budget Cuts At Rallies In Storrs, Farmington
UConn students and faculty rallied Wednesday evening to protest a Republican-proposed state budget that the school says would cut $300 million over two years and damage the standing of the state's flagship university. President Susan Herbst said Tuesday the proposed budget would cut UConn's state funding by 20 percent in the current fiscal year and by 29 percent in fiscal year 2019, according to an in-house analysis   Read More ...
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UConn students to rally against GOP budget
It's been more than 80 days since Connecticut has had a budget. Despite one finally being passed by state lawmakers late last week, not everyone is happy. Rallies are set for outside of the University of Connecticut Health Center's campus in Farmington and the main school campus in Storrs where students said they'll take a stand against the Republican budget. The budget calls for $300 million in cuts to both the health center and the school over two years   Read More ...
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UTC Chief Warns Against 'Tearing Up' NAFTA
The chief executive officer of United Technologies Corp. vigorously defended global trade Monday and argued against “tearing up” the North American Free Trade Agreement. Greg Hayes, CEO of the Farmington-based industrial conglomerate, spoke at the Concordia Annual Summit in New York, a gathering of business executives, leaders of nonprofit groups and politicians. Hayes singled out NAFTA, acknowledging that it’s an imperfect compromise, but worth defending   Read More ...
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Farmington native on St. Thomas prepares for second major hurricane this month
A Farmington native who now lives on St. Thomas is preparing for a possible second blow with Hurricane Maria. Jason Coscia made it through Hurricane Irma. "The mood for the most part has stayed relatively positive, but there has been a little bit of a shift, I think since the second storm is heading this way," said Coscia. Coscia grew up in Farmington   Read More ...
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Police identify victims in Farmington head-on collision
FARMINGTON, Conn. (WTNH)– Police have released the identities of the five people involved in Thursday’s fatal head-on collision in Farmington. Police say at around 11:45 p.m.Thursday, officers responded to the crash on Colt Highway/Route 6, near Reservoir Road, where two people were killed and three others were injured. On Monday, police released the identities of the those involved. In the 2014 Mazda 3 Sedan, that was traveling eastbound, was the driver, 46-year-old Angelique Michaud, the front seat passenger, 60-year-old Lisette Prince, the left rear seat passenger, 66-year-old Rejean St   Read More ...
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Student's decision not to stand during Pledge sparks controversy in Farmington Hills
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. - It's a civics lesson in real time for 11-year-old Stone Chaney and his classmates at East Middle School in Farmington Hills. It was the first week of school for the 6th-grader. His classmates stood for the Pledge of Allegiance morning ritual while Stone did not. What happened next has prompted controversy at the school. Administrators were concerned it could affect classes Monday morning   Read More ...
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Firefighters Responded to Farmington Hotel After Oven Fire
Homewood Suites at 2 Farm Glen Boulevard in Farmington was evacuated after a small oven fire in one of the rooms. The fire was reported at 2:23 p.m. and police said the hotel was evacuated because of smoke, but no injuries are reported. The scene was clear just before 3 p.m. UK Police Make 'Significant' Arrest in London Subway Blast Published 35 minutes ago | Updated 27 minutes ago Get the latest from NBC Connecticut anywhere, anytime   Read More ...
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Second Person Dies In Two-Car Farmington Crash
Farmington police say a second person has died following a head-on crash late Thursday on Route 6. The two people killed were in the same car. It is unclear which of the two vehicles the remaining victims were in. The accident happened not far from Reservoir Road about 11:45 p.m. The victims were all adults. Officers arrived on scene and found five injured adults   Read More ...
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Two killed in late night Farmington crash
Two people have now died as a result of a crash on Route 6 in Farmington that happened late Thursday night. The road was closed for several hours overnight. Police said the two vehicle head-on crash occurred just before midnight on Thursday near the intersection of Reservoir Road. Five adults were taken by ambulances to three area hospitals all with serious injuries   Read More ...
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2 dead, 3 others seriously hurt in Farmington head-on collision
Police say at around 11:45 p.m., officers responded to the crash on Colt Highway/Route 6, near Reservoir Road. Upon their arrival, five injured adults were treated at the scene by police, East Farmington and Farmington Firefighters and AMR Ambulance personnel. Police say the victims were then taken by ambulance to three area hospitals with serious injuries. Shortly after, one adult male was pronounced dead at John Dempsey Hospital   Read More ...
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2 Dead, 3 Injured in Head-On Crash in Farmington
Two people are dead and three other people have serious injuries after a head-on crash on Route 6 in Farmington late Thursday night. Police officers responded to a two-vehicle head-on crash on Colt Highway, near Reservoir Road, at 11:45 p.m. and found five injured adults. All five people were transported by ambulance to three area hospitals and one man was pronounced dead at John Dempsey Hospital shortly after being transported from the scene, police said   Read More ...
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Farmington teacher accused of mistreating student on leave
A Farmington Public Schools middle school teacher has been put on leave after a being accused by a parent of manhandling a student who refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. Brian Chaney, a parent in the district, said in a post on his Facebook page that his son Stone was "violently snatched from his chair for not standing for the Pledge of Allegiance" at school Sept   Read More ...
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Farmington Hills teacher accused of assaulting 6th-grader who sat during Pledge of Allegiance
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. - Many NFL players have expressed their beliefs by kneeling for the national anthem before games, but when a Farmington Hills student took a similar stand, he said his teacher crossed the line. A teacher was put on leave and is under investigation after he allegedly got physical with a student who refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance   Read More ...
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30 pairs of jeans stolen from Saks Off 5th store in Farmington Hills
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. - Farmington Hills police are asking for the public's help identifying three people wanted in connection with 30 pairs of jeans that were stolen from a Saks store. Police said three people walked into the Saks Off 5th store around 10 a.m. Sept. 1 at 31005 Orchard Lake Road in Farmington Hills. The three people are wanted for stealing about 30 pairs of men's jeans worth a total of more than $4,000   Read More ...
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Republican Challengers Win Farmington Primary, Make November Ballot
Four men challenging the endorsed slate of Republican town council candidates emerged victorious in Tuesday's primary, barring three council incumbents from seeking another term in office. Current council member Jon Landry and building committee member Justin Bernier will represent Republicans in Farmington's 1st District on the November municipal election ballot, while former council member Jeff Apuzzo and businessman Paul Cianci will represent the 2nd District   Read More ...
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Taste of Farmington Valley Runs Sept. 12 to 24
The Taste of Farmington Valley promotion Sept. 12 to 24 features multi-course prix-fixe menus at a selection of restaurants in Avon, Collinsville, Farmington, Granby and Simsbury. Participants include @ the Barn, Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar, Cure Restaurant, Galleria Restaurant, Lisa’s Crown & Hammer Restaurant & Pub, Max a Mia, Meadow Asian Cuisine (Farmington and Simsbury), Millwright's Restaurant (with another menu offering at its ), Present Company and Table 570 Asian Fusion   Read More ...
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One dead, one injured in Farmington crash
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Email One dead, one injured in Farmington crash After striking a tree, a man died Sunday morning in a crash in Farmington. Sent! Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.   Read More ...
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Police searching for man who robbed a Simsbury bank on Farmington Avenue
WEST HARTFORD — Police are in search of a man who robbed a bank on Farmington Avenue earlier today. West Hartford Police said the man walked into the Simsbury Bank located at 1234 Farmington Avenue, where he first passed a note to the teller. Police said he then fled the scene with unknown amounts of cash. Officers said no gun was shown during the robbery and no injuries were reported.   Read More ...
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Police Search for Suspect in West Hartford Bank Robbery
Police are searching for the man who robbed a bank in West Hartford on Wednesday. Officers responded to Simsbury Bank on 1234 Farmington Avenue at 2:07 p.m. The suspect did not show a weapon and passed a not to the teller. He is described as wearing a dark ball cap, light colored t-shirt, rain-type jacket with a hood, baggy faded blue jeans and white sneakers. West Hartford police   Read More ...
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School district looks to boost attendance with car giveaway
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A school district in northwestern New Mexico is hoping to cut down on truancy by giving students the opportunity to win a free car. The Farming Daily Times reported (http://bit.ly/2mtlDML) Tuesday that the Bloomfield School District will include students from its two high schools who have a perfect attendance record for the year in a drawing to win one of two vehicles — a 2007 Ford   Read More ...
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School district looks to boost attendance with car giveaway
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) – A school district in northwestern New Mexico is hoping to cut down on truancy by giving students the opportunity to win a free car. The Farmington Daily Times reported Tuesday that the Bloomfield School District will include students from its two high schools who have a perfect attendance record for the year in a drawing to win one of two vehicles – a 2007 Ford Mustang   Read More ...
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Once Again, CIAC In Middle Of A Mess It Could Have Avoided
When Kevin Dunst hit a long three-pointer with 1.9 seconds remaining to give Farmington High School a dramatic 46-45 victory on Feb. 21, he knew he had won more than a basketball game. He also had beaten rival Avon for the Taft Cup and ended what the Falcons believed was their last bid for a spot in the state tournament. Afterward, Dunst's coach Duane Witter told the Collinsville Press that   Read More ...
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Concerns expressed over closing UConn Health’s fire department
FARMINGTON – Residents met with UConn Health officials to express concerns over the proposed shut down of the fire department that serves the campus in Farmington. The medical center announced earlier this month that they plan on disbanding the fire department in June because of ongoing budget issues. People against this decision, firefighters, union members, and some hospital staff — say that the decision was made too quickly, and without   Read More ...
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Did you lose jewelry in the WestFarms Mall parking lot?
FARMINGTON — Did you lose an important piece of jewerly in the WestFarms Mall parking lot? Police in Farmington are trying to get the word out to find the owner of some property that may have been lost. A piece of jewelry was found in the parking lot of the WestFarms Mall in Farmington earlier this month, police said. If you believe that you are the owner of the jewelry   Read More ...
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Farmington River water rescue underway in New Hartford
NEW HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– A water rescue is underway in the Farmington River in New Hartford on Monday. Litchfield County Dispatch says at around 11: 45 a.m., State Police requested assistance with a water rescue in the Farmington River, near Satan’s Kingdom, on Main Street/Route 44 in New Hartford. Police say a male is involved but gave no further details. There is no word on what happened to the victim   Read More ...
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