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With Much Anticipation, UConn and Students Come to Downtown Hartford

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With Much Anticipation, UConn and Students Come to Downtown Hartford

- HARTFORD — Twenty years after it was first envisioned, the University of Connecticut’s new downtown campus gives the state’s capital new stature as a college town and provides the city the biggest economic boost in more than a decade. The $140 million campus is the largest redevelopment project in the city’s core central business district since the convention center opened in 2005
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Partnership Pledges More Help For Hartford Community Schools

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Partnership Pledges More Help For Hartford Community Schools

- In a time of uncertainty, leaders in Hartford public schools, nonprofit agencies and the philanthropic sector say they are committed to the city’s “community school” strategy that has been cited as a national model. On Wednesday, members of the Hartford Partnership for Student Success, a coalition that includes public and private partners, signed another yearlong agreement to continue the decade-old “wraparound” help that has turned a half-dozen city schools into neighborhood hubs with health services, after-school programs, clothing banks and holiday dinners
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Teen Charged After Fatal Shooting, Deadly Crash In Hartford Expected In Court

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Teen Charged After Fatal Shooting, Deadly Crash In Hartford Expected In Court

- The city teen charged in connection with the shooting death of a 63-year-old man and a stolen vehicle crash that killed another woman is expected Thursday to appear before a judge. Deykevious Russaw, 18, will be arraigned on murder and conspiracy charges stemming from the slaying of Jeff Worrell, who police say was an innocent man struck by a stray bullet while sitting a North End park bench on July 16
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West Hartford Schools Move Ahead With First Day In Two Weeks, Even With State Budget Stalled

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West Hartford Schools Move Ahead With First Day In Two Weeks, Even With State Budget Stalled

- As students and teachers prepare for the first day of school on August 30, Schools Superintendent Tom Moore said the lack of a state budget has created uncertainty and trepidation from parents, but students will see their teachers on the first day of school. Moore said the lack of a state budget is a "terrible way to start the school year" but that the West Hartford school board, having adopted its budget this spring, had accounted for some expected cuts in state aid by eliminating 16 teaching positions from the budget and cutting roughly $2
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Farmington Valley Libraries, Children's Museum Among Locations To View Solar Eclipse

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Farmington Valley Libraries, Children's Museum Among Locations To View Solar Eclipse

- The Farmington Library, the Simsbury Public Library, and the Children's Museum, in West Hartford, are among the places the public can safely view the solar eclipse on Aug. 21. At the Farmington Library, an event will be held from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Leah Farrell, the library's community services coordinator, said the peak of the eclipse is expected to be around 2:30 p
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Wethersfield Man Faces Voyeurism Charge In Manchester

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Wethersfield Man Faces Voyeurism Charge In Manchester

- While video-chatting with a woman, a Wethersfield man stored a screen shot of her while she was topless without her knowledge, police said. Jorge Gomez, 31, of 71 Boardman Terrace, was charged with voyeurism. Gomez was to be arraigned on Wednesday in Manchester Superior Court. A woman complained to police on July 7, saying she met Gomez at an auto auction and he agreed to help her sell her vehicle, an arrest warrant affidavit says
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Hartford Yard Goats to host inaugural G.O.A.T. Brew Fest at Dunkin’ Donuts Park

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Hartford Yard Goats to host inaugural G.O.A.T. Brew Fest at Dunkin’ Donuts Park

- HARTFORD — The Hartford Yard Goats will be hosting their first ever Brew Fest at Dunkin’ Donuts Park on Saturday, October 21st. The “Greatest of All Time” (G.O.A.T.) Brew Festival will be benefiting the Yard Goats foundation, which is a Connecticut based non-profit organization dedicated to produce social, educational, and scholarship opportunities for the youth in surrounding communities. The festival will take place from 1 p
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DOT truck involved in 2 vehicle crash in East Windsor

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DOT truck involved in 2 vehicle crash in East Windsor

- EAST WINDSOR, Conn. (WTNH) — Two lanes were closed on the northbound side of Wednesday afternoon following a two vehicle crash. According to officials, the incident happened just before 2 p.m. Wednesday and involved a parked Department of Transportation truck. The truck was providing safety to crews cutting the grass on the other side of the guardrail. Officials say the crash took place between exits 45 and 46
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Hartford Police: Mother of wandering 2-year-old found after she saw a facebook livestream of the incident

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Hartford Police: Mother of wandering 2-year-old found after she saw a facebook livestream of the incident

- HARTFORD — Hartford Police is looking for the parents of a wandering 2-year-old. Police say that the 2-year-old girl was found wandering in the area of Shultas Place around 9 a.m.. She was picked up by a concerned neighbor. Police then started the search for the child’s parents, which went on for around 3 hours. After seeing a facebook live video, the mother, a professional at a local hospital, saw that it was in fact her child wandering
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Hartford police seek parents of wandering 2-year-old girl

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Hartford police seek parents of wandering 2-year-old girl

- Police are searching for the parents of a 2-year-old girl found wandering in Hartford on Wednesday. According to Deputy Chief Brian Foley, the child was found alone on Shultas Place. "About 8:45 a.m. we got a call to our 911 center about a wandering 2-year-old child," Foley said. "She was dressed in pink and had flipflops on." Foley said a neighbor looked out the window and saw the child
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Hartford Councilors Submit Legislation To Halt Library Branch Closures

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Hartford Councilors Submit Legislation To Halt Library Branch Closures

- Three city council members introduced an effort Monday night to halt the closure of three library branches, adding their political weight to an already robust public outcry. Councilman Larry Deutsch and Councilwomen Wildaliz Bermudez and Cynthia Jennings, all members of the Working Families Party, submitted a resolution that calls for the closure of the Goodwin, Blue Hills and Mark Twain branches to be delayed until "adequate and accessible service plans, facilities and programs have been accepted by neighborhood communities and are built and operational
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Hartford Library Reveals Methodology Behind Branch Closures

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Hartford Library Reveals Methodology Behind Branch Closures

- Officials from the Hartford Public Library on Tuesday released their strategic business plan for the next two fiscal years. It represents the first public insight into the logic used by the library's leadership in deciding to close three of its branches: Blue Hills, Goodwin and Mark Twain. And it details how the closures will benefit the city, including a $25,724 net gain in the library's budget, a reduction in expenses
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East Hartford Outlet Shops 'On Track' Again, Town Leaders Say

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East Hartford Outlet Shops 'On Track' Again, Town Leaders Say

- Town leaders say negotiations for a planned outlet shopping center at Rentschler Field appear to be moving forward after stalling last month. "They seem to be much more on track," town council Chairman Rich Kehoe said Tuesday of talks between property owner United Technologies and outlet center developer Horizon Group Properties. "So, within a month or two, we should see the final agreement between Horizon and UTC, which would then serve as a basis for the town tax abatement," Kehoe said
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Hartford Council Eases Crackdown On Sick Day Payouts

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Hartford Council Eases Crackdown On Sick Day Payouts

- Even as Hartford faces worsening financial problems, council members this week voted to roll back a portion of the restrictions placed on employee payouts for unused sick and vacation leave. The council in June adopted sweeping changes to Hartford policies that allow workers to amass hundreds of sick days and dozens of vacation days — and collect large payouts for the unused time off
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School Bus Driver Arrested After He Left Wethersfield Boy, 6, On Bus

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School Bus Driver Arrested After He Left Wethersfield Boy, 6, On Bus

- A school bus driver who left a bus with a 6-year-old inside in June was arrested Tuesday, police said. Guillermo Garcia, 34, of Linden Street in East Hartford was charged with risk of injury to a child and second-degree reckless endangerment, they said. The June 29 incident involved a driver for Access Transportation, 97 Nutmeg Lane in Glastonbury, police said. The company was contracted to take students to and from summer school in Wethersfield
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Bus driver arrested for leaving Wethersfield child alone on school bus

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Bus driver arrested for leaving Wethersfield child alone on school bus

- GLASTONBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — A school bus driver for a Glastonbury-based transportation company is facing risk of injury and reckless endangerment charges after he allegedly left a 6-year-old boy on a bus alone. According to Glastonbury police, 34-year-old Guillermo Garcia, of East Hartford, was dropping off students in June from a Wethersfield school to their homes when the student was left alone on the bus
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School bus driver for Wethersfield arrested after child was left on bus

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School bus driver for Wethersfield arrested after child was left on bus

- GLASTONBURY — Police have arrested a Wethersfield school bus driver in connection with a 6 year old that was left on the bus in June. Police arrested Guillermo Garcia, 34, of East Hartford and charged him with risk of injury and second degree reckless endangerment. Police said Garcia was driving a bus for Access Transportation which provided transportation for a Wethersfield summer school program
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Goat Yoga At Manchester’s Aussakita Acres Farms Headed To Zoning Board Of Appeals

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Goat Yoga At Manchester’s Aussakita Acres Farms Headed To Zoning Board Of Appeals

- Goat yoga, a goofy sounding combo that emerged last year on the West Coast, has become a national craze and a lucrative enterprise at Aussakita Acres Farms. Town officials, however, say mixing livestock and meditative exercise is not allowed and have ordered farm owners to stop the sessions. The farmers say they will not stop, so the confrontation will continue at least through the end of the month, when a zoning board of appeals hearing is scheduled
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911 CALL: Bear follows bicyclist while on Farmington trail

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911 CALL: Bear follows bicyclist while on Farmington trail

- A man on a bicycle was following by a bear while riding on the Rails to Trails path in Farmington on Monday afternoon, according to Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection off
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  • Farmington Valley Libraries, Children's Museum Among Locations To View Solar Eclipse
    Farmington Valley Libraries, Children's Museum Among Locations To View Solar Eclipse

    , courant.com

    The Farmington Library, the Simsbury Public Library, and the Children's Museum, in West Hartford, are among the places the public can safely view the solar eclipse on Aug. 21. At the Farmington Library, an event will be held from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Leah Farrell, the library's community services coordinator, said the peak of the eclipse is expected to be around 2:30 p
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Politics & Government

  • The Latest: Trump blames 'evil losers' for Manchester attack
    The Latest: Trump blames 'evil losers' for Manchester attack

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    The Latest on the blast at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England (all times local): President Donald Trump is expressing solidarity with the United Kingdom in the wake of a deadly explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, condemning the "evil losers" behind the blast. Trump spoke Tuesday after a meeting in Bethlehem with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (mahk-MOOD' ah-BAHS')
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Sports

  • Southington's Romano Gets First Major League Win, Reds Beat Rockies 6-3
    Southington's Romano Gets First Major League Win, Reds Beat Rockies 6-3

    , courant.com

    Sal Romano didn't have the ball but the rookie righthander and former Southington High star did have a souvenir under his right eye to commemorate his first major league win. Romano tossed five tough innings and then survived a postgame celebration that left him a little dinged, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Colorado Rockies 6-3 on Thursday. Romano (1-1), called up before the game to make his second career start, scattered six hits and allowed two runs to help the Reds split the four-game series
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Business

  • Dan Haar: Malloy Offered Deal To Aetna CEO With No Response
    Dan Haar: Malloy Offered Deal To Aetna CEO With No Response

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    With rumors and news reports swirling about an Aetna headquarters move, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy reached out to Mark Bertolini, CEO of the Hartford-based company, on the first Monday in March. By mid-May, Malloy would propose a package of incentives to Bertolini that included grants and loans to match any multi-millions that any other state or city might dangle. Malloy and his development commissioner would also promise Bertolini that Connecticut would support Hartford, including the bailout that Mayor Luke Bronin requested and millions more for upscale apartments to attract young professionals
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Technology

  • Town of West Hartford website back up after hacking
    Town of West Hartford website back up after hacking

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    WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The Town of West Hartford’s website is back up and running. Earlier in the week, the website was targeted by hackers. Officials took the website down as a precautionary measure. Police are working with the Connecticut Intelligence Center to try and find the source of the hack. Center officials believe several other government websites were targeted, some as far away as California
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Health

  • Top officials at New Hampshire veterans hospital removed
    Top officials at New Hampshire veterans hospital removed

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    BOSTON — Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin has removed two top officials at New Hampshire‘s only veterans hospital and has ordered a review of the facility amid allegations of “dangerously substandard care.” The Boston Globe reported that 11 physicians and medical employees alleged the Manchester VA Medical Center was endangering patients. They described a fly-infested operating room and surgical instruments that weren’t always sterilized
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Family & Parenting

  • Connecticut, other states look to stop child marriages
    Connecticut, other states look to stop child marriages

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    HARTFORD, CT (AP) - Connecticut is the latest state to consider legislation prohibiting a marriage license from being issued to anyone under 18. While the state's legal age to marry is already 18, the law allows 16- and 17-year-olds to marry so long as they have parental consent. Children aged 15 and younger can also marry if they obtain approval from a parent and probate court judge. Human rights activists say such exceptions have led to forced and arranged child marriages
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Society & Culture

  • Teen Charged After Fatal Shooting, Deadly Crash In Hartford Expected In Court
    Teen Charged After Fatal Shooting, Deadly Crash In Hartford Expected In Court

    , courant.com

    The city teen charged in connection with the shooting death of a 63-year-old man and a stolen vehicle crash that killed another woman is expected Thursday to appear before a judge. Deykevious Russaw, 18, will be arraigned on murder and conspiracy charges stemming from the slaying of Jeff Worrell, who police say was an innocent man struck by a stray bullet while sitting a North End park bench on July 16
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Religion & Spirituality

  • As Last Sunday Mass Approaches, Parishioners Of Suffield Church Fight To Keep It Open
    As Last Sunday Mass Approaches, Parishioners Of Suffield Church Fight To Keep It Open

    , courant.com

    For parishioners of Saint Joseph Church, one the hardest things about having it close as part of the Hartford Archdiocese's major reorganization plan is that simply getting the church started was a struggle. The century-old Catholic church was founded by Polish immigrants who flooded into Suffield in the late 1800s. They came to work on the farms in Suffield that once dominated the town and in the process, transformed it into a community with a large non-English speaking population
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Farmington Valley Libraries, Children's Museum Among Locations To View Solar Eclipse
    Farmington Valley Libraries, Children's Museum Among Locations To View Solar Eclipse

    , courant.com

    The Farmington Library, the Simsbury Public Library, and the Children's Museum, in West Hartford, are among the places the public can safely view the solar eclipse on Aug. 21. At the Farmington Library, an event will be held from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Leah Farrell, the library's community services coordinator, said the peak of the eclipse is expected to be around 2:30 p
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Education

  • Partnership Pledges More Help For Hartford Community Schools
    Partnership Pledges More Help For Hartford Community Schools

    , courant.com

    In a time of uncertainty, leaders in Hartford public schools, nonprofit agencies and the philanthropic sector say they are committed to the city’s “community school” strategy that has been cited as a national model. On Wednesday, members of the Hartford Partnership for Student Success, a coalition that includes public and private partners, signed another yearlong agreement to continue the decade-old “wraparound” help that has turned a half-dozen city schools into neighborhood hubs with health services, after-school programs, clothing banks and holiday dinners
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Farming

Travel & Recreation

  • Much-Awaited Cook And Bear Collaboration Opening In Blue Back
    Much-Awaited Cook And Bear Collaboration Opening In Blue Back

    , courant.com

    Where there's smoke, there's barbecue — at least in Blue Back Square. West Hartford's The Cook and the Bear restaurant, the highly anticipated collaboration between Millwright's chef-owner Tyler Anderson and Jamie McDonald of Bear's Smokehouse, will officially open Tuesday, July 18, at 5 p.m. for dinner service. Anderson is a James Beard award nominee known for his thoughtful, locally driven New England cuisine, and McDonald is a Kansas City-raised pitmaster whose expertise in the marriage of smoke and meat has led to rapid expansion of the Bear's brand in Greater Hartford since 2013
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Law & Crime

  • 16 Reputed Hartford Gang Members Indicted
    16 Reputed Hartford Gang Members Indicted

    , courant.com

    A joint federal, state and local task force on Wednesday announced the indictment of 16 people, many of them members of the Orange Street Killas gang, on drug and firearms charges. The gang operated in the Parkville section, authorities said. The investigation followed a series of reports of shots fired and a homicide on Cherry Street in October 2015. The year-and-a-half investigation included the use of wiretaps on cellphones of some alleged drug dealers, surveillance and undercover buys
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Motoring

  • Governor signs law to test driverless cars
    Governor signs law to test driverless cars

    , wtnh.com

    HARTFORD, Conn (WTNH) — A pilot program to test driverless cars has gotten the green light in Connecticut. Governor Malloy signed the law into legislation on Tuesday. It allows manufacturers and fleet service providers to test the autonomous cars in the state. Malloy said this legislation will keep Connecticut at the forefront of innovation. Signing this legislation into law will help put Connecticut at the forefront of a pioneering, burgeoning industry that by all accounts is pushing the future of innovation in this important sector of our economy
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Real Estate

  • State Office Building Renovation May Spark Neighborhood Revival
    State Office Building Renovation May Spark Neighborhood Revival

    , courant.com

    A long-awaited $205 million renovation of the State Office Building on Capitol Avenue could serve as the catalyst for an even bigger goal: bringing back a neighborhood where one hasn't existed for decades. As demolition gets underway in the office building this month and a crane dismantles a nearby parking garage that's part of the project, planners are digging into how the area's blank slate of parking lots could be transformed into a neighborhood of residences, shops and restaurants anchored by the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
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Books & Literature

  • Library book 52 years overdue anonymously returned
    Library book 52 years overdue anonymously returned

    , katu.com

    A library book that was 52 years overdue was anonymously returned to a library in West Hartford, Connecticut Monday. The book, "Who Has Seen the Wind" by Canadian author W.O. Mitchell, had been checked out over half a century ago from Noah Webster Library. It was originally due back in September 1965. The borrower, whose identity remains unnamed, returned the volume with a sticky note affixed reading, "Returning this book to you after too many years
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