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New Fairfield Man Files Appeal

A New Fairfield man convicted last year in the stabbing death of a Newtown man is appealing his guilty verdict. Patrick Griffin filed a direct appeal with the state Appellate Court, challenging his conviction on two counts of first-degree manslaughter related to the 2022 incident. The case unfolded after police responded to Griffin’s residence and […]

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Soil Testing Offered Saturday

Property owners in the Candlewood Lake Watershed are invited to participate in an annual soil testing event on Saturday. Hosted by the Candlewood Watershed Initiative, it aims to scientifically analyze lawn and garden soils to determine nutrient composition. This helps homeowners make informed decisions about fertilization, preventing unnecessary applications that can harm plantings and contribute […]

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Connecticut News

Layoffs Adding Up Amid Increasingly Difficult Economic Times

Here in Connecticut, recent news of layoffs has reverberated across various industries. The most recent development as we told you just days ago, comes from Sikorsky, which confirmed plans to lay off around 400 employees in response to the cancellation of a new armed scout helicopter project by the Army. This decision follows a prior […]

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Connecticut News

Magic Mushroom Approval? Not So Fast…

Efforts to decriminalize small amounts of so-called “magic mushrooms” here in Connecticut have hit a roadblock. The legislative Transportation Committee declined to vote on the legislation, effectively halting the initiative for this year. Advocates had hoped to leverage the therapeutic potential of the mushrooms for conditions like PTSD and depression. But some lawmakers on the […]

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Connecticut News

A Sporty Expansion!

Here’s some exciting news for Connecticut sports enthusiasts! Western Connecticut State University has announced plans to expand its athletic offerings by adding seven new teams over the next two years. The expanded roster will include women’s golf, men’s and women’s ice hockey, and indoor track and field for both men and women. The university is […]

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Connecticut News

Police Audits Recommended

In response to the fake ticket scandal involving Connecticut state troopers, a national consultant is recommending monthly audits of police traffic stops in the state. The goal is to restore public confidence and ensure data integrity. The proposed audits would involve random checks of three traffic stops per officer per month, with additional assessments for […]

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Southbury Man Admits To Gun Charges

A Southbury man has admitted guilt in a case involving illegal possession of sawed-off shotguns and silencers. 44 year old Anthony Englehardt confessed to a federal court about the firearms, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. The situation began when Torrington police received reports that Englehardt discharged a rifle in a city home, in violation […]

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Connecticut News

State Ag Attorney Netted In Fraud Scheme

A lawsuit filed in federal court alleges a Connecticut Department of Agriculture attorney orchestrated a $1.4 million fraud scheme. Bloomin Properties LLC, a New Jersey real estate company, claims that Carole Briggs, the attorney in question, sent fraudulent electronic communications requesting closing funds for a property purchase. The company deposited the funds into a bank […]

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Connecticut News

Coalition Pursuing Federal Funding

A coalition of New England states has come together to pursue federal funding for transformative energy projects aimed at boosting grid reliability and resilience. Led by agencies like Connecticut’s DEEP and Massachusetts’ Department of Energy Resources, they’ve jointly submitted two applications to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Grid Innovation Program. One is expected to provide […]

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Connecticut News

Connecticut Nears Top Of Most Expensive States To Live In

Connecticut has clinched a high rank on the Cost-of-Living Index charts, signaling it’s not the cheapest place to call home. The Council for Community and Economic Research reveals our state’s index stands at a hefty 121.6, soaring well above the national average of 100. That means living costs here are about 21.6 percent pricier compared […]

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