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Skating, Santa, Huge Puppets — It's All At Winterfest In Hartford

HARTFORD — Christmas carols from the choir, check. Hot cocoa, check. Santa with real white beard, naturally. Fifteen-foot tall monkeys in Santa Hats? Well, Hartford has everything you'd expect for a festive opening to the annual free ice skating rink, part of Winterfest in Bushnell Park, and a...More

  • Auriemma Not Sure Which UConn Team Will Show Up For Texas Game

    Auriemma Not Sure Which UConn Team Will Show Up For Texas Game

    Between the end of one game to the start of another, the message was delivered and disseminated. The coaching staff made it clear to the players that the effort, particularly at the defensive end, would need to be upgraded. The players heard the plea, conferred and vowed to get better. The result...

  • UConn Women's Insider: Allure Of Huskies Too Much For Recruit Collier To Pass Up

    UConn Women's Insider: Allure Of Huskies Too Much For Recruit Collier To Pass Up

    Like every elite recruit who walks into UConn's sparkling basketball practice facility, Charli Collier was drawn to the decor inside the gymnasium. There are those 11 NCAA championship banners and the names of the program's All-Americans hanging high above the court. Collier couldn't help notice...

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  • Bridgeport Police Investigate Death Of 1-Year-Old

    Bridgeport Police Investigate Death Of 1-Year-Old

    Police are investigating the death Saturday morning of a 1-year-old boy who was in foster care with a Park City family. The child was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Vincent's Hospital after 1 a.m., said Av Harris, a spokesman for the city of Bridgeport. A caretaker for the biological mother,...

  • Hartford Receives Bike Friendly Community Recognition

    The city has been designated as a 2016 Bicycle Friendly Community, which recognizes Hartford's current and future bike network plans, Mayor Luke Bronin announced Saturday. Hartford received the bronze level award, which was given by the League of American Bicyclists, a national advocacy group. ...

  • Man Dies After Being Hit By Truck In West Hartford

    Man Dies After Being Hit By Truck In West Hartford

    A man delivering newspapers died early Friday after he was hit by a pickup truck, police said. The man was hit at the intersection of South Main and Elmfield streets about 6:38 a.m., police said. Sunrise was shortly before 7 a.m. The victim was identified as Belford Muir, 64, of Jamaica, police said....

  • Jury Begins Deliberations In Hartford Craigslist Killing

    Jury Begins Deliberations In Hartford Craigslist Killing

    A jury late Friday began deliberations in the felony murder case against Rashad Moon, a 25-year-old Hartford man charged in the killing of a Cromwell man during a Craigslist transaction. Defense attorney Kevin Smith did not present a defense and Moon did not take the witness stand. In addition...

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  • Madison Art Cinemas Brings A Personal Touch To The Movies

    Madison Art Cinemas Brings A Personal Touch To The Movies

    In a long career of sharing his passion for films with Connecticut audiences, one moment stands out for Arnold Gorlick. Madison Art Cinemas, the two-screen movie theater Gorlick opened 17 years ago on Boston Post Road in Madison, has a recorded line with descriptions of what's showing. From time...

  • CT Students Tackle Climate Change As Part Of Model U.N. Program

    CT Students Tackle Climate Change As Part Of Model U.N. Program

    Climate change was the topic of a model United Nations program on Friday where nearly 1,000 high school students from around Connecticut got a sense how world leaders tackle the issue. The program was held at the University of Hartford by the World Affairs Council of Connecticut, which runs community...

  • How Police, Demonstrators Cooperate To Arrange For 'Orchestrated Arrests'

    How Police, Demonstrators Cooperate To Arrange For 'Orchestrated Arrests'

    Darkness fell along with wind-driven rain on dozens of minimum-wage demonstrators in front of the McDonald's on Washington Street Tuesday during the evening rush hour. They chanted: "Hold the burgers, hold the fries! Make our wages super-size!" Police officers stood everywhere around them. Red...

  • Nurse Leads Sprint From Start To Finish As UConn Defeats DePaul, 91-46

    Nurse Leads Sprint From Start To Finish As UConn Defeats DePaul, 91-46

    After watching an inconsistent performance from his young and unpredictable team, Geno Auriemma mused that his UConn Huskies could stand to lose a game. At the very least, this team was in need of a challenge. These Huskies needed to toughen up and with a difficult December schedule looming, they...

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