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  • Working Families Candidate Wins Special House Election In Hartford

    Working Families Candidate Wins Special House Election In Hartford

    Union leader Joshua Hall became the first Working Families Party candidate to win a seat in the state House, collecting 41 percent of the vote in Tuesday's 7th District special election. Hall, vice president of the Hartford Federation of Teachers and a former Weaver High School teacher, received...

  • West Hartford Council Votes To Move Forward With $1M Purchase Of UConn Campus

    West Hartford Council Votes To Move Forward With $1M Purchase Of UConn Campus

    Despite claims made last month that the town could not afford to purchase the 58-acre UConn campus because of uncertainty surrounding the state budget, town councilors voted 5-3 Tuesday night to purchase the parcel for $1 million. Councilors unanimously approved suspending the rules to discuss...

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  • One Dead In East Hartford Collision

    A man died following a head-on collision Tuesday evening, police said. The crash occurred about 7 p.m. in the area of 111 Oak St., Lt. Mike DeMaine said. Two vehicles traveling in opposite directions collided in the residential neighborhood, sending one car through a home's front yard, down a driveway...

  • Bank Robbed in Riverside Area Of Greenwich

    A bank robbery suspect remains at large following a hold up in the Riverside area Tuesday morning. The robbery occurred at about 8:45 a.m. at Chase Pank on East Putnam Avenue, police said. The robber indicated he had a handgun, demanded money and left the bank on foot heading south on Lockwood...

  • Pedestrian, Driver Remain Un-Identified in Fatal, Greenwich Crash

    A pedestrian has died after being struck by an unknown vehicle on I-95 south in Greenwich, state police said. Troopers were alerted to a victim on the highway about 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, Trooper Kelly Grant said. The collision happened near Exit 5. Troopers had not identified the male pedestrian or...

  • Police: Two Intentionally Hit By Car In New Haven

    Police: Two Intentionally Hit By Car In New Haven

    Two men were hit intentionally by a car at Kensington and Church streets Tuesday afternoon, police said. The incident happened at 3:21 p.m., as the victims were about to walk into Dux Market, police said. Officers reported that the driver got into an older-model Subaru wagon, hit the men and took...

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  • Little Reaction To New Britain Budget Proposal

    With no threats of layoffs or tax increases, the proposed $241.5 million city budget proposal triggered little public reaction Tuesday night. Only five residents showed up for the common council's hearing Tuesday night, and the session was over in less than 20 minutes. There were a few words of...

  • New Britain Halts Planned Sale Of Patton Brook Well

    New Britain Halts Planned Sale Of Patton Brook Well

    As Mayor Erin Stewart's administration backs away from the controversial sale of the Patton Brook well, Democratic Alderman Emmanuel Sanchez says Republicans leaders appear to be trying to limit the political fallout. But Stewart's staff says the decision to abandon the sale was based on data and...

  • Tax Proposals Draw Criticism In Public Hearing

    Tax Proposals Draw Criticism In Public Hearing

    The legislature's finance committee held a hearing on numerous tax proposals Tuesday including raising the sales tax in a quest to cobble together a budget and close a $1.7 billion deficit. The panel, which oversees the revenue side of the state budget, appeared bitterly divided as it prepares to...

  • Judge Rejects Request For Gag Order In Stamford Christmas Fire Trial

    Judge Rejects Request For Gag Order In Stamford Christmas Fire Trial

    Jury selection began Tuesday in the civil trial that will scrutinize Stamford officials actions before and after the 2011 Christmas Day fire that claimed the lives of five people, including three young girls. More than five years after that fast-moving fire claimed the lives of Lilly Badger, 9,...

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