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Don't Let Hartford's Dunkin' Donuts Park Fail

The threat from a Minor League Baseball executive on Thursday was chilling: If Dunkin' Donuts Park isn't ready for baseball by the spring, the Hartford Yard Goats will not come to Hartford after all. If that came to pass, Hartford would be left with an unfinished ballpark and nothing but hell to...More

  • DCP's Public-Affairs Chief Takes State-Approved Leave To Work For Clinton In Ohio

    DCP's Public-Affairs Chief Takes State-Approved Leave To Work For Clinton In Ohio

    News surfaced in February that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration had begun replacing some veteran communications officers at state agencies with politically active Democrats — after the Democrat-controlled General Assembly quietly removed those posts from the state's merit system, and made...

  • Hartford's 'Stomp The Violence' Event Connects Community, Police

    Hartford's 'Stomp The Violence' Event Connects Community, Police

    HARTFORD — About 1,000 young people on Saturday attended a back-to-school "Stomp the Violence" event, playing basketball, enjoying a drum and dance corps performance, and engaging in conversation on how to prevent gun violence. "It's important because it brings unity. It brings a sense of community,"...

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  • Freight Train Catches Fire In Hartford

    Freight Train Catches Fire In Hartford

    HARTFORD — City firefighters responded to a fire on a freight train Friday evening. The fire was reported around 7:30 p.m.; billowing gray smoke was visible in an area beneath Interstate 84. Three flaming train cars were towed from Hawthorne Street to an access point off of Flower Street, where...

  • Police: 26-Year-Old Arrested After Firing Shots In Hartford Friday Night

    HARTFORD — A 26-year-old man was arrested Friday night after police said he fired three gunshots on Martin Street. Tequan Vail, of New Britain, was located after police responded to a ShotSpotter gunshot detection system alert indicating three rounds had been fired in the area of 277 Martin St....

  • Five-Car Crash Closes Part Of I-91 North In Hartford

    Five-Car Crash Closes Part Of I-91 North In Hartford

    HARTFORD — A five-car crash has closed the three left lanes of I-91 northbound between Exits 25 and 27, police said. The crash was reported shortly after 9 a.m. and involved multiple cars and a tractor trailer, state police said. Occupants of the vehicles sustained only minor injuries, state police...

  • State Police: One Lane Closed Following Fiery Crash On I-84 East

    State Police: One Lane Closed Following Fiery Crash On I-84 East

    HARTFORD — A car fire closed a portion of I-84 eastbound Saturday morning, state police said. At about 8 a.m., an accident cause a car to catch fire near Exit 48, state police said. As of about 10:45 a.m., all lanes of the highway were open. State police said no injuries were reported. Check back...

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  • A Shoreline Preserve Always Meant For Open Space

    A Shoreline Preserve Always Meant For Open Space

    A magnesium plant. As I watched monarch butterflies fly up and down across fields of Queen Anne's lace and Black-eyed Susans or distant sailboats navigating Block Island Bay to the Atlantic Ocean, my mind kept coming back to a plan to build a magnesium plant. That was once the future of a 17-acre...

  • Sunshine And Low Humidity Make For Beautiful Weekend Ahead

    Sunshine And Low Humidity Make For Beautiful Weekend Ahead

    This a beautiful last weekend of August with plenty of sunshine, low to moderate humidity to enjoy the late summer outdoor activities before we all go back to work and school this week! Today will be the warmer of the two weekend days with highs in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees. Sunday will...

  • Granby Teen Gives Back Through Golf

    Granby Teen Gives Back Through Golf

    Chase Skrubis loves talking about the first set of golf clubs he restored. He remembers all the steps he took with his father, Steven, to make sure they got it right, re-gripping the clubs, cleaning the faces, making sure every little detail was complete. But more than anything else, he remembers...

  • Main Street: Geissler's Supermarket is a Family-Owned Alternative

    Main Street: Geissler's Supermarket is a Family-Owned Alternative

    EAST WINDSOR — As a small independent supermarket, family-owned Geissler's competes among big-box names to win consumers over. Jim Nilsson, company president and the third generation of the Nilsson family running the business said Geissler's is actually at an advantage because their small-town...

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