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Decades-Old Immigration Conflict Reignites In Danbury

Mayor Mark Boughton's decision to cooperate with federal agents looking for undocumented immigrants risks reigniting a conflict that began more than a decade ago, business owners and community leaders say. Boughton's politics on immigration are well-known in the Hat City. In 2005, the mayor drew...More

  • In Connecticut, Craft Beer Boom Shows No Signs of Slowing

    In Connecticut, Craft Beer Boom Shows No Signs of Slowing

    EAST HAVEN — If it seems like new craft breweries are opening in Connecticut faster than ever, it's because they are. "We're not even close to having enough breweries," said John Kraszewski, founder of Armada Brewing, which opened in East Haven last month, working out of another already operating...

  • DUI suspected in crash that hospitalized 21 at New Orleans parade

    DUI suspected in crash that hospitalized 21 at New Orleans parade

    A man who allegedly plowed into a crowd enjoying the Krewe of Endymion parade Saturday in the Mid-City section of New Orleans is being investigated for driving while intoxicated, police said. The accident came during one of the busiest nights of Mardi Gras, when thousands of people throng the streets...

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  • Westport Police ID Man Who Died After Car Plunged Into Westport River

    Police have identified the man who died after a car plunged into the Saugatuck River Saturday night. Police said Richard Lamendola, 76 of Syosset, New York was pulled from the water and taken to Norwalk Hospital where he was pronounced dead. An unidentified woman was rescued from the crash and...

  • Man Dies, Woman Rescued After Car Plunges Into River In Westport

    Man Dies, Woman Rescued After Car Plunges Into River In Westport

    A man died and a woman was rescued from the water after their car plunged into the Saugatuck River Saturday night, police said. The man, who was not identified, was pulled from the water and taken to Norwalk Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The woman was cold from being in the...

  • 'O Say Can You See': Crowds Audition To Sing Anthem At Hartford Yard Goats Games

    'O Say Can You See': Crowds Audition To Sing Anthem At Hartford Yard Goats Games

    Sopranos and baritones alike extended their vocal cords, perfecting their pitches while their renditions of "The Star Spangled Banner" echoed off the walls at the Spotlight Theaters. It's the first and only required audition before singing the National Anthem at Dunkin' Donuts Park, in front of...

  • One Man Killed In Hartford Crash; Other Driver Flees, But Is Captured

    One Man Killed In Hartford Crash; Other Driver Flees, But Is Captured

    HARTFORD — A 52-year-old man was killed in a two-car crash near Main Street early Saturday morning, and the driver of the other car ran from the scene but was later captured, police said. Juan Ortiz, of Hartford, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, at Pavilion and Main streets, Deputy...

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  • DCF Safety Plans Draw More Criticism After Rocky Hill Toddler's Injuries

    DCF Safety Plans Draw More Criticism After Rocky Hill Toddler's Injuries

    A Department of Children and Families safety plan was supposed to keep Michael Shamel Davis from having unsupervised contact with Shamique Martin's children after her 6-year-old son accused him of abuse in December. Instead on Feb. 4, Martin's daughter was severely burned by scalding bath water...

  • Temperatures Drop, Winds Pick Up Sunday

    Temperatures Drop, Winds Pick Up Sunday

    High pressure builds in for your Sunday with sunshine and much colder air; but keep in mind, this cool down is what you would expect for this time of year with highs in the upper 30s to low 40s, under a partly to mostly sunny sky.  High pressure hangs on across the area Monday with a lighter wind...

  • Local Cops Badly Needed In Hartford

    Local Cops Badly Needed In Hartford

    It might seem odd that Hartford's police department is struggling to recruit officers, given the job's decent pay and benefits. You'd think the chance to retire at age 46 with a $130,000 yearly pension, as former Sgt. Sean Spell did last year, would be an incentive. But Hartford police are far...

  • Jeff Jacobs: Huskies Struggle With High Expectations Of Ollie, And Fans

    Jeff Jacobs: Huskies Struggle With High Expectations Of Ollie, And Fans

    The biggest crowd of the season pushed through the XL Center turnstiles for what ended in UConn's 69-61 loss to No. 17 SMU. There was a time when "Attendance: 13,553" would have been met with a shrug and a, yeah, that number should be better. This is not that time in UConn basketball history. A nice...

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