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  • Geno Says Nurse A Bigger Loss Than Many Realize; No. 23 Temple Visits UConn

    Geno Says Nurse A Bigger Loss Than Many Realize; No. 23 Temple Visits UConn

    As the season began and so many roles were undefined, there was one sure thing in UConn's starting lineup. Kia Nurse was returning in the backcourt, fresh off a stint as a starter for Canada's Olympic team. The starting guard on two national champions, a player with a demonstrated track record...

  • Hartford School Board Adopts Plan To Fix Failures In Abuse Reporting

    Hartford School Board Adopts Plan To Fix Failures In Abuse Reporting

    A somber city school board adopted an action plan Tuesday night that pledges to repair widespread chasms that have allowed suspected abuse and neglect of students in the Hartford Public Schools to potentially go unreported for years. "The first step is admitting you have a problem," board member...

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  • Roof Fire In West Hartford Center Prompts Evacuation

    Roof Fire In West Hartford Center Prompts Evacuation

    A West Hartford Center building was evacuated Tuesday afternoon after a roof fire filled offices with smoke. The West Hartford Fire Department responded to the smoke alarm at 977 Farmington Avenue at about 2:50 p.m., according to battalion chief Capt. Kevin Munson. It took firefighters about half...

  • Hartford Police Announce Checkpoint For Thursday Night

    Hartford Police Announce Checkpoint For Thursday Night

    Police will conduct a DUI enforcement checkpoint in the 1800 block of Main Street on Thursday, from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Hartford police announced the Clay Arsenal-area checkpoint on Tuesday afternoon as part of the department's ongoing, expanded DUI enforcement program. The effort is supervised by...

  • Bridgeport Lawyer Pleads Guilty To Foreclosure Scheme

    A Connecticut attorney has admitted he scammed multiple homeowners who were in, or facing, foreclosure by making false promises to buy their homes and pay off their mortgages, according to the U.S. attorney's office. After gaining control of the homes, Bradford Barneys would rent them out to tenants...

  • Arrested Middletown Mother Allegedly Left Child Home Alone

    A mother was arrested this month after allegedly leaving her son home alone with alcoholic beverages within his reach, police said. The woman who called police told officers she went to her ex-boyfriend's Dekovian Drive apartment on Feb. 14, at about 4:30 p.m., and the juvenile opened the door,...

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  • At Packed Town Hall, Himes Promises To Fight Trump, Look For Compromise

    At Packed Town Hall, Himes Promises To Fight Trump, Look For Compromise

    At a standing-room only town hall Rep. Jim Himes vowed to defend the Affordable Care Act, "continue to raise hell" on protecting the environment but also expressed a willingness to work with President Donald Trump on an infrastructure overhaul. "There's some things you don't compromise on," Himes...

  • Sources Say Pistons Won't Trade Drummond

    Sources Say Pistons Won't Trade Drummond

    Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond, from Middletown, Conn., likely will remain with the team past Thursday's 3 p.m. trade deadline, multiple persons with firsthand knowledge of the organization's thinking have told the Free Press over the past 24 hours. "We want to keep him," one person texted...

  • East Catholic Has Too Many Scoring Options Against South Windsor

    East Catholic Has Too Many Scoring Options Against South Windsor

    East Catholic-Manchester used its reliable, balanced offense to defeat South Windsor 67-51 to finish its 19-1 regular season at Hugh Greer Charlie Sharos Gymnasium Tuesday night. Mike McGuirl led the Eagles, No. 4 in The Courant state ratings, with 19 points. Matt Veretto contributed 17, freshman...

  • Bloomfield Superintendent Presents $42.16 Million Budget

    Schools Superintendent James Thompson is seeking a $42.16 million budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year. The spending plan represents a $1.92 million, or 4.78 percent, increase over the current year. Thompson presented the plan to the board of education Tuesday. The school board is expected to vote...

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