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Why I Gave Up My Car Keys At 79

Six years ago, on a bright October morning, I totaled my car. I was 79 years old, in good health, though my eyesight wasn't the greatest. I was driving home from a chiropractic appointment and feeling slightly sleepy, but as I had only about a mile to go, and it was only 11 a.m., I was sure I'd...More

  • West Hartford's Hall High School Changes Graduation Gown, Seating Scheme

    West Hartford's Hall High School Changes Graduation Gown, Seating Scheme

    WEST HARTFORD — June graduates of Hall High School will see a change in the school's tradition of dual-color graduation gowns and seating by gender. Traditionally, students graduating from Hall have followed a graduation ceremony in which males wore blue gowns and females wore white gowns. The...

  • Hartford Like You've Never Seen It: A Bird's-Eye View Of The Capital City

    Hartford Like You've Never Seen It: A Bird's-Eye View Of The Capital City

    Wake up at sunrise, put on your wings and fly over Hartford, barely clearing the buildings on a tour of the capital city’s landmarks. That’s the effect of this 3-minute video on YouTube that’s getting a lot of play this week, since HomeSnacks posted it with this headline: “If You’re From Hartford,...

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  • Help Available For Homeless During Weekend's Extreme Cold

    Help Available For Homeless During Weekend's Extreme Cold

    HARTFORD — By mid-day Friday, the city's fire department was in the process of rolling 50 cots into Asylum Hill Congregational Church in anticipation of biting, potentially life-threatening cold. Extreme cold temperatures are expected to arrive Saturday afternoon and continue into Sunday, the National...

  • Hartford Man Sentenced To More Than Seven Years In Prison For Armed Heroin Dealing

    Hartford Man Sentenced To More Than Seven Years In Prison For Armed Heroin Dealing

    HARTFORD – A 35-year-old local man with 16 prior convictions was sentenced to 90 months in federal prison Thursday followed by three years of supervised parole for possessing heroin with the intent to distribute while armed. Miguel "Smooth" Diaz received his sentence in a federal courtroom in Hartford...

  • Police Form New Anti-Drug Team In North Central Connecticut

    A new team of police officers has been formed to fight drug abuse in four towns north of Hartford, police said. Called North Central Narcotics Task Force, the regional group will enforce state laws against the possession, manufacture and sale of illegal drugs in Enfield, East Windsor, Windsor Locks...

  • Man Sentenced To 10 Years For Sex Trafficking

    Man Sentenced To 10 Years For Sex Trafficking

    NEW HAVEN — A Jamaican man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for sex trafficking of minors in Connecticut. Federal prosecutors say 26-year-old Wellington Brown recruited five victims for prostitution, luring some of them with false promises of modeling careers. Brown was sentenced...

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  • Carrier To Close Indiana Plants, Move Jobs to Mexico

    Carrier To Close Indiana Plants, Move Jobs to Mexico

    Two subsidiaries of Farmington-based United Technologies Corp. are shutting heating and ventilating parts manufacturing plants in Indiana, eliminating more than 2,000 jobs as operations move to Mexico. Carrier, a manufacturer of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration, said it will...

  • State Police Identify Man Found Dead In Water In Old Lyme

    OLD LYME – State police have identfied the man found dead in the water off Osprey Road. The victim was 43-year-old Charles Carr, who is from Middletown, state police said. Middletown police said that Carr had been missing since Nov. 27, 2015. Troopers were called to the area about 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday,...

  • Bitterly Cold Weather On Tap For Weekend; Could Fall Below Zero

    Bitterly Cold Weather On Tap For Weekend; Could Fall Below Zero

    Though this February hasn't been much like last year, Connecticut residents might want to bundle up for Valentine's Day weekend as the state is expected to see some "life-threatening" cold temperatures and blustery wind conditions that could dip temperatures well below zero at times, according...

  • Police: 2 girls killed in shooting at Phoenix-area high school

    Police: 2 girls killed in shooting at Phoenix-area high school

    Two students were shot and killed Friday at a high school in a Phoenix suburb but the danger at the campus was over, police said, as hundreds of worried parents crowded outside nearby stores to await word on their children. Two 15-year-old girls were shot once at Independence High School, but it...

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