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Hartford County

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  • 4-H fair

    SOMERS - The annual 4-H fair will take place on Friday, Aug. 15 through Sunday, Aug. 17 at the Four Town Fairgrounds located on Egypt Road in Somers, just off of Route 83. Admission pricing is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and children ages 7-12, and...
  • Connecticut Home Sales Get Boost In June

    Connecticut home sales in June posted the strongest gains so far this year — with Hartford County leading the way — an indication that the well-watched spring home buying season may have been a bit stronger than first thought. Sales of...
  • Severe Weather Causes Fire, Topples Trees Onto Houses In Enfield

    Severe Weather Causes Fire, Topples Trees Onto Houses In Enfield
    ENFIELD — The severe weather that moved across northern Hartford County Sunday evening caused a house fire on Prospect Street and brought a tree down onto houses on Crescent Beach Drive. One resident credits her sister for the family surviving the...
  • Health plans shrinking choice of providers

    When it comes to health insurance, a growing number of patients are confronting a trade-off. An insurer cannot drop you or charge higher premiums if you get sick. That's good news. But in return, you're likely to find that available health plans impose...
  • Hartford Plans $60 Million Stadium; Rock Cats Owner Says 'Opportunity Couldn't Pass Up'

    Hartford Plans $60 Million Stadium; Rock Cats Owner Says 'Opportunity Couldn't Pass Up'
    HARTFORD — More than a year of secret talks culminated Wednesday on the steps of city hall as the mayor and the owner of the New Britain Rock Cats announced a deal to bring the minor league baseball team to Hartford. What had been whispered by...
  • A Rich Minor League History In New Britain

    A Rich Minor League History In New Britain
    HARTFORD — The expected departure of the Rock Cats to Hartford for 2016 will leave New Britain, a city of 73,000, without minor league baseball for the first time since 1983. It will also leave a 6,000-seat stadium, only 18 years old, quiet on...
  • Great Escapes: Some Prisoners Just Had To Get Out

    Great Escapes: Some Prisoners Just Had To Get Out
    The state's first prison, Old New-Gate, built in 1773, was a former copper mine where the worst criminal offenders were sent to do hard labor. Convicts were kept in the mine's two shafts, one at 25 feet and the other more than 60 feet below ground. Escape...
  • Tenants Welcome: Hartford, Suburbs Headed For Apartment Building Boom

    Tenants Welcome: Hartford, Suburbs Headed For Apartment Building Boom
    The addition of nearly 1,000 new apartments over the next few years could be what downtown Hartford needs to secure a long-elusive vibrancy beyond the work week. Five apartment projects are now underway — four conversions and one new complex&...
  • Battling Bootleggers, Rumrunners And Secret Supplies Of Hooch

    Battling Bootleggers, Rumrunners And Secret Supplies Of Hooch
    In February 1924, during the peak of the Prohibition era and amid the rampant disregard of the 18th Amendment that presaged its failure as public policy, law enforcement officials burst into a Front Street garage in Hartford and discovered, hidden beneath...
  • Connecticut's Golden Age Of Furniture Design

    Connecticut's Golden Age Of Furniture Design
    A young Windsor furniture maker's "fateful liaison" with an unmarried woman in June 1766 helped pave the way for the Connecticut Valley's golden age of furniture production. Eliphalet Chapin's wayward ways with a neighboring damsel named Hannah Bartlett...
  • Looming Assistance Cuts Hit Most Needy

    Who likes a moocher? No one. But who is a moocher? Is a child a moocher? Is an elderly person who needs help a moocher? How about a person with a disability or a person who can't find a job in an area of high unemployment? No, all these people need help...