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  • When Gold Prices Fell, How Did Local Jeweler Becker's React?

    When Gold Prices Fell, How Did Local Jeweler Becker's React?
    In 1990, Becker's Fine Jeweler had just opened its downtown Hartford store when a recession hit — and one that hit New England harder than anywhere else. "I had to lay off 40 percent of my staff," said Paul Becker, who founded the West Hartford...
  • Wethersfield Police To Conduct DUI Checkpoint Thursday

    WETHERSFIELD — Police said they will conduct a drunken driving checkpoint Thursday night on the Berlin Turnpike. The checkpoint will go up around 7 p.m. and remain active for about seven to eight hours, Lt. Donald Crabtree said. "We want to get...
  • Newington Sets Sept. 9 Vote On Town Hall, Community Center Project

    NEWINGTON — A divided town council voted along party lines Tuesday to set a Sept. 9 referendum on a $30.37 million proposal to reconstruct town hall and build a new community center. All five Democrats present backed the resolution, while all three...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Ex-Nazi Prisoner, Korea Vet To Speak

    Noted raconteur, Roman Luftglas, veteran of the Korea War battles of *Pork Chop Hill and *Old Baldy," holder of the *Combat Infantry Badge, holocaust survivor and achiever of the American dream will entertain with fascinating life stories of drama,...
  • State Contractor Charged With Stealing Metal From Vacant Cedarcrest Hospital

    NEWINGTON — A Manchester man caused $220,000 in damage and losses to the vacant Cedarcrest Hospital in Newington by stealing metal from the facility and selling it for scrap, state police said. Jacob Hawkins, 32, of Birch Street, worked for Triad...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Hartford 7 On 7 Team Wins New England Regionals

    The Hartford 7 on 7 football team, coached by Windsor High's Robert Fleeting won the New England regionals and will travel to Indianapolis in July sponsored and representing the New England Patriots. The team consists of Jake Hedberg, Kyle Armour, and...
  • Police: Man In Custody After West Hartford Burglary, Assault

    Police: Man In Custody After West Hartford Burglary, Assault
    WEST HARTFORD — A man suspected of breaking into a home on New Britain Avenue and assaulting one of the occupants was arrested Tuesday afternoon after an hour-long foot chase, police said. Luis M. Ortiz, 29, was charged with home invasion, first-...
  • Opening The Export Door To Connecticut Firms

    Cooper Atkins of Middlefield was recently presented with President Obama's "E" Award for Exports by U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker. The 129-year-old company produces high-tech time, temperature and humidity instruments for the food and health care...
  • New Britain Man Arrested In Newington Burglary

    NEWINGTON — A New Britain man is accused of breaking into a Newington automotive business last year and stealing almost $26,000 worth of items ranging from computer equipment to car batteries. Police charged Erroll Lee Brantley, 41, with first-...
  • Project Concern: A School Busing Experiment That Changed Lives

    Project Concern: A School Busing Experiment That Changed Lives
    The voluntary busing program was pitched in 1966 as a two-year experiment for the underprivileged elementary school children of Hartford. "The initial reaction was fast and negative," the associate dean of the school of education at the University of...
  • Connecticut Track Championships: Branford's Anna Atkinson Wins Heptathlon

    NEW LONDON – After finishing 16th in the heptathlon at the New Balance Nationals in North Carolina this past weekend, Jillian Kilmer hopped on a plane and headed home as quickly possible. Kilmer, a sophomore for St. Paul Catholic in Bristol, didn't...