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Litchfield County

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  • Devastating Winds Raked State During Historic Hurricanes

    Devastating Winds Raked State During Historic Hurricanes
    In August 1635, Connecticut consisted of a tiny settlement in Wethersfield and a crude fort in Old Saybrook. This was probably a good thing. It limited the devastation when the Great Colonial Hurricane arrived. The ocean surge from this welcome-to-the-...
  • AT&T Selling Connecticut Operations To Frontier

    AT&T has reached a deal to sell its wireline business in Connecticut to Frontier Communications for $2 billion in cash, ending a 15-year venture that led to thousands of job losses as the number of regular phone lines declined, technology improved and the...
  • Crime & Punishment: Out of Control Bridgeport Man Attacks Police Officer With an Urn

    Crime & Punishment: Out of Control Bridgeport Man Attacks Police Officer With an Urn
    For the last six years, Republican state legislators have put together an alternative budget to the one presented and usually enacted by Democrats, who have strong majorities in both houses of the legislature. This year, however, the GOP declined to offer...
  • Connecticut Beekeepers Worry About Pesticide Use

    Connecticut Beekeepers Worry About Pesticide Use
    As part of the ongoing battle against Lyme and other tickborne diseases, public health organizations are asking residents in 11 Fairfield County towns to participate in a study to see if wiping out the ticks on rodents will help rein in the illnesses in...
  • Inheritance Windfall: Record-Breaking Year For Estate Taxes Helps Fuel Budget Surplus

    Inheritance Windfall: Record-Breaking Year For Estate Taxes Helps Fuel Budget Surplus
    Even if death and taxes are the only things certain in life, state legislators say they can never be certain about death taxes. With no crystal ball and no idea when spectacularly wealthy Connecticut residents might die, state officials make an educated...
  • Roraback Clear Choice In 5th District Battle

    The 5th Congressional District will tell us if voters mean what they say. You've heard it, you may have uttered the same sentiments yourself. Why can't our elected officials stop being so partisan and nasty? Why won't they work together? If that's what...
  • Crime and Punishment: Former Governor John Rowland being paid as a 'consultant' for physical rehabilitation company

    Crime and Punishment: Former Governor John Rowland being paid as a 'consultant' for physical rehabilitation company
    John Rowland is not a physical therapist. Yet the disgraced former governor is paid as a "consultant" by Apple Rehab, a physical rehabilitation company that happens to be owned by the husband of Lisa Wilson-Foley, the businesswoman who happens to be...
  • Sunday Alcohol Sales Approved; Malloy Will Sign Bill

    Sunday Alcohol Sales Approved; Malloy Will Sign Bill
    The Senate voted Tuesday to approve Sunday alcohol sales in supermarkets and package stores, leaving Indiana as the only state with an across-the-board ban on Sunday sales. After a debate that lasted just more than an hour, the Senate voted 28-6, with...
  • Esty Wins, Roraback Concedes After Tight Race For 5th Congressional District

    Democrat Elizabeth Esty won a nail-biter election in the 5th Congressional District as Republican Andrew Roraback conceded late Tuesday night after Democratic votes from the cities provided the margin of victory. Esty said that super PACs had spent...
  • 8 outdoor events happening this weekend

    8 outdoor events happening this weekend
    It’s supposed to be a beautiful weekend, so why not spend it outdoors?  Here are 8 outdoor events happening around the state this weekend. Friday 6/15 Greenfest City Center Danbury Danbury Festival with booths by environmental organizations,...
  • Learn the tricks of pickling, canning and freezing foods, July 14th at the Litchfield County Extension Center

    Learn the tricks of pickling, canning and freezing foods, July 14th at the Litchfield County Extension Center
    There is now a program that will help educate people the safest ways to keep their food fresh. Diane Wright Hirsch, an extension educator with the University of Connecticut, will be leading the program with three workshops: "Home Canning of Fruits and...