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  • Searchers in California fires step up efforts ahead of rain

    Searchers in California fires step up efforts ahead of rain

    Volunteers in white coveralls, hard hats and masks poked through ash and debris Sunday, searching for the remains of victims of the devastating Northern California wildfire before rains that are forecast for this week complicate their efforts. While the predicted downpours could help tamp down...

  • Rhode Island man killed in Putnam crash on Route 44

    A car veered across the divider line on Route 44 in Putnam on Saturday, striking a car headed in the opposite direction and killing its driver, state police said. Raymond Breault, of Pascoag, R.I., was headed east on Route 44 at around 2 p.m. Saturday when he crossed the road’s double-yellow divider,...

  • Man in critical condition after fall out of bucket truck in Tolland

    Man in critical condition after fall out of bucket truck in Tolland

    A man was in critical condition late Saturday after falling out of a bucket truck in Tolland, state police said. The 45-year-old man was working on an overhead canopy at 404 Merrow Road when he fell 10 feet from the bucket just before 4:30 p.m., police said. The location listed is a gas station....

  • Man captured after Hartford chase had been arrested and released six times in the past 13 months

    Man captured after Hartford chase had been arrested and released six times in the past 13 months

    A man who had been arrested and released six times in the past 13 months, after either posting bail or promising to appear in court, was arrested again on firearms charges Saturday after a pursuit in Hartford, police said. After learning that Jose Rivera-Cruz was in the area of Bond Street with...

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  • Class LL boys soccer: Glastonbury defeats Hall 1-0 for fifth title in six years

    Class LL boys soccer: Glastonbury defeats Hall 1-0 for fifth title in six years

    Alec Hughes remembered the feeling of losing in the state tournament. On Sunday afternoon, he made sure his team wouldn’t feel that way again. Hughes scored the lone goal for the Glastonbury boys soccer team, as the Tomahawks survived a torrid Hall offense to capture the Class LL title, the fifth...

  • Extraordinary Life: After Nazi Germany, she dove into life as an American

    Extraordinary Life: After Nazi Germany, she dove into life as an American

    Edith Wilhelm’s down-to-earth approach to life was balanced by her upbeat response to whatever challenges she faced. “It was glorious,” she recalled, talking about her family’s escape from Nazi Germany in 1938. She loved the ship that brought them to New York and her first glimpse of the Statue...

  • Leslie Torres-Rodriguez: High goals transforming Hartford's schools

    Leslie Torres-Rodriguez: High goals transforming Hartford's schools

    I still remember the first time I walked into a Hartford Public Schools classroom. I was 9 years old when I moved from the beaches of Puerto Rico to a small apartment in Frog Hollow. In the beginning, I struggled with my new language, new environment and new life. At times, I disengaged from school...

  • The good, the bad and the ugly of UConn's 55-21 loss to East Carolina

    The good, the bad and the ugly of UConn's 55-21 loss to East Carolina

    Another week, another blowout loss for Randy Edsall’s 1-10 UConn football team. Here was the good, the bad and the ugly of Saturday night’s 55-21 defeat at East Carolina: The Good UConn once again started strong offensively, scoring on each of its first three drives. For much of the opening half,...

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