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Main Street Community Foundation is no longer on Main Street!
Meetings Scheduled for Tuesday, March 3rd
Pine Lake Study
1st Floor Meeting Room, City Hall – 6:30pm
Council Chambers, City Hall – 7pm
Lawmakers Debate Regulations For Ridesharing Services
The Transportation Committee heard testimony on the topic Monday. Read more
Lembo Predicts Bigger Deficit, Doubts Personal Income Growth
Comptroller Lembo is predicting a $101.2 million deficit. Read more
Harris Discusses DCP
The Courant’s Kevin Hunt sat down with the Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan Harris to discusse his goals and plans for the department. Read more
Education Advocates Expected At Approps HearingEducation advocates including charter school groups are expected to attend the Appropriations Committee public hearing tonight to discuss their concerns with the governor’s proposed budget. Digital First has more
of Budget ProposalState Sen. Toni Boucher criticized the governor’s budget as redistributing money from wealthy towns to cities. The governor and Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch disagree with the state senator’s claim. Hearst Connecticut has more. If the link fails, try this one.
Childhood ServicesThe Courant takes a closer look at the state’s newly(ish) created Office of Early Childhood. Read more
More Concerns Over Budget Cuts To ProgramsThis time lawmakers expressed concerns over the governor’s proposed cuts to state parks, fish hatchery and pheasant hunting programs. Courant has more
Malloy Announces Funding for 416 More Preschool SlotsThe governor announced fourteen municipalities will receive funding as part of the state’s Smart Start initiative. Read more
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FOX61 first introduced you to the Wallingford Hawks, an under 12 hockey team that racked up several trophies en route to a New England Regional Championship. But it’s their tribute to their late assistant coach that has impressed so many. Scott DeFilio lost his battle with cancer during the season, but the Hawks rallied around the DeFilio family to dedicate the season to Scott’s memory. FOX61’s sports Kainani Stevens has their story.
STORRS— Napheesa Collier scored 27 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as UConn held off 10th seeded Buffalo 84-72 on Sunday night to move into the Sweet 16 for a 26th consecutive season. Katie Lou Samuelson and freshman Christyn Williams each added 17 points for the No. 2 seed Huskies (33-2). Cierra Dillard, the nation’s second leading scorer, had 29 points to lead Buffalo, which made a big run in the fourth quarter but could not overcome a 24-point second-half deficit. […]
DANBURY — A van crashed through a church rectory in Danbury Sunday. Fire officials said that they responded to 39 New Street on calls of a vehicle hitting a building. Once on scene, firefighters said that a full-sized van crashed through a building owned by the Philadelphia Pentecostal Church. The building was used a rectory. The van caused considerable damage to the structural supports to the second floor. Firefighters were able to use their rescue skills and specialized tool to […]
ROCKY HILL — Firefighters rescued a person from the roof of a hotel in Rocky Hill Sunday. According to the Rocky Hill Facebook page, firefighters were called to the Hampton Inn on Cromwell Avenue. A “stokes basket” was used to safely extricate the victim from the roof of the pool building. The victim was said to have sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken to the local hospital. Multiple crews were dispatched to the scene and helped with the rescue.