|15-Year-Old Charged After Tolland CrashNBC Connecticut / 8 min. ago more|
A 15-year-old boy crashed a Mercedes into a tree in Tolland just before 1:30 a.m. Tuesday and he and another 15-year-old were transported to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center after the crash to be treated for minor injuries, according to state police.Police said they responded to a dirt section near 603 Shenipsit Lake Road at 1:23 a.m. after a speeding driver going south crossed into the northbound lane and the 1984 Mercedes he was driving sideswiped a tree. Hernandez Lawyers Sue NFL, Helmet Manufacturer Police said both teens sustained minor injuries.In the state of Connecticut, and 16- or 17-year-old must get a learner’s permit before practicing driving. How You Can Help Northern California Fire Victims The driver was charged with reckless driving, operating a motor vehicle without a license and risk of injury to a child.He was issued a juvenile summons and is due to appear in Rockville Juvenile Court on Oct. 26. As Crews Gain Ground, Some Fire Victims Return Home Photo Credit: Tolland Alert
|2 Teens Arrested on Drug Charges in WiltonNBC Connecticut / 29 min. ago more|
Two teens were arrested on drug charges during a traffic stop in Wilton Sunday.Nineteen-year-old Mateus Nascimento-Dacosta of Danbury and 18-year-old Jazmine Mccabe of Brookfield each face charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Hernandez Lawyers Sue NFL, Helmet Manufacturer The pair was pulled over on Route 7 around 11 p.m. Sunday for a broken headlight. When officers approached they smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle, police said.Police searched the vehicle and found 1.125 pounds of marijuana, 1 ounce of butane hash oil/wax, 28 THC liquid refills for e-cigarettes and five Xanax pills. How You Can Help Northern California Fire Victims Both Nascimento-Dacosta and Mccabe were arraigned in Norwalk Superior Court Monday and are due back in November.Photo Credit: Wilton Police Department
|City Slashes School Budget By $4.2 MillionCBSlocal.com / 33 min. ago more|
NEW LONDON, Conn. (CBS Connecticut and AP) – The New London City Council has voted to cut $4.2 million from its school budget, citing uncertainty that surrounds the state budget. Officials made the decision Monday in a 5-1 vote. The vote was influenced by a recommendation from the city’s finance committee, as they expect a large reduction in state aid. School officials warn the cuts will result in layoffs and reduced services offered to students. Councilors estimate some of the money will be returned once the state budget is passed. New London officials are also proposing about $8 million in cuts from the general city budget. (© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
|Lawyer: Man Charged With Killing Wife Has PTSDCBSlocal.com / 39 min. ago more|
NEWINGTON, Conn. (CBS Connecticut and AP) – The lawyer for a Newington man charged with killing his wife before shooting himself in the face says his client is a Marine Corps veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Michael Torbicki is being held on $2 million bail after his arraignment on charges including murder in the death last week of 46-year-old Patricia Torbicki in their Newington home. According to a transcript of the arraignment released Monday, Michael Torbicki’s attorney, Jon Schoenhorn, sought lower bail and argued that his client should be charged with manslaughter not murder. The attorney told the judge his 45-year-old client was disabled from his military service and suffers from alcoholism and depression. Relatives told police the couple was considering divorce. Their 13-year-old son was not at home at the time of the shooting. (© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
|Slain Barber Called A Hero For Protecting Little BoyCBSlocal.com / 43 min. ago more|
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (CBS Connecticut and AP) – The man fatally shot in a Bridgeport barbershop last weekend died trying to protect the life of a little boy whose hair he had just cut. Police and co-workers are calling Deon Rodney a hero. The 32-year-old Rodney was shot in the abdomen inside the Just Right Cutz barbershop Saturday evening when the gunman chased another man into the shop. Justin Riley, owner of the barbershop, tells the Connecticut Post that Rodney punched and tackled the gunman and the weapon went off during the scuffle. Riley says Rodney had a son about the boy’s age and had an intense dislike for bullies. There were several other customers in the shop at the time. Police Capt. Roderick Porter called Rodney’s death “tragic.” The shooter remains at large. (© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
|Slain Barber Called a Hero for Protecting Little Boy - U.S. News & World ReportGoogle News / 54 min. ago more|
Slain Barber Called a Hero for Protecting Little BoyU.S. News & World ReportSlain Barber Called a Hero for Protecting Little Boy. The man fatally shot in a Connecticut barbershop last weekend died trying to protect the life of a little boy whose hair he had just cut. Oct. 17, 2017, at 8:19 a.m.. Slain Barber Called a Hero for ...
|ISIS lose grip in Raqqa as as US-backed forces declare ‘major military operations’ overFOX 61 / 54 min. ago more|
RAQQA, Syria — US-backed forces fighting ISIS in Raqqa, Syria say “major military operations” in the city have ended and that the jihadists have lost their grip on their self-declared capital. The development marks a decisive victory in the fight against ISIS, though US officials said there were still pockets of resistance in the city. “Major military operations in Raqqa are finished but they are now clearing the city of sleeper cells — if they exist — and mines,” Talal […]
|Suffield Police mourn loss of K9 “Z”FOX 61 / 1 h. 21 min. ago more|
SUFFIELD — It’s always sad to say goodbye to a best friend, especially one you’ve been working with for 10 years. Sadly, the Suffield Police department announced Tuesday that their own Officer Peter Osowiecki lost his canine partner of nearly 10 years. K9 “Z” passed away October 10th due to a rapid onset of a medical condition. Police say that “Z” served honorably alongside Officer Osoweicki. “Z” participated in countless operations, community policing functions, and even traveled throughout the country, […]
|Lawyer: Man Charged With Killing Wife Has PTSD - U.S. News & World ReportGoogle News / 1 h. 29 min. ago more|
Lawyer: Man Charged With Killing Wife Has PTSDU.S. News & World ReportThe lawyer for a Connecticut man charged with killing his wife before shooting himself in the face says his client is a Marine Corps veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Oct. 17, 2017, at 7:44 a.m.. Lawyer: Man Charged With Killing ...and more »
|Construction to Begin on Columbus Commons in New BritainNBC Connecticut / 1 h. 57 min. ago more|
Construction is beginning on two large housing units in New Britain.Ground will be broken today on Columbus Commons, a new housing development on Columbus Boulevard that will include two 5-story buildings, about 160 apartments, an interior courtyard and retail or office space on the first floor. Hernandez Lawyers Sue NFL, Helmet Manufacturer The development, which will be in downtown New Britain, near CT fastrak, will cost $58 million and will be paid for with federal and state funds.The state Department of Economic and Community Development invested $2.7 million in Brownfield Funds to help with demolition and environmental cleanup and the Connecticut Finance Agency awarded a $1.6 million low-income tax credit. How You Can Help Northern California Fire Victims As Crews Gain Ground, Some Fire Victims Return Home Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com
|Helmet maker vows fight against Aaron Hernandez concussion lawsuitFOX 61 / 2 h. 13 min. ago more|
DEDHAM, Mass. — Football helmet maker Riddell says it intends to vigorously defend its products and its reputation against concussion-related lawsuits like one lawyers for late New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez have filed in Massachusetts against it and the NFL. Des Plaines, Illinois-based Riddell says it introduced helmets designed to mitigate concussion risks more than 15 years ago. Hernandez’s attorneys filed a federal lawsuit last month after Hernandez killed himself in prison and an autopsy revealed he had […]
|New London Schools Vote to Slash $4.2 Million to BudgetNBC Connecticut / 2 h. 17 min. ago more|
The New London City Council voted to slash millions from education and said the uncertainty surrounding the state's budget is the reason for such a tough decision."That’s not fiscal responsibility, that’s not caring for our kids," a resident, Daniel Spur, said. Hernandez Lawyers Sue NFL, Helmet Manufacturer The city council debated the entire city budget on Monday night at City Hall. School district leaders pleaded for the city to make a change before the council likely votes on the cut.“We have to position ourselves fiscally as a worst-case scenario,” Don Venditto, New London City Council President Pro Tempore, said. How You Can Help Northern California Fire Victims The City of New London is operating without a budget and is also proposing $8,238,000 worth of cuts from the general city budget.With the state budget in flux, there are still many funding unknowns. As Crews Gain Ground, Some Fire Victims Return Home Interim Superintendent Dr. Stephen Tracy said the district will be forced to operate with 11.7 percent fewer general fund dollars than last year. He does not want that to bleed directly into the classroom since a large majority of district resources are spent in the schools and on student services."That we take another look and try to make sure it comes out as balanced as it can be. That we don’t have a situation where one side of the budget is suffering millions of dollars of reduction and the other isn’t," Tracy said.New London Mayor Michael Passero got heated with Tracy before the meeting.He told NBC Connecticut that the $4.2 million in cuts comes from the state, saying the number came from the education revenue cuts for the city in the budget recently vetoed by Gov. Dannel Malloy.He said the city can’t reduce a budget, but it can add to it. So, the district could see that money come back when the state budget is intact."In effect they’re saying, ‘We’re not cutting you, they’re cutting you.’ All I know is, if nobody does anything, we’re in the position of not being able to deliver the program that we’re supposed to deliver," Tracy said.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
|Google drones will drop burritos into people’s yards in AustraliaFOX 61 / 2 h. 35 min. ago more|
CANBERRA, Australia — Drones bearing piping hot burritos are about to start swooping down on the Australian countryside. At least, that’s the plan for Google affiliate Project Wing, which on Tuesday announced new tests of its drone delivery service with two Australian businesses, a Mexican taqueria chain and a drugstore company. It’s not the first time the Project Wing team has used drones to send people burritos. It did that last year with Chipotle at Virginia Tech University, but that was “in an […]
|Lanes Open After Broken Down Truck Closed Route 6 in PlymouthNBC Connecticut / 2 h. 36 min. ago more|
Route 6 was closed between Elm Street and Route 72 in Terryville after a paving and milling truck broke down, but one lane on each side has reopened.Officials said construction is going on and the road was initially expected to be closed until after 9 a.m. Hernandez Lawyers Sue NFL, Helmet Manufacturer Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
|Ahead of White Nationalist Speech, Fla. Gov Declares EmergencyNBC Connecticut / 2 h. 39 min. ago more|
Ahead of a speech by a white nationalist leader at the University of Florida, Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency to direct resources to ensure Gainesville's safety.Scott signed the Law Enforcement Coordination executive order following a request from Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell in anticipation of the Thursday event. Dolphins Asst. Coach Resigns After 'Powder' Video Surfaces The order allows Darnell to quickly "coordinate resources from other state, county and municipal law enforcement agencies," Scott's office said in a statement, adding the governor will maintain in constant communication with security officials to ensure "every request to the state is quickly granted to keep the public safe."The Southern Poverty Law Center describes Spencer as: "one of the country’s most successful young white nationalist leaders – a suit-and-tie version of the white supremacists of old, a kind of professional racist in khakis." 14th Patient Dies After Hollywood Nursing Home Tragedy The SPLC points to a 2014 column Spencer wrote for the National Policy Institute — the white nationalist think tank he led at the time — in which he wrote that "immigration is a kind of proxy war — and maybe a last stand — for White Americans, who are undergoing a painful recognition that, unless dramatic action is taken, their grandchildren will live in a country that is alien and hostile."UF officials reluctantly granted Spencer permission to speak. Trump: Cuba 'Is Responsible' for Attacks on US Personnel However, UF President Kent Fuchs has urged his students to "avoid the event" and to "not let the message of hate and racism go unchallenged."Protests challenging Spencer's rhetoric are scheduled for Thursday.Scott said violence by any side will not be tolerated.“We live in a country where everyone has the right to voice their opinion; however, we have zero tolerance for violence, and public safety is always our number one priority," Scott said in a statement."I have been in constant contact with Sheriff Darnell, who has requested this Executive Order to ensure that county and local law enforcement have every needed resource," he continued. "This executive order is an additional step to ensure that the University of Florida and the entire community is prepared so everyone can stay safe.”Photo Credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images, File
|Hotel of the week: Spicer Mansion in Mystic, Connecticut - The Week MagazineGoogle News / 3 h. 11 min. ago more|
The Week MagazineHotel of the week: Spicer Mansion in Mystic, ConnecticutThe Week MagazineWhen Elihu Spicer built his family a summer home in 1853, the Connecticut sea captain "spared no expense," said Alyson Krueger at The New York Times. Stained glass was installed at the entry and ceilings were painted in real gold. The home eventually ...
|City Slashes School Budget by $4.2 Million - U.S. News & World ReportGoogle News / 3 h. 53 min. ago more|
City Slashes School Budget by $4.2 MillionU.S. News & World ReportCity Slashes School Budget by $4.2 Million. A Connecticut city council has voted to cut $4.2 million from its school budget, citing uncertainty that surrounds the state budget. Oct. 17, 2017, at 5:11 a.m.. City Slashes School Budget by $4.2 Million ...and more »
|Suspect in Death of Good Samaritan to Head to Trial - U.S. News & World ReportGoogle News / 3 h. 53 min. ago more|
Suspect in Death of Good Samaritan to Head to TrialU.S. News & World ReportSuspect in Death of Good Samaritan to Head to Trial. A 31-year-old man is heading to trial on charges of killing a good Samaritan who police say intervened in an assault on a woman outside a Connecticut bar. Oct. 17, 2017, at 5:11 a.m.. Suspect in ...and more »
|TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 6 shut down in PlymouthFOX 61 / 4 h. 4 min. ago more|
PLYMOUTH — Police say that Route 6 in Plymouth is closed after malfunctioning construction equipment. The closure is between Route 72 and Elm Street. Police have set up detours, and don’t expect the road to reopen until 9 a.m. or later.
|McDonald’s offers to lock up your smartphone for more family timeFOX 61 / 4 h. 38 min. ago more|
NEW YORK — Nothing ruins lunchtime conversations more than a smartphone. And McDonald’s thinks it has a way to combat our modern addiction. The fast food chain has recently introduced mobile phone lockers in one of its branches in Singapore, encouraging diners to take a break from the virtual world and have real conversations over meals. Named the “Phone off. Fun On.” campaign, the first 100 transparent lockers are installed in the McDonald’s Marine Cove outlet. According to a survey […]
|North Korea says ‘a nuclear war may break out any moment’FOX 61 / 4 h. 47 min. ago more|
NEW YORK — North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassador says the situation on the Korean peninsula “has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment.” Kim In Ryong told the U.N. General Assembly’s disarmament committee Monday that no country in the world except North Korea has been subjected to “such an extreme and direct nuclear threat from the U.S.” — and his country has the right to self-defense. He said this year North Korea became a […]
|Anne Frank Halloween costume pulled from online store after uproarFOX 61 / 4 h. 55 min. ago more|
NEW YORK — A popular online Halloween costume company pulled a controversial Anne Frank costume after days of criticism according to Fox News. It was called the “Anne Frank costume for girls” and HalloweenCostumes.com was selling. It was featuring a long sleeve blue dress, a brown shoulder bag, and a green beret. The company had described Anne Frank as a World War II hero and an inspiration, adding that “we can always learn from the struggles of history”. The popular […]
|Frosty start to Tuesday, sunny and cool; Mostly sunny, 60’s WednesdayFOX 61 / 5 h. 7 min. ago more|
We’ll have another cool day on Tuesday. After that chilly start, high temperatures will only get up to around 60. Quite honestly, we have a boring forecast in the weather department for this week. Clouds will be hard to find throughout the next several days as high pressure just parks itself in our area. Warmer weather moves back in for the middle to the end of the week, as temperatures go back above average into the 70s. Forecast Details: Today: Chilly, […]
|Oldest Woman to Finish a Marathon Dies at 94NBC Connecticut / 9 h. ago more|
A nonagenarian who set a world record as the oldest woman to complete a full marathon has died, her family confirmed in a published report.Harriette Thompson, 94, smiled and laughed as she crossed the finish line at the Rock 'N' Roll Marathon in San Diego in June. 94-Year-Old Runner Becomes the Oldest Woman to Run Half-Marathon With her finish, Thompson became the oldest woman to run a half-marathon."I guess it's unusual, but I don't know why people make such a big deal," Thompson said at the time. "I feel just like I did when I was 16. But I just can’t move as fast." California 1st to Allow Gender-Neutral Birth Certificate In 2015, Thompson broke the world record as the oldest woman to complete a full marathon.The Charlotte Observer reported Monday Thompson died in hospice after suffering an injury in a fall on Oct. 6. Hernandez Lawyers Sue NFL, Helmet Manufacturer Thompson, a cancer survivor, used her love of running to raise money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.Through the years, she raised $100,000 for the organization. She raised $15,000 in 2017 alone.In June, when she completed the Rock n' Roll marathon with a time of 3 hours, 42 minutes, Thompson was most pleased that she did it surrounded by members of her family."I enjoyed running across the finish line," Thompson said. "That’s always the biggest thing. And I really enjoyed having my family with me."Photo Credit: NBC 7
|Couple faces roadblocks trying to navigate ambulance around Hartford MarathonFOX 61 / 9 h. 27 min. ago more|
HARTFORD – When truly every minute counts, a couple claims their ambulance ride took nearly triple the time it should have because they were met by roadblocks for the Hartford Marathon. Chris Norton has been battling brain cancer for five years. His girlfriend, Nakita Gettner, said Norton started new medication Friday and woke up feeling sick, the following day. Being he is prone to seizures, the couple decided to call an ambulance. The ride should take about 20 minutes from […]
|Groups Have Trouble Delivering Aid to Puerto Rico Post HurricanesNBC Connecticut / 9 h. 44 min. ago more|
At the Parkville Community and Senior Center in Hartford, cases and cases of bottled water line the walls and they are now starting to run out of room for boxes filled with food and clothing donations for the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico."It’s been really phenomenal to see the amount of supplies brought. Our seniors have brought in supplies," David Yonan, director of the Parkville Community and Senior Center, said. "It shows the compassion for our fellow Americans who are suffering in Puerto Rico."State Representative Minnie Gonzalez said it’s difficult to deliver the supplies. The shipping cost alone is expensive."A container of 53 feet, between $7,500 and $9,000, so it’s hard," Gonzalez said.And it’s not just about the money. She wants to send the supplies to people living in rural towns in the mountains that were hit hardest, but it’s taking time. She hopes to get the supplies out this week."They are complaining that the roads are not passable and they are having problems," Gonzalez said. "I’m waiting to see where we can get the best price, and if this goes close to one of the towns where I want to send this."If you still want to help, Gonzalez said monetary donations are best. Officials say you can call 211 to donate supplies to storm victims who are moving to Connecticut.The Parkville Community Center, they’re going to continue to accept donations through Christmas.
|$50,000 Reward Offered in New Haven Teen Murder CaseNBC Connecticut / 11 h. 54 min. ago more|
The mother of 14-year-old Tyrick "Reese" Keyes made an emotional plea Monday for the public to help police with their murder investigation as a $50,000 reward is now being offered to anyone with information that can lead to an arrest and conviction."This right here is what a mother should never have to go through," Demthra Telfod said, showing a photo of her son in the hospital before he died. Hernandez Lawyers Sue NFL, Helmet Manufacturer It has been three months since someone shot her youngest child on Bassett Street in New Haven. He passed away four days later."If anyone know anything or seen anything on that day, please come forward, I need your help, call the police department, ease the peace for me and my family," Telford said. How You Can Help Northern California Fire Victims New Haven Police detectives are still trying to figure out who pulled the trigger."Since the shooting, no other eyewitnesses have come forward despite several neighborhood canvasses," Chief Anthony Campbell said. As Crews Gain Ground, Some Fire Victims Return Home Detectives also want to find out why this happened."We’re not sure of the exact motive at this time," Detective Paul D’Andrea said. "He was, in fact, shot multiple times."Now Keyes’ mother and investigators are hoping the $50,000 reward authorized by Governor Malloy’s office will motivate someone to help police solve the case."He never had the opportunity to attend high school and he was shot down in the streets of New Haven," Campbell said. "That’s unacceptable, completely unacceptable."As the homicide investigation continues, Telford holds onto photos to keep her son’s memory alive."My son was a good son and he did a lot and he left that good legacy for me to smile upon," she said.There are multiple ways for anyone with information connected to the murder case to get in touch with NHPD. The detectives' division number is (203) 946-6304 and the anonymous tip line (203) 946-6296. A tip can be sent by texting “NHPD” with the message to 274637 or by email.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
|ConnectiCare, Harvard Pilgrim add Connecticut membersConnecticut News / 14 h. 6 min. ago more|
A production company films in September 2014 a ConnectiCare commercial, in Fairfield, Conn. ConnectiCare was one of two insurance carriers to increase its total Connecticut enrollment in 2016, along with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.
|AT&T unveils new Merritt Parkway tower in NorwalkConnecticut News / 14 h. 6 min. ago more|
John Emra, president of AT&T Connecticut , listens on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, as New Canaan First Selectman Robert Mallozzi speaks during the unveiling of a new cell phone tower at 290 New Canaan Ave. in Norwalk, Conn. Also on hand are AT&T engineer Robert Klein, center; Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling, second from right; and state Rep. Fred Wilms , right.
|After Several Major Tax Increases, Connecticut Still Can't Make Ends MeetConnecticut News / 14 h. 6 min. ago more|
Connecticut has long been one of the richest states in the union, but its bloated public sector has now engulfed it in a fiscal crisis . The rising cost of public employees' retirement benefits has prompted the state to raise taxes three times in the last eight years.
|Construction Underway on Willow Creek Apartments in HartfordNBC Connecticut / 14 h. 34 min. ago more|
Construction is underway on the new Willow Creek apartments in Hartford.The new homes will replace the old Bowles Park public housing complex in the Blue Hills area of the city. Hernandez Lawyers Sue NFL, Helmet Manufacturer "I’m very, very happy," said Rose Price of Hartford.Price lived in the old, 1950s-era Bowles Park neighborhood for more than 30 years. She’s looking forward to moving to the new Willow Creek apartments soon. How You Can Help Northern California Fire Victims "Let us keep this place beautiful and safe," she said.With construction going on behind them, city and state leaders ceremoniously broke ground on the project on Monday. As Crews Gain Ground, Some Fire Victims Return Home "This is an overall effort that our urban environments are as strong as they once were and frankly stronger in the future," said Governor Dannel Malloy.Its phase one of a multi-year, multi-million dollar project to revitalize the Blue Hills neighborhood. When it’s done, it will include more than 60 mixed-income rental apartments and 25 single family homes to be sold."This is just one piece of the puzzle," Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin said.The project cost $40 million, with about a third coming from public funds, including some money from federal grants. Despite state budget concerns, Malloy said housing is a priority."I just had to veto a budget that would have done away with the very housing department that just created 22,000 units of housing," Malloy said. "It doesn’t make sense. People need to understand that our great urban environments need replacement housing."The project is expected to be completed late next year.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
|Amazon Hiring Seasonal Workers for Wallingford CenterNBC Connecticut / 14 h. 35 min. ago more|
The American Jobs Center held the first of four job fairs for seasonal positions at Amazon’s sorting center on Research Parkway in Wallingford.Dozens lined up at the center in Hamden on Monday morning for the chance to land a part-time job with the online giant. Trump: Cuba 'Is Responsible' for Attacks on US Personnel "I’m looking to get my foot in the door and go from there," Maurice Smith of New Haven said.Smith told NBC Connecticut he is pursuing a new career path after spending more than two decades working in transportation. Woman Dies in Husband's Arms in Wildfire-Flanked Pool "They’ve got a lot of popularity and I didn’t know they had so much of a strong backing you know as far as the warehouses, their products," Smith said about why he would like to work for Amazon.Nationwide in 33 states, Amazon plans to fill 120,000 part-time positions for the holiday season. The job pay $12.50 an hour for four-hour shifts starting at 9 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 8 p.m. or 10 p.m. Guam Struggles to Deal With Island's 25,000 Stray Dogs "As you know, a lot of factories and places have left Connecticut," Jocelyn Griffin said. "Amazon would be the biggest, finest place to work."Griffin is hoping she will be one of the 1,600 people hired to work at Amazon’s Wallingford location."I need a job period," Griffin said. "I’ve been out of work for a while and they just don’t have jobs here and that’s why I’m just happy Amazon came."The Amazon seasonal fulfillment associate job requirements include receiving products using radio frequency scanners, relocating products using high power equipment, as well as picking, packing and shipping customer orders."I’ve seen these positions turn into full time after the holiday rush," Jim Lauber from the CT Department of Labor said. "There’s a possibility if people get on board now, they could have a full time position after the holidays."The American Job Center is hosting three more recruitment sessions for Amazon’s seasonal jobs. The next one is at the Meriden American Job Center on 87 W. Main Street on October 23.There will also be two job fairs at the New Haven American Job Center at 560 Ella T. Grasso Blvd. on Oct. 25 and 30.To reserve a time slot in advance (9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m), email here or here.Photo Credit: AP
|Woman Accused of Killing Son, Using Tiki Oil to Burn Home - U.S. News & World ReportGoogle News / 15 h. 5 min. ago more|
Woman Accused of Killing Son, Using Tiki Oil to Burn HomeU.S. News & World ReportA woman accused of suffocating her 8-year-old son before using tiki torch oil to set her Connecticut home on fire last year has had her bond set at $1 million in a North Carolina court. Oct. 16, 2017, at 5:55 p.m.. Woman Accused of Killing Son, Using ...and more »
|First Alert: Frost Advisory for Parts of ConnecticutNBC Connecticut / 15 h. 9 min. ago more|
A Frost Advisory has been issued for areas away from the shoreline.Temperatures by Tuesday morning are expected to fall into the low to middle 30s. Trump: Cuba 'Is Responsible' for Attacks on US Personnel If you have any plants or vegetables you're going to want to either harvest them, cover them with a blanket, or bring them indoors as a frost will likely kill them. Woman Dies in Husband's Arms in Wildfire-Flanked Pool
|Woman accused of killing son, using tiki oil to burn homeABCNews.com / 15 h. 18 min. ago more|
A woman accused of suffocating her 8-year-old son before using tiki torch oil to set her Connecticut home on fire last year has had her bond set at $1 million in a North Carolina court
|Meriden Arson Fire Report ReleasedCBSlocal.com / 15 h. 19 min. ago more|
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) _ Authorities say a mother used tiki torch oil to set her home on fire after suffocating her 8-year-old son last year in Connecticut. Meriden Fire Marshal Steve Trella released a report Monday on the November fire at Karin Ziolkowski’s home. The woman was arrested Friday in North Carolina, where she’s now living, in connection with the blaze. Authorities say both Ziolkowski and her son, Elijah, had been pulled from the home, but the boy died before it was intentionally set on fire. His death was ruled homicidal asphyxia. Trella says Ziolkowski used “Tiki” oil as an accelerant. Ziolkowski was to face a judge Monday in North Carolina on second-degree arson and murder charges. It’s unclear when she’ll be extradited to Connecticut and whether she has an attorney. (© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
|Moody's: State Budget Crisis Threatens Financial Health Of Dozens Of Connecticut Municipalities - Hartford CourantGoogle News / 15 h. 22 min. ago more|
Hartford CourantMoody's: State Budget Crisis Threatens Financial Health Of Dozens Of Connecticut MunicipalitiesHartford CourantBorrowing costs could rise for 51 municipalities and six regional school districts in Connecticut because of the state's long-running budget standoff, a bond-rating agency said Monday. Moody's Investors Service placed ratings of 26 Connecticut ...After Several Major Tax Increases, Connecticut Still Can't Make Ends MeetReason (blog)The Latest: Rating Agency: Budget Impasse Impacting TownsU.S. News & World ReportMalloy proposes another 'bare-bones' budgetCT PostCT News Junkie -Fox Businessall 52 news articles »
|Mother Of Slain Teen Pleads For JusticeCBSlocal.com / 15 h. 24 min. ago more|
(CBS Connecticut) — The mother of slain New Haven teenager Tyrick Keyes today pleaded for justice for her son. Demethra Telford said someone needs to come forward with information. Telford says she has faith in God, and she still speaks to her late son. “I have been going through a lot, without my son. It is very hard. People should understand, no parent should have to live that way,” Telford said. The 14-year-old eighth grader was shot and killed in July. New Haven Police say people may be afraid to cooperate in the investigation. The department’s anonymous tip line is (203) 946-6296.
|CT Politics: Newlywed lawmakers postpone honeymoon amid budget stalemate - CT PostGoogle News / 15 h. 27 min. ago more|
CT PostCT Politics: Newlywed lawmakers postpone honeymoon amid budget stalemateCT Post“Caroline and I had the most incredible weekend of our lives celebrating our marriage with our family and friends,” Linares told Hearst Connecticut Media. “We decided to postpone our planned honeymoon, but we enjoyed a few wonderful nights at the Old ...
|ConnectiCare, Harvard Pilgrim add Connecticut members - CT PostGoogle News / 15 h. 46 min. ago more|
CT PostConnectiCare, Harvard Pilgrim add Connecticut membersCT PostThe Connecticut Insurance Department issues annually a “report card” of health insurance carriers licensed to sell in the state, breaking out the number of members for each insurer in the state, as well other data on claims and physician services. The ...
|School Board Pulls 'To Kill a Mockingbird' From Reading ListNBC Connecticut / 15 h. 55 min. ago more|
The school board in Biloxi, Mississippi, has pulled "To Kill a Mockingbird" from an eighth-grade reading list after receiving complaints about wording in the book, NBC News reported. Last week, Kenny Holloway, the board's vice president, said there was language in the book that "makes people uncomfortable." Hernandez Lawyers Sue NFL, Helmet Manufacturer "We can teach the same lesson with other books," Holloway said, according to the The Sun Herald newspaper. "It's still in our library. But they're going to use another book in the eighth-grade course."The Biloxi School District didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. How You Can Help Northern California Fire Victims Photo Credit: Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images, File
|LOOK: Rescued Dog Receives Life-Saving Midnight GroomingCBSlocal.com / 16 h. 16 min. ago more|
CBS Local — A Florida dog has a new lease on life after good samaritans rescued the pup from a “mummified cast” of matted hair that had formed around his body. The poor pooch was reportedly saved from being hit by a car in Orange County on October 11. The good samaritan then began a frantic search on social media for someone to help the dog who couldn’t walk or go to the bathroom because of the hair. That’s when a pet grooming service in nearby Oviedo stepped in to save the abandoned animal. Kari Falla of BGE Grooming says she could tell how bad the dog’s condition was by the pictures alone and opened up her shop to help. “They arrived at my shop at midnight and it took three hours to groom him. A normal groom only takes an hour-and-a-half,” Falla told Inside Edition. “When a dog is matted that badly, it can cause its blood flow to stop as well as bruising to the dog.” The recovering pup is believed to be a Golden-doodle mix and was aptly named “Lucky.” He spent the night with Falla and her staff before being given to a veterinarian for a checkup. Lucky is now in foster care as animal rescue workers look for the owner who left him in such a desperate condition. BGE Grooming posted several pictures and videos of Lucky following his transformation. “We believe in paying it forward. Sharing a little bit of kindness goes a lot way. And in this case, it saved a life,” Falla said.
|Groundbreaking For New Housing Development In HartfordCBSlocal.com / 16 h. 44 min. ago more|
HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – It’s been over a year since the last residents moved out of the Chester A. Bowles Park low-income housing project in Hartford’s Blue Hills Neighborhood. On Monday, officials held a groundbreaking ceremony for what comes next at the 61-acre site– the Willow Creek Apartments. The mixed-income, two-phase development is scheduled to start accepting its first residents around the middle of 2018. Sixty-two rental units and about 25 single-family units, along with a community room, will be part of the first phase. Forty-three additional units will be added as part of the second phase. The development will include a mix of townhouses and flat-style apartments. The project, which totals more than $250 million, will eventually include more than 400 apartments along with all new street patterns and streetscapes. Bowles Park, most of which has already been razed, dates back to the 1950s. While once a strong and vibrant neighborhood, “the buildings themselves were way out of date, and the residents deserve new, high-quality, affordable housing opportunities– both for rent and for purchase,” said Mayor Luke Bronin.
|Computer Talk: Whip City Fiber’s GB Internet ServiceCBSlocal.com / 16 h. 48 min. ago more|
Erik and Bob take your computer questions, and Aaron Bean, Operations Manager for Whip City Fiber, discusses the Gigabit (1000 Megabit) fiber optic Internet Service available to residents of the Westfield, Massachusetts for $69.95/month and the high speed internet municipal broadband landscape of the region. A listener discusses problems with a laptop waking up from sleep in Windows 7, and we fix problems when Windows Update does not work properly. Then, we discuss using the Classic Shell program to make newer versions of Windows look and feel like older versions. And another listener has problems with Windows Update not working properly; we offer suggestions to troubleshoot the problem… plus, learn how to deal with activation issues in Windows.
|2017-18 NBA Season Preview – Eastern ConferenceCBSlocal.com / 17 h. 39 min. ago more|
Ryan Mayer Basketball season is back and our favorite teams have returned to the hardwood with dreams of the Larry O’Brien trophy dancing in their heads. The offseason was a wild one with stars trading places and, now that the dust has cleared, we’ll finally get to see these teams in regular season action. The Eastern Conference schedule opens up with a bang as the Cavaliers and Celtics meet in a rematch of the Eastern Conference Finals, and a completely remade Celtics team featuring Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward. >>MORE: 2017-18 NBA Season Preview – Western Conference Credit: Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images ATLANTIC DIVISION: Boston Celtics Celtics GM Danny Ainge went for it this offseason, signing Gordon Hayward in free agency and adding Kyrie Irving via trade. Those moves make the starting five more talented than last year with Hayward and Irving joining Al Horford to form a Big 3. But they lost some depth as a result of those deals, with Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and Isaiah Thomas all elsewhere. Still, Brad Stevens’ group is improved on paper. Brooklyn Nets The Nets made some nice moves this summer to continue their rebuild, despite not having much draft capital. They added D’Angelo Russell, took a flyer on Allen Crabbe, and added DeMarre Carroll all via trade, while acquiring multiple future picks. The Nets should be more fun to watch this year and, though they don’t own their pick in next year’s draft, they’ve got a much brighter outlook for the future. New York Knicks The Knicks’ summer was weird. They signed Tim Hardaway to a contract well above what anybody, including the Hawks, were willing to pay for him, which was, um… questionable. They mercifully got rid of Phil Jackson and traded Carmelo which is good because now they can rebuild around Kristaps Porzingis. However, this season will likely be rough at the Garden. At least the Knicks own their own pick next summer. Philadelphia 76ers This year is what Sixers fans have been waiting for since Sam Hinkie came on board. The team has several top young draft picks in Markelle Fultz, Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid combined with solid role guys like Dario Saric, Robert Covington and T.J. McConnell. They added veteran guard J.J. Redick on a massive one-year deal to provide a calming presence. This group has folks in Philly hyped for the season. The team is young and will make mistakes. But in this Eastern Conference, anything is possible. Toronto Raptors The Raptors are running it back once more with the same core group. They brought back Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka this summer, keeping this feisty group capable of snagging the third seed in the conference. There has been a lot of talk out of the Great White North about the Raps playing a more modern, three-happy style this year, but that remains to be seen. Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images CENTRAL DIVISION: Chicago Bulls The Bulls are in Year 1 of a rebuild. They got rid of Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade (trade and buyout respectively) and are going to be playing a lot of young guys. Kris Dunn, Lauri Markkanen, Zach Lavine (once he returns from ACL tear), Bobby Portis and Denzel Valentine should all see significant time, so the front office can figure out what they have. It’ll be a long winter in the Windy City, but at least there’s a clear direction for the franchise after several years of failing to reload. Cleveland Cavaliers So things look a little different in Cleveland this year with no Kyrie Irving. But, honestly, the biggest story surrounding this team will be where LeBron will play next season. LeBron’s not going to give us an answer anytime soon, so the speculation will run rampant. But on the court, the Cavs introduce Derrick Rose, Isaiah Thomas and Dwyane Wade into their rotation in the hopes that they can help LeBron get over the massive mountain that is the Golden State Warriors. Detroit Pistons The Pistons had a rough year in 2016-17, but they made a savvy move in plucking Avery Bradley from the Celtics when Boston needed to dump salary to sign Hayward. Bradley should help this team on both ends of the floor, but things for Stan Van Gundy’s team still largely rely on Reggie Jackson and Andre Drummond living up to their massive deals. If they can, Detroit could make a playoff appearance. Indiana Pacers Congratulations to the Pacers on making one of the more astounding moves of the summer… in a bad way. They traded superstar Paul George to Oklahoma City for Victor Oladipo’s albatross contract and young forward Domantas Sabonis. Sabonis is potentially a nice piece moving forward, but Oladipo hasn’t lived up to expectations so far in his career. Indiana reportedly had better offers on the table, but they chose the Thunder’s offer. Myles Turner is the guy to watch here, as he seems poised for a big leap in production now that he’ll be the offense’s focal point. Milwaukee Bucks The Bucks are a lot of fun to watch, largely because of the extraterrestrial Giannis Antetokounmpo. Not much has changed in terms of roster turnover heading into this year, so expect the same hyperactive trapping defense from Jason Kidd’s group. They’ll get Jabari Parker back (hopefully fully healthy), sometime mid-year, and that should add some depth to what is currently a thin roster. The Bucks have top-four seed potential if things click. Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images SOUTHEAST DIVISION: Atlanta Hawks Another team in the East that is hitting the reset button is Atlanta. The Hawks did a sign-and-trade this summer that sent Paul Millsap to Denver and traded Dwight Howard for peanuts. There are even already rumors of potential Kent Bazemore/Dennis Schroder trades. Still, a few guys remain who are fun to watch. Rookie forward John Collins is a monster on both sides of the floor, and Taurean Prince showed some flashes in spurts last year. Settle in and root for the young guys, Atlanta fans, they are your future. Charlotte Hornets The Hornets are the latest team to attempt to help Dwight Howard find his previous form. It’s Howard’s fourth team in the past five years so, that seems unlikely. But the team found Kemba Walker some help in the backcourt, adding Kentucky sharpshooter Malik Monk, who should light up the boxscore a couple times this year. Nicolas Batum will begin the season injured once again, which hurts because he was the team’s default secondary playmaker last year. In a wide-open East, the Hornets could surprise and make the playoffs, but they’ll need help from Dwight Howard. Miami Heat The Heat were one of last year’s wilder stories, starting the year 11-30, before going 30-11 down the stretch and barely missing the playoffs. Pat Riley brought back the guys who helped key that run, paying Dion Waiters and James Johnson this summer. They, like the Pistons, took advantage of Boston’s need to clear cap space by picking up solid role player Kelly Olynyk to unlock some potentially intriguing small-ball lineups. In this conference, the Heat are a playoff team as constructed, with Goran Dragic, Hassan Whiteside, Waiters, Johnson, and Justise Winslow, who will return from injury. Orlando Magic The Magic are still searching for a direction that they haven’t really had since that Finals run in 2009 with Dwight Howard. Their young guys haven’t really blossomed, and they’ve signed veterans to some bad contracts (Bismack Biyombo). The team also just brought in a new GM. Their pick in this year’s draft, Jonathan Isaac, has a ton of potential, and he alone is enough to make you want to watch this team for a few minutes. Add in Aaron Gordon, finally playing at his natural power forward position, and Frank Vogel’s coaching mastery, and there are some reasons for hope, just not this season necessarily. Washington Wizards The Wizards have dipped into the luxury tax for the first time ever after signing Otto Porter to a big deal and extending John Wall. Wall, Beal and Porter formed a nice trio last season in leading the Wiz to the brink of the conference finals. The same problems that existed with this team last year are still there this year. The biggest one is depth. After the starting five, you’ve got Kelly Oubre and Jodie Meeks off the bench. Then, you’re hoping for contributions from Mike Scott, Jason Smith, Devin Robinson, etc. The Wiz should once again be among the East’s elite, but they’ll need some luck to beat the Celtics or the Cavs.
|Win a Trip To Chicago To Attend STARS AND STRINGSCBSlocal.com / 18 h. 22 min. ago more|
Enter to Win a trip for two to Chicago, IL to experience TOAST TO THE TROOPS on Tuesday, 11/14 and STARS AND STRINGS on Wednesday, 11/15, plus a meet and greet with a STARS AND STRINGS artist!
|Elderly Man Killed, Woman Injured in CrashCBSlocal.com / 18 h. 38 min. ago more|
WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) – Police say a 90-year-old man has been killed and his 82-year-old passenger injured in a crash in Wallingford. Edward Carabillo, of Darien, was pronounced dead at the scene of the two-vehicle crash at about 6:40 p.m. Sunday. His passenger suffered injuries that were not considered life-threatening. The driver of the other vehicle had minor injuries. Police say Carabillo was trying to make a left turn when his car was hit by a pickup truck. They are still investigating the cause. (© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
|Jepsen Joins AGs In Opposing Transgender Military BanCBSlocal.com / 18 h. 52 min. ago more|
(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen is joining 13 of his colleagues in a brief opposing President Trump’s decision to ban transgender men and women from serving in the military. The amicus brief was filed in district court in the District of Columbia. It states that banning those who identify as transgender from serving their country is unconstitutional. In addition, Jepsen and his fellow attorneys general say that transgender people serve in the armed forces at twice the rate of adults in the general population. Approximately 150,000 veterans, active duty service members and National Guard and reservists identify as transgender. Also, the brief notes that since open service policies were adopted, there’s no evidence of any disruptions in readiness or morale.
|Keidel: Packers Can’t Overcome Aaron Rodgers InjuryCBSlocal.com / 19 h. 26 min. ago more|
By Jason Keidel I’ve been quite kind to Aaron Rodgers over the years. I have no provincial interest in Rodgers, the Packers, or Green Bay, Wisconsin, other than a distant admiration for the juggernaut spawned by a fellow New Yorker, Vince Lombardi. But greatness has value, beauty, and its share of admirers. We can debate all day about Rodgers’ place among the greats — some of us assert he’s the best thrower of a football who ever lived. But there’s no denying that pro football is better, and more appealing, when Rodgers is in it. Now he’s not. Rodgers is the latest in a conga line of A-List NFL players who won’t play next week, or next month, and likely won’t play until next year. It’s a lousy break (pun intended) for a franchise (Green Bay Packers) that was expected to contend for a Super Bowl title this season. Not because the Packers have a surplus of All-Pro talent. Not because they suddenly play great defense, or built a robust running game. But because just having Aaron Rodgers on your football club makes you relevant. In fact, the Packers have been a walking triage this autumn, losing five tackles, some safeties, and an assortment of other players. >>WATCH: The NFL on CBS All Access – Try It Free The Packers can overcome losing a left tackle. They can endure a missing cornerback. They can suffer through a few UPS drivers in the secondary. But they can’t lose their best player, and the NFL’s best player, at the sport’s most important position. Rodgers is not a monstrous man. He’s not a hulking quarterback, in the mold of Andrew Luck, Ben Roethlisberger, or Joe Flacco, who could have played linebacker in another era. Rodgers was born and built to play quarterback, nothing else. Perhaps that’s one of the reasons he’s so good at it. So it’s not a coincidence he gets hurt more than his fans would like. In fact, he’s already broken his left collarbone, and now has a matching right, broken collarbone. But was it just bad luck? Or was there at least a hint of foul play? Surfing the early morning sports chatter, it was tough to find anyone griping about the actual hit that broke the bone. As we’ve entered an NFL portal of super-sensitivity, at least regarding quarterbacks, we should ask if Vikings LB Anthony Barr went too far. Surely you’ve seen the play in the recycle bin of highlights. Rodgers had let the ball fly before Barr even touched him. A push, a shove, a yank on the jersey, are all acceptably forms of letting the QB know how close you got to him. But Barr didn’t just grab Rodgers. He wrapped him hp and tackled him. He didn’t just tackle him, he lunged into Rodgers, drove him into the ground, and used his full body weight to bodyslam Rodgers. It was a textbook tackle… to snap a clavicle. >>MORE: Commentary from CBS Local Sports Voices This isn’t revisionist blather, Monday Morning Quarterbacking at its worse. Football is a rough game played by rough men. There’s a reason the injury rate is 100 percent, and the average NFL career is barely three years. For every Manning, Brady, or Big Ben, who have sprawling, legendary careers that end in retired jerseys and bronzed busts, there are hundreds who sweat for a spot on practice squads, who play with mangled limbs just to qualify for an NFL roster, much less a pension. Like most red-blooded, 40-something American males, I fell in love with pro football during its halcyon years. The 1970s spawned a sports empire. The NFL was rife with dynasties and iconic quarterbacks and a Wild-West attitude toward tackling. It was a decade of savage violence, of head-slaps and forearms to the helmet and mangled limbs. And now we’re seeing those players in repose, as they limp under the dim lights of dementia. We’ve come a rather long way from the anarchy of Mike Curtis, Chris Hanburger, and Jack Tatum. But when you consider that NFL stars are dropping like zapped bugs — Rodgers joins J.J. Watt and Odell Beckham Jr. as three of the sport’s five biggest stars on the shelf — you wonder why more isn’t made of how Rodgers got knocked out of the game, and likely the season. You often hear baseball players say they’re okay with umpires who call the outside strike, even if it’s not a strike, as long as they’re consistent. Likewise, if we’re protecting players in general, and quarterbacks in particular, then do it. Nothing Anthony Barr did to Aaron Rodgers affected or altered the actual football play. It only impacted Aaron Rodgers, whom we won’t likely see in uniform until 2018. Maybe it was just a hard, clean play. Maybe Barr committed no foul. But we can’t say he did no harm. Jason writes a weekly column for CBS Local Sports. He is a native New Yorker, sans the elitist sensibilities, and believes there’s a world west of the Hudson River. A Yankees devotee and Steelers groupie, he has been scouring the forest of fertile NYC sports sections since the 1970s. He has written over 500 columns for WFAN/CBS NY, and also worked as a freelance writer for Sports Illustrated and Newsday subsidiary amNew York. He made his bones as a boxing writer, occasionally covering fights in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, but mostly inside Madison Square Garden. Follow him on Twitter @JasonKeidel.
|Broccoli May Be Key To A Healthy Gut, Study FindsCBSlocal.com / 19 h. 32 min. ago more|
CBS Local — For many, the stigma about eating their broccoli goes all the way back to their childhood dinner table. A new study is giving stubborn eaters and veggie lovers a fresh reason to eat their mini-trees: it may be the key to a healthy gut. According to researchers at Penn State University, a diet filled with broccoli may help patients to cope with digestive issues such as leaky gut and colitis. The Penn State study was carried out with mice, who were found to be much more capable of tolerating digestive issues than those who weren’t put on a broccoli diet. The scientists added that the results could be a breakthrough for humans, as digestive problems can reportedly lead to other severe issues. “There are a lot of reasons we want to explore helping with gastrointestinal health and one reason is if you have problems, like a leaky gut, and start to suffer inflammation, that may then lead to other conditions, like arthritis and heart disease,” professor of agricultural sciences Gary Perdew said in a statement. The scientists explained that eating broccoli produces a chemical compound known as indolocarbazole (ICZ). The compound is a catalyst that creates a healthy balance in the gut and immune system. Perdew and his team switched out 15 percent of the mice’s diet for broccoli, which would reportedly be the same as a human eating three and a half cups of broccoli each day. “Now, three and a half cups is a lot, but it’s not a huge amount, really,” Perdew added while also offering an alternative vegetable to try. “Brussels sprouts have three times as much (ICZ), which would mean a cup of brussels sprouts could get us to the same level.”
|At Least One Connecticut Restaurateur Is Sticking by Harvey Weinstein - Grub StreetGoogle News / 20 h. 19 min. ago more|
Grub StreetAt Least One Connecticut Restaurateur Is Sticking by Harvey WeinsteinGrub StreetBy now, the count's up to dozens of actresses who claim Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed and even raped them, and authorities in at least two countries have now launched investigations. But a Connecticut restaurant owner isn't ready to condemn his ...and more »
|Blumenthal wants FCC to pledge support of free speechABCNews.com / 1 d. 21 h. 17 min. ago more|
Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal wants federal regulators to pledge support for free speech amid president's threat to pull NBC's broadcast license
|Ken Dixon: Genius is on call in CapitolConnecticut News / 2 d. 4 h. 14 min. ago more|
The Genius of Connecticut statue, not to be confused with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, is on display in the State Capitol rotunda. The Genius of Connecticut statue, not to be confused with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, is on display in the State Capitol rotunda.
|Columbia professor to speak on war against mediaConnecticut News / 2 d. 8 h. 8 min. ago more|
Connecticut Press Club and UJA-JCC Greenwich are joining forces to bring former New York Times columnist Samuel G. Freedman to Greenwich for "Front Page News: The War Against the Media." Freedman, a professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, will speak at the Greenwich Arts Council on the role of the press one year after the 2016 presidential election "The mainstream media have endured months of criticism," said Michele Turk Wednesday, president of the Connecticut Press Club.
|CAFTA student show features images from Toymakers CafeConnecticut News / 2 d. 10 h. 5 min. ago more|
Connecticut Academy for the Arts students will present Art Bomb! Toymakers Cafe, an exhibit of their work inspired by the eatery run by Ann and Greg Bidou in Falls Village. The show opens with a public reception on Thursday, Oct. 19. less Connecticut Academy for the Arts students will present Art Bomb! Toymakers Cafe, an exhibit of their work inspired by the eatery run by Ann and Greg Bidou in Falls Village.
|How does Last Best Offer Interest Arbitration Work When The State Has Not Adopted Its Budget?Connecticut News / 2 d. 14 h. 14 min. ago more|
According to the State Department of Education, approximately 100 Connecticut school districts are scheduled to engage in negotiations with teacher and/or administrator bargaining units by the end of December, 2017. As those of you who are familiar with the Teacher Negotiation Act understand, these contracts are supposed to be resolved by agreement, or through last best offer arbitration, in time for the town to adopt its budget for the following fiscal year, FY 2019.
|Connecticut relaunches program for deaf, hard of hearingConnecticut News / 2 d. 18 h. 14 min. ago more|
The Connecticut Police Chiefs Association, Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles and Connecticut Council on Organizations Serving the Deaf restarted the Green Envelope Program this month for deaf and hard of hearing drivers. less The Connecticut Police Chiefs Association, Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles and Connecticut Council on Organizations Serving the Deaf restarted the Green Envelope Program this month for deaf and hard of ... more TRUMBULL - Several agencies have relaunched a program to assist deaf and hard of hearing drivers in Connecticut, according to Trumbull police.
|Connecticut Democrats say Trump 'sabotaged' ACA,...Connecticut News / 2 d. 20 h. 10 min. ago more|
Washington – President Donald Trump said Friday he will end payments reimbursing insurers for lowering out-of-pocket costs for the poorest Americans, provoking cries of Affordable Care Act "sabotage" from Democrats and ensuring health insurance rates will rise for many Americans next year. "Let's call this what it is – the president is intentionally hurting every American because he's having a temper tantrum over Republicans' unwillingness to repeal the Affordable Care Act," said Sen. Chris Murphy.
|USS South Dakota to be christened at Connecticut shipyardABCNews.com / 2 d. 23 h. 31 min. ago more|
USS South Dakota scheduled to be christened as officials from Connecticut, Rhode Island and South Dakota look on
|Stamford's middle class shrinks while upper class grows,...Connecticut News / 3 d. 0 h. 46 min. ago more|
Click through the gallery to see how household income distribution varies across the U.S., Connecticut and Fairfield County, according to US Census data. Click through the gallery to see how household income distribution varies across the U.S., Connecticut and Fairfield County, according to US Census data.
|Connecticut Teachers' Union, Towns Sue State to Stop Education CutsConnecticut News / 3 d. 5 h. 18 min. ago more|
Connecticut's largest teachers' union and three municipalities are seeking a court order to stop Gov. Dannel P. Malloy from cutting $557 million from the majority of school districts, saying the reductions will be devastating to public education. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Hartford Superior Court, the Connecticut Education Association and the towns of Brooklyn, Plainfield and Torrington contend the Democratic governor does not have the authority to slash the state education funding.
|Wall Street sends Connecticut a warningConnecticut News / 3 d. 10 h. 14 min. ago more|
This July 16, 2013, file photo, shows a Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stock indexes ticked higher in early trading on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, and tacked on a bit more to their records set a day earlier.
|The high way to heaven? Man who hid drugs in Bible gets jailABCNews.com / 3 d. 18 h. 9 min. ago more|
A Connecticut man who was caught hiding heroin in a Bible while on parole will spend another six months in jail
|Man charged with fatally shooting wife as she fled homeABCNews.com / 3 d. 22 h. 35 min. ago more|
A Connecticut man authorities say killed his wife with a shotgun before using the same weapon to shoot himself in the face has been charged with murder
|Commit a crime? Your Fitbit, key fob or pacemaker could snitch on youConnecticut News / 3 d. 22 h. 39 min. ago more|
Richard Dabate, pictured April 17 with attorneys Hubie Santos, left, and Trent LaLima, right, in Rockville Superior Court in Vernon, Conn., is charged in the fatal shooting of 39-year-old Connie Dabate at their home on Dec. 23, 2015. Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant file photo via AP Richard Dabate, pictured April 17 with attorneys Hubie Santos, left, and Trent LaLima, right, in Rockville Superior Court in Vernon, Conn., is charged in the fatal shooting of 39-year-old Connie Dabate at their home on Dec. 23, 2015.
|Senator apologizes for use of racial slur at college meetingABCNews.com / 4 d. 6 h. 25 min. ago more|
A Connecticut senator has issued a formal apology after she used an anti-black racial slur during a meeting with the University of Connecticut College Democrats
|Teacher denied probation program in explicit text caseABCNews.com / 4 d. 17 h. 6 min. ago more|
A former theater teacher at a Connecticut private school accused of sending inappropriate text messages to a 15-year-old student will not be allowed to participate in a probation program that would remove the arrest from his record
|Indonesian man, told to leave US, seeks sanctuary in churchABCNews.com / 5 d. 12 h. 31 min. ago more|
A former Fulbright scholar who overstayed his U.S. student visa has taken sanctuary inside a Connecticut church rather than be deported to his native Indonesia
|Lawyer calls report on deadly police shooting 'whitewash'ABCNews.com / 5 d. 18 h. 8 min. ago more|
The lawyer for the family of a Connecticut man killed in a standoff with Stamford police says they reject a finding that the 25-year-old provoked officers into shooting him
|Review: In 'Marshall,' a young Thurgood in ConnecticutABCNews.com / 5 d. 18 h. 29 min. ago more|
Film Review: In "Marshall," Chadwick Boseman brings a swagger to a young Thurgood in Connecticut
|Digital Media Producer For Original ProgramsCPBN / 7 d. 21 h. 33 min. ago more|
Job Title: Digital Media Producer For Original Programs Reports To: Executive Producer, WNPR Originals and Programming Job Summary: The Digital Media Producer for Original Programs is dedicated to the creative development and production of content on digital and interactive platforms, including the implementation of the editorial social media strategy for WNPR’s Originals and Programming unit. With supervision from the Executive Producer, this highly collaborative position requires working with CPBN leadership and staff to develop best practices for content presentation and audience engagement. Works with the technical development team to optimize user experience and maintain modern SEO practices. Takes a creative lead to develop and maintain both new and ongoing podcasts, live streaming events, and other interactive multimedia properties. Supports the CPBN mission and brand promise. Job Responsibilities: Work with Executive Producer and talk show hosts to plan, edit, produce, and post editorial content to WNPR.org, social media, newsletters and other CPBN and third-party digital platforms. Work in close partnership with, and serve as a back-up to the Digital Media Producer for News. With data provided by Marketing, monitor user engagement on CPBN digital platforms, and contribute to making improvements to gain, and better serve, audience. Research and stay informed about current digital media trends, technologies, and best practices. Regularly share that knowledge with colleagues. Coordinate with CPBN web development staff for continuous improvement of user experience. Contribute to ongoing development of CPBN and WNPR social media strategy and implementation. Coordinate with NPR Digital Services, various PBS services, and other media partners to curate shared content and ensure technical functionality of digital platforms. Collaborate creatively with staff in the development of new programming initiatives and multimedia content projects. Explore and experiment with opportunities for innovative, multi-platform journalism and storytelling. Help to reflect and maintain CPBN branding standards, audience promise, underwriter credits, and member messaging standards on digital platforms. Help to manage comments and discussion posts as needed. Quality control of digital platforms and knowledge sharing with peers as needed. Some audience interface, e.g. answering user questions, relaying messages or feedback to news editors and reporters, and CPBN Audience Care. Other duties as assigned. Required Skills and Qualifications: A four-year degree in journalism, communications, English, digital media — or the professional equivalent. Minimum three years full-time professional experience in journalism, digital user-experience design, social media marketing or web publishing. Expertise in the special requirements of writing for the web, e.g. use of keywords, SEO, hyperlinks, navigation and the importance of brevity. Ability to maintain a consistent ‘editorial voice’ and brand-aligned presentation of content particular to web and social media platforms. Strong eye for detail, with excellent spelling, grammar and punctuation skills. Basic familiarity with HTML, CSS coding and modern online content management systems, especially Drupal and WordPress. Basic technical familiarity with audio, visual and video editing software and file management systems, and a willingness to receive training on new software systems as needed. Strong organizational skills to manage media materials from multiple sources and produce web content within tight deadlines. Familiarity with editing of popular social media platforms, eg. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram. Familiarity with public radio news programming standards and values. Familiarity with public television programming standards and values. Strong interest in local and regional issues, popular culture and current events. Ability to work within a live, sometimes high-pressure, deadline-driven, broadcast environment. Effective communication and interpersonal skills. To Apply: Send resume, cover letter (including where candidate learned about the position), and salary requirements to: Human Resources, Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc., 1049 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06105 or email to email@example.com. No phone calls, please. Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The post Digital Media Producer For Original Programs appeared first on Connecticut Public Broadcasting.
|CPTV to Premiere Harmonies for Healing: Under The StreetlampCPBN / 19 d. 23 h. 16 min. ago more|
Sunday, October 1 & 8 at 8 p.m. HARTFORD, Conn. (September 27, 2017) – Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) will present the premiere of Harmonies for Healing: Under The Streetlamp on Sunday, October 1 and Sunday, October 8 at 8 p.m. The two-part docu-series follows nationally lauded singing group Under The Streetlamp as they launch a competition to find talented vocalists with compelling stories to share. Unlike other televised singing competitions, singers do not receive a cash prize or record deal. Instead, singers vie for the chance to perform as a “super group” in concert with the popular retro quartet at the legendary Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, Indiana. Set in two Northwest Indiana counties and featuring a wide age-range of participants (from high school to senior citizens), Harmonies for Healing chronicles this heartwarming experience as 16 singers come together to create music and inspire individuals to follow their dreams. Co-produced by CPTV and Star Productions, LCC, participants are coached by members of Under The Streetlamp, including Shonn Wiley, Michael Ingersoll, Christopher Kale Jones, and Brandon Wardell, along with renowned musical director Dennis “Doc” Williams. “Harmonies for Healing is a unique competition series where there is no prize or negative commentary,” said CPTV President and CEO Jerry Franklin. “Our focus is on the undeniable power of music to inspire and transform lives, and we hope viewers will join us on this incredible journey.” “We were excited for the opportunity to create something that uplifts peoples’ hearts and minds, a series that showcases positive changes made with lasting importance,” Executive Producer and Creative Director Wendy Lambert said. “By working with these two counties, we saw the chance to create a truly inspirational, life-changing experience for individuals and their families.” For more information, visit harmonies4healing.com. About Connecticut Public Broadcasting The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN) is home to CPTV, WNPR and the Learning Lab. CPTV is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including original documentaries, public affairs and educational programming. WNPR is an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. The Learning Lab serves high school seniors through a partnership with Hartford Public Schools and the Journalism and Media Academy Magnet School. It is also home to the Institute for Advanced Media, a program that provides the men and women of our armed forces and adult learners an opportunity to learn skills necessary for the 21st century digital media workplace. For more information, visit cpbn.org. The post CPTV to Premiere Harmonies for Healing: Under The Streetlamp appeared first on Connecticut Public Broadcasting.
|Traffic CoordinatorCPBN / 35 d. 0 h. 13 min. ago more|
Job Title: Traffic Coordinator Reports To: Traffic Manager Job Summary: To work as a member of a well-trained and integrated team to realize the full potential of all of Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network’s media streams through the successful implementation of program schedules, data base management of content, interstitials and other media. As part of the team, the Traffic Coordinator will work to ensure accurate schedules, flow of information (both internally and externally) and efficient workflow. Job Responsibilities: Works with the Traffic Manager for the successful completion of all logs for CPBN’s various programming streams including television, radio, and digital Database management of content related material to include the creation, implementation and confirmation of the program and record schedules, promo and marketing dub lists Insertion of interstitial materials into the log, including but not limited to promos, vignettes, institutional messaging, lower thirds, etc., on all CPTV programming streams Daily download of Prolink Transfer and distribution of the log and record schedule Development and implementation of ingest priority and purge lists (including programs, interstitials, promos and underwriter spots) Compiles and submits public file report on a quarterly basis Supports the Traffic Manager with APT uplink service Adheres to Standard Operating Procedures set by Joint Master Control Required Education and Experience: Graduation from high school or GED College degree preferred Knowledge of computer database management Excellent computer skills Experience using Myers ProTrack preferred Proficient user of Microsoft Office To Apply: Send resume, cover letter (including where candidate learned about the position), and salary requirements to: Human Resources, Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc., 1049 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06105 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please. Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The post Traffic Coordinator appeared first on Connecticut Public Broadcasting.
|WNPR Voted Best Radio Station in CT Now Best of Hartford PollCPBN / 35 d. 21 h. 30 min. ago more|
WNPR has been recognized in a number of categories in the 2017 CT Now Best of Hartford annual poll, celebrating the very best in Hartford’s bars, restaurants, shopping, health, entertainment, and more: First Place: Best Radio Station Best Radio Show – The Colin McEnroe Show While the topics of The Colin McEnroe Show are unpredictable from one day to the next (previous show topics include whistling, placebos, politics, the nature of divinity, Barbra Streisand, bedbugs, human hydration, dinosaurs, unreliable narrators, ugliness, and raccoons), what is always assured is that a thoughtful, smart, and interesting exploration and conversation with amazing guests will take place about something every weekday. Second Place: Best Radio Personality – Colin McEnroe Colin McEnroe is an author, playwright, professor, columnist, blogger, and host of The Colin McEnroe Show. He also serves as co-host of WNPR’s The Wheelhouse. Third Place: Best Radio Personality – Chion Wolf Chion Wolf is the technical producer, announcer, and photographer for WNPR and The Colin McEnroe Show. She produces and hosts The MOuTH – a live storytelling event at the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, and the live advice show, “What’s Your Problem?” at Sea Tea Improv’s underground comedy theater. Every year, thousands of readers vote on their favorites in scores of categories including bars, restaurants, shopping, health, entertainment, and more. More information can be found here. The post WNPR Voted Best Radio Station in CT Now Best of Hartford Poll appeared first on Connecticut Public Broadcasting.
|Talk Show Producer, Where We LiveCPBN / 68 d. 17 h. 32 min. ago more|
Job title: Talk Show Producer, Where We Live. Reports To: Executive Producer, WNPR. Job Summary: Join the team that produces Where We Live, one of WNPR’s signature award-winning daily programs hosted by Lucy Nalpathanchil. The call-in show explores where we live in Connecticut, who we are, and our place in the world. The position serves as producer for WNPR’s morning news/talk show, Where We Live and successful candidate will pitch a wide range of show ideas and books and will interview guests, research topics, and follow news and trends. Candidate will create content for WNPR.org and is proficient in using various social media platforms. Responsibilities: ● Generates ideas and works closely with show host, other producers, and reporters to develop program segments. Develops long-term coverage ideas for the show, including series and specials. ● Pitches show ideas, books and researches guests, researches and writes daily scripts and show rundowns for on-air, website and promotional use. ● Records and edits audio. Produces and mixes content using audio equipment and digital editing software. ● Updates show in real time with emails, Twitter, and Facebook messages. Screens and curates listener phone calls during show, and responds to listener requests and correspondence. ● Produces web content, including daily uploads and updates of web page, photography and photo editing. ● Assists in promotions and outreach including live events. ● Requires occasional work on nights and weekends. ● Other duties as assigned. Required Skills and Qualifications: ● Radio production and/or reporting experience preferred. ● Positive attitude, ability to work independently as well as with Host and producers in a team environment. ● Keeps informed of state, national, world news and cultural events. Reads a variety of publications and online news sources. ● Naturally curious, possesses ability to look at issues from a variety of perspectives. ● Ability to multitask, meet tight deadlines and perform under pressure of live broadcasting. ● Strong ability to write and edit copy to NPR guidelines. ● Computer literacy, ability to learn broadcast console and remote recorder operation. ● Stays informed on the latest trends in podcasting and audio production. To Apply: Send resume, cover letter (including where candidate learned about the position), and salary requirements to: Human Resources, Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc., 1049 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06105 or email to email@example.com. No phone calls, please. Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The post Talk Show Producer, Where We Live appeared first on Connecticut Public Broadcasting.
|WNPR Health Equity and Access ForumCPBN / 77 d. 21 h. 53 min. ago more|
Join the conversation at the Hartford Public Library’s Center for Contemporary Culture on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. for the Connecticut Health Foundation’s Health Equity and Access Forum, hosted by WNPR. Are Bias and Stereotyping Factors in the Health Care System? We’ll ask the questions “Is structural bias and stereotyping in the health care system a factor in disparate outcomes? If so, how does it manifest and how can we address it?” Special guests include: Crystal Emery, New Haven-based filmmaker, writer, and activist – Emery is the director of Black Women in Medicine, a 2016 documentary that recounts stories of prejudice and victory experienced by black women physicians across the country. She is also the founder of URU The Right To Be, Inc., a non-profit media production organization that works to promote cultural competency and collaboration among diverse racial, social, and economic groups. Dr. Forrester Lee, Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Associate Dean for Multicultural Affairs at the Yale School of Medicine – Lee earned his MD from Yale University in 1979. His research interests include congestive heart treatment, heart rate variability, and minority population cardiovascular health care access. Dr. Dowin Boatright, Assistant Professor at the Yale School of Medicine and Emergency Medicine physician – Boatright earned his undergraduate degree from Morehouse College, and received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine along with an MBA from Rice University. Dr. Boatright completed residency in Emergency Medicine at Denver Health. He is interested in diversity in medicine, high utilizers of the emergency department, and emergency department quality measures. Yolanda Caldera-Durant, Director of Programs at Fund the People – Previously, Caldera-Durant served as Senior Program Officer on health equity issues at the Connecticut Health Foundation and, concurrently, Program Director of the Foundation’s state-wide Health Leaders Fellows Program. She previously served on the board of Project Access New Haven, which serves to increase access to medical care and services for underserved patients in the Greater New Haven area. Hosted by John Dankosky, Host of NEXT and The Wheelhouse on WNPR and Executive Editor of the New England News Collaborative Admission is free, but registration is required. In partnership with: For questions, please contact Audience Care at 860-275-7550 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The post WNPR Health Equity and Access Forum appeared first on Connecticut Public Broadcasting.
|Reporter, WNPR (Two-Year Grant-Funded Position)CPBN / 84 d. 0 h. 13 min. ago more|
Job Title: Reporter, WNPR (Two-Year Grant-Funded Position) Reports To: News Director, WNPR Job Summary: WNPR, the local NPR affiliate in Hartford, Connecticut, is looking for a reporter to join a nationwide five-person team of journalists with a specific mandate: to improve the diversity of issues, voices, and perspectives in public media storytelling. This network of journalists will take a fresh examination of race and diversity — bringing context to issues that are similar and different across the United States. We are at pivotal moment in how we view, discuss, and think about race and ethnicity in this country. Public media strives to tell stories that accurately reflect all segments of our communities. Funded by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, each of the four participating stations (WNPR in Hartford, Connecticut, St. Louis Public Radio, KCUR in Kansas City, Missouri, and Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland, OR) is hiring a reporter. In addition, St. Louis Public Radio is hiring an editor who will lead the team of reporters. We aim to cover a wider scope of issues than we currently do; hear from people who are often overlooked; and expand the impact of our reporting across a broader spectrum of communities. The ideal candidate should be open to working on an innovative, experimental, and collaborative team. Radio experience isn’t necessary, but a passion for audio storytelling and the mission of public media is essential. Being a part of this reporting project will give you the opportunity to report on issues that are specific to the region and the nation. You’ll be able to file stories for NPR and to create multimedia stories. Responsibilities: Research, report, write radio and digital stories for the project and WNPR. Communicate with the St. Louis-based editor and station news director on a daily basis. Build sources, develop ideas and work with the editor on daily and long-form stories. Serve as general assignment reporter for radio and digital storytelling. Required Skills and Qualifications: At least three years experience in a daily newsroom environment. Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or a related field required; or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for the job. Excellent writing skills, proven news judgment and journalistic integrity. Ability and willingness to work a varied schedule. Ability to work with editors, producers, and students in a team environment. Familiarity with AP style and the ability to write excellent headlines. To Apply: Send resume and a letter of interest that discusses 1) three relevant story ideas you would tackle if hired, and 2) what you think public media is missing in its coverage of race and diversity issues to: Human Resources, Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc., 1049 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06105 or email to email@example.com. No phone calls, please. Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The post Reporter, WNPR (Two-Year Grant-Funded Position) appeared first on Connecticut Public Broadcasting.
|CPTV Announces CPTV SpiritCPBN / 84 d. 19 h. 37 min. ago more|
New Television Channel Launches August 1 HARTFORD, Conn. (July 24, 2017) – Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) has announced the launch of a new public media television channel, CPTV Spirit, beginning Tuesday, August 1, 2017. “Designed to help people explore their passions, CPTV Spirit is for the ‘doers,’ ‘makers,’ and ‘adventurers’ who crave more action, edgier documentaries, and more active ways to feed their curiosity,” said Elizabeth Messina, vice president, media strategy for Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN). CPTV Spirit will replace CPTV Sports on that same channel location and will be available statewide. To find the channel location on your cable carrier, visit cptv.org/cable-channels. CPTV Spirit will include programming related to science, travel, cooking, and art, as well as a number of other topics, specifically geared towards viewers who are actively seeking to experience and understand more about the world. “CPTV Spirit will offer many shows that appeal to our core audience, while also allowing us to attract a new and more diverse audience,” says CPBN President and CEO Jerry Franklin. “With this new channel, we are excited to continue serving our public and providing the information and education that helps to navigate their neighborhoods and their world.” CPTV will continue to offer its core PBS and local programming on its existing channel, on cable systems, and over-the-air traditional broadcast channels statewide. CPTV and CPTV Spirit programming will be available for traditional appointment viewing, and many programs will also be available on demand online and via CPTV Passport, CPTV’s video-on-demand service for members. For more information about CPTV Spirit, visit cptv.org/spiritofadventure. About Connecticut Public Broadcasting The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN) is home to CPTV, WNPR and the Learning Lab. CPTV is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including original documentaries, public affairs and educational programming. WNPR is an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. The Learning Lab serves high school seniors through a partnership with Hartford Public Schools and the Journalism and Media Academy Magnet School. It is also home to the Institute for Advanced Media, a program that provides the men and women of our armed forces and adult learners an opportunity to learn skills necessary for the 21st century digital media workplace. For more information, visit cpbn.org. The post CPTV Announces CPTV Spirit appeared first on Connecticut Public Broadcasting.
|WNPR Launches Making Her Story: A Where We Live Special SeriesCPBN / 89 d. 21 h. 31 min. ago more|
In July, WNPR’s Lucy Nalpathanchil sat down with Cindi Bigelow, President and CEO of Bigelow Tea, to kick off Making Her Story, a three-part summer series featuring prominent Connecticut women at The Warner Theatre in Torrington. Before a live audience, the Where We Live host spoke with Bigelow about her personal journey, her goals for the future, and what she wants the next generation of female leaders to know. Audience members were also welcome to join a brief reception featuring Bigelow, Nalpathanchil, and the production team from WNPR. Making Her Story continues August 8 with featured guest Priyamvada Natarajan, Professor of Astronomy and Physics at Yale University. To purchase tickets, visit the Warner Theatre Box Office online. The post WNPR Launches Making Her Story: A Where We Live Special Series appeared first on Connecticut Public Broadcasting.
|Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network Names Jeff Cohen News Director of WNPRCPBN / 96 d. 20 h. 30 min. ago more|
HARTFORD, CT – (July 12, 2017) Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN) today announced it has appointed Jeff Cohen as News Director of WNPR, its network of public radio stations in Connecticut, western Massachusetts and eastern Long Island affiliated with National Public Radio (NPR). “Jeff has been a vital member of the WNPR team since 2010. His comprehensive knowledge of Connecticut mixed with his fresh, thorough reporting of local, regional and national issues makes him the right person to lead WNPR’s news division into the future,” said Jerry Franklin, president and CEO of CPBN. “Jeff’s is a voice you can count on.” Cohen, 42, has been a WNPR reporter and occasional host for All Things Considered since 2010. During his past seven years on the news staff, Cohen has reported on notable stories, including the tragic 2012 Newtown shootings, the controversy surrounding the Hartford minor-league baseball stadium development, Hartford city politics, and health issues such as the Affordable Care Act and medical education. Cohen has recently taken part in Investigative Reporters & Editors’ training in computer-assisted and data reporting. Many of Cohen’s reports have been featured nationally on NPR. Prior to joining WNPR, Cohen was a reporter at the Hartford Courant and the Meriden Record-Journal and was a freelance writer for the New York Times. He’s also the author of two children’s books. Cohen is a graduate of Northwestern University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He and his family live in Middletown, CT. Cohen officially started in his role as News Director on June 1. About Connecticut Public Broadcasting The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN) is home to CPTV, WNPR and the Learning Lab. CPTV is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including original documentaries, public affairs and educational programming. WNPR is an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. The Learning Lab serves high school seniors through a partnership with Hartford Public Schools and the Journalism and Media Academy Magnet School. It is also home to the Institute for Advanced Media, a program that provides the men and women of our armed forces and adult learners an opportunity to learn skills necessary for the 21st century digital media workplace. For more information, visit cpbn.org. The post Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network Names Jeff Cohen News Director of WNPR appeared first on Connecticut Public Broadcasting.
|Frosty Start to Tuesday MorningNBC Connecticut more|
Temperatures range from below freezing in some parts of Connecticut to 40 degrees in others this morning before the weather starts to warm up today.Officials in Bantam said it was only 28 degrees as of 5:40 a.m., while temperatures in Torrington are around 31 and 35 in Norwich.That means that residents in parts of the state will have to scrape the windows on their vehicle before heading out the door this morning. FIRST ALERT FORECASTToday: A cool start to the day with temperatures in the 30s and 40s. Mostly sunny. Highs in the middle 60s.Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the middle 60s.Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the middle 60s.Friday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the middle to upper 60s.Saturday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s.Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the low 70s.Monday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s.Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s.Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s.Get your detailed exclusive First Alert 10-day forecast plus hour-by-hour weather and interactive radar by downloading the NBC Connecticut app.More detailed forecast hereMaps and radar hereActive weather alerts hereFollow our Meteorologists on Facebook Bob Maxon's Facebook Ryan Hanrahan's Facebook Darren Sweeney's Facebook Kaitlyn McGrath's Facebook Josh Cingranelli's FacebookFollow our Meteorologists on TwitterFollow Bob Maxon Follow Ryan Hanrahan Follow Darren Sweeney Follow Kaitlyn McGrath Follow Josh CingranelliTonightMostly clear, with a low around 59. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.ThursdayMostly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.Thursday NightA slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.FridayA chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 7am. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.Friday NightA chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog before 1am, then patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.SaturdayA chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 40%.Saturday NightPartly cloudy, with a low around 62.SundayMostly sunny, with a high near 82.Sunday NightPartly cloudy, with a low around 60.MondayA chance of showers after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 40%.Monday NightPartly cloudy, with a low around 56.TuesdayA chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Chance of precipitation is 30%.Tuesday NightPartly cloudy, with a low around 56.WednesdayMostly sunny, with a high near 79.MPhoto Credit: NBCConnecticut.com This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.