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West Nile Discovered In CT Mosquitos – So Far No Human Cases

West Nile Virus has been found in mosquitoes in eight Connecticut towns and cities so far this year…. Bridgeport, Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, New Haven, Norwalk, Stamford, and Wethersfield. So far, there have been no findings of West Nile infected mosquitos in Danbury, but the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station warns area residents of an increasing […]

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State Grants To Support Transportation Safety

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is awarding over $12 million in grants to 17 towns and cities for projects enhancing transportation accessibility and safety. Through CTDOT’s Community Connectivity Grant Program, this funding supports infrastructure improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists. The variety of projects includes sidewalks, multi-use trails, and ADA-compliant ramps, all aimed at improving safety […]

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State Parks Close After Reaching Capacity

Thirteen Connecticut state parks closed Sunday due to parking reaching capacity. The parks affected locally once again include Squantz Pond. Eight of the affected parks were full by 1PM yesterday with the remaining five filling up by mid-afternoon. High temperatures and clear skies drew large crowds, echoing similar closures from the Fourth of July and […]

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Redbox Laying Off 1,000 Workers

Redbox… based in Connecticut… will shut down its nationwide network of DVD kiosks, leading to the layoff of about 1,000 employees. The decision comes after its parent company, Chicken Soup For The Soul Entertainment of Greenwich, filed for Chapter 7 liquidation in late June, cited an inability to eliminate debt as the reason. Despite an […]

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Guidance Counselor Arrested For Sexual Relationship With Student

A former guidance counselor at a Connecticut middle school is in some serious trouble. Norwalk police arrested 47-year-old Luisa Melchionne, who worked as a guidance counselor at Nathan Hale Middle School there, for having a sexual relationship with a male student. The investigation was sparked by a complaint back in April, leading to her arrest […]

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Professional Writing Program Celebrating 20 Years

Western Connecticut State University’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will celebrate its 20th anniversary this fall. The celebration includes a faculty, student, and alumni book fair at the Winter 2025 Residency, featuring published works and public readings. The program, known for its wide range of writing disciplines and international partnerships, […]

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Former Connecticut Official Barred From Town Hall

A former town worker in one Connecticut town has been ordered to stay away from the town hall after being accused of sex offenses involving minors. Bethany’s Town Hall, Parks and Recreation Department, and Community School is off limits to 25 year old Anthony Mastrangelo as he faces charges now including sexual assault, child endangerment, […]

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Grant Money Supports Electric Buses

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is receiving a $38.9 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration to purchase 46 battery electric buses and install 29 chargers. This grant, awarded through the Low or No Emission Grant Program, supports the state’s efforts to convert CTfastrak to an all-electric bus fleet. It is part of a project […]

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Economy/Inflation/Interest Rates Undermine Another Major Retailer

Many businesses are struggling to survive in the weakening economy these days, and it seems we have a new name to add to the list almost daily. Now comes word that discount flooring retailer LL Flooring, with seven locations here in Connecticut, may file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy amid declining sales attributed to high inflation […]

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Extreme Hot Weather Protocol Implemented

Connecticut will continue to experience very hot and humid temperatures over the next several days, prompting the activation of the state’s Extreme Hot Weather Protocol through 5PM on Wednesday. Cooling centers are open statewide and can be located by calling 2-1-1 or visiting www.211ct.org. The protocol ensures that state agencies and municipalities coordinate with United […]

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