Ansonia baseball coach Vacca retires

Photo: Mark Conrad / For Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Ansonia High School head coach Mike Vacca prior to the start of a baseball game against Oxford High School played at Nolan Field, Ansonia, CT. Wednesday May 10, 2017. Ansonia High School head coach Mike Vacca prior to the start of a baseball game against Oxford High School played at Nolan Field, Ansonia, CT. Wednesday May 10, 2017. Photo: Mark Conrad / For Hearst Connecticut   Read more of  Ansonia baseball coach Vacca retires

Baseball: After five decades, Mike Vacca calls it a career as Ansonia coach

Ansonia baseball coach Mike Vacca (center), along with his wife, Susan, is honored for winning his 500th game during a ceremony at Nolan Field on May 10, 2017. Peter Wallace/GameTimeCT Ansonia baseball coach Mike Vacca won his 500th career game Monday against Torrington. Mike Vacca, who coached generations of Ansonia baseball players and won 500 games and a state championship over five decades, has decided to retire as head coach. Vacca grew up in Ansonia and played three sports at the high school. His coaching career there began in 1971 Read More …

Lt. Governor Wyman to attend National Guard homecoming and memorial service for fallen sailor

EAST GRANBY, OASKVILLE, Conn. (WTNH) — Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman will be at the National Guard homecoming and a memorial service for fallen sailor Nogc T. Truong Huynh on Thursday. Huynh was killed in a crash off the coast of Japan last month. There will be a memorial service for him Thursday on the Oakville Green. Huynh was one of seven sailors killed when the U.S.S. Fitzgerald crashed with a massive cargo ship two weeks ago. Memorial services start at 2 p.m. The homecoming starts at 11 a.m. with the Read More …

Torrington Little League wins District 6 softball title

Torrington’s Little League Softball All-Stars defeated East Granby/Granby’s combined Majors team 3-2 to win the District 6 championship at Dyer Field in Canton Wednesday. Torrington won with a walk-off run in the 6th inning. Torrington finished 7-0 in District 6 tournament play and advances to the Little League Softball Section 2 tournament against Bristol and a team to be determined July 6-9. Read More Torrington Little League wins District 6 softball title

Overlooked ‘defect’ sinks five more town regulations

Bloom based his recommendation on the precedent set in a 2002 Connecticut Supreme Court case, Wilson v. Planning and Zoning of East Granby, in which the court ruled that a town must publish a public notice for a zone change decision prior to its effective date. The revelation came on the tail of Bloom’s review of an injunction filed last week by Patricia Frisch, a Ridgefield Road resident, to block the town’s age restricted overlay district regulation (AROD). “A court would conclude, undoubtedly, that this regulation would be void,” Bloom Read More …

Changes In Manchester’s Curbside Waste Collection Include Limits On Bulky Items

Starting July 1, All American Waste will take over collection of trash, recyclables and bulky waste from the current contractor. All American, which replaces Paine’s of East Granby, was the overall low bidder for the five-year contract, town Enviromental Services Manager Brooks Parker said. Annually,… <hr /> Read more of  <strong><span style=”color: #ff0000;”><a style=”color: #ff0000;” href=”http://www.courant.com/community/manchester/hc-manchester-curbside-changes-0623-20170622-story.html” target=”_new”>Changes In Manchester’s Curbside Waste Collection Include Limits On Bulky Items</a></span></strong>

Strong Storm Heading Toward Northern Hartford County

A strong thunderstorm is approaching western Hartford County, the National Weather Service said just before 3:45 p.m., Wednesday. The storm was tracking over Norfolk and expected to reach Hartland around 4:15 p.m., Granby and Canton around 4:35 p.m., and Simsbury and East Granby around 4:45 p.m.,… Read more of  Strong Storm Heading Toward Northern Hartford County