Connecticut municipalities to share $11.5M in housing funds

HARTFORD >> The state of Connecticut’s Department of Housing is awarding 20 municipalities a total of $11.5 million to upgrade and improving affordable housing stock. The grants are being awarded to small towns with populations of less than 50,000 residents, under the Community Development Block Grant Small Cities program. Read More of  Connecticut municipalities to share $11.5M in housing funds

Beacon Falls among 20 municipalities sharing $11.5M in housing funds

HARTFORD >> The state of Connecticut’s Department of Housing is awarding 20 municipalities a total of $11.5 million to upgrade and improving affordable housing stock. The grants are being awarded to small towns with populations of less than 50,000 residents, under the Community Development Block Grant Small Cities program. Read more of  Beacon Falls among 20 municipalities sharing $11.5M in housing funds

Federal bill would require used cars with recalled parts to be repaired

HARTFORD >> U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Edward Markey are pushing legislation that would require used cars that contain recalled, unsafe parts to be repaired before being sold or leased. Blumenthal said there are more than 64 million cars and trucks on the road with unrepaired safety recalls. Read more of  Federal bill would require used cars with recalled parts to be repaired

Court pre-trial discussions set in police stomping case

Read more of  Court pre-trial discussions set in police stomping case HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The case of a former Connecticut police sergeant charged with stomping on the head of a handcuffed man is returning to court for pre-trial discussions. The talks in the case of former Hartford Sgt. Sean Spell are set for Monday in Hartford Superior Court. Spell has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor assault and breach of peace charges in connection with an encounter last year with a suspect following a car chase that ended in West Hartford. He Read More …

Navy seeks tool to detect damaging mineral in concrete

HARTFORD >> The U.S. Navy is working to develop a new high-tech gadget that can quickly identify whether a debilitating iron sulfide mineral exists in concrete, the same problem that’s plaguing thousands of Connecticut homeowners with crumbling foundations. Late last year, unbeknownst to many Connecticut officials, the Navy began seeking out small businesses to invent a device that can quickly detect pyrrhotite in concrete. Read More of  Navy seeks tool to detect damaging mineral in concrete

Hartford woman killed in hit-and-run, police charge teenager

Read more of  Hartford woman killed in hit-and-run, police charge teenager HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Hartford Police have charged a teenager for the hit-and-run from earlier this month that killed a Hartford woman. Police say on Saturday, 56-year-old Rosella Shuler died at Saint Francis Hospital. On July 18th, Shuler was transported to Saint Francis Hospital for critical injuries after police say she was hit by a vehicle on Ashley Street and Sigourney Street. Officials say the accident resulted in her losing both her legs. Authorities say an autopsy is scheduled to confirm Read More …

Torrington Woman Struck By Car In Serious Condition

An 89-year-old local woman sustained life threatening injuries and is being treated at Hartford Hospital after being struck by a car on Main Street. Police said at 6 p.m., they received a complaint about a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Main and Lois Street. Police… Read more of  Torrington Woman Struck By Car In Serious Condition

35 Connecticut inmates sentenced as minors plead for parole

HARTFORD >> More than two dozen Connecticut inmates who were convicted of serious crimes as juveniles have had the opportunity to plead their cases for parole for the first time over the past year. A 2015 Connecticut law required the Board of Pardons and Paroles to develop a new system of parole eligibility for people who committed crimes while under age 18, were sentenced to more than 10 years in prison, and were incarcerated on or after Oct. Read More of  35 Connecticut inmates sentenced as minors plead for parole

American Legion: Stamford beats West Hartford to win state championship in memory of former coach

Stamford celebrates winning the Senior American Legion Baseball championship series against West Hartford at Palmer Field on Saturday, July 29, 2017 in Middletown, Connecticut. Stamford defeated West Hartford 3-0. Photo: Matthew Brown / Hearst Connecticut Media Stamford pitcher Aaron D’Annolfo celebrates with Adam Stone and Leo Socci after defeating West Hartford 3-0 in the Senior American Legion Baseball championship series at Palmer Field on Saturday, July 29, 2017 in Middletown, Connecticut Photo: Matthew Brown / Hearst Connecticut Media MIDDLETOWN — It was the most bittersweet championship celebration you may ever Read More …

Torrington Police identify 2 people involved in serious crash

TORRINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Torrington Police have identified the two individuals involved in a serious crash where a pedestrian was struck Saturday night. According to police, at 6:01 p.m., officers were dispatched to an accident where a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Main Street at the intersection of Lois Street. They say when officers arrived they found 89-year-old, Nellie Crowston of Torrington, lying in the roadway with an apparent serious head injury. Authorities say the operator was later identified as, 36-year-old Crystal St. Hilaire of Torrington. They say she Read More …

Gigs in Bristol: 7/30/17

Welcome back to Gigs in Bristol — your source for finding current job openings in Bristol. Whether you are searching for a part-time position or full-time, let the Bristol Roundup connect you with your dream position. Check out this week’s gigs. Great job hunting folks! Automotive Detailer / Helper Touch Ups Unlimited LLC. – Bristol, CT 06010 Required license or certification:. Must have valid driver’s license. Touch Ups Unlimited LLC is a detail shop specializing in bumper scuffs and key scratch… Easily apply 4 days ago – save job – more… Dishwasher – new Bright Horizons Family Solutions –  1,167 reviews – Bristol, CT Read More …

John Stoehr: Newcomers a win for taxpayers over time

Published 12:00 am, Sunday, July 30, 2017 Photo: Michael Cummo / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Protesters gather to support immigrants in front of Government Center during an organized protest for A Day Without Immigrants in Stamford on May 1. Protesters gather to support immigrants in front of Government Center during an organized protest for A Day Without Immigrants in Stamford on May

19 year old struck by car in Middletown

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) — A 19 year old man is in the hospital after he was struck by a driver in Middletown on Saturday evening. On Saturday, July 29th at 8:14 PM, Middletown Police responded to reports of a pedestrian walking northbound stuck by a motor vehicle traveling southbound on Newfield Street by Tuttle Road. The vehicle hit the 19 year old in the roadway and he was transported to Hartford Hospital, where he is listed in stable condition. The Middletown Police Traffic Unit is investigating the incident and encourages Read More …