Possible downed plane reported near Oxford Airport

OXFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Emergency officials are responding to a possible downed plane near the Waterbury-Oxford Airport Friday morning. State police tweeted that first responders were en route to a possible downed plane in the area of the Oxford Airport. Possible downed plane reported in the area of Oxford airport. First responders enroute — CT State Police (@CT_STATE_POLICE) July 21, 2017 Troopers say airport officials were working to find a plane in the air that they lost visuals of when the plane was supposed to land but did not. Plane reported Read More …

Colchester food festival draws appetites near and far

COLCHESTER – Chicken tikka masala, falafel, gourmet grilled cheese, cupcakes and the classic rock songs of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.All could be found, in their own unique variations, at the annual Food Festival and concert on the town green Thursday evening, where hundreds gathered to sample dishes from regional restaurants and food trucks and enjoy a balmy, warm July night. […] Read more of  Colchester food festival draws appetites near and far

Palladino: World Series a rare treat for kids

Water-Oak coach Tim Angiolini talks to his team before the start of the Roberto Clemente World Series Thursday. (Joe Palladino/RA) By JOE PALLADINO Republican-American WATERBURY — Have you ever played in a World Series, of any kind? It is rare. It may happen once. It most likely will never happen. That’s why the Roberto Clemente World Series, on the turf at Municipal Stadium right now, is a dream come true for 8-year-old baseball stars. This is Waterbury’s third consecutive year as host of the Clemente Series. Tournament director Ray Brown, Read More …

Home run balls returned to sender

Wolcott’s players look on as Puerto Rico players are introduced prior to their Roberto Clemente World Series game Thursday at Municipal Stadium in Waterbury.Jim Shannon Republican-American By MARK JAFFEE Republican-American WATERBURY — Bergen County (N.J.) Cyclones first baseman J.C. Pacheo, 8, belted a home run to right field in the first inning of his team’s Roberto Clemente World Series game at the Joan Joyce Field against Rockford (Ill.) on Thursday. The ball was retrieved and later given to Pacheo for safekeeping. It’s standard procedure at state, North Atlantic Regional and Read More …

Lonesome glove returned to its owner

Wolcott’s Chris Bova (16) delivers a pitch during their Roberto Clemente World Series game against Puerto Rico Thursday at Municipal Stadium in Waterbury.Jim Shannon Republican-American BY MARK JAFFEE REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN WATERBURY — The Roberto Clemente World Series hadn’t played its first game when a good deed was performed by an opposing coach. After the players’ parade and skills competition was held Wednesday, they had a picnic and went on rides at Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury. Rockford (Ill.) coach Mark Anderson noticed a baseball glove had been left behind and grabbed Read More …

Clemente World Series is a hit in Waterbury

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — The World Series has begun in Waterbury and it is a big economic hit throughout the Greater Waterbury area. But, this isn’t the typical MLB Fall Classic, it’s a Summer Classic where the best teams of 7 and 8 year-old players are battling each other for baseball supremacy in the Roberto Clemente World Series. Waterbury’s championship tournament has attracted teams from all over the country, even Puerto Rico. Talk to the players and they’ll tell you this is big. “We tried to get here and we Read More …

Clemente Series opener: Wolcott tops Water-Oak

Nick Goddard pitches for Wolcott in the Roberto Clemente World Series. (Joe Palladino/RA) The games have begun for the 2017 Roberto Clemente World Series. There were nine games of pool play at Municipal Stadium on Thursday, and the first game featured the local entries, Wolcott Clemente, the Waterbury Clemente league champs, and Water-Oak, the state Clemente champs.  It was Wolcott with the fast start, scoring four runs in the first inning to win 8-3.  Mike Landrigan was 3-for-3 for Wolcott, Devon Williams had two singles and an RBI, and Nick Read More …

Clemente Series opener: Wolcott tops Water-Oak (VIDEO)

Nick Goddard pitches for Wolcott in the Roberto Clemente World Series. (Joe Palladino/RA) The games have begun for the 2017 Roberto Clemente World Series. There were nine games of pool play at Municipal Stadium on Thursday, and the first game featured the local entries, Wolcott Clemente, the Waterbury Clemente league champs, and Water-Oak, the state Clemente champs.  It was Wolcott with the fast start, scoring four runs in the first inning to win 8-3.  Mike Landrigan was 3-for-3 for Wolcott, Devon Williams had two singles and an RBI, and Nick Read More …

Former Mayor Joseph Santopietro Plots a Political Comeback in Warerbury

Former Waterbury Mayor Joseph Santopietro’s comeback bid got a boost Wednesday night when city Republicans endorsed him for a seat on the board of aldermen. Santopietro told Mike Gagne of the Republican-American newspaper that he was “humbled” by the endorsement. In 1985, Santopietro was a political… Read more of  <strong><span style=”color: #ff0000;”><a style=”color: #ff0000;” href=”http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapitolWatch/~3/RoUgjHumROk/hc-pol-santopietro-20170720-story.html” target=”_new”>Former Mayor Joseph Santopietro Plots a Political Comeback in Warerbury</a></span></strong>

Police investigating fatal crash on Route 9

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut State Police are investigating a crash that took a motorist’s life late Wednesday night. According to police, around 11:30 p.m. two vehicles were traveling along Route 9 in the same lane when the leading vehicle was struck from behind by the vehicle behind it. The driver of the second vehicle was thrown from the car and and suffered life-threatening injuries. The driver later succumbed to his wounds at a local hospital. Police have identified the victim as 27-year-old Christopher Jeannin of Prospect, Conn. The operator of Read More …