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CT Dept. Of Labor: Labor Market Shows Continued Gains in May Jobs Report

(Wethersfield, CT) – Today, Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) Commissioner Danté Bartolomeo released the May jobs report showing another drop in the unemployment rate, down 0.2% to 4.2%. Employers in the state added an estimated 1,600 jobs. April job number revisions show that 1,400 jobs were added, revised slightly down from the estimated 1,600 reported last month. As expected, unemployment weekly filings ticked up slightly due to seasonal layoffs and are […]

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The Simon Konover Company Teams Up With The Connecticut Department Of Public Health And Griffin Health For Multi-City COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

WEST HARTFORD, Conn.—With the summer season approaching and a busy schedule of weddings, concerts, graduations, parties and other events, the Simon Konover Company has teamed up with the Connecticut Department of Public Health and Griffin Hospital to coordinate several free vaccination clinics throughout the state over the next few weeks. Working off the success of the first clinic at Marcus Plaza in Norwich in April, the collaboration has secured locations […]

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Jewett City Man Arrested After Apartment Complex Altercation

Meet Joe Black. The 41 year old Mr. Black was arrested on June 14th in the borough after an altercation with another individual (who was not identified) at their apartment complex located at 7 South Main St.  Black was taken into custody and held on a $5000 bond, and was held after Black unable to make bond. You may have noticed Black walking around the borough of Jewett City in […]

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Officer Gets Bit After Restraining Suspect Who Was In Pursuit

On June 12, 2022 at approximately 5:58 P.M., the Plainfield Police Department arrested the Accused, Daniel Solla, 41, of Moosup, CT. A Plainfield Officer attempted contact with a male later identified as Solla after observing suspicous activity at the Valero gas station located at 50 East Main Street, Central Village. After attempting to speak with Solla he fled to his vehicle, a green Chevy S10, traveling onto East Main Street. […]

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**UPDATED*** Plainfield Police Investigating Untimely Death of Moosup Resident

On June 12, 2022 at approximately 2:02 a.m. Quinebaug Valley Communications Center contacted the Plainfield Police Department requesting they respond to 138 Ward Avenue in the Moosup section of Plainfield, Connecticut for a reported unconscious male.    Upon arrival American Legion Ambulance and Moosup Fire Department were on scene providing care to the male who was identified as, Michael Roberts, 56, of Moosup. Roberts, was subsequently transported to Backus Emergency […]

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2 More Lives Claimed On Deadly Holiday Bringing Total Up to 10 Deaths Over Memorial Day Weekend

On May 30 , 2022, at approximately 7:49 PM, an accident on Route 32 in Franklin claimed 2 lives making this one of the more deadly Memorial Day weekends in recent past. 20 year old Lauren Foley of Mount Sinai, NY was driving her 2017 Lexus NX2,  traveling southbound on Rt 32 in the town of Franklin.   The 2nd vehicle involved was 2010 Honda Accord driven by 24 year old […]

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Plainfield Police use K9 to track Naked Man

On May 29, 2022 at approximately 2:50 P.M., members of the Plainfield Police Department responded to the area of Reservoir Street and Mill Street, Plainfield, CT, for a report of an evading motor vehicle crash. Numerous 911 callers reported a green Ford F150 striking numerous parked vehicles. Callers reported the operator, a nude white male possibly with a weapon fleeing on foot towards the abandonedInterRoyal Mill located at 20 Reservoir […]

todayMay 30, 2022 499


Four Die in Holiday Weekend Head On Collision

On Sunday, May 29, 2022, a 2009 Nissan Altima driven by 22 year old Luis Fernando Garduno Cidals of Westbrook, was traveling in the left lane of two, southbound on I-95 south between exits 60-59, in Guilford. Vehicle 2 was a 2012  Chevrolet Colorado driven by 76 year old Johnny Burkhardt of Norwalk traveling in the left lane of two, but going the wrong direction on I-95 south,  between exits […]

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New London Man Arrested in Killingly After Found with a Firearm

On May 25, 2002 at approximately 10:15 PM, Connecticut State Troopers out of Troop D Danielson initiated a traffic stop after observing the driver on his cell phone while driving. 20 year old Jovan Kennedy from New London was pulled over on Mechanic St in Danielson and was charged with a distracted driving offense but also found that Kennedy had a firearm on him and did not have a permit. […]

todayMay 26, 2022 426