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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 […]

todayJune 16, 2022 105


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 […]

todayJune 16, 2022 54


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 […]

todayJune 16, 2022 1001 1


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. […]

todayJune 13, 2022 543 3


**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 […]

todayJune 13, 2022 975 1


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 […]

todayMay 31, 2022 333 1 2


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 […]

todayMay 29, 2022 385


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



(MIDDLETOWN, CT – May 26, 2022) – With the busy Memorial Day weekend approaching, the Connecticut State Police expect a greater number of vehicles to be back on the roads and highways. Traditionally, Memorial Day weekend is the start to activities related to beaches, backyards and barbeques. State Troopers are standing by to ensure that highways are free of hazardous drivers as residents drive to their destinations. Be assured that […]

todayMay 25, 2022 69


Man arrested in connection with Killingly assault, 1 dead

On 5/24/2022 at approximately 10:05pm, Troop D dispatch received a call requesting a wellbeing check on an adult male relative. The caller reported the individual was overdue to return home and was last known to be visiting the Whetstone Mill complex located in Killingly. After further investigation, the male was located within a condo at the complex having suffered life threatening injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The […]

todayMay 25, 2022 293


Rep. Lanoue Supports Public Health Bill to Improve Mental Health and Addiction Services

HARTFORD- On Tuesday, State Representative Brian Lanoue (R-45), enthusiastically supported Governor Ned Lamont, in signing Public Act 22-92 (formerly, H.B. No. 5485, An Act Concerning Various Revisions to the Public Health Statutes), into law. This new law addresses several factors in improving mental health and addiction services, along with strengthening the CRISIS Pilot Program Initiative in Connecticut – which recently secured another year of funding the important program in the […]

todayMay 25, 2022 64 1 2


A Couple of Beers in a Norwich Parking Lot Gone Bad

On May 23, 2022 at approximately 5:07 a.m., the Norwich Police Department received notification from The Backus Hospital Emergency Staff that they had a patient with significant facial trauma from an unknown object. Through investigation a scene was quickly identified in the parking lot of 35 Chestnut Street Norwich (Art Space). The Norwich Detective Division was notified and responded to assist. At this time it is believed several individuals including […]

todayMay 23, 2022 502 2


Shore Line East Electric Trains Start to Run on May 24

(NEW HAVEN, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that effective Tuesday, May 24, 2022, electric trains will begin running on Shore Line East (SLE). The M8 Electric Multiple Units (EMU) have long been awaited by Shore Line East customers and represent a substantial improvement over the older diesel-powered train sets. Electric trains emit no carbon emissions and include additional amenities for riders, such as electrical outlets at each seat, […]

todayMay 23, 2022 50


State Police Investigating Fatal Shooting in Hebron

On May 21, 2022, at approximately 5:11 PM, Troopers responded to 158 Grayville Rd for a report of a deceased male in the driveway. A male resident on scene explained that he located the victim on the ground, in the driveway. After further investigation it was determined that the man had multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead on scene by EMS. The Eastern District Major Crime Squad reported to […]

todayMay 23, 2022 140


SUV Rolls Over After Jumping Guard Rail on Route 12

On Sunday, May 22, 2022 at approximately 2:46 PM, 69 year old John Palmer of Canterbury was driving his 2009 Honda CR-V on Route 12 (northbound) in Griswold. As Palmer was approaching Lily Pond Road, and negotiating the curve, the CR-V ran off the right side of the roadway, struck a mailbox and drove over the metal beam guard rail diagonally forward, and vaulted down the embankment where the vehicle […]

todayMay 23, 2022 547 1 2


State Representative Brian Lanoue Unanimously Endorsed by 45th District Republicans

Griswold- On Tuesday evening, Republican delegates in Connecticut’s 45th General Assembly District unanimously endorsed State Representative Brian Lanoue (R-45), for re-election on the November 8th ballot. Rep. Lanoue is currently serving in his second term in the Connecticut General Assembly. Rep. Lanoue serves on the legislature’s Banking Committee, Commerce Committee, Committee on Children, and is Chair of the Internship Committee. During his two terms in the legislature, Rep. Lanoue has fought […]

todayMay 19, 2022 81


Governor Lamont Announces Families Can Apply for the 2022 Connecticut Child Tax Rebate Beginning June 1

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that Connecticut families can soon apply to receive a state tax rebate of up to $250 per child for a maximum of three children as a result of the recently enacted 2022 Connecticut Child Tax Rebate that he signed into law earlier this month. “In addition to making groundbreaking investments in childcare, crime prevention, environmental protection, and caring for our most vulnerable, […]

todayMay 19, 2022 103


Norwich Man Arrested in Suspicion of Home Invasion

On May 18, 2022, the Norwich Police Department Detective Division along with The U.S Marshals Service attempted to serve active warrants for Kwendelle Wiggins. Based on credible investigative information, the U.S Marshals Service believed the suspect had returned to his former residence in Norwich, CT. At approximately 7:30am with the assistance of U.S. Marshals Service, the suspect, 32 year old Kwendelle Wiggins was apprehended at an address on Boswell Ave. […]

todayMay 18, 2022 923


Ledyard Police Investigate Alleged Racial Slurs at Ledyard/Bacon Academy Girls Basketball Game in February 2022

On Saturday, February 5, 2022, at about 7:39 pm, the Ledyard Police Department was dispatched to the Ledyard High School located at 24 Gallup Hill Road for a reported disturbance. It was reported that after the girls’ varsity basketball game ended, parents from Ledyard and parents from Colchester were arguing and some parties were refusing to leave the gym. Ledyard Police personnel arrived and ensured that all attendees were able […]

todayMay 16, 2022 332 2


Massachusetts Man Taken Into Custody in Plainfield, Known to be Involved With Multiple Thefts

On May 12, 2022 at about 4:22 a.m., the Plainfield Police Department Dispatch received a telephone call reporting two suspicious individuals walking in the area of Norwich Road and Bennett Street. Upon arrival an Officer observed a male wearing a ski mask and hooded sweatshirt.  The male, later identified as 37 year old Troy Stone of Worcester Massachusetts, ran from the Officer and a short foot chase took place.  The […]

todayMay 12, 2022 992 1


Man Falls To His Death From Wauregan Parking Garage in Norwich

On May 12, 2022 at approximately 3:30am the Norwich Police Department received numerous phone calls for a body on the side of Bath Street. Upon the Patrol Divisions and medical personnel’s arrival they discovered a male on the side of Bath Street lying face down. The male was determined to be deceased. The Norwich Police Detective Division responded and continued the investigation. At this time the incident is being deemed […]

todayMay 12, 2022 479 2 2


Legislation Enacted Making It Easier for Student-Athletes To Obtain Endorsement Deals

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has signed into law Public Act 22-11, which permits student-athletes in Connecticut to use their school’s names, logos, trademarks, mascots, unique colors, copyrights, and other defining insignia in endorsement contracts. The measure is an update to a groundbreaking law the governor enacted last year that permitted student-athletes to receive money from the use of their name, image, and likeness – commonly […]

todayMay 10, 2022 38


Eastern Connecticut Jazz Festival Returns this June

Griswold, CT (May 10, 2022) -- Eastern Connecticut Performing Arts Association (ECPAA) is pleased to announce the return of their Jazz Festival on Saturday, June 4, 2022, from 1:00-8:00 p.m. at Yurechko Tree Farm in Griswold, CT.  This will be the fourth Jazz Festival that ECPAA has hosted since 2018.  Tickets for the one-day outdoor festival are now on sale at The 2022 lineup includes professional acts spanning jazz […]

todayMay 10, 2022 96


Governor Lamont Signs Budget That Includes the Largest Tax Cut in Connecticut History

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has signed into law the fiscal year 2023 budget adjustment bill, which includes more than $600 million in tax cuts – the largest tax reduction in Connecticut’s history. Tax cuts in the package include suspending Connecticut’s excise tax on gasoline through November 30, 2022; enacting a $250 per-child tax credit for lower and middle-earning families; funding payments for earned income […]

todayMay 10, 2022 102