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Troop D State Police Issue BOLO ALERT for Blue Ford Pickup

On May 1, 2022 at approximately 6:12 a.m., Troopers from Troop D-Danielson responded to 214 Miller Road in Chaplin for the report of an assault with life threatening injuries. Upon arrival, Troopers located one deceased male victim. The identity of the deceased is not being released at this time. State Police Detectives from Eastern District Major Crime responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. As the investigation progressed, detectives […]

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Somers Hosting Hopeville State Park Cleanup This Saturday

GRISWOLD - Sen. Heather Somers, The Last Green Valley, and Friends of Pachaug Forest are inviting the public to participate in an “Earth Day Cleanup” this Saturday, Apr. 23 at Hopeville State Park in Griswold.   “Spring is here, and it’s a great time to get together to help beautify a wonderful resource like Hopeville State Park,” Sen. Somers said.  “I look forward to seeing folks on Saturday.”   The […]

todayApril 20, 2022 37 2


Jewett City Man Transported to Backus After Crashing Into Residence

On April 11, 2022, at approximately 9:13 PM, Plainfield Police, Plainfield Fire Department, and American Legion Ambulance responded to 59 Railroad Ave in Plainfield for the report that a pickup truck had crashed into a residence. A red Ford F-150 pickup operated by 49 year old Timothy Zatorski of Jewett City was traveling west on Canterbury Road and attempted to turn left onto Railroad Ave in Plainfield when Zatorski traveled […]

todayApril 15, 2022 565 2


Norwich Police Searching For Shooting Suspect

On April 14, 2022, the Norwich Police Department responded to a shooting incident. Officers were dispatched to the shooting at 6:14pm in the area of the basketball courts located on West Thames Street near South Street. When patrol units arrived on scene; spent shell casings were found in the parking lot. A single victim was identified and was treated at Backus Hospital then released. Multiple persons and vehicles fled the […]

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Heather Somers Announces 2022 Re-Election Bid for State Senate

GROTON -- State Senator Heather Somers announced Tuesday she will seek re-election to a fourth term representing the 18th district, which includes Griswold, Groton, North Stonington, Plainfield, Preston, Sterling, Stonington and Voluntown. “It is an incredible honor to represent the hardworking families of the 18th district and I look forward to building on my demonstrated track record of delivering results for our region, challenging the status quo by holding Hartford […]

todayApril 14, 2022 26



(Wethersfield, CT) – Today, Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) Commissioner Danté Bartolomeo released the March jobs data showing continued positive trends for Connecticut. The unemployment rate fell 0.3% to an estimated 4.6%. Approximately 10,000 jobs have been added to the state’s economy in just two months. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that 4,600 jobs were added in March and revised numbers show 5,400 jobs were added in February. Additionally, […]

todayApril 14, 2022 23


Hebron woman arrested on Animal Cruelty charges

A joint investigation with the Town of Hebron Animal Control Office, Hebron Police, Department of Agriculture State Animal Control and Hebron Resident Trooper resulted in the arrest of 49 year old Joann Connelly. Connelly is the owner and operator of CT Pregnant Dog and Cat Rescue, a licensed animal importer. An inspection in February of 2020 revealed only five dogs who appeared to be in good order however in February […]

todayMarch 26, 2022 594


Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Partners With New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts To Develop Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub Proposal

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont announced today that Connecticut is joining New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts to develop a proposal to become one of at least four regional clean hydrogen hubs designated through the federal Clean Hydrogen Hubs program included in the 2021 federal bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The IIJA includes historic levels of funding for hydrogen research and development as well as deployment of […]

todayMarch 24, 2022 92



(MIDDLETOWN, CT – March 24, 2022) – The Connecticut State Police today graduated 53 new State Troopers, all members of the 131 st Training Troop. James C. Rovella, Commissioner of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, and Colonel Stavros Mellekas, Commander of the State Police, congratulated the graduating class during a ceremony held at the Hartford Armory. Governor Ned Lamont and Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz also addressed the […]

todayMarch 24, 2022 233