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Mount St. Mary's tops Central Connecticut 79-52

Jan. 18, 2020 6:27 PM EST

EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — Jalen Gibbs had 20 points as Mount St. Mary's easily defeated Central Connecticut 79-52 on Saturday. Malik Jefferson had 17 points and 11 rebounds for Mount St. Mary's (7-11, 3-2 Northeast Conference). Damian Chong Qui added 13 points and six assists. Nana Opoku had 11 points, seven...

Planned Coast Guard museum has raised more than $50M

Jan. 18, 2020 3:07 PM EST

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — More than $56 million has been raised to build a Coast Guard museum in Connecticut. The Day newspaper reports that the National Coast Guard Museum Association has secured $15 million in federal funds, $21 million in private donations and $20 million through state borrowing for the...

Municipal leaders pushing for drug abuse ombudsman, funding

Jan. 18, 2020 1:35 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's largest association of cities and towns plans to lobby for a new ombudsman for drug abuse and control policy when state lawmakers return to the Capitol next month for the 2020 regular legislative session. The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities said a designated...

In Connecticut, 'day of action' replaces Women's March

Jan. 18, 2020 1:15 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut organizers aren't staging a Women's March like in past years, but they're still hosting events in the state's major cities on Saturday. Women’s March Connecticut organizers say the press conferences in front of Bridgeport Superior Court, New Haven Superior Court...

Police release body cam video in fatal shooting of teen

Jan. 18, 2020 11:20 AM EST

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police have released police body camera footage of the fatal shooting of a teenager following a reported carjacking and high speed chase. The video released Friday night shows officers approach the stolen car after it stopped near an Interstate 95 exit ramp on...

Winding paths to teaching for paralegal, logger, actress

Jan. 18, 2020 3:06 AM EST

SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) — Lindsay Weaver used to work as a paralegal. Now she lays down the law of language for her Danville Middle School students. Alyssa Pittenger was in fashion management and visual merchandising for the Nordstrom department store in King of Prussia then in Rockville, Maryland. That was...

U.S Congressional candidate Robert Hyde of Simsbury displays campaign phone-grips under the Genius of Connecticut statue in the Connecticut State Capitol Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Documents released this week by House Democrats link Hyde to alleged campaign to surveil and harass Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. (Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant via AP)

Prosecutor: Revoke bail for impeachment figure Robert Hyde

Jan. 17, 2020 10:42 PM EST

MALDEN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts judge is considering whether to revoke bail in a protective order case against a Connecticut man who has emerged as a figure in the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. A prosecutor made the request to revoke Robert F. Hyde's bail during a hearing in...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 17, 2020 9:03 PM EST

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Lamont must be open about State Pier deal going forward The Day Jan. 16 Upon finally reviewing the memorandum of understanding that outlines the tentative terms of a public-private deal to overhaul State Pier, transforming it into a hub to support offshore wind...

Connecticut officials seek better federal housing oversight

Jan. 17, 2020 8:20 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials on Friday called on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to immediately improve its oversight of a federal voucher program for affordable housing, noting they found “grievous flaws” in the agency's inspection process while trying to...

Blumenthal said witnesses needed in Senate impeachment trial

Jan. 17, 2020 4:18 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Friday he hopes his Republican Senate colleagues will “share the sense of solemnity” about the presidential impeachment proceedings and agree witnesses and documents are needed to show the “truth” about...