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Connecticut lobster plant closure could shift jobs to Maine

Jan. 15, 2019 10:37 AM EST

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — A major lobster company is shutting down its Connecticut facility this week and shifting work to its other operations in the Northeast. The Groton, Connecticut, facility is part of Garbo Lobster, which bills itself as the largest wholesale distributor of live lobsters in the world....

Why US classrooms are starting to resemble arcades

Jan. 15, 2019 6:18 AM EST

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — It's 1 o'clock on a Wednesday afternoon in Wallingford, Connecticut, and about 20 children are watching a screen at the front of the room as they take turns navigating challenges and collecting virtual currency to unlock powers, outfits and pets for their characters. The game...

Connecticut bill is latest calling for time zone change

Jan. 14, 2019 6:09 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut lawmaker who wants to end the practice of moving the clocks forward and back every year has proposed legislation that could ultimately lead to a change in the state's time zone and possibly New England's as well. Republican Rep. Kurt Vail of Stafford first proposed...

Lin-Manuel Miranda: Shakespeare theater fire 'heartbreaking'

Jan. 14, 2019 3:51 PM EST

STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) — Investigators sought the cause Monday of a fire that destroyed the historic American Shakespeare Theatre, whose stage has been graced by the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Christopher Plummer and James Earl Jones. Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton,"...

Abrupt exit of dog museum founder raises questions

Jan. 14, 2019 12:14 PM EST

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — David York has a bone to pick with the city of North Adams. York says his efforts to launch the Museum of Dog and other ventures were obstructed by the city — and people — of North Adams. But those who interacted with York until his abrupt departure last fall say he...

Young scores 20 points, Quinnipiac gets past Fairfield 80-78

Jan. 13, 2019 4:20 PM EST

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Cameron Young scored 20 points with six rebounds and five assists and Quinnipiac held off Fairfield 80-78 on Sunday. The Bobcats (8-7, 3-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic) took the lead for good when Tyrese Williams' layup made it 74-72 with two minutes left. Quinnipiac made six of its last...

Kohl, Bute lead Central Connecticut over Mount St. Mary's

Jan. 12, 2019 6:27 PM EST

EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — Tyler Kohl had 17 points, eight rebounds and eight assists on Saturday and Central Connecticut closed the game with six straight points to beat Mount St. Mary's 77-68. Deion Bute added 17 points on 6-of-7 shooting and grabbed 11 boards for the Blue Devils (8-9, 2-2 Northeast...

Sacred Heart rides big first-half lead to win over Bryant

Jan. 12, 2019 4:58 PM EST

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Sean Hoehn finished with 23 points and Koreem Ozier and E.J. Anosike combined for 25 of their 28 points in the first half when Sacred Heart took a huge lead it rode to a 98-70 win over Bryant on Saturday. Ozier scored 14 of his 16 points and Anosike 11 of his 12 in the first half...

Sandy Hook families can have access to InfoWars' financials

Jan. 11, 2019 5:15 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has ruled that families of the victims killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting can review the financial documents of the conspiracy theory site Infowars that called the shooting a hoax. Six Newtown families filed a lawsuit in April against Infowars publisher and...

Amtrak service restored in Northeast after NYC wire is fixed

Jan. 11, 2019 2:27 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Amtrak trains are back on track between New York and Connecticut after a downed power wire disrupted rail service in the Northeast for several hours. Amtrak officials say an overhead wire that powers the trains came down Friday morning near Pelham Bay in the Bronx. It was repaired...