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Connecticut school district turns to limo service for help

Nov. 26, 2021 16:11 PM EST

TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut school district is turning to a limousine service company to help transport students to school because of a bus driver shortage that's been exacerbated by the pandemic. The Torrington Public Schools district plans to use some of...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Nov. 12, 2021 17:16 PM EST

Portland Press Herald. November 8, 2021. Editorial: Federal prescription plan has been on Maine’s agenda for years The Build Back Better plan includes a price negotiation system for prescription drugs, and all of Maine’s congressional delegation...

Citing cooperation, former Waterbury mayor seeks to cut term

Nov. 07, 2021 15:48 PM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Waterbury’s convicted former mayor is seeking to have his prison sentence reduced. Philip Giordano is serving a 37-year sentence after being convicted of sexually abusing 9- and 11-year-old girls. Giordano was cooperating with federal...

Police: Officer hit by truck fleeing shoplifting, 3 arrested

Nov. 05, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

NAUGATUCK, Conn. (AP) — Three people have been arrested after a pickup truck fleeing a shoplifting incident struck and wounded a Connecticut police officer before leading authorities on a multi-town chase. Naugatuck police said a local officer was directing traffic at a...

Sandy Hook victim's family marks birthday with donation

Oct. 28, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — The parents of one of the 26 people killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting continued an annual tradition Thursday by donating $20,000 from their foundation to the Greater Waterbury YMCA. The money from the CMAK Sandy Hook Memorial...

Police: Teen shot in head, dropped off at Waterbury hospital

Oct. 26, 2021 08:13 AM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy was shot in the head and then dropped off at a Waterbury hospital, police said. The teenager was left at St. Mary’s Hospital early Monday morning with a gunshot wound to the back of his head, Waterbury police said in a news...

Connecticut to hold first statewide gun buyback campaign

Oct. 15, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Multiple police departments across Connecticut on Saturday will be providing gift certificates to people who bring in unwanted, operable guns as part of a new statewide campaign organizers plan to hold annually. Events for the first coordinated,...

Murder charge for husband who fled after wife's homicide

Oct. 14, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who was found by police in a New York City homeless shelter was charged Thursday with murder in the bludgeoning death of his wife. Robert Faison, 45, of West Haven, had disappeared after his 42-year-old wife, Lindsey Hopkins,...

Police: Man killed on Fryeburg fairgrounds

Oct. 13, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

FRYEBURG, Maine (AP) — A Connecticut man was stabbed to death early Wednesday on the fairgrounds of the Fryeburg Fair, and another Connecticut man was charged in his death, police said. Police arrived at the fairgrounds to find Anderson Gomes, 28, of Waterbury,...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Oct. 01, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

Boston Globe. October 1, 2021. Editorial: Diverse public boards are better public boards Massachusetts has to get its own house in order before it starts tinkering with corporate boards. Women may “hold up half the sky,” as...