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Connecticut's first retail cannabis sales to begin Jan. 10

Dec. 09, 2022 16:58 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's first retail recreational cannabis sales will begin as soon as Jan. 10, state regulators announced Friday, with about half of the state's medical marijuana operators expanding their businesses to include the new market for all adults 21 and over. ...

Connecticut program to expunge records faces some delays

Dec. 07, 2022 17:17 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Most eligible Connecticut residents with certain cannabis possession convictions — roughly 44,000 cases — should have their records automatically erased within 60 days, or about a month longer than expected under a state law taking effect Jan. 1, Gov. Ned Lamont said...

Conservation deal protects 7,400 acres in central Vermont

Dec. 07, 2022 12:43 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A conservation deal is going to protect nearly 7,400 acres in Vermont's Addison, Orange, and Windsor counties, the Vermont Land Trust says. The deal includes terrain along the spine and eastern flank of the Northfield Mountains. There are also six significant...

Reviews find misuse of COVID-19 hotel stays by prison staff

Dec. 06, 2022 17:13 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — There are at least 35 instances where Connecticut Department of Correction employees potentially misused a COVID-19 program that provided workers with hotel rooms during the height of the pandemic, including a staffer who booked a room to attend a wedding, according to...

Connecticut man arrested in killing, dismemberment of baby

Dec. 05, 2022 21:32 PM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man wanted for the killing and dismemberment of his 11-month-old daughter has been arrested after a two-week search by local and federal authorities. Police said Christopher Francisquini, 31, was found at a bus stop in Waterbury on Friday...

Wojcik scores 19 as Brown downs Hartford 65-51

Dec. 04, 2022 17:42 PM EST

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Paxson Wojcik scored 19 points as Brown beat Hartford 65-51 on Sunday. Wojcik added six assists for the Bears (5-4). Kalu Anya added 12 points while shooting 5 of 7 from the field and 2 for 4 from the line. Kino Lilly Jr. shot 4 for 11, including 3 for 9...

Christmas tree farm closing after this holiday season

Dec. 04, 2022 03:12 AM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — For more than a generation, the Unicorn Hill Christmas Tree Farm has played host to countless holiday memories. Families select their tree from six different varieties of pine, cut it down and have it strapped to their car’s roof for a ride to its new home. ...

Fields scores 19, Fairfield cruises past Saint Peter's 67-55

Dec. 03, 2022 22:19 PM EST

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Caleb Fields scored 19 points to help Fairfield defeat Saint Peter's 67-55 on Saturday night. Fields was 5 of 7 shooting, including 2 for 4 from distance, and went 7 for 8 from the foul line for the Stags (3-6). Supreme Cook added 11 points and 11 rebounds...

Gates' 22 lead Holy Cross over CCSU 63-57

Dec. 03, 2022 20:49 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Gerrale Gates had 22 points in Holy Cross' 63-57 win against Central Connecticut State on Saturday night. Gates had seven rebounds for the Crusaders (3-6). Simon Wilbar scored 13 points while going 4 of 9 and 4 of 4 from the free throw line, and added seven...

UMass Lowell takes down Sacred Heart 70-59

Dec. 03, 2022 16:53 PM EST

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Everette Hammond and Cam Morris III had 18 points apiece in UMass Lowell's 70-59 victory against Sacred Heart on Saturday. Hammond also contributed 11 rebounds and three steals for the River Hawks (8-1). Morris III was 8 of 9 from the floor and added 11...