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 2020-07-05 20:47 

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Yankees players mad at YES Network over video of Masahiro Tanaka injury...

Several of the Yankees' young stars are irritated that video of Masahiro Tanaka taking a line drive to the head went viral Saturday. Video of the incident was caught live by the YES Network, the Yankee-owned TV network....

 2020-07-05 18:14 

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Three injured in Old Lyme altercation...

State police are investigating an altercation that left three people injured on Saturday in Old Lyme....

 2020-07-05 16:41 

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Some Connecticut state parks, beaches closed Sunday after reaching capacity by noon...

Several Connecticut beaches and state parks are closed Sunday after they reached capacity around noon on the final day of the July 4th long weekend....

 2020-07-05 15:15 

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State police have responded to more than 230 accidents in Connecticut since the beginning of the July Fourth holiday weekend...

State Police have responded to 232 crashes on Connecticut roadways since the beginning of the July 4th holiday weekend....

 2020-07-05 13:20 

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Atlanta Braves give no indication of considering name change...

With teams in two sports taking a second look at names deemed offensive to Native Americans, the Atlanta Braves on Saturday gave no indication they are willing to consider a similar change....

 2020-07-05 10:01 

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Mike Anthony: We can’t push the return of college sports through unpredictable and unworkable frameworks of the coronavirus pandemic...

The logical decision for the NCAA and its members is, for starters, to push fall sports to the spring and delay the start of winter sports....

 2020-07-05 10:00 

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Statues aren’t the only monuments that need to be torn down in Connecticut...

for those looking to move beyond symbolism and tear down monuments that literally perpetuate structural racism and promote inequality, tearing down Connecticut's urban highways should be a top priority....

 2020-07-05 10:00 

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Coronavirus means we need to rethink our transportation needs....

The transportation demands that may emerge in a post-pandemic world are unclear but are likely to be different in many ways from what we have known. However, there will be opportunities to insure that long-overlooked needs are addressed, even as we adjust...

 2020-07-05 10:00 

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A grandmother’s letter for today’s world...

In the context of Covid-19 and the nationwide protests calling for equality, a grandmother from Wallingford writes about her fears for her grandchildren while also recognizing the strength of seeing the world from a child's point of view....

 2020-07-05 10:00 

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A virtual government cannot be in Connecticut’s future forever...

As soon as it's safe, we must return to in-person debate. We need government buildings reopened to the public and politicians back in their seats, directly interacting with their constituents and each other....

 2020-07-05 10:00 

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Still separated by color...

Fifty-two years have come and gone since the assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King. Little has changed. The attitudes and prejudices that govern the actions of many of us may be at times be harder to discern, but hardly less misbegotten or mora...

 2020-07-05 10:00 

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The right to a speedy trial falls victim to the coronavirus pandemic...

The pandemic is forcing many compromises; among them is the risk to speedy trial rights. This has huge implications for the accused, for people who are said to be their victims — and for democracy....

 2020-07-05 10:00 

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State policies have perpetuated segregation. The eviction moratorium is an opportunity to reverse years of discriminatory policies...

The state has appropriately extended the eviction moratorium. State officials now must use that time to improve its proposed rent relief program....

 2020-07-05 10:00 

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Thousands of Connecticut students did not have access to a device or reliable WiFi during coronavirus school closures...

Smith and her family, were not alone in their struggle to complete school work because of tech issues. According to the results of a survey released by the state Department of Education this month, 29,000 Connecticut students did not have access to reliab...

 2020-07-05 10:00 

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Connecticut is putting out the welcome mat for New York companies that have grown tired of the city during the coronavirus pandemic...

As the coronavirus pandemic has reshuffled the economic landscape across the country, lower Fairfield County is trying to capitalize on the shifting tides of the health emergency by turning an apparent disadvantage into an advantage....

 2020-07-05 10:00 

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Ideanomics charged into Connecticut with a lofty vision, but instead left unanswered questions and a contaminated eyesore...

It's been two years since Ideanomics announced its plan to purchase the former UConn campus in West Hartford....

 2020-07-05 10:00 

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Felon released to halfway house charged with raping woman, smuggling drugs into Connecticut correctional institution...

A Hartford man who'd been paroled from prison after doing nearly 25 years for felony murder is back in jail, accused of raping a woman in Stafford, possessing drugs in a correctional institution and fraudulent signing out of the halfway house he was a...

 2020-07-05 10:00 

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More than 10 Connecticut children suffered from life-threatening syndrome linked to COVID-19...

At least 10 pediatric patients in Connecticut diagnosed with Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C.) Researchers in the state are working to understand the rare syndrome, whose symptoms include fever, rash, inflammation and shock....

 2020-07-05 00:28 

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Partly to mostly sunny on Sunday and Monday...

More great days for barbecuing are coming Sunday and Monday with a partly to mostly sunny sky and highs from the mid-80s to the lower 90s....

 2020-07-04 23:42 

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Dodgers pitcher Price won’t play this year because of virus...

Dodgers pitcher David Price won't play this season because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, delaying his Los Angeles debut until next year...

 2020-07-04 23:04 

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On a muted Independence Day, some consider the American ideal and the ongoing effort to achieve it...

In the midst of the pandemic, protests and dramatic change unfolding across the country, a quiet July 4 in Hartford was a chance for some to consider the promise of America with a fresh look toward the future....

 2020-07-04 20:40 

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Yankees pitcher Tanaka hit in head by Stanton line drive...

Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of slugger Giancarlo Stanton during live batting practice Saturday, a frightening scene during the team's first official summer camp workout...

 2020-07-04 17:57 

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Connecticut woman Miki Sudo and Joey Chestnut repeat as hot dog eating champions...

The coronavirus put a damper on this year's Fourth of July celebrations in New York, but some things stayed the same. Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo repeated as men's and women's champions at Saturday's Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog...

 2020-07-04 17:28 

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Police surveillance cameras help West Hartford police find woman charged in fatal hit and run of man skateboarding home from job...

A woman who is accused of running down and killing a Hartford man who was skateboarding home from his job at the Bishop's Corner McDonald's told police she thought she hit a road cone, but told her insurance company she hit a deer. Hartford's ...

 2020-07-04 16:04 

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Christopher Columbus statue in Waterbury beheaded...

The Christopher Columbus statue in front of Waterbury city hall was beheaded overnight. Several communities have removed Columbus statues because of concerns over vandalism and changing attitudes toward Columbus' role as an explorer....

 2020-07-04 15:01 

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Some Connecticut state parks and beaches closed after filling up on July 4th...

A mix of pleasant weather and the holiday weekend has resulted in a busy July 4th for Connecticut state parks. Before noon, many are already closed after reaching full capacity....

 2020-07-04 14:22 

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Coronavirus pushes Connecticut’s quirky annual Boom Box Independence Day parade online...

Connecticut's quirky Boom Box Independence Day parade has gone online this year because of the pandemic for what is being dubbed the Zoom Box Parade....

 2020-07-04 14:00 

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When will concerts return to Connecticut? Phase 3 OKs live music with unknown limitations...

As Connecticut moves tentatively toward Phase 3 of reopening in mid-July, bars, indoor venues and larger outdoor events may be given the green light to stage concerts but the limitations are not yet known....

 2020-07-04 12:55 

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A rising tide of boat sales lifts the industry in Connecticut as enthusiasts, tired of lock downs, take to the water...

The boating industry has emerged as a rare bright spot in an otherwise bleak economy....

 2020-07-04 12:01 

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New Britain Police Promote Eight, Creating New Command Staff And Supervisors...

After a flurry of high-level retirements, New Britain police promoted seven new commanders and supervisors along with a detective Thursday afternoon at an outdoor ceremony at Veterans Stadium. Chief Christopher Chute is now the last senior commander who w...

 2020-07-04 10:00 

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‘It was 50 pages of fluff’: From wearing masks to no temperature checks some Connecticut educators concerned about school reopening the fall amid coronavirus...

"I thought we'd come up with a plan and once we proceeded I realized the Governor's plan had just passed the buck to schools and our board of educations," she said....

 2020-07-04 10:00 

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In a year where not much has stayed the same, perhaps it’s also time to reimagine the Fourth of July without fireworks...

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, most Connecticut municipalities have cancelled public fireworks this year. But never fear! Fireworks still abound. So popular is this business, in fact, it seems every night is now the Fourth of July....

 2020-07-04 10:00 

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Revisiting America’s past and present: ‘What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?'...

If fireworks won't be lighting up this year's celebration, perhaps we can take an opportunity to look back to another way to acknowledge the Fourth....

 2020-07-04 00:02 

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Stonington police obtain arrest warrants charging white couple with assaulting Black employee at Mystic Quality Inn...

Stonington police said Friday they have obtained arrest warrants for a New York couple accused of assaulting a Black employee at the Quality Inn motel in Mystic on June 26....

 2020-07-03 23:59 

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Partly sunny with highs in the 80s for the Fourth...

Bands of showers and thunderstorms swept through Connecticut Friday, causing copious rainfall which resulted in flash flooding....

 2020-07-03 23:07 

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Jimmie Johnson 1st NASCAR driver to test positive for virus...

Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss this weekend's race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, The 44-year-old Johnson is the first driver in any NASCAR series to test positive and the news Friday e...

 2020-07-03 22:33 

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Heavy rains Friday afternoon cause flash floods in and around Hartford...

Heavy rain Friday afternoon caused flash floods in and around Hartford....

 2020-07-03 21:58 

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31 MLB players, 7 staff test positive for COVID-19, or 1.2%...

Thirty-one Major League Baseball players and seven staff members tested positive for COVID-19 during intake for the resumption of training, a rate of 1.2%...

 2020-07-03 21:03 

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Discourse over national anthem looms for NBA, other leagues...

Kneeling during the national anthem is a hot topic in pro sports again as America gets set to celebrate a pandemic-clouded Fourth of July holiday...

 2020-07-03 21:02 

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Daily coronavirus update: COVID-19 positive tests remain low in Connecticut, nine new deaths reported; officials urge people to follow precautions during holiday weekend...

COVID-19 hospitalizations dip under 100 in latest numbers released by governor's office....

 2020-07-03 18:20 

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With murder suspect on the loose in Willington, town residents complain state police did not warn them to protect themselves...

In the hours after a man was killed and a second seriously injured in a sword attack on Mirtl Road in Willington, state police released little information about the incident. Town residents learned of the vicious crime through social media and word of mou...

 2020-07-03 15:20 

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After a complaint of ‘toxic’ work environment, Hartford’s human resource director recommends firing of chief internal auditor...

A Hartford employee's complaint that he was subjected to a "toxic" work environment by Chief Internal Auditor Craig Trujillo led to a recommendation he be fired, despite the investigation finding no city policies were broken....

 2020-07-03 10:00 

The Courant

As a community, we have to agree to cooperate: wear a mask...

One reader makes the case for wearing masks, no matter the personal discomfort. Also: why UConn should rescind admissions for student's misconduct; 12 words to change the world...

 2020-07-03 10:00 

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With liberty and justice for all? Time to rethink the meaning of July 4...

America is and always has been a work in progress and we've all been reminded over these past months that there is much work left to do....

 2020-07-03 10:00 

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Jon Lender: Auditors probing whistleblowers’ complaints about administration at CCSU; university denies anything is wrong...

The state Auditors of Public Accounts issued a routine three-year report Wednesday on Central Connecticut State University's operations that mildly criticized some of the school's accounting from 2014 to 2017 for financial receipts and faculty mem...

 2020-07-03 10:00 

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CT Poets’ Corner: Gordy Whiteman shares joy of living and a lifetime of experiences...

Elaine Zimmerman is an award-winning poet and essayist in Hamden who believes that poetry tells a different kind of truth, a truth that can free the heart....

 2020-07-03 10:00 

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When looking at social unrest and riots, remember the history of white violence against Black Americans...

How the rioters are depicted in the annals of history is dependent on a number of factors, including the skin color of the rioters and that of their opposition; the system will support some violent uprisers while demonizing others....

 2020-07-03 10:00 

The Courant

Lake Compounce reopens for the summer, with new policies due to coronavirus...

Closed since last year and unable to open in the spring due to coronavirus, Lake Compounce opened this week for season pass holders. The amusement park will open next week to all visitors, with park-goers required to book tickets through a reservation sys...

 2020-07-03 10:00 

The Courant

Funding for a second submarine could boost Connecticut’s economy, but the House and Senate differ greatly following Trump’s cuts...

The measure, part of drawn out congressional budget procedures authorizing Pentagon spending, approved $6.8 billion for the Virginia-class submarine program, an increase of $2.6 billion over a request by Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., to restore a second sub...

 2020-07-03 10:00 

The Courant

Hartford sees spike in gun violence in 2020, but murder rate holds steady...

There was a 36.7% increase in shootings in Hartford this year over last, crime stats show....

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