New Haven accident jams up 95

An accident on Interstate 95 Northbound in New Haven backed up traffic into West Haven Sunday afternoon. According to the state Department of Transportation,a three-car accident around 2:30 p.m. between 44 and 46 closed the right lane of traffic on the highway, and led to congestion back up to exit....

Ansonia nature center hosts maple sugaring event

The Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center, 10 Deerfield Lane, will host "Maple Sugaring for Families" at 11 a.m. March 3. Nature center staff will present an introduction to making maple syrup the old-fashioned way. Help them to choose just the right tree for tapping into this sweet treat. The cost i...
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Derby man accused of inappropriate touching at adult store

ORANGE - A Derby man was accused of fourth-degree sexual assault against two employees at an adult retail store earlier this month. According to the Orange Police Department, on Feb. 9 at 10:43 a.m., officers received a complaint of sexual assault from two employees at what the police blotter calls....

This chili is perfect for a cold winter day:

There may be numerous schools of chili out there, but no matter what regional style you subscribe to, we can all agree that there are fewer things more comforting than tucking into a warm bowl of it (with all the fixings, please).

The latest chili to cross our paths here at Food52 comes to us fr...

The faces of these Olympians say it all:

Gravity can do some crazy things when moving at incredible speeds or leaping feet into the air, but despite looking graceful or fierce from a distance, a close up of an Olympic athlete's face tells a different, hilarious story.

Legal marijuana will receive public hearing

HARTFORD - A proposal to legalize recreational marijuana and reap the tax benefits will at least get a public hearing. Whether the bill receives a vote in the House in Senate remains to be seen. The general law committee last week voted to hold a public hearing on a weed bill and a date will be set....

Thinking about spring vacation in the Caribbean?

Brian Hegarty of Travel Leaders Network says each Caribbean island offers a different vibe, from relaxing on the beach to adventures, shopping and dining. All-inclusive resorts "take the worry out of figuring out where to go for every meal and watching your budget. There are also some small luxury...

Connecticut mayors join push for clean air

The mayors of Norwalk, Milford, Middletown and Derby have joined other Connecticut mayors in sending a letter to the state's U.S. senators urging their support for strong federal vehicle fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions. "Sustainability of our planet depends upon our commitment for reduc...

Dear Abby: My wife passed away two years ago at age 40 after a long bout with cancer. I am 44 and engaged now to a wonderful woman, but my late-wife’s mother has been asking if she and my former father-in-law are invited.

We had three children, ages 7 to 12. I am 44 and engaged now to a wonderful woman. We are planning to have a small wedding with fewer than 50 guests. While the kids and I are doing well, my late wife's mother, "Karen," is still grieving. She has a forceful personality and can be quite pushy. She liv...

Connecticut’s U.S. senators support Durham as U.S. Attorney

U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, both Connecticut Democrats, on Friday applauded the Senate's unanimous approval of John Durham to serve as U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut. "John Durham is a fierce, fair prosecutor," the senators said. "As a career prosecutor, John ha...

The small screen will be in full bloom this spring:

New shows worth watching also include dark comedies, dramas.

Norwalk receives $7 million state grant for Glover Ave

HARTFORD - The city of Norwalk has received $7 million in state funding for infrastructure upgrades and safety improvements at the Glover Ave and Main Avenue intersection. State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff, D-Norwalk, said the the section of Norwalk benefiting from the funds features a diverse c...

Massachusetts lab pays $656,912 in enforcement action

HARTFORD - A Massachusetts-based clinical laboratory will forfeit $656,912 and be excluded from the Connecticut's Medicaid program for 10 years as part of a settlement agreement with the state. Attorney General George Jepsen said Precision Testing Laboratories, Inc., based in Southbridge, Mass., was...

Bridgeport Library receives $1 million grant

BRIDGEPORT - The Bridgeport Library has received a $1 million grant for construction of a new and larger Newfield branch. The State Bond Commission on Friday approved funds for the estimated $6 million projects. The remainder is being raised locally. "The Bridgeport Public Library's Newfield branch....

Crash closes part of Route 8 Southbound in Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT - A car crash has closed a section of Route 8 Southbound Sunday morning. One car crashed between exits 3 and 2 just before 7 a.m. Sunday morning, according to the state Department of Transportation. The left lane is expected to be closed for about a quarter mile for less than an hour.

Foran wins Class M wrestling title

GUILFORD - Foran's Ryan Luth won the 152-pound weight class and the Lions' placed 11 other wrestlers in the top six to claim the team title at the Class M championships Saturday at Guilford. Luth pinned Barlow's Ben Coppock in 1:53 to win the individual title for Foran, which finished with 236 team....