Luther Turmelle, New Haven Register

Luther Turmelle

New Haven Register

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Recent articles by Luther:

Southern CT Gas ends non-contract home repair visits due to pandemic

Consumers who don't pay for a contract are being told by utility officials to call a plumber or an HVAC professional. → Read More

Tentative deal will give Stop & Shop workers retroactive premium pay for working during the pandemic

The tentative agreement between the grocery giant and United Food and Commercial Workers Union calls for premium pay in the form of lump sum payments. → Read More

New residential construction in CT hits 5-year high

Shelton had the largest amount of new housing activity among communities reporting data in August, with 134 units issued permits last month. → Read More

Q&A: CANDACE ADAMS — Managing a sales force in a year of wild market swings

Candace Adams has spent 20 years at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties, Westchester Properties and New York Properties. → Read More

Q&A: CANDACE ADAMS — Managing a sales force in a year of wild market swings

Candace Adams has spent 20 years at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties, Westchester Properties and New York Properties. → Read More

Cheshire school among four in CT to win federal ‘Blue Ribbon’ designation

CHESHIRE - The town's Norton Elementary School is one of four Connecticut schools that have been named 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools, U.S. Department of Education officials announced Thursday. The award is given annually to a group of schools from across the nation that demonstrate overall high achievement or success in closing achievement gaps. In addition to Norton, the three other… → Read More

Wallingford BOE to renew lease for central office operations

The new 5-year lease is for space at 100 South Turnpike Road, near the Toyota Oakdale Theater. → Read More

‘Let’s try this’: Sidewalk dining at restaurants gets a big boost in Wallingford

A vote by the Town Council extends the period that restaurants can offer sidewalk dining, making it two months longer than it had been. → Read More

Connecticut Water asks customers in 5 Shoreline towns to reduce water use

The voluntary water conservation request went out to the utility's customers in Clinton, Guilford, Madison, Old Saybrook and Westbrook. → Read More

Alexion partners with N.J. company on AL amyloidosis drug development project

"In AL amyloidosis, misfolded amyloid proteins can build up in many organs throughout the body, including the heart and kidneys, causing significant damage," an official said. → Read More

Israeli company seeks to buy Oxford power plant owner

Maryland-based Competitive Power Ventures opened the Towantic Energy Center power plant in 2018 in the Woodruff Hill Industrial Park. → Read More

Police: 2 dead, 14 wounded at party in Rochester, New York

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Gunfire at a backyard party killed two people and wounded 14 others early Saturday in Rochester, New York, a city that has been roiled in recent weeks by outrage over the suffocation death of Daniel Prude. As many as 100 people were at the gathering when the shooting started just before 12:30 a.m., Acting Police Chief Mark Simmons told reporters. Police were still trying… → Read More

New Haven Museum reopens; make sure you make a reservation

Registration is through Eventbrite at least 24 hours in advance. → Read More

Feds: CT drug dealer who worked with ‘Rick the Ruler’ gets prison

A court-authorized search of Maurice Tucker's residence revealed 3 semiautomatic pistols, fentanyl, crack cocaine, cocaine, packaging materials and $43,810 in cash, according to federal authorities. → Read More

New Haven-based Biohaven Pharmaceuticals advances additional migraine drugs

The federal Food and Drug Administration has authorized the company to begin Phase I clinical trials of the drug candidate Zavegepant in humans. → Read More

Twisted Sister singer to anti-maskers: Don't use our song

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider took to social media to condemn anti-maskers who went into a Florida Target store blaring the group's hit "We're Not Gonna Take It" while ripping off their masks. In a tweet Wednesday, Snider called the stunt "moronic," and shared a video that was recorded by an upset customer inside the Target at Coral Ridge Mall in Fort Lauderdale.… → Read More

Why you can visit the ‘Witch of Blackbird Pond’ site in October

The book "is the basis for one of the most treasured education programs at WDS and has been read by generations of school children." → Read More

Omni Hotel tells CT Labor Department it’s extending employee furloughs

The hotel was to reopen Sept. 4, according to the Connecticut Lodging Association, but just resumed business Wednesday, the hotel's human resources director said. → Read More

You might want to take a walk with the West Haven Historical Society

Both tours will be limited to 15 people and each person must wear a mask and keep social distancing during the tour, organizers said. → Read More

Student achievements, Sept. 16, 2020

* The John F. Smyth Memorial Scholarships were recently presented by the John Smyth family and the Knights of St. Patrick's in New Haven. This year two $1,000.00 scholarships were awarded. From left are Kieri Mulligan who accepted the scholarship on behalf of her sister Caitlin Mulligan, a student at Coastal Carolina University; John LaFrance, grandson of John Smyth, who presented the awards;… → Read More