Ben Lambert, Register Citizen

Ben Lambert

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Torrington, CT, United States

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Recent articles by Ben:

Blumenthal: Metro-North needs funds to run more trains, so we can social distance

Blumenthal said the money would help Metro-North offset losses and encourage trains to be put back on the tracks so riders can be safe. → Read More

New Haven mayor, police chief ‘to address the growing violent crime’; 2 killed overnight

The number of New Haven residents killed in homicides this year now stands at 11; the number of shooting victims is at 56. → Read More

Sister of missing East Haven mom: ‘We’re really worried’

Capt. Joseph Murgo said investigators "believe foul play to be a factor" in the disappearance of Lizzbeth Aleman-Popoco, 27. → Read More

New Haven seeks to dismiss Columbus statue suit, claims Italian-American group has no standing

"(T)here is no judicially recognized right to recover for loss of pride or of the opportunity to be reminded of one's heritage," the motion says. → Read More

West Haven, Naugatuck lawmakers call for public survey ahead of school reopening

The letter requests that the Department of Education issue guidance concerning providing special education students with instruction from age 21 to 22, as was recently required by a ruling in federal court ruling. → Read More

New Haven police identify man shot and killed Friday

Ricky Newton, 36, was wounded on Rosette Street Friday afternoon, police said. He later died of his injuries. → Read More

Report: Torrington man killed in Route 8 crash

Matthew Delekta died from injuries sustained in a Friday afternoon crash, according to a report. → Read More

Silver Alert issued for 6-year-old reported missing from West Haven

WEST HAVEN - A Silver Alert was issued Tuesday night for a 6-year-old boy reported missing from West Haven. Michael King, 6, is a Black youth with brown eyes and black hair, authorities said in the alert. He was reported missing Monday, authorities said. Authorities said he is believed to be with his mother, Shannon King, who may be driving a Black Mitsubishi SUV with New Jersey plate number… → Read More

East Haven prohibits swimming at beaches after millions of gallons of sewage spill into Mill River

In a message to residents, Mayor Joseph Carfora said he was "forced" to close town beaches to swimming, recreational shell fishing and fishing for "several days or at least until the water is deemed safe by local health officials." → Read More

Silver Alert issued for 87-year-old man missing from Wallingford

Jack Sundberg was last seen wearing gray sweatpants and a blue sweatshirt featuring Pompano Beach, authorities said. → Read More

Looney, Duff ‘decry’ Stop & Shop ending coronavirus pay increases

Stop & Shop previously provided 10 percent raises to employees across the Northeast, describing it as "appreciation pay" for their service during the pandemic. The company ended the program July 4 . → Read More

Report: Torrington woman retains Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest crown

Miki Sudo won the contest for the seventh time Saturday, according to a report. → Read More

Five Points Arts Center to launch on former UConn-Torrington campus

TORRINGTON - Officials will hold a press conference this coming Tuesday to celebrate the launch of the Five Points Arts Center on the former UConn Torrington campus. The agrement for the city and Five Points Gallery to purchase the former college campus, which was closed in April 2016 , as part of a public-private partnership was completed June 30, according to city officials. With the sale,… → Read More

Several state parks closed after reaching capacity

Parks across Connecticut have been closed on this 4th of July, according to state officials. → Read More

Petition to maintain name of Wooster Square signed by nearly 3,000

The petition cites the Italian-American history of the neighborhood as rationale to maintain the name. Others have called for a change to honor William Lanson , a Black engineer and developer who helped shape the modern Wooster Square. → Read More

Torrington plans to reconstruct 3.6 miles of roadway

Work is expected on Sawmill Hill, Town Farm and Brook roads, among others, officials said. → Read More

Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology striving to raise $5 million to benefit Black-owned New Haven businesses

NEW HAVEN - The Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology announced plans to raise money for an "economic justice fund" to support Black-owned businesses in New Haven. Officials, coming off a previous effort to raise $600,000 to benefit establishments in Newhallville, said they would strive to raise $5 million to stock the fund. "Given the state of the nation's current moment of racial unrest… → Read More

Torrington man killed in Tuesday night ATV crash

Paul Ledda, 32, died from injuries sustained in the crash, according to city police. → Read More

New Haven-based nonprofit to launch two socially distanced farmers markets

The first market will begin July 5 at Edgewood Park, according to CitySeed. → Read More

Coronavirus-related hospitalizations decline in CT

As of 10 a.m. Saturday, there were 106 patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Connecticut, down 21 from the day prior. → Read More