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Past articles by Rick:

CDC moves Tolland County into 'high' transmission category

Only one of Connecticut's eight counties remains in 'substantial transmission' category. → Read More

CDC moves Tolland County into 'high' transmission category

Only one of Connecticut's eight counties remains in 'substantial transmission' category. → Read More

Carousel at Bushnell Park in Hartford to reopen on weekends

According to the Bushnell Park Foundation, the carousel has been closed for the pandemic due to ownership issues. → Read More

Connecticut lawmakers react to suicide attacks in Afghanistan airport

Connecticut Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy tweeted about the deadly bombings expressing their grief with the families of those killed. → Read More

More arrests announced in Middletown deadly shooting

Police say the victim was shot and killed on May 16. A teenager was also injured in the shooting. → Read More

Richard Dabate murder trial delayed again as judge orders jury to be re-selected

A judge ordered the jury for the trial to be re-selected due to it being selected 18 months ago. → Read More

Southington man arrested in connection with Capitol shooting incident

Floyd Gollnick was arrested earlier in the year in connection to a shooting spree in Southington and Bristol. → Read More

Disney Stores in Connecticut set to close on September 15

According to the Disney website, the only stores that were left were in West Hartford and Danbury. → Read More

Person struck and killed by a car in Harwinton: Police

Police say the road is closed at Delay Road to Hayden Road. → Read More

Man killed in Meriden shooting

A man was found shot behind an address on West Main Street early Sunday morning. → Read More

Bethel first responders rescue kitten stuck in storm drain

Fire officials say it took some "Yankee ingenuity and strong teamwork" to rescue the animal. → Read More

New Haven Yale Health begins to schedule 3rd COVID-19 booster shots

The third shot recommendation does not include those who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. → Read More

Ryan Fazio wins special election for Greenwich state Senate seat

Fazio is replacing former Senator Alex Kasser who resigned in June. → Read More

Connecticut's earned income tax credit increased to 30.5%

The tax increase was part of the state's budget that was passed earlier this year. The increase is from 23%. → Read More

CT DPH, hospitals working to establish COVID-19 third dose guidelines

The CDC announced recently that a third dose is recommended for those who are immunocompromised. → Read More

Hartford Athletic will require fans, stadium personnel to wear masks inside

The club said the decision is in accordance with Hartford's mask mandate. → Read More

Acid spill closes roads in Meriden

DEEP says several homes nearby have been advised to shelter in place or evacuate. → Read More

Middlesex County listed as area of 'high' transmission for COVID-19 by CDC

Middlesex joins New Haven, New London, Hartford Counties as areas of high community transmission for COVID-19. → Read More

Police responded to reported shots fired at Danbury Fair Mall

Officials have not said if anyone was injured and are asking the public to avoid the area. → Read More

Middletown requiring town employees to get weekly COVID-19 tests if unvaccinated

Mayor Ben Florsheim made the announcement Wednesday evening. → Read More