Mackenzie Maynard, WTNH News 8

Mackenzie Maynard

WTNH News 8

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Past articles by Mackenzie:

What’s Right With Schools: Platt Technical High School’s precision machining program shapes students for success

David Tuttle is the department head for precision machining technology at Platt Technical High School. He has been at the school for 23 years. → Read More

What’s Right With Schools: Milford’s St. Mary’s School celebrates major milestone

A lot of Catholic schools across our state have had to close their doors or merge together. However, St. Mary’s School is celebrating a major milestone. → Read More

Hartford institution making global impact unveils new name, logo

The Hartford Seminary has been a long-standing institution in Hartford making an impact internationally. → Read More

Bus driver shortage affecting first day of school for Hamden

It’s back to school for many students Monday, but many districts are hitting roadblocks. It’s not just a problem we’ve seen across Connecticut but really, nationwide. → Read More

The importance of enhancing movement in treating disorders like Parkinson’s Disease

Movement disorders like Parkinson's Disease afflict millions of Americans. Central to treatment is enhancing overall wellbeing through movement. → Read More

New technology helps doctors diagnose, treat cardiac issues

Millions of Americans suffer with cardiac issues but a new technology is changing the way doctors can diagnose and treat a variety of issues. → Read More

What’s Right With Schools: Students research ways to solve social injustices

The school encourages the students to focus their topics on social injustices and work to research ways to solve them. McKnight was inspired by his 27-year-old sister when he chose his topic, “I have a sister who can’t hear or talk.” → Read More

Hamden PD: Owner of dog involved in attack wanted

Police in Hamden are looking for the owner of a dog involved in an attack. → Read More

What’s Right With Schools: Berlin high school grows tomato plants, hosts plant sale to help local community

Chris Wisniewski is a biology teacher at Berlin High School. This is his second year at the school and he took on a new class, “I had the opportunity to teach horticulture and I love plants so I jumped at it.” → Read More

New Haven firefighters respond to working fire on Valley Street

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven firefighters have been called to a working fire at a home on the 100 block of Valley Street early Wednesday morning. Officials said one person was trapped, who has since been rescued. There is no word on any injuries or on the cause of the fire at this time. News 8 has a crew on the way to the scene and will update this story as more information comes in. → Read More

‘Shot and Slice’: New Haven, FEMA holding COVID vaccine clinic on Green with pizza

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The City of New Haven and FEMA is holding a COVID vaccine event on the Green Wednesday. It’s a free clinic happening from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and no appointment is needed. It’s open to everyone — not just New Haven residents. The Pfizer vaccine and the Johnson & […] → Read More

First lady Jill Biden, new Education Secretary Miguel Cardona tour elementary school in Meriden

It's a moment of pride for Connecticut's Miguel Cardona, the newly minted U.S. Education Secretary returned to his hometown of Meriden Wednesday. He was joined by first lady Dr. Jill Biden for a tour of Benjamin Franklin School. → Read More

State PD identify UPS driver killed on-the-job in Watertown; suspect in custody, identified as coworker

Connecticut State Police are investigating a homicide on Route 8 North near Exit 37 in Watertown. → Read More

Dr. Miguel Cardona: Journey from CT educator to Biden Secretary of Education pick

An exciting moment for the State of Connecticut and especially our public schools. Dr. Miguel Cardona, the state education commissioner for a little over a year, has been nominated by President-Elect Joe Biden to the role of Education Secretary, according to the Associated Press. → Read More

State leaders raise awareness on addiction as overdoses continue to rise amid pandemic

While we continue to make our way through the pandemic, we can’t forget about the other epidemic we are facing and that’s the opioid epidemic. → Read More

Greater Hartford Harm Reduction Coalition Inc. uses Concert For Recovery grant to help people with opioid addiction

The Greater Hartford Harm Reduction Coalition Inc., winners of a $30,000 grant from Concert for Recovery, is using the money to help their community. → Read More

Simsbury chef creates greenhouse to keep diners ‘outside’ amid pandemic

As Connecticut sees a rise in COVID-19 cases and scales back to Phase 2.1, restaurant owners are trying to be as innovative as possible with the winter months ahead. → Read More

What’s Right with Schools: Educators Rising program encourages students to become teachers

Educators Rising is a program recently rolled out in school districts across the state. It encourages students to become teachers. In this week's What's Right With Schools, we take a look at how Platt High School in Meriden is implementing this program to help students take those first steps toward a career in education. → Read More

One firefighter injured in condo complex blaze in East Haven

Fire crews in East Haven are battling a blaze at a condo complex Wednesday night. → Read More

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on the New Haven Green

It's just about time for the holidays, and while they might be a few weeks away, New Haven's Christmas tree has been put up on the green. → Read More