Linda Tuccio-Koonz, The News-Times

Linda Tuccio-Koonz

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Danbury, CT, United States

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Recent articles by Linda:

From coming out and ghosts to bucket-list dreams, CT LGBTQ Film Festival goes mostly virtual

From dramas to comedy, there's a wide range of offerings, including a rom-com that manages to mix dating tips with a ghost story. → Read More

1 officer indicted in Breonna Taylor case; not for her death

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky grand jury on Wednesday indicted a single former police officer for shooting into neighboring apartments but did not move forward with charges against any officers for their role in Breonna Taylor's death. → Read More

New Haven, Hartford artists to be seen on Kennedy Center streaming series Sept. 28

International Festival of Arts & Ideas, Autorino Center team up to showcase New Haven and Hartford artists in Kennedy Center weekday series online. → Read More

Registrars of Voters office open to complete preliminary voter list

Registrars will be in session Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Registrars of Voters office, Parsons Municipal Office, 70 West River Street, Milford, to complete the preliminary voter list. For more information, visit . → Read More

Grand jury indicts 1 police officer in Breonna Taylor death

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A grand jury has indicted one officer on criminal charges six months after Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in Kentucky. The jury presented its decision against fired officer Brett Hankison Wednesday to a judge in Louisville, where the shooting took place. Taylor was shot multiple times by officers who burst into her home on March 13 during a narcotics… → Read More

Premier League games to start earlier to help pub-going fans

LONDON (AP) - The Premier League has pushed forward the starting times of its midweek games to ensure pub-going fans in England don't miss the final minutes of matches amid ramped-up coronavirus restrictions in the country. The British government has announced that pubs must close at the earlier time of 10 p.m. in England in an effort to curb the spread of the virus. That would mean soccer fans… → Read More

Grand jury to present report in Breonna Taylor's death

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A grand jury in Kentucky was scheduled to announce Wednesday whether or not to charge police officers in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, whose killing six months ago helped spark protests across the country. The news on whether charges will be filed against Louisville police officers involved in the deadly shooting has been long awaited by many in the city and around… → Read More

Mullett kicks off Wall Street Theater’s ‘Drive-In Concert Series’ at SoNo Collection mall in Norwalk

Mullett and Badboy, from Connecticut, plus The Breakers and Back in Black, from Massachusetts, will perform in The Wall Street Theater's "Drive-In Rooftop Concert Series." → Read More

Greater Bridgeport Symphony performs first live concert since quarantine

"The audience has been waiting for this music since last December; that's the last time they saw us," says the group's executive director. → Read More

Day trips that bring you face-to-face with whales, wine and African-American art

From Mystic Aquarium to Hawk Ridge Winery and Katonah Museum of Art, here's three great suggestions for memorable day trips. → Read More

Broadway’s Kelli O’Hara hosts virtual showcase of talented CT teens

Jenny Nelson: "Friday Night 'THRIVE' live is a celebration of our young artists and the work they created during their three weeks at camp." → Read More

Ridgefield’s Lounsbury House hosts Ives Fest outdoor concert

This concert is "a great place to start as we begin the process of getting live music going again," Paul Frucht said. → Read More

Moby’s new music and video warn of crisis in rainforests

Moby, who grew up in Connecticut, is reminding us our planet cannot survive without its rainforests. → Read More

New England Chowdafest brings back ‘A Clambake to Go’

Talk about a complete meal, this "Clambake to Go" event includes everything from lobster to corn on the cob. You even get to keep the pot. → Read More

SwingSet to play live concert outside the JCC in Sherman

SwingSet is a new trio known for its swing, jazz and bossa standards. The group will perform in Sherman Saturday, with special guest Niles Spaulding. → Read More

Here’s why you should check out your local farmers market

Farmers markets feature fresh fruits and veggies, plus unique local products. Sometimes there's bread and cheese, or even soap and homemade dog treats. → Read More

Five CT attractions you can visit right now

The summer’s pleasant temperatures are finally here, making it perfect for an outing or... → Read More

Five places you can visit right now

From Mark Twain's House to the New England Air Museum and the Glass House in New Canaan, here's some ideas for day trips. → Read More

Scarlett Lewis: ‘CELEBRATE Choose Love’ promotes kindness, positivity

"CELEBRATE Choose Love" organizers say the virtual event will be a day of fun, music, laughter and learning, aimed at creating a more peaceful world. → Read More

Hartford City Council reduces, reorganizes police department budget

The decision will reduce or reallocate 6 percent of the police budget compared with last year → Read More