Cassandra Day, The Middletown Press

Cassandra Day

The Middletown Press

Middletown, CT, United States

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Recent articles by Cassandra:

After winning suit, Root Center opioid treatment clinic to break ground in Middletown

The Manchester-based substance abuse and mental health agency won a lawsuit against the city, arguing that CT zoning voting counts superseded Middletown's. → Read More

Middletown’s $8 million pool complex splash pad to be free, accessible to all

The facility, which rose some 200 percent in price due to pandemic-related issues, is slated to open to the public in mid-June. → Read More

Creativity abounds at Jessica's Kitchen Middletown bakery, where elaborate desserts take center stage

Jessica Hall creates custom-designed celebratory cakes, uniquely flavored cupcakes, and chocolate cookies from a recipe that hasn't changed since she was 8. → Read More

Middletown food pantry revamps grocery area for a market-like experience

Amazing Grace has an array of fresh produce, frozen items, and shelves with signs indicating to clients the healthiest food choices. → Read More

Friends, loved ones share stories of late CT lawmaker 'Q' Williams to be collected into book is gathering anecdotes from loved ones and friends mourning the loss of Middletown's late state representative. → Read More

Middletown garage to add 600 more spaces to accommodate increased development downtown

Parking is badly needed in the Main Street area, Mayor Florsheim said, including for massive redevelopment project near CT River in the coming years. → Read More

CT's iconic Arrigoni Bridge from Middletown to Portland featured on new USPS stamp

It depicts the 85-year-old, 1,200-foot-long structure from the Portland side close to sunset. → Read More

New hand-churned ice cream shop on the way next door to NoRA Cupcake in Middletown

The collaboration between the co-owner of Eli Cannon's Tap Room and soon-to-open Tate's on the CT River will craft flavors reminiscent of NoRA Cupcake Co. → Read More

CT developer continues $15M construction to transform historic Middletown buildings into housing, dining, more

The downtown project to bring in Latin-style restaurant, wine bar, 22 apartments, multiple retail spaces, rooftop bar and more. → Read More

Middletown to rework some downtown parking spaces, requiring motorists to back in

The move will make it much safer for motorists and bikers in a very busy section of Main Street leading to the Arrigoni Bridge and Route 9, officials say. → Read More

Middletown's South Fire District to offer free, lifesaving CPR, AED training

People will learn the skills necessary to sustain someone in cardiac arrest until paramedics arrive. → Read More

Middletown Democrats nominate Middlesex Health clinician to run for late CT lawmaker's seat

The seat became vacant following the death of Middletown legislator Quentin "Q" Williams, who was killed Jan. 5 during a wrong-way crash in Cromwell. → Read More

Middletown library staff member Carol Schulz, 'community linchpin,' dies at 75

The late Carol Schulz's friend says she was a woman 'without pretense … She was quiet and never a self-promoter, even though there was plenty to promote.' → Read More

2 charged in connection with large fight at Middletown High School game, more arrests expected, cops say

There are warrants pending in Middlesex Superior Court, according to Police Chief Erik Costa, but he couldn't say how many. → Read More

Haddam artist's reclaimed wood furniture enlivens empty Middletown storefront

Work by Haddam artist Ted Esselstyn, who runs City Bench, is the latest vacant storefront project from the Downtown Business District. → Read More

Middletown schools: Police preparing for arrests after large fight at high school game

The incident Tuesday at the end of the varsity boys basketball game between Middletown and Weaver involved more than 50 students and adults, police chief said. → Read More

28-year Middletown firefighter, South Pacific WWII veteran John Cyrulik dies at 104

The centenarian's life spanned from a time when the city had dirt streets and horse-and-buggies to modern-day technology. → Read More

Rogis on Main brings homemade Polish food to downtown Middletown's 'restaurant row'

'The flavor of my childhood': Michael Kecki and his mother use traditional recipes to make New Britain-inspired, fresh pierogis. → Read More

Middletown GOP taps former councilwoman to run for Williams' House seat

If Republican Deborah Kleckowski wins the special election, she'd advocate against rising taxes, promote affordable housing, and help older residents, she said. → Read More

Violent crimes decline in Middletown as police chief calls crisis intervention a 'game changer'

Also in 2021-22, the city reported a rise in domestic violence, burglaries and property thefts, according to Police Chief Erik Costa. → Read More