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Past articles by Megan:

Interactive map shows the stops police say UConn senior Peter Manfredonia made from Willington to Maryland

Peter Manfredonia, who police say hacked one man to death and killed another with a bullet to the head, was captured at gunpoint Wednesday night near a Maryland truck stop. Here are the stops police say the UConn senior from Newtown made along the way. → Read More

The 9 Connecticut towns people are actually moving to, according to census estimates

These are the nine Connecticut towns and cities that actually saw an increase in population between 2018 and 2019. → Read More

Some coronavirus restrictions will be lifted in Connecticut on Wednesday. Here’s everything you need to know

Connecticut is beginning to lift some restrictions that were put on businesses this March to help slow the spread of coronavirus. Here's what you need to know about the partial reopening. → Read More

The additional $600 unemployment benefit will start in Connecticut Monday. Here’s what you need to know

The Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, which adds $600 to weekly state benefit payments is on schedule to begin Monday, April 27, Connecticut labor officials said Thursday. → Read More

Coronavirus in Connecticut: Answers to frequently asked reader questions

We have been getting a lot of questions from readers about everything from coronavirus symptoms to financial assistance for employees in Connecticut who have been laid off. Here are some answers. → Read More

7 new laws that will impact Connecticut’s schools, from required courses to safety measures

From new curriculum requirements to safety programs, a number of changes are coming to Connecticut’s public schools in the next few years. → Read More

‘Game of Thrones’ star Kit Harington visits Connecticut bookstore while on vacation

Hours before the ‘Game of Thrones’ series finale Sunday night, Kit Harington was shopping for books in Connecticut. → Read More

These are the top 10 public high schools in Connecticut, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest ranking

U.S. News & World Report released its annual ranking of the nation’s best high schools Tuesday and 206 Connecticut schools have made the list. → Read More

How much snow fell in your neighborhood? Check the snow totals from Connecticut's first storm of the season

The first snowstorm of the season dropped more than a half-foot of snow in parts of Connecticut Thursday evening, crippling roads and prompting hundreds of school delays and closures. → Read More

Everything You Need To Know Before Heading To The Polls In Connecticut On Election Day

Connecticut voters will head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 6 to cast their ballots in a high-stakes election that features critical races for governor, U.S. senator and the entire state legislature. → Read More

Jon Lovett Takes Jab At Conn. Pizza And One State Official Won't Stand For It

A state official is defending Connecticut’s honor in the great pizza debate after former Obama speech writer Jon Lovett had some harsh words about the state’s pies on Twitter. → Read More

Rooftop Bars to Check Out in New York City This Summer

The most exciting time of the year is upon us. That's right, it's rooftop season. → Read More

These Are the Healthiest Communities in New Jersey, New Ranking Says

U.S News & World Report has partnered with Aetna to rank the nation's 500 healthiest communities on a county level. → Read More

These Are the 16 Healthiest Communities in New York, New Ranking Says

U.S News & World Report has partnered with Aetna to rank the nation's 500 healthiest communities on a county level. → Read More

Sibling Highlights List of 10 Extremely Weird Things Riders Left in Ubers Last Year

Uber has released its second annual Lost and Found Index, and it's not all phones and keys → Read More

The Hourly Wage Needed to Rent in America's 10 Priciest States

You can't afford a two-bedroom rental anywhere in the U.S. if you earn minimum wage -- even if you work full-time. → Read More

National Margarita Day: The 5 Best Places to Go for Margaritas in NYC

Foursquare has put out a list of New York City's best places to get margaritas. → Read More

National Pizza Day: 46 Local Pizzas Named Among the 101 Best in America

There's no better place to celebrate National Pizza Day than in the tri-state. → Read More

A Comprehensive List of the Best Foods in New York City, According to a New Ranking

It's no secret that New York City is home to some of the best food in the nation, but which dishes and restaurants stand out as the best of the best? → Read More

6 New York-Area Chicken Wings Make List of Nation's Best

Considering the Buffalo wing was created in New York, it should come as no surprise that the Empire State is home to some of the best wings in the country. → Read More