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Connecticut Democrat Jim Himes, ranking member of the NSA and Cybersecurity Subcommittee of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, had harsh words for President Trump in an MSNBC appearance Monday, in which he strongly criticized any efforts by the president to fire deputy attorney ge... [Read More]
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Looking for something that is sure to have your next party raving? Check out Louise's mobile station! [Read More]
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A registered sex offender was arrested Sunday in the 2014 stabbing death of a woman -- days after he walked into a Connecticut police station and confessed to the murder, police said. [Read More]
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Yale Law School students protested Monday in Washington and Connecticut, opposing the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. More than 100 students traveled Monday to Washington to protest at the Supreme Court and to meet with senators, while others staged a sit-in at the law school. In Washington, students held umbrellas and signs aloft outside the Supreme Court in the rain, while on campus in New Haven, they filled the hallway of the law school. More than 30 professors canceled classes Monday. On Friday, most faculty members signed a letter urging the Senate Judiciary Committee to... [Read More]
A 15-year-old has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting in Waterbury last week. [Read More]
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Clearview Capital is planning to make its first investment from its new $550 million fund either later this year or in early 2019, according to executives of the Stamford-based private equity firm. Forty institutional investors provided 95 percent of the capital commitments for Fund IV, while 42 individual investors accounted for the balance of the contributions. The fund's size surpasses by about 70 percent the $325 million Fund III that was raised in 2013. With the fourth fund, Clearview intends to invest in firms with adjusted annual earnings between $4 million and $20 million and equity... [Read More]
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A hazmat investigation is underway at the senior center in Madison on Monday afternoon. [Read More]
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Hoping to mend a deepening rift, the town manager and the superintendent of schools have put forward a compromise proposal they hope will finally win approval of the town budget after three defeats. The $14.9 million town (or general government) budget went down to a stinging defeat Wednesday by a vote of 1,085 to 613. In the original vote, the town budget lost by four votes, and then 170 in the second referendum. The budget funds the town government as well as the police and public works department. By contrast, the $30 million education... [Read More]
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Adjacent to the newly opened Bourbon Raw Kentucky Kitchen & Raw Bar at 80 Washington St. in South Norwalk, work is nearing completion for Cantiki Taco Deck, which will offer tropical-themed dishes and drinks, with the two establishments replacing the former SoNo location of Johnny Utah's and Killer B Burger. Up the street, Pokemoto has opened at 133 Washington St. serving Hawaiian poke made from sushi-grade seafood and other ingredients. [Read More]
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Mobile carriers such as AT&T and Verizon are in a race to build brand-new data networks that can deliver ultra-fast downloads and support a fresh generation of smart, internet-connected devices. But a battle is brewing over how much the companies should pay for access to public utility poles and other rights-of-way, as federal regulators get ready to vote on the issue this week. The proposal by the Federal Communications Commission would establish new limits on the use fees that cities and towns can charge wireless carriers as the companies set up their new, 5G data networks. And it would... [Read More]
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Back in 2006, as Glenstone, a private art museum in the Maryland suburbs of the District of Columbia, was preparing to open its first exhibition hall, curator Emily Wei went to Mitchell Rales, her billionaire boyfriend and the guy footing the bill, with a proposal: She wanted him to actually explain his vision for the museum to the press. "He's like, 'You don't understand, do you? I haven't given an interview since 1984. I'm not going to start now,' " Emily, now 42, recalls. "So we had this fight because we didn't know each other that well." "It wasn't... [Read More]
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Setting up your own business isn't easy, but for the last five years Kerry and Jay Tolisano have provided space for those in the beauty industry to do just that. The couple opened their third My Salon Suite franchise in Shelton this summer at 389 Bridgeport Ave., bringing 27 fully-equipped salon spaces to stylists and aspiring entrepreneurs looking to get their brands off the ground. The Shelton co-working space location joins franchises in Fairfield and Stamford, which the Tolisanos manage. "It's been a very successful venture not only for us, but also for our members," said... [Read More]
A local man is facing narcotics charges after police served a search warrant on his home. Detectives from the Statewide Narcotics Northwest Office, along with members of the Winchester Police Department, executed a search warrant at 40 Birdsall St. on Thursday, Police Chief Willam Fitzgerald said in a release. During the search, detectives found approximately one ounce of crack cocaine packaged for sale, scales and packaging material, police said. A man who lives at the home was arrested for multiple narcotic violations, but police did not release his name or age on Monday. The investigation is continuing,... [Read More]
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larger than entire countries such as Canada and Uruguay, combined. The current trends that are expanding east and internationally, like chic edibles and instantly potent vaporizer pen kits, all started on the left coast.  Here are the three west coast trends influencing the cannabis world today. Related: California Unleashes a Massive Market for Legal Cannabis 1. [Read More]
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The Arthur Murray Dance Studio in downtown Danbury is more than just a place to learn the foxtrot, waltz, salsa and tango. Although the traditional ballroom and Latin dances remain a major part of the business, new owner Andy Cabell has expanded the offerings to include team-building and health-and-wellness programs for employees, and dance lessons for kids such as ballet, creative movement and hip-hop. "I'm trying to branch out in different directions," he said. "No matter what you do, it's always a workout and it's way more fun than a gym. You use muscles you never knew... [Read More]
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Tracy Morgan nearly died in a 2014 crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, but thankfully he's getting around quite well these days, even changing up his look. The actor/comedian recently donned a blonde wig to portray a new character, LaDonald Trump, on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" He looked pretty funny, too, and of course that was part of the point. Morgan, also known for creating such characters as Astronaut Jones, from "Saturday Night Live," loves to make people laugh. He'll bring his stand-up show to Mohegan Sun's Uncas Ballroom on Saturday, Oct. 6, and Stamford's Palace Theatre on Friday,... [Read More]
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East Windsor's 250th anniversary celebration ended Saturday with a parade through the Broad Brook section of town. [Read More]
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The 250th East Windsor anniversary parade moves down Main Street in Broad Brook, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in East Windsor. [Read More]
Cameron Lilley 2 1/2, of Simsbury, found the lollipop supply to be tossed to parade goers while dressed in a period costume on the float for Harrington Stables in Broad... [Read More]
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Dave Loda of Bolton, rides his horse Huckleberry as he plays the part of American Revolutionary Lt. David Humphreys, a friend of Nathan Hale, warning about the British, as the... [Read More]
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