No Bomb Found At East Hartford School After Threat

EAST HARTFORD — The Connecticut River Academy was locked down and evacuated Thursday because of a bomb threat. Students were back in the high school by early afternoon, and no bomb was found, police said. Someone at the school found a threatening note and alerted police about 10:40 a.m., said Sgt. James McElroy. Members of […]

Man Charged In Threat That Prompted Lockdowns At Granby Schools

GRANBY — An 18-year-old Hartford man faces threatening and breach of peace charges after a threatening post on a social media site prompted officials in Granby to lock down the high school and middle school. Darien Beasley of 94 Charlotte St. was held in lieu of $1,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned Friday […]

Police: Officer Interrupt Rape, Suspect Slashes Himself In East Windsor

EAST WINDSOR — Police are working to obtain an arrest warrant for a man they say is responsible for a brutal sexual assault early Thursday at a Thompson Road business. Police said they received a 911 call at 2:57 a.m. from a woman. They initially believed the woman was in medical distress, but then realized […]

A Look At College Hockey Tournaments Involving State Schools

The UConn women’s hockey team made two recent trips to Orono, Maine, and found its groove. The Huskies had just one victory in their previous nine games before a 2-1 victory over Maine Feb. 21. Captain Sarah MacDonnell scored with six-tenths of a second remaining in overtime. The Huskies won 6-2 the next day, setting […]

St. Peter’s Dominates Fairfield

ALBANY, N.Y. — Quadir Welton had 13 points and seven rebounds, and No. 7 seed Saint Peter’s limited 10th-seeded Fairfield to just seven first-half points en route to a 63-33 win in the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament on Thursday night. Trevis Wyche scored 12 for St. Peter’s (15-17), which will play No. 2 seed Rider […]

Cardinal Egan, Former Bridgeport Bishop, Dies At 82

NEW YORK — Cardinal Edward Egan, the former archbishop of New York who oversaw a broad and sometimes unpopular financial overhaul of the archdiocese and played a prominent role in the city after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, died Thursday. He was 82. Egan, who retired in 2009 after nine years as archbishop, died of […]

Police: Satellite TV Installer Raped West Hartford Woman

WEST HARTFORD — A satellite television installer accused of raping a woman after doing work at her home was ordered held on $750,000 bail after his arraignment Thursday in Superior Court in Hartford. Rashford Gordon, 38, of Larensen Ridge in Bloomfield, was charged Wednesday night with first-degree sexual assault and second-degree unlawful restraint. Officers called […]

Local Animal Activists ‘Thrilled’ By Ringling Bros. Decision

The news that the Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey Circus will be phasing out the use of elephants in its traveling circus was seen as a huge victory Thursday by animal rights activists in Connecticut. “We’re just really, really thrilled,” said Amy Harrell, president of the non-profit group Connecticut Votes for Animals. “This is such […]

James Scores 27 On Milestone Night, Cavs Cruise Past Celtics

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 27 points to move into 21st place on the NBA’s career list, and the Cleveland Cavaliers cruised to a 110-79 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night. James, who has 24,508 career points, moved past Ray Allen with a layup in the third quarter. He was pulled with […]

Eversource Chief Thomas May Paid $19 Million In 2014

Thomas J. May, the president and chief executive of Eversource Energy, made $19 million last year, the company said in regulatory filings. It amounts to a large increase from the executive’s take-home pay in 2013, when he took home $11.8 million. The company formerly known as Northeast Utilities and now doing business as Eversource Energy […]

Bill Offers Workers’ Comp Coverage For Home Health Aides

HARTFORD — Personal care aides paid through Medicaid and hired directly by clients won their first union contract in 2014, with roughly 50-cent raises. But even now making more than $12 an hour, the cap on their work hours – 25.75 weekly – keeps many needing food stamps and other government support to get by. […]

Home-Schooling Parents Bristle At Sandy Hook Policy Recommendations

HARTFORD — Home-schooling parents are revolting against recommendations that children with disabilities being taught at home have a special education plan that would need the approval of the local school district. The proposal was included in a report by a panel of experts charged with crafting public policy in response to the 2012 school shootings […]

Yale: Officer Who Pulled Gun On Student Complied With Rules

NEW HAVEN — The Yale University police officer who pulled his weapon while mistakenly detaining a Yale student during a burglary investigation in late January complied with department policy, according to an internal investigation released Tuesday by campus police. A statement from Yale said the investigation found that the officer, who was responding to a […]

Proposed Bill Would Ban Out-Of-School Suspensions For Kids Under Eight

A children’s advocacy group is promoting legislation that would ban out-of-school suspensions for children under eight. Martha Stone, executive director of the Center for Children’s Advocacy and her colleagues, presented their proposal to a State Board of Education committee on Wednesday morning. A few hours later, the State Department of Education released a report that […]

Girl Scouts To Celebrate Program’s 103 r d Birthday In Enfield Saturday

ENFIELD – Girl Scouts from across the state will meet in town Saturday to celebrate Girl Scouts of America’s 103rd birthday. lRelated EnfieldGirl Scouts In ConnecticutSee all related The annual Mall Madness day at Enfield Square Mall includes free cupcakes, features projects current Girl Scouts have been working on and a fashion show around this […]