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Portland, Connecticut is located in Middlesex County. Zip codes in Portland, CT include 06480. The median home price in Portland is $249,900 which is roughly $143/per square foot. More Portland information.

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17 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant

Tractor Trailer Crashes, Dumps Lumber In Route 2 Median

A tractor trailer crashed on Route 2 during Tuesday's morning commute, dumping about 80,000 pounds of lumber into the center median, state police said.

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21 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant

China's Porn Crackdown

China will crack down on smartphone apps featuring pornography and obscene content, the government said Tuesday, the latest move in an official campaign to "clean the Internet."

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21 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant

Malaysian Plane

A train carrying the remains of victims of a Malaysian plane downed over rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine arrived in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv, a Reuters witness said on Tuesday.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Hartford Courant

Reader Submitted: Black Hawk And The Community Program Collects Toys, Books, Diapers

The Black Hawk of Niantic has once again had two very successful fireworks cruises to benefit the local community as part of the Black Hawk and the Community program.

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The Hartford Courant

Vernon Police Investigate Weekend Stabbing

A 24-year old Vernon man was stabbed in the abdomen at the Vernon Pines apartments on Regan Street early Sunday morning.

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The Hartford Courant

Meriden Fire Displaces More Than A Dozen People

The American Red Cross is helping 11 people - six adults and five children in three families - with emergency housing, according to Red Cross spokesman Paul D. Shipman.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Hartford Courant

Reader Submitted: 'Zip On' New Britain Parks And Rec

Teen Leaders in Training from New Britain Parks and Recreation traveled to Middletown on Thursday for a unique and amazing adventure.

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The Hartford Courant

Florida boy, 4, mauled to death by pit bulls, officials say

A 4-year-old Florida boy was mauled to death by two pit bulls at his uncle's home, said authorities on Sunday, who suggested the child may have let the dogs out of their cage to play with them.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Hartford Courant

Schimmel Leads East To 125-124 OT Victory In WNBA All-Star Game

Atlanta point guard Shoni Schimmel scored 29 points and had eight assists and Indiana center Tamika Catchings made a driving layup with six seconds remaining to lead the East to a 125-124 overtime victory against the West in the WNBA All-Star Game Saturday at US Airways Center.

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The Hartford Courant

Early Morning Fire In South Windsor

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Hartford Courant

Ham Radio Crucial In Disasters, FEMA Chief Says

Even in the age of smart phones and iPads, ham radio is indispensible in a disaster, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency says.

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The Hartford Courant

Reader Submitted: Middlesex Hospital Named 'Most Wired' Hospital for Third Time

Middlesex Hospital has been recognized for the third time as one of the nation's Most Wired, according to the results of the 2014 Most Wired Survey, released in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Hartford Courant

DEEP: Man Charged With DUI Attempting To Pick Up Son In State Forest

A local man was charged with driving under the influence while attempting to pick up his son and his friends after they were stopped by officers in the Naugatuck State Forest, officials said.

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The Hartford Courant

Man Charged In Connection With Farmington Crash That Killed 2 Women

An 86-year-old man is facing charges in connection with an October 2013 crash that killed his wife and a 27-year-old pregnant woman, police said.

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The Hartford Courant

Bridgeport Gets New Train Station, Westport Gets Renovated Pavilion

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy visited Bridgeport for the second time in twenty-four hours on Wednesday to announce that the state will approve $2.75 million for the design phase of a new train station on Barnum Street.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

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Democratic state Senate candidate Bjornberg qualifies for public financing

Democratic State Senate Candidate Emily Bjornberg of Lyme announced Thursday that her campaign has qualified for public financing in compliance with Connecticut's clean elections initiative, the Citizens' Election Program.

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The Hartford Courant

Police: Second Person Arrested In Manchester Child Abuse Case

Police said a local man who severely beat his 10-year-old son and then kept the boy out of school for a week to conceal the injuries turned himself in Wednesday.

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The Hartford Courant

After Teacher's Death, School Looks At Traffic Safety

Months after a teacher was fatally struck by a parent's vehicle in front of RHAM Middle School, the school district is looking to conduct a safety study on the campus and attorneys for the teacher's estate are keeping their options open.

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The Hartford Courant

Reader Submitted: Dungeons, Dragons & Duct Tape

Calling all 4th through 9th grade students! Durham Middlefield Youth and Family Services is excited to offer a very creative, imaginative program in August.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Hartford Courant

Witness In Murder Trial Says She Doesn't Remember Who Pulled Trigger

Shortly after a 29-year-old man was fatally shot outside a Park Street club in 2011, Angela Vega identified the shooter as Andre Gill, a city detective testified Monday in Superior Court.

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