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  1. Northwest Connecticut Struggles To Gain Broadband AccessRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 4 | The Hartford Courant

    Connecticut's Litchfield hills, which boast premier antique shops, vineyards and 18th century inns, also feature cellphone dead zones and super-slow Internet service that infuriate residents and frustrate businesses. Telecommunications companies say hilly terrain and dense woods are to blame and angry residents accuse the companies of refusing to wire the region because the investment doesn't pay in sparsely populated areas.


  2. Watching Autumn Flow Past On The Shepaug RiverRead the original story

    Saturday Sep 26 | The Hartford Courant

    Hiking paths at Shepaug Crossing Preserve go right along the banks of the Shepaug River protecting 3,400 feet of the waterway. Hiking paths at Shepaug Crossing Preserve go right along the banks of the Shepaug River protecting 3,400 feet of the waterway.


  3. Monitor Named To Oversee Hartford ElectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    Secretary of the State Denise Merrill has appointed Litchfield lawyer and longtime League of Women Voters of Connecticut leader Christine Horrigan to the position of election monitor for Hartford. Horrigan is tasked with making sure the election is managed properly in the capital city, in compliance with the law.


  4. Southington Farmer Experimenting With Grafted TomatoesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    Mark Ramsay, the owner of LEAF, the Lewis Educational Agricultural Farm, is experimenting with grafted vegetables to increase yield and keep plants healthier. These Geronimo tomatoes are grafted onto Maxifort root stock and are giving him 25% more yield than his conventional tomato plants.


  5. Severe Weather Causes 55,000 Power OutagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    A string of strong thunderstorms knocked out power to about 55,000 people across much of the lower half of the state Tuesday night. Eversource Energy was reporting 52,448 outages about 5:45 p.m. All the 2,060 customers in Chester were without power at that time, according to the company's outage map.


  6. Four Connecticut Schools Get National Blue Ribbon HonorRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2014 | The Hartford Courant

    Students from Jefferson Science Magnet School in Norwalk, release a flounder back into Long Island Sound during a Marine Life Study Cruise on The Maritime Aquarium's research vessel Oceanic in Norwalk in 2011. BETTINA HANSEN Four Connecticut schools were designated as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014 based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing the achievement gaps.


  7. Connecticut's Runners Rank State's Toughest HillsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    Rod Dixon reaches the first crest of Gallows Lane hill, which is a part of the Litchfield Hills road race course, and is one of the more difficult hills to conquer in the state. Dixon, a former Olympian and New York City marathon winner, is known for his hill climbing ablilities.


  8. Connecticut Now Has 4,000 Medical Marijuana PatientsRead the original story

    Jun 9, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    Connecticut now has more than 4,000 registered medical marijuana patients, new figures from the state Department of Consumer Protection show. The Medical Marijuana Program, which began last fall, had 4,097 registered patients as of June 5, up from 3,600 in April and 2,300 in September.


  9. A Hike On Litchfield's Prospect Mountain Shows History Of Mining In ConnecticutRead the original story

    May 16, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    One of the mine shafts at Prospect Mountain Preserve in Litchfield. The mines were once used to extract nickel and copper.


  10. Manchester Priest Joins Seven Others For Fund-Raising Bike RideRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    Rev. Stephen Sledesky, a priest at St. Bridget School, will leave May 29 on a seven day, 350 mile bike ride with other priests from the Archdiocese of Hartford to raise awareness and funding for their Catholic schools. Rev. Stephen Sledesky, a priest at St. Bridget School, will leave May 29 on a seven day, 350 mile bike ride with other priests from the Archdiocese of Hartford to raise awareness and funding for their Catholic schools.


  11. Destructive Southern Pine Beetle Detected At 4 Sites Throughout StateRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    Connecticut environmental officials say the destructive Southern pine beetle has been detected at four sites in Hartford, Litchfield and New Haven counties. Officials say Connecticut's native white pine is not at risk, but pitch pine and other hard pines are.


  12. E.O. Smith crew team ready for new seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    E.O. Smith crew 2015 captains : Doris Jenkins, Leah Petrone, Olivia Wallett, Jacob Donald, Gavin Metsack and David Mazzola. Photo by Melanie Savage.


  13. Prison For Man Who Interfered With Fire Radio CallsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2015 |

    A Massachusetts man who made a series of phony radio calls on frequencies used by Litchfield County fire departments and ambulance crews was sentenced Monday to 30 months in prison. Adam Perrelli, 36, who has been jailed since his arrest April 6, 2014, pleaded guilty to falsely reporting an incident and tampering with physical evidence, according to a clerk in Superior Court in the Bantam section of Litchfield.


  14. Getting to know Yard Goats and their communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    Let's assume the Hartford Yard Goats management will set aside an animal space down one of the foul lines or maybe even in deep center field beyond the warning track in the new stadium soon to go up in Hartford. The team is going to need a mascot and, of course, it has to be a goat for the Double A Eastern League's newest member team.


  15. Propane Leak In LitchfieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 |

    Workers at a construction site noticed the leak at Hunter's Chase Litchfield about 10:20 a.m. and called for help, said a dispatcher at Litchfield County Dispatch. Some nearby occupied homes were evacuated as a precaution, he said.


  16. Legislators: Malloy's Budget Cuts Are Designed As Bargaining ChipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    Scattered through Gov. Dannel P. Malloy 's proposed budget are spending cuts that target popular programs, a tactic that some legislators in both parties suspect is being used to gain negotiating leverage. Why else, they ask, would Malloy try to chop $196,000 from a $20 billion-a-year budget by closing a state fish hatchery that's popular with fishermen, schoolchildren and environmentalists? This is the third time since 2011 that Malloy has sought to close it, and a renewed uproar over the hatchery has already begun.


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