Opinion: You Really Should Visit The Museums in Bristol

People travel from all over the country to visit the museums in Bristol, Connecticut. However, it was recently brought to my attention that most residents of Bristol have never visited the museums in our own back yards. Recently, I attended a Meeting which was hosted by the American Clock and Watch Museum. While the curatorsRead More

Bristol to Celebrate National Farmers Market Week August 2-8

The Bristol Farmers Market joins markets across the country in celebrating National Farmers Market Week from August 2-8, 2020. In the midst of a global pandemic, farmers markets have been deemed “essential” allowing the Bristol Farmers Market to continue this summer as an access point to provide a safe and reliable nutritious food source toRead More

Check Out These Central CT Tastylicious Caterers

Central Connecticut is the home to posh weddings, giant corporate events, and fun parties for virtually no reason at all. Each of these need great catering, and fortunately, the Connecticut is also one of the world’s culinary destinations. These 3 caterers are known for providing the best food services in CT. 1. Emily’s Catering Group, Bristol,Read More

Roller Skating Rinks in Connecticut — Yes, They Still Are Around!

Part of the New England region of the United States, Connecticut is one of the smallest states in the entire US, but boasts some of the best statistics in the nation in terms of average household income. There are a lot of great things to do in Connecticut, ranging from museums, casinos, and historical sitesRead More

15 creepy and crazy Connecticut Legends

A compilation of some of Connecticut’s creepiest — or craziest — hauntings, urban legends and destinations. Read on if you dare. *Many of the locations listed below are private property that is closed to the public * 1 Piano Music Playing From Underneath Salem’s Gardner Lake Upon first glance, the legend is more weird thanRead More

6 STRANGE lAWS IN CONNECTICUT

Connecticut certainly has its fair share of weird laws.  There are so many that we actually had to cut some from this list.  Sorry Guilford, banning colored Christmas lights is not as funny as Hartford’s ban on educating dogs. 1. Biking Faster than 65mph Don’t you hate it when you’re cruising around in your car andRead More

The 10 BEST CT Lottery Scratch Offs

How did you pick your last CT Lottery scratch off?  Did you go for that flashy new game or was a certain ticket calling your name? However you picked it, chances are you wasted your money.  Sorry.  It’s not your fault.  No one told you there was a better way. What if you knew whichRead More

25th Annual Edmund Ganem 5K Race/Walk Slated for july 18

The Rotary Club of Terryville, CT’s 25th Annual Edmund Ganem 5K Race/Walk will be held Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 9:30am.  Some new protocols will be in place to ensure the health and safety of our runners and volunteers. Pre-register online at https://www.raceentry.com/races/edmund-ganem-memorial-5k-runwalk/2020/register and enjoy reduced registration fees.  Participants may also register the day of the raceRead More

State launches new “Talk It Out” hotline for families to relieve stress of caring for children during pandemic

Parents and caretakers in need of help with the stress and increased needs resulting from caring for their children during the COVID-19 crisis are invited to call the state’s new “Talk It Out” hotline to receive assistance. An initiative of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, the hotline provides support from trained professionals whoRead More

Connecticut Residents are Now Required to Wear Face Masks or Cloth Coverings in Public

Governor Lamont signed his 29th executive order since the statewide emergency declaration. Lamont says the order builds upon his efforts to encourage mitigation strategies that slow down transmission of the coronavirus. Per the order, on April 21, 2020, any person in a public place in Connecticut who is unable to or does not maintain a safe socialRead More

People are Panicking to Buy Chickens Because of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Since the coronavirus drove everyone indoors to shelter in place and practice social distancing, grocery stores have been experiencing shortages as a result of some people hoarding supplies. It’s hard to find toilet paper, yeast and flour right now, and people are jury-rigging face masks at home because they can’t buy them elsewhere. Among the shortagesRead More

Lamont Announces Launch of Connecticut’s First Rapid COVID-19 Testing Center

Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the State of Connecticut has formed a partnership with CVS Health in an initiative that will make free, rapid COVID-19 tests available to eligible Connecticut residents. This includes the opening today of the state’s first rapid testing site at the former Gateway Community College campus at Long Wharf inRead More

Letter: Veterans Strong Community Center Remains “Open” to Assist Veterans

I am writing to let each of you know that during these unprecedented times, Veterans Strong Community Center is still “open” and remains committed to serving Veterans – Past, Present and Future.  While we may not be able to assist face-to-face, we are able to connect via phone, text, email and social media.  The cellRead More

Torrington to Hold Parade for Healthcare Workers

First responders in Torrington this afternoon will be honoring healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic by holding a Parade of Heroes. The parade will begin at the Torrington Fire Department at 1 p.m. and proceed to several health-care facilities in town. Torrington Fire Department ladder trucks, Torrington police cruisers, public works vehicles and ambulanceRead More

Stop & Shop Now Requires CT Staff and Customers to Wear Masks: Poll: Will You Wear It?

Most customers and employees at businesses in Connecticut that are still operating are now required to wear masks, according to a new state order. Stop&Shop grocery store chain announced that all shoppers across the state would be required to wear a mask when in their stores moving forward. Stop & Shop has issued a directiveRead More

CVS to Open 2 Coronavirus Testing Facilities in Connecticut

CVS Health is uniquely positioned to play a vital role in helping support both local communities and the overall health care system in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. Our ability to help coordinate the availability of rapid COVID-19 testing will bolster states’ efforts to manage the spread of the virus and provide people with on-the-spot testRead More

New Coronavirus Poll: High Marks for Lamont, Low Marks for The State’s Economy

A new Sacred Heart University poll finds that Connecticut residents approve of the job done so far by Gov. Ned Lamont during the coronavirus pandemic. The poll surveyed 1,000 Connecticut residents on questions about how Lamont and other state officials have been handling the pandemic in the state. It also gauged the economic toll onRead More

Connecticut Health Professors Share Expertise on Coronavirus

Fight the pandemic with social distancing, self-isolation and good hygiene habits During this time of self-isolation and social distancing, people may be going stir crazy, and wondering whether the ban on gatherings will ever end. But everyone must remember to do their part to “flatten the curve,” say Sacred Heart University public health experts. What does ‘flattenRead More

ESPN and NFL to Combine For NFL Draft Telecast in Bristol

ESPN and NFL Network will join forces for this year’s NFL draft. They will produce a broadcast that will air on both networks over all three days. The April 23-25 draft was originally scheduled to be in Las Vegas, but has been moved due to the coronavirus pandemic. It will now originate from ESPN’s headquartersRead More

10 Creeptacular ‘Makes Your Hair Stand on End’ Places to Visit in Connecticut

Once you’ve had your fill of the coronavirus stay at home pandemic, and it is safe to venture out, explore the rich US colonial history that makes Connecticut one of the nation’s most haunted destinations. Bewitched bars and restaurants, horrifying hotels, macabre old mansions, creepy cemeteries, and hair-raising hospitals abound in the Nutmeg State. EachRead More

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