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Barkhamsted

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  • Crime & Punishment: Drunk Woman Discharges Can of Bear Repellant in Hotel

    Crime & Punishment: Drunk Woman Discharges Can of Bear Repellant in Hotel
    Last year, Operation Bloodline, a joint effort between local cops and federal agents, led to the arrests of 105 people allegedly involved in the crack-selling operation of New Haven street gangs. The sting has been credited with reducing the area's murder...
  • If You Please, I Rise To Defend Black Bears

    Your honor and august members of the jury (the great gun-toting state of Connecticut), I have been engaged by Yogi, Boo Boo, Smokey, Teddy et al. to defend them, and their flesh-and-blood brothers and sisters, in a class-action suit against imminent...
  • Do We Really Need A Connecticut Bear Hunt To Protect Livestock?

    Do We Really Need A Connecticut Bear Hunt To Protect Livestock?
    In case you hadn’t heard, a legislative committee recently got behind a bill that would set up a lottery system for people to hunt and kill bears in Connecticut. By some estimates, the population of black bears in Connecticut is something like 500...
  • Big E's Fried Creations Keep The Crowds Happy

    Big E's Fried Creations Keep The Crowds Happy
    For 17 days, the 2012 Big E in West Springfield will dish up all sorts of family entertainment when New England's largest fair opens Friday, Sept. 14. In addition to an emphasis on the region's agricultural industry, the festival will offer live music and...
  • Bear Kill in Hartford - Is It Hunting Season Yet?

    Bear Kill in Hartford - Is It Hunting Season Yet?
    Whoa. State wildlife officials were forced to shoot and kill a 150-pound black bear  that was getting "aggressive" in Hartford's Keney Park this week. "Once it became known to us that the bear that had been seen in Keney Park was the same one that had...
  • Hundreds Turn Out To Fight To Keep MDC Property Open

    Hundreds Turn Out To Fight To Keep MDC Property Open
    Paul Kramer will turn 68 on Thursday, a birthday that might never have been without the Metropolitan District's Reservoir 6. For the past 14 years, Kramer has left his Avon home in the early morning and power-walked its pristine trails, logging 20,000...
  • Barkhamsted

    Barkhamsted
    HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: Likely named after Berkhamstead in the English county of Hertford. It is the only Barkhamsted in the nation. LATE BLOOMER: The town was one of the last in the state to be settled, probably because it was not on the coast or major...
  • Best Restaurant (Hartford)

    Best Restaurant (Hartford)
    1) Firebox It’s taken them five years to reach the top of this category, and general manager Spiro Koulouris believes he knows what got the restaurant there. “Our commitment is to be local, consistently local,” he says, “and we...
  • Legend Lives On In The Indian Caves Of Mattatuck Trail

    Ah, the Indian caves. If you've hiked in the wilds of Connecticut, you've undoubtedly come across many of them, as they dot the landscape from "Squaw Cave" in Bolton to "Council Caves" in Barkhamsted to "King Philip's Cave" in Simsbury. And, no, they...
  • Spc. Philip C. S. Schiller

    Spc. Philip C. S. Schiller
    Even after he was wounded by enemy fire in Afghanistan, Spec. Philip C. S. Schiller kept firing, his father and his aunt said Monday. "He did his job," Erik Schiller said Monday. "He did his best to protect his unit." "He continued to cover his squad even...
  • Call Him The Anti-Dodd: Simmons Focuses On His Foe's Woes A Race For The Senate

    Three days after announcing his plan to take on Connecticut's senior senator, Rob Simmons breezed past a bunch of kids sitting in the gym of the Regional Multicultural Magnet School in New London. It wasn't a political appearance: Simmons was here to...
  • State Authorities Tranquilize Moose

    MIDDLEBURY, Conn. (AP) - A 700-pound moose that was on the loose in Middlebury, Conn. has been moved to a new home. The Department of Environmental Protection on Friday tranquilized the two-year-old male, spotted in several towns in recent days, after it...