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Connecticut removes Rhode Island from travel advisory; 32 states and 2 territories now on list
(Sabrina Herrera)
Connecticut’s primary election: When polls open, how to cast your ballot and 7 other things to know before voting
(Sabrina Herrera)
Gov. Lamont extends deadline; absentee ballots postmarked Tuesday will be counted after polls close
(Sabrina Herrera)
Tropical Storm Isaias: Where to find gas, food, charging stations and other resources in Connecticut
(Sabrina Herrera)

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Rhode Island added to Connecticut’s travel advisory, becoming first neighboring state on list
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Connecticut’s primary election: When you should get your ballot in the mail and other things to know before you vote
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Members of The 70s Project ÑÊUnplugged play covers of 70s-era songs as part of the Powder Ridge Festival at Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Middlefield. The festival put on a tribute 50 years later to the 1970 festival that organically came together and is often compared to Woodstock.
Members of The 70s Project ÑÊUnplugged play covers of 70s-era songs as part of the Powder Ridge Festival at Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Middlefield. The festival put on a tribute 50 years later to the 1970 festival that organically came together and is often compared to Woodstock. (Kassi Jackson/The Hartford Courant)
Volunteer Nancy Bowden gives a community member a bag of groceries during a Foodshare food distribution at the Church of the Good Shepherd Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Hartford.
Volunteer Nancy Bowden gives a community member a bag of groceries during a Foodshare food distribution at the Church of the Good Shepherd Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Hartford. (Kassi Jackson/The Hartford Courant)
Two-time gubernatorial candidate Oz Griebel, 71, dies after jogging accident in Pennsylvania
(Sabrina Herrera)
Connecticut’s young adults now account for nearly 25% of recent coronavirus cases
(Sabrina Herrera)
Connecticut Senate approves police accountability bill in wake of George Floyd’s death after often-emotional 10-hour debate
(Sabrina Herrera)
Fairfield, Ct. - 07/27/2020 - Bridgeport resident, Army veteran and business owner Byron Bigelow demonstrates outside the Fairfield Police Department during a press conference that ended early as it was drowned out by shouts from Black Lives Matter demonstrators. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com
Fairfield, Ct. - 07/27/2020 - Bridgeport resident, Army veteran and business owner Byron Bigelow demonstrates outside the Fairfield Police Department during a press conference that ended early as it was drowned out by shouts from Black Lives Matter demonstrators. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com (Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant)
Connecticut school districts will now have the option to reopen in a hybrid model, mixing online and in-school classes, rather than bringing all children back to school this fall.
(Sabrina Herrera)
Signs and tents are seen from the road as they line the perimeter of Latham Park Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Stamford. The abolition camp was established on Saturday, after a protest over the death of Steven Barrier, a 23-year-old Stamford man who died in police custody October 23, 2019, and the group of young activists are calling on Stamford officials to meet their four demands: 1) Defund the Stamford Police Department and invest into the communities, 2) police policy change, 3) make internal police investigations public and 4) mental health care reform.
Signs and tents are seen from the road as they line the perimeter of Latham Park Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Stamford. The abolition camp was established on Saturday, after a protest over the death of Steven Barrier, a 23-year-old Stamford man who died in police custody October 23, 2019, and the group of young activists are calling on Stamford officials to meet their four demands: 1) Defund the Stamford Police Department and invest into the communities, 2) police policy change, 3) make internal police investigations public and 4) mental health care reform. (Kassi Jackson/The Hartford Courant)
Immigrants in Connecticut are a force in the state’s economy and demographic shifts, new report shows
(Sabrina Herrera)
Lawmaker calls for Hartford to rename Columbus Boulevard after local civil rights leader
(Sabrina Herrera)
Connecticut sues over Trump policy barring international students from U.S. if classes are entirely online
(Sabrina Herrera)
Hartford Public Library partially reopens July 13
(Sabrina Herrera)
Reopening plans have been paused in Connecticut because of the COVID-19 surge in other states. Here’s a look at what’s open and what’s still closed
(Sabrina Herrera)
Alicia Strong is a graduate student at Yale who organized Muslims for Black Lives Matter Saturday at the state Capitol.
(Sabrina Herrera)
Connecticut adds Delaware, Oklahoma, Kansas to travel advisory, bringing list to 19 states
(Sabrina Herrera)
Lamont to delay third phase of reopening; hospitalizations decrease over weekend as positive tests remain scarce
(Sabrina Herrera)
Lamont confirms that bars in Connecticut won’t open this month as worry over COVID-19 spread grows
(Sabrina Herrera)
Gov. Ned Lamont on Tuesday doubled the number of states from which travelers to Connecticut are directed to self-quarantine for two weeks.
(Sabrina Herrera)
Masks, no cafeterias and some outdoor classes: Connecticut schools will fully reopen this fall, but with drastic changes in place to combat coronavirus
(Sabrina Herrera)
Hartford, CT - 6/29/20 - A crew removed a statue of Christopher Columbus from Columbus Green in Hartford early Monday morning. Photo by Brad Horrigan | bhorrigan@courant.com
Hartford, CT - 6/29/20 - A crew removed a statue of Christopher Columbus from Columbus Green in Hartford early Monday morning. Photo by Brad Horrigan | bhorrigan@courant.com (Brad Horrigan/The Hartford Courant)
Juneteenth Events in Connecticut
(Sabrina Herrera)
Raegan Pelton is celebrated by the "Project Graduation" moms after she received her diploma during a drive-thru graduation ceremony at Newington High School Wednesday, June 17, 2020, in Newington. NHS spread their graduation ceremony across a three-day span, allowing graduates to hear their name, walk across the stage to receive their diploma and also allow time for families to take photos outside of the school.
Raegan Pelton is celebrated by the "Project Graduation" moms after she received her diploma during a drive-thru graduation ceremony at Newington High School Wednesday, June 17, 2020, in Newington. NHS spread their graduation ceremony across a three-day span, allowing graduates to hear their name, walk across the stage to receive their diploma and also allow time for families to take photos outside of the school. (Kassi Jackson / Hartford Courant)
West Hartford, CT - 6/17/20 - Edge Fitness personal trainer Claire Petry disinfects plates in the free weight area of the gym chain's West Hartford location Wednesday. Gyms reopened in Connecticut Wednesday. Photo by Brad Horrigan | bhorrigan@courant.com
West Hartford, CT - 6/17/20 - Edge Fitness personal trainer Claire Petry disinfects plates in the free weight area of the gym chain's West Hartford location Wednesday. Gyms reopened in Connecticut Wednesday. Photo by Brad Horrigan | bhorrigan@courant.com (Brad Horrigan / Hartford Courant)
From indoor dining to amusement parks, here’s a list of what’s reopening in Connecticut on Wednesday and how they’ll operate
(Sabrina Herrera)
Gov. Lamont to impose reforms on Connecticut state police department, including chokehold ban, body camera mandate, restriction on military equipment, more
(Sabrina Herrera)
Cornell Lewis reads a note that Michael Fannon gave to police to pass along to Lewis and the protesters as they protest outside of Michael Fannon's home Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Bloomfield. Fannon, a white man in his 50s, is accused of racially harassing and threatening Chazre Douglas, a black man in his 20s, with a gun last week. The rally, hosted by Cornell Lewis ÑÊa well-known community activist, was in response to both Fannon's harassment of Douglas and the charges by police that were brought against Fannon, saying the charges were not just.
Cornell Lewis reads a note that Michael Fannon gave to police to pass along to Lewis and the protesters as they protest outside of Michael Fannon's home Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Bloomfield. Fannon, a white man in his 50s, is accused of racially harassing and threatening Chazre Douglas, a black man in his 20s, with a gun last week. The rally, hosted by Cornell Lewis ÑÊa well-known community activist, was in response to both Fannon's harassment of Douglas and the charges by police that were brought against Fannon, saying the charges were not just. (Kassi Jackson/The Hartford Courant)
Dr. Faiqa Cheema from Hartford Healthcare answers subscribers' questions in a Q&A with Hartford Courant Editor-In-Chief Andrew Julien.
(Sabrina Herrera)
Hartford, Ct. - 06/10/2020 - Outside City Hall, Hartford resident Suzanne Johnson participates in an 8-minute 46-second silent vigil, for the time George Floyd's neck was under the knee of Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin. Demonstrators are gathering throughout the day at City Hall holding a rally in support of defunding Hartford police while the city council votes on the budget. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com
Hartford, Ct. - 06/10/2020 - Outside City Hall, Hartford resident Suzanne Johnson participates in an 8-minute 46-second silent vigil, for the time George Floyd's neck was under the knee of Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin. Demonstrators are gathering throughout the day at City Hall holding a rally in support of defunding Hartford police while the city council votes on the budget. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com (Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant)
Glastonbury High School graduate Fiona DeFranco celebrates with principal Dr. Nancy Bean, as DeFranco's friends pop confetti into the air after she received her diploma Wednesday, June 10, 2020, in Glastonbury. Wednesday was Glastonbury High School's fifth and final day of delivering diplomas to graduates. Each student got to wear their cap and gown while GHS's principal, Dr. Nancy Bean jumped out of a decked out Jeep, grabbed the diploma from the decorated bus and presented the student with his or her diploma in front of friends and family in their front yards.
Glastonbury High School graduate Fiona DeFranco celebrates with principal Dr. Nancy Bean, as DeFranco's friends pop confetti into the air after she received her diploma Wednesday, June 10, 2020, in Glastonbury. Wednesday was Glastonbury High School's fifth and final day of delivering diplomas to graduates. Each student got to wear their cap and gown while GHS's principal, Dr. Nancy Bean jumped out of a decked out Jeep, grabbed the diploma from the decorated bus and presented the student with his or her diploma in front of friends and family in their front yards. (Kassi Jackson/The Hartford Courant)
After the killing of George Floyd, Hartford and other cities ponder defunding the police
(Sabrina Herrera)
Marvyann Duncan talks about the racial harassment she and her 8-year-old son received while looking at bicycles the morning of June 4, as she is supported by local leadership and community members outside of the Bloomfield Police Department Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Bloomfield. Bloomfield Mayor Suzette DeBeatham-Brown and Bloomfield Police Chief Paul B. Hammick held a press conference with other local leadership, as well as the families affected, to discuss two separate race-based incidents that have taken place since June 4.
Marvyann Duncan talks about the racial harassment she and her 8-year-old son received while looking at bicycles the morning of June 4, as she is supported by local leadership and community members outside of the Bloomfield Police Department Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Bloomfield. Bloomfield Mayor Suzette DeBeatham-Brown and Bloomfield Police Chief Paul B. Hammick held a press conference with other local leadership, as well as the families affected, to discuss two separate race-based incidents that have taken place since June 4. (Kassi Jackson/The Hartford Courant)
Farmington, Ct. - 06/08/2020 - Dozens of people hang Black Lives Matters signs are on the "Big Bird Bridge" as Farmington resident Catherine Noujaim stands on the side of Route 4 in their support. Twice, Black Lives Matter banners have been taken down from the bridge which is often used as a community messages bulletin board. Today, in response, dozens of people organized to hang dozens of banners and signs. Organizer and Farmington resident Alyssa Jackman said she is prepared to come back as many times as necessary if replacement banners are taken down. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com
Farmington, Ct. - 06/08/2020 - Dozens of people hang Black Lives Matters signs are on the "Big Bird Bridge" as Farmington resident Catherine Noujaim stands on the side of Route 4 in their support. Twice, Black Lives Matter banners have been taken down from the bridge which is often used as a community messages bulletin board. Today, in response, dozens of people organized to hang dozens of banners and signs. Organizer and Farmington resident Alyssa Jackman said she is prepared to come back as many times as necessary if replacement banners are taken down. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com (Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant)
Gov. Lamont moves up ‘phase 2’ reopening in Connecticut, says indoor restaurants, gyms, movie theaters can open June 17
(Sabrina Herrera)
Hartford, CT - 6/3/20 - Visual artist Kim Hinds Jr. aka Tree Sage paints a mural called "Born a Target" at Heaven Skate Park. Photo by Brad Horrigan | bhorrigan@courant.com
Hartford, CT - 6/3/20 - Visual artist Kim Hinds Jr. aka Tree Sage paints a mural called "Born a Target" at Heaven Skate Park. Photo by Brad Horrigan | bhorrigan@courant.com (Brad Horrigan / Hartford Courant)
Hartford, Ct. - 06/03/2020 - An empty casket to honor George Floyd rests in front of the state capitol after being delivered by more than 300 cars processing from Hopewell Baptist Church. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com
Hartford, Ct. - 06/03/2020 - An empty casket to honor George Floyd rests in front of the state capitol after being delivered by more than 300 cars processing from Hopewell Baptist Church. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com (Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant)
West Hartford, CT - 6/2/20 - Protesters attend a rally against police brutality in front of West Hartford Town Hall Tuesday evening. Photo by Brad Horrigan | bhorrigan@courant.com
West Hartford, CT - 6/2/20 - Protesters attend a rally against police brutality in front of West Hartford Town Hall Tuesday evening. Photo by Brad Horrigan | bhorrigan@courant.com (Brad Horrigan / Hartford Courant)
West Hartford, CT - 5/20/20 - Patrons dine at Zohara Mediterranean Kitchen Wednesday evening on the first day of Connecticut's phase one business reopening. Photo by Brad Horrigan | bhorrigan@courant.com
West Hartford, CT - 5/20/20 - Patrons dine at Zohara Mediterranean Kitchen Wednesday evening on the first day of Connecticut's phase one business reopening. Photo by Brad Horrigan | bhorrigan@courant.com (Brad Horrigan/The Hartford Courant)

What you need to know about first phase reopening on May 20

Connecticut’s first phase of reopening includes restaurants, retail stores, malls, offices, outdoor museums, zoos, university research labs, and some outdoor recreation activities. Below are some resource guides for the different categories:

What can and can't you do on May 20?
(Sabrina Herrera)
Connecticut delays opening of beauty salons and barbershops until June as business owners cite coronavirus risks
(Sabrina Herrera)
Hartford group fills a bus for families in need during coronavirus crisis, supplied by the generosity of others
(Sabrina Herrera)
Amber Smith, one of the 2020 Spring UConn graduates, wears her graduation dress and sits for a portrait at her home Friday, May 8, 2020, in Hartford. Smith, the first in her family to go to college, is very proud to be graduating with her Bachelor's and Master's in Political Science, completing both degrees in four years despite numerous challenges. She's hoping to accept a Teacher for American position in Hartford this fall to give back to the community that raised her.
Amber Smith, one of the 2020 Spring UConn graduates, wears her graduation dress and sits for a portrait at her home Friday, May 8, 2020, in Hartford. Smith, the first in her family to go to college, is very proud to be graduating with her Bachelor's and Master's in Political Science, completing both degrees in four years despite numerous challenges. She's hoping to accept a Teacher for American position in Hartford this fall to give back to the community that raised her. (Kassi Jackson/The Hartford Courant)
University of Connecticut 2020 graduates Addie Lotito (center left) and Julianna Teitler, who are friends and current roommates, take photos together, while practicing social distance from their parents, at the University of Connecticut main campus Saturday, May 9, 2020, in Storrs.
University of Connecticut 2020 graduates Addie Lotito (center left) and Julianna Teitler, who are friends and current roommates, take photos together, while practicing social distance from their parents, at the University of Connecticut main campus Saturday, May 9, 2020, in Storrs. (Kassi Jackson/The Hartford Courant)
West Hartford, Ct. - 05/08/2020 - (Left to right) Jane Murphy and Tim Curtin visit the Westmoor Park site where an outdoor classroom is being built in honor of their daughter, Brigid Curtin, who was murdered by her twin brother a year and a half ago. 800 People donated $320,000 for the project being built. Curtin held Westmoor Park as one of her favorite places with plans to become a counselor and instructor at the park. "Memories fade and the structure will be here forever. This is not going to be some monument or memorial to Brigid, she would be appalled," said her father, Tim Curtin, "She liked the experience here, so if we can provide the experience of the totality of the park, not just the structure, that's how we're thinking of making something lasting for her." The project is expected to be complete in July. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com
West Hartford, Ct. - 05/08/2020 - (Left to right) Jane Murphy and Tim Curtin visit the Westmoor Park site where an outdoor classroom is being built in honor of their daughter, Brigid Curtin, who was murdered by her twin brother a year and a half ago. 800 People donated $320,000 for the project being built. Curtin held Westmoor Park as one of her favorite places with plans to become a counselor and instructor at the park. "Memories fade and the structure will be here forever. This is not going to be some monument or memorial to Brigid, she would be appalled," said her father, Tim Curtin, "She liked the experience here, so if we can provide the experience of the totality of the park, not just the structure, that's how we're thinking of making something lasting for her." The project is expected to be complete in July. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com (Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant)
Hartford's West End comes together to build and stock two neighborhood food pantries
(Sabrina Herrera)
Connecticut has one of the nation’s highest coronavirus death tolls.
Gov. Ned Lamont announced Tuesday morning that schools will remain closed for the rest of the academic year.
(Sabrina Herrera)
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Storrs, Ct. - 04/29/2020 - Grass is cut at UConn's Horsebarn Hill in recognition of the class of 2020. Today the university announced plans to hold an online "virtual ceremony" with basketball coach Geno Auriemma delivering the commencement address. "If you happen to be near your computer on May 9, please feel free to join us," said UConn President Thomas Katsouleas. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com
Storrs, Ct. - 04/29/2020 - Grass is cut at UConn's Horsebarn Hill in recognition of the class of 2020. Today the university announced plans to hold an online "virtual ceremony" with basketball coach Geno Auriemma delivering the commencement address. "If you happen to be near your computer on May 9, please feel free to join us," said UConn President Thomas Katsouleas. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com (Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant)
Connecticut reopening process to start May 20 if numbers keep declining, will proceed in four steps
(Sabrina Herrera)
East Hartford, CT - 3/26/20 - A man walks along a ridge at Great River Park in East Hartford Thursday. Photo by Brad Horrigan | bhorrigan@courant.com
East Hartford, CT - 3/26/20 - A man walks along a ridge at Great River Park in East Hartford Thursday. Photo by Brad Horrigan | bhorrigan@courant.com (Brad Horrigan / Hartford Courant)
A 26-year-old Connecticut middle school teacher is spending his days shopping for those who can’t during the coronavirus pandemic
Manchester, Ct. - 10/16/2019 - Runners in the CCC cross country championship race past fall foliage in Wickham Park. Kate Hedlund of Manchester High School won the girls' race with a time of 18:59.2. Gavin Sherry of Conard won the boys' race with a time of 15:43. Photograph by Mark Mirko |mmirko@courant.com
Manchester, Ct. - 10/16/2019 - Runners in the CCC cross country championship race past fall foliage in Wickham Park. Kate Hedlund of Manchester High School won the girls' race with a time of 18:59.2. Gavin Sherry of Conard won the boys' race with a time of 15:43. Photograph by Mark Mirko |mmirko@courant.com (Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant)
Hartford, CT - 4/20/20 - Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, protesters rally outside of the Connecticut State Capitol for the right to return to work. Photo by Brad Horrigan | bhorrigan@courant.com
Hartford, CT - 4/20/20 - Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, protesters rally outside of the Connecticut State Capitol for the right to return to work. Photo by Brad Horrigan | bhorrigan@courant.com (Brad Horrigan / Hartford Courant)
Connecticut residents must wear face masks in public starting Monday. Here’s what you need to know about the new order
East Hartford, Ct. - 04/20/2020 - An estimated 1000-plus cars lined up at Renstschler Field where Foodshare was distributing 35,000 pounds of food today. Foodshare president and CEO Jason Jakubowski said the location will be open 8:30am to noon through Friday. "I think there are people waiting in line 60 to 90 minutes," said Jakubowski, "Obviously, the need is great. You wouldn't do that unless you had to." Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com
East Hartford, Ct. - 04/20/2020 - An estimated 1000-plus cars lined up at Renstschler Field where Foodshare was distributing 35,000 pounds of food today. Foodshare president and CEO Jason Jakubowski said the location will be open 8:30am to noon through Friday. "I think there are people waiting in line 60 to 90 minutes," said Jakubowski, "Obviously, the need is great. You wouldn't do that unless you had to." Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com (Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant)
Lilly Gallinoto, a Conard High School junior, wears her prom dress for a photo as she sits in her family's front bay window at her home Wednesday, April 15, 2020, in West Hartford.
Lilly Gallinoto, a Conard High School junior, wears her prom dress for a photo as she sits in her family's front bay window at her home Wednesday, April 15, 2020, in West Hartford. (Kassi Jackson / Hartford Courant)
Gov. Lamont requires wearing masks in places where social distancing is not possible
During the 1918 Spanish Influenza outbreak, health authorities recommended wearing chiffon veils to protect against it. Ads were run in the Courant that fall to purchase veils for $1.50.
During the 1918 Spanish Influenza outbreak, health authorities recommended wearing chiffon veils to protect against it. Ads were run in the Courant that fall to purchase veils for $1.50.
Gov. Lamont announces grace periods for April, May rent
Connecticut schools will remain closed until May 20
Humane Society foster placements Charlie, a 1-year-old, 20-pound Flemish giant rabbit, is petted by Autumn Davis, 10, while Alex Davis, 11, holds 6-year-old Cheddar the cat, as the two animals came into the Davis home in response to COVID-19.
Humane Society foster placements Charlie, a 1-year-old, 20-pound Flemish giant rabbit, is petted by Autumn Davis, 10, while Alex Davis, 11, holds 6-year-old Cheddar the cat, as the two animals came into the Davis home in response to COVID-19. (Kassi Jackson/The Hartford Courant)
New Haven, CT - 4/6/20 - K&J Tree Services brought a large sign to thank healthcare workers at Yale-New Haven Hospital Monday. They also had a large American flag hanging from a crane. Photo by Brad Horrigan | bhorrigan@courant.com
New Haven, CT - 4/6/20 - K&J Tree Services brought a large sign to thank healthcare workers at Yale-New Haven Hospital Monday. They also had a large American flag hanging from a crane. Photo by Brad Horrigan | bhorrigan@courant.com (Brad Horrigan/The Hartford Courant)
Storrs, Ct. - 04/05/2020 - With COVID-19 social-distancing requirements preventing them from gathering inside their church, parishioners of St. Mark's Episcopal Chapel sit in their cars while Reverend Brian Blayer leads a Palm Sunday "Drive-In Church" service from under a sprawling sycamore tree. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com
Storrs, Ct. - 04/05/2020 - With COVID-19 social-distancing requirements preventing them from gathering inside their church, parishioners of St. Mark's Episcopal Chapel sit in their cars while Reverend Brian Blayer leads a Palm Sunday "Drive-In Church" service from under a sprawling sycamore tree. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com (Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant)
Connecticut's COVID-19 peak could be mid-April.
Restaurants, bars and breweries in Connecticut can now deliver alcohol

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Hartford, Ct. - 03/20/2020 - Bleacher seats in Dillon Stadium stand empty on the day before the Hartford Athletic were scheduled to hold their first game. The Athletic postponed their first two opening matches in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com
Hartford, Ct. - 03/20/2020 - Bleacher seats in Dillon Stadium stand empty on the day before the Hartford Athletic were scheduled to hold their first game. The Athletic postponed their first two opening matches in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com (Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant)
New Britain, Ct. - 03/30/2020 - Basketball hoops are being taken down across a couple of towns in an effort to prevent gatherings at these parks including Chesley Park in New Britain. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com
New Britain, Ct. - 03/30/2020 - Basketball hoops are being taken down across a couple of towns in an effort to prevent gatherings at these parks including Chesley Park in New Britain. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com (Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant)
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From left, Antoinette Kisluk and Fran Uccello stand outside a window with their father, Sebastian Gianni, as they visit their mother, Santina Gianni, during a window visit at Glastonbury Health Care Center Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in Glastonbury.
From left, Antoinette Kisluk and Fran Uccello stand outside a window with their father, Sebastian Gianni, as they visit their mother, Santina Gianni, during a window visit at Glastonbury Health Care Center Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in Glastonbury. (Kassi Jackson / Hartford Courant)
In 2012, when Mountain Dairy ended the home-delivery service they had provided to area customers for more than 140-years, Mountain Dairy driver Corey Thayer (inside truck) thought he had driven his last home-delivery route. Now, with COVID-19 requiring more people to stay home, the Mansfield dairy owned by the Stearns family for more than 10 generations, has restarted its home delivery service. Thayer reported that today's delivery to 80 customers was up from 21 customers when the service restarted last Wednesday.
In 2012, when Mountain Dairy ended the home-delivery service they had provided to area customers for more than 140-years, Mountain Dairy driver Corey Thayer (inside truck) thought he had driven his last home-delivery route. Now, with COVID-19 requiring more people to stay home, the Mansfield dairy owned by the Stearns family for more than 10 generations, has restarted its home delivery service. Thayer reported that today's delivery to 80 customers was up from 21 customers when the service restarted last Wednesday. (Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant)
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Hartford, Ct. - 03/16/2020 - Siblings Aailyah Gordon, Alyssa Gordon, Andrew Gordon and Khymani Davis eat pre-packaged meals distributed for Hartford students at Arroyo Center at Pope Park. Eight sites around Hartford with 300 meals each have begun distributing prepackaged meals for students not in school due to the city's COVID response. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com
Hartford, Ct. - 03/16/2020 - Siblings Aailyah Gordon, Alyssa Gordon, Andrew Gordon and Khymani Davis eat pre-packaged meals distributed for Hartford students at Arroyo Center at Pope Park. Eight sites around Hartford with 300 meals each have begun distributing prepackaged meals for students not in school due to the city's COVID response. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com (Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant)
Gov. Lamont to close restaurants, bars, gyms and movie theaters due to coronavirus outbreak as governors say federal government is failing in response to outbreak

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Hundreds of student athletes protest the cancellation of winter sports tournaments outside of the CIAC office Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Cheshire.
Hundreds of student athletes protest the cancellation of winter sports tournaments outside of the CIAC office Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Cheshire. (Kassi Jackson / Hartford Courant)
West Hartford, CT - 3/6/20 - Mu Kue, a senior at Northwest Catholic will play soccer at Springfield College next year. Before relocating to Hartford, Mu grew up in a refugee camp in Thailand after her family fled Myanmar. Photo by Brad Horrigan | bhorrigan@courant.com
West Hartford, CT - 3/6/20 - Mu Kue, a senior at Northwest Catholic will play soccer at Springfield College next year. Before relocating to Hartford, Mu grew up in a refugee camp in Thailand after her family fled Myanmar. Photo by Brad Horrigan | bhorrigan@courant.com (Brad Horrigan / Hartford Courant)
10 Connecticut companies pledge to make half their leaders women by 2030
10 Connecticut companies pledge to make half their leaders women by 2030
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The stage of College Street Music Hall maintains exposed brick as part of an on-going renovation.
The stage of College Street Music Hall maintains exposed brick as part of an on-going renovation. (Kassi Jackson / Hartford Courant)
Geno on Kobe and Gianna

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Sheamus, right, a WWE wrestler poses for a photo with Israel Rodriguez, a 12-year old, Hartford resident who spent Wednesday morning, February 19, 2020 at WWE Headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. He was there thanks to Connecticut Make-A-Wish Foundation where Roman Reigns, a WWE wrestler told Israel, via satellite, Israel will be attending Wrestle Mania in Tampa, Florida in early April.
Sheamus, right, a WWE wrestler poses for a photo with Israel Rodriguez, a 12-year old, Hartford resident who spent Wednesday morning, February 19, 2020 at WWE Headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. He was there thanks to Connecticut Make-A-Wish Foundation where Roman Reigns, a WWE wrestler told Israel, via satellite, Israel will be attending Wrestle Mania in Tampa, Florida in early April. (Johnathon Henninger / Special to the Courant)
Hartford, Ct. - 02/20/2020 - Dan Russell (left) and Julia Pistell (right) dine al fresco on pies baked by Granny's Pie Shop in East Hartford and sold from a pop-up store on Pratt Street Thursday afternoon in recognition of National Cherry Pie Day. Despite cherry being the flavor of the day flavors available flavors included apple, blueberry, strawberry rhubarb, very berry, chocolate cream and peanut butter cup. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com
Hartford, Ct. - 02/20/2020 - Dan Russell (left) and Julia Pistell (right) dine al fresco on pies baked by Granny's Pie Shop in East Hartford and sold from a pop-up store on Pratt Street Thursday afternoon in recognition of National Cherry Pie Day. Despite cherry being the flavor of the day flavors available flavors included apple, blueberry, strawberry rhubarb, very berry, chocolate cream and peanut butter cup. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com (Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant)

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Hartford, CT - 2/12/20 - Cinestudio has been printing physical mailers of the movie schedule since the 1970s. Photo by Brad Horrigan | bhorrigan@courant.com
Hartford, CT - 2/12/20 - Cinestudio has been printing physical mailers of the movie schedule since the 1970s. Photo by Brad Horrigan | bhorrigan@courant.com (Brad Horrigan / Hartford Courant)

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Hartford, CT - 2/19/20 - Opponents and supporters of mandatory vaccination crowd the halls of the Legislative Office Building for a public hearing regarding state vaccine legislation Wednesday. Photo by Brad Horrigan | bhorrigan@courant.com
Hartford, CT - 2/19/20 - Opponents and supporters of mandatory vaccination crowd the halls of the Legislative Office Building for a public hearing regarding state vaccine legislation Wednesday. Photo by Brad Horrigan | bhorrigan@courant.com (Brad Horrigan / Hartford Courant)
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The outside of the Warner Theatre in Torrington in 1983.
The outside of the Warner Theatre in Torrington in 1983.

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Manchester, NH. - 02/08/2020 - Elizabeth Warren gives a thumbs up while posing for a photograph with New Hampshire resident Samuel Habib (right). Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com
Manchester, NH. - 02/08/2020 - Elizabeth Warren gives a thumbs up while posing for a photograph with New Hampshire resident Samuel Habib (right). Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com (Mark Mirko/Mark Mirko)
Hartford, Ct. - 02/04/2020 - Views of The Colt Building are available in some of the apartments inside the North Armory at The Colt Building. Its forty-eight apartment units are in the final phases of renovation with a pre-leasing open house happening Saturday. The project is estimated to be completed in April. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com
Hartford, Ct. - 02/04/2020 - Views of The Colt Building are available in some of the apartments inside the North Armory at The Colt Building. Its forty-eight apartment units are in the final phases of renovation with a pre-leasing open house happening Saturday. The project is estimated to be completed in April. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com (Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant)
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Provisions are attached to a sled in anticipation of the weeks to come.
Provisions are attached to a sled in anticipation of the weeks to come. (Jerry Williams | Hartford Courant)

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Hartford, CT - 2/5/20 - Theresa Devore, looks at a Hartford Courant photograph of former Hartford Mayor Carrie Saxon Perry at a memorial ceremony for the late mayor at Artists Collective Wednesday night. Devore says that met Saxon Perry on two occasions and neighbors have told her that she currently resides in Saxon Perry's former home in Hartford's Upper Albany neighborhood. Photo by Brad Horrigan | bhorrigan@courant.com
Hartford, CT - 2/5/20 - Theresa Devore, looks at a Hartford Courant photograph of former Hartford Mayor Carrie Saxon Perry at a memorial ceremony for the late mayor at Artists Collective Wednesday night. Devore says that met Saxon Perry on two occasions and neighbors have told her that she currently resides in Saxon Perry's former home in Hartford's Upper Albany neighborhood. Photo by Brad Horrigan | bhorrigan@courant.com (Brad Horrigan / Hartford Courant)
MAY 5, 1990 -- Hartford Mayor Carrie Saxon Perry discusses her changes to the city's 1990-1991 budget.
MAY 5, 1990 -- Hartford Mayor Carrie Saxon Perry discusses her changes to the city's 1990-1991 budget. (Richard Mei / Hartford Courant)
Glastonbury, Ct. - 02/03/2020 - Dr. Brian Chifferwalks the banks of Roaring Brook in South Glastonbury where the remains of the granite walls of the historic Hartford Manufacturing Company in Cotton Hollow still stand. Demolition of the site began this winter and a petition was signed over the weekend calling for the protection of the ruins and has been signed by 1,904 people already. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com
Glastonbury, Ct. - 02/03/2020 - Dr. Brian Chifferwalks the banks of Roaring Brook in South Glastonbury where the remains of the granite walls of the historic Hartford Manufacturing Company in Cotton Hollow still stand. Demolition of the site began this winter and a petition was signed over the weekend calling for the protection of the ruins and has been signed by 1,904 people already. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com (Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant)
A view into the hills of New York and Massachusetts from Bear Mountain (Peter Marteka/Hartford Courant)
A view into the hills of New York and Massachusetts from Bear Mountain (Peter Marteka/Hartford Courant)
Ashley Little holds Chuckles X, a groundhog, after the animal predicted an early spring this year. On Groundhog Day more than 100 people arrived before sunrise to hear the forecast at the Lutz Children's Museum where Little is animal program curator. Chuckles X, a four-year-old marmot living at the museum, was injured and can't be returned to the wild. Michael McAndrews | Special to the Hartford Courant
Ashley Little holds Chuckles X, a groundhog, after the animal predicted an early spring this year. On Groundhog Day more than 100 people arrived before sunrise to hear the forecast at the Lutz Children's Museum where Little is animal program curator. Chuckles X, a four-year-old marmot living at the museum, was injured and can't be returned to the wild. Michael McAndrews | Special to the Hartford Courant (Michael McAndrews / Hartford Courant)
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Bridgeport, Ct. - 01/26/2020 - Jake Flynn of UConn and heads for the ice after getting hit by Curtis Hall of Yale in the first period of Yale's 3-2 win in the SNY Connecticut Ice: Collegiate Hockey Tournament.
Bridgeport, Ct. - 01/26/2020 - Jake Flynn of UConn and heads for the ice after getting hit by Curtis Hall of Yale in the first period of Yale's 3-2 win in the SNY Connecticut Ice: Collegiate Hockey Tournament. (Mark Mirko/Mark Mirko)
Kobe Bryant applauds the UConn seniors on Senior Day at Gampel Pavilion on March 2, 2019.
Kobe Bryant applauds the UConn seniors on Senior Day at Gampel Pavilion on March 2, 2019. (Brad Horrigan/The Hartford Courant)
Stores are losing their shopping baskets as the plastic bag tax takes effect.
A view of an old quarry wall is seen on the land owned by Dean Soucy and his wife Darlene Rice found at the corner of Brownstone Avenue and Middlesex Avenue Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Portland.
A view of an old quarry wall is seen on the land owned by Dean Soucy and his wife Darlene Rice found at the corner of Brownstone Avenue and Middlesex Avenue Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Portland. (Kassi Jackson / Hartford Courant)

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UConn forward Ashley Battle reacts after the Huskies beat Tennessee to take the National Championship at the Georgia Dome as Tennesse's Gwen Jackson and Loree Moore head back to the Lady Vols bench. Between Jackson and Moore is UConn center Jessica Moore.
UConn forward Ashley Battle reacts after the Huskies beat Tennessee to take the National Championship at the Georgia Dome as Tennesse's Gwen Jackson and Loree Moore head back to the Lady Vols bench. Between Jackson and Moore is UConn center Jessica Moore. (Courant file photo)
Omo Mohommed (cq) (middle) the mother of New Haven 19-year-old Mubarak Soulemane, is held in the arm of Soulemane's uncle Salemanu Mohammed during a rally by Community members outside City Hall. Soulemane was shot Jan. 17 after he displayed a knife, state police said. He was taken to Yale New Haven Hospital, where he died. The Division of Criminal Justice is investigating the fatal shooting.
Omo Mohommed (cq) (middle) the mother of New Haven 19-year-old Mubarak Soulemane, is held in the arm of Soulemane's uncle Salemanu Mohammed during a rally by Community members outside City Hall. Soulemane was shot Jan. 17 after he displayed a knife, state police said. He was taken to Yale New Haven Hospital, where he died. The Division of Criminal Justice is investigating the fatal shooting. (Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant)
Community members march to the New Haven Police Department after holding a rally at City Hall in protest of the death of a New Haven teenager who was shot by a state trooper. Mubarak Soulemane, 19, was shot Jan. 17 after he displayed a knife, state police said. He was taken to Yale New Haven Hospital, where he died. The Division of Criminal Justice is investigating the fatal shooting.
Community members march to the New Haven Police Department after holding a rally at City Hall in protest of the death of a New Haven teenager who was shot by a state trooper. Mubarak Soulemane, 19, was shot Jan. 17 after he displayed a knife, state police said. He was taken to Yale New Haven Hospital, where he died. The Division of Criminal Justice is investigating the fatal shooting. (Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant)
Three years ago, on Jan. 21, 2017, hundreds of thousands of women from across the nation marched through the streets of Washington, D.C., in a powerful display of activism following the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Marches were also held in cities across the world that year, including one at the state Capitol in Hartford, which drew about 10,000 people. Similar gatherings were held in 2018. Last year, the group called Women’s March Connecticut drew nearly 3,000 people to the state Capitol. And while activists in pink hats again marched in Washington and New York this past weekend, there were no women's march in Connecticut this year. Instead, local organizers held a series of press conferences Saturday throughout the state on a variety of topics. Women’s March Connecticut said, this year, they're turning away from one day of mobilization and toward other priorities, such as electing more women to government positions. "It’s an evolution of strategy, not of focus but of techniques,'' emphasized Sarah Raskin, an organizer with the Connecticut branch of the Women’s March. Visit the link in bio to read more about the evolution of the Women's March movement. (Kassi Jackson and Courant file photos)
Three years ago, on Jan. 21, 2017, hundreds of thousands of women from across the nation marched through the streets of Washington, D.C., in a powerful display of activism following the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Marches were also held in cities across the world that year, including one at the state Capitol in Hartford, which drew about 10,000 people. Similar gatherings were held in 2018. Last year, the group called Women’s March Connecticut drew nearly 3,000 people to the state Capitol. And while activists in pink hats again marched in Washington and New York this past weekend, there were no women's march in Connecticut this year. Instead, local organizers held a series of press conferences Saturday throughout the state on a variety of topics. Women’s March Connecticut said, this year, they're turning away from one day of mobilization and toward other priorities, such as electing more women to government positions. "It’s an evolution of strategy, not of focus but of techniques,'' emphasized Sarah Raskin, an organizer with the Connecticut branch of the Women’s March. Visit the link in bio to read more about the evolution of the Women's March movement. (Kassi Jackson and Courant file photos)
Flowers were attached to the office door of Family Physical Therapy in Colchester, with a card that reads "In loving memory of Meg, Alek, Tyler, and Zoe. May you all rest in God's arms."
Flowers were attached to the office door of Family Physical Therapy in Colchester, with a card that reads "In loving memory of Meg, Alek, Tyler, and Zoe. May you all rest in God's arms." (Mark Mirko/Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant)
Meriden police chief Jeffry Cossette announces that the identity of the mother of an abandoned infant found dead in 1988 has been established. Through DNA evidence, police identified Karen Kuzmak Roche is baby David Paul's mother.
Meriden police chief Jeffry Cossette announces that the identity of the mother of an abandoned infant found dead in 1988 has been established. Through DNA evidence, police identified Karen Kuzmak Roche is baby David Paul's mother. (Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant)
Crows roost briefly at a staging area at Trout Brook Drive and Exeter Avenue before ultimately heading to the Berry Rosenblatt US Armed Forces Reserve Center on South Quaker Lane (not pictured) shortly after dusk.
Crows roost briefly at a staging area at Trout Brook Drive and Exeter Avenue before ultimately heading to the Berry Rosenblatt US Armed Forces Reserve Center on South Quaker Lane (not pictured) shortly after dusk. (Brad Horrigan / Hartford Courant)
Fotis Dulos is escorted out of the Troop G State Police station before being placed in a cruiser Tuesday afternoon. Dulos is arrested and charged with the murder of his estranged wife, Jennifer Farber Dulos, who has been missing since May.
Fotis Dulos is escorted out of the Troop G State Police station before being placed in a cruiser Tuesday afternoon. Dulos is arrested and charged with the murder of his estranged wife, Jennifer Farber Dulos, who has been missing since May. (Kassi Jackson)

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This is the front page of the Hartford Courant on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, The top rail story addresses minor league baseball team, the Rock Cats' commitment to Hartford. The story at the center announces UConn's plans for their Hartford campus.
This is the front page of the Hartford Courant on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, The top rail story addresses minor league baseball team, the Rock Cats' commitment to Hartford. The story at the center announces UConn's plans for their Hartford campus.
Newtown's Riley Ward (13) reacts and looks back at his teammates after scoring the winning touchdown as the Newtown Nighthawks beat the Darien Blue Wave in the final play of the Class LL state football championship at Trumbull High School Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Trumbull, Conn. Newtown won 13-7. Newtown marked the seventh anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School with vigils, church services and a moment of joy when the community's high school football team, with a shooting victim's brother as linebacker, won the state championship Saturday in a last-minute thrill. (Kassi Jackson/Hartford Courant via AP)
Newtown's Riley Ward (13) reacts and looks back at his teammates after scoring the winning touchdown as the Newtown Nighthawks beat the Darien Blue Wave in the final play of the Class LL state football championship at Trumbull High School Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Trumbull, Conn. Newtown won 13-7. Newtown marked the seventh anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School with vigils, church services and a moment of joy when the community's high school football team, with a shooting victim's brother as linebacker, won the state championship Saturday in a last-minute thrill. (Kassi Jackson/Hartford Courant via AP) (Kassi Jackson/AP)

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Niantic, CT - 12/17/19 - Center for Prison Education graduate Tracy Shumaker, left, shares a moment with her son Alberton Hall, of Colchester, before commencement at York Correctional Institution Tuesday. The Connecticut Department of Correction in partnership with Wesleyan University's Center for Prison Education and partner institution Middlesex Community College held a graduation to confer Associate in Science degrees for seven incarcerated women. Photo by Brad Horrigan | bhorrigan@courant.com
Niantic, CT - 12/17/19 - Center for Prison Education graduate Tracy Shumaker, left, shares a moment with her son Alberton Hall, of Colchester, before commencement at York Correctional Institution Tuesday. The Connecticut Department of Correction in partnership with Wesleyan University's Center for Prison Education and partner institution Middlesex Community College held a graduation to confer Associate in Science degrees for seven incarcerated women. Photo by Brad Horrigan | bhorrigan@courant.com (Brad Horrigan / Hartford Courant)
Newtown Nighthawks celebrate their win after beating the Darien Blue Wave in the final play of the Class LL state football championship at Trumbull High School Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Trumbull. Newtown won 13-7.
Newtown Nighthawks celebrate their win after beating the Darien Blue Wave in the final play of the Class LL state football championship at Trumbull High School Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Trumbull. Newtown won 13-7. (Kassi Jackson / Hartford Courant)
Pre-kindergarteners (from left) Zachary Rouleau, Emily Quintero and Bentlee Aviz participate with the help of the upperclassmen at Cornerstone Christian School as students package "snack sacks" Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in Manchester. The snack sacks are made up of single-serve applesauce, fruit cups, granola bars, cookies, crackers, raisins, trail mix and nuts, all put together to provide to individuals who are homeless or living on the streets. The service day is part of Cornerstone Christian School's year-round initiative to give back to the community, locally and beyond, while encouraging their students to work together across the different age groups.
Pre-kindergarteners (from left) Zachary Rouleau, Emily Quintero and Bentlee Aviz participate with the help of the upperclassmen at Cornerstone Christian School as students package "snack sacks" Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in Manchester. The snack sacks are made up of single-serve applesauce, fruit cups, granola bars, cookies, crackers, raisins, trail mix and nuts, all put together to provide to individuals who are homeless or living on the streets. The service day is part of Cornerstone Christian School's year-round initiative to give back to the community, locally and beyond, while encouraging their students to work together across the different age groups. (Kassi Jackson / Hartford Courant)
Watertown, CT 12/04/2019 Friends gathered at the corner of Trumbull and Main Street in Watertown on December 4, 2019 to mourn Sterling and Della Jette who were murdered by their mother’s boyfriend on December 3, 2019.
Watertown, CT 12/04/2019 Friends gathered at the corner of Trumbull and Main Street in Watertown on December 4, 2019 to mourn Sterling and Della Jette who were murdered by their mother’s boyfriend on December 3, 2019. (Johnathon Henninger / Special to the Courant)
Pat Saponare plays in the snow with her grandchildren Hadley Saponare, 2, and Chase Saponare, 2, in their backyard Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, in Cromwell. Saponare, from Rocky Hill, babysits her grandchildren three times a week and said they couldn't wait for the snow.
Pat Saponare plays in the snow with her grandchildren Hadley Saponare, 2, and Chase Saponare, 2, in their backyard Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, in Cromwell. Saponare, from Rocky Hill, babysits her grandchildren three times a week and said they couldn't wait for the snow. (Kassi Jackson/The Hartford Courant)
Glastonbury, Ct. - 11/20/2019 - With his fianc? Kala Reid, Iraq War veteran Craig Hall thanks visitors to his newly renovated and mortgage-free home after entering for the first time since it was renovated by the Building Homes for Heroes program. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com
Glastonbury, Ct. - 11/20/2019 - With his fianc? Kala Reid, Iraq War veteran Craig Hall thanks visitors to his newly renovated and mortgage-free home after entering for the first time since it was renovated by the Building Homes for Heroes program. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com (Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant)
JULY 12, 1989 -- Hartford Mayor Carrie Saxon Perry being sworn into office.
JULY 12, 1989 -- Hartford Mayor Carrie Saxon Perry being sworn into office.
Jose Sandoval, of New Britain, leads the Day of the Dead Festival parade, hosted by Unidad Latino en Accion at their workshop space off of Mill Street Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in New Haven. This year's 9th annual Day of the Dead Festival was dedicated to the living beings, flora and fauna that are facing extinction in the Amazon.
Jose Sandoval, of New Britain, leads the Day of the Dead Festival parade, hosted by Unidad Latino en Accion at their workshop space off of Mill Street Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in New Haven. This year's 9th annual Day of the Dead Festival was dedicated to the living beings, flora and fauna that are facing extinction in the Amazon. (Kassi Jackson/The Hartford Courant)

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Mayor Luke Bronin is greeted by supporters and community members as he arrives to his victory celebration Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at Real Art Ways in Hartford, Conn.
Mayor Luke Bronin is greeted by supporters and community members as he arrives to his victory celebration Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at Real Art Ways in Hartford, Conn. (Kassi Jackson/Hartford Courant/TNS)
Camilo Marulanda, Daniela Bedoya and Victor Grande, members of the Connecticut Makos Underwater Rugby team, scrimmage at Wilbur Cross High School.
Camilo Marulanda, Daniela Bedoya and Victor Grande, members of the Connecticut Makos Underwater Rugby team, scrimmage at Wilbur Cross High School. (Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant)
Connecticut Science Center visitors Ariana Lopez, Nora Anderson and Zoe Griffin experience 78.9 mph winds in the new hurricane simulator in the "Our Changing Earth" exhibit.
Connecticut Science Center visitors Ariana Lopez, Nora Anderson and Zoe Griffin experience 78.9 mph winds in the new hurricane simulator in the "Our Changing Earth" exhibit. (Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant)
Molly Carta, front, learns waltz dance techniques with other participants during the first free Para Dance Sport Clinic offered by Gaylord Sports Association in partnership with Fred Astaire Dance Studio of West Hartford at Gaylord Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Wallingford.
Molly Carta, front, learns waltz dance techniques with other participants during the first free Para Dance Sport Clinic offered by Gaylord Sports Association in partnership with Fred Astaire Dance Studio of West Hartford at Gaylord Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Wallingford. (Kassi Jackson / Hartford Courant)
Amelia Davis, daughter of Jeff and Susan Donis, runs from the Haunt on Eden set at Mount Southington.
Amelia Davis, daughter of Jeff and Susan Donis, runs from the Haunt on Eden set at Mount Southington. (Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant)
Haunt on Eden scare actor Jacob Overpeck as Jason from Friday the 13th is one of the movie-themed scares in the works at Haunt on Eden.
Haunt on Eden scare actor Jacob Overpeck as Jason from Friday the 13th is one of the movie-themed scares in the works at Haunt on Eden. (Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant)
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Robb Quiller proposes to his girlfriend Kaitlin Sullivan after the two finished the marathon at the 26th running of the Eversource Hartford Marathon Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Hartford, Conn.
Robb Quiller proposes to his girlfriend Kaitlin Sullivan after the two finished the marathon at the 26th running of the Eversource Hartford Marathon Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Hartford, Conn. (Kassi Jackson/Hartford Courant/TNS)
Ryan Smith, of Auburn, Maine, finishes in first place with a time of 2:18:25 at the 26th running of the Eversource Hartford Marathon Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Hartford.
Ryan Smith, of Auburn, Maine, finishes in first place with a time of 2:18:25 at the 26th running of the Eversource Hartford Marathon Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Hartford. (Kassi Jackson/The Hartford Courant)
Hartford, CT, 10/12/2019 The Hartford Marathon Foundation’s 2nd Annual, “Pedal to the Medal” started and finished under the Memorial Arch at Bushnell Park. Almost 200 riders used the CT Fastrak route from Hartford to New Britain and back, an 18.8 mile journey, starting at 3 am.
Hartford, CT, 10/12/2019 The Hartford Marathon Foundation’s 2nd Annual, “Pedal to the Medal” started and finished under the Memorial Arch at Bushnell Park. Almost 200 riders used the CT Fastrak route from Hartford to New Britain and back, an 18.8 mile journey, starting at 3 am. (Johnathon Henninger/Special to the Courant)
Community members paint "Simsbury" in rainbow colors as part of a community-involved art installation on the trail in front of Rotary Park off of Iron Horse Boulevard Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, in Simsbury.
Community members paint "Simsbury" in rainbow colors as part of a community-involved art installation on the trail in front of Rotary Park off of Iron Horse Boulevard Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, in Simsbury. (Kassi Jackson / Hartford Courant)
Legally blind cross country runner and Granby High School senior Lizzy Cappelli checks her stopwatch before competing in a meet on her school's 5k course. Photograph by Mark Mirko |mmirko@courant.com
Legally blind cross country runner and Granby High School senior Lizzy Cappelli checks her stopwatch before competing in a meet on her school's 5k course. Photograph by Mark Mirko |mmirko@courant.com (Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant)

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Courtney Williams poses for the camera before getting on the bus after stopping by the hotel lobby of Mohegan Sun as fans saw the team off Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in Uncasville. The team was heading off to Washington, D.C. for game one and two of the WNBA finals.
Courtney Williams poses for the camera before getting on the bus after stopping by the hotel lobby of Mohegan Sun as fans saw the team off Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in Uncasville. The team was heading off to Washington, D.C. for game one and two of the WNBA finals. (Kassi Jackson / Hartford Courant)
Chantal Edwards, of Hartford, stands for a portrait while wearing a monkey puppet during a rehearsal for the upcoming Night Fall performance at The Dirt Salon Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Hartford.
Chantal Edwards, of Hartford, stands for a portrait while wearing a monkey puppet during a rehearsal for the upcoming Night Fall performance at The Dirt Salon Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Hartford. (Kassi Jackson / Hartford Courant)
Kendall Lord, 4, touches Mickey Mouses's face during the Disney Toy Delivery at Connecticut Children's Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in Hartford. Lord not only got to experience the joy of visiting with Mickey Mouse, but also got to complete her final day of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer this past February. Walt Disney Company's annual Disney Toy Delivery is a part of the Disney Team of Heroes philanthropic initiative. This year, more than $3 million in Disney products were delivered to children?s hospitals nationwide.
Kendall Lord, 4, touches Mickey Mouses's face during the Disney Toy Delivery at Connecticut Children's Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in Hartford. Lord not only got to experience the joy of visiting with Mickey Mouse, but also got to complete her final day of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer this past February. Walt Disney Company's annual Disney Toy Delivery is a part of the Disney Team of Heroes philanthropic initiative. This year, more than $3 million in Disney products were delivered to children?s hospitals nationwide. (Kassi Jackson / Hartford Courant)
Jeremiah Johnson, of Hartford's Proud, walks onto the field with his drum-mates during the group's performance during the East Coast Explosion, a drill drum and dance competition, at Dillon Stadium Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Hartford. The competition is a "Stomp the Violence Event," as the community is drumming in memory of two Hartford youths lost to violence in the city.
Jeremiah Johnson, of Hartford's Proud, walks onto the field with his drum-mates during the group's performance during the East Coast Explosion, a drill drum and dance competition, at Dillon Stadium Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Hartford. The competition is a "Stomp the Violence Event," as the community is drumming in memory of two Hartford youths lost to violence in the city. (Kassi Jackson / Hartford Courant)

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New Britain, Ct. - 09/22/2019 - (L-R) Agata Kornhauser-Duda and Polish president Andrzej Duda acknowledge the crowd at Walnut Hill Park ?during the first visit to New Britain by a sitting Polish president. Photograph by Mark Mirko |mmirko@courant.com
New Britain, Ct. - 09/22/2019 - (L-R) Agata Kornhauser-Duda and Polish president Andrzej Duda acknowledge the crowd at Walnut Hill Park ?during the first visit to New Britain by a sitting Polish president. Photograph by Mark Mirko |mmirko@courant.com (Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant)

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Hartford, Ct. - 09/20/2019 - Youth climate activists will be holding a climate strike/protest on Friday at the capitol. Protest begins around noon, but we're aiming to meet with the lead organizers, Sena Wazer and Mitchel Kvedar beforehand. They should be arriving around 10:45am. Rally is from 12pm-3pm. Photograph by Mark Mirko |mmirko@courant.com
Hartford, Ct. - 09/20/2019 - Youth climate activists will be holding a climate strike/protest on Friday at the capitol. Protest begins around noon, but we're aiming to meet with the lead organizers, Sena Wazer and Mitchel Kvedar beforehand. They should be arriving around 10:45am. Rally is from 12pm-3pm. Photograph by Mark Mirko |mmirko@courant.com (Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant)

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NEW BRITAIN-9/19/19- 3088438_Hc-news-new-britain-bridge-opening - New Britain's new Beehive Bridge, replete with colorful panels, lights and giant metal Bee sculptures, was dedicated Thursday night with hundreds in attendance. The bridge, a five year project, is on Main Street leading into the downtown area and spans route 72. STEPHEN DUNN|Special to the Courant
NEW BRITAIN-9/19/19- 3088438_Hc-news-new-britain-bridge-opening - New Britain's new Beehive Bridge, replete with colorful panels, lights and giant metal Bee sculptures, was dedicated Thursday night with hundreds in attendance. The bridge, a five year project, is on Main Street leading into the downtown area and spans route 72. STEPHEN DUNN|Special to the Courant (Stephen Dunn/Special to the Courant)
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Metacomet Elementary School music teacher Matthew McCarthy (left) high-fives fourth-grader Justice Whaley as she arrives today for the first day of classes. Photograph by
Metacomet Elementary School music teacher Matthew McCarthy (left) high-fives fourth-grader Justice Whaley as she arrives today for the first day of classes. Photograph by (Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant)
In August 1955, hurricanes Connie and Diane swept through Connecticut and unleashed a devastating flood, the worst natural disaster in the state's recorded history. Eighty-seven people died, thousands were injured and tens of thousands lost their homes. This photo shows the intersection of West and Divinity streets in the West End of Bristol during the Flood of 1955. Courtesy of the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries.
In August 1955, hurricanes Connie and Diane swept through Connecticut and unleashed a devastating flood, the worst natural disaster in the state's recorded history. Eighty-seven people died, thousands were injured and tens of thousands lost their homes. This photo shows the intersection of West and Divinity streets in the West End of Bristol during the Flood of 1955. Courtesy of the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Hartford, CT - 8/5/19 - Mary Doherty, left, of Southbury, and Connie Cooper, of Sandy Hook, listen to speakers at a rally outside the State Capitol Monday demanding stronger gun legislation in the wake of the two mass shootings over the weekend.
Hartford, CT - 8/5/19 - Mary Doherty, left, of Southbury, and Connie Cooper, of Sandy Hook, listen to speakers at a rally outside the State Capitol Monday demanding stronger gun legislation in the wake of the two mass shootings over the weekend. (Brad Horrigan / Hartford Courant)
Alan Dornan, 80, leads an immigration walk out of his driveway and down his street Saturday, July 27, 2019, in Wethersfield.
Alan Dornan, 80, leads an immigration walk out of his driveway and down his street Saturday, July 27, 2019, in Wethersfield. (Kassi Jackson / Hartford Courant)

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HARTFORD, CT - 07.25.2019 - Courantly Hanging Hills Brewery - The Hartford Courant hosted a game night at Hanging Hills Brewery for a live recording of the Capitol Watch podcast with food, games and music from FREEWIFIUSAª. DANIEL SHULAR | dshular@courant.com
HARTFORD, CT - 07.25.2019 - Courantly Hanging Hills Brewery - The Hartford Courant hosted a game night at Hanging Hills Brewery for a live recording of the Capitol Watch podcast with food, games and music from FREEWIFIUSAª. DANIEL SHULAR | dshular@courant.com (Daniel Shular/The Hartford Courant)

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Eric Random at a beach in West Haven.
Eric Random at a beach in West Haven. (Ashley LaRue/Special to The Thread)
In this 2018 photo Hiroki Morgan, 9, of New Britain enjoys the cool relief from a bucket of water at the Chelsea Park Splash Park.
In this 2018 photo Hiroki Morgan, 9, of New Britain enjoys the cool relief from a bucket of water at the Chelsea Park Splash Park. (John Woike / Hartford Courant)
Willow Creek resident Desaire Sheldon, a pre-K teacher pursuing her master's degree, stops to check on her daughter while wheeling her to their home.
Willow Creek resident Desaire Sheldon, a pre-K teacher pursuing her master's degree, stops to check on her daughter while wheeling her to their home. (Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant)
To mark the 75th anniversary of the Hartford circus fire, the Courant interviewed nearly 40 survivors about the horror of that day and how they have learned to live with tragedy since.
To mark the 75th anniversary of the Hartford circus fire, the Courant interviewed nearly 40 survivors about the horror of that day and how they have learned to live with tragedy since. (Hartford Courant)
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The main entrance on the circus, July 1944.
The main entrance on the circus, July 1944. (Hartford Courant File Photo)
Images of Brooks Koepka and other PGA tour players are being projected onto Travelers Tower in downtown Hartford the week of the Travelers Championship in Cromwell.
Images of Brooks Koepka and other PGA tour players are being projected onto Travelers Tower in downtown Hartford the week of the Travelers Championship in Cromwell. (Brad Horrigan/Hartford Courant/TNS)
HARTFORD, CT - 06.18.2019 - Cirque du Soleil backstage tour - Freestyle soccer performer Abou Traore (low right) spins a soccer ball on a stick being held in his mouth while the stage platform moves and Laura Biondo (center) juggles a soccer ball in the air on Tuesday morning during a rehearsal for the backstage tour of Cirque du Soleil Luzia one day before opening night. - DANIEL SHULAR | dshular@courant.com
HARTFORD, CT - 06.18.2019 - Cirque du Soleil backstage tour - Freestyle soccer performer Abou Traore (low right) spins a soccer ball on a stick being held in his mouth while the stage platform moves and Laura Biondo (center) juggles a soccer ball in the air on Tuesday morning during a rehearsal for the backstage tour of Cirque du Soleil Luzia one day before opening night. - DANIEL SHULAR | dshular@courant.com (Daniel Shular / Hartford Courant)
West Hartford, Ct. - 06/13/2019 - After posing for photographs by friends and family, Patrick Keith jumps from a rock statue of an "H" after commencement ceremonies at William H Hall High School graduation. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com
West Hartford, Ct. - 06/13/2019 - After posing for photographs by friends and family, Patrick Keith jumps from a rock statue of an "H" after commencement ceremonies at William H Hall High School graduation. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com (Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant)
Stonington, Ct. - 06/03/2019 - His race not run, Tolland sophomore Joseph Northrop rests in a hammock strung under the bleachers at Willow Brook Park before competing in the 4 x 400 relay in the CIAC State Championship Track and Field Meet today in New Britain. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com
Stonington, Ct. - 06/03/2019 - His race not run, Tolland sophomore Joseph Northrop rests in a hammock strung under the bleachers at Willow Brook Park before competing in the 4 x 400 relay in the CIAC State Championship Track and Field Meet today in New Britain. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com (Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant)
NEW CANAAN, CT - 06.03.2019 - FBI WAVENY PARK - Members of an FBI Evidence Response Team comb a heavily wooded area in Waveny Park in New Canaan on Monday afternoon as joggers are free to enjoy the park. Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of missing New Canaan mother of five Jennifer Farber Dulos, has been charged in connection with the investigation into her disappearance and was arraigned on Monday morning. PATRICK RAYCRAFT | praycraft@courant.com
NEW CANAAN, CT - 06.03.2019 - FBI WAVENY PARK - Members of an FBI Evidence Response Team comb a heavily wooded area in Waveny Park in New Canaan on Monday afternoon as joggers are free to enjoy the park. Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of missing New Canaan mother of five Jennifer Farber Dulos, has been charged in connection with the investigation into her disappearance and was arraigned on Monday morning. PATRICK RAYCRAFT | praycraft@courant.com (Patrick Raycraft / Hartford Courant)
Eastford, Ct. - 05/24/2019 - As he staples bunting to the office of Charlie Brown Campground, "Happy, happy campers," is how Dog Rafferty, a worker at the campground, described the result of this Memorial Day weekend's "mostly sunny" weather forecast. The campground, which Rafferty expects to be full by Friday evening, has a full schedule of weekend activities including duck races, a s'mores bonfire, fishing and bingo. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com
Eastford, Ct. - 05/24/2019 - As he staples bunting to the office of Charlie Brown Campground, "Happy, happy campers," is how Dog Rafferty, a worker at the campground, described the result of this Memorial Day weekend's "mostly sunny" weather forecast. The campground, which Rafferty expects to be full by Friday evening, has a full schedule of weekend activities including duck races, a s'mores bonfire, fishing and bingo. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com (Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant)
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The fountain at Burr Mall has been restored and now includes colored lights.
The fountain at Burr Mall has been restored and now includes colored lights. (Brad Horrigan / Hartford Courant)
East Hartford, CT - 5/4/19 - Myke Furhman, of New Fairfield, right, and other members of the 2nd and 19th Regiments supporter's clubs, sing Hartford Athletic songs outside Rentschler Field before the team's inaugural USL home match Saturday. Photo by Brad Horrigan | bhorrigan@courant.com
East Hartford, CT - 5/4/19 - Myke Furhman, of New Fairfield, right, and other members of the 2nd and 19th Regiments supporter's clubs, sing Hartford Athletic songs outside Rentschler Field before the team's inaugural USL home match Saturday. Photo by Brad Horrigan | bhorrigan@courant.com (Brad Horrigan / Hartford Courant)
A Vincent Van Gogh self portrait and the recently installed "Vase with Poppies" share the same gallery at the Wadsworth Atheneum. The Wadsworth Atheneum's painting, which recently was confirmed to be a Van Gogh, has been installed in time for Fine Art and Flowers, which will be held the following weekend.
A Vincent Van Gogh self portrait and the recently installed "Vase with Poppies" share the same gallery at the Wadsworth Atheneum. The Wadsworth Atheneum's painting, which recently was confirmed to be a Van Gogh, has been installed in time for Fine Art and Flowers, which will be held the following weekend. (Michael McAndrews/Hartford Courant)
UConn engineering student Henry Courchaine talks by phone with faculty advisor Tom Mealy as he adjusts the hands of the tower's clock from inside the 130-foot Keney Tower. The clock is being rebuilt by a group of UConn engineering students and students from Capital Prepatory Magnet School. A celebration of the clock being put back into server will take place Tuesday, April 23, at 11:30 a.m. Subsequent plans include installing solar towers on the school's roof and UConn landscape architecture students to work with the community to install landscaping on the grounds.
UConn engineering student Henry Courchaine talks by phone with faculty advisor Tom Mealy as he adjusts the hands of the tower's clock from inside the 130-foot Keney Tower. The clock is being rebuilt by a group of UConn engineering students and students from Capital Prepatory Magnet School. A celebration of the clock being put back into server will take place Tuesday, April 23, at 11:30 a.m. Subsequent plans include installing solar towers on the school's roof and UConn landscape architecture students to work with the community to install landscaping on the grounds. (Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant)
Hartford could get a second chance at the I-84 viaduct that runs through downtown and separates its surrounding neighborhoods. The project would lower the highways, move the train and bus facilities, and pave the way for new development between Bushnell Park and The Hartford.
Hartford could get a second chance at the I-84 viaduct that runs through downtown and separates its surrounding neighborhoods. The project would lower the highways, move the train and bus facilities, and pave the way for new development between Bushnell Park and The Hartford. (Sean Fowler/Special to the Courant)
Artist Corey Pane (left) is greeted by Mike Duff, 26, of East Windsor, in front of a mural of Nipsey Hussle that Pane painted yesterday. Pane says he has been a fan of Hussle's music for four years, "I always respected him more as a person than even his music and I just wanted to honor that." Hundreds have visited Heaven skate park in Hartford to view the mural and a vigil is planned at the location for 6pm Friday night.
Artist Corey Pane (left) is greeted by Mike Duff, 26, of East Windsor, in front of a mural of Nipsey Hussle that Pane painted yesterday. Pane says he has been a fan of Hussle's music for four years, "I always respected him more as a person than even his music and I just wanted to honor that." Hundreds have visited Heaven skate park in Hartford to view the mural and a vigil is planned at the location for 6pm Friday night. (Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant)
Hartford, CT - 3/21/19 - Vermont fans celebrate the Catamounts' play against Florida State in a first round NCAA tournament game at XL Center Thursday. Photo by Brad Horrigan | bhorrigan@courant.com
Hartford, CT - 3/21/19 - Vermont fans celebrate the Catamounts' play against Florida State in a first round NCAA tournament game at XL Center Thursday. Photo by Brad Horrigan | bhorrigan@courant.com (Brad Horrigan / Hartford Courant)
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