Reporter, Hartford Courant
Reporter with The Hartford Courant since 1986. Cover the town of Manchester and statewide news. Love Connecticut history, true crime, news of the weird.
courant.com — A judge on Monday set bail at $25 million for a 27-year-old Hartford man who was arrested Friday and charged with murder in connection with a 6-year-old homicide and several other shootings in the city. Donald "Amen" Raynor is facing 45 charges, including murder, conspiracy to commit murder and firearms offenses, said Mark Dupuis, spokesman for the Office of the Chief State's Attorney.
courant.com — A large sign off I-384 that welcomes people to town has been vandalized for the third time in about two weeks, a public works supervisor said Monday. Most recently, someone had streaked and splattered black paint on the wooden sign on the Exit 2 (Keeney Street) eastbound off-ramp.
courant.com — Lou's Auto Sales & Upholstery on Center Street is being rebuilt. The original auto shop was destroyed after heavy snows in January 2011. (Jesse Leavenworth/The Hartford Courant / ) Lou's Auto Sales & Upholstery, the Center Street business that was destroyed after heavy snowfall in January 2011, is being rebuilt.
courant.com — A hearing set for tonight on a school board member's race-related comments about another board member has been postponed. The postponement, board Chairman Chris Pattacini confirmed by email this morning, will give the board an opportunity to vote on whether to cancel the hearing at its next meeting.
courant.com — John Martorano, a confessed 20-time killer who tied mobster James "Whitey" Bulger's Winter Hill Gang to an attempt to take control of the Jai Alai industry, could testify as early as Monday in Bulger's racketerring trial.
courant.com — Miss Connecticut Erin Brady walks onstage during the 2013 Miss USA pageant at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. (Ethan Miller, Getty Images / ) Miss Connecticut, Erin Brady, was named Miss USA Sunday night in Las Vegas. Brady, who is from East Hampton and lives in South Glastonbury, is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University.
courant.com — Gustave Whitehead was either the first person to fly a powered, heavier than air machine - besting the Wright brothers by more than two years - or a delusional dreamer whose bat-winged soap box never slipped gravity's bond. Believers on both sides say the matter is settled.
courant.com — Of all the days of the year, the sun stays longest in the sky this Friday - the solstice - a day of special significance to pagans, a small but growing population in the U.S., fragmented by different traditions and practices but united in their devotion to the divine in nature.
courant.com — Harriet Chace, who died at the age of 96 on May 21, was a nurse by profession, and by nature. The Manchester resident graduated from nursing school at the Children's Hospital in Boston in 1939, where she cared for babies before joining the Army Nurse Corps.
courant.com — Nathan Carcieri is wanted for questioning by police in a hit-and-run Monday night that claimed the life of a 59-year-old man, police said. (Courtesy of Plainfield Police Department / ) A 28-year-old man is wanted for questioning by police in a hit-and-run Monday night that claimed the life of a 59-year-old man, police said.
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