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These Hartford County Eateries Named Best Restaurants For Wine, New Rankings Say These Hartford County Eateries Named Best Restaurants For Wine, New Rankings Say
These Hartford County Eateries Named Best Restaurants For Wine, New Rankings Say Several Connecticut restaurants are the cream of the crop when it comes to their wine offerings, according to new rankings released by Wine Spectator. A total of 36 eateries were recognized as winners of the 2024 Restaurant Awards released by Wine Spectator, a publication that serves as a leading authority on wine. The restaurants named as winners of the awards, which were made public on Tuesday, June 25, are (by county):  Fairfield County: L'Escale Restaurant, Greenwich; Tony's at the J House, Riverside; Barcelona Wine Bar, Stamford; The Restaurant At Rowayton Seafood, …
' Hell's Kitchen's Chef Gordon Ramsey Stops By 2 CT Pizzerias ' Hell's Kitchen's Chef Gordon Ramsey Stops By 2 CT Pizzerias
' Hell's Kitchen's Chef Gordon Ramsey Stops By 2 CT Pizzerias He can be tough on chefs who run a less-than-perfect restaurant, but celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsey also knows a good pizza and where to find one. Of course, that's New Haven, where the chef was found at not one but two of the area's favorites, Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana and Sally's Apizza. Ramsey, who has been in Connecticut filming episodes of "Hells' Kitchen," has visited other famous restaurants in the area, but it seems pizza was on his mind on Tuesday, June 18. Both pizzerias posted photos and thanks on their Instagram pages to commemorate the visits. "BIG thank you to Gordon Ramsay @go…
Did You Feel It? Earthquake Rocks CT Towns Did You Feel It? Earthquake Rocks CT Towns
Did You Feel It? Earthquake Rocks CT Towns Residents of several Connecticut towns weren't imagining that little shake and sway, it was a small earthquake. The small 1.08 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale occurred in New London County around 8:20 a.m., Thursday, March 28 in Ledyard. Although no one in Ledyard reported it to police or emergency management, residents in the town of Stonington and in the Mystic/Old Mystic area, which border Ledyard felt it. Officials in Stonington said they are aware of the earthquake and several people reported it.   In the Mystic/Old Mystic area residents reported loud booms and sh…
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Hartford County, Region For Winter Storm New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Hartford County, Region For Winter Storm
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Hartford County, Region For Winter Storm Here are snowfall reports from the region for the winter storm that is sweeping through the Northeast on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Totals are from the National Weather Service and submissions from Daily Voice readers: Location        Amount        Time/Date      Provider New York Westchester County Peekskill 10.3 inches 1000 AM 02/13 Public Croton-on-Hudso 10.5 inches 12:45 PM 02/13 Daily Voice reader submission North Salem/Peach Lake 10.0 inches 0430 PM 02/13 Daily Voice reader submission Croton-on-Hudson …
How Much Snow Did You Get? Here Are Reports From Region For Winter Storm How Much Snow Did You Get? Here Are Reports From Region For Winter Storm
How Much Snow Did You Get? Here Are Reports From Region For Winter Storm Here are snowfall reports from the region for the winter storm that swept through the Northeast overnight Monday, Jan. 15 into Tuesday, Jan. 16. Totals are from the National Weather Service: Location        Amount        Time/Date      Provider New York Westchester County New Rochelle 1.7 inches 0730 AM 01/16 Public Peekskill 1.3 inches 0630 AM 01/16 Public Armonk 1.3 inches 0800 AM 01/16 COCORAHS Peekskill 2.8 NNE 1.0 inches 0800 AM 01/16 COCORAHS South Salem 0.8 inches 0715 AM 01/16 COCORAHS Nassau County Levittown 3.0 inches…
Beluga Whale Dies At Mystic Aquarium In CT Beluga Whale Dies At Mystic Aquarium In CT
Beluga Whale Dies At Mystic Aquarium In CT A third beluga whale from a Canadian amusement park has died at Connecticut's Mystic Aquarium after suffering from an incurable condition.  The death of beloved beluga whale Kharabali was announced by New London County's Mystic Aquarium on Tuesday, Dec. 12.  In their announcement, the aquarium said that Kharabali was the third whale to pass away who had arrived from Marineland, an amusement park located in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Two other whales, named Havok and Havana, died in August 2021 and February 2022 respectively after also suffering from unde…
CT Caregiver Critical After 30-Foot Fall While Raking Leaves CT Caregiver Critical After 30-Foot Fall While Raking Leaves
CT Caregiver Critical After 30-Foot Fall While Raking Leaves A Connecticut woman is in critical condition after falling off a 30-foot cliff while raking leaves. The incident took place in New London County on Sunday, Nov. 5 around 1 p.m. in Mystic behind a Quarry Road home. According to Stonington Police Assitant Chief Todd Olson, the department received a call from a woman in her 90s who reported that her caregiver was missing. When an officer arrived he was told the woman was last seen raking leaves in the backyard, Olson said. The officer happened to look over the cliff and found the caregiver at the bottom. Olson said with help from first resp…
'The Money Is Ready': Phone Scammer Steals Over $6K From CT Victim, Police Say 'The Money Is Ready': Phone Scammer Steals Over $6K From CT Victim, Police Say
'The Money Is Ready': Phone Scammer Steals Over $6K From CT Victim, Police Say An elaborate phone scam duped a Connecticut victim into forking over more than $6,000 and almost cost them thousands more, police said. Waldy Santiago, age 25, of Providence, Rhode Island, turned himself in at a State Police facility in Westbrook in Middlesex County on Wednesday, Oct. 25, in connection with the alleged scheme, according to Connecticut State Police. Investigators were initially contacted by a Middlesex County resident in Killingworth on Friday, Aug. 25, reporting an elderly scam. The 80-year-old victim told detectives that a man identifying himself as their grandson, who wa…
Slàinte! These Hartford County Irish Pubs Are Among The Best In Connecticut Slàinte! These Hartford County Irish Pubs Are Among The Best In Connecticut
Slàinte! These Hartford County Irish Pubs Are Among The Best In Connecticut With St. Patrick's Day nearly around the corner, you and your beer buddies may be looking for the best pub in Connecticut to celebrate the holiday.  So, here are some of the best Irish pubs in the state based on Google reviews. O'Neill's Irish Pub & Restaurant, Norwalk Located in "the heart of South Norwalk," guests flock to O'Neill's for food, drink, and "the best local Irish musicians," the pub's website says. "The atmosphere is right on, and every employee was friendly and helpful," one Yelp reviewer said. "We won't hesitate to come back when in the area!" The Harp and Hound Pub, …
West Hartford Restaurant Named Semifinalist Of Prestigious National Competition West Hartford Restaurant Named Semifinalist Of Prestigious National Competition
West Hartford Restaurant Named Semifinalist Of Prestigious National Competition Three restaurants in Connecticut have been recognized as semifinalists for a prestigious national competition recognizing preeminent restaurants and chefs.  The restaurants are being recognized by the James Beard Foundation, which celebrates food culture in the US and has been handing out awards to restaurants since 1991.  Outstanding Restaurant Presented by Acqua Panna® Natural Spring Water: Cora Cora, which is located in West Hartford at 162 Shield St. The restaurant is known for serving chicken, seafood, and steak dishes with a Peruvian twist. Best Chefs by Region Presented b…
Trio Nabbed After Robbery Spree Targeting CT Stores Statewide Trio Nabbed After Robbery Spree Targeting CT Stores Statewide
Trio Nabbed After Robbery Spree Targeting CT Stores Statewide Three Connecticut men have been charged with committing at least eight robberies of convenience and smoke shops across the state earlier this year. The three were indicted by a grand jury on Thursday, June 16 in New Haven County, said Vanessa Roberts Avery, US Attorney for the District of Connecticut. Those charged include Steven Galarza, age 24, of Seymour; Efrain Deleon, age 58, and Gilberto Deleon, age 56, both of New Britain, officials said. As alleged in the indictment and other court documents, between February and March, the men, using fake firearms robbed the following retail locat…
Connecticut Man Wins $252K Lottery Prize On His Birthday Connecticut Man Wins $252K Lottery Prize On His Birthday
Connecticut Man Wins $252K Lottery Prize On His Birthday A Connecticut man had a particularly happy birthday this year after realizing he won a $252,454 lottery prize. New Haven County resident Ray Giordano, of Hamden, purchased the winning "Super 7s" Progressive Jackpot ticket on Saturday, April 30, after he got stuck in traffic on the highway while driving to Mystic, Connecticut Lottery announced on Tuesday, May 2. When he made it off the highway, he stopped at Henny Penny Mystic 25 for water, a package of Pop-Tarts, and the Fast Play lottery ticket, CT Lottery reported.  “I walked back to my car and started checking my ticket," Giordano …
Connecticut Magazine Names State's 25 Best Restaurants Connecticut Magazine Names State's 25 Best Restaurants
Connecticut Magazine Names State's 25 Best Restaurants Foodies will want to be sure and check out the latest edition of "Connecticut Magazine" which lists its annual 25 best new restaurants. The restaurants range from pizza joints to top-notch cuisine with famous chefs.  Some restaurants of note in the list include:  Villa Lulu, New Haven: Created by veteran restaurateurs Rafael Palomino and Mo Gad, Villa Lulu opened in August and features a contemporary Italian menu with new takes on such favorites as eggplant parmesan. Other standouts include crispy artichokes with Parmesan aioli; pork belly over Tuscan cabbage with apple mostarda, and squi…
Police: CT Man Repeatedly Returned To Popular Restaurant After Getting Kicked Out For Fighting Police: CT Man Repeatedly Returned To Popular Restaurant After Getting Kicked Out For Fighting
Police: CT Man Repeatedly Returned To Popular Restaurant After Getting Kicked Out For Fighting A Connecticut man has been arrested for allegedly repeatedly trespassing at a popular downtown restaurant after he had been ejected for fighting. Josiah Shumaker, age 24, was arrested on Tuesday, July 20, for the incident which took place on two nights in June in Milford. According to police, Shumaker, of Mystic, repeatedly returned to Stonebridge, at 50 Daniel St., after being ejected for being involved in an altercation, police said.  Employees reported that over the next few hours Shumaker repeatedly entered the bar and was ejected again. On the third incident, Milfo…
Pie In The Sky: CT House Votes Overwhelmingly To Make Pizza State Food Pie In The Sky: CT House Votes Overwhelmingly To Make Pizza State Food
Pie In The Sky: CT House Votes Overwhelmingly To Make Pizza State Food The Connecticut House of Representatives served up a slice of levity in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, dubbing pizza the official “State Food."  House representatives overwhelmingly voted 131 to 9 to designate pizza as Connecticut’s state food, with the legislation now headed to the state Senate and potentially Gov. Ned Lamont to be made official. If approved, pizza will join sperm whales (Connecticut’s state animal), American robins (state bird), insect (mantis), mountain-laurel (state flower), almandine garnet (state mineral), and charter oak (state tree), among others in the St…
COVID-19: Cheers! CT Now Offers Free Drink To Those Who Have Gotten Vaccinated COVID-19: Cheers! CT Now Offers Free Drink To Those Who Have Gotten Vaccinated
Covid-19: Cheers! CT Now Offers Free Drink To Those Who Have Gotten Vaccinated Have a drink on them. Connecticut is offering an innovative new program to encourage residents to go out and get the COVID-19 vaccine. Participating restaurants in Connecticut are offering a free drink to customers who show their COVID-19 vaccination card between Wednesday, May 19, and Monday, May 31, provided the patron purchases food during the visit. Gov. Ned Lamont announced the initiative on Monday, April 26, noting that the limit will be one drink per person. A limited number of Connecticut restaurants initially opted into the program, with more expected to in advance of the program …
Man Admits Operating Scam That Defrauded CT Victim Of Nearly $1.2 Million Man Admits Operating Scam That Defrauded CT Victim Of Nearly $1.2 Million
Man Admits Operating Scam That Defrauded CT Victim Of Nearly $1.2 Million A 35-year-old man has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge stemming from a lottery scam that defrauded an elderly Connecticut victim of nearly $1.2 million. Stieve Fernandez, age 35, of Argentine and Jamacia, made the plea on Wednesday, Feb. 3, in Bridgeport, said U.S. Attorney John H. Durham, U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut. According to court documents and statements made in court, between approximately 2015 to 2018, Fernandez and others, including Minique Morris and Horace Crooks, defrauded an elderly Mystic resident in a lottery scam.  As part of their scheme, Ferna…
Rally Held For Hotel Worker Attacked by NY Couple; Suspects To Face Bigotry Charges Rally Held For Hotel Worker Attacked by NY Couple; Suspects To Face Bigotry Charges
Rally Held For Hotel Worker Attacked by NY Couple; Suspects To Face Bigotry Charges A Connecticut community came together to support a hotel worker injured during an allegedly racially-motivated attack as a New York couple is due to face charges of bigotry and assault this week. Dozens of people congregated Sunday, July 26, in Stonington for a rally in support of Crystal Caldwell, 59, a Groton woman that video surveillance shows was viciously attacked while working at the Quality Inn in Mystic. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut), attended the rally. “State leaders are saying black lives matter and we want justice for Crystal Caldwell,” Blumenthal told the crowd. He …
Couple Accused Of Attacking Connecticut Hotel Clerk In Racially Charged Incident Apprehended Couple Accused Of Attacking Connecticut Hotel Clerk In Racially Charged Incident Apprehended
Couple Accused Of Attacking Connecticut Hotel Clerk In Racially Charged Incident Apprehended The Long Island couple who were on the run after an alleged racially-charged assault at a Connecticut hotel last night have been located by law enforcement in Brooklyn. Philip Sarner and Emily Orbay, who do not have primary addresses but are known to reside primarily in Nassau County, were taken into custody by U.S. marshals following the incident on Friday, June 26. It is alleged that Sarner and Orbay attacked an African American employee at the Quality Inn in Mystic, Connecticut, prompting a brief manhunt that ended with their arrests on Monday, July 13. It is alleged that after compla…