<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - As Seen On]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/on-air/as-seen-on http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:10:16 -0400 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:10:16 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Decision 2014: Candidates Clash on Guns, Education]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:58:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DECISION_SEGMENT_3_AIR_DATE_102614_1200x675_347494467685.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[Watch NBC Connecticut's Newscasts]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:18:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tv+peacock_722_406.jpg

Watch NBC Connecticut's Newscasts from 4:30 a.m.-7 a.m., 11 a.m., 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. 

<![CDATA[Decision 2014: Moderators Address Foley's Absence]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:57:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DECISION_SEGMENT_2_AIR_DATE_102614_1200x675_347498563591.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[Decision 2014: Recapping the Forum]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:56:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DECISION_SEGMENT_1_AIR_DATE_102614_1200x675_347497027697.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[Malloy Tours Businesses With U.S. Labor Secretary]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:17:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MalloyJobs00000000.jpg In a campaign tour, the governor toured several businesses in Eastern Connecticut with the U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez.]]> <![CDATA[West Haven to Pick Up Cost of Family's Quarantine]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:24:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/westhavenquar.jpg A West Haven family quarantined after returning from a trip to Africa will remain in isolation for three weeks, but the city of West Haven is picking up the cost.]]> <![CDATA[Hospitals Concerned About Ebola Funding]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:26:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ebolarountblpic.jpg Hospitals in Connecticut are working to make sure they have the necessary resources to treat an Ebola case if one is diagnosed in our state.]]> <![CDATA[Teal Pumpkins Take "Scare" Out of Halloween]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:04:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Teal_Pumpkins_1200x675_347532867898.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[Hamden Police Hunt Accused Killer]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:51:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/530phamdenstill102414doug00000000.jpg Home invasion Sunday went bad]]> <![CDATA[Blumenthal Demands Nationwide Airbag Recall]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:21:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/5pairbagsstill102414doug00000000.jpg Sen. Richard Blumenthal is demanding a nationwide recall of potentially defective airbags made by Takata.]]> <![CDATA[Herbst Challenges Ad in Treasurer's Race]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:50:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Herbst00000000.jpg GOP candidate and Democrat Denise Nappier spar over the contents of a campaign ad.]]> <![CDATA[Hospitals Prepare For Ebola]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:00:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CTEBOLAPRACTICEpic00000000.jpg Drill features hazmat suits and lots of plastic.]]> <![CDATA[Police Report a Dozen Car Break-Ins in North Branford]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:40:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BranfordBreakInsPic00000000.jpg Police say the thief or thieves were targeting unlocked cars and looking for cash and small electronics.]]> <![CDATA[ROTC Popular At Torrington High School]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:00:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/gotwtor1023pic.jpg Students learn skills that will prepare them for life.]]> <![CDATA[Viewers React to Malloy/Visconti Debate]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:00:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nbcdebate102314.jpg Bridgeport residents watch the NBC Connecticut Gubernatorial debate and discuss what they thought after it ended]]> <![CDATA[Viewers React to Malloy/Visconti Debate]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:05:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nbcdebate102314.jpg Bridgeport residents watch the NBC Connecticut Gubernatorial debate and discuss what they thought after it ended]]> <![CDATA[NBC Connecticut Hosts Gubernatorial Forum]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:01:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NBCConnecticutGubernatorialForum_1200x675_347161155519.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[Neighbors Concerned Over Another Hamden Home Invasion]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:02:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/WEBPICWHAVEN102314.jpg People are on edge after another home invasion. That is the 5th attack in the last month. The latest happened on Pine Rock Ave not far from where a man was shot and killed over the weekend.]]> <![CDATA[ROTC Popular at Torrington High School]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:14:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/gotwtor1023pic.jpg Students learn skills that will prepare them for life through the ROTC program at Torrington High School.]]> <![CDATA[WATCH LIVE: Partial Solar Eclipse]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:43:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/240*120/20141023+Eclipse.jpg

Watch a livestream of the partial solar eclipse on Thursday, Oct. 23 2014. This video is from the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. 

<![CDATA[Biomedical Research Facility Coming to CT]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:18:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/102314shorelinebusj00000000.jpg The new facility will be in Branford]]> <![CDATA[No Halloween Costume Parade in Newington Schools]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:27:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NEWINGTONHALLOWEENpic00000000.jpg Some parents object to decision not to hold Halloween parades at Newington schools.]]> <![CDATA[Wolcott Students Build Robots]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:45:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/102314gotwwolcottj00000000.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[Storms Down Trees, Knock Out Power]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:45:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Storms_Down_Trees_Knock_Out_Power_1200x675_346764867678.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[Hospitals Test Ebola Readiness]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:39:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hospitals_Test_Ebola_Rediness_1200x675_346764355837.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[Family Quarantined After Returning From West Africa]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:01:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Family_Quarantined_After_Returning_From_West_Africa_1200x675_346752067892.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[Warm Mashed Potato Salad]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:26:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Warm+Mashed+Potato+Salad.jpg

This recipe makes 8-10 servings.


  • 4 pounds red bliss potatoes
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped parsley
  • 1 cup Italian dressing


  1. Place the potatoes in a pot large enough to hold them.
  2. Cover with cold water and bring to a simmer.
  3. Simmer until the potatoes are cooked.
  4. Drain and place into a large mixing bowl.
  5. Mash with a large kitchen spoon and toss in the sliced red onions and parsley.
  6. Add the cup of Italian dressing and mix well.
  7. Serve warm.


<![CDATA[Early Morning Fire Destroys New Haven Dry Cleaner]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:32:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NHDRYCLEANERFIRE102314.jpg A fire in a strip mall caused extensive damage to a dry cleaner and will disrupt business at many of the other establishments. The fire was contained to just the dry cleaner and fire fighters had to deal with high winds while trying to battle the blaze.]]> <![CDATA[Nasty Weather Rips Through Shoreline Area]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:25:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/guilfordstormdamage102314.jpg The town of Guilford was one of the areas hit the hardest by the storm]]> <![CDATA[Natural Gas Fire Rages in Wethersfield]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:09:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Wethersfield+Fire+Edited.jpg

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com]]>
<![CDATA[Making The Grade]]> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 09:54:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/empty-classroom-0127.jpg

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Natural Gas Fire Erupts in Wethersfield Neighborhood]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:35:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/wethersfieldgasfire102214.jpg A gas line erupts in flames in Wethersfield Wednesday night near a residential neighborhood]]> <![CDATA[West Haven Family Quarantined After Returning From Africa]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:25:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/WEBPICWESTHAVEN102214.jpg Its just a precaution but a West Haven family was quarantined after returning from West Africa. Its part of the states new emergency order to deal with Ebola.]]> <![CDATA[New London Physician Accused of Sexually Assaulting Patient During Yearly Physical Exam]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:25:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NL_Doctor_SexAssault_PKG_102214.jpg A patient of Glenn Giarratana, 58, of Madison, told New London police that a woman filed a complaint on June 9 reporting that a Hartford Dispensary physician sexually assaulted her during her annual physical. The doctor's office is located at 931 Bank Street in New London.]]> <![CDATA[Natural Gas Fire Erupts in Wethersfield Neighborhood]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:15:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/wethersfieldgasfire102214.jpg A gas line erupts in flames in Wethersfield Wednesday night near a residential neighborhood]]> <![CDATA[Family Quarantined in West Haven]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:32:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Family_Quarantined_in_West_Haven_1200x675_346454083968.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[6-Year-Old Signs With Hartford Hawks]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:27:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/HartfordHawks_SickGirl_PKG_102214.jpg Zoe Brown was diagnosed with Opsocionus Myoclonuys Syndrom(OMS) and she signed a one-day deal with the University of Hartford Hawks Basketball Team.]]> <![CDATA[Milford Dedicates Purple Garden]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:30:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/6PMARENSTILL102214DOUG00000000.jpg Jonathan Law High School remembers murdered student]]> <![CDATA[New Quinnipiac Poll Shows Gov. Malloy with Slim Lead]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:05:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/LatestQPollPic00000000.jpg The latest poll has the governor up by a point on GOP candidate Tom Foley, but voters show their displeasure with both candidates.]]> <![CDATA[Burglaries Continue In South Windsor]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:35:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/SouthWindsor00000000.jpg Police say there have been more than a dozen burglaries in the past few months and the suspect still on the loose]]> <![CDATA[World Series Bats Made in Connecticut]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:55:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/norwalkbatguy10222014.jpg A Norwalk company is making bats for the world series.]]> <![CDATA[First Niagara Bank to Consolidate New Haven, Woodbridge Branches]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:50:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1stniagar_westville2_10222014.jpg Customers at a First Niagara bank branch in New Haven will have to go to Woodbridge for bank business in the New Year due to consolidation plans.]]> <![CDATA[Student Steel Drum Band Brings Tropical Vibes to New Haven]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:08:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Making+the+Grade+Steel+Drums+Edited.JP.jpg

With cold weather beginning to encroach upon Connecticut, you may begin to dream about staying somewhere a little more tropical. While students at a New Haven high school can’t change the weather, they are hoping to make the journey musically.

A Caribbean orchestra initially established for a Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School in New Haven musical transformed into stand-alone club made up mostly of students who play other instruments. The “Broken Chains Steel Drum Band," as noted in the name, prominently features the Caribbean’s most distinctive musical instrument.

Band Director Patrick Smith thinks the drums are a great way for students to branch out from their regular instruments

“They have to apply physical skills they would learn playing a sport, because it is a very physical instrument," Smith said. "And, the cross over from their regular instruments is pretty obvious because they're reading the same notes."

Students are very enthusiastic about the unique instruments including Sophomore Jose Ayala:

“I just like the music, the way it sounds….It sounds nice, the pan itself.”

Senior Michael Gritzbach also finds an emotional connection to the music.

“What’s going through my head is obviously hitting the right notes, but also being able to feel where the notes are," Gritzbach said.

The equipment is not cheap. Each steel drum costs around $1,000, but generous grants and gifts have allowed the students to escape to the tropics even though in actuality, they are located some 2,000 miles north of the Caribbean.

Kjerstin Pugh, the school’s director of after-school programming believes the club provides a unique cultural experience, in addition to a musical one:

“It brings students from all different backgrounds and profiles together," she said. "And, they learn about Trinidad and Caribbean music and also just doing something together that is really unique.”

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<![CDATA[Twinning at Conn College]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:00:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cameltwins102214.jpg There are four sets of twins playing fall sports at Connecticut College, including a pair on the women's soccer team.]]> <![CDATA[Anti Bullying Day]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:40:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/102214antibullyj00000000.jpg Several schools across Connecticut had anti bullying programs today.]]> <![CDATA[Participate in MS Spooktacular 5K This Weekend]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:27:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Participate_in_MS_Spooktacular_5K_This_Weekend_1200x675_346359363873.jpg Head to Rentschler Field on Saturday, Oct. 25 to take part in the MS Society Spooktacular, a Halloween-themed 5K.]]> <![CDATA[Fire Displaces 22 in Hartford]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:30:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fire_Displaces_22_in_Hartford_1200x675_346344515798.jpg A two-alarm fire displaced 21 adults and a child in Hartford this morning and is causing traffic problems on Blue Hills Avenue.]]> <![CDATA[Connecticut Spotlight]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:58:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/Connecticut+Spotlight.JPG ]]> <![CDATA[Quinnipiac Poll Shows Tight Gubernatorial Race]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:26:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Quinnipiac_Poll_Shows_Tight_Gubernatorial_Race_1200x675_346346051850.jpg Connecticut's race for governor remains tight and many voters appear to dislike both major party candidates, according to a new Quinnipiac University Poll.]]>