Mike Massaro

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  • Granby Mar 1

    Popular Granby food pantry seeks help to stay open

    In Granby, hundreds of people depend on the Hope 4 Life Food Pantry to feed their families. That pantry, though, is in danger of shutting down unless money can be raised to repair and aging fire alert system. Pastor Al Royal oversees the pantry. He said they need to fundraise about $15,000 and have set up a GoFundMe account. Royal said…

  • Wages and salaries Feb 27

    Debate continues over hourly wage for tipped workers

    Some restaurant workers and restaurant owners are at odds over a bill being discussed this legislative session. If passed into law, Senate Bill 221 would increase the wages of tipped workers, to meet minimum wage. The current minimum wage is $15.69 an hour. But right now, restaurant servers have an hourly wage of $6.38 and $8.23 for bartenders. “Connecticut tipped…

  • Hartford Feb 26

    Faith leader calls for armed civilian response to curb Hartford violence

    There is a debate brewing in Hartford over a plan to have armed civilians patrol certain areas of the city. One faith leader said this is needed to curb the violence, but city leaders are not on board. A double homicide on Garden Street on Feb. 10 was the tipping point for the reverend Dexter Burke. His church, The Walk…

  • Enfield Feb 23

    Raising Cane's hysteria continues in Enfield

    One of the hottest attractions in the state right now is actually a fast-food restaurant in Enfield. Raising Cane’s opened its first Connecticut location there on Feb. 13 and the hysteria has continued ever since. During Friday’s dinner rush, the end of the drive-thru line extended into the Enfield Square Mall parking lot, just as it has for nearly...

  • New Haven Feb 20

    Investigation details alleged flaws by DCF prior to infant's opioid-related death

    The Office of the Child Advocate (OCA) released an exhaustive and detailed report Tuesday, revealing deficiencies by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) that may have contributed to a New Haven child’s death. Ten-month-old Marcello Meadows died June 28, after ingesting a combination of drugs, including fentanyl. The OCA said Meadows was the 11th child to die of fentanyl…

  • Travel Feb 20

    With Bahamian travel advisory, experts weigh in on spring break safety

    With last week’s wintry blast, many people are certainly thinking about spring break. It’s right around the corner for many families. But for those who are flying out of the country, there are some safety concerns to keep in mind. Last month the U.S. State Department issued a Level 2 travel advisory for the Bahamas, urging increased caution in...

  • UConn basketball Feb 16

    UConn basketball fever starting to grow as March approaches

    The biggest college basketball game in the country this weekend will be in Hartford on Saturday afternoon. No. 1 UConn will take on number 4 Marquette at 3p in the XL Center. The UConn men’s basketball team is riding a 13-game winning streak and has now been the country’s top ranked team for a full month. The defending National Champions…

  • Enfield Feb 14

    Frenzied crowd streams to Enfield for Raising Cane's opening

    Around the country there are Raising Cane’s restaurants in 40 states, and now for the first time, there is one in Connecticut. The restaurant opened a location in Enfield Tuesday and despite the weather, there was an amazing turnout. Raising Cane’s is a fast-food phenomenon. Hysteria follows it wherever it goes. Like the name suggests, there was much commotion...

  • Manchester Feb 9

    Drive-thru cannabis location being planned in Manchester

    A drive-thru cannabis dispensary may be coming to Manchester. The town’s planning and zoning committee approved the drive-thru, which Ayr Wellness hopes to open close to the East Hartford town line. The building where the drive-thru is being proposed is a former Starbucks on Spencer Street. Manchester already has two dispensaries, Fine Fettle and Cura Leaf. What differentiates the...

  • Thomaston Feb 6

    Thomaston Fire Department rallies in support of beloved community member

    If you live in Thomaston, you definitely know “Patti’s Place.” The restaurant has been part of the town’s fabric since 1990. So, since the community learned that the owner was stricken with cancer, they’ve rallied in support. Patti’s Place is a small diner on the corner of Park and Main. It’s a slice of Americana serving breakfast and lunch....

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