HAN Connecticut News, August 18

Coffee Break, HAN’s daily Connecticut news show, airs weekday mornings at 11 a.m. at live.HAN.Network, and is hosted by Kate Czaplinski. You can watch it on-demand later or see video below.


On Thursday, August 18, we preview the front pages of our HAN newspapers.

Below are headlines we are following:

An elderly man has died as a result of his injuries Wednesday after being pulled from a Darien pool by police Monday, according to Darien Police.

Valley Forge Road in Weston is currently closed between Davis Hill Road and Old Redding Road due to a downed utility pole and wires.

A Trumbull mom has filed a million-dollar lawsuit against the town and school board, alleging that employees in a special needs program left her intellectually disabled daughter unsupervised, leading to her wandering alone for hours, and possibly being briefly abducted.

Hearst CT Media reports that Before Redding resident Harry Metz was charged with groping a 14-year-old Fairfield girl during the town’s fireworks show, he had been accused of molesting two other women.

Eighty-five jobs at Sikorsky Aircraft are in question after the company lost its contract to maintain Marine One helicopters.

A Milford man was arrested Aug. 12 after allegedly speeding off after police stopped him.

This is the time of year when hundreds of thousands of live music fans would visit Seaside Park for the Gathering of the Vibes festival.

State Police from the Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit say New London’s Ocean Beach Park is now open after each ride was re-inspected, following an incident Monday where several people received an electrical shock on a ride called the scrambler.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation will hold a series of hearings around the state seeking public to comment on proposed bus and rail fare increases and changes to the tariffs for bus services to allow for the implementation of a new account-based smart card fare payment system.

Nationally recognized website realtor.com has named Trumbull in its Top 10 on the list of the most in-demand school districts in the United States. This ranking is determined by looking at listing views for the Trumbull housing market on realtor.com, compared with other communities. Trumbull was the only Fairfield County community to make the Top 10 in this category.

The 42nd Annual Milford Oyster Festival will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.