HAN News, June 6

Coffee Break, HAN’s daily news update, 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.


Below are some of the stories we are following on Monday, June 6:

Christopher Plaskon, who in March entered a plea of no contest in the 2014 stabbing death of fellow student Maren Sanchez is in court today to be sentenced.

Police are investigating after a man was found lying on the right shoulder of Route 8 South in Bridgeport early Monday morning.

A fisherman fell from his 50-foot trawler into Long Island Sound at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday when a fish he hooked pulled him overboard, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

After responding to a car accident Sunday, Shelton’s Volunteer Fire Department, Echo Hose Hook and Ladder criticized drivers not having regard for emergency vehicles.

Western Connecticut State University professors announced last week a Revolutionary War archeological site off Limekiln Road in Redding is almost certainly from the same time period as Putnam Park, confirming a decades-long assumption the site held was home to patriot soldiers during the winter of 1779.

A car struck a home on Huntington Road in Stratford late Saturday.

The majority of Americans support legalization of marijuana, according to a national Quinnipiac University poll released Monday morning.

A dozen neighbors of the 18.9-acres of Noroton River watershed woodlands owned by Aquarion Water Company adjacent to Frogtown Road, Welles Lane, West Road and Indian Waters Drive, and other members of the public sounded off in an attempt to preserve open space Wednesday, June 1, during a doubleheader of public hearings at Town Hall conducted by Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA).

Two kayakers had to be rescued from the Housatonic River on Saturday after the boat had become flooded.

Wildlife in Crisis, in partnership with the New Canaan Community Foundation and the New Canaan Land Trust, held a happy event Saturday, June 4, at the town’s Livingston-Higley Preserve for the release to freedom of two rehabilitated, healthy barred owls, one of which was injured in New Canaan.