Tag: Connecticut

School Says It Will Discipline Middle School Student Who Spat on Black Visitor at African American History Museum

A Connecticut school district is urging parents to talk to their children about their conduct after one of its students spat on a black patron during a field trip to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture last Friday. According to Shelton Intermediate School principal Dina Marks, a male student spat off […]

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Watch: Waiting for Tearah Spotlights How Our Children Are Languishing in Mental Health Facilities Far From Home

To honor Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct. 6-12) , Frontline PBS and Firelight Media have partnered with The Root to bring you Waiting for Tearah, a short documentary by Juliana Schatz Preston. Waiting for Tearah tells the story of one African-American family’s struggle to navigate America’s dysfunctional mental healthcare system. Tearah, then 16 years old […]

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The Best Obituary Ever, and the Wacky Funeral That Followed

CENTERBROOK, CONN. — Joe Heller always wanted to have the last laugh. So when he died at 82 on Sept. 8, his daughter Monique Heller sought to provide it by writing a paid obituary in the local paper describing her father’s inimitably irreverent and preposterous personality. Her humorous tribute was published — online and in […]

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Felicity Huffman Gets 2 Weeks in Jail for Gaming Educational System — Not So Long Ago, a Black Mom Wasn’t So Lucky

Photo: Tommaso Boddi (Getty Images for The Weinstein Company) With tears of misspent white privilege streaming down her face, actress Felicity Huffman was sentenced Friday to 14 days in prison for paying a fixer to change her daughter’s SAT scores in order to secure her a spot in the college of her choice. It was […]

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For Older Patients, an ‘Afterworld’ of Hospital Care

The Hospital for Special Care in New Britain, Conn., had 10 patients in its close observation unit on a recent afternoon. Visitors could hear the steady ping of pulse monitors and the hum of ventilators. The hospital carefully designed these curtained cubicles to include windows, so that patients can distinguish day from night. It also […]

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Missing Connecticut Mom: Husband’s Girlfriend Accused of Inventing Alibi

Long before Jennifer Dulos went missing from her home in an affluent Connecticut suburb, her estranged husband’s girlfriend, Michelle C. Troconis, had moved into the Dulos home and had become ensnared in the couple’s turbulent divorce battle. When Ms. Dulos disappeared more than three months ago, her husband, Fotis Dulos, 52, became a target of […]

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On the Job, 24 Hours a Day, 27 Days a Month

STAMFORD, Conn. — Tuesday night was rough. A sharp scent drifted into Marjorie Salmon’s dream world at 4 a.m. She was still trying to rouse herself when its source, her 77-year-old client, pounded on her bedroom door, yelling that he wanted to go home. “You’re home, Bob. This is your home,” Marjorie told him. She […]

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The Caribbean Resort, the Investment Banker and the Dead Handyman

WEST END VILLAGE, Anguilla — Sunset is as much a part of the package at the Malliouhana resort hotel as the warm face towels at check-in and morning yoga on the beach. Guests gather at plush patio sofas, tented cabanas, poolside lounges, bar stools and day beds, signature Rum Punches in hand, to watch a […]

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Whispers of Sexual Abuse Tailed an Equestrian Legend for Decades. At 81, He Was Barred for Life.

For more than five decades, George H. Morris was the king of equestrian sport, a former Olympic coach whose words — from how to ride to what breeches to wear — were gospel for riders at every level. He had a magazine column in which he sometimes complimented but often eviscerated riding photos that equestrians […]

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Back-to-School Sales Tax ‘Holidays’ Lure Shoppers Despite Slim Savings

If you missed out on the blitz of deals offered early this week by many online retailers, don’t despair: There may be additional savings on the horizon, as more than a dozen states gear up for their annual summer sales tax “holidays.” This year, 16 states are offering back-to-school promotions, exempting many items, including clothing, […]

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‘Revenge Suicide Hypothesis’ Offered by Lawyer for Estranged Husband of Missing Woman

In late May, Jennifer Dulos dropped off her five children at school in a Connecticut town, then vanished. Less than two weeks later, her estranged husband and his girlfriend were arrested in connection with her disappearance. Now, as the search for Ms. Dulos, 50, enters its sixth week, a lawyer for her estranged husband is […]

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Subway Got Too Big. Franchisees Paid a Price.

Manoj Tripathi couldn’t shake the feeling that someone had a vendetta against his Subway sandwich shop. A franchisee for nearly two decades, he had done everything he could to keep his restaurant, in a strip mall in Northern California, in perfect condition. But lately it seemed like someone was out to get him. It was […]

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She Was Terminally Ill. Her Husband Held the Gun to Her Head, Police Say

The warrant for the man’s arrest told a wrenching story. His wife was terminally ill, going through chemotherapy treatments for cancer and struggling with Lyme disease, her pain and anguish increasing to such a degree that they began to search for ways to end her life. The two talked about taking razor blades to her […]

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Inside the Turbulent Marriage of the Missing Connecticut Mother of 5

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] He threatened to kidnap their children and take them overseas, she said. She threatened to have the mafia break his legs, he countered. He drove an S.U.V. toward her, swerving away at the last minute, she said. She had […]

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Mystery in a Wealthy Town: She Dropped Off Her Children, Then Went Missing

Last Friday, as she had many times before, Jennifer Dulos dropped her five children off at school. She left her house in New Canaan, Conn., where she and her family had moved during a turbulent divorce battle with her husband, and drove less than a mile to a private school, the police said. She has […]

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