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Located on the Connecticut River, north of the center of the state. Almost 400 years old, Hartford is among the oldest cities in the U.S., and the daily Hartford Courant newspaper is the country's oldest continuously published newspaper, founded in 1764. Nicknamed the "Insurance Capital of the World," Hartford houses many of the world's insurance company headquarters, and insurance remains the region's major industry.

Population: 124512
Local Newspapers: Hartford Courant
Local Sports Teams: Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL) Uconn (football)
Local Colleges: Trinty College University of Conn (various campus)

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Hartford News
Man Fires Gun In Hartford, Gets Arrested, Police Say

A city man who police said fired a gun on Bartholomew Street early Tuesday and stuck around for officers' arrival was arrested. Teshaun Hutchinson, 21, of Allen Place in Hartford was charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, unlawful discharge of a firearm and alteration of a firearm markings, they said.

Hartford Police: Armed Man Yelled At Drivers, Pulled His Gun

A city man who police say pulled out a gun and yelled at drivers on Park Street Monday night was arrested on weapons charges. Carlos Encarnacion of Saybrooke Street in Hartford, who turned 41 the day of his arrest, was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit, first-degree reckless endangerment, weapons in a motor vehicle and breach of peace, they said.

MDC Rates Rise as Lawmakers Seek Oversight

Some water customers in the Metropolitan District Commission's member towns recently opened up their monthly bills to find charges went up, on average, by seven and a half percent. The price hike comes at the same time as lawmakers try to add oversight to what is a largely unregulated utility.

Tweaked 'Anastasia' An Even Stronger Show On Broadway

When this sweet-natured musical of self-discovery premiered a year ago at Hartford Stage, it was just as lush and romantic, but underneath those gorgeous trappings it seemed uneven, insincere, unsure of itself. "Anastasia" has not fundamentally changed.

Hartford Council Members Consider Restoring Funds To Community Programs

Council members, who in the coming weeks will make adjustments to Mayor Luke Bronin's $612.9 million budget, said they're eyeing additional cuts to city departments and could restore some or all of the funding slashed from senior centers and community groups. Bronin's proposal calls for an $866,326 reduction to city programs, such as Hartford Public Access Television, the Bushnell Park carousel and Journey Home, which provides services to the homeless, and a $207,629 drop in funding for senior centers and the Dial-A-Ride operation - suggestions that have touched off frustration in the community.

CT Towns Participating In Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The goal of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is to "get opioids out of the medicine cabinet," saysDrug Enforcement Administration spokesman Melvin Patterson. "Old, unwanted, unused, unneeded drugs can be stolen."

Harry Potter Concert Coming to Hartford

The Hartford Symphony Orchestra announced Monday that they will perform the score from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts. The Harry Potter Film Concert Series was created by CineConcerts and Warner Bros.

'The Risley Brothers' At Hartford Flavor Company

The web series "The Risley Brothers," created by West Hartford-based Elmwood Productions, tells the adventures of two brothers. West Hartford-based Elmwood Productions is back again with its funny, naughty puppets.

Community News For The East Hartford Edition

Mayor Marcia A. Leclerc was joined by town residents and organ transplant recipients Jane Andrews, Art Parker, and Rob Erdinger to raise the Donate Life Flag and kick off a month of awareness about the vital importance of organ donation. East Hartford is participating in the annual Flags Across Connecticut campaign with workplaces, hospitals, and municipalities to show support for donors, recipients, and their families.

Community News For The Valley Edition

'Everything You Need to Know about Hoarding' with Dr. David Tolin will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 8, at the Simsbury Public Library, 725 Hopmeadow St. Tolin will discuss hoarding disorder, why people hoard and specific treatment options. Tolin is the director of the Anxiety Disorders Center & Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at the Institute of Living at Hartford Hospital .

Board Games Bridge Life Lessons For Youth At North End Library

Two volunteers play board games with kids from neighboring schools every Thursday at the Albany branch of the Hartford Public Library. Two volunteers play board games with kids from neighboring schools every Thursday at the Albany branch of the Hartford Public Library.

Fire in Hartford displaces multiple residents

According to Hartford Fire Captain Raul Ortiz, the fire department was called to a fire on Wethersfield Avenue around 2:15 p.m. First responders rescued two people through windows. Those two people were seen hanging out of windows when firefighters arrived.

Legislatures to host town hall meeting in Bethel

State Representative Will Duff on the opening day of the 2017 legislative session at the Capital in Hartford, Conn. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017.

Playwrights on Park Reading Series Presents Joe Godfrey's Here's Johnny

Join Playhouse on Park in designating the Greater Hartford area as a premiere destination for the cultivation of innovative theatrical work! The Playwrights on Park Reading Series was created for this very purpose, and our next evening in this exciting series is Tuesday, May 9 at 7:30pm with Joe Godfrey's Here's Johnny! The mission of Playwrights on Park is to produce original plays and musicals, therefore fostering emerging and established playwrights. Each reading features a new work, where audience members participate in a talk back session with the playwright, director and cast members.

Region's tourism advocates busing it to Capitol on Monday

To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: Waterford - Tourism Advocacy Day is all about what happens in Hartford, where state lawmakers typically have a lot to say about the fate of one of southeastern Connecticut's leading industries. But it'll start here Monday morning in the Crystal Mall parking lot near the J.C. Penney store, where tourism workers and supporters are expected to board a Joshua's Limousine coach bound for the Capitol.

UConn Women's Basketball Players Help Surprise Hartford Children With New Bikes

Eight-year-old Emiyah Hardy hopped on her brand new bike and put on her helmet under the watchful eyes of UConn women's basketball players at the Wilson-Gray YMCA and Family Center Saturday afternoon. Forty-five children, most from the Hartford Public School system and some from CREC schools, were given bikes and helmets courtesy of the school system, the YMCA, the Barnum Financial Group, the Foundation for Life Inc., and the Trude Mero CREC Family Resource Center.

Comcast Cares Day at Sarah Rawson Elementary School

State senator Douglas McCrory chats with one of the children creating artwork for the Sarah Rawson Elementary School in Hartford at Comcast Cares Day. Saturday was Comcast Cares Day across the country, and thousands of people took part in the day of volunteering in Connecticut.

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