Stories By Abby Weiss

  • CT rail trail listed as a top cross-country skiing route in area Hop River State Park Trail was featured in Your AAA Today's list of great places to go cross-country skiing in the Northeast.
  • CT filmmaker heading to moon with Steve Aoki on SpaceX rocket Brendan Hall is part of the dearMoon mission, heading to orbit on a SpaceX rocket with producer Steve Aoki, rapper T.O.P and other artists.
  • Lions Den Coffee Shop opens second CT location in Simsbury Lions Den Coffee Shop, an Italian-style café in Southington, opened its second Connecticut location in Simsbury on Monday.
  • ‘Black Panther’ to ‘The Whale': Oscar 2023 nominees with CT ties Nominees Angela Bassett and Brian Tyree Henry studied at the Yale School of Drama in New Haven.
  • 40th Northeast RV & Camping Show coming to Hartford on Jan. 27-29 The annual RV show will take place at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.
  • CT flags lowered to half-staff in honor of Monterey Park victims Gov. Ned Lamont ordered all flags in Connecticut at half-staff in honor of the victims of the mass shooting that took place in Monterey Park, CA.
  • CT student's college acceptance video goes viral A video of a Woodstock Academy senior reacting to his Harvard University acceptance has been viewed by millions.
  • CT resort listed as top wellness retreat by 'Condé Nast Traveler' One of the world's 17 best wellness retreats is located in Morris, Conn., according to "Condé Nast Traveler." 
  • Martha Stewart checks out Waterbury restaurant's wall decor Martha Stewart dined at Frankie's Family Restaurant in Waterbury Saturday morning and examined the dining room's wall decor, staff said.
  • Affogato coffee, ice cream shop closes in SoNo after 2 years The staff at Affogato, a café and ice cream shop, announced in December that the business is closing after two years in SoNo.
  • When will CT start seeing colder winter weather in 2023? Connecticut's January weather forecast consists of above-normal temperatures and few signs of a snowstorm, a WFSB meteorologist says.
  • Former CT hospital to be featured on paranormal documentary show The season finale of "Destination Fear," a paranormal documentary series, will take place at a former Connecticut psychiatric hospital. 
  • CT to begin distributing 'hero pay' bonuses on Feb. 1 Over 150,000 CT workers qualified to receive up to $1,000 in "hero pay" bonuses, which will be distributed in batches of 20,000 per week.
  • CT senior adults advise on keeping New Year's resolutions When it comes to New Year's resolutions, some senior adults recommend focusing on current habits rather than starting a new one.   
  • Winning Powerball ticket worth $2 million sold in Fairfield A $2 million Powerball with Power Play ticket was sold at Cumberland Farms on 1101 Post Road in Fairfield, CT. 
  • Where to celebrate Kwanzaa in CT this week Kwanzaa 2022 celebrations will take place in Hamden, New London, Waterbury and Stamford.
  • Robert Kraft invites CCSU alumnus Jerry Edmond to Patriots game Patriots fan Jerry Edmond watched Saturday's game with owner Robert Kraft after a video of Edmond being heckled by a Las Vegas Raiders fan went viral.
  • What CT stores are open (and closed) on Christmas Day? CVS, Walgreens, Cumberland Farms and Starbucks are open on Christmas Day in CT with varying hours. 
  • 40+ CT businesses that opened in 2022 Sally's Apizza, Aroma Joe's and Christian Siriano's The Collective West are some of the many businesses that opened in 2022. 
  • Sanford Lane house in Stamford all lit up again for Christmas Mrs. Claus herself, Karen Cingari, walks out of the house. She’s talking into a walkie-talkie, directing several employees on where to place the decorations. This is her evening routine during the holidays.