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    Hometown Hero Information

    Do you know a Hometown Hero? Call, write, or email News 12 Connecticut and that person could be featured on News 12 Connecticut's Hometown Hero segment every Wednesday. 

    Do you know a Hometown Hero? Call, write, or email News 12 Connecticut and that person could be featured on News 12 Connecticut's Hometown Hero segment every Wednesday. 

  • Hometown Hero photos

    Hometown Hero photos

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    Olsen is the board chair of Fairfield County's Community Foundation and chairs its executive committee. As chair, she is involved with the foundation's annual Giving Day.Olsen is the board chair of Fairfield County's Community Foundation and chairs its executive committee. As chair, she is involved with the foundation's annual Giving Day.
    Olsen is the board chair of Fairfield County's Community Foundation and chairs its executive committee. As chair, she is involved with the foundation's annual Giving Day.Olsen is the board chair of Fairfield County's Community Foundation and chairs its executive committee. As chair, she is involved with the foundation's annual Giving Day.

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  • Hometown Heroes: Al Diguido

    Hometown Heroes: Al Diguido

    Al DiGuido is the owner of Saugatuck Sweets in Fairfield and Westport as well as the president of the nonprofit "Al's Angels." He uses his store to engage with the community - hosting many fundraisers for different causes over the years. Al's Angels started almost 24 years ago as a way to help families battling pediatric cancer, rare blood disorders and financial hardships.
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  • Frustration and pride in Canada after a year of legal pot

    Frustration and pride in Canada after a year of legal pot

    Wednesday, October 16 2019 2:03 PM EDT2019-10-16 18:03:12 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson). In this Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 photo, a customer sniffs a display sample of marijuana, in a tamper-proof container secured with a cable, sold at Evergreen Cannabis, a marijuana retail shop, in Vancouver, B.C. One year into ...(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson). In this Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 photo, a customer sniffs a display sample of marijuana, in a tamper-proof container secured with a cable, sold at Evergreen Cannabis, a marijuana retail shop, in Vancouver, B.C. One year into ...
    (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson). In this Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 photo, a customer sniffs a display sample of marijuana, in a tamper-proof container secured with a cable, sold at Evergreen Cannabis, a marijuana retail shop, in Vancouver, B.C. One year into ...(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson). In this Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 photo, a customer sniffs a display sample of marijuana, in a tamper-proof container secured with a cable, sold at Evergreen Cannabis, a marijuana retail shop, in Vancouver, B.C. One year into ...
    A year after Canada became the first major nation to legalize cannabis, the weed is expensive, the selection is limited, the black market persists, and licensed stores are scarce.
    A year after Canada became the first major nation to legalize cannabis, the weed is expensive, the selection is limited, the black market persists, and licensed stores are scarce.
  • Chicago teachers to strike in nation's 3rd largest district

    Chicago teachers to strike in nation's 3rd largest district

    Wednesday, October 16 2019 11:13 AM EDT2019-10-16 15:13:07 GMT
    Thursday, October 17 2019 1:43 AM EDT2019-10-17 05:43:39 GMT
    (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP). Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks during a news conference at Chicago City Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Lightfoot said classes would be canceled Thursday after determining that she can't accept the Chicago Teache...(Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP). Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks during a news conference at Chicago City Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Lightfoot said classes would be canceled Thursday after determining that she can't accept the Chicago Teache...
    (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP). Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks during a news conference at Chicago City Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Lightfoot said classes would be canceled Thursday after determining that she can't accept the Chicago Teache...(Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP). Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks during a news conference at Chicago City Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Lightfoot said classes would be canceled Thursday after determining that she can't accept the Chicago Teache...
    Chicago's public schools have canceled classes after the teachers' union president announced that his bargaining team will recommend teachers vote to go on strike.
    Chicago's public schools have canceled classes after the teachers' union president announced that his bargaining team will recommend teachers vote to go on strike.
  • Cause for hope and caution following police shooting in home

    Cause for hope and caution following police shooting in home

    Thursday, October 17 2019 12:23 AM EDT2019-10-17 04:23:24 GMT
    Thursday, October 17 2019 1:43 AM EDT2019-10-17 05:43:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ryan Tarinelli, File). FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2018 file photo, Brandt Jean, center left, brother of shooting victim Botham Jean, hugs his sister Allisa Charles-Findley, during a news conference about the shooting of Botham Jean by Dallas Po...(AP Photo/Ryan Tarinelli, File). FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2018 file photo, Brandt Jean, center left, brother of shooting victim Botham Jean, hugs his sister Allisa Charles-Findley, during a news conference about the shooting of Botham Jean by Dallas Po...
    (AP Photo/Ryan Tarinelli, File). FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2018 file photo, Brandt Jean, center left, brother of shooting victim Botham Jean, hugs his sister Allisa Charles-Findley, during a news conference about the shooting of Botham Jean by Dallas Po...(AP Photo/Ryan Tarinelli, File). FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2018 file photo, Brandt Jean, center left, brother of shooting victim Botham Jean, hugs his sister Allisa Charles-Findley, during a news conference about the shooting of Botham Jean by Dallas Po...
    Many in the black community say they've seen at least initial signs of swifter action in the days after Atatiana Jefferson's killing by a white Fort Worth police officer, but also are noticing some recurring themes.
    Many in the black community say they've seen at least initial signs of swifter action in the days after Atatiana Jefferson's killing by a white Fort Worth police officer, but also are noticing some recurring themes.
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  • Frustration and pride in Canada after a year of legal pot

    Frustration and pride in Canada after a year of legal pot

    Wednesday, October 16 2019 2:03 PM EDT2019-10-16 18:03:12 GMT
    Thursday, October 17 2019 1:43 AM EDT2019-10-17 05:43:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson). In this Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 photo, a customer sniffs a display sample of marijuana, in a tamper-proof container secured with a cable, sold at Evergreen Cannabis, a marijuana retail shop, in Vancouver, B.C. One year into ...(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson). In this Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 photo, a customer sniffs a display sample of marijuana, in a tamper-proof container secured with a cable, sold at Evergreen Cannabis, a marijuana retail shop, in Vancouver, B.C. One year into ...
    (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson). In this Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 photo, a customer sniffs a display sample of marijuana, in a tamper-proof container secured with a cable, sold at Evergreen Cannabis, a marijuana retail shop, in Vancouver, B.C. One year into ...(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson). In this Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 photo, a customer sniffs a display sample of marijuana, in a tamper-proof container secured with a cable, sold at Evergreen Cannabis, a marijuana retail shop, in Vancouver, B.C. One year into ...
    A year after Canada became the first major nation to legalize cannabis, the weed is expensive, the selection is limited, the black market persists, and licensed stores are scarce.
    A year after Canada became the first major nation to legalize cannabis, the weed is expensive, the selection is limited, the black market persists, and licensed stores are scarce.
  • Workers celebrate deal with GM, show union power in industry

    Workers celebrate deal with GM, show union power in industry

    Wednesday, October 16 2019 11:43 AM EDT2019-10-16 15:43:04 GMT
    Thursday, October 17 2019 1:43 AM EDT2019-10-17 05:43:33 GMT
    (AP Foto/Paul Sancya, File). ARCHIVO - En esta foto de archivo del 9 de octubre de 2019, Yolanda Jacobs, miembro del sindicato automotor, lleva un cartel de "UAW en huelga" frente a una planta de General Motors en Romulus, Michigan, EE.UU. En el 30mo d...(AP Foto/Paul Sancya, File). ARCHIVO - En esta foto de archivo del 9 de octubre de 2019, Yolanda Jacobs, miembro del sindicato automotor, lleva un cartel de "UAW en huelga" frente a una planta de General Motors en Romulus, Michigan, EE.UU. En el 30mo d...
    (AP Foto/Paul Sancya, File). ARCHIVO - En esta foto de archivo del 9 de octubre de 2019, Yolanda Jacobs, miembro del sindicato automotor, lleva un cartel de "UAW en huelga" frente a una planta de General Motors en Romulus, Michigan, EE.UU. En el 30mo d...(AP Foto/Paul Sancya, File). ARCHIVO - En esta foto de archivo del 9 de octubre de 2019, Yolanda Jacobs, miembro del sindicato automotor, lleva un cartel de "UAW en huelga" frente a una planta de General Motors en Romulus, Michigan, EE.UU. En el 30mo d...
    The United Auto Workers and General Motors have reached a tentative contract agreement that could end a monthlong strike that brought the automaker's U.S. factories to a standstill.
    The United Auto Workers and General Motors have reached a tentative contract agreement that could end a monthlong strike that brought the automaker's U.S. factories to a standstill.
  • Opioid industry presses for settlement as trial looms

    Opioid industry presses for settlement as trial looms

    Thursday, October 17 2019 1:13 AM EDT2019-10-17 05:13:25 GMT
    Thursday, October 17 2019 1:43 AM EDT2019-10-17 05:43:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Darron Cummings). A sign is displayed at the Cardinal Health, Inc. corporate office Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Dublin, Ohio. Shares of big drug distributors soared Wednesday on word of a potential settlement ahead of the first federal trial...(AP Photo/Darron Cummings). A sign is displayed at the Cardinal Health, Inc. corporate office Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Dublin, Ohio. Shares of big drug distributors soared Wednesday on word of a potential settlement ahead of the first federal trial...
    (AP Photo/Darron Cummings). A sign is displayed at the Cardinal Health, Inc. corporate office Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Dublin, Ohio. Shares of big drug distributors soared Wednesday on word of a potential settlement ahead of the first federal trial...(AP Photo/Darron Cummings). A sign is displayed at the Cardinal Health, Inc. corporate office Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Dublin, Ohio. Shares of big drug distributors soared Wednesday on word of a potential settlement ahead of the first federal trial...
    Major drug distributors and manufacturers are pressing to settle thousands of claims against them related to the nation's persistent opioid crisis as their trial date draws closer.
    Major drug distributors and manufacturers are pressing to settle thousands of claims against them related to the nation's persistent opioid crisis as their trial date draws closer.
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  • Yankees in the 2019 Playoffs

    Yankees in the 2019 Playoffs

    New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Houston Astros during the 10th inning in Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Houston.New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Houston Astros during the 10th inning in Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Houston.
    New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Houston Astros during the 10th inning in Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Houston.New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Houston Astros during the 10th inning in Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Houston.
    Photos on the field of the New York Yankees in the 2019 American League Division Series vs. the Minnesota Twins.
    Photos on the field of the New York Yankees in the 2019 American League Division Series vs. the Minnesota Twins.
  • Just Married in Connecticut

    Just Married in Connecticut

    News 12 Connecticut wants to announce your wedding.News 12 Connecticut wants to announce your wedding.

    News 12 Connecticut wants to announce your wedding. If you were married in the past 90 days, please submit your photos via Twitter or Instagram using #JustMarriedCT.  

    News 12 Connecticut wants to announce your wedding. If you were married in the past 90 days, please submit your photos via Twitter or Instagram using #JustMarriedCT.  

  • Guide: Connecticut Breweries

    Guide: Connecticut Breweries

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    Looking to check out brewery this summer? There are many breweries across the state for beer-lovers to visit.

    Looking to check out brewery this summer? There are many breweries across the state for beer-lovers to visit.

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