• Hometown HeroMore>>

  • Hometown Hero Information

    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

    Wednesday, February 26 2020 5:29 PM EST2020-02-26 22:29:45 GMT
    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.

    Hometown Hero photo gallery

    Photos of Connecticut's "Hometown Heroes"

  • Hometown Hero: Mimi Greenlee

    Hometown Hero: Mimi Greenlee

    Westport Library volunteer Mimi Greenlee has been helping organize the library's book sale for the last 20 years. Organizers recently expanded its mission to help provide employment for adults with disabilities.
  • Chef's Quick Tip: Meatballs

    Chef's Quick Tip: Meatballs

    Friday, March 27 2020 11:35 AM EDT2020-03-27 15:35:45 GMT
    This week, Chef Dennis Radovic, from Tony's at the J House, shows Tina Redwine how to make meatballs.
    This week, Chef Dennis Radovic, from Tony's at the J House, shows Tina Redwine how to make meatballs.
  • U.S. & World NewsMore>>

  • Coronavirus response highlights deepening partisan divide

    Coronavirus response highlights deepening partisan divide

    Monday, March 30 2020 12:29 AM EDT2020-03-30 04:29:31 GMT
    Monday, March 30 2020 12:40 AM EDT2020-03-30 04:40:04 GMT
    (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool). Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti listens as California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks in front of the hospital ship US Naval Ship Mercy that arrived into the Port of Los Angeles on Friday, March 27, 2020, to ...(Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool). Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti listens as California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks in front of the hospital ship US Naval Ship Mercy that arrived into the Port of Los Angeles on Friday, March 27, 2020, to ...
    (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool). Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti listens as California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks in front of the hospital ship US Naval Ship Mercy that arrived into the Port of Los Angeles on Friday, March 27, 2020, to ...(Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool). Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti listens as California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks in front of the hospital ship US Naval Ship Mercy that arrived into the Port of Los Angeles on Friday, March 27, 2020, to ...
    State and local leaders are struggling to navigate inconsistent federal guidance and fierce political tribalism that is complicating their responses to the coronavirus outbreak.
    State and local leaders are struggling to navigate inconsistent federal guidance and fierce political tribalism that is complicating their responses to the coronavirus outbreak.
  • The Latest: Trump approves disaster declaration for Oregon

    The Latest: Trump approves disaster declaration for Oregon

    Sunday, March 29 2020 1:19 AM EDT2020-03-29 05:19:33 GMT
    Monday, March 30 2020 12:40 AM EDT2020-03-30 04:40:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews). A lone jogger run on a partially empty 7th Avenue, resulting from citywide restrictions calling for people to stay indoors and maintain social distancing in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, Saturday March 28, 2020, ...(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews). A lone jogger run on a partially empty 7th Avenue, resulting from citywide restrictions calling for people to stay indoors and maintain social distancing in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, Saturday March 28, 2020, ...
    (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews). A lone jogger run on a partially empty 7th Avenue, resulting from citywide restrictions calling for people to stay indoors and maintain social distancing in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, Saturday March 28, 2020, ...(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews). A lone jogger run on a partially empty 7th Avenue, resulting from citywide restrictions calling for people to stay indoors and maintain social distancing in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, Saturday March 28, 2020, ...
    New Zealand has reported its first death from the new coronavirus.
    New Zealand has reported its first death from the new coronavirus.
  • What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

    What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

    Sunday, March 29 2020 3:19 PM EDT2020-03-29 19:19:18 GMT
    Monday, March 30 2020 12:40 AM EDT2020-03-30 04:40:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Anupam Nath). Indian workers arrange beds to prepare a quarantine center at the Sarusojai sports complex in Gauhati, India, Saturday, March 28, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especial...(AP Photo/Anupam Nath). Indian workers arrange beds to prepare a quarantine center at the Sarusojai sports complex in Gauhati, India, Saturday, March 28, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especial...
    (AP Photo/Anupam Nath). Indian workers arrange beds to prepare a quarantine center at the Sarusojai sports complex in Gauhati, India, Saturday, March 28, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especial...(AP Photo/Anupam Nath). Indian workers arrange beds to prepare a quarantine center at the Sarusojai sports complex in Gauhati, India, Saturday, March 28, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especial...
    The coronavirus is continuing its relentless spread as the daily number of infections worldwide continues to jump sharply.
    The coronavirus is continuing its relentless spread as the daily number of infections worldwide continues to jump sharply.
  • BusinessBusinessMore>>

  • Virus forces Europeans to ask: How united do we want to be?

    Virus forces Europeans to ask: How united do we want to be?

    Sunday, March 29 2020 12:29 PM EDT2020-03-29 16:29:13 GMT
    Monday, March 30 2020 12:40 AM EDT2020-03-30 04:40:00 GMT
    (Francois Walschaerts, Pool Photo via AP). European Council President Charles Michel speaks during a media conference after an EU summit by video conference in Brussels, Thursday, March 26, 2020. Following the informal video conference, members of the ...(Francois Walschaerts, Pool Photo via AP). European Council President Charles Michel speaks during a media conference after an EU summit by video conference in Brussels, Thursday, March 26, 2020. Following the informal video conference, members of the ...
    (Francois Walschaerts, Pool Photo via AP). European Council President Charles Michel speaks during a media conference after an EU summit by video conference in Brussels, Thursday, March 26, 2020. Following the informal video conference, members of the ...(Francois Walschaerts, Pool Photo via AP). European Council President Charles Michel speaks during a media conference after an EU summit by video conference in Brussels, Thursday, March 26, 2020. Following the informal video conference, members of the ...
    Europe’s fractured union came under new pressure this weekend.
    Europe’s fractured union came under new pressure this weekend.
  • Off to the cafe: Sweden is outlier in virus restrictions

    Off to the cafe: Sweden is outlier in virus restrictions

    Sunday, March 29 2020 4:49 AM EDT2020-03-29 08:49:05 GMT
    Monday, March 30 2020 12:39 AM EDT2020-03-30 04:39:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Keyton). People sit in a bar in Stockholm, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The streets of Sweden's capital are quiet but not deserted. Sweden has some of the most relaxed measures in Europe in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak. So f...(AP Photo/David Keyton). People sit in a bar in Stockholm, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The streets of Sweden's capital are quiet but not deserted. Sweden has some of the most relaxed measures in Europe in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak. So f...
    (AP Photo/David Keyton). People sit in a bar in Stockholm, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The streets of Sweden's capital are quiet but not deserted. Sweden has some of the most relaxed measures in Europe in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak. So f...(AP Photo/David Keyton). People sit in a bar in Stockholm, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The streets of Sweden's capital are quiet but not deserted. Sweden has some of the most relaxed measures in Europe in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak. So f...
    The coronavirus is not keeping people in Sweden at home even while citizens in many parts of the world are sheltering in place.
    The coronavirus is not keeping people in Sweden at home even while citizens in many parts of the world are sheltering in place.
  • Instacart workers seek strike as jobs get busier, riskier

    Instacart workers seek strike as jobs get busier, riskier

    Sunday, March 29 2020 7:19 PM EDT2020-03-29 23:19:25 GMT
    Monday, March 30 2020 12:39 AM EDT2020-03-30 04:39:52 GMT
    The possibility of a strike by some Instacart workers highlights the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the grocery delivery business, where workers are worried about their safety as they try to meet a surge in...
    The possibility of a strike by some Instacart workers highlights the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the grocery delivery business, where workers are worried about their safety as they try to meet a surge in demand for online groceries.
sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."