VALLEY/SHORE — “In the face of growing antisemitic violence, we must take action,” said the Rev. Joy Perkett as she held a sign that read “Peace.”

When you buy a new car, you suddenly see all the cars on the road that are just like yours. They never existed before you owned one of them. I think the same is true for many homeowners.

NEW HAVEN — Two people died of flu-associated causes between Dec. 29 and Jan. 4, according to the Department of Public Health, bringing the total number of people who have passed away from the disease this flu season to seven.

“This kid is a model student. This is a tragedy,” the neighbor said. “... He is a mild-mannered, sweet kid. This makes no sense to me. This is not in any way, shape or form consistent with the family.”

The Sin Sisters Band, led by Kathy Kessler, ushered in the Second Annual First Night on the Branford Green last Friday, Jan. 3. The insistent drizzle did little to dampen the enthusiasm of those at the celebration, which also featured a bonfire manned by the Branford Fire Department, a dolph…

MADISON — In conjunction with Vista Life Innovations’ Benefits & Advocacy Program, Stuart Hawkins from Futures Planned will present on Planning for the Future of Your Loved One with Special Needs at Vista’s 107 Bradley Road, Madison campus from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16. Stuart Hawki…

There has been an increase in the number of violent anti-Semitic attacks in recent weeks. Understanding the motivations behind the trend is a tragic lesson in history.

NEW BRITAIN — The Hospital of Central Connecticut is taking extra precautions after finding that three Emergency Department staff members at its New Britain location contracted the mumps, likely from the same patient, Steve Coates, a spokesman for the hospital confirmed.

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From the colonial era to present day, the rich musical fife and drum tradition has thrived in Connecticut more so than in any other state. Connecticut’s tradition is unique. It is home to a related museum and archives, and more fife and drum corps than anywhere else in the United States; amo…