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A busy start to Memorial Day weekend at Hammonasset Beach

A busy start to Memorial Day weekend at Hammonasset Beach

MADISON — Many people took advantage of the beautiful weather and got a head start on their Memorial Day weekend at Hammonasset Beach Friday. All 550 spots at the campgrounds were occupied. The turnout could be a sign of a very busy Memorial Day weekend. “We wanted to come to the beach to enjoy the weather,” said Wesleyan University Senior Maeve Vitale. For kids like Makhi Hoover of New Haven, it is the best way to kick off the holiday […]

Ex-convict graduates college with high honors, lands dream job

Ex-convict graduates college with high honors, lands dream job

HARTFORD — An ex-convict found himself in prison for more than a decade for a crime he committed at a young age. On Thursday evening, 31-year-old Jose Negron, of Hartford, graduated Quinebaug Valley Community College with high honors. At 16-years old, he committed a crime and was arrested after he hung out with people of who he thought were his friends. For the first few years behind bars, he said he still did not know what he did wrong until certain […]

Cannabis oil stopped his seizures but may keep him from his football dream

Cannabis oil stopped his seizures but may keep him from his football dream

WARNER ROBINS, GA — A high school football player who takes cannabis oil to prevent his seizures has been ruled ineligible to play in college, a decision that has sparked outrage from advocates, lawmakers and sports fans. A former Big Ten Coach of the Year sharply criticized the decision, saying “it’s not fair to the kid” and urging the NCAA to reconsider. C.J. Harris, a standout strong safety, helped lead Warner Robins High School to the Georgia state championship game […]

9 years later, son finds letter with heartwarming revelation

9 years later, son finds letter with heartwarming revelation

A kind gesture has struck a chord on the internet. Nearly a decade ago, Jacques Ruffin was given the gift of music, but didn’t know it at the time, reports MNN. Recently Ruffin, now 21, was cleaning out a hallway closet and found a letter from James Jones, owner of Allegro Music Centre in Florida, to Ruffin’s mother. Dated Dec. 17, 2009, the letter said that the store owner was forgiving the mother’s debt on the trumpet she had been renting […]

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Kyle Busch looks to check off box, win at Charlotte

Kyle Busch looks to check off box, win at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) Kyle Busch has won a Cup points race at every track on the NASCAR circuit except one – Charlotte Motor Speedway. Twenty-e…

Honoring our all-time favorite TV dads

Honoring our all-time favorite TV dads

Father’s Day is right around the corner, and before you know it you’ll have bought another checkered tie your dad will never wear. Dads dese…

Smith’s push for All-Star race package at 600 denied

Smith’s push for All-Star race package at 600 denied

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) Charlotte Motor Speedway President Marcus Smith learned a long time ago from NASCAR Hall of Fame father Bruton Smith not …

Kyle Busch captures pole at Charlotte; Harvick starts last

Kyle Busch captures pole at Charlotte; Harvick starts last

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) Kyle Busch is hoping his third career pole at Charlotte Motor Speedway will help end a dubious drought at a track that ha…

Thanks, Dad: 5 special things you can do for your father this season

Thanks, Dad: 5 special things you can do for your father this season

(BPT) – He was there when you rode your bike for the first time, got behind the wheel of a car and when you simply couldn’t figure out algeb…

Jeff Gordon calls NASCAR Hall of Fame selection ‘surreal’

Jeff Gordon calls NASCAR Hall of Fame selection ‘surreal’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Jeff Gordon didn’t give much thought to NASCAR while racing sprint cars in Indiana as a teenager. He was too busy tryin…

Danica Patrick to host ESPYS in July

Danica Patrick to host ESPYS in July

LOS ANGELES (AP) Danica Patrick has lined up her first post-retirement gig: hosting The ESPYS. She will preside over the show honoring the p…

Brickyard to toy bricks: Danica Patrick gets Lego statue

Brickyard to toy bricks: Danica Patrick gets Lego statue

NEW YORK (AP) When Danica Patrick drives her final race in the Indy 500 on Sunday, she’ll certainly be the only competitor with a Lego statu…

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