Stories By Abby Weiss

  • New York-style bagel shop opening in Old Saybrook on Dec. 5 Duby's Bagels & Bakery is opening its doors at 8 a.m. and will offer New York-style bagels, sourdough bread, sandwiches and other items.  
  • Julia's Bakery in Orange is closing after 32 years Julia's Bakery, a business that makes its items from scratch, is closing after 32 years in Orange, Conn.
  • Newtown winery Aquila's Nest Vineyards becomes carbon neutral Connecticut's drought conditions and Mediterranean values have motivated the winery's owners to become more sustainable. 
  • Heading into December, CT winter expected to be warmer than usual The NOAA's winter 2022-23 outlook suggests equal chances for above and below average precipitation in Connecticut. 
  • Celebrity gossip, sightings in and around Connecticut in November November was jampacked with celebrity news, including influencer Logan Paul making multiple appearances in the state and singer Luke Combs being inducted into the Mohegan Sun Walk of Fame. 
  • Martha Stewart stops by Giant Tent Sale in Westport Jim Klinko, owner of Furniture on Consignment II, has been friends with Martha Stewart for 30 years and appraised items for her "Great American Tag Sale" in May.
  • 32 CT holiday markets to shop after Thanksgiving Glow Hartford, Norwalk's Local Artisan Holiday Market and other pop-ups support local artisans and help CT residents complete their Christmas shopping.
  • CT's Charli D'Amelio, Mark Ballas win 'Dancing with the Stars' Norwalk native and TikTok star Charli D'Amelio won the season 31 Mirror Ball trophy on Monday night's "Dancing with the Stars" finale.
  • Danbury-area advocates host Transgender Day of Remembrance vigil Vigil attendees held a moment of silence for five people killed and the 18 injured at Club Q in Colorado Springs Saturday night. 
  • World Cup 2022: Where to watch the USA vs. Iran game today The U.S. Men's National Team must win against Iran today to advance to the next round. 
  • SoNo’s Beadworks to close on Nov. 27 after 35 years Beadworks owner reflects on 35 years at Washington Street and inspiring customers into "making something that they never ever thought they were capable of."
  • Lizzo coming to Hartford in May 2023 for North American tour The singer will perform in 17 cities across North America next spring in support of her latest album, Special.     
  • Several CT universities will waive application fees on Nov. 15 For "Fee-Free Application Day," the University of Connecticut and Connecticut state universities will waive admissions fees for CT high school students. 
  • 5 things to know about Ryan Hanrahan, NBC CT meteorologist Ryan Hanrahan, NBC CT’s chief meteorologist, talks covering Hurricane Sandy 10 years ago, flying into the eye of a storm and the Special Olympics. 
  • Danbury's Sinapi's Pizza and Restaurant closes after 30 years Pietro Sinapi was born in Italy and opened the Danbury pizzeria over 30 years ago. After the recent transaction, he finally hung up his Sinapi’s uniform.
  • 4 CT residents win $50k in latest Powerball drawing A ticket in California won the $2.04 billion jackpot in the latest Powerball drawing, which was delayed from Monday night to 8:57 a.m. Tuesday. 
  • New Milford shelter's cross-eyed cat has gone viral on TikTok The Animal Welfare Society's TikTok video of its cross-eyed cat, Benjamin Franklin, has accumulated over 10 million views.
  • A Yale psychologist's week in Austria with Ukrainian refugees "They were transformed." In August, Dr. Amit Oren taught positive psychology to a group of Ukrainian mothers, most of whom had lost family members and had witnessed war crimes.
  • These CT farms will take your leftover Halloween pumpkins Instead of tossing out their pumpkins, residents can feed them to animals at a local farm or sanctuary.
  • 7 ways to celebrate Native American Heritage Month in CT The Nowashe Village, Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center and other CT museums are hosting events in November to celebrate Native American Heritage Month.