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    Connecticut State Police say a vehicle evading the scene of an accident in another city was involved in a fatal crash off Route 15 south in Fairfield late Monday night.

    According to police, the vehicle involved struck the personal vehicle of an off-duty state trooper in Fairfield and took off.

    Around 11:25 p.m., the same vehicle was found crashed on the exit 46 off-ramp of Route 15 south. At least one person was killed, police said.

    The ramp was closed for several hours but has since reopened.

    No other details were immediately available.

    Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut

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    Busloads of teens from Connecticut are heading to the White House for a rally to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, a program created under the Obama administration that the Trump administration threatened to remove.

    The program allows certain undocumented immigrants who entered the country as minors to receive a two-year protection from deportation and makes them eligible for a work permit.

    Gabriela Valdiglesias has three siblings who benefited from this program, all of whom were able to go through college because of it.

    “With that, they were able to get jobs, and since they’re all out from college, they can help support my dad for paying for their higher education,” Valdiglesias told NBC Connecticut.

    DACA was introduced five years ago. Valdiglesias said suspending it would hurt thousands of families like her own.

    “If DACA gets taken away, then that means we’ll be having to leave Connecticut, which has been practically our home, because we basically grew up here our whole lives,” Valdiglesias said.

    In total, around 100 people from Connecticut are traveling to Washington, DC and will join hundreds of others.

    Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut

    About 100 teens from Connecticut traveled to Washington DC Tuesday for a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.About 100 teens from Connecticut traveled to Washington DC Tuesday for a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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    Glastonbury police are investigating why two German Shepherds were abandoned within 24 hours at Riverfront Park on Welles Street, and who left them behind. 

    Police said they believe the incidents are connected and they have leads as to who is responsible. 

    Both dogs have been taken to the Glastonbury pound until their owners claim them or they can be adopted in September. 

    Glastonbury Police Sgt. Corey Davis said both dogs were abandoned and reported to animal control officers at different times. 

    The first dog was abandoned Sunday night without food or water. The second was abandoned Monday morning and left with a garbage bag of food, a bowl and a jug of water. 

    “Unfortunately, instead of doing things the proper way, they believe that if they just leave them at the dog park that some other dog lover will find the dog and take it home,” said Sgt. Davis, who advises anyone who can no longer take care of their pet to contact their local animal control officer. 

    Glastonbury resident Kate O’Neil said she was stunned to hear both dogs were abandoned at the dog park. 

    “I can’t imagine just leaving – I mean, look at these faces,” O’Neil said. “You know? How could you look in those eyes and walk away?” 

    When O’Neil’s parents passed away years ago, she took their dogs to the humane society to find a new forever home. 

    “It costs you nothing,” she said. “You can walk away feeling good knowing that your dog is in good hands," O’Neil said, adding that there are better choices than to just abandon them.

    If you have any information about who is responsible, call Glastonbury Animal Control at 860-633-7227.

    Hundreds of animal shelters around the country are teaming up on Aug. 19 with NBC Owned Television stations, including NBC Connecticut, for Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption event.

    Get the full list of shelters participating here. 

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    Milford police have arrested a local man who is accused of threatening to harm an unborn child.

    Police said they responded to a home on Wepawaug Drive Monday to investigate a possible domestic violence incident and arrested 18-year-old Joshua Armstrong.

    Police said he was accused of threatening to harm the unborn child of a female inside the home and grabbed the victim by the collar of her shirt.

    Armstrong was charged with second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct.

    He was released on a promise to appear in court today.

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    Connecticut State Police are searching for a suspect in a robbery at the Dunkin’ Donuts at the North Haven rest stop on Route 15 northbound.

    Police said that on Tuesday shortly before 5 a.m. a male suspect entered the rest area and demanded money from an employee. The suspect then attacked the employee, then fled.

    The victim suffered minor injuries, police said.

    The suspect appeared to be in his 20s and was wearing a black sweatshirt, black pants and sneakers with red bottoms.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Trooper Gray at Troop I, 203-393-4200.

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    Superintendents from public school districts across Connecticut gathered in Meriden Tuesday and urged state legislators to pass a budget.

    Several of the 167 districts will be welcoming students back to school in just two weeks. But many have had to cut teaching positions and programs in anticipation of receiving less money from the state.

    “Everything is kind of unstable so it’s not a great start for our kids,” said Beth Horler, a kindergarten teacher in Groton.

    Horler teaches in the Groton school district. There, district officials have already made $3 million in cuts, including the reduction of 22 teaching positions, according to Horler.

    “I teach my students to work together, to compromise, to listen to each other and then make a decision. I encourage our legislators to follow that same philosophy,” said Horler.

    Fran Rabinowitz, the executive director of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents, said she surveyed districts across the state. In the first 30 districts that responded there were more than 400 positions cut or on hold because of the lack of state funding. She grew concerned, as did Department of Education Commissioner Dianna Wentzell.

    “It’s a huge concern because the education of our public school children is a state responsibility. It’s essential that we have a budget so we know what the resources will be for the next two years,” said Wentzell.

    In years past, district officially typically know by now how much money they are receiving from the state, but they don’t actually receive the funding until the end of October.

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    Superintendents from public school districts across the state gathered in Meriden Tuesday and called on state legislators to pass a budget.Superintendents from public school districts across the state gathered in Meriden Tuesday and called on state legislators to pass a budget.

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    Costco has been ordered by a federal judge to pay Tiffany & Co. more than $19 million for selling diamond rings that were identified as “Tiffany.”

    In her ruling, Manhattan judge Laura Taylor Swain wrote that upper management at the wholesale club “displayed at best a cavalier attitude toward Costco’s use of the Tiffany name” when selling about 2,500 rings, The Washington Post reported

    In a 2015 trial, Costco argued that the word “Tiffany” had become a generic descriptor used to define a specific style of engagement ring. Nevertheless, the jury concluded the retailer had unlawfully taken advantage of the Tiffany brand to generate $3.7 million in profits over several years.

    In addition to paying the damages, the wholesale club will be prohibited from labeling their products as “Tiffany” without using a modifier like “setting,” "style" or “set.”

    Costco plans to appeal this week’s decision, calling it “a product of multiple errors in pretrial, trial, and post trial rulings.” 

    “This was not a case about counterfeiting in the common understanding of that word — Costco was not selling imitation Tiffany & Co rings,” the company added in a statement.

    The rings in question were first brought to Tiffany’s attention by a customer in 2013. The original complaint filed that same year states, “There are now hundreds, if not thousands of people who mistakenly believe they purchased and own a Tiffany engagement ring from Costco,” CNN reported.

    Costco has since tried to refute this, pointing to the fact that out of approximately 2,500 buyers, Tiffany was able to identify less than 10 who said they had misunderstood Costco’s signage.

    "The rings in question were not stamped or otherwise marked with the Tiffany & Co. name (but rather were stamped with the name of the company that manufactured them)," Costco said. "They were sold in plain beige and brown wooden boxes (rather than with blue boxes or bags that said Tiffany & Co.); they were accompanied by appraisal documents that did not mention Tiffany & Co., and with sales receipts that did not say Tiffany or Tiffany & Co. Notably, Tiffany & Co. did not claim in the lawsuit that it lost a single sale to Costco as a result of any sign."

    In a statement to NBC News, Tiffany & Co. said judge's ruling “validates the strength of the Tiffany trademark and the value of our brand.”

    The decision send the message that "Tiffany is much more than a name. It stands for responsible sourcing, exacting standards and exceptional craftsmanship."

    Photo Credit: Scott Olson / Getty Images

    In this file photo, shoppers leave the Costco Store May 26, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois.In this file photo, shoppers leave the Costco Store May 26, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois.

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    A mother toting an infant in a carrier and pushing a double stroller carrying two other kids was briefly knocked unconscious by a huge tree that suddenly fell in Central Park Tuesday morning, according to police officials and witnesses. 

    She and her three young sons, who were crying but appeared to be mostly unharmed, were taken to the hospital after the 10 a.m. accident near 62nd Street and West Drive, officials and witnesses said. The boys are 2 and 4 years old, and the infant is about 2 to 3 months old; all are expected to be OK, though fire officials at the scene say the mother was in critical condition.

    She had been pinned under the tree for up to 10 minutes and was still going in and out of consciousness when she was taken to the hospital, fire officials said. Authorities say she also tried to shield her children from the impact. 

    A man who witnessed the situation said the woman was pushing a double stroller and had the third child strapped to her body when the tree fell. He said the mother was briefly knocked out, then regained consciousness and immediately asked about her children. The kids were pulled out from under branches; they were crying, but otherwise appeared to be OK, the witness said. 

    Parks officials confirmed they were mobilizing crews to clear debris. It's not clear why the tree fell. They said they are continuing to investigate. Video from the scene shows a large tree across the road as emergency crews try to redirect pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

    Patchy storms moved through parts of the tri-state earlier in the day Tuesday, but there was no significant wind or rain at the time of the reported accident.

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    State police said troopers found what they call a “one pot” methamphetamine lab when they stopped a speeding vehicle on Interstate 84 West in Vernon and they have arrested two people.

    Police said a gray Mitsubishi Galant was speeding and swerving just before 5:30 p.m. Monday, so they stopped it near exit 65 and troopers determined that narcotics might be in the car, so they investigated.

    The driver, 33-year-old Jennifer Jette, of Attleboro, Massachusetts, granted permission for troopers to search the vehicle and they found marijuana, prescription amphetamines and Suboxone sublingual film, which were not in the proper original container, according to state police.

    State police said troopers also found items consistent with being used in a "one pot" meth lab and seized muriatic acid, lye, camping fuel, a hot plate, lithium batteries and other items used to "cook" meth. All the supplies were purchased recently, according to state police, who also said they found 12.5 grams of cut-up pseudoephedrine pills.

    Jette was charged with speeding, failure to drive in proper lane, failure to keep narcotic in proper container, possession of drug paraphernalia, and conspiracy to commit/unauthorized manufacture of narcotics/hallucinogen/amphetamines. She was released after posting $10,000 bond.

    Jay Waterman, 33, of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, was charged with conspiracy to commit/unauthorized manufacture of narcotics/hallucinogen/amphetamines.

    Both are scheduled to appear at Rockville Superior Court on Aug. 30.

    Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police

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    Golf legend Tiger Woods had five different drugs in his system — including painkillers, a sleeping aid and the active ingredient in marijuana — during his Memorial Day arrest on suspicion of drunken driving near his south Florida home, a newly released toxicology report shows.

    Woods had the active incredients of opioids Vicodin and Dilaudid in his system. He also tested positive for the chemicals active in Xanax and Ambien and marijuana, according to the report from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, first reported by ESPN.

    Police did not say whether Woods had a prescription for the medication, including medical marijuana, which is legal in the state of Florida.

    Woods was arrested May 29 after police in Jupiter found him asleep at the wheel of his car at an intersection near his home. He failed a field sobriety test and was unable to tell officers where he was at the time, but blew a 0.00 on a breathalyzer after being arrested.

    One of the best golfers to ever play the sport, Woods told police he was taking several drugs after his fourth back surgery earlier this year. He later entered a clinic to deal with prescription drug dependency.

    "As I previously said, I received professional help to manage my medications. Recently, I had been trying on my own to treat my back pain and a sleep disorder, including insomnia, but I realize now it was a mistake to do this without medical assistance," Woods said in a statement obtained by NBC News.

    “I am continuing to work with my doctors, and they feel I've made significant progress. I remain grateful for the amazing support that I continue to receive and for the family and friends that are assisting me."

    Last week, Woods entered a guilty plea to a charge of reckless driving and will enter a first-time DUI offender program that could result in the case being wiped off his record if he completes all requirements.

    Photo Credit: Jupiter Police Department

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    A school bus driver is accused of leaving a 6-year-old Wethersfield boy alone on a school bus after his route in June and has been arrested and charged with risk of injury to a minor and second-degree reckless endangerment.

    Police said 34-year-old Guillermo Garcia, of East Hartford, was a school bus driver for Access Transportation on Nutmeg Lane in Glastonbury, which had a contract with the Wethersfield Board of Education for a summer school program, when the incident happened on June 29.

    Garcia was responsible for transporting Wethersfield students between a Wethersfield school and their homes, according to police.

    The 6-year-old boy was still on the bus when Garcia returned it back to Nutmeg Lane, parked the vehicle and got out, according to police.

    Around half an hour passed before another staff member of the bus company found the child, police said.

    The child was not believed to be injured.

    Bond for Garcia has been set at $5,000. He is due in court on Aug. 30.

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    A 65-year-old Trumbull woman has been missing since last Tuesday, police said. 

    Beverly Bisch, of Stern Village in Trumbull, was last seen around 7 a.m. on Aug. 8 at the Bridgeport Railroad Station.

    Police said she was dropped off by a friend and Bisch had plans to visit an acquaintance in New York City on that day. 

    Trumbull police were unable to determine her exact destination in New York. 

    Bisch is described as being 5 feet 6 inches tall with brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing jeans, a t-shirt with blue, white and pink sneakers. She uses a walker to assist her.

    Police said the woman has cardiac and diabetic issues. 

    If anyone has any information regarding this incident or may have seen Bisch is asked to call the Trumbull Police Department directly at (203) 261-3665.

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    Hurricane Gert is leading to high surf advisories and strong rip currents for coastal areas of Rhode Island, Long Island, and the Cape. 

    Waves will be rather large will swells up to 6 feet. Large waves and strong rip currents can be seen as close by as Misquamicut State Beach in Westerly, Rhode Island.

    Rip currents are currents of water that flow from the beach to the surf zone and can rapidly pull a swimmer out to sea. 

    If you are ever stuck in a rip current make sure to swing parrellel to the beach until you're eventually out of the current. 

    A High Surf Advisory is in effect for parts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts until 8 p.m. Wednesday. 

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    With excitement building over the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, the first in almost 40 years, enthusiasts are finding solar viewing glasses are getting harder to find.

    Several major retailers have sold out of the eye-protecting glasses in Connecticut, but 13 libraries statewide will offer them for free.

    "It’s not just library patrons," said Nicole Cignoli, of Glastonbury Welles Turner Memorial Library, regarding the sparked interest from her community. "Everybody’s excited."

    For Cignoli, preparations for Monday’s solar eclipse have been one year in the making. Last August, a NASA affiliate sent her and several other librarians nationwide information regarding a grant to help fund programs related to the eclipse.

    On Tuesday, she and her team have about 100 pairs. Other libraries, like Rocky Hill’s, have close to 1,000.

    In Glastonbury, science enthusiasts who hope to safely catch a glimpse of the rare phenomenon can pick up their free frames Monday at 10 a.m. on a first come, first served basis. From there, viewers can stick around for around for the library’s viewing party.

    "It should be at 2:45 p.m. (for) 66 percent totality, so it won’t be a total eclipse but it’ll be fun just to see what happens," said Cignoli.

    Another option is to get creative with welding supplies.

    Kevin Slate from Maine Oxy said he’s received several inquiries from people asking if he has the shade 12 glass in stock.

    "The shade part means the darkness of the filter plate," Slate said. "The lower the number, the easier it is to see through."

    Shade 12 is the minimum shade NASA requires, which is so much darker than what Slate typically uses for welding that he hardly ever sells it. Whether in-store or through welding suppliers, the proper protectant typically costs less than two dollars.

    For a list of libraries offering glasses in Connecticut, click here

    Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut

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    What does the federal government want to do with records on everyone who visited an anti-Donald Trump website?

    The Justice Department's demand is part of the ongoing case against people who allegedly broke laws while protesting President Trump's Jan. 20 inauguration in Washington, NBC News reported. Prosecutors say the website,, was used to organize "a violent riot."

    The U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington D.C., which is prosecuting the protesters in local courts, points out that the warrant has already been approved by a judge.

    But the target of the search warrant, a web-hosting company that has provided information about the people who registered for the site, says federal officials have gone too far by seeking IP addresses for anyone who entered the site.

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    Police deploy smoke and pepper grenades during clashes with protesters in northwest Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)Police deploy smoke and pepper grenades during clashes with protesters in northwest Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

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    Spaulding Pond in Norwich is officially not opening this summer following budget concerns. 

    The city is hoping to provide a few free trips to Ocean Beach since Spaulding Pond will be closed.

    Norwich budget concerns initially put money for Spaulding Pond lifeguards on the chopping block. When the council voted to restore the approximately $38,000 budget item but the city was too late to hire lifeguards.

    Despite dropping the age limit and targeting swimming coaches, the American Red Cross, even other beaches, the city could not fill the void, Lee-Ann Gomes, Human Services Director for the City of Norwich, said.

    Gomes said the city was able to hire two of the four lifeguards it needed to staff the pond, but eventually, they found other employment.

    Starting last Friday, and for the next two Fridays, the City of Norwich will provide free trips to Ocean Beach for Norwich residents, using some of the funds allocated for lifeguards. If there’s enough demand, there may also be a trip scheduled for Labor Day, Gomes said.

    People can reserve their seat with the Norwich Recreation Department or just show up to the department at 75 Mohegan Road to catch the bus on a first-come-first-served basis. The bus will depart at 10 a.m. and leave Ocean Beach at 2 p.m.

    "I think it’s great for the city and the people that don’t have money and resources to get to the beaches, and things like that," said resident Zakiea Robinson said. She is planning on taking advantage of the service with her young daughter on August 25.

    The city is hoping to use the leftover budgeted money to hire lifeguards early next year, Gomes said.

    "Hopefully there won’t be any threats to the budget next year, so we’ll be able to bring people on board nice and early and train them up," Gomes said.

    Gomes said this year the city also got a grant for swimming lessons, but because Spaulding Pond didn’t have lifeguards, they couldn’t put it into effect. Norwich doesn’t have a YMCA, she said, and hopes next year they will be able to teach kids in the area how to swim.

    Click here to make see how to make a reservation.

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    Annemarie Rossomando and her family recently started renting a home on East Haven’s Cosey Beach Avenue.

    “People park in front of our mailbox and it gets annoying,” she said of out of town visitors coming to East Haven’s beach. “They choose to pick our road and it causes a lot of traffic.”

    While the line of cars on a weekday afternoon isn’t too long, residents say the parking situation becomes problematic for families living there on the weekend.

    “If you own a home, you want people to come and visit you,” Jacqueline Munzu, of East Haven, said. “You want to make sure they can park and not have to walk four blocks to get to you.”

    Nearby shoreline cities like New Haven and West Haven charge out of town guests for parking by their beaches. Munzu said her town should consider doing the same.

    “I think if you don’t live in East Haven,” she said. “If you don’t pay taxes in East Haven, then you should pay to use the beach.”

    Free of charge, only East Haven residents are allowed to park in the lot across from the town beach. East Haven Mayor Joe Maturo said the 150 spots are so precious, he is not willing to reserve any for out of town visitors, even at a small price.

    “The $10 you’re going to get for maybe 10 or 15 cars is not worth the residents not being able to park in your community,” Maturo told NBC Connecticut.

    Maturo said a town committee has already come up with regulations to address the parking concerns of the people who live on the coastal street, including banning parking on one side of Cosey Beach Ave.

    “It’s my responsibility to make sure that the other residents of my community have a place to park when they want to come down to the beach and that’s why we can’t charge for parking because we don’t have the space to put them,” Maturo said.

    For the remaining weekends in the beach season, there will still be cars lined up on one side of Cosey Beach Avenue.

    Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut

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    An 18-year-old male from Naugatuck was arrested for attempted robbery of a retired police officer with a facsimile gun, police said. 

    Derrick Wilson attempted to rob the 74-year-old retired officer in Lindon Park around 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday.

    According to Naugatuck police, Wilson grabbed the man from behind, pulled out a gun and demanded money. The retired officer quickly recognized that the gun was fake and tried to knock it out of Wilson’s hand with an umbrella before the suspect fled.

    Naugatuck Police later identified and arrested Wilson after they were alerted of a suspicious male on North Main Street later that day.

    Wilson is being charged with robbery in the first degree, possession of a facsimile weapon and breach of peace. He is being held on bond and is scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on Wednesday morning.

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    Soon there could be a hub to help veterans and military families gain independence, employment and stable family lives.

    The Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut, based in Norwich, is working on a nearly $2 million project to expand its services.

    It includes an 18,000-square foot warehouse that would be converted into a hub with mental health resources and vocational serves.

    "Have you thought about the needs of veterans? Suddenly it was this awakening. My goodness. It's where a lot of people are talking about the needs of veterans but not a lot of people are doing things," Dr. Allen Gouse, president & CEO of the Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut, said. 

    Gouse was inspired to create the project after being asked that question by Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, a few years ago.

    Gouse said he realized Easterseals was serving veterans already, whether it be through the traumatic brain injury program or helping vets find jobs, but this new project, called 'Rally Point' would cater solely to them. 

    It also helps that the branch is located in London County, a part of the state that has a sub base and heavy veteran population.

    Rally Point could also have programs to help homeless veterans, a lounge where they can connect with one another and there could even be transportation to and from the facility.

    "Eastern Connecticut has the highest concentration of veterans in our state. And no place in the nation, that I know of at least, has this kind of one-stop shopping," Senator Richard Blumenthal said.

    Blumenthal said he plans to ask the Department of Veterans Affairs for grants.

    "(Rally Point) could be a model for the whole country," Blumenthal said.

    Stanley Black & Decker already committed $1 million dollars to the project. Depending on when funding is secured, construction could take about 12 months, said Beth Pritchard, the executive vice president, chief marketing & philanthropy officer for Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut. They would like to have the project fully up and running by September 2019.

    The new space would cater to thousands of veterans and their families, Pritchard added.

    "One of the biggest challenges is when veterans come home, it’s the transition for the military life into civilian life," Pritchard said.

    Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut

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    As the City of Hartford teeters on the edge of fiscal insolvency, the three insurance companies that had announced they would help the city, say they need to see a comprehensive solution for Hartford, and they can’t be relied upon to help bail out the city.

    Aetna, The Hartford and Travelers all announced in the Spring that they would commit $50 million over five years to help stabilize Hartford’s finances. Representatives for all three companies say that offer still stands, but all three maintain that the state has to be part of the solution, as well as other factors.

    In a statement, a spokesperson for Travelers wrote, “The financial commitment announced in March in partnership with other local corporations remains subject to a comprehensive and sustainable solution. This commitment comes on top of our already sizable tax and philanthropic contributions.”

    A spokesperson for Aetna provided a one-sentence statement: "Our financial commitment is contingent on efforts from state and local leaders to ensure a vibrant future for the city."

    Finally, The Hartford, wrote, "As we have previously said, our donation is contingent on a comprehensive and sustainable solution to the city's fiscal problems."

    Hartford faces a $50 million budget hole for the current fiscal year, but without any municipal aid in the absence of a state budget, Mayor Luke Bronin said Tuesday that figure balloons to $100 million.

    The city’s debt service is part of the reason that Moody’s downgraded the city’s debt. The credit-ratings agency cited rising debt payments that it’s not sure the city can make. By October, according to a Moody’s report, the city will have to pay more than $30 million to cover both long and short term borrowing.

    Mayor Luke Bronin, a Democrat, said the city has to have a conversation to possibly renegotiate those payments in order to keep the city on solid fiscal ground.

    "We’re going to have to make asks of all of our stakeholders including our bondholders and others,” Bronin said. “Ultimately, we need to put this city on a sustainable path not just for Hartford’s sake, but for the sake of the State of Connecticut which needs a strong, vibrant, competitive, capital city," Bronin said. 

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