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Man Charged in Armed Robbery at Shelton Subway


Shelton police have arrested a Milford man suspected in the armed robbery of a Subway restaurant in December. 

James Karpicky, 35, of Milford, has been named as a suspect in the armed robbery on Dec. 7 in the Subway restaurant at 815 River Road. 

A female employee told police a man in a ski mask stuck an object in her back that felt like it could have been a handgun and demanded she empty the cash register, which she did, according to police. 

The robber then fled in a Mini Cooper. 

Police in Shelton, Milford and Trumbull investigated, identified Karpicky as a suspect in this case as well as several other Fairfield County robberies and said other arrests are expected. 

He was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree robbery and sixth-degree larceny. 

Karpicky was held on a $75,000 bond. 

Photo Credit: Shelton Police

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State Republicans Address Concerns About Funding for CT Cities, Towns


Republicans at the Capitol addressed concerns about funding for Connecticut cities and towns on Tuesday.

The general theme from Republicans was about reinstating the nearly $20 million that was cut from cities and towns in December. Their proposal would allow the state to restore $18.9 million in Education Cost Sharing funding, money they say, cities and towns were banking on.

"When you make a promise to towns, you cannot halfway through the year cut the towns and expect them to go on surviving," said Len Fasano and Senate President Pro Tempore.

"Clearly we don't believe that the one area that people should be cutting from are towns and cities which get inundated with unfounded mandates and then cut mid stream so they can't even prepare for it," said Themis Klarides, House Republican Leader.

In response, a spokesperson for Governor Dan Malloy said "This isn't a serious proposal, it's an attempt to pander and get headlines."

Democrats at the Capitol seemed confident in the work they've done so far. "I think we took some very positive steps last week and I am looking forward to doing the same this session," said Pat Dillon, New Haven Representative.

Tuesday's fight was over $20 million in a budget expected to be around $18 billion. As one legislator said, once the governor makes his budget announcement, that is when the budget process and the late nights at the Capitol begin and don't end until June.

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Man Shoots Son in Stomach During Dispute in Ansonia: Police


Police have arrested a man who shot his 23-year-old son the stomach in Ansonia last month

Dennis Softleigh, 47, was chargd with first-degree assault, unlawful discharge and carrying a firearm under the influence for the incident that happened on Jan. 17. 

Police were called at 7:38 p.m. to report a 23-year-old man being treated at the hospital after he had been shot in the stomach at 112 Central St. 

The suspect's son was transferred from Griffin Hospital to Bridgeport Hospital and released a few days later, police said. 

Softleigh's bond was set at $50,000. 

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Police Chiefs React to President Trump’s Immigration Orders


The 457 sworn police officers in the New Haven Police Department (NHPD) operate under the general order of not asking about a person’s immigration status, with one exception.

"If we are dealing with someone who has committed a crime then that’s a game changer," Interim NHPD Chief Anthony Campbell said.

In neighboring Hamden, it is the unwritten policy for the town’s 109 police officers to not check the immigration status of witnesses or victims.

"They’re going to be unlikely to report it if they don’t trust their local police," Hamden Police Chief Thomas Wydra said. "If they think their local police are an arm of the federal government."

Both the top cops in New Haven and Hamden told NBC Connecticut in a sit down interview together that it is no the job of their officers to enforce federal immigration law. Asking them to do so, they said, could erode trust between local police and their communities.

President Donald Trump has pledged to crack down on sanctuary cities that shelter undocumented immigrants.

"I think it's ridiculous,"Trump said during the pre-Super Bowl interview on FOX. "Sanctuary cities, as you know I'm very much opposed to sanctuary cities. They breed crime, there's a lot of problems. If we have to we'll defund."

New Haven, a designated sanctuary city, has seen a steady decline in crime in recent years, Campbell said.

"When people are afraid to reach out to the law enforcement entity because of their immigrations status," he said. "Then you start seeing crime go up and that’s not what we’re looking to have happen."

Both chiefs referred to the Transparency and Responsibility Using State Tools (TRUST) Act that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2014 for guiding how they detain an undocumented immigrant.

The TRUST Act states: "If United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement fails to take custody of the individual within such 48-hour period, the law enforcement officer shall release the individual."

Wydra said he is looking at the state’s delegation of lawmakers in Washington to make sure federal funding continues to flow into his town and cities across the state.

“We provide a safe place for everybody, right, regardless of immigration status," Wydra said. "Then I accept that."

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New Haven Man Disappointed With Flower Delivery


When it comes to ordering flowers online, a New Haven man learned, what you see isn’t always what you get.

Roy Araujo ordered flowers for his wife’s birthday on Feb. 1, but when they arrived, he thought they must have been from someone else because they looked nothing like the bouquet he picked out.

Araujo chose the "Everlasting Soothing Lavender Bouquet" from Avas Flowers.

According to Avas Flower’s website, the arrangement, "combines enchanting fresh flowers in royal hues of lavender, violet and lush greens in a beautiful square vase. This arrangement displays their appreciation for the color purple and your appreciation for them."

The website also reads, "Item pictured is a depiction of an arrangement that we will make as similar as possible with the same look and feel."

But Araujo said that wasn’t his experience. The bouquet his wife received contained yellow and pink flowers in a clear, round vase. His wife’s name was misspelled on the card’s envelope and the card itself was blank.

Araujo called customer service to express his dissatisfaction with the order and was issued a partial refund. A spokesperson for Avas Flowers said the company offered to deliver a different arrangement and give him a $20 store credit.

Araujo felt he should get all of his money back and asked NBC Connecticut Responds for help.

The company told NBC Connecticut it contracts with local florists and that in this case, the local designer made a number of substitutions that changed the overall look and feel of the bouquet.

Because of that, Avas agreed to give Araujo a full refund of $75.92.

A spokesperson told NBC Connecticut, "We strive to get things right the first time. On the rare occasion this does not happen we do our best to make the situation right."

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Undocumented Students Push for Two Bills to Help With Tuition Costs


Two bills allowing tuition aid for undocumented students who attend state funded universities is being discussed after a hearing this morning.

According to state university officials, all students attending state funded universities pay for tuition aid.

The 15 percent cut is taken out of all student's tuition costs and given to students in need and who qualify. To qualify, students must be documented or a citizen who lives in Connecticut. But to pay for the money used, a student's immigration status need not apply.

"It's unfair undocumented students pay for tuition but don't get money," said Daniel Byrd, the UConn student body President.

The two bills discussed at the hearing in the state legislative office building Tuesday morning aims for change.

One bill is SB 17, that states:

"An act assisting students without legal immigration status with the cost of college."

The other bill is HB 7000:

"An act equalizing access to student-generated financial aid."

"What this would allow them to do is receive institutional aid. They are now paying 15 percent of their tuition dollars into the institutional aid pot but they are not able to access that," said President Connecticut State Colleges & Universities Mark Ojakian.

"We believe a vote against this bill is a vote for state sponsored theft, we are literally stealing money from these students," said Byrd.

Some concerns about the bills grew around the new allowance would take away from documented students in need of tuition aid.

But supporters said a student's need and academic standing will continue to dictate which student is selected for the aid.

Similar bills were presented last year, but did not progress after passing the senate.

Senators like Martin Looney who proposed SB 17 said this year he's hoping the bills go all the way.

"Intelligence, energy, and initiative are qualities that are not in such great supply. We should not deny a category of young people who have those gifts the capacity to advance themselves to the greatest extent that they possibly can," said Looney

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Man Sustains 'Non-Survivable' Gunshot Wound to Head: HPD


A man was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his head in Hartford on Tuesday, police said. 

Hartford Police said the fire department repsonded to 15 Becket Street where a man was down and unresponsive at 10:19 a.m. 

The 26-year-old man was transported to the Hartford Hospital after emergency officials deteremined that he had been shot in the head, police said. 

The victim is in critical condition with injuries described as "non-survivable", Hartford Police said. 

The incident is being investigated.  

Facebook Removes Fake Connecticut State Police Page


A fake Facebook page was passing itself off as the Connecticut State Police and some of the news posted on the now-deleted page was not accurate.

"We want to make sure the information being provided under the CSP page is accurate information, correct information coming from Connecticut State Police," Trooper Kelly Grant, the public information officer for Connecticut State Police (CPS), said. 

A close look at the Facebook profile picture can be the first clue into knowing that the account is fake. 

Grant told NBC Connecticut, "We don't want to see anyone harmed, we don't want to see anyone misguided or misdirected. We did notify Facebook this is not a Connecticut State Police page."

On Tuesday afternoon, the page was deactivated by Facebook. The account was featuring false information mixed in with what appears to be some comic relief and engaged followers.

"It's terrible. You don't know what's true and what's not because it definitely looks real," Kim Belanger of Simsbury added. 

Quinnipiac journalism professor Rich Hanley said what's even more alarming is the content of some of the posts. 

"Fake news always has a kernel of truth in it. That's why it works," Hanley said. "Once this stuff is shared, it gets completely out of control and it's impossible to reign in." 

Grant noted the author moved from posting derogatory comments on their official page to creating his own CSP page. State police are checking to see if it’s all legal.

Meantime, Grant said to look for the signs.

"Read what's in front of you, make sure it's legitimate, and look at the patch, our state police patch. Read the patch, read what it says about calling 911, read about what it says who we are, if that doesn't make sense, if that's not correction info."

NBC Connecticut did reach out to the poster and a new post was emailed to us.

This appears to be the second fake state police page posted recently on Facebook. One popped up last week, but was also taken down. State police said they monitor social media on a regular basis.

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New Budget Proposal Will Allocate $250M for XL Center


It's the $250 million dollar question: should Connecticut renovate the XL Center in Hartford to attract big time events like NHL hockey?

Based on the governor's latest budget, Dan Malloy is saying "yes".

By Wednesday afternoon, Connecticut will know all of what's in Malloy's proposed budget. But, the governor's budget chief has already said it will include a proposal to spend $250 million dollars to upgrade the XL Center, but half of that money would be spent over the next two years.

The president and CEO of the Metro Hartford Alliance, Oz Griebel, says his organization supports the proposed investment. "Having a center in which you can have premier athletic events, concerts and the like in a metropolitan area we think is critical," said Griebel.

But, would those events include the New York Islanders or some other NHL team lacing up their skates in the Capital City? You won't know unless you try, says Griebel. "You're never going to know whether you are going to get a professional sports franchise unless you have the amenity that's there," said Griebel.

But while the goal is to one day have the XL Center turn a yearly profit, it takes money to make money, which may be a tough sell in Connecticut's fiscal climate. "No question it's a major commitment by we as taxpayers to go forward, but we think it is a critical venue that needs to be supported and improved, not just for the city but the entire state," said Griebel.

NBC CT reached out to the Islanders for comment on a potential move here but have not yet heard back.

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How Well Do Flower Companies Deliver?


With Valentine’s Day one week away, NBC Connecticut wanted to put three major flower retailers—ProFlowers, FTD, and 1-800-Flowers—to the test.

 NBC Connecticut partnered up with NBC Los Angeles this Valentine’s Day and sent each other the same “One in a Million” bouquet from ProFlowers.

On ProFlowers’ website, the bouquet was listed at $49.99. But with the $8 vase, $16 in delivery fees, $3 for handling and $5 in taxes, the total came out to be more than $83.

Both bouquets arrived on time, on Jan. 25, out of the box and they both looked similar to the picture online.

However, each set had a broken stem and although the bouquets lasted past the 7-day guarantee, they never bloomed to look quite as they did when advertised online.

Also, NBC Connecticut sent NBC Los Angeles a note to go with its flowers, but consumer reporter, Randy Mac, never found it.

NBC Connecticut found the note Mac wrote one week after delivery, as it was tucked under a flap in the box.

Flower deliveries from the four other NBC Owned Stations yielded different results, depending on the company involved.

NBC Dallas said their flowers, ordered through FTD, died within four days.

 Both NBC San Diego and NBC Miami stations were overall happy with their results, but said the bouquets also didn’t look quite as advertised.

In response to this collaboration, each company sent the following statements, respectively:


"If any ProFlowers customer is unsatisfied with their ProFlowers order for any reason, we will replace it or refund. That is our policy 365 days/year and what our business and world-class quality reputation is built on. All ProFlowers bouquets are backed by a 7-Day Freshness 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

ProFlowers takes tremendous pride in providing the best service to our valued customers. We are recognized time and time again as having the highest customer satisfaction rates among flower companies. Truly, our mission is to delight our customers – and we do whatever it takes to accomplish that.

With flowers, as with any perishable product, there are occasional issues. We have dedicated customer service representatives in place to resolve any of these issues to our customers’ satisfaction in line with our guarantees. We would be happy to replace or refund for your bouquet.

ProFlowers has delivered more than 60 million bouquets since our inception on Valentine’s Day in 1998, and we will never compromise on your flower's freshness or longevity. Customer service for ProFlowers can be reached at (800) 580-2913."


"We are pleased that the FTD Precious Heart bouquet was delivered on time and that it was an overall great match to the photo. Flowers come in many varied shapes, colors, sizes, forms and textures and are a perishable product. While all floral products have natural variations, FTD florists take the time and care to handcraft and deliver quality floral products.

Since flowers are a perishable product, our policy is to ensure quality and freshness through our FTD “Good As Gold” 7 Day Satisfaction Guarantee. That guarantee means that our floral arrangements will last at least seven days or customers can get their money back or receive a replacement bouquet. When we hear from our customers with a concern, FTD’s customer service specialists will work to resolve those issues to our customers’ satisfaction. If our customers are not satisfied with the quality of their flowers, we encourage them to contact us at 1-800-SEND-FTD within that our guarantee period for a replacement or refund.

FTD takes pride in making people feel like exceptional gift givers through our artisan-designed, handcrafted flowers."


"At 1-800-Flowers.com, we are very focused on our #1 product, our customer experience. Our caring team is obsessed with world class service and we are committed to delivering smiles for our customers."

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Countdown to PyeongChang: 2018 Winter Olympics a Year Away


Fresh faces will fight for their first-ever Olympic medals, and veterans will try to add to their medal hauls. In fan-favorite sports like figure skating, the world's best will try to land their quadruple jumps, while four new Olympic sports, including snowboarding's big air and speed skating's mass start, hope to find an audience. 

And while perrenial powerhouses like Norway, Canada and the United States compete in the medal race, African nations like Nigeria (bobsled) and Uganda (snowboarder Brolin Mawejje) are just hoping to be there.

The Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, are one year away — the Opening Ceremony will be held on Feb. 8, 2018. Here's what to watch for: 

Young U.S. Stars

Snowboarder Chloe Kim, a favorite to win an Olympic gold medal, has an impressive list of firsts: She was the first woman under the age of 16 to win three Winter X Games gold medals, the first American female snowboarder to win a gold at the Winter Youth Olympics, and in 2016 she landed the first-ever back-to-back 1080s to earn a perfect score in the halfpipe event at the U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix.

Now 16, Kim, the daughter of South Korean immigrants, is headed to Seoul and Pyeongchang this week as a sports envoy from the United States, to meet with university students and athletes.

Figure skater Nathan Chen is known for his skill at complicated quadruple jumps, and last month he landed five in one program at the U.S. Championships. The youngest of five children and a son of immigrants from China, the Salt Lake City native began skating at age 3. Now 17, he is hoping for a gold medal in PyeongChang.

Returning stars — among them two-time gold medalist snowboarder Shaun White, slalom gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin, and gold medalist downhill skier Lindsey Vonn — will be part of Team USA's effort to beat its record of 10 gold medals at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

Where Is PyeongChang?

Pyeongchang County, a resort region southeast of Seoul, is in the Taebaek Mountains of South Korea, sometimes called the Korean Alps. Lonely Planet describes Pyeongchang as a worthwhile choice for keen skiers and snowboarders because of "its well-developed resorts and abundance of snow." South Korea is building a high-speed rail line from Seoul to the resorts, which is expected to cut travel time from a three-hour drive to about two hours.

New Events Coming to the Olympics

Four sports will debut at these Olympic Games: snowboarding big air, mass start speed skating, curling mixed doubles and the nations team downhill skiing event.

The big air contest consists of one jump and one trick, rather than hours-long competition between individuals or a race against a clock, according to Team USA. Snowboarders will start at the top of a ramp that is 49 meters high with a 40-degree incline at its steepest point. American Ryan Stassel is number two in the international big air standings.

The mass start speed skating is as it sounds — up to 20 skaters race around an oval together, 15 laps for women and 20 laps for men.

Curling mixed doubles features teams composed of two players, a man and woman.

The nations team event has mixed teams of two men and two women competing in a head-to-head slalom with a head-to-head knockout format (NCAA tournament style), according to the International Ski Federation.

With these four new sports, 102 gold medals will be awarded - more than at any previous Winter Games. 

Will the NHL Play?

Discussions continue about whether players in the National Hockey League will participate in the Winter Games. Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee, has joined the talks.

The owners of the NHL teams are concerned about disruptions to the league's regular schedule and to the NHL's all-star weekend, scheduled for the end of January

"If the status quo remains, I don't expect us to be in the Olympics," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said.

Players in the NHL first competed in the Olympics in 1998.

The Mascot

The Games' mascot is a white tiger named Soohorang. Sooho means protection in Korean; rang comes from the middle letter of ho-rang-i, the Korean word for tiger, and is also the last letter of “Jeong-seon A-ri-rang,” a traditional folk song of Gangwon province, where the competition will take place.

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Iranian Baby Needing Surgery Arrives in Oregon


A 4-month-old Iranian baby who needs lifesaving heart surgery and was initially blocked under President Donald Trump's travel restrictions arrived at an Oregon hospital Tuesday, NBC News reported.

Doctors at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital said early diagnostic tests on Fatemeh Reshad are promising, the medical center said in a statement.

"Fatemeh looks well. Our tests this morning have confirmed her diagnosis and the urgent need for treatment," Laurie Armsby, interim head of the center's Division of Pediatric Cardiology, said in the statement.

"As we suspected, her heart condition has resulted in injury to her lungs, however the studies today indicate that she has presented to us in time to reverse this process," Armsby said.

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Foggy Conditions Cause Crash in Lebanon: Fire Department


The Lebanon Fire Department said dense fog in the area Wednesday morning lead to poor visibility and an accident.

The fire department responded for a single-car rollover accident on Scott Hill Road early Wednesday morning. No injuries were reported.

The department urged drivers to take it slow with the poor visibility.

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2 Injured in Head on Crash on Route 44 in Barkhamsted


Two drivers were hurt in a head-on crash on Route 44 in Barkhamsted Wednesday morning, according to state police.

Fire officials said the crash happened around 6:15 a.m. on Route 44 near Dew Road. Both drivers were trapped in their vehicles after the collision and had to be removed by firefighters.

Both drivers, who were not identified, were alert on scene and taken to area hospitals. Their conditions are unknown at this point.

State police are investigating the accident. It is unclear if weather was a factor.

The road was closed for about two hours while crews cleaned up and police investigated, but it has reopened.

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US Visitors May Have to Hand Over Social Media Passwords


People who want to visit the United States could be asked to hand over their social-media passwords to officials as part of enhanced security checks, the country's top domestic security chief said, NBC News reported.

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told Congress on Tuesday the measure was one of several being considered to vet refugees and visa applicants from seven Muslim-majority countries.

"We want to get on their social media, with passwords: What do you do, what do you say?" he told the House Homeland Security Committee. "If they don't want to cooperate then you don't come in."

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Governor Malloy to Present Budget Proposal Wednesday


Governor Dannel Malloy and Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes will present the governor’s budget proposal on Wednesday.

Barnes will hold a presentation on the budget for the media at 10:30 a.m. Following that, the governor will deliver his Fiscal Year 2018/2019 budget address to the Connecticut General Assembly.

The presentations will unveil the full details of the plan, but the governor's budget chief has already said it will include a proposal to spend $250 million dollars to upgrade the XL Center. Half of that money would be spent over the next two years.

On Tuesday, Republicans addressed concerns about funding for Connecticut cities and towns and proposed reinstating nearly $20 million that was cut in December.

The overall budget is expected to be around $18 billion.

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Trump to Speak at Law Enforcement Conference


President Donald Trump will deliver remarks to law enforcement officials at the Major County Sheriffs' Association & Major Cities Chiefs Association Joint Conference Wednesday morning.

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Peter Pan Cancels Service Across New England Ahead of Storm


Peter Pan Bus Lines has canceled service across much of New England and parts of New York Thursday ahead of a snowstorm that could dump between 6 to 12 inches on Connecticut and even more to our north.

Service routes that run through New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont and New Hampshire were all canceled ahead of the storm. Connecticut commuter services and Foxwoods casino services are among those canceled.

Services between New York City and Washington DC, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Silver Spring and New Carrollton are running normally.

The following routes have been canceled for Thursday.


  • Boston-New York
  • New York-Boston
  • Boston-Hartford via Worcester, Framingham
  • Hartford-Boston via Worcester, Framingham
  • Springfield-New York via Hartford, New Britain, New Haven, Bridgeport
  • New York-Springfield via Hartford, New Britain, New Haven, Bridgeport,
  • Hartford-New York via Danbury, Southbury, Waterbury, Farmington, New Britain, New Haven, Bridgeport
  • New York-Hartford via Danbury, Southbury, Waterbury, Farmington, New Britain, New Haven, Bridgeport
  • Springfield-Boston via Worcester, Framingham
  • Boston-Springfield via Worcester, Framingham
  • Amherst UMass-Springfield via Greenfield, Deerfield, Amherst UMass, Amherst Center, Northampton, Holyoke, South Hadley, Hampshire College
  • Springfield-Amherst UMass via Greenfield, Deerfield, Amherst UMass, Amherst Center, Northampton, Holyoke, South Hadley, Hampshire College
  • Springfield-Albany via Northampton, Deerfield, Greenfield, Shelburne Falls, Charlemont, North Adams, Williamstown, Troy & Albany
  • Albany-Springfield via Albany, Troy, Williamstown, North Adams, Charlemont, Shelburne Falls, Greenfield, Deerfield & Northampton
  • Concord, NH-Worcester via Manchester, Nashua, Lowell, Leominster
  • Worcester-Concord, NH via Manchester, Nashua, Lowell, Leominster
  • White River JCT, VT-New York via Bellow Falls, Keene, Brattleboro, Greenfield, Northampton, Springfield, Hartford
  • New York-White River JCT via Bellow Falls, Keene, Brattleboro, Greenfield, Northampton, Springfield, Hartford
  • Providence-New York
  • New York-Providence
  • Providence Bus Terminal (includes TF Green Arpt and Kennedy Plaza Downtown) – Boston/Boston Logan Airport
  • Boston Logan Airport/Boston-Providence Bus Terminal (includes TF Green Arpt)
  • Woods Hole- Boston/Boston Logan Airport via Falmouth, Buzzards Bay, Wareham, Bourne
  • Boston Logan Airport/Boston-Woods Hole via Falmouth, Buzzards Bay, Wareham, Bourne
  • Providence-Cape Cod (Hyannis) via Fall River, New Bedford, Bourne, Falmouth, Woods Hole, Barnstable
  • Hyannis (Cape Cod)-Providence via Fall River, New Bedford, Bourne, Falmouth, Woods Hole, Barnstable
  • Hartford-Storrs/Mansfield
  • Mansfield/Storrs-Hartford
  • Providence-Springfield-Albany via Springfield, Worcester, Lee Prime. Outlets, Lenox, Pittsfield
  • Albany-Springfield-Providence via Springfield, Worcester, Lee Prime. Outlets, Lenox, Pittsfield
  • Williamstown-New York via Pittsfield, Lenox, Lee Prime. Outlets, Stockbridge, Great Barrington, Sheffield, Canaan, Winsted, Torrington, Waterbury, Southbury
  • New York-Williamstown via Pittsfield, Lenox, Lee Prime. Outlets, Stockbridge, Great Barrington, Sheffield, Canaan, Winsted, Torrington, Waterbury, Southbury
  • Newport/Fall River –Boston via Middletown, Portsmouth, Fall River, Somerset Park
  • Boston-Fall River/Newport via Middletown, Portsmouth, Fall River, Somerset Park


The company said that e-tickets for canceled services will be valid within three days of when service resumes. Customers can call Peter Pan at 800-343-9999 to have tickets reissued with a new itinerary for no additional cost. For more information, visit the Peter Pan website here.

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Mass Highways Shut Down After Several Crashes


Icy conditions are resulting in a treacherous commute for drivers Wednesday morning, with multiple crashes reported on highways across the region.

Northbound lanes at Route 128 northbound at Exit 29 in Wakefield, Massachusetts were shut down after more than 50 vehicles were involved in a major crash.

Wakefield's fire chief tells us that eight people were taken to local hospitals for various injuries, but none were life-threatening. State police say about 30 vehicles were towed.

Massachusetts State Police are urging motorists to avoid the area, with delays of over an hour expected. All lanes have since been reopened.


State police say multiple ramps on Interstate 93 and the Mass. Pike are also being shut down or at a complete standstill. They say that back road alternatives are also icy.

Just after 8 a.m., Governor Charlie Baker declared a two hour delay for non-emergency state employees as crews responded to icy road conditions and highway closures.

Newton fire officials have reported over 12 accidents in Newton, Massachusetts on Wednesday morning. One minor was reportedly injured in an seven-car crash on Route 128.

In Methuen, 30 vehicles were involved in a major crash on on I-93 at 1-495 around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. The crash has since been cleared.

In Melrose, police confirm a school bus carrying students was involved in a crash on Youle Street just before 7:30 a.m. No one was injured.

The Leverett Connector outbound has been shut down after a major crash. The northbound lane was closed on the Zakim Bridge and has since reopened.

Elliot Street Bridge has been shut down in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

I-93 northbound has been hit with a seven-car pileup in Medford, Massachusetts and a 10-car crash in Woburn, Massachusetts.

At least four cars were involved in a crash on Interstate 495 northbound at West Main Street in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.

An overturned tractor trailer is leaking fuel on the Mass Pike eastbound before Route 122 in Milbury. Several lanes have been reportedly closed.

At least nine cars are involved in crashes and spinouts on Route 128 near the Mass Pike in Weston, Massachusetts. The northbound lane has been shut down north of I-93.

A spinout crash on Route 3 southbound at I-495 in Lowell, Massachusetts is also causing delays.

Wellesley police report that there are multiple traffic crashes on Route 9 east near Cedar Street.

A 15-car pileup has been confirmed westbound on Storrow Drive, and the ramp has been shut down both ways at Charlesgate.

The Mass Ave bridge was shut down in both directions due to ice and accidents as well. 

The Boston Police Department reports that there are over a dozen multi-car accidents involving 10 or more cars scattered all across the city. Officials are urging drivers to stay off the roads if possible.

Meanwhile, Boston Public Schools says its school buses may be late arriving to school Wednesday morning due to icy conditions.

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