HAN News, March 2

Coffee Break, HAN’s daily news update, airs weekday mornings at 11 a.m. at live.HAN.Network. Or watch it on-demand later (see video below).

Mike Suppe joins us at the sports desk. Donald Eng takes a look back on this day in history.

Our transportation columnist, Jim Cameron, recently flew to Dallas but took the train back home to Connecticut. He shares the differences from comfort to cost to convenience on this week’s installment of Talking Transportation.

Below are some of the stories we are following on Wednesday, March 2:

A local Roman Catholic Priest was arrested by Seymour Police detectives on Monday Feb. 29, for allegedly embezzling money from St. Augustine Church in Seymour.

Local parents with children who have serious medical issues testified in Hartford today – for a Public Health Committee hearing on a medical marijuana bill that will allow pediatric access in certain cases.

An Ansonia man was shot several times during a robbery Tuesday night.

Monroe police have arrested two brothers in an apparent cigarette burglary of the FM One convenience store at 447 Monroe Tpke. back in November.

A parade of Milford residents spoke in opposition to a plan for an 8-30g affordable housing project at 214-224 Seaside Avenue Tuesday evening, mostly raising concerns about the area’s existing traffic conditions with some also saying the project’s density is out of character with the surrounding single-family neighborhood.

New Canaan emergency responders’ ability to communicate with local dispatch on their two-way radio was reduced on Feb. 12 due to an equipment malfunction that caused the system to switch to a back-up.

Last week, Wilton officers arrested two men following a hand-to-hand drug exchange that took place in the parking lot of Caraluzzi’s Georgetown Market, around 11 in the morning.

State Rep. Ben McGorty (R-122) wants anyone who assaults an off-duty police officer to face increased criminal penalties, and legislation he has proposed this session of the Connecticut General Assembly aimed at accomplishing this was heard this week in a public hearing of the legislature’s Public Safety Committee.

Two of the developers of the Green Box, a 100% recycled perforated pizza box, showed off their product to students in AP economics classes at Ridgefield High School recently and discussed their pitch to Shark Tank, the television show that rates new product ideas.

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