September 21, 2015
by Christine Stuart | September 21, 2015 2:10pm
June 25, 2015
by Matt DeRienzo | June 25, 2015 11:00pm
June 6, 2014
by Terry Cowgill | June 6, 2014 4:30am
It is a sad day when struggling communities have to look to state government for sustenance and rejuvenation. But such is the case with Torrington, a once proud mill town in the upper Naugatuck Valley.
May 30, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | May 30, 2014 1:07pm
May 28, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | May 28, 2014 3:33pm
December 27, 2013
by Terry Cowgill | December 27, 2013 6:30am
November 8, 2013
by Susan Bigelow | November 8, 2013 6:30am
May 3, 2013
by Susan Bigelow | May 3, 2013 5:30am
The stories keep getting worse out of Torrington. Four different teenage boys affiliated with the Torrington High football program were charged in February and March with statutory rape. On the heels of that, some of their classmates took to social media to further humiliate the victims. And now there’s this:
Another incident surfaced in Litchfield Superior Court this week in which three other boys — two of whom were affiliated football team at the time — are charged with the 2011 gang-rape of an intoxicated 13-year-old girl. The Register Citizen reports details of the allegations unflinchingly and graphically in this harrowing read.
April 20, 2013
by Sarah Darer Littman | April 20, 2013 5:47am
According to the arrest warrants, a 13-year-old girl said “no.” Not just once. Multiple times. But an 18-year-old football player had sex with her anyway.
By the law, by any normal, decent person’s standards, that’s called rape. It doesn’t matter if she snuck out of her house at 3 a.m.; it doesn’t matter if she smoked pot for the first time; it doesn’t matter if that 18-year-old football player plied her with alcohol first. She said “no.” More than once. And when a girl says “No, I don’t want to have sex,” then a man is supposed to respect that.
Otherwise, there’s a term for him: Rapist.
April 10, 2013
by Christine Stuart | April 10, 2013 1:15pm
(Updated 4:55 p.m.) The largest municipal lobby in the state isn’t giving up its fight against Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget. In fact, its lobbying efforts have only increased as a deadline for the legislature’s budget looms.