The Top 5 Connecticut News Stories Published by Ethan Carey in 2018
You may be aware that Lou and I are semi-professional morning show hosts, but were you aware that we are also writers?
Every week, the two of us are each responsible for a certain amount of posts to our website, and I enjoy the challenges of taking on a columnist role as part of my responsibilities here at i95. I'll admit that I often check how many of you have read and/or comment on my articles. This is why I'm wrapping up 2018 with my Top 5 posts in four different categories:
- Connecticut News
- Connecticut Lifestyle
- Candlewood Lake
Here are the most popular local news stories that I wrote up in 2018. Click on the title of each to read the complete story.
Remember when we got a butt-load of snow back in November? East Haven's mayor sent the plow drivers home, but then the snow really began coming down. The mayor called the drivers and told them they had to come back. They said, "No, it's too nasty out to drive back." The mayor then suspended up to 12 drivers, saying they weren't doing their job.
I don't think anyone will ever forget the tornadoes that ripped through New Fairfield, Brookfield, and Southbury on May 15, 2018. This article is my first-hand account of the devastation in my hometown of New Fairfield. It was unbelievable!
At the corner of Miry Brook Road and Sugar Hollow Rd., Danbury Topsoil finally removed construction gear along with piles and piles of dirt. It was one of Danbury's biggest eyesores.
On the Stratford/Bridgeport shoreline was an amusement park called Pleasure Island, which thrived in the 1920s, but in the late 1990s, it became Connecticut's newest ghost town.
Over this past Thanksgiving weekend, the CT State Police made it a point to let all drivers know they would be out in force checking for impaired drivers. In this post, I gave drivers some practical advice about how to avoid being a statistic.