HAN News March 9

Family of Boston Marathon bombing survivor speaks out, silver alert, signs of spring in Monroe and more

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).

Rob Adams joins us with a Nutmeg Sports Update. Donald Eng takes a look back on this day in history.

Jim Cameron also gives tips on avoiding traffic while getting out of town.

Below are the stories we are following on March 9:

The Associated Press reports that high speed and alcohol were involved in a Ferrari crash that killed a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing, a Canadian boxer and two others, a Dubai prosecutor said Wednesday.

In an update on a story we brought you yesterday, A bulletproof vest and AR-15 rifle were stolen from the locked trunk of a marked Connecticut State Police cruiser on Rutland Road in Milford early Tuesday morning during a rash of car break-ins.

A Silver Alert has been issued for Kingsley Birdsall, 78, of Hamden.

Darien police are investigating the theft of a purse taken from St. Luke’s Church on Feb. 28. A 44-year-old Darien resident told police she had been attending a church function with about 100 other attendees that Sunday, and had left her purse on a table at about 11:30 a.m.

A 17-year-old Barlow student was arrested for driving under the influence and possession of alcohol by a minor early in the morning on Sunday, March 6.

A Milford Harbor Duck Race representative has said the popular event has been canceled.

It’s a beautiful day today and the good news is that signs of spring are everywhere. Including in Monroe, where Jack Eck preps beach at Great Hollow Lake at Monroe’s Wolfe Park

People from across the state packed a Shelton auditorium to discuss the ongoing problem with opioid abuse, which has been receiving more attention as of late because of its increasing presence in smaller towns and multiple overdoses resulting in death.

An update on a story we have been following, fundraising for renovations to Dunning field at New Canaan High School is underway.

Sixty-six miles of New Canaan roadsides are scheduled for tree work this spring and summer by Eversource power company.

In Milford, By a 4-1 vote a  March 8 meeting, the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) granted permission for a 125 ft. long, 2 ft. 11-inch high fence with one “No Trespassing” sign to be installed along Merwin Point at 108 Beach Ave.

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