HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- With hot weather comes health risks and if you're not careful, you could end up in the hospital.
Across the state, folks have been finding all sorts of ways to stay cool.
The heat posed a problem for graduation ceremonies around the state Wednesday.
English author Henry James said "Summer afternoon, summer afternoon, to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language."
Of course, James never had to sit at a Conard High School graduation in 95 plus degree heat.
"I told my daughter I don't think I'm going to be able to go because if it's going to be humid, hot, I'm not going to be able to attend," said Bertha Ward.
Welcome to summer 2012, with record breaking heat blanketing the state.
The power grid held up and it seems folks didn't do too badly themselves.
"This is what I've been looking for," said Jessica Bridgeforth, "what we've been looking for the entire winter season, so this is great!"
There were the traditional ways to beat the heat, splash pads, pools that stayed opened later than normal or a quiet cooling center, which also provided some quality family time for a Hartford woman and her granddaughter.
"At home she's usually lonely, so we usually come here," said Karina DaSilva.
Cooling centers, pools, and splash pads will all serve as an oasis for yet another round of heat Thursday.
New England summers are fleeting at best and on even oppressive days like Wednesday, perhaps we should follow Henry David Thoreau's advice that "one must maintain a little bit of summer, in the middle of winter."
Tuesday night many folks are making the trek home during the evening rush hour and state police have some simple advice, which is take your time.
As we approach the one year mark of the tragedy at Sandy Hook, the state is spending millions of dollars to upgrade security at schools statewide. An international company with a huge operation in Connecticut is stepping up to help make many of those upgrades.
The slippery road conditions at the height of the storm led to an awful crash in Milford. A driver lost control of his car on Minuteman Drive slamming right into a house.
Ridgefield police and firefighters delivered a baby in a couple's home on Tuesday morning.
It's a story that folks are still talking about, even in the last 24 hours, we've received a dozen new calls on a story News 8 brought you last week about a woman being kicked out a court room for breastfeeding.
Holiday toys were tested for toxins and the results of a screening should grab your attention.
A few weeks ago, a Yale University professor died in a jail cell hours after being arrested by New Haven Police. Tuesday, protestors took to the streets demanding change in the way police handle cases like this one.
Tuesday morning many of you were grinding your teeth while clearing off your car to go to work. But not everyone was disappointed with the weather, a lot of kids across the state woke up to a snow day.
Stormy weather and docks don't always mix. Docks set adrift may be gone but not forgotten.
A 43-year-old Hartford man was arrested for masturbating on a bus then following a woman in New Britain last Monday.