Middletown gets its first positive coronavirus case

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) — Middletown Mayor Ben Florsheim received the alert while he was doing an interview with News8 at one of four sites the city set up for parents of students in public schools to pick up free meals to help them while schools are out. The alert said a Middletown resident — a […]

Middletown, more cities confirm their first coronavirus cases

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) — Middletown Mayor Ben Florsheim has confirmed the city’s first positive case of coronavirus to News 8 Saturday afternoon. Mayor Florsheim says the individual is a man in his 50s. The mayor says the man is not showing major symptoms and is “doing fairly well.” He is currently in self-isolation. “It goes […]

Middletown restaurant closing amid virus concerns auctions off inventory to community

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut restaurants that are forced to close are having to pivot away from their business model. Many small businesses, including Taino Smokehouse in Middletown, have tried focusing on take-out only orders, but are now planning to close up shop for the time being. Taino’s is now sitting on a large inventory […]

Middletown actor Nicholas Tucci dies at 38

(WTNH) — Actor and Middletown native Nicholas Tucci has died. He was 38. A statement on Tucci’s Facebook page says he succumbed to his illness at Smilow Cancer Hospital on March 3. In the statement, his father says Tucci wanted to keep his illness private and to continue his acting career for as long as […]

Middletown man in critical condition after being struck by car on Country Club Road

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) — Middletown Police are investigating after a car struck a pedestrian on Country Club Road this evening. According to police, the incident occurred near the intersection of Preston Avenue at approximately 5:36 p.m. Police say Timothy L. Fisher of Middletown was in the westbound lane of Country Club Road when he was […]

Middletown Penguin Plunge one of many plunges this season to benefit Special Olympics CT

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) — People in Middletown spent their extra day of February jumping into the chilly water to raise money for Special Olympics athletes. The annual Middletown Penguin Plunge took place at the Polish Falcons Club Saturday morning. More than 200 people participated. They raised over $58,000 to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut. This is […]

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