• Connecticut River September 9, 2022 9:19 am

    Missing Hiker Found in Connecticut River: State Police

    A missing hiker’s body was found Thursday in the Connecticut River, and New Hampshire officials are investigating it as a possible drowning. According to New Hampshire State Police, the hiker was reported missing around 11:30 a.m. Thursday to the police department in Norwich, Vermont. Authorities learned the hiker, who had been staying at a hostel near Route 5 and the…

  • Connecticut River July 11, 2022 6:22 pm

    Connecticut Boat Crash Victim Identified

    A Waterford man has been identified as the person who died in a boat accident on the Connecticut River in Portland Sunday afternoon. Wayne Hamler, 60, was killed when the boat he was in veered towards the shoreline and collided with rocks on the bank of the river around 5 p.m. Sunday, according to the Department of Energy and Environmental…

  • Portland July 11, 2022 8:51 am

    One Dead, 7 Others Injured After Boating Accident in Conn.: Officials

    State Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection officials said they’re investigating a single-vessel boating accident that happened just north of Petzold’s Marina. There were eight people on board the boat, two of which were minors between the ages of six and 12, DEEP officials said. The children were taken to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center for treatment. “The boat collided...

  • Vermont June 23, 2022 6:12 pm

    ‘Very, Very Lucky:' Wrecked Plane Removed from River After Vt. Pilot Survives Crash

    A team of salvage experts worked alongside experienced divers and firefighters Thursday to remove a plane from the longest river in New England — a day after a pilot from Vermont survived crashing into the water. “We don’t want (the wreckage) out there another day and have another boater hit it,” said Scott Reed of Reed Truck Services, which specializes…

  • Vermont June 23, 2022 6:00 pm

    Wrecked Plane Removed From River After Vermont Pilot Survives Crash

    A small 1952 plane, a Piper, crashed into the Connecticut River between Springfield, Vermont and Charlestown, New Hampshire Wednesday.

  • Wethersfield May 30, 2022 1:25 pm

    Police Working to Identify Body Found in CT River in Conn.

    Wethersfield police said a body was found in the Connecticut River on Monday morning. Their preliminary investigation indicated that the victim was female and they are trying to identify her. Police said they received a call around 9:30 a.m. on Memorial Day from a person who found the person’s body in the river. Wethersfield officers, the Wethersfield Volunteer Fire...

  • Middletown May 17, 2022 2:10 pm

    Person Rescued After Vehicle Drives Into Conn. River in Middletown

    Emergency crews rescued one person after a vehicle drove into the Connecticut River in Middletown on Monday night. When firefighters arrived at the scene, they said they got a visual on the car and saw one person in the water. Police were able to get a rescue throw device to the person in the water and he or she was…

  • New Hampshire April 8, 2022 4:28 pm

    Search for Man Who Tried to Retrieve Boat at River Junction

    Authorities are searching an area at the junction of the Passumpsic and Connecticut rivers in New Hampshire for a man who did not resurface after he tried to retrieve a drifting boat. The man was one of three who were fishing Wednesday afternoon from Nine Island in Monroe, near the Vermont state line, the state Fish and Game Department said…

  • New Hampshire State Police November 6, 2021 6:25 pm

    Man's Body Found Floating in Connecticut River in Charlestown, NH

    Two hunters spotted a man’s body floating Saturday morning in the Connecticut River in Charlestown, New Hampshire, state police said. The hunters called authorities after making the discovery around 10 a.m., New Hampshire State Police said. Troopers, marine patrol, New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, North Walpole fire crews, and Charlestown police and fire departments responded to the call....

  • New Hampshire August 17, 2021 5:13 pm

    Missing Woman Found Dead in NH Stream

    A missing woman was found dead in a stream in Westmoreland, New Hampshire, on Sunday afternoon, and authorities are investigating her cause of death. New Hampshire State Police responded to Partridge Brook, a tributary of the Connecticut River, after receiving a call for a possible drowning just before 3:30 p.m. Responding officers learned the victim was along the shoreline of…

  • Connecticut River August 5, 2021 5:13 pm

    Clean Water Advocates Encourage People to Check Out This Online Tool

    The Connecticut River Conservancy offers a way to check E. coli test results from the river and its tributaries.

  • Connecticut River August 5, 2021 5:13 pm

    Swimming or Boating the Connecticut River? This Tool Helps Avoid Dirty Water

    An online tool can help swimmers and boaters determine if certain New England waterways are safe from bacterial contamination to help them avoid getting sick. “The Connecticut River often is very clean for swimming and boating,” said Ryan O’Donnell, a water quality monitoring coordinator with the Connecticut River Conservancy, a group that helps maintain New England’s longest river. Before...

  • Connecticut River July 21, 2021 8:41 pm

    Fourth Body in 9 Weeks Found in Connecticut River in Mass.

    While the cases are not considered suspicious, authorities in western Massachusetts say a body found in a river near Gill on Monday marks the fourth time in nine weeks that bodies were recovered from the Connecticut River. Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan reported Tuesday afternoon that the body was discovered in Gill at around 7:20 p.m. Monday was first detected…

  • Massachusetts May 26, 2021 5:33 pm

    2nd Body in 5 Days Found in Connecticut River; Cases Not Believed to Be Related

    For the second time in five days, a body was found in the Connecticut River in Massachusetts. A woman who was boating found the body of a male floating in the water in Hadley around noon Wednesday, according to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office. The discovery was made off River Road. The district attorney’s office said no approximate age...

  • Connecticut River May 22, 2021 7:24 pm

    Boater Finds Body in Connecticut River in Mass.

    Massachusetts state and local police are investigating after a boater discovered a man’s body Friday evening in the Connecticut River. The boater called authorities when he made the discovery around 6 p.m. and then he stayed with the body so police could locate it, the Northwestern District Attorney’s office announced in a statement. A Northampton Police Department dispatcher traced...

  • Chicopee April 16, 2021 12:14 pm

    Body Recovered From River in Chicopee ID'd as Missing 12-Year-Old Boy

    Authorities said Friday a body recovered from a river in Chicopee, Massachusetts a day earlier was that of a 12-year-old boy who has been missing for over two months. The Hampden District Attorney’s Office said the body, recovered Thursday by a dive team searching the Chicopee and Connecticut rivers, was that of Aiden Blanchard, of Chicopee. The victim has...

  • Chicopee April 14, 2021 10:40 pm

    Mass. Police Find Body in River in Search for Boy Missing 2 Months

    A person’s body was found Wednesday in a river in Chicopee, Massachusetts, by a search-and-rescue team looking for a boy missing for over two months, police said. The dive team found the body at 11:15 a.m. between the North End Bridge, over the Connecticut River, and Memorial Bridge, over the Chicopee River, according to Chicopee police. Detectives from local...

  • Connecticut River September 28, 2020 10:48 am

    Trump Boat Parade Held on Connecticut River

    Approximately 1,000 boats came out to participate in a Trump boat parade along the Connecticut River Sunday afternoon. Boaters started down by the mouth of the Connecticut River and made their way North to the Swing Bridge at Eagles Landing State Park in Haddam. The event was hosted by a group called “Connecticut Boaters For Trump.” The U.S. Coast Guard…

  • Connecticut November 19, 2019 12:21 pm

    Former Wethersfield Baseball Star Found Dead in New Zealand

    Former Wethersfield High School standout baseball star Ryan Costello was found dead in his hotel room in New Zealand on Monday, days after joining the Auckland Tuatara in the Australian Baseball League.

  • Donald Trump October 30, 2019 12:32 pm

    Pete Buttigieg Officially Signs Up for New Hampshire Primary

    Back in 2016, a political gadfly named Mark Stewart Greenstein jumped into the Connecticut River to attract attention to his entry in the Democratic presidential primary in New Hampshire, and now he’s the first candidate to sign up for the 2020 contest.

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