Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra recognized Earth Day by kicking off the CleanHartford anti-litter program at Keney Park in Hartford Tuesday. CleanHartford is the city’s first coordinated campaign that to address litter through enforcement, abatement and education. Driven by the city’s department of public works, the Knox Parks Foundation, the Hartford Police and local community groups, it is aimed at empowering Hartford residents and businesses to clean up their community. Volunteers can participate by selecting a public street, space, park or playground to clean and beautify. There will be a Hartford Public High School clean up April 26 from 8 a.m., to noon; at the Keney Park West Meadow Section April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; an Enfield, Capen and Edgewood Street clean up April 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a Sigourney Park clean up April 26 from 10 a.m. to noon.
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- Enfield K-9 Officer Brian Croteau will soon retire his yellow lab Promise (at left) and start training with his new K-9 companion Putnam (at right) in the next few weeks, leaving Promise at home after many years of service. PATRICK RAYCRAFT | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Promise (at left) and Putnam have become best friends and colleagues in their work at the Enfield police department where they work in the same Enfield K-9 Unit with Officer Brian Croteau. Promise, who is ten years old, will soon retire. Putnam, who is almost two years old, wil start training soon with Croteau. At that point, Promise will remain at home and Putnam will go to work as the drug-sniffing dog for the Enfield Police Department. PATRICK RAYCRAFT | email@example.com
- Renata Wawszkiewicz, of Bristol, shows her daughter, Olivia, 2, a shell she found on the beach while holding Olivia's little sister, Kamila, 7 months, at Hammonasset Beach State Park Wednesday. The Wawszkiewiczes stopped at the beach to get some fresh air after going to a doctors appointment nearby. "I've been coming here since I was a kid and we camp here every summer," said Wawszkiewicz. "I just love the beach." CLOE POISSONfirstname.lastname@example.org
- Connecticut Huskies guard/forward Napheesa Collier (24) is stretches to the limit for a pass as UCF Knights forward Nyala Shuler (12) puts an arm into her back during the second half at the XL Center in Hartford Wednesday night in Hartford. Collier scored 14 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in a 101-51 victory. Photo by JOHN WOIKE | email@example.com