CTNewsJunkie will be away next week for a much-needed vacation. The bad news is that we will miss a week of coverage and will be unable to post comments until we return from Long Lake in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. It’s fairly remote, so we’ll be lucky (or unlucky, depending how you look at it) to get a cellphone signal while we are away. The good news is, we will be back Monday, Aug. 3, refreshed and ready to make an announcement about an exciting new project we’ve been working on for the past few months.

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Also, visit our sister site, the New Haven Independent, which has done a great job covering the July 23 dirt bike vs. van accident that has captured the state’s collective attention.

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