Christmas | Connecticut Public Radio


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Every fall, it seems hundreds of new holiday records flood the market. It’s a lucrative move for established artists – fans love new material, and what could be better than your favorite singer performing their own version of “Silver Bells” even though there are literally thousands of versions of the holiday classic out there?

Jackie Carroll wanted to bring a little Christmas cheer to the town of Prospect. So she went to a dollar store for supplies and decorated the stop sign at the end of her street. Then she posted a photo on the town’s Facebook group. 

Carroll’s idea took off. “Within like, a day, there was already like five to 10 poles up,” she said. “I was super surprised at how fast it caught on.” 

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Just over 13,000 residents remain without power as of Friday at 4 p.m. after heavy rainfall and wind made their way across the state late Thursday night into Christmas morning. 


A file photo of a recent power outage in Winsted, Conn.
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Connecticut is waking up on Christmas morning to heavy rainfall and strong winds as a cold front moves through, according to the National Weather Service. More than 33,000 customers are without power as of 6:30 a.m.

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George McCleary is a horticulturist and a vegetable farmer. Around this time of year, he’s also a Santa. He’s been putting on the red coat for about four decades. But he’s now 66 and borderline diabetic, so he wasn’t sure how he could safely do his Santa visits in the middle of the pandemic.

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It may not be a white Christmas after all, as forecasters say a wet, windy storm could bring flooding and power outages across Connecticut later this week, dampening the holiday at its peak.

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Ken Turino

If you’ve ever been to a dietician to lose weight, or just to get healthier, you’ve probably heard the same advice and been told to eat the same kind of food. But American dietitians often leave out room to eat diverse cuisines and food groups, largely leaving out a lot ethnic food.