Melissa in the Morning: Senior Car Show

Melissa in the Morning: Senior Car Show

For the first time, seniors at a local high school came together to try and financially support other classmates who can’t afford to go on the end of year senior trip. We hear from Kaden and Nate of Jonathan Law in Milford about the First Annual Car Show and what you can expect from the…

Melissa in the Morning: Eating Disorder Awareness

Melissa in the Morning: Eating Disorder Awareness

According to national statistics, an estimated 9% of the U.S. population will have an eating disorder in their lifetime. This week (Feb. 26-Mar 3) is Eating Disorder Awareness Week and there are a lot of misconceptions around the topic. We tackle the truth about the issue and how to get help with Quinnipiac associate professor, Clotilde Dudley-Smith.…

Melissa In The Morning: The Effects Of An Eating Disorder

Melissa In The Morning: The Effects Of An Eating Disorder

This week (Feb 26-Mar 3) is Eating Disorder Awareness Week and about nine percent of the US population struggles with an eating disorder in their lifetime. But what is the long term effect of an eating disorder on your body? Are there treatments that can help break the habits? Can your body ever revert back…

Melissa in the Morning: Age Discrimination in the Workplace

Melissa in the Morning: Age Discrimination in the Workplace

Age discrimination in the workplace continues to be a national discussion, especially ahead of this upcoming presidential election involving President Biden and former President Trump. But this month, the controversy emerged again here in Connecticut, specifically surrounding a local hospital. According to court documents, a former Waterbury Hospital executive filed a lawsuit against her ex-employer…

Melissa in the Morning: Permanent Housing for Local Veterans

Melissa in the Morning: Permanent Housing for Local Veterans

In an effort to help homeless veterans and their families find permanent housing, The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded $14 million in HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing vouchers to 66 Public Housing Agencies across the country. In Connecticut, three agencies were awarded $500,213 for…

Melissa in the Morning: The Housatonic Museum of Art

Melissa in the Morning: The Housatonic Museum of Art

Find out about The Housatonic Museum of Art and a new exhibit opening in March that will excite anyone who loves sports and photography! We spoke with Jennifer Kay-Reynolds, Director of the museum.

Melissa in the Morning: Food for (Business) Thought

Melissa in the Morning: Food for (Business) Thought

This week, Stratford is hosting its annual Restaurant Week with an offer no other CT municipality offers. We asked BRBC President, Dan Onofrio, about the free childcare option added to Stratford’s event and if more places could adopt this. Also, we talked about a bill being debated in Hartford looking at wages for restaurant workers…

Melissa in the Morning: Combatting Wrong Way Driving

Melissa in the Morning: Combatting Wrong Way Driving

This month, a horrific wrong-way crash on I-95, claimed four young lives in an instant. It also puts our deadly wrong way crash data ahead of where we were in 2023, which is not where we want to be. How is Connecticut attacking this problem? We spoke with Josh Morgan of the CT Department of…

Melissa in the Morning: Vote for Officer French and K9 TJ

Melissa in the Morning: Vote for Officer French and K9 TJ

The Hometown Foundation, Inc. is a national, non-profit charitable organization committed to raising money to support a broad range of programs that meet community needs, including emergency response personnel. This year, we found an entry very close to home at the top of the list for the foundation’s K9 grant. We met Easton police officer…

Melissa In The Morning: Fighting The Cost Of Health Insurance

Melissa In The Morning: Fighting The Cost Of Health Insurance

Jury deliberations are set to begin today in the trial of Michelle Troconis. The trial has been going on for weeks and it looks at Troconis who has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder, tampering with evidence and hindering the prosecution in connection to the disappearance and death of Jennifer Farber Dulos back in…