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Interim Connecticut State Veterinarian Named

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Dr. Erin Masur Joins Connecticut Department of Agriculture

“I place a high value on the work that our farmers do, and I appreciate the efforts taken in Connecticut to support our agricultural producers,” said Dr. Masur. “This is an opportunity for me to use my private practice experience to safeguard animal health statewide during this transitional time period.”

HARTFORD, Conn. — Agriculture Commissioner Bryan P. Hurlburt today announced that Dr. Erin Masur, DVM, has joined the Connecticut Department of Agriculture (CT DoAg) as interim State Veterinarian within the Bureau of Regulatory Services. Dr. Masur succeeds Dr. Jane Lewis, DVM, DACVPM who was appointed in 2021 and has departed for a position with United States Department of Agriculture.

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“We wish Dr. Lewis all the best in her next chapter and appreciate Dr. Masur stepping into this critical role as it relates to the health of animal agriculture throughout the state and the public at large,” said Commissioner Hurlburt. “Providing continuity of services is important to the agency, especially in a time of emerging animal health issues and upcoming fair season, and we are confident that Dr. Masur’s experience and skill will deliver for our constituents.”

The State Veterinarian directs the overall responsibility of the Animal Health Division, performing administrative, supervisory, financial, technical, and professional duties relative to functions of the agency. They educate the public on prevention, control, and eradication of contagious and infectious disease and the regulation of livestock programs within the state. In addition, the State Veterinarian leads and supervises a team of inspectors and other administrative support staff. Dr. Masur will fulfill these duties while CT DoAg conducts their hiring search to appoint the next State Veterinarian.

“I place a high value on the work that our farmers do, and I appreciate the efforts taken in Connecticut to support our agricultural producers,” said Dr. Masur. “This is an opportunity for me to use my private practice experience to safeguard animal health statewide during this transitional time period.”

Dr. Masur has spent her career focused on small ruminants, pseudo ruminants, large ruminants, and poultry. Currently, she is the owner of a Bantam-based livestock practice that offers traditional ambulatory medicine and surgery for food-producing species. The practice was founded with a greater mission to use community and collaboration to provide educational opportunities to producers and farmers, fellow veterinary practices, ag societies, and first responders. She also acts as the Professor of Large Animal Clinical Nursing for CT State Colleges and Universities. Dr. Masur has used her career to prioritize public health and optimize the health and wellness of the animals of agriculture since graduating Ross University as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.


The Connecticut Department of Agriculture (CT DoAg) mission is to foster a healthy economic, environmental, and social climate for agriculture by developing, promoting, and regulating agricultural businesses; protecting agricultural and aquacultural resources; enforcing laws pertaining to domestic animals; and promoting an understanding among the state’s citizens of the diversity of Connecticut agriculture, its cultural heritage, and its contribution to the state’s economy. For more information, visit www.CTGrown.gov.

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2024 Connecticut Little League softball state tournaments – The Collinsville Press

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Pairings and results for the Little League baseball state tournaments.

Major Division Softball (ages 10-12)

Section 1
At Unity Park, Trumbull
Friday, July 5
Game 1: D1 vs. D2, 5:30 p.m.
Monday, July 8
Game 2: Winner game 1 vs. D4, 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 9
Game 3: Loser game 1 vs. D4, 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 10
Game 4, Final: Top two teams (one game), 5:30 p.m.

Section 2
At Bristol (Rockwell Park and McCabe-Waters LL)
Friday, July 5
Game 1: D3 vs. D6
Monday, July 8
Game 2: Winner game 1 vs. D5
Tuesday, July 9
Game 3: Loser game 1 vs. D5
Wednesday, July 10
Game 4, Final: Top two teams (one game)

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Section 3
At District 9
Friday, July 5
Game 1: D9 vs. D10
Monday, July 8
Game 2: Winner game 1 vs. D7
Tuesday, July 9
Game 3: Loser game 1 vs. D7
Wednesday, July 10
Game 4, Final: Top two teams (one game)

Section 4
At District 11
Friday, July 5
Game 1: D8 vs D11
Monday, July 8
Game 2: Winner game 1 vs. D12
Tuesday, July 9
Game 3: Loser game 1 vs. D12
Wednesday, July 10
Game 4, Final: Top two teams (one game)

Final Four
At Orange (Old Tavern Complex) and Milford (Brewster Field)
Friday, July 12
Game 1: Section 1 champion vs. Section 2 champion, 5 p.m.
Game 2: Section 3 vs. Section 4, 7:30 p.m., Stankye Field
Saturday, July 13
Game 3: Loser game 1 vs. loser game 2, 11 a.m.
Game 4: Winner game 1 vs. winner game 2, 1:30 p.m., Stankye Field
Sunday, July 14
Game 5: Winner game 3 vs. loser game 4, 11 a.m., Brewster Field
Monday, July 15
Game 6: Winner game 4 vs. winner game 5, 5:30 p.m., Brewster Field
Tuesday, July 16
Game 7, if necessary, 5 p.m., Stankye Field


Junior Softball
Section 1
At TBA
Friday, July 5
Game 1: D5 vs. D6
Monday, July 8
Game 2: D8 vs. winner game 1
Tuesday, July 9
Game 3: D8 vs. loser game 1
Wednesday, July 10
Game 4, final: Top two teams (one-game)

Section 2
At TBA
Friday, July 5
Game 1: D9 vs. D10
Monday, July 8
Game 2: D11 vs. winner game 1
Tuesday, July 9
Game 3: D11 vs. loser game 1
Wednesday, July 10
Game 4, final: Top two teams (one-game)

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State Final Four
At Orange
Saturday, July 13
Game 1: Section 1 vs. Section 2, 10 a.m.
Sunday, July 14
Game 2: Section 1 vs. Section 2, 11 a.m.
Game 3: If necessary, 1 p.m.


Senior Softball
At Bristol (Rockwell Park)
Wednesday, July 10
Game 1: D5 vs. D11
Thursday, July 11
Game 2: D10 vs. winner game 1
Friday, July 12
Game 3: D10 vs. loser game 1
Saturday, July 13
Game 4, Final: Top 2 teams (one-game)


Ages 8-10 Open Tournament
Section 1
Monday, June 24
New Canaan at Fairfield, 5:45 p.m. (Dougiello Field)
Seymour at Bristol, 5:45 p.m.
Amith at Milford, 5:45 p.m.
Wednesday, June 26
Milford at Seymour, 5:45 p.m.
Bristol at New Canaan, 7 p.m.
Amity at Fairfield (Warde HS), 5:45 p.m.
Thursday, June 27
Fairfield at Seymour, 5:45 p.m.
Friday, June 28
Milford at Bristol, 5:45 p.m.
New Canaan at Amity, 5:45 p.m.
Monday, July 1
Milford at New Canaan, 7 p.m.
Amity at Seymour, 5:45 p.m.
Fairfield at Bristol, 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday, July 2
Seymour at New Canaan 6:15 p.m.
Wednesday, July 3
Bristol at Amity, 5:45 p.m.
Fairfield at Milford, 5:45 p.m.
Monday, July 8
Section 1 final at higher seed, 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday, July 9
Section I final at higher seed (if 3 teams qualify), 5:45 p.m.

Section 2
Monday, June 24
Berlin at Simsbury, 5:45 p.m.
Windsor at Jewett City, 5:45 p.m.
Madison at Waterford, 5:45 p.m.
Wednesday, June 26
Madison at Windsor, 5:45 p.m.
Jewett City at Berlin, 5:45 p.m.
Waterford at Simsbury, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, June 28
Madison at Jewett City, 6:30 p.m.
Windsor at Simsbury, 6:30 p.m
Waterford at Berlin, 5:45 p.m.
Monday, July 1
Madison at Berlin, 5:45 p.m.
Windsor at Waterford, 5:45 p.m.
Simsbury at Jewett City, 5:45 p.m.
Wednesday, July 3
Jewett City at Waterford, 5:45 p.m.
Windsor at Berlin, 5:45 p.m.
Madison at Simsbury, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, July 8
Section 2 final at higher seed, 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday, July 9
Section 2 final at higher seed (if 3 teams qualify), 5:45 p.m.

State championship (best-of-3)
At Milford (Brewster Field)
Wednesday, July 10
Game 1: Section I vs. Section II, 5:45 p.m.
Thursday, July 11
Game 2: Section I vs. Section II, 5:45 p.m.
Friday, July 12
Game 3: Section I vs. Section II, 7 p.m., if necessary

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3 injured by lightning at The Travelers Championship in Connecticut

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CROMWELL, Conn. – Severe thunderstorms and heat have complicated The Travelers Championship in Connecticut this weekend after three people were injured when lightning struck a tree on the golf course. 

On Saturday, Round 3 of the Championship was suspended for several hours due to stormy weather. A severe thunderstorm warning was in effect for parts of Connecticut.

According to the National Weather Service in New York, lightning was reported near Cromwell around 4:30 p.m. Saturday. 

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First responders helped several injured people at the TPC River Highlands Golf Course after the lightning strike. According to a report from the NWS, two people were taken to the hospital and a third person refused treatment. 

FOX 61 Hartford reported the lightning strike happened near the 5th hole on the golf course. 

In addition to thunderstorms, players and spectators have also faced extreme heat this weekend. Cromwell is under a heat advisory until Sunday evening. Feels-like temperatures were forecast to reach near 100 degrees through Sunday. 

JULY IS EXPECTED TO BE TOASTY BUT HOW HIGH WILL TEMPERATURES SURGE?

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There is some relief from the heat coming for the Northeast, but with the cold front comes a renewed threat of severe thunderstorms on Sunday.



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Yes, there are venomous snakes in Connecticut

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The recent case of a dog bitten by a poisonous copperhead snake at Sleeping Giant State Park has people wondering what kind of snakes are in Connecticut.

Herpetologist Sara Horwitz spoke to Dennis House about this and brought in some harmless, nonvenomous serpents from Riverside Reptile Education Center in Enfield to show what might be in your neighborhood.

Watch the interview in the video above.

THIS WEEK IN CONNECTICUT

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