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Select CT Verizon stores launching interactive ‘Bridgerton’ fan experience with AI, augmented reality and more

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Connecticut fans of Netflix’s “Bridgerton” have something special to look forward to starting today.

Verizon has announced experimental, limited-time pop-ups themed after the hit Netflix show at four locations across the state, according to a release.

The event is part of the service provider’s Red Hot Deal Days taking place at 300 stores nationwide, featuring augmented reality, artificial intelligence, exclusive phone cases and more, per a release.

Here is what you can expect, per a release:

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“With activations scheduled to pop up at participating Verizon stores between today and next week, the interactive journey begins when fans scan a QR code on a ‘Bridgerton’-themed mirror. The QR code will launch an AR portal view of the mirror and a lavish, regency-era environment that virtually transports them to the famous Bridgerton estate. With an invitation to the Queen’s Ball, fans can take a selfie to see themselves adorned in elegant AI-generated regency-era outfits inspired by ‘Bridgerton’ characters. Fans can save the image to their phone and share it on social media.”

Connecticut residents can swing by one of the four locations below to experience the fun for themselves, per a release:

  • Enfield store, 16 Hazard Ave., Enfield, CT 06082
  • Newington store, 3140 Berlin Tpke., Newington, CT 06111
  • Milford store, 1621 Boston Post Road, Milford, CT 06460
  • Wallingford store, 1086 N Colony Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fans of the show can also check online for an exclusive Bridgerton x Elizabeth James phone case, which are being sold at pop-ups, according to a release.



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Motorcyclist seriously injured on Route 2 off-ramp after striking guardrail, being thrown from bike

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Motorcyclist seriously injured on Route 2 off-ramp after striking guardrail, being thrown from bike


A man was seriously injured when the motorcycle he was operating struck a guardrail and he was thrown from the bike off of Route 2 in East Hartford on Thursday evening.

The driver of the bike, a 35-year-old East Hartford man, was taken in an ambulance to Hartford Hospital following the crash on the Exit 2 off-ramp on Route 2 East shortly before 7 p.m., according to Connecticut State Police.

The man operating a 2001 Suzuki GSF600S in the left lane veered into the left shoulder and struck a metal beam guardrail, state police said. The man was then thrown from the bike and ended up partially in the shoulder and left lane.

The bike settled down in the left lane following the collision and had to be towed.

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State police are still investigating the crash.

Anyone witnesses to the crash or drivers in the area with dashcam footage have been asked to contact Trooper Michael Dean at 860-534-1098 or michael.dean@ct.gov.



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Connecticut Sun stay unbeaten, edge Minnesota Lynx in overtime | TSN

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UNCASVILLE, Conn. — DeWanna Bonner made two free throws with 7.4 seconds left in overtime and the Connecticut Sun ran their season-opening winning streak to four games, overcoming an early 13-point deficit to beat the Minnesota Lynx 83-82 on Thursday night.

Bonner finished with 20 points. Brionna Jones added 19 and Alyssa Thomas had 18 for Connecticut, the only undefeated team in the WNBA.

Napheesa Collier had 31 points and 11 rebounds for Minnesota (2-1). Courtney Williams scored 19 points, Kayla McBride had 13 and Alanna Smith 10.

Rachel Banham pulled the Sun even at 79 with a 3-pointer from the left wing with 40 seconds to play. After Collier made 1 of 2 free throws for Minnesota, Thomas hit a runner in the lane to give Connecticut an 81-80 lead with 17 seconds left. Four seconds later, McBride answered with a jumper from the elbow.

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After Collier fouled Bonner on a shot attempt, Bonner hit the deciding free throws with 7.4 seconds remaining. McBride then missed a potential winning shot, with Bonner grabbing the rebound to secure the victory.



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Connecticut lawmakers looking to crack down on noisy cars

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Lawmakers in Connecticut have proposed a new law that would allow police to use sound cameras that can identify noisy cars, snap a photo of the car if the decibel level reaches a certain level, and mail the owner a ticket.

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Congressman Bobby Gibson pushed the legislation calling it a quality-of-life issue for residents in the state who have been complaining about loud noise from exhaust pipes or even deafening stereos.

“I was approached by a lot of constituents who were complaining about the different noise levels in their neighborhoods,” said Gibson. 

Under the new law, municipalities would be able to use automated listening devices, which would catch cars running at volumes over 80 decibels. That’s equivalent to the same level of noise as a vacuum cleaner.

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But, the proposal doesn’t have total support, with some critics saying the tickets would be discriminatory to black and brown communities.

“For somebody who is low-income, that could be a substantial hit to their income, maybe make it impossible for them to pay rent that month or to put food on the table,” said Jay Beeber of the National Motorists Association. 

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Gibson says he is waiting on Governor Ned Lamont to sign the legislation into law. If Lamont does so, then each driver caught by a sound camera would first receive a warning in the mail, and then a up to $250 fine for repeat offenses. 



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