During the month of August, detectives with the Hartford Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Unit, using a grant from the Tobacco Master Settlement Health and Trust Fund, through the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, conducted unannounced compliance inspections of establishments that sell tobacco products. The inspections were performed in an effort to determine compliance with state laws concerning prohibition of the sale of cigarettes and/or tobacco products to youth under the age of eighteen. A total of 181 unannounced compliance inspections were conducted. Of this, a total of fifty (50) establishments were found to be in violation of the General Statutes of Connecticut, Sec. 53-344(b), Sale of tobacco to minors under eighteen. The offending clerks were issued a first time infraction of $200.00.
Please use this link for full report and list of compliant and non-compliant businesses.
Saturday Evening (9/13/14) the City of Hartford will see a significant surge in traffic with three simultaneous concerts. (Luke Bryan, Tom Petty and Susan Vega) The three concerts, at 3 separate locations/venues, are all scheduled to start and end at relatively the same time. Also, the three venues are in fairly close proximity to each other (XL Center, Infinity Hall and the Xfinity Theater) and in close proximity to the major traffic arteries (I84/I91/RT44). The Hartford Police Department is asking all concert goers to plan ahead, allow time for additional delay and respectfully enjoy your visit to our city. HPD will have significant planning and additions to traffic patrol for the incoming and outgoing traffic to buffer the surge from these three events. Links to the details of three events:
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Hartford Police Department
Public Safety Complex
253 High Street
Hartford CT, 06103