The Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce has announced that Jennifer Rizzotti, president of the Connecticut Sun, will be keynote speaker at a virtual member breakfast next month. The virtual session will be held via Zoom, Sept. 15 from 8 to 9 a.m. “We are very proud of Jennifer’s success as a former UConn Women’s Basketball star and assistant coach...

Fullerton Mayor Bruce Whitaker and Tollo Mayor Angelo  Radica have signed a letter of intent to become Sister Cities in honor of Tommy Lasorda and his parents,  Sabatino and Carmella Lasorda. Lasorda’s father, Sabatino Lasorda, was an Italian immigrant hailing from  Tollo who came to the United States and raised Lasorda along with his four brothers...

Italy on Thursday bagged nine more Paralympic medals taking its haul up to a new record 58, 18 more than it got at Rio 2016 and equal to the record set at Seoul in 1988. The Azzurri got 80 at Rome in 1960 but that is not part of the official records. The Azzurri won the men's handbike team relay to kick off another great day. Then, Antonio Fantin w...

In 2016, at the Rio Paralympics, Italy won a total of 39 medals, 10 of them gold. Now, after the first week of the Tokyo Paralympics (which will end on September 5), Italy is already at 43 medals, 11 of them gold. Today alone, Italian athletes have won 9 medals: one gold, seven silver and one bronze. The bronze medal was won by Xenia Francesca Pala...

Arjola Trimi won the gold medal in the 100 freestyle swimming category S3 at the Tokyo Paralympics. This is the second individual gold medal of the 34-year-old from Milan (after yesterday's 50 backstroke), who today preceded the American Leanne Smith and the Russian Iuliia Shishova. Immediately afterwards, Italy triumphed again with Carlotta Gilli,...

With the silver medal in the women's foil team, Italy's Paralympic medals in Tokyo rise to 27: Simone Barlaam's gold in the 50 sl (cat. S9), Arjola Trimi's gold in the 50 backstroke (cat. S3) and the women's 4x100 sl relay team finished second behind the United States: Xenia Palazzo, Vittoria Bianco, Giulia Terzi and Alessia Scortechini were promot...

Bebe Vio is still golden. At the end of an extraordinary day and a dominated final - even on 7-4 she had to replace the prosthesis of her left arm - the Italian flag bearer beat 15-9 the Chinese Zhou Jingjing, defeated 5 years ago in the final at Rio 2016. Bebe was untouchable: six successes out of six in the rounds, then the assaults without histo...

Rochester soccer history buffs certainly will appreciate one entry in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup qualifying round – the Italian American Sport Club Boom. The IASC captured the 1963 U.S. Amateur Cup title and that team’s success led to the formation of the Rochester Lancers. The Lancers competed in the American Soccer League from 1967-69 and then...

Italy got two more Paralympic medals, a silver and a bronze, on Friday to take their tally up to 13 medals: four golds, five silvers and four bronzes. Carlotta Gilli snagged another silver in the S13 (partially sighted) 400m freestyle, following a gold and a silver for the 20-year-old swimmer from Moncalieri near Turin. Sara Morganti won the bronze...

Italy won two more swimming golds at the Tokyo Paralympics Thursday taking their total to four golds and 10 medals in all. Stefano Raimondi won the 100m breaststroke in the new SB9 category after Francesco Bocciardo got his second gold in the S5 100m freestyle after winning the 200m on Wednesday. Italy also got two more silvers with Carlotta Gilli...