Aneri Pattani

Multimedia Reporter and Student Journalist

The Hartford Courant

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I was a summer intern on the state desk at the Hartford Courant during the summer of 2014. I wrote daily articles for digital and print publication on topics ranging from the experience of a Connecticut native living in Gaza during a recent Israeli-Palestine war to children dying in hot cars over the summer.  

I also completed a long-term research project on the history of towns in Connecticut as part of the Courant's 250th anniversary edition.  

 

Mother Aims to Raise Awareness of Fatal Heatstroke In Children After Toddler Son's Death

In the aftermath of her son's death by heatstroke, a Ridgefield mom decided to share lessons learned from 15-month-old Ben.

Lindsey Rogers-Seitz has started a blog called "The Gift of Ben" in honor of her son, who died July 7 after he was left in the car by his father, Rogers-Seitz's husband, Kyle Seitz. The blog aims to raise awareness of the issue of children's deaths by heatstroke.


Rubber Band Bracelets Bring Smiles, Hope to Cancer Patients

Although rubber band bracelets are a trend at their school, Keeley Joyal and Lindsay Masamery had more than fashion in mind when they started making the bracelets by the dozen. On Thursday, the two girls went to Hartford Hospital to deliver nearly 500 of the bracelets to cancer patients.

This article appeared as a front-page centerpiece story.


Plans to Build Power Plant in Oxford Resurrected

Plans to build a gas power plant on the northern town line are being resurrected despite some opposition.

Competitive Power Ventures is proposing to build a 805-megawatt facility on an approximately 20-acre site in the Woodruff Hill industrial complex.


New Britain Native Experiences War in Israel

For one New Britain native, the war between Israel and Hamas is not just something to hear about on the evening news or scroll by on her Facebook news feed. Judy Weinstein Goldberg is experiencing it firsthand.

Currently living in Ashkelon, Israel, Goldberg is just ten kilometers – a little more than six miles -- north of Gaza. Her city is a target for missile fire from Hamas, the Islamic militant group based in Gaza.