News 8’s Dennis House sat down with the founder to talk about how his company has helped businesses across the nation and right here in Connecticut.,RELATED: Founder of Barstool Sports wants everyone to know: New Haven is the pizza capital of the U.S.,All across the state, restaurants like the Red Rock are going through tough times due to the pandemic and Dave Portnoy, the founder of lifestyle brand Barstool Sports, wants to help.,RELATED: Elmer’s Place in New Britain latest CT restaurant to get help from Barstool amid pandemic crisis

Portnoy explained what he is looking for in a restaurant looking to get help from the Barstool Fund: “Red Rock is a perfect example of the two things we look for: a long track record of success…The second thing we look for is that the business owner still paid their employees.”,At the Red Rock, they are grateful for Barstool and Portnoy: “We can’t thank him enough. read more

HARTFORD, Conn — Roads near the state capitol reopened after being closed for four hours In light of a recent FBI bulletin to all 50 states warning about the potential for armed protests in the days leading up to the inauguration of Joe Biden, 

There continues to be an increased law enforcement presence at the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford.,State Capitol Police are in talks with multiple agencies in beefing up security and said their officers will be stationed all around the building.,On Saturday, barriers closed off the driveway and parking lots next to the Capitol building in Hartford.,"We’re increasing our patrols with our K-9 officer who’s a bomb-detecting dog, we’re checking those areas and we’re also working very closely with a lot of other agencies - Hartford police, state police and FBI for additional possible manpower," said Driscoll.,Heavy police, National Guard presence in Hartford to secure State Capitol read more