Middletown Residents Learn to Speak Sicilian, Reconnect with Family Roots

Liz Bazazi with grandfather, Carmelo Mazzotta, at the homestead on the corner of Pine St. and Randolph Rd. in Middletown


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MIDDLETOWN — Growing up, Liz Mazzotta Bazazi remembers the seasonal ritual of caring for her family’s fig tree. 

“[You] had to turn it over and bury it into the ground every winter and stand ...

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Emilia Otte

Emilia Otte covers health and education for the Connecticut Examiner. In 2022 Otte was awarded "Rookie of the Year," by the New England Newspaper & Press Association.