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 it back up in the summer,” she said.  It was just one memory she has of growing up in a Sicilian […]
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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.