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Opting out is one option for parents who disagree with state education testing

A Jan...

Author/productivity coach Lisa Lelas to speak at B.I.G. meeting at MCC

Nationally-recognized productivity coach and best-selling author Lisa Lelas will share her insights and expertise on staying organized at the February meeting of the Manchester/South Windsor Believ...

Agricultural assistance programs available to farmers

Bryan Hurlburt, a former state representative and now executive director of USDA Farm Service Agency, recently addressed many of his former constituents in an informative discussion about resources...

Town of Ashford boasts large business community

Along the rural roads of Ashford, there are more than 250 businesses dotting the pastoral landscape. “Most of Ashford businesses are not brick fronts. They are home-based...

E.O. Smith girls' basketball team has strong record heading into home stretch of regular season

In a battle for CCC East leadership, the E.O...

Families of disabled adult children meet at state Capitol

Family members of individuals with life-affecting disabilities were given the floor to share their concerns with legislators in Hartford on Feb. 7...

Journalism & Media Academy offers high school students ‘real life’ experiences

State-of-the-art technology, one of the largest green screens in New England and the ability to build a work portfolio while earning class credit: these may sound like the qualities of a reputable...

Break the winter blues with a Connecticut day trip

With weather making local residents largely homebound for several winter days, many are dreaming of trips to tropical locations...

Winners of coin design contest honored

Proud parents and supportive friends came to Knowlton Hall on Jan. 28 to honor Kate Lindsay, Amber Recchia and Jonathan Varga...

‘Lost Egypt’ exhibit arrives at CT Science Center

Have you ever wondered how we know what people ate and how they lived thousands of years ago?...

Dancers chase away frigid temps by learning Latin rhythms

Ashford’s Knowlton Hall was as close as the dancers would get to Havana or Buenos Aires, but things were heating up as they let Joe Moses lead them through the dance steps of the Rumba, Salsa...

Core of E.O. Smith boys' basketball roster has experience

Last year’s E.O. Smith boys’ varsity basketball team finished up the season with an 11-9 record and was knocked out of the post-season during round two of the state playoffs...

Citizens call for tougher blasting laws

The first time Maine Drilling and Blasting set off a charge on a Reardon Road property in Thompson, Joseph Janeczek and two friends were working in his garage on Riverside Drive...

State Rep. Belsito gives preview of upcoming legislative session

About two dozen residents took advantage of an opportunity to speak with one of their local legislators at an informal meeting at Willington Town Hall on the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 15...

We can all help stop elder abuse, neglect and exploitation

An older woman used to keep an immaculate house – now it’s in disarray, with food scraps and dirty laundry in evidence...

Intellectual/Development Disability Caucus forming in Connecticut

The formation of an Intellectual/Development Disability Caucus in Connecticut has the Executive Director Leslie Simoes of the Arc, Connecticut feeling hopeful...

Forecasters say: CT's economy to keep improving, fewer federal pitfalls

The economic forecast for Connecticut in 2014 is that the state will continue to see slow growth, and won't be hindered by the national economy...

Home tour promotes solar option

There are easily dozens of companies in the marketplace that sell and install solar panels, but sometimes the best sales pitch can come from neighbors and friends in the community who have taken th...

E.O. Smith opens girls’ basketball season with a new coach

According to new E.O. Smith girls’ varsity basketball coach Mary Roickle, long-time coach Kirk Murad resigned in August 2013, relocating to Singapore with his family for a job opportunity...

GED requirements changes ushered in with 2014

The New Year has ushered in significant changes in the way people can seek high school credentials through GED testing...

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