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Help is available for domestic violence victims

Love and abuse seem to be contradictions, but it’s not all black and white for a person with an abusive intimate partner...

Annual Easter egg hunt for dogs supports Colchester Dog Park

As the Colchester Dog Park Committee knows, Easter egg hunts are not just for children...

Colchester teachers and coaches play against Harlem Wizards

While basketball fever was in full swing thanks to the UConn Huskies’ dual championships, hundreds of local residents gathered at Bacon Academy April 8 to watch the multi-talented Harlem Wiza...

Professional organizer says to stop and think before tackling clutter

Does your laundry take up more space on your couch than family members?...

Connecticut ground zero for income inequality

On April 8, a handful of people stood on Kennedy Drive near the Farmers’ Market Pavilion in Putnam...

YMCA offers ways to get outside and enjoy a healthy spring season

Hope springs eternal. And that’s a good thing, because I think the entire eastern seaboard has been eternally hoping that spring would arrive at some point. And it has!...

Volunteers clean up the Colchester Town Green

Shortly after 8:30 a.m...

'Discover Colchester' hike explores Salmon River trails

About 50 people and a half dozen dogs enjoyed a 3-mile walk along the Salmon River from River Road in Marlborough toward Colchester’s Bull Hill Road on Sunday, April 6...

Students explore the past for National History Day

On March 22, more than 250 students from the towns of Ashford, Bolton, Coventry, Columbia, Griswold, Mansfield, Moosup, New London, Oakdale, Plainfield, Putnam, Stafford, Storrs and Willington gath...

As debate heats up, Common Core still has plenty of defenders

On Feb...

Holocaust survivor thrives as educator

Imagine living with an ineffable loss so deep that it is too horrific to recall...

Former site of Town Auction may soon see new general store

Many small, locally-owned stores closed when malls enticed shoppers into enclosed and environmentally-controlled areas...

More black bears expected in eastern part of state

Last year, there were close to 3,500 sightings of black bears in the state (many are the same bears seen multiple times)...

Economist predicts bigger year for growth in Connecticut

Economic forecaster Dr. Nicholas Perna gave his outlook for 2014 in front of members of the East of the River Chambers of Commerce on March 19...

Changes spell a leaner, more efficient state tax department

Connecticut Department of Revenue Services Commissioner Kevin Sullivan has heard all the tax jokes, like the one about the difference between a tax collector and a taxidermist: “the taxidermi...

Colchester school news: Preschool offered through grant; musician honored

Preschool offered in Colchester through grant
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Farm Bill a mixed blessing in Connecticut

The Agriculture Act of 2014, signed into law on Feb. 4, has had some degree of impact on people in every corner of the state...

Foundation aims to prevent suicide by college students

Jordan Matthew Porco was 18 years old when he committed suicide in his dorm room at St. Michael’s College in Vermont on Feb. 16, 2011. Jordan was an avid snowboarder and a lover of music...

Presentation outlines changes under Affordable Care Act

“It’s easier to find opinions about the Affordable Care Act than facts… the truth is that it’s a lot less sensational than what either side would have you believe,” s...

Colchester Board of Selectmen looking for volunteers to review town charter

The Town of Colchester is seeking to appoint volunteers for the newly-formed Charter Review Commission...

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