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Upbeat messages and new campaign highlight Connecticut Business Day

At the Connecticut Business Industry Association's annual Connecticut Business Day event on March 5, the focus was again on improving the business climate in the state, but as in the past, ther...

President Barack Obama knocks one out of the park at CCSU

President Barack Obama may have been preaching to the choir at Central Connecticut State University March 5, but his message that Americans who work full-time should be able to live above the pover...

East Lyme, Bacon Academy fencers advance to state tournament

East Lyme and Bacon Academy will be sending teams to the state team fencing tournament, based on their performance at the individual championships March 1 at Hopkins School in New Haven...

YMCA says it's not too early to think about summer camp options

Are the words “bombogenesis,” “snow day,” and “polar vortex” starting to make you twitch? You’re not alone...

Towns struggle to keep up with demand for road salt this winter

As winter drags on to a slow and elusive end, residents across the region are battling more than just the winter doldrums...

Hike explores process of modern maple-sugaring

A popular Colchester Land Trust “Discover Colchester” hike brought people to the Trust’s Bulkeley Hill Road property on March 2 to see how maple sugar is gathered as sap...

Learning techniques of Tai Chi can balance mind and body

About a dozen or more people gathered at Cragin Memorial Library on Saturday, March 1, to see Master David Chandler speak and demonstrate movements from the martial arts known as Tai Chi and Qigong...

Final push for first enrollment in state health insurance exchange

According to Maritza Bond, executive director of Eastern Area Health Education Center (EAHEC), Inc., more than 300,000 people statewide lacked health insurance when Access Health CT launched in Oct...

Bacon claims two men's fencing medals at ECC tournament

Bacon Academy came home from the Eastern Connecticut Conference fencing tournament Feb. 22 with two medals...

Friends research interest and raise funds for private pool club

They know it may be a long shot, but friends Kristyn Neal and Laura McLaughlin are doing some research and reaching out to residents in the combined communities of Marlborough, East Hampton, Hebron...

Bacon Academy basketball team manager shines on the court

Tommy Lund, a senior at Bacon Academy, has yet again proven that having special needs does not mean that you are incapable of striving for excellence or being independent...

Clean eating is a lifestyle change, not a diet

When it comes to eating healthy, Terry Walters has a simple, yet direct motto she likes to live by. “I tell my kids, we can pay the farmer or we can pay the doctor,” said Walters...

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...

Colchester first selectman says town needs to consider 24-hour police

First Selectman Gregg Schuster believes it’s time for the town of Colchester to talk about boosting police protection as the town begins crafting a 2014-15 town budget...

Colchester Land Trust hike explores Larson's Farm

As DEEP-trained wildlife conservationist Al Petell explained on Feb...

State Rep. Ziobron: Legislative session is off and running

The “short” session began last week, and I have been working hard to get ready for the challenges before me...

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...

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