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‘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?...

Deliver a 'Singing Valentine' for the holiday

This Valentine’s Day, let the Sound of New England Chorus deliver your heartfelt message with a song. On Friday, Feb. 14, from 9 a.m...

State Rep. Melissa Ziobron: Let’s review Common Core

In recent weeks, I have been hearing from parents, teachers, students and Board of Education members who are concerned about the implementation of Common Core standards...

Expert warns parents of changing world of cyber dangers

About six years ago, an episode of "Oprah" tested whether children truly heed their parents’ warnings not to talk to strangers...

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...

Bacon Academy students gather for ‘PJs & Prep’

More than 100 students got together to study in groups and do homework in a relaxed environment on Jan. 16 at the Bacon Academy cafeteria...

News from Jack Jackter Intermediate School

JJIS student wins Geography Bee...

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...

John Shea takes over Bacon boys' basketball program

Last year, the Bacon Academy boys’ varsity basketball team put together a 13-7 record during the regular season, losing in the first round of the Class M state tourney to Ellington...

Colchester first selectman hosts roundtable discussion about substance abuse

A roundtable discussion that included community leaders, family members impacted by drugs, and concerned citizens addressed the issue of illegal and prescription drugs on Jan...

Nothing But Nets continues to send mosquito nets to Africa

Nothing But Nets continues toward the goal of raising 1,000 mosquito nets to be sent to Africa...

State Rep. Melissa Ziobron looks back on her first year in office

It is hard to believe I have officially been your state representative for almost 365 days. I am proud of many things that I have done and the promises kept since running for office in 2012...

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...

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...

‘Discover Colchester’ hike attracts skiers and trekkers

About a dozen people gathered on the afternoon of Sunday, Jan. 5, to hike along the Salmon River on the Airline Trail in Colchester...

Experts say honesty, positive mindset and language keys to keeping New Year’s resolutions

Jeff Forte used to have a sweet tooth for the small Snickers bars. He would keep a bag in his freezer and then grab one when the craving hit...

The year in film: Best & worst of 2013

Calling any movie definitively “the best of the year” is impossible, because taste is subjective...

Knights of Columbus dish up breakfast with Santa

The annual Knights of Columbus Breakfast with Santa at St. Andrew Church has been going on so long that volunteers manning the entry table this year couldn’t pin down a starting point...

Looking back at Griswold area headlines from the second half of 2013

July: A Griswold ordinance to use local preference in bidding was voted down and will be revised...

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