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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...

Legislative hearing day scheduled for Jan. 22

The Arc Connecticut is launching a grassroots campaign to draw attention to the ramifications of decreased state funding for programs serving individuals with intellectual disabilities...

Colchester students Stuff-a-Bus

Colchester Elementary School students collected 1,099 pounds of food for Colchester’s food bank. On Friday, Dec. 20, the children - one by one - loaded the school bus, filling each seat...

Local immigrants speak out about the need for reform, Part II

Windham resident Pablo came from Mexico in 2001. He calls himself a “dreamer,” referring to the DREAM Act, first proposed in 2001...

Manchester's 'Fast Jack' Farrell pens memoir

As a world-renowned dice hustler and card mechanic, John “Fast Jack” Farrell’s life story has played out like a perfectly crafted Hollywood script...

Local immigrants speak out about the need for reform

Silverio was born into a poor Mayan community in rural Guatemala...

Spring highlights from the year 2013

The 2013 NASCAR season started up in April at the Thompson International Speedway. The 2014 season in Thompson may be looking very different after owners paved a separate 1.7-mile track...

Area residents take on many initiatives in 2013

Positive Parenting Program, a parenting initiative sponsored by the Department of Social Services and The Children’s Trust Fund, was the topic of discussion at a regional meeting in January...

From food to forests in 2013

Looking back at some of the highlights in early 2013:...

Looking back at some of the highlights from early 2013

The year 2013 brought with it the openings and expansions of several key institutions serving northeast Connecticut...

Access Health Connecticut: the state's health insurance portal

When the Affordable Care Act rolls out on Jan. 1, 2014, between 320,000 and 384,000 Connecticut residents will become eligible for health insurance coverage...

Winter driving tips from the Connecticut Department of Transportation

Winter driving is a tricky and dangerous business. Better roads, better cars and better tires won’t take the place of careful driving practices...

Businesses rank congestion as state's top transportation issue

Overcrowded highways and roads are the top transportation concern for Connecticut businesses, according to a new survey...

United Way looks for volunteers to help families this tax season

United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut and The Village for Families & Children are currently recruiting volunteers to assist families in getting the tax refunds and credits they&rsq...

School safety statewide has ramped up in wake of Sandy Hook

In the year that has passed since the tragic shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where 20 students and six school staff members lost their lives, school officials, emer...

Vernon Community Arts Center's Holiday Show offers unique gift ideas

One place to get a wide variety of unique holiday gifts is at the Vernon Community Arts Center, but only for a limited time...

Bacon Academy announces leadership award winners

HOBY Leadership Awards...

Colchester hosts 'Holiday Homecoming' on Town Green

Colchester looked like a Norman Rockwell painting on Saturday, Dec...

Cop on Top raises money for Special Olympics

Colchester Sgt. Rob Suchecki waved from atop a construction lift to spectators far below near the Colchester Town Green on Dec. 7...

Sleigh Bells Arts & Crafts Fair displays unique items

Bacon Academy’s cafeteria and atrium were packed on Dec. 7 with tables of arts and crafts from vendors as far away as Fairfield County and all over the region...

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