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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...

Area experiences first major winter storm of the season

Most of the local area received between 4 and 7 inches of snow on Dec...

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...

Crime prevention tips for the holidays

The following suggestions have been formulated to help residents stay safe during the holiday season:

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Columbia holds gazebo lighting

This year’s Columbia gazebo-lighting celebration featured new spotlights at various locations around the green, courtesy of a donation fund created in memory of resident Polly Burnham...

Chelanga wins Manchester Road Race; Burfoot breaks record

From the elite runners, to the casual joggers to the costume characters, the 77th annual running of the Manchester Road Race featured a little bit of everything that spectators have grown to expect...

East Hartford Holiday Fest 2013 scheduled for Dec. 6-9

The East Hartford Beautification Commission is putting the final touches on preparations for the town’s annual Holiday Fest...

Keeping senior drivers safe and on the road

Americans love their cars. They are a testament to our ingenuity and creativity...

Early 'mental health first aid' should be a priorty for everyone

The U.S. is celebrating the 50th anniversary of mental health care legislation that President John F. Kennedy signed into law in 1963...

Columbia seniors host Harvest to Holly Fair

Alice Desautels couldn’t remember exactly how long the town of Columbia had been holding the Harvest to Holly Fair at the Beckish Senior Center...

Local social service agencies prep for the holiday season

As the holiday season approaches, local service agencies are gearing up to prepare for families in need in local towns...

Protecting kids and teens from Internet dangers - Part 2

The Internet can be a wonderful resource for our children. Online they can gain access to a wealth of information and new experiences...

Annual Small Business Saturday will be observed on Nov. 30

While Black Friday is filled with midnight bargains at malls, and Cyber Monday is when shoppers hit the Internet with their credit cards, local businesses finally have a day of their own during the...

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