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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...

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!...

VFW Ladies Auxiliary hosts hair-cutting event to help veterans

Local stylists and cosmetologists helped VFW Post 5095 Ladies Auxiliary raise money for veterans on April 5 by giving hair cuts to men and women alike, in exchange for contributions to selected cha...

East Hampton welcomes local veterans home from Afghanistan

By all accounts, an East Hampton homecoming for its soldiers is “like none other.” Despite the dreadful weather, many residents of the town welcomed soldiers home on Sunday, March 30.

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...

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...

Antiques Appraisal Day draws crowd

The Chatham Historical Society warmed hearts and minds on Saturday, March 15, when it hosted its 19th Annual Antiques Appraisal Day at the East Hampton Public Library...

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...

Police announce narcotics arrest in East Hampton

After several months of a collaborative investigation by the East Hampton Police Department and the Statewide Narcotics Task Force – North Central Field Office, a search and seizure warrant r...

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...

East Hampton celebrates its long history of basketball fever

“East Hampton’s basketball teams have a long, rich tradition and history," said David Arcidiacono, a local sports historian mostly known for his stories about 19th century baseball...

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...

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...

East Hampton boys' basketball heads into the post-season

With a close loss to Portland on Feb. 26 (final score 50-55), the East Hampton boys’ basketball team finished the regular season with a record of 17-3...

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...

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...

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