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VFW Post 7659 sends care packages to troops

It all started very simply, recalled Frank Forrest. A few families who had children serving overseas in the military got together to make up care packages...

Legislators meet with Chamber of Commerce

Woodcliff Estates hosted the Legislative Breakfast sponsored by the East Hartford Chamber of Commerce and AT&T on Jan. 14...

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...

Library adds Early Literacy Stations in children’s room

The Raymond Library recently welcomed two new additions to its children’s section...

Hornets sting Indians at buzzer, 70-68

River of Dreams: Connecticut River Academy cuts ribbon on new facilities

Linda Dadona walked back to her seat after addressing the crowd at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new home of the Connecticut River Academy, sat down and slowly exhaled, as the emotions of thi...

Snow Dash supports two causes that are important to East Hartford

For 22 years, January in East Hartford has meant that it's time to run. The annual Officer Brian A. Aselton Memorial Snow Dash 5K Road Race took place on Jan. 5...

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...

Scott Sansom sworn in as East Hartford's new police chief

Scott Sansom, the new chief of police for East Hartford, was officially sworn into office during a brief ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 2...

CT River Academy opens new building

After spending three and a half years in temporary classrooms, students at the Connecticut River Academy finally have a permanent place they can call home...

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...

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...

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...

Looking back at 2013 in East Hartford: Part 2

The second half of 2013 began with the most tragic local story of the year, with the passing of two brothers killed in a car accident during the early morning hours of Sunday, July 14...

Looking back at 2013: Part 1

As we dip our toes into the year 2014, we thought you might like to take a last glance back at some of the highlights from 2013 in the town of East Hartford:...

Chinese musicians perform at Sunset Ridge School

Chinese musicians came to Sunset Ridge School on Dec. 13 to perform for the East Hartford elementary students...

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...

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