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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...

Lady Knights wrap season, look toward tourneys

The Ellington Knights couldn’t spend much time lamenting their loss to Suffield in the final regular game of the season...

Clean eating is a lifestyle change, not a diet

When it comes to eating healthy, Terry Walters has a simple, yet direct motto she likes to live by. “I tell my kids, we can pay the farmer or we can pay the doctor,” said Walters...

Opting out is one option for parents who disagree with state education testing

A Jan...

Author/productivity coach Lisa Lelas to speak at B.I.G. meeting at MCC

Nationally-recognized productivity coach and best-selling author Lisa Lelas will share her insights and expertise on staying organized at the February meeting of the Manchester/South Windsor Believ...

Ellington/Vernon chess clubs mingle to challenge each other, inspire more participation

The Park Place Chess Club has been playing in Rockville for almost 13 years, and the Ellington Chess Mates are celebrating their recent move to the new Ellington Senior Center...

Families of disabled adult children meet at state Capitol

Family members of individuals with life-affecting disabilities were given the floor to share their concerns with legislators in Hartford on Feb. 7...

Journalism & Media Academy offers high school students ‘real life’ experiences

State-of-the-art technology, one of the largest green screens in New England and the ability to build a work portfolio while earning class credit: these may sound like the qualities of a reputable...

Break the winter blues with a Connecticut day trip

With weather making local residents largely homebound for several winter days, many are dreaming of trips to tropical locations...

Finding focus on defense could propel Ellington Knights deep into tourneys

The Ellington boys’ basketball team improved to 10-4, after a 65-59 win over East Granby on Feb. 4 that was closer than it should have been...

‘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...

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...

Tri-Town hockey team putting together a good rebound year

The Tri-Town (Ellington, Somers, East Windsor) varsity hockey team is having a much-improved season over last year's 1-19 campaign. The team is now 5-3-1, after a tie to Enfield-Fermi on Jan...

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...

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...

New Ellington Senior Center opens its doors

“Everything,” said Ellington Senior Center Director Erin Graziani, when asked what she likes most about the brand new Ellington Senior Center, which had the first day of its soft openin...

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...

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