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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...

Ellington residents want smarter development along Route 83

Ellington residents packed into the meeting room at Town Hall on Dec. 12 to discuss the future development of Route 83...

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...

Torchlight Parade a highlight of Ellington Winterfest

Ellington’s 10th annual Winterfest came off without a hitch on Dec. 6 and 7...

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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Chanukah marked in local communities

Rabbi Yosef Wolvovsky marked the Chanukah holiday in several communities in the region, by lighting a large menorah in town greens (or other central locations) in towns including Tolland, Glastonbu...

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...

Ellington Winterfest set to dazzle for 10th year

It started with a question...

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...

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...

Suffield boys' soccer team wins Class M title

Suffield boys’ soccer team wins third straight title

You could call it a premonition or just a hunch, but Suffield head coach Mark Beigel had a good feeling about Derek Zarzycki prior to Nov...

Educators and officials discuss pros and cons of Common Core Standards

Editor's Note: The story “Parents important to Common Core Standards,” by Denise Coffey in the Nov...

Business owners told, 'You can do this!'

A tourism marketing boot camp was held at Quinebaug Valley Community College on Nov. 15...

Real pests of New England: What you need to know this winter

New England is renowned nationally for its fall foliage this time of year, and Connecticut has several wonderful venues for viewing the state’s beautiful, brilliant colors...

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