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'Happier at Work' seminar focuses on positive psychology

Diane Coon, a blog writer and author of IdealatWork.com, demonstrated the power of positive psychology during her “Happier at Work” seminar at the Enfield Public Library on Jan. 15...

'Tonight in Thompsonville' begins monthly community dinners

The program, “Tonight in Thompsonville,” was launched recently with a great response...

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...

YMCA offers advice on new habits for a healthy new year

Are your New Year's resolutions getting tougher and tougher to stick to? You're not alone. It's cold...

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 England Doo Wop Society celebrating 10th anniversary

The Enfield Holiday Inn was hopping with music and dance on New Year's Eve, as the New England Doo Wop Society offered entertainment by a band, Flashback, and a DJ, Tunes by Tony...

‘Mr. Gym’ gets kids moving at Enfield Public Library

Chris Keithan – a.k.a. Mr. Gym – brought children to their feet at the Enfield Public Library during his performance on Dec. 30...

Fermi High School cafeteria employee retires after 41 years

To many, retired cafeteria worker Olga Telmosse was as much a part of Fermi High School as the mortar between the bricks...

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...

Square-dancers gather for holidays

The South Windsor Square Dancing Club held its Santa Ball-themed dance at the Powder Mill Barn in Enfield on Dec. 27...

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...

Enfield gathers for Wreaths Across America

Despite the onset of a winter snow storm on Dec. 14, St. Patrick’s Cemetery was lined with cars for the sixth annual Wreaths Across America event...

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...

Local immigrants speak out about the need for reform

Silverio was born into a poor Mayan community in rural Guatemala...

Spring highlights from the year 2013

The 2013 NASCAR season started up in April at the Thompson International Speedway. The 2014 season in Thompson may be looking very different after owners paved a separate 1.7-mile track...

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