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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...

Looking back at 2013, part 4

Celebrations during the fall in Glastonbury included the following:...

Glastonbury girls' basketball team turns new page

Coach Kate Susat returns to helm the Glastonbury High School girls’ basketball team, after having been assistant coach at GHS three years ago, and spending the interim at UConn-Avery Point.

Photos from the second half of 2013

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 2013, part 3

It almost wouldn't be summer in Glastonbury if it didn't include a summer production by Glastonbury Youth and Family Services' Creative Experiences...

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...

Photos from the first half of 2013

Looking back at 2013, Part 1

The winter of 2013 contained many events (mostly indoors) in Glastonbury. The annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration centered on Diane Nash – a contemporary of Dr...

Looking back at 2013, Part 2

Spring was celebrated with Glastonbury traditions, including the Glastonbury Parks and Recreation Department's Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs on March 23, which was attended by 150 dogs and their mas...

Winter Solstice celebrated at Audubon Society Center

Scores of people packed into the Connecticut Audubon Society Center in Glastonbury, on Dec. 20, for the sold-out Winter Solstice Celebration, marking the longest night of the year...

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...

'A Christmas Carol' to come alive in South Congregational Church

Back by popular demand, the South Glastonbury Congregational Church will again be home to a performance of Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol." Dan Coyle, a 40-plus-year theatre vet...

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...

Area residents take on many initiatives in 2013

Positive Parenting Program, a parenting initiative sponsored by the Department of Social Services and The Children’s Trust Fund, was the topic of discussion at a regional meeting in January...

From food to forests in 2013

Looking back at some of the highlights in early 2013:...

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