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Hat show highlights Easter bonnets of bygone days

In the middle of the last century when it was said that “clothes make the man,” one could argue that hats made the woman...

Griswold ushers in spring with Easter egg hunt

It took less than five minutes for a small army of toddlers to clear hundreds of plastic eggs from the Jewett City Little League field in the town’s April 12 Easter egg hunt...

Help is available for domestic violence victims

Love and abuse seem to be contradictions, but it’s not all black and white for a person with an abusive intimate partner...

Griswold High School special ed. seeks votes for gardening grant

The special education department of Griswold High School is hoping to earn enough online votes to win a grant that would help establish a school greenhouse and vegetable garden...

Connecticut ground zero for income inequality

On April 8, a handful of people stood on Kennedy Drive near the Farmers’ Market Pavilion in Putnam...

YMCA offers ways to get outside and enjoy a healthy spring season

Hope springs eternal. And that’s a good thing, because I think the entire eastern seaboard has been eternally hoping that spring would arrive at some point. And it has!...

Griswold town, school budgets discussed at public hearing

It took town residents just an hour to discuss the proposed 2014-15 combined town government and school budget April 1, and the consensus seemed to be that, while the increase was modest, for some...

Griswold High School student council spearheads campus clean-up

A small army of volunteers from across the age spectrum descended on the Griswold public schools campus April 5, armed with rakes, clippers and garbage bags...

Students explore the past for National History Day

On March 22, more than 250 students from the towns of Ashford, Bolton, Coventry, Columbia, Griswold, Mansfield, Moosup, New London, Oakdale, Plainfield, Putnam, Stafford, Storrs and Willington gath...

Ambulance funding request will go to referendum April 8

Griswold voters will go to the polls Tuesday, April 8, to decide whether to allocate $70,000 above the current fiscal year’s budget for the Griswold Ambulance...

Griswold Middle School students perform musical comedy 'Summer Camp'

Griswold Middle School students lightened up the March doldrums with a sneak preview of summer fun in this year’s middle school musical, “Summer Camp.” More than 50 cast members s...

As debate heats up, Common Core still has plenty of defenders

On Feb...

Donors pitch in to re-stock Griswold Youth Center

Local residents and organizations rallied to help the Griswold Youth Center get over its unexpected bump in the road, as donations poured in last week to replace the electronics stolen during a Mar...

Seniors and students form bonds over knitting needles

The laughs and the fingers fly in unison on Wednesday afternoons at the Griswold Senior Center, when the knitting and crocheting circle meets for stitchery and camaraderie...

Economist predicts bigger year for growth in Connecticut

Economic forecaster Dr. Nicholas Perna gave his outlook for 2014 in front of members of the East of the River Chambers of Commerce on March 19...

Changes spell a leaner, more efficient state tax department

Connecticut Department of Revenue Services Commissioner Kevin Sullivan has heard all the tax jokes, like the one about the difference between a tax collector and a taxidermist: “the taxidermi...

Break-in targets Griswold Youth Center

The Griswold Youth Center’s staff was met with an unwelcome surprise March 15 when they came to clean up after a Friday movie night: shattered glass, broken locks and missing electronics...

'Breakfast with Tarzan' a preview for Griswold High School drama production

The meal itself may have been civilized, but the law of the jungle ruled the Griswold High School cafeteria March 15, when the GHS Drama Club hosted “Breakfast with Tarzan.” The event s...

Farm Bill a mixed blessing in Connecticut

The Agriculture Act of 2014, signed into law on Feb. 4, has had some degree of impact on people in every corner of the state...

Volunteers can make life better for impounded dogs

The future is looking brighter for the former – and future – residents of the Griswold dog pound, thanks to a group of local volunteers...

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