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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...

Dog-lovers petition to help ease plight of dog pound 'inmates'

After watching what they call years of neglect at the Griswold Dog Pound, a small group of local dog-lovers is petitioning the first selectmen to let them volunteer to help ease the dogs’ pli...

‘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?...

Grant application for wind turbine company gets second wind

The ball is rolling again on a proposal for a wind turbine manufacturer to move into the former Wyre Wynd complex, but the new structure’s owner says that even if plans ultimately fall throug...

Chinese students visit Griswold High School

A group of 11 high school students from China’s Jilin province got a taste of American high school life – and of Caribbean music – during a two-day stay in Griswold last week...

Heavy crop of freshmen brings new blood to Griswold HS fencing squad

Griswold High School’s fencing program is picking up steam this year, as an enthusiastic bumper crop of newcomers take up the sword for the Wolverines...

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...

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...

Storm drain covers stolen in Griswold

State police are investigating the theft of 18 metal storm drain grates from Griswold’s streets earlier this month...

Wind turbine company weighing Pennsylvania site in place of Jewett City

A wind turbine manufacturer planning to move into the former Wyre Wynd factory complex in Jewett City is now considering an alternate site in Pennsylvania, due to a snag in the state business incen...

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...

Griswold's Wolverine wrestlers in rebuilding mode this season

For a team that has been a longtime powerhouse on the local high school wrestling circuit, this year’s Griswold wrestlers are in the unfamiliar territory of a rebuilding year...

First snow of 2014 brings out sledders, skaters, snowboarders

You had to be either young or young at heart to brave the sub-freezing temperatures that followed on the heels of 2014’s first snowstorm...

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...

Ellen Dupont retires as Griswold town clerk after 25-year career

The new year heralded the changing of the guard at the Griswold town clerk’s office, where Ellen Dupont ended her 25-year career as town clerk, handing over the office reins to her assistant,...

Griswold high school roof replacement project plays to empty house - twice

The proposed roof replacement project for Griswold High School played to an empty house twice last week, as only one person showed up for the two public hearings on the $3 million project...

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...

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