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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...

Griswold Ambulance Company up for sale

The Griswold Ambulance Company is up for sale, after this fiscal year’s funding from the town fell short of what the company said it needs to function...

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...

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...

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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Turkey Day Dip in Ashland Lake yields more than $3,800 for Booster Club

About two dozen people were either brave enough or foolhardy enough to leap into Ashland Pond in Jewett City on Thanksgiving morning in the name of a good cause...

Marchers, spectators brave frigid temperatures for Snowflake Festival parade

Winter arrived with a vengeance just in time for Griswold’s 13th annual Snowflake Festival parade Nov...

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...

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...

Griswold Middle School food drive yields pie in the face for principals

Michele Raynor doesn’t usually show up for work as Griswold Middle School principal in a t-shirt, sporting a ponytail. But Nov...

Griswold Youth Center kids learn the art of stop-motion animation

Board game pieces seem to come to life, Lego models appear to dance and a sandwich seems to make itself in some of the short animated films being made by young people at the Griswold Youth Center...

Griswold Fire Department honors long-time supporters with honorary memberships

Phil Yurechko, Jr., thought he was in on the whole surprise when he brought his father, Phil, Sr., to the Griswold Fire Department’s Station 55 for its monthly meeting Nov. 19...

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...

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...

Voters to decide on new $3 million roof for Griswold High School

Griswold voters will return to the polls Dec. 3 to decide whether to spend $3 million to replace the 21-year-old roof at Griswold High School...

Business owners told, 'You can do this!'

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

Vote recount gives victory in first selectman's race to Skulczyck

Simple mathematics took on much higher stakes than usual at Griswold Town Hall Nov...

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