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MHS to host VEX Robotics Qualifier on Jan. 11

The Manchester High School robotics team will host the fifth annual Manchester VEX Robotics Qualifier on Jan...

Alston, Hines to lead Manchester High School boys’ varsity basketball this season

Despite having a roster with very limited varsity basketball experience, the Manchester High School boys’ hoop squad opened the season by winning two of its first three games.  The first...

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...

Looking back at Manchester in 2013: Part 2

Although there were many things to celebrate and enjoy in Manchester during the year 2013, the second half of the year was also marred by the tragic deaths of two brothers in a car accident in July...

Looking back at 2013 in Manchester: Part 1

The first half of the year 2013 was highlighted by two high schools winning state championships.  The co-op hockey team consisting of Newington/Berlin/Manchester took home the Division III tit...

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...

Handbell concert transports listeners through time, around the world

The Hockanum Valley Ringers rang in the spirit of the season with music reaching back through time and around the world at a Dec. 21 concert held at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Manchester...

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...

Manchester youth art group has new home downtown

The Dec. 5 "Imagine Main Street" First Thursday event was an especially exciting evening for a group called Young@Art...

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:...

Looking back at some of the highlights from early 2013

The year 2013 brought with it the openings and expansions of several key institutions serving northeast Connecticut...

Broadcast journalism class raising money for trip to Orlando

Nearly a dozen students from the broadcast journalism class at Manchester High School will be heading to Florida in March for the Student Television Network Convention...

Access Health Connecticut: the state's health insurance portal

When the Affordable Care Act rolls out on Jan. 1, 2014, between 320,000 and 384,000 Connecticut residents will become eligible for health insurance coverage...

Winter driving tips from the Connecticut Department of Transportation

Winter driving is a tricky and dangerous business. Better roads, better cars and better tires won’t take the place of careful driving practices...

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