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Plainfield sixth-grader a travel ambassador

Julian Miner is already preparing for his summer vacation. He’ll be traveling to Alaska for 11 days as a People to People ambassador...

Plainfield band wins title

The Plainfield High School marching band won the state title and the all New England title in Division IIA at the USBands New England State Championships on Oct. 26...

Lighthouse Church to provide Christmas dinner for 500 families

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...

Business owners told, 'You can do this!'

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

Real pests of New England: What you need to know this winter

New England is renowned nationally for its fall foliage this time of year, and Connecticut has several wonderful venues for viewing the state’s beautiful, brilliant colors...

77th annual Manchester Road Race set for Thanksgiving Day

For local residents, the Manchester Road Race is every bit as popular as their Thanksgiving turkey, and often the turkey dinner has to wait until the tradition of running or watching the annual cha...

Keeping kids safe over the Internet

Ryan Halligan was just 13 years old when he committed suicide on Oct. 7, 2003...

Keeping teen drivers safe: Part II

Parents are often the last line of defense available to a teen driver before he or she gets behind the wheel of a car...

Plainfield's Ruffo eyes one more track record

Plainfield High School senior Kerri Ruffo started running when she was in the fourth grade. It didn’t take her long to figure out that she had a gift for it...

Serve a slice of American history with local heirloom apples

What’s more American than apple pie? How about an apple pie made from George Washington’s favorite apple, the Newtown Pippin?...

Women of Faith conference urges women to expect the impossible from God

More than 10,000 Christian women’s voices were raised to sing the hymn “Ten Thousand Reasons” at Hartford’s XL Center Nov...

Local painter depicts dramatic sky on Reminder Gold Pages cover

Just as it is said that the eyes are the windows to the soul, Connecticut artist Nancy J. McIntire believes that the sky reveals the soul of a painting...

Parents may be an important component in Common Core standards

When Connecticut legislators voted to adopt Common Core state standards in the summer of 2010, they joined 47 other states in a wave of educational reform...

Manchester Church of Christ to host youth rally Nov. 8-10

The Manchester Church of Christ is set to host the annual Manchester-Ward Street Youth Rally on Nov. 8 through 10...

Sale of unique crafts to benefit Haitian crafters

Kloter Farms of Ellington will be holding a very special sale where early holiday shoppers will be able to find some hand-made, unique gifts that also support a worthy cause...

Family-owned and -operated Eliminate‘Em streamlines pest control services with new mobile-friendly website

In an effort to provide faster pest control services across their three-state service area, Eliminate ‘Em Pest Control Services has unveiled its new and improved website...

Local towns gear up for Nov. 5 municipal elections

As the Nov. 5 municipal elections draw near, local residents are pondering their choices for the slates of local candidates...

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