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State Sen. Williams hosts District 29 Senior Fair

A steady stream of seniors passed through the doors of the Community Room at Quinebaug Valley Community College on Oct. 25...

Sweet runs unopposed for first selectman in Plainfield

Democrat Paul Sweet is running unopposed for first selectman in the town of Plainfield...

Parents of teen drivers need to know more

The average car driven in the U.S. weighs about 4,000 pounds. The amount of reaction time the driver of a car going 60 miles per hour has on the highway is about the blink of an eye...

Federal budget impasse makes itself felt locally

The budget freeze in Washington, D.C...

Local needy would be impacted first by extended federal shutdown

Connecticut’s neediest citizens are among those most likely to be feel the earliest impact of a prolonged federal government shutdown. On Sept...

A quick look at the government shutdown

The Connecticut delegation in Washington, D.C., was vocal leading into the shutdown of the federal government and remains so as the days wear on. During the session leading into the Oct...

Sequestration, not shutdown, troubles Meals on Wheels

Timothy Grills spent the morning of Oct.7 writing a letter to the senior center directors in New London, Windham and parts of Tolland County...

Plainfield proud of chestnuts featured on 'Walktober' hike

Walter Cwynar led a group of more than 20 Walktober participants through the Plainfield Forest Management Area on Oct. 5...

Fall Festival planned for Oct. 12 at East Hartford Town Green

Scarecrows and pumpkins will be taking over the Town Green on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the 24th annual Fall Festival. This year’s Fall Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m...

Local schools, agencies mark International Day of Peace

A variety of fun activities marked the International Day of Peace Sept. 21, as several local organizations hosted events aimed at promoting peace on the global as well as on the personal level...

Speed and athleticism power Plainfield soccer

When the Plainfield High School girls' soccer team beat Fitch 4-1 in its third game of the season, it was a first for coach Jon Zielinski. Previous matches had not gone Plainfield’s way...

Connecticut residents fly high at the Big E

Near-perfect weather on Wednesday, Sept...

Miss Connecticut Kaitlyn Tarpey makes top 10 at Miss America competition

For the second year in a row, Miss New York was crowned Miss America...

Former Miss Teen USA continues anti-bullying message

Logan West just recently completed her year as Miss Teen USA. The former Miss Teen Connecticut USA said her year was “a whirlwind.”...

New initiatives for Plainfield students

Plainfield is one step closer to preparing its students for whatever they want to do once they graduate from high school, according to Superintendent of Schools Kenneth DiPietro...

Hubbard Park is a gem in central Connecticut

Nestled in nearly the geographic center of Connecticut, the town of Meriden has the most acreage devoted to park land of any town in the state...

Windham County 4-H Fair offers opportunity for members to show off work

Each year, members of the Windham County 4-H Club converge upon the Brooklyn Fairgrounds in early August for their annual fair...

Eight ways to help kids hone their homework habits

Helping children with their homework requires more than an understanding of the subject matter, whether it’s algebra or world literature...

West Nile virus season is here; mosquito experts offer tips for protection

The Northeast District Department of Health issued a press release on July 30 regarding the discovery of mosquitoes that have tested positive for West Nile virus...

Mark Twain House & Museum: One of the 'Ten Best Historic Homes' in the world

Living in Hartford was the happiest and most productive time of Mark Twain's life, according to Grace Belanger, assistant manager of visitor services at the Mark Twain House & Museum...

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