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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...

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.”...

Sunflowers for Kids at Lapsley Orchards

The ninth annual Sunflowers for Kids campaign was held at Lapsley Orchards, in Pomfret, on Sept. 1. Bouquets of wild flowers, t-shirts and tote bags, zucchini breads and brownies were for sale...

New Pomfret superintendent looking forward to challenge of new school year

Twenty-four years after serving as a principal at Mary R. Fisher School in Thompson, Matt Bisceglia, Ed. D, has returned to northeastern Connecticut...

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...

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...

New law to impact dam owners

Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, dam owners across the state will be responsible for the inspection of their dams, rather than the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection...

Harkness Memorial Park a great destination for a picnic, nature walk

Harkness Memorial State Park encompasses 230 acres along Long Island Sound in Waterford...

State Police dispatchers undergoing consolidation plan

State Police Commander Col...

Concerns follow gambling developments

Recent developments concerning the expansion of gambling in Connecticut have some people worried...

Towns discuss regional disaster mitigation plan

Representatives from the Capitol Region Council of Governments spoke about the development of a Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan at a public meeting held at the Vernon Senior Center on July 18...

Team USA prevails in Gold Cup soccer match at Rentschler Field

A crowd of nearly 30,000 saw double-header soccer matches at Rentschler Field in East Hartford on July 16...

Historical novel details gambling impact on state

When ex-chairman Michael Thomas goes on trial in late July for allegedly stealing $100,000 from the Mashantucket Pequot tribe, it will be one more chapter in a complex and ironic situation involvin...

Eastern Connecticut towns host farmers' markets

Farmers’ markets throughout the area are open for business, bringing regional produce and crafts directly from growers to the tables of local residents...

Jewett City, Preston softball teams earn district LL championships

It’s a big year for Little League softball in Jewett City, as All-Star girls’ teams from both the age 9-10 and 11-12 divisions won their District 11 championships...

Pomfret family finds volunteer niche

Rich and Melissa Telford have found ways to plug into area volunteer work by focusing on their strengths and interests...

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