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Help is available for domestic violence victims

Love and abuse seem to be contradictions, but it’s not all black and white for a person with an abusive intimate partner...

Day Kimball 'Champions of Health' take to the trails

Dr. Gerard Sullivan donned sneakers and baseball cap on April 8 to practice what he preaches. Sullivan is a primary care physician who stresses exercise with his patients...

Connecticut ground zero for income inequality

On April 8, a handful of people stood on Kennedy Drive near the Farmers’ Market Pavilion in Putnam...

YMCA offers ways to get outside and enjoy a healthy spring season

Hope springs eternal. And that’s a good thing, because I think the entire eastern seaboard has been eternally hoping that spring would arrive at some point. And it has!...

iPhoneography master Cedric Blanchon visits Putnam

There was an international presence at the artists’ reception and opening of the “Selfie Exhibit” at The Empty Spaces Project/Gallery on Main Street on April 5...

Students explore the past for National History Day

On March 22, more than 250 students from the towns of Ashford, Bolton, Coventry, Columbia, Griswold, Mansfield, Moosup, New London, Oakdale, Plainfield, Putnam, Stafford, Storrs and Willington gath...

Putnam officials selling regional technology park idea

Mayor Tony Falzarano led a team of Putnam officials to the monthly Northeast Connecticut Council of Governments meeting on March 28...

As debate heats up, Common Core still has plenty of defenders

On Feb...

Putnam hot sauce entrepreneur dreams in flavors

Doug Crane was pouring honey garlic hot sauce into bottles on March 21. The Dragon’s Blood Elixir alchemist has carved out a niche for himself in the hot sauce market...

Economist predicts bigger year for growth in Connecticut

Economic forecaster Dr. Nicholas Perna gave his outlook for 2014 in front of members of the East of the River Chambers of Commerce on March 19...

Changes spell a leaner, more efficient state tax department

Connecticut Department of Revenue Services Commissioner Kevin Sullivan has heard all the tax jokes, like the one about the difference between a tax collector and a taxidermist: “the taxidermi...

Trust fund will help Putnam’s development goals

If Putnam voters approve the sale of 9.2 acres in the town’s industrial park to Foster Corporation for expansion plans, town officials would like to put some of that money into the economic d...

Many winners in Putnam Lions Volleyball Challenge

Nextgen Security won its third Putnam Lions Volleyball Challenge on March 16...

Farm Bill a mixed blessing in Connecticut

The Agriculture Act of 2014, signed into law on Feb. 4, has had some degree of impact on people in every corner of the state...

Gallery on Main to host 'selfie' exhibit

The Empty Spaces Project in Putnam will stage an exhibition of "selfies" in April, and curators Ann Monteiro and Paul Toussaint are on the look-out for submissions...

Foundation aims to prevent suicide by college students

Jordan Matthew Porco was 18 years old when he committed suicide in his dorm room at St. Michael’s College in Vermont on Feb. 16, 2011. Jordan was an avid snowboarder and a lover of music...

Green Festival documentary shown in Putnam

On March 8, the Silver Circle Gallery held a premier showing of the documentary, “The Green Festival.” The 30-minute film, created by local filmmaker Justin Wirtalla, captured highlight...

Upbeat messages and new campaign highlight Connecticut Business Day

At the Connecticut Business Industry Association's annual Connecticut Business Day event on March 5, the focus was again on improving the business climate in the state, but as in the past, ther...

President Barack Obama knocks one out of the park at CCSU

President Barack Obama may have been preaching to the choir at Central Connecticut State University March 5, but his message that Americans who work full-time should be able to live above the pover...

YMCA says it's not too early to think about summer camp options

Are the words “bombogenesis,” “snow day,” and “polar vortex” starting to make you twitch? You’re not alone...

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