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WindhamARTS holds Putnam meeting

WindhamARTS held an informational meeting in Putnam on Feb. 27. The quarterly events are meant to serve as forums for people involved in and concerned about the arts in Connecticut...

Final push for first enrollment in state health insurance exchange

According to Maritza Bond, executive director of Eastern Area Health Education Center (EAHEC), Inc., more than 300,000 people statewide lacked health insurance when Access Health CT launched in Oct...

Finely-tuned 'Odd Couple' delights at Bradley

When the cast of “Odd Couple – Female Version” started rehearsing more than five weeks ago, Director Carol Alderson often stopped the action...

Community rallies for diaper bank

Holding a celebrity bartender night might sound like an odd way to raise money and awareness of the public health need for diapers in northeastern Connecticut, but considering the way the effort st...

Clean eating is a lifestyle change, not a diet

When it comes to eating healthy, Terry Walters has a simple, yet direct motto she likes to live by. “I tell my kids, we can pay the farmer or we can pay the doctor,” said Walters...

Putnam Rec. Department hosts 'Someone Special Dance'

St. Mary’s Hall was transformed into a disco on Feb. 16. The Putnam Recreation Department held its annual “Someone Special Dance” for elementary school girls...

Storm no match for 'Fire and Ice' in Putnam

Weather advisories didn’t dampen enthusiasm for Putnam’s third annual Fire & Ice Festival on Valentine’s Day weekend...

The newly-renovated Bradley Theater takes center stage

On Feb. 16, after four long months, people once again filled the lobby and auditorium of the Bradley Theater in Putnam. They’d come for the unveiling of the theater’s new ceiling...

Opting out is one option for parents who disagree with state education testing

A Jan...

Author/productivity coach Lisa Lelas to speak at B.I.G. meeting at MCC

Nationally-recognized productivity coach and best-selling author Lisa Lelas will share her insights and expertise on staying organized at the February meeting of the Manchester/South Windsor Believ...

Putnam boys' basketball team overview

The Putnam Clipper’s boys’ basketball team is trying to qualify for the state tournament aided by head coach Shawn Deary and assistant coaches Brandon Kress and Ryan Walsh...

Pre-Valentine's Day: People celebrating the things they love

Last weekend, people with an eye toward Valentine's Day were taking some time out to do things they love:...

Families of disabled adult children meet at state Capitol

Family members of individuals with life-affecting disabilities were given the floor to share their concerns with legislators in Hartford on Feb. 7...

Journalism & Media Academy offers high school students ‘real life’ experiences

State-of-the-art technology, one of the largest green screens in New England and the ability to build a work portfolio while earning class credit: these may sound like the qualities of a reputable...

Break the winter blues with a Connecticut day trip

With weather making local residents largely homebound for several winter days, many are dreaming of trips to tropical locations...

Purple Heart awarded after 95 years for service in WWI

U.S. Rep. Joseph Courtney (D-2) bent over the wheelchair of William Stevens as he presented him with a Purple Heart medal for his father’s service in World War I...

Complex Performing Arts Center stages an American classic

Director Leslie Snow listened to Sarri Patterson, Emma Capron and Sebastian Zielinski read through their lines for the upcoming play, “The Member of the Wedding.” The four were couched...

Silver Circle features Figurative Exhibit

Six big bronze sculptures greet visitors to the Silver Circle Gallery in Putnam these days. The 4-foot-tall pieces are the work of sculptor Nick Swearer...

‘Lost Egypt’ exhibit arrives at CT Science Center

Have you ever wondered how we know what people ate and how they lived thousands of years ago?...

Citizens call for tougher blasting laws

The first time Maine Drilling and Blasting set off a charge on a Reardon Road property in Thompson, Joseph Janeczek and two friends were working in his garage on Riverside Drive...

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