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Putnam Clipper girls' basketball team rebuilding on the run

The Putnam Clippers girls’ basketball team graduated nine seniors last year. Coach Mandi Hogan said her team needs to play its best basketball every single night...

Pomfret students showcase photography

Photographs lined the walls of an exhibit room at the Silver Circle Gallery on Jan. 17...

We can all help stop elder abuse, neglect and exploitation

An older woman used to keep an immaculate house – now it’s in disarray, with food scraps and dirty laundry in evidence...

Bradley Playhouse opens 2014 season with 'The Odd Couple – Female Version'

Director Carol Alderson moved around Pomfret School’s Hard Auditorium watching her actresses rehearse for “The Odd Couple – Female Version.” The 1965 comedy about a slovenly...

Regional YMCA $50,000 closer to reality

A $50,000 donation from Charter Oak Credit Union to the YMCA on Jan. 10 brought the dream of a Regional Community YMCA closer to reality, said state Sen...

Intellectual/Development Disability Caucus forming in Connecticut

The formation of an Intellectual/Development Disability Caucus in Connecticut has the Executive Director Leslie Simoes of the Arc, Connecticut feeling hopeful...

Forecasters say: CT's economy to keep improving, fewer federal pitfalls

The economic forecast for Connecticut in 2014 is that the state will continue to see slow growth, and won't be hindered by the national economy...

GED requirements changes ushered in with 2014

The New Year has ushered in significant changes in the way people can seek high school credentials through GED testing...

Experts say honesty, positive mindset and language keys to keeping New Year’s resolutions

Jeff Forte used to have a sweet tooth for the small Snickers bars. He would keep a bag in his freezer and then grab one when the craving hit...

The year in film: Best & worst of 2013

Calling any movie definitively “the best of the year” is impossible, because taste is subjective...

Looking back at Griswold area headlines from the second half of 2013

July: A Griswold ordinance to use local preference in bidding was voted down and will be revised...

Legislative hearing day scheduled for Jan. 22

The Arc Connecticut is launching a grassroots campaign to draw attention to the ramifications of decreased state funding for programs serving individuals with intellectual disabilities...

Best of the region's photos in 2013

Looking back at some of the area's highlights from 2013

Eastford Elementary School became a Civil War showcase when Historic New England brought its “Rally Round the Flag” education program to students in grades three through eight...

From picnics to performances: Regional highlights in 2013

Lithuanians from Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania descended on Putnam for the 67th Annual Lithuanian Friendship Day in July...

Local immigrants speak out about the need for reform, Part II

Windham resident Pablo came from Mexico in 2001. He calls himself a “dreamer,” referring to the DREAM Act, first proposed in 2001...

Manchester's 'Fast Jack' Farrell pens memoir

As a world-renowned dice hustler and card mechanic, John “Fast Jack” Farrell’s life story has played out like a perfectly crafted Hollywood script...

Local immigrants speak out about the need for reform

Silverio was born into a poor Mayan community in rural Guatemala...

Some of the highlights of 2013

Some of the photographs that captured the best of the Putnam region in 2013...

'Create Here Now' combines arts and community development

On Dec. 11, state Sen. Donald Williams, Jr., (D-29) and state Rep...

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