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Chelanga wins Manchester Road Race; Burfoot breaks record

From the elite runners, to the casual joggers to the costume characters, the 77th annual running of the Manchester Road Race featured a little bit of everything that spectators have grown to expect...

East Hartford Holiday Fest 2013 scheduled for Dec. 6-9

The East Hartford Beautification Commission is putting the final touches on preparations for the town’s annual Holiday Fest...

Keeping senior drivers safe and on the road

Americans love their cars. They are a testament to our ingenuity and creativity...

Putnam gallery a rising star

The Gallery on Main Street has taken what was once an empty Putnam storefront and turned it into a cultural attraction in only three months...

Early 'mental health first aid' should be a priorty for everyone

The U.S. is celebrating the 50th anniversary of mental health care legislation that President John F. Kennedy signed into law in 1963...

Putnam Lions send thousands of glasses to needy

As a district level zone chairman for Lions International, Greg King oversees the needs and services of five local Lions clubs. “If anyone has a problem, they come to me,” he said...

Putnam to vote on library land purchase

The Putnam Public Library is bursting at the seams. The first Putnam library opened in 1884 with 270 books...

The Arc Emporium celebrates five years of operation

The front windows of The Arc Emporium on Main Street in Putnam were filled with Christmas décor on Nov. 20. A rack full of ornaments sparkled in the sun...

Protecting kids and teens from Internet dangers - Part 2

The Internet can be a wonderful resource for our children. Online they can gain access to a wealth of information and new experiences...

Annual Small Business Saturday will be observed on Nov. 30

While Black Friday is filled with midnight bargains at malls, and Cyber Monday is when shoppers hit the Internet with their credit cards, local businesses finally have a day of their own during the...

Educators and officials discuss pros and cons of Common Core Standards

Editor's Note: The story “Parents important to Common Core Standards,” by Denise Coffey in the Nov...

'It's not Broadway; it's the Bradley'

Eliza Kimball remembers traveling back and forth from Pomfret to New York for a job she held years ago. “I was a migrant worker,” she quipped...

Business owners told, 'You can do this!'

A tourism marketing boot camp was held at Quinebaug Valley Community College on Nov. 15...

The QV Pride looks for first state tournament play

The Quinebaug Valley Pride football team is riding a six-game winning streak and a program-best 8-2 record into its Thanksgiving Day game match-up with the Killingly Redmen...

Real pests of New England: What you need to know this winter

New England is renowned nationally for its fall foliage this time of year, and Connecticut has several wonderful venues for viewing the state’s beautiful, brilliant colors...

YMCA: New traditions for a meaningful Thanksgiving season

Thanksgiving. For most of us, it's an opportunity to spend a long holiday weekend with friends and family... and food and football!...

77th annual Manchester Road Race set for Thanksgiving Day

For local residents, the Manchester Road Race is every bit as popular as their Thanksgiving turkey, and often the turkey dinner has to wait until the tradition of running or watching the annual cha...

Keeping kids safe over the Internet

Ryan Halligan was just 13 years old when he committed suicide on Oct. 7, 2003...

Keeping teen drivers safe: Part II

Parents are often the last line of defense available to a teen driver before he or she gets behind the wheel of a car...

Habitat to double builds in northeastern Connecticut

Doors and windows were stacked outside the small Habitat Re-Store on Providence Street in Putnam last weekend. Five new toilets waited for buyers...

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