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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!...

Tolland County Chamber holds another successful Business Showcase

The Tolland County Chamber of Commerce held its annual Business Showcase at Maneeley's in South Windsor on April 1. Sixty vendors set up shop from 4 to 7 p.m...

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...

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

On Feb...

Somers Historical Museum opens for season

The Somers Historical Society began its 2014 season Sunday, March 23, with a brief annual meeting, opening its doors to the public to view both new and old displays...

Tri-Town hockey takes rebound year all the way to semi-finals

The Tri-Town Terrorcats went deep into the CIAC Division III hockey tournament, after a 7-11-1 regular season earned them the 11-seed...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Towns struggle to keep up with demand for road salt this winter

As winter drags on to a slow and elusive end, residents across the region are battling more than just the winter doldrums...

Lutz Children's Museum teaches kids how animals protect themselves

The Somers Public Library invited Lutz Children’s Museum to teach the local children about different animals that use camouflage and poison to protect themselves from their natural predators...

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...

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...

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...

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