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South Windsor students compete in District Spelling Bee

Fifth- through eighth-grade students from South Windsor showed their spelling talent recently at the fourth annual District Spelling Bee...

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...

Eagles/Tomahawks/Bobcats girls' hockey team off to great start

The ETB (Eagles/Tomahawks/Bobcats) girls' hockey team - in its second year of sanctioned play with members from Glastonbury, South Windsor and East Catholic high schools - is off to an undefeat...

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...

Referendum committee supports 10-year elementary school renovation plan

The website is up. Post cards, lawn signs, buttons, and flyers will soon be printed. Phone calls are being made...

South Windsor Police Department considers purchasing body cameras

The South Windsor Police Department may soon be making a new addition to its force...

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...

Collector shares unusual pop-up books

They’re all around us and they’re often met with childlike delight, but their creators usually don’t get the attention they deserve...

Square-dancers gather for holidays

The South Windsor Square Dancing Club held its Santa Ball-themed dance at the Powder Mill Barn in Enfield on Dec. 27...

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...

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...

Fun Fair benefits the mission of Kitty Angels of Connecticut

The holiday season is a time for reflection, for celebration, and for counting our blessings...

South Windsor's Wreaths Across America event honors those who served

Wreaths Across America is an annual event held amidst the hustle and bustle of the holiday season...

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...

‘Stuff-a-Truck’ collects toys, food and funds for those in need

Sometimes a little foul weather can be a good thing - especially if it means a few more people might hurry out to the grocery store to stock up on necessities, and then, perhaps, decide to donate a...

Local immigrants speak out about the need for reform

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

Spring highlights from the year 2013

The 2013 NASCAR season started up in April at the Thompson International Speedway. The 2014 season in Thompson may be looking very different after owners paved a separate 1.7-mile track...

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