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Stafford zoning enforcement officer position to fill several roles

Thursday, April 10, was the deadline for applications for the zoning enforcement officer position in Stafford, and First Selectman Richard Shuck said he hopes this new full-time position, coupled w...

Day care takes tour of hospital as part of Community Helpers Week

The children of A World of Imagination Day Care were treated to a special tour of Johnson Memorial Hospital recently, as part of their Community Helpers Week.  The children are learning how di...

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!...

Ty-Rods auto swap meet draws a crowd

“Make me an offer!” “If you need help, wave a $20 and you’ll be next!”...

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...

Stafford Coffee House concert captivates with stories and songs

The intimate setting of the Ben Muzio Town House - also known as the Old Town Hall - had a capacity crowd for the performances of Ramblin Dan Stevens and Lara Herscovitch on March 30...

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...

'Reminder Gold Pages' cover artist ready to embark on ‘next career’

After teaching art at elementary schools in Connecticut for nearly four decades, Elizabeth Rhoades plans to retire from her current job in Enfield schools in June, and will become a full-time artis...

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...

Student Visual Art Show on display at Stafford Library

The Stafford Public School District’s annual Student Visual Art Show welcomed students, staff, friends and family to the Stafford Public Library on March 8 for an opening reception...

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...

Fidelco talk focuses on role of puppy trainers

Getting lost in thought while taking a walk is one of the many freedoms most sighted people take for granted. Feeling safe and confident in a new environment is another...

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