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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...

Home tour promotes solar option

There are easily dozens of companies in the marketplace that sell and install solar panels, but sometimes the best sales pitch can come from neighbors and friends in the community who have taken th...

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...

Stafford Holiday House Decorating Contest winners announced

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...

Stafford Winterfest brings out the revelers

There’s no place like home for the holidays, as the song goes, and the annual Winterfest celebration in Stafford made that sentiment all the more clear...

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...

Third Saturday Country Dance celebrates the holidays

The Stafford Arts Commission sponsored the fourth Third Saturday Country Dance at Memorial Hall on Dec. 21...

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...

PTO hosts 'Saturday with Santa'

The Staffordville School PTO invited the public to its holiday event, Saturday with Santa Claus, on Dec. 14 at the Staffordville School...

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...

Area residents take on many initiatives in 2013

Positive Parenting Program, a parenting initiative sponsored by the Department of Social Services and The Children’s Trust Fund, was the topic of discussion at a regional meeting in January...

From food to forests in 2013

Looking back at some of the highlights in early 2013:...

Looking back at some of the highlights from early 2013

The year 2013 brought with it the openings and expansions of several key institutions serving northeast Connecticut...

Still time to benefit from Solarize Stafford program

How does an electric bill of $16 a month sound? That’s a potential savings that appealed to a lot of people who attended the Dec...

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