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Winter driving tips from the Connecticut Department of Transportation

Winter driving is a tricky and dangerous business. Better roads, better cars and better tires won’t take the place of careful driving practices...

Businesses rank congestion as state's top transportation issue

Overcrowded highways and roads are the top transportation concern for Connecticut businesses, according to a new survey...

United Way looks for volunteers to help families this tax season

United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut and The Village for Families & Children are currently recruiting volunteers to assist families in getting the tax refunds and credits they&rsq...

School safety statewide has ramped up in wake of Sandy Hook

In the year that has passed since the tragic shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where 20 students and six school staff members lost their lives, school officials, emer...

Vernon Community Arts Center's Holiday Show offers unique gift ideas

One place to get a wide variety of unique holiday gifts is at the Vernon Community Arts Center, but only for a limited time...

Military kids enjoy Christmas party

It’s not always easy to make ends meet year-round, particularly for military families, so the holidays can be an especially difficult time - both emotionally and financially - for the familie...

Sending a taste of home to service members

Boxes of homemade cookies stood on tables at the American Legion Hall on Dec. 1, receiving final touches before their journey to servicemen and women from Stafford...

Crime prevention tips for the holidays

The following suggestions have been formulated to help residents stay safe during the holiday season:

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Spread the joy by donating a gift for Santa’s Toy Box this season

Santa’s Toy Box is back for another holiday season and is asking people to open their hearts and make a donation at one of the many locations around Stafford...

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...

Big items up for bid at annual St. Edward School auction

Generous donors contributed more than 400 quality items – including a condo at Myrtle Beach donated by the Rudnansky family and a red 1992 Mazda Miata convertible donated by the DePelligrini...

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...

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...

Stafford residents encouraged to 'go solar'

Stafford residents have a unique opportunity to jump on the solar bandwagon, but like many opportunities, it’s a limited-time offer...

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...

Business owners told, 'You can do this!'

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

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...

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