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Help is available for domestic violence victims

Love and abuse seem to be contradictions, but it’s not all black and white for a person with an abusive intimate partner...

Tourtellotte softball starts the season off strong

One of Tourtelotte softball coach Brooke Nici’s biggest questions about her new season was answered in the opening game match-up with Killingly...

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!...

Thompson holds annual community art show

A reception for the 11th Annual Thompson Community Art Show was held on April 2. The show brought together a community of artists with ties to Thompson. The artists ranged in age from 6 to 93...

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...

Thompson P&Z keeps water regulations, renews blasting

The Thompson Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing on March 24. The commission wanted to delete the town’s aquifer protection regulations from the books...

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

On Feb...

'King Henry' hosts Thompson dinner

The Knights of Columbus hall was the setting for a medieval feast on March 22. Platters of roasted turkey legs and tankards of beer (and soda) were set out for more than 150 people...

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...

GeoSonics reports test blast results in Thompson

Blasting on Reardon Road in Thompson has been put on hold for another month The town’s Planning and Zoning Commission members tabled a vote to renew a blast permit application for French Rive...

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...

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