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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...

Fishing derby a boon for Northeast Placement Services

More than 130 anglers turned out for the Bousquet Appliance Ice Fishing Derby in Thompson on Feb. 16. Tip-ups, augers and sleds covered the pond at the Valley Springs Sportsmen Club...

Opting out is one option for parents who disagree with state education testing

A Jan...

Author/productivity coach Lisa Lelas to speak at B.I.G. meeting at MCC

Nationally-recognized productivity coach and best-selling author Lisa Lelas will share her insights and expertise on staying organized at the February meeting of the Manchester/South Windsor Believ...

Families of disabled adult children meet at state Capitol

Family members of individuals with life-affecting disabilities were given the floor to share their concerns with legislators in Hartford on Feb. 7...

Journalism & Media Academy offers high school students ‘real life’ experiences

State-of-the-art technology, one of the largest green screens in New England and the ability to build a work portfolio while earning class credit: these may sound like the qualities of a reputable...

Break the winter blues with a Connecticut day trip

With weather making local residents largely homebound for several winter days, many are dreaming of trips to tropical locations...

Thompson residents still waiting for answers about blasting

Thompson Planning and Zoning Commission members were peppered with repeated questions from residents at their Jan. 27 meeting...

‘Lost Egypt’ exhibit arrives at CT Science Center

Have you ever wondered how we know what people ate and how they lived thousands of years ago?...

St. Joseph's kicks off Catholic School Week

St. Joseph’s Elementary School in North Grosvernordale was bustling with activity on Sunday, Jan. 26, the day that marked the beginning of Catholic Schools Week across the nation...

Citizens call for tougher blasting laws

The first time Maine Drilling and Blasting set off a charge on a Reardon Road property in Thompson, Joseph Janeczek and two friends were working in his garage on Riverside Drive...

TEEG staff to assist health insurance applicants

Two staff members at the Thompson Ecumenical Empowerment Group have been trained as in-person assistors for AccessHealthCT, the state’s on-line health insurance marketplace...

We can all help stop elder abuse, neglect and exploitation

An older woman used to keep an immaculate house – now it’s in disarray, with food scraps and dirty laundry in evidence...

Tiger girls' basketball team making believers of its fans

The Tourtellotte Memorial High School girls’ basketball team is putting last year’s record in the rear view mirror with a strong start to the season...

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...

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...

Author seeks information on stone chamber

Tom D’Agostino is a man on a mission. The Thompson resident is a modern-day archeologist, detective and historian rolled into one...

Thompson Library holds Food for Fines drive

The Thompson Public Library will hold its 12th Annual Food for Fines drive through the month of January. For every non-perishable food item donated, $1 in library fines will be forgiven...

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...

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