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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...

Vernon school officials outline Common Core

Vernon Assistant Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Burt recently headed a presentation to explain the Common Core Standards and the new assessments associated with it...

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...

Vernon Police to present Citizens' Police Academy

Vernon residents will soon have an opportunity to get a greater understanding of what the Vernon Police Department does...

'BCR' hockey team wins conference, drops state tourney match

The Bolton-Coventry-Rockville-Lyman Memorial co-op hockey team felt the highs and lows of tournament season in the past week...

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...

Bus tour examines hunger in Vernon

Vernon's Hunger Action Team took a group on a bus tour of the Hockanum Valley Community Council and Cornerstone Foundation facilities, in order to increase awareness about the realities of peop...

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...

Vernon Town Council ups tax relief for seniors

At its meeting on March 4, the Vernon Town Council re-upped the program that would freeze property tax rates for senior citizens for the remainder of their lives...

Vernon Schools' Student Art Show delights the senses

Hundreds of works of art line the walls of the Vernon Community Arts Center, as the Vernon Schools’ Student Art Show had its opening on March 3...

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...

New principal named at Maple Street School

Maple Street School will have a new principal, but not until after this school year. Melissa Trantolo was introduced to the Vernon Board of Education at its meeting on Feb...

Tolland and Rockville cheer teams compete at CCC event

The Rockville and Tolland cheerleading teams took part in the Central Connecticut Conference Competition, held at Glastonbury High School on Feb. 22...

Vernon Board of Ed. to proceed with town's cost-saving suggestions

The Vernon Board of Education discussed its response to the Vernon Town Council's request to consolidate more non-educational services at its meeting on Feb. 24...

Rockville Community Alliance gets 501(c)3 status

The Rockville Community Alliance recently received its official 501(c)3 status as a non-profit organization...

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...

Vernon looks to consolidate more school and town services

At its meeting on Feb. 18, the Vernon Town Council discussed the possibilities of consolidating more town services and positions with those that fall under the Board of Education...

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