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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...

Vernon student drug use survey shows declines

The Vernon Board of Education heard the results of a drug-use survey of students, at its meeting on Jan. 13. While the results are encouraging, one student had some different interpretations...

Anti-bullying campaign takes next step by recruiting adults

Having been bullied herself, and seeing the need to do something to help children being bullied everywhere, Logan West has created an anti-bullying program that has reached more than 250,000 kids s...

BCR hockey team off to great start, despite injuries

The Bolton/Coventry/Rockville hockey team, known as BCR, improved to 6-2 after a 3-0 win over Hall-Southington on Jan. 17...

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...

Villains to congregate on RHS stage for student-penned murder mystery

The Rockville High School creative writing classes will soon present their seventh annual murder mystery, titled “Off the Honor Roll.”...

Increase of 4.79 percent proposed for Vernon schools' budget

Dr. Mary Conway presented her budget proposal for the Vernon Board of Education's 2014-2015 fiscal year at the Board's meeting on Jan. 13...

YMCA offers advice on new habits for a healthy new year

Are your New Year's resolutions getting tougher and tougher to stick to? You're not alone. It's cold...

Vernon police complete top-shelf dispatch center

The Vernon Police Department unveiled its new $700,000 dispatch center at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Jan. 14...

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...

Vernon Town Council enacts policies to protect town employees

The Vernon Town Council considered new policies to protect employees of the town, including an anti-bullying policy as well as an electronic monitoring policy, at its meeting on Jan. 7...

Rockville/Bolton/Coventry/Lyman hockey starts off strong

Last year’s Rockville/Bolton/Coventry/Lyman Memorial hockey team ended the season with a 17-1 record, losing the Division III state finals to Newington/Berlin/Manchester to take the runner-up...

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...

Photos from the second half of 2013

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...

Looking back at 2013, part 4

Fall began with celebrations. The Rockville Fest attracted crowds, as did the Celebrate Tolland event...

Looking back at 2013, part 3

Summer was full of celebrations, including the 'July in the Sky' and National Night Out events in Vernon...

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...

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