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Bunnies and books at library’s ‘Drop Everything and Read’ day

In addition to being a religious holiday, Easter is also associated in our imaginations with two critters – baby chicks and Easter bunnies, both of which rate a 10 on the cuteness scale...

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...

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!...

‘Braided Voices:’ Three poets weave together four themes

April is National Poetry Month, so what could be more appropriate than hosting a poetry reading by three award-winning poets?...

Novice quilters learn how to create memories

One square shows beavers busy building a dam. Another is covered in snowflakes. Nearby is a square filled with garlic bulbs. And another sports a classic car...

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...

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

On Feb...

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...

Maple-sugaring is learn-as-you-go family fun

When Jennifer Jeffreys talks about childhood memories of maple-sugaring with her father “and his buddies,” she gets a little teary-eyed, because it was such a festive time spent outdoor...

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...

E.O. Smith boys' basketball ends successful season

With a tough loss to Farmington on March 12, the E.O. Smith boys’ basketball team ended an extremely successful 2013-14 season in the second round of the Class L state tourney. The E.O...

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...

Mill Works is a historic place with a bright future

The former Gardiner Hall Jr...

Willington Public Library celebrates World Book Day

Librarians across the country and around the world have something very important in common - they all share a love for reading and for helping to ensure that everyone, from the very young to the ve...

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...

Uncovering the secrets of Willington’s lost mills

About 130 history buffs filled the Willington Library community room last week to hear a local mill sleuth, Richard N. Symonds, reveal his discoveries in this town...

Willington Library celebrates ‘Read Across America’

When it comes to children’s books, few authors can hold a candle to Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss...

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