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Textile museum serves up holiday fun

This year, the annual gingerbread holiday workshop at the Windham Textile and History Museum was postponed for one week, due to the first major snowstorm of the season the weekend of Dec. 14...

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...

Legislative hearing day scheduled for Jan. 22

The Arc Connecticut is launching a grassroots campaign to draw attention to the ramifications of decreased state funding for programs serving individuals with intellectual disabilities...

Local immigrants speak out about the need for reform, Part II

Windham resident Pablo came from Mexico in 2001. He calls himself a “dreamer,” referring to the DREAM Act, first proposed in 2001...

Manchester's 'Fast Jack' Farrell pens memoir

As a world-renowned dice hustler and card mechanic, John “Fast Jack” Farrell’s life story has played out like a perfectly crafted Hollywood script...

A look back at proms and graduations

Local immigrants speak out about the need for reform

Silverio was born into a poor Mayan community in rural Guatemala...

Kids pray for workers' safety

Seven months ago, St. Mary Catholic Church was involved in an extensive fire that displaced the congregation from the historic Willimantic building...

Santa makes a visit to ornament workshop

Seven-year-old Gabriella carefully applied a sticker to the front of her completed nosegay, destined for her family’s tree in Mansfield...

Spring highlights from the year 2013

The 2013 NASCAR season started up in April at the Thompson International Speedway. The 2014 season in Thompson may be looking very different after owners paved a separate 1.7-mile track...

Area residents take on many initiatives in 2013

Positive Parenting Program, a parenting initiative sponsored by the Department of Social Services and The Children’s Trust Fund, was the topic of discussion at a regional meeting in January...

Windham wrestlers head into new season

Last year, the Windham High School wrestling team captured the ECC Small Division championship, won the Class S state championship and came in second in the state opens...

From food to forests in 2013

Looking back at some of the highlights in early 2013:...

Looking back at some of the highlights from early 2013

The year 2013 brought with it the openings and expansions of several key institutions serving northeast Connecticut...

Access Health Connecticut: the state's health insurance portal

When the Affordable Care Act rolls out on Jan. 1, 2014, between 320,000 and 384,000 Connecticut residents will become eligible for health insurance coverage...

Windham residents learn that 'Cooking Matters'

It was obvious that the women (and one man) gathered at the Windham Heights Community Learning Center on Dec. 13 were having a wonderful time...

St. Mary-St. Joseph School sale goes on despite the weather

Organizer Holly Holland said that Dec. 14 marked the 14th annual holiday craft sale for the St. Mary-St. Joseph School in Willimantic...

Winter driving tips from the Connecticut Department of Transportation

Winter driving is a tricky and dangerous business. Better roads, better cars and better tires won’t take the place of careful driving practices...

Area experiences first major winter storm of the season

Most of the local area received between 4 and 7 inches of snow on Dec...

Businesses rank congestion as state's top transportation issue

Overcrowded highways and roads are the top transportation concern for Connecticut businesses, according to a new survey...

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