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School safety statewide has ramped up in wake of Sandy Hook

In the year that has passed since the tragic shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where 20 students and six school staff members lost their lives, school officials, emer...

Vernon Community Arts Center's Holiday Show offers unique gift ideas

One place to get a wide variety of unique holiday gifts is at the Vernon Community Arts Center, but only for a limited time...

Students 'Fill a Bus' for local families in need

On Dec...

Crime prevention tips for the holidays

The following suggestions have been formulated to help residents stay safe during the holiday season:

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Bread Box provides food for the body and soul

Sunday, Dec. 15, will mark the final performance of the 2013 fall series for the Bread Box Theatre. The Cotton Hollow Trio and Celticity will appear consecutively, beginning at 7 p.m...

Mill Museum wraps up the holidays

This is the first year that the Windham Textile and History Museum has opened its wrapping booth at the Eastbrook Mall as early as Black Friday...

Eastern welcomes community for Day of Giving

Last year, 450 people were served at the Day of Giving Thanksgiving dinner hosted by Eastern Connecticut State University. About halfway through this year's event, on Nov...

Chelanga wins Manchester Road Race; Burfoot breaks record

From the elite runners, to the casual joggers to the costume characters, the 77th annual running of the Manchester Road Race featured a little bit of everything that spectators have grown to expect...

East Hartford Holiday Fest 2013 scheduled for Dec. 6-9

The East Hartford Beautification Commission is putting the final touches on preparations for the town’s annual Holiday Fest...

Keeping senior drivers safe and on the road

Americans love their cars. They are a testament to our ingenuity and creativity...

Early 'mental health first aid' should be a priorty for everyone

The U.S. is celebrating the 50th anniversary of mental health care legislation that President John F. Kennedy signed into law in 1963...

Windham mayor looks ahead to new term

Ernest Eldridge was recently elected to his second four-term as mayor of Windham. Four years ago, Eldridge had the honor of being chosen as the town’s first-ever mayor...

Cafémantic to host autumn game dinner

On Thursday, Dec. 5, Cafémantic proprietor Andrew Gütt will be hosting a rather unique event at his restaurant in Willimantic’s downtown...

Event marks Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

The doors of the Windham No Freeze Shelter were blocked open the afternoon of Nov. 16. It was sunny and balmy outside, and the open doors admitted soft breezes...

Protecting kids and teens from Internet dangers - Part 2

The Internet can be a wonderful resource for our children. Online they can gain access to a wealth of information and new experiences...

Annual Small Business Saturday will be observed on Nov. 30

While Black Friday is filled with midnight bargains at malls, and Cyber Monday is when shoppers hit the Internet with their credit cards, local businesses finally have a day of their own during the...

Educators and officials discuss pros and cons of Common Core Standards

Editor's Note: The story “Parents important to Common Core Standards,” by Denise Coffey in the Nov...

WAIM furnace is on the fritz

It was about 60 degrees outside on Saturday, Nov. 16 - an unusually balmy, mid-autumn day...

Business owners told, 'You can do this!'

A tourism marketing boot camp was held at Quinebaug Valley Community College on Nov. 15...

Real pests of New England: What you need to know this winter

New England is renowned nationally for its fall foliage this time of year, and Connecticut has several wonderful venues for viewing the state’s beautiful, brilliant colors...

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