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Parents may be an important component in Common Core standards

When Connecticut legislators voted to adopt Common Core state standards in the summer of 2010, they joined 47 other states in a wave of educational reform...

Manchester Church of Christ to host youth rally Nov. 8-10

The Manchester Church of Christ is set to host the annual Manchester-Ward Street Youth Rally on Nov. 8 through 10...

Sale of unique crafts to benefit Haitian crafters

Kloter Farms of Ellington will be holding a very special sale where early holiday shoppers will be able to find some hand-made, unique gifts that also support a worthy cause...

Students enjoy annual Halloween party

With the weather officially having made its annual slide toward the cooler temperatures, South Elementary School found itself being overrun by dozens of witches, robots, pint-size puppies and carto...

Family-owned and -operated Eliminate‘Em streamlines pest control services with new mobile-friendly website

In an effort to provide faster pest control services across their three-state service area, Eliminate ‘Em Pest Control Services has unveiled its new and improved website...

Local towns gear up for Nov. 5 municipal elections

As the Nov. 5 municipal elections draw near, local residents are pondering their choices for the slates of local candidates...

State Sen. Williams hosts District 29 Senior Fair

A steady stream of seniors passed through the doors of the Community Room at Quinebaug Valley Community College on Oct. 25...

Local rail enthusiasts hear success story from guest speaker

Windsor Locks residents are no strangers to railroad station preservation, thanks to the ongoing project of obtaining and restoring their own historic station...

Windsor Locks candidates looking for progress

With Nov. 5 right around the corner, candidates are busy getting the word out about what is important to them. ...

Parents of teen drivers need to know more

The average car driven in the U.S. weighs about 4,000 pounds. The amount of reaction time the driver of a car going 60 miles per hour has on the highway is about the blink of an eye...

Cardboard boat races are part of Spirit Week at WLHS

Spirit Week at Windsor Locks High School got off to a fun and exciting start on Oct...

Windsor Locks history preserved by local writer and town library

For more than 25 years, Jack Redmond documented Windsor Locks history by writing a weekly newspaper column called “Cabbages and Kings by Jack Redmond.” Now, the Windsor Locks Public Lib...

October Festival offers fun in the rain

The annual Windsor Locks October Festival still went on as planned on Oct. 6, despite the pouring rain that slowed down – but could not stop - the autumn fun...

Federal budget impasse makes itself felt locally

The budget freeze in Washington, D.C...

Local needy would be impacted first by extended federal shutdown

Connecticut’s neediest citizens are among those most likely to be feel the earliest impact of a prolonged federal government shutdown. On Sept...

A quick look at the government shutdown

The Connecticut delegation in Washington, D.C., was vocal leading into the shutdown of the federal government and remains so as the days wear on. During the session leading into the Oct...

Sequestration, not shutdown, troubles Meals on Wheels

Timothy Grills spent the morning of Oct.7 writing a letter to the senior center directors in New London, Windham and parts of Tolland County...

Fall Festival planned for Oct. 12 at East Hartford Town Green

Scarecrows and pumpkins will be taking over the Town Green on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the 24th annual Fall Festival. This year’s Fall Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m...

‘Yarnbombing’ craze comes to Windsor Locks

An enthusiastic group of knitters and crocheters met at the Windsor Locks Public Library on Sept...

American Legion Post 36 installs new officers

Newly-installed American Legion officers of Gensi-Viola Post 36 were celebrated at the South Main Street post on Sept. 28.  The past commander, Jerry R...

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