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MERIDEN — Daffodil Festival music coordinator Robert DeRosa said he likes to offer a wide variety of acts when selecting the festival’s music lineup. That’s where comedy rock group Coconuts comes in. Comedy hypnotist and Meriden native Dan LaRosa, who … more ...
WALLINGFORD — A garbage truck rolled over on Interstate 91 North between exits 13 and 14 Thursday afternoon killing one of the vehicle’s occupants and injuring another. Battalion Chief Jim Duffy of the fire department said units found the truck … more ...
MERIDEN — After 18 years, it’s almost time for Chorale Connecticut to sing its swan song, with only two performances left before the choral group disbands. Chorale Connecticut, a non-profit singing organization based at First United Methodist Church on East … more ...
WALLINGFORD — Acting Fire Chief Richard Heidgerd and Deputy Fire Chief Stephen Alsup refer to the yard behind fire headquarters as a training campus. Though it may look like a storage yard, the training grounds at 75 Masonic Ave. are … more ...
Editorial: Unionizing college sports   Published Apr 24, 2014
What’s new? College athletes may soon start unionizing, that’s one thing. As a regional official of the National Labor Relations Board ruled recently, football players at Northwestern University are effectively college employees, and therefore are free to unionize; their full … more ...
SOUTHINGTON — After a Nancylee Salerno was killed in a car accident in 2012, her family and friends decided to organize a group to give back to the community in her honor. Nancy Nurtures was formed to honor Salerno, a … more ...
c.2014 New York Times News Service JERUSALEM - The Israel government decided Thursday to suspend U.S.-sponsored peace talks with the Palestinians because of the reconciliation agreement the Palestinians announced Wednesday between two rival factions, one of which refuses to recognize … more ...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Environmental officials are warning about a high risk for forest fires in Connecticut on Thursday due to dry and windy conditions. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says all open burning permits have been … more ...

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TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut teenager is appealing to her local Board of Education after school officials rejected her request to bring her 21-year-old boyfriend to her prom. Eighteen-year-old Torrington High School senior Mikayla Perlotto and her mother, Donna, … more ...
MERIDEN — The Conn­ecticut Judicial Branch is planning a $25 million juvenile courthouse on the state-owned Undercliff campus off Chamberlain Highway, the former site of a tuberculosis sanatorium. Plans for the juvenile court call for a 55,000 square-foot building where … more ...
SOUTHINGTON — Hundreds are expected to dress in purple and gather on the Town Green next week for an event promoting Southington’s Relay for Life. Beth Deluco, co-chairwoman of the Mission and Advocacy Committee for the relay event, came up … more ...
SOUTHINGTON — The town’s Board of Education, Open Space Development Committee, and Apple Harvest Festival Committee are all scheduled to meet today. The Board of Education will meet today to appoint a new assistant principal of Southington High School. Other … more ...
WALLINGFORD — A special meeting of the Town Council will be held today to discuss the town budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year. The public meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Hall auditorium, 45 South Main … more ...
MERIDEN — A regular meeting of the city’s Transit District will be held today at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Items on the agenda include the need to change intra-city bus terminals during construction, and the need to increase district … more ...
CHESHIRE — Norton School fifth-grader Ellie Rockoff and Highland School sixth-grader Andrew Lou won the 37th annual Cheshire Townwide Spelling Bee in their grade divisions Wednesday night. Fifth- and sixth-graders from Chapman, Doolittle, and St. Bridget schools also participated in … more ...
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