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Local Headlines
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Willimantic firefighters Frankie Medina, Chad Molochnick, Karl Denton, Natalie Siebecker and Paul DeGemmis recently raised money in ‘The Fight for Air Climb’ in Hartford. The event raised funds for the American Lung Association. Fellow firefighter Jason Chilly, not shown, also participated in the event. Photo by Roxanne Pandolfi.
Firefighters raise funds in intense competition
When they are not fighting fires or responding to accidents, Willimantic firefighters like to help people in other ways...more

Town’s takeover of ambulance service delayed
The town was supposed to take over local emergency medical technician and ambulance services starting today...more

Board overseeing ECSU has new chairman
Nicholas M. Donofrio is stepping down as chairman of the Board of Regents for Higher Education as of today and will be replaced...more

Hampton nets $450K grant for home rehabs
Hampton is one of the local towns receiving funding from the State of Connecticut through the Community Development...more

Boom Box Parade like no other July 4 event
The annual WILI Willimantic Boom Box Parade is unlike any other Fourth of July parade in the state — or, perhaps, country...more

Columbia’s parade has traditional July 4 fun
The quiet Columbia green will be inundated with marching bands, muskets and good-natured fun during the annual Fourth of July...more

Sports

Coach Jeff Belanger and his Willimantic All-Stars will travel to take on Columbia/Sprague/Franklin/Canterbury tonight at 5:30 p.m. in an elimination game in the 11-12-year-old District 11 Little League All-Star tournament. Willimantic fell to Jewett City by an 11-1 margin on Wednesday while Columbia/Sprague/Franklin/Canterbury was shaded by Moosup, 7-6. Photo by Al Malpa.
Yankees walk off with another victory
Chase Headley scored the winning run on a passed ball with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the New York Yankees...more

Red Sox look to shake off June swoon
In 2015, the Boston Red Sox entered their final homestand of the first half with a chance to make some noise in the AL East and head into...more

Mets hold off Cubs
The first game between the New York Mets and Chicago Cubs since last year’s National League Championship Series concluded with...more

Portugal slips past Poland
Portugal reached the semifinals of Euro 2016 Thursday as it secured a dramatic 5-3 spot-kick win over Poland following a 1-1 draw in...more

Coastal Carolina wraps up CWS title
Gary Gilmore had said at times this postseason that he felt as if his Coastal Carolina baseball team was one of destiny. Other coaches...more

State Headlines

Malloy holds back $130M in spending
As the new fiscal year starts Friday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is holding back $130 million from state agencies in an early attempt...more

Steven Hayes drops conviction appeal
Steven Hayes is no longer appealing his conviction for killing a Cheshire woman and her two daughters during a 2007 home invasion...more

Ballpark developer: Let us finish the stadium
The former developers of Dunkin’ Donuts Park are offering to complete construction of the stadium and pay for the cost, which they...more

Poll shows support for gun-control measures
A Democratic-led push in Congress to enact new gun controls after the Orlando massacre got a boost from a new Quinnipiac Poll...more

Obituaries

Wilda (Lussier) Adams (Coventry)

Bernard Bruce Baldwin Jr (Windham)

Opinion

Ban the rest of Russia’s athletes
Because Russia’s international sports program has been so corrupted by doping and other grave cheating, all of that nation’s athletes...more

What’s the best prostate cancer treatment?
Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers among men and one of the most curable. An estimated 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed...more

Letters on: Fourth of July and food poisoning, trees at Windham Airport
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National / World Headlines

Hackers can use your webcam to spy on you
Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook does it. So does FBI Director James Comey. Should you? What they do is cover up their laptop...more

Pentagon repeals its transgender ban
The Pentagon on Thursday ended its ban on openly transgender people serving in the U.S. military, formally removing the risk to an...more

Navy: Sailors held in Iran divulged info
U.S. sailors who blundered into Iranian waters in January divulged sensitive information to their captors while held at gunpoint by...more

Puerto Rico OKs payment suspension
Puerto Rico authorized suspension of payments on its general obligation debt Thursday just minutes after President Barack Obama signed...more

Lynch to accept FBI findings in Clinton e-mail probe
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch will accept the recommendations of career prosecutors and investigators on whether to bring charges...more

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