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No injuries were reported Saturday afternoon when one of four buses chartered by the University of Connecticut’s Student Union Board of Governors caught fire on Interstate 84 in Sturbridge, Mass. Photo by Massachusetts State Police.
UConn students escape from bus flames
STORRS/STURBRIDGE, Mass. — A group of University of Connecticut students watched their bus go up in flames Saturday during a senior trip to Boston sponsored by the Student Union ...more

Survey: most support Windham High School upgrades
Chronicle Staff Writer WINDHAM/WILLIMANTIC — A survey conducted by the school district has concluded the community is generally supportive of a renovation to Windham High School. ...more

Brush fire ravages 2 acres in Willington
WILLINGTON — The trouble for firefighters was not extinguishing a 2-acre brush fire that broke out on Sunday evening off Moose Meadow Road. ...more

Windham Tech will get replacement of old roof
WILLIMANTIC — After nearly two decades, Windham Technical High School will soon get a new roof. State Rep. Susan Johnson, D-Willimantic said ...more

Coventry aims to tighten up zoning reg language
COVENTRY — The town’s planning and zoning commission last week approved changes to several of its zoning regulations in order to reduce ambiguities in the legal interpretation. ...more

Energy equipment refinancing to go to voters
WINDHAM/WILLIMANTIC—Town residents are being asked to consider refinancing an energy equipment lease program being conducted through ...more

Charter hearing upcoming Thursday in Lebanon
LEBANON — The board of selectmen has scheduled a public hearing for the proposed charter, something the town has taken steps toward for the past several years. ...more

Two towns team up for catch basin cleaner
COVENTRY/MANSFIELD — The state is kicking in more than $80,000 toward a new catch basin cleaner that Coventry and Mansfield will share. ...more

Senate discusses PILOT changes
NEW LONDON — The Democratic leaders of the state Senate hosted a town hall-style forum Thursday evening to discuss legislation supporters say...more


Timofey Mozgov of the Cleveland Cavaliers blocks a shot attempt by Jared Sullinger of the Boston Celtics during the third quarter of Sunday’s Game 1 of their NBA Eastern Conference playoff series in Cleveland. Photo by the Akron Beacon Journal/TNS.
Celtics fall to Cavs in playoff opener
CLEVELAND — What, you thought a 25-win team which dealt its two best players midseason was going to dethrone King James? ...more

Streaking Warriors sweep RIC in Little East twinbill
PROVIDENCE — Senior righty Erin Miller pitched her 10th career shutout with a 3-hitter in the opener and sophomore Kristyn Ryan doubled in two runs in a 3-run ...more

Huskies fall in series’ finale
STORRS — The University of Connecticut baseball team battled back from a ninth-inning deficit to force extra-innings but ultimately fell in the rubber game ...more

Orioles feast on Sox pitching
BOSTON — Adam Jones isn’t putting too much thought why he’s having the best start of his Major League career. But manager Buck Showalter of the Baltimore Orioles has seen ...more

Bradley looking for better start
CLEVELAND — The best starts for the Boston Celtics usually involve the same from Avery Bradley. But as the C’s offense grew progressively worse in ...more

Yankees complete sweep
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — The New York Yankees left Baltimore late Wednesday looking every bit the last-place team they were. “We need to turn it around,” Joe ...more

Streaking Mets win again
NEW YORK — The New York Mets have become Club Med and the injuries are all-inclusive....more

State Headlines

Tax fraud linked to Anthem breach
A spike in the number of fraudulent state income tax returns filed in Connecticut has led some Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield ...more

Legislators hope to revive some of bill lost in dispute
HARTFORD — Top legislators are working to resurrect many of the 45 bills that died in the judiciary committee this week, the casualty of ...more

Sheff paid price in landmark school lawsuit
It wasn’t easy being the face of Connecticut’s school desegregation movement. Milo Sheff was a Hartford fourth- grader when he ...more

Wentzell named new education commissioner
HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has picked Dianna R. Wentzell as commissioner of the State Department of Education. Wentzell had...more


Dorothy E. Chesters (Coventry)

Irene Mary Miller (Scotland)

Elliot S. Wolk (Storrs)


We offer these threads, needles
Threads to the University of Connecticut’s women’s basketball team for its 10th NCAA title overall and third in a row. Earned in Tampa against Notre Dame ...more

FOI makes government perform better
President Obama has routinely promised greater transparency within the federal government. Now, Congress is making strides towards achieving this critical goal. ...more

Shootings call for comprehensive reforms
The unjustified shooting in South Carolina yet again demonstrates the necessity of police reform. We only know the truth about the encounter between ...more

Letters on chemicals and WRTD Dial-A-Ride

National / World Headlines

Islamic State kills 30 Christians
CAIRO — A video purportedly made by Islamic State and posted on social media sites on Sunday appeared to show militants shooting and beheading ...more

U.S. senator: AG vote is likely
WASHINGTON — A vote on the stalled Senate confirmation of the nominee to be the next U.S. at-torney general, Loretta Lynch, could take place ...more

700 refugees die as ship sinks
LUXEMBOURG — EU foreign ministers promised today to do more to stop migrant deaths in the Mediterranean by increasing rescues and catching traffickers ...more

Oklahoma City victims honored
OKLAHOMA CITY — Hundreds of people gathered Sunday at the site of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing to remember the 168 men, women and children killed ...more

Pope urges action on refugee disasters
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis, speaking after some 700 migrants were feared dead in the Mediterranean, on Sunday appealed to the international community ...more

Pot lovers celebrate with ‘420’ events, bake-offs
WASHINGTON — In 1990, Steven Hager saw a flier that had circulated at a Grateful Dead concert in Oakland, Calif., urging people to meet at Mount Tamalpais...more

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