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Controversial Windham Town Councilman James Flores asks a question during a Willimantic Service District Town Council meeting recently at Windham Town Hall. Flores’ behavior at meetings has annoyed and angered some members of the town council, while others feel he is passionate about the job. Photo by Al Malpa.
Colleagues call Flores’ antics disruptive, passionate
Windham Town Councilman James Flores has been described by those who know and work with him as vocal, rude, mean and passionate. ...more

Delayed buses are a concern in Mansfield
Local school system officials are vowing to make the student transportation system run on time. The problem is a real issue ...more

Architect chosen for Willimantic housing complexes
The Willimantic Housing Authority Board of Commissioners has chosen an architect to draw a design for the work that will be done ...more

New Family Dollar store now in PZC’s hands
The planning and zoning commission has until the end of May to vote on an application by Family Dollar to build a second store in ...more

Coventry library hires consultant for expansion plan
The town recently received bids for architectural services to expand the Booth & Dimock Memorial Library, located at 1134 Main St. ...more

UConn trustees OK funds for facelift
The next step of a major project to improve the infrastructure along North Eagleville Road is scheduled to begin in May. ...more

Comedy show to benefit Scotland fire department
The 14th annual Comedy Night, a fundraiser for the Scotland Volunteer Fire Department, will be held Friday, April 10, at the Elks Club ...more

Ollie’s trip to Final Four is off
Kevin Ollie, coach of the 2014 national champion University of Connecticut men’s basketball program, has canceled his ...more

Police target texting and other distracted driving
A month-long effort to stop people from texting and driving kicks off today — with twice as much police power as a ticketing blitz done ...more

Prom stabbing suspect had ‘demons’
Christopher Plaskon had his demons. Following his arrest for allegedly stabbing to death Jonathan Law High School classmate ...more

Wounded wife calm making 911 call
Despite suffering multiple gunshot wounds, Kelly Thompson was able to provide a dispatcher critical information during a 911 call ...more

Rowland appeals campaign conviction
Former Gov. John G. Rowland, as expected, filed notice Tuesday that he will appeal his latest criminal convictions....more


Eastern Connecticut State University senior shortstop Alyssa Hancock steps on second base to force out Trinity’s Elizabeth McQuaid as sophomore second baseman Gina Georgetti looks on during Tuesday afternoon’s non-league softball doubleheader in Mansfield. Photo by Al Malpa.
Warriors sweep twinbill from Trinity
Sophomore second baseman Gina Georgetti had two triples, a double and home run and scored four runs to pace the Eastern ...more

Tanaka endures shaky tune-up
When the goal for spring training is survival, as it was for Masahiro Tanaka the past six weeks, then pitching on Opening Day ...more

Youth will be served at the Fens
The vast majority of the Red Sox’s payroll is tied up with veterans but the team has placed a larger bet on their farm system. This spring ...more

Bruins collect big win over Panthers
The Boston Bruins were playing their biggest game to date on Tuesday night and they were, quite frankly, flushing it down the hopper. ...more

Krieder’s goal wraps up victory
In a gritty effort led by Henrik Lundqvist’s 32 saves in his second game in two months, the New York Rangers put the brakes on a 2-game ...more

Uncomfortable day on the stand for Robert Kraft
Robert Kraft looked like he would have rather been the keynote speaker at a testimonial for New York Jets’ owner Woody Johnson ...more

Penders earns 400th win
The University of Connecticut baseball team erased three leads, including a 6-1 deficit, in an 8-7 victory over Boston College...more


John H. Currier (Willimantic)

Muriel J. (MacDonald) Davidson (Andover/Columbia)


Maybe it’s time for a ‘digital detox’
A couple and their two kids await dinner at a neighborhood restaurant. Everyone is silent, hunched over cell phones. A familiar picture? ...more

One metric even editors can excel at
The other day President Obama ruefully told The Huffington Post that he probably doesn’t get enough sleep. Our response to that was ...more

Addiction is a person’s armor against mere words
We just said goodbye to a 26-year-old neighbor, a kid I watched grow up from sandbox to carpool to high school rock band to opera singer...more

National / World News

U.S. envoy attacker is charged
Prosecutors have formally charged a South Korean man with attempted murder after the U.S. ambassador in Seoul was slashed in ...more

GOP claims climate plan invalid
The Obama administration’s plan for U.N. climate change talks encountered swift opposition after its release Tuesday, with ...more

Bionic ants to work in factories
Robotic ants the size of a human hand that work together could be the future of factory production systems. The developers, German ...more

RadioShack plan OK’d by court
A plan to salvage RadioShack Corp.’s business by co-branding most of its 1,740 surviving stores with cellular phone provider Sprint...more

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