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Kenneth Rodriguez of Willimantic was charged Friday in connection with a drug bust at his home. Photo by Willimantic Police Department.
Crack cocaine, guns seized in raid
Willimantic police arrested a city man Friday in connection with a drug bust at his home early that morning. Police said Kenneth ...more

WHS stands unified for basketball team
The entire Windham High School community stood by the school’s unified basketball team to show their support at their unity rally ...more

Coventry takes action to keep farmers market alive
After the town’s farmers market directors announced they would no longer be able to run the Coventry Regional Farmers Market ...more

RHAM forum will look at no-grade curriculum
Regional School District 8 will host a forum on the potential for a new curriculum next week. ...more

Hampton group to host energy fair
A Hampton committee hopes to present ways to make this winter a bit warmer with an energy fair next week. ...more

Johnson honored by state AARP chapter
State Rep. Susan Johnson, D-Willimantic, has received the 2014 AARP Legislative Achievement Award in recognition of her leadership ...more

Hampton grand list shows very slight hike
The recently unveiled Hampton Grand List increased slightly from 2013 to 2014. The grand list totals ...more

Baltic man charged in connection with 2013 Mansfield robbery
A Baltic man whose rap sheet covers 14 pages in his court file stood before a judge this week to face his latest charge...more

Sports

Eastern Connecticut State University coach Bill Geitner doesn’t like what he sees on the scoreboard as his Warriors eventually were toppled by the Keene State Owls, 81-63. Photo by Al Malpa.
Top-seeded ECSU falls to No. 4 Owls
Sports writers oftentimes write little notes on their running score sheets when scoring a basketball game, notes such as ...more

Special day on tap for UConn seniors
One of the questions asked in the open media practice prior to Senior Day is … ‘Who do you think will cry first? ...more

Pirates fall in quarters
Zach Card scored all 14 of his points in the second half for Parish Hill, which fell to Capital Prep, 85-46 ...more

Bruins net win in OT
Ryan Spooner’s first career goal came with 2:14 left in overtime to give the Boston Bruins a 3-2 win over ...more

Steele holds lead
Although the start to his day was delayed for a few hours, Brendan Steele played his first four holes at ...more

Huskies top ranked team
The University of Connecticut baseball team (3-4) picked up its first win over a ranked team this season, taking down...more

Obituaries

Peyton Daniel Belling (Fishers, Ind.)

Betty Gilson Seaver (Storrs)

Dr. Kenneth R. Tremblay Jr. (Fort Collins, Colo.)

Opinion

Transportation plan needs funding
The biggest surprise in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s 2-year budget may be that there weren’t more surprises. The governor telegraphed ...more

Hard budget choices are ahead
The howls are increasing about what Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposes trimming to achieve his 2016 budget ...more

Time to voice your concerns in Hartford
This is your time, taxpayers. If you don’t like something in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s two-year, $40-billion budget ...more

Is it time to surrender and regroup in the state?
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has had some odd ideas. Remember the $55 refund check we were all supposed to get? ...more

Letter on: Traffic tickets
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National / World News

One-week funding extension for Homeland Security passes
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a one-week funding extension for the Department of Homeland Security late Friday ...more

Nimoy lived a long and prosperous life
Leonard Nimoy, who won fame and fans with his portrayal of logic-bound, half-alien Mr. Spock in the “Star Trek” TV series ...more

Eight deaths, multiple crime scenes in shooting spree
An urgent 911 call from a young girl who ran to a neighbor’s home for help Thursday night led police to ultimately ...more

Cheap ‘toy’ is actually a Picasso worth millions
U.S. officials inspected a FedEx package shipped from Belgium to New York in December with its happy holiday greeting...more

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