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The four-year graduation rate at Windham High School increased 10 percentage points over the past year, from 74 to 84 percent, according to school officials. Chronicle file photo.
Four-year grad rate rises at WHS
Based on the district’s calculations, the four-year graduation rate at Windham High School increased 10 percentage points over...more

Facebook ‘likes’ land man in jail
A couple of “likes” on an online social media page related to a University of Connecticut organization has landed a man police describe...more

Willimantic police probe rash of shed burglaries
Willimantic police are currently investigating a spree of recent burglaries in the Thread City, specifically in the area of Bristol and South...more

Lawyer for father of abuse victim miffed at state
The lawyer for the estate of child-abuse victim Athena Angeles of Willimantic Monday blasted Claims Commissioner J. Paul...more

Windham officials giddy on unemployment rate
Windham’s unemployment rate for the month of July was 7 percent, just 1.6 percentage points higher than the state unemployment rate...more

Sports

Boston Red Sox centerfielder Mookie Betts rounds the bases after connecting on a 2-run home run in the bottom of the third inning during Monday night’s American League game against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. Photo by USA Today Sports.
Red Sox escape ninth-inning rally
David Ortiz isn’t having any problems with teams from New York lately. After hitting two home runs...more

Another draw for Huskies on pitch
Competing in front of a sellout crowd, the University of Connecticut men’s soccer team played to a scoreless draw with in-state rival...more

Colon proves crafty for Mets
On Monday night, the New York Mets’ best option to throw the seventh inning wasn’t their newest player but their oldest pitcher...more

Salazar silences hot-hitting
Blue Jays David Price had done nothing but win since joining the Toronto Blue Jays in a trade on July 30...more

Serena faces little resistance
Introducing the person they had all come to see, the PA announcer at Arthur Ashe Stadium didn’t mention the words “Grand Slam,”...more

Decision due soon for Brady
The National Football League and its players union failed to reach a settlement in their dispute over New England quarterback...more

Boskus will join the Hall
The No. 1 pitcher on the most dominant starting pitching staff in Eastern Connecticut State University baseball history...more

State Headlines

Petition aims to save bear that approached woman
More than 9,000 people are urging the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection not to euthanize a black bear that...more

State gets low marks from drivers
Connecticut is a great place for pizza lovers. For drivers, it ranks in the bottom third of states in a new report that examines several...more

Primaries on Wednesday for a change
Eligible voters who want to cast ballots in the upcoming primary elections in 23 towns and cities on Sept. 16 have until noon on Sept. 15...more

Crooks peruse social media to get at finances
It’s called “farcing” but it’s no laughing matter for victims of identity theft. The recently coined term...more

Obituaries

Matthew “Matt” Barchus (Winston-Salem, N.C)

Elvin P. Betancourt (Willimantic)

Joan Stapleton Dempsey (Lebanon)

Opinion

College football, the union way
Five yards forward, five yards back, thanks to the National Labor Relations Board. First, a group of football players attending...more

Legalize sex work but not sex buyers
The human rights organization Amnesty International voted this month to develop a policy that supports full decriminalization of...more

What’s the right policy for police body cams?
Body cameras are on the verge of changing policing as we know it. But along with the promise of more transparency and accountability...more

National / World Headlines

U.S. to sanction Russia, China
The United States is considering sanctions against both Russian and Chinese individuals and companies for cyber attacks against...more

Walker rapped on Canadian wall
A day after presidential hopeful and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said considering building a wall along the border with Canada is...more

244 immigrants are arrested
More than 240 people were taken into federal custody last week across Southern California after a four-day sweep for immigrants in...more

Poland seals off Nazi gold train
Gold fever has descended on southwestern Poland since a top culture official gave credence to the claim of two treasure hunters who...more

Pope allows forgiving abortions
Pope Francis will give all priests discretion to formally forgive women who have had abortions and seek absolution during the Roman...more

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