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This snow removal contractor — removing snow on a Main Street sidewalk in Willimantic near Burger King Thursday — may have a busy day Monday. Another snowstorm is being predicted for Monday, shortly after midnight. While the forecasts are still being formulated, several inches are expected — perhaps a foot. While that is small compared to last Tuesday’s blizzard, it will still delay or close schools and require another cleanup effort. Photo by Al Malpa

Super Sunday safety sought; Police treat big game like a holiday
Super Bowl Sunday has evolved from a major sporting event to what it is now — a holiday. ...more

Willimantic senior housing; Units are called ‘decrepit’
WILLIMANTIC — The Willi-mantic Housing Authority is seeking state funding for an extensive rehabilitation to one of its complexes...more

UConn’s Gampel showing its age
STORRS — Call it a couple of technical fouls on two major components of the Gampel Pavilion air conditioning system. ...more

Two found dead after Brooklyn fire Friday
BROOKLYN — Two people were killed during a structure fire at South Main Street in Brooklyn Friday afternoon. ...more

Mom charged with leaving 2-year-old in car
MANSFIELD — A mother is facing a pair of criminal charges after she allegedly left her toddler in the car after dark while grocery shopping...more

Police arrest man at 5 a.m. for drunk driving
MANSFIELD — A 22-year-old Glastonbury man was drunk and behind the wheel of a car just after 5 in the morning on Friday, . ...more

Council will receive electronic tablets
WINDHAM/WILLIMANTIC — The town council has decided to receive its packet materials electronically, a decision that stands to save the town ...more

Mansfield senior center seeks accreditation
MANSFIELD — The Mansfield Senior Center is calling on the public to initiate a self-assessment process that could lead to official ...more

Coventry mulls liquor permit notification rules
COVENTRY— Establishments selling liquor might have to notify the Coventry police chief the next time a liquor license ...more

Hampton GOP to sell hoagies for hea
HAMPTON — The Hampton Republican Town Committee will make another super effort to contribute to the Hampton Fuel Fund....more

Hebron school set to host spelling bee
HEBRON — It’s not spring yet, but at least one bee will be buzzing around the Hebron Elementary School this week. ...more


Windham High senior guard Lindsay Phaneuf drives past Wheeler defender Raven Houck in the first quarter of Friday night’s Eastern Connecticut Conference Small Division game at Callaghan Gymnasium. Phaneuf scored 14 of her team-high 18 points in the first-half as the Whippets (6-7, 3-2 ECC Small) won their fourth straight game with a 61-39 victory over the Lions. Photo by Al Malpa.

Scholastic roundup: Four straight wins for Whippets
WILLIMANTIC — Lindsay Phaneuf finished with 18 points and eight rebounds as the Windham girls basketball team defeated Wheeler, ...more

Belichick plays role of villain well
PHOENIX — When you walk into Bill Belichick’s world and become part of his team, the running joke is you’ve joined the dark side....more

Defense will be key for Seattle
PHOENIX — Tom Brady. Rob Gronkowski. Julian Edelman. LeGarrette Blount....more

Rockets down Celtics
BOSTON — In the absence of Dwight Howard, Donatas Motiejunas had a career night to keep the Houston Rockets’ winning streak alive....more


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Murderers not entitled to privacy
Is a person who was convicted of poisoning one person in the 1910s — who then spent the rest of her life in a state-run psychiatric hospital ...more

Are legislators serious about no pay raise?
Don’t worry, fulminating taxpayers, because state lawmakers from the governor on down to the 151-member General Assembly have ...more

If only the governor limited other pay as well
Salaries for Connecticut’s state legislators and top elected officials — the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of the state...more

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