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Myrnin, the dog, perches on the shoulder of Rebecca Bowling of Willimantic as she strolled along Main Street at the first Third Thursday Street Fest in Willimantic Thursday evening. Photo by Al Malpa.
First street fest packs ’em in
WILLIMANTIC — As always, the Third Thursday Street Fest — which opened for the season Thursday evening — was an opportunity to enjoy good music, catch up with friends and nosh on tasty treats. ...more

Windham freezes spending as collections fall short
WINDHAM/WILLIMANTIC — In anticipation of revenue shortfalls, town departments have been asked to hold off on making non-essential expenditures through the end of the fiscal year ...more

Police ready for overdoses with Narcan in their gear
COVENTRY— With heroin and opiate drug overdoses on the rise in other parts of the state and nation, it may come as a surprise those numbers are also rising throughout ...more

Expect heavy holiday traffic this weekend
With Memorial Day weekend here, local law enforcement agencies will step up patrols to ensure motorists and residents enjoy a safe start to the summer season. ...more

Local man charged with rape
MANSFIELD — A local man is accused of a serious sexual assault on a 20-year-old woman, state police said. Miguel Gutierrez, 21, who lives at 178 Spring Hill Road, was taken ...more

Memorial Day events
The following are local Memorial Day parades and/or commemorations: ...more

Raised hands mean OK’d budgets in Scotland
SCOTLAND — Scotland taxpayers approved a budget package at the annual town meeting Thursday night, among other items. The combined town/school budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year totaled $5,953,348 ...more

Voters say ‘yes’ to Hampton budgets
Chronicle Staff Writer HAMPTON — Hampton’s budget package for the 2015-16 fiscal year was overwhelmingly approved at a referendum Thursday. ...more

RHAM budget goes to polls next week
HEBRON — Regional School District 8 will send a second budget proposal back to voters after the long holiday weekend. Residents can voice their opinion on it before the ...more

Police find a lot of pot on Interstate 84
WILLINGTON — How much marijuana did state police find during a traffic stop on Interstate 84 Wednesday? A trunk load. It all began at 3:04 p.m., when state police Trooper...more


Bobby Unser flashes a big grin while enjoying the activities during Thursday’s practice session at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in preparation for Sunday’s running of the Indianapolis 500. Photo by Andrew J. Griger Jr.
Castroneves shrugs off airborne crash at The Brickyard
INDIANAPOLIS — IndyCar officials continue to search for reasons why Helio Castroneves’ car flipped and landed squarely on its rear wing before it tumbled ...more

Silent bats sink Red Sox
BOSTON — The news that all but sent the Texas Rangers into rebuild mode last season arrived a year ago Friday. First baseman Prince Fielder, baseball’s iron man ...more

Morse leads Mighty Tigers to win
COVENTRY — Patrick Morse earned medalist honors with a round of 44 at Skungamaug River Golf Club as the Windham Tech boys golf team defeated Grasso Tech, 214-242 ...more

Warriors hold off Rockets in Game 2
OAKLAND — The Splash Brothers drowned James Harden just before the buzzer and the Golden State Warriors survived the Houston Rockets, 99-98, to take Game 2 of their ...more

Mets blank Cardinals behind strong outing by deGrom
NEW YORK — While Matt Harvey was off recovering from Tommy John surgery last season, Jacob deGrom, with his leonine mane of brown hair, stepped in and showed...more

State Headlines

Officer gets PTSD deal
NEWTOWN — Police officer Thomas Bean continues to struggle with effects of post-traumatic stress disorder after the Sandy Hook massacre. But one thing the 40-year-old ...more

Rowland free during appeal
NEW HAVEN — A federal judge will allow former Gov. John G. Rowland to remain free on bail while he appeals his convictions for election fraud, conspiracy and obstruction of justice. ...more

Bill creates a new mandate
HARTFORD — A group of high-profile senators is endorsing a controversial bill that would significantly increase workers’ compensation coverage for police and firefighters. ...more

Tesla closer to selling cars here
HARTFORD — Amid charges Connecticut’s franchising laws are antiquated, the House Thurs­­day voted to allow up to three new showrooms selling the electric-powered Tesla automobile. ...more

Bill expands health insurance plan
HARTFORD — Legislation to let cities and towns enroll their employees in the state’s health in­­­surance plan won Senate approval Thursday over the objections of Republicans worried ...more

Police body cam bill might be revived
HARTFORD — Black and Hispanic lawmakers are leading an effort to bring back legislation to mandate police officers in Connecticut wear body cameras and guarantee the public’s right to videotape police in action....more


James Vernon Eidson (Ashford)


A time to honor the ultimate sacrifice
It started with flowers. But before the flowers, there were wars and bloodshed and casualties, many casualties. About 25,000 patriots died in the Revolutionary War that created the United States of America. ...more

Stories that honor the fallen on Memorial Day
Monday is Memorial Day. Many will participate in the annual custom of decorating the graves of war dead with flowers, a tradition that began in 1868. ...more

Letters on Memorial Day, the CARE Act, school budget and character

National / World Headlines

Study finds cold is deadlier than heat
Extreme heat waves like the one that killed more than 70,000 Europeans in 2003 may be the most visible examples of deadly weather, but cold days actually cause more deaths than hot ones, a new study says. ...more

6 Baltimore officers indicted
A grand jury has brought charges against six Baltimore police officers in the death of a black man who suffered fatal neck injuries while in police custody, a case that touched off ...more

Scouts to reconsider gay ban
Boy Scouts of America President Robert Gates said Thursday the group’s ban on adult gay leaders needs to end, taking a step toward dismantling a policy that has caused deep rifts in the 105-year-old organization. ...more

D.C. slaying suspected nabbed
The suspect in the killing of a Washington businessman and three others found in a torched mansion last week was arrested late Thursday, police said. ...more

Afghan military under pressure
KUNDUZ, Afghanistan — The Afghan government has enlisted hundreds of militia fighters controlled by local commanders to battle Taliban militants near ...more

French court curbs Uber use
PARIS — France’s highest administrative court today backed restrictions on unlicensed taxi services in a decision adding to U.S. start-up Uber’s legal troubles....more

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