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Brian Stern, music teacher, works on a bulletin board that will be a replica of the instruments students learn on at North Windham School. School starts Wednesday in Windham./Roxanne Pandolfi photo
Windham schools will face some challenges
WINDHAM/WILLIMANTIC — As they head into a new school year Wednesday, central office and building staffers are looking to...more

Bike trekker needs help to reach goal
STORRS — Storrs resident Michael Beattie — who in March started an ambitious 12,000-mile cross-country journey through 34 states on...more

2-year-old found in city street
WILLIMANTIC — A Willi-mantic resident was arrested this morning after the 2-year-old boy she was babysitting was found riding a tricycle...more

Charcoal ashes torch shed in Hebron
HEBRON — A shed fire on Country Lane Monday afternoon was caused by discarded ashes from a charcoal grill that were being stored...more

Town OKs $45K for school system help
WINDHAM/WILLIMANTIC — The board of finance recently assisted the schools by approving $45,000 in appropriations for a school air...more

Willington’s finance office feted for reporting
WILLINGTON — It’s always nice to be appreciated. The Town of Willington’s finance department was recently publicly appreciated...more

Interns sought for public access TV
WINDHAM — Community Access Channel 192 is currently accepting applications for its internship program, which starts Sept. 13 at...more

Grant arms Hebron with info to study brownfield
HEBRON — The next phase of an environmental assessment of brownfields in Hebron will now take place with the help of grant...more

Mansfield needs a few good men (and women)
MANSFIELD — The town is looking for some good men and women who want to serve their community...more

Willi jail cell project to wait until spring
WILLIMANTIC — Town and police officials plan to wait until spring to begin renovations on the jail cells at the Willimantic Public Safety...more

Sports

Alyssa Thomas and the Connecticut Sun return to the court tonight at Moehgan Sun Arena at 7 p.m. as they host the San Antonio Stars./Al Malpa photo
Unpredictable defines WNBA
A longtime WNBA observer has often rationalized the unpredictable nature of the league thusly — “the most desperate team wins.”...more

Porcello remains perfect at Fenway
BOSTON — Make that 13-0 for Rick Porcello at Fenway Park this season. And he currently has the most wins among everybody, too...more

Long enjoys revival
FOXBORO, Mass. — Chris Long’s revival hasn’t just saved the Patriots defensive front in a time of need. It’s actually yielded a high degree...more

Huskies receive honors
UConn jumped into the thick of the national men’s soccer picture with a pair of opening victories while two Huskies, sophomore Abdou...more

Betts continues to make his case
BOSTON — Xander Bogaerts saw this coming. When Mookie Betts stepped into the batter’s box in last night’s 9-4 win against the...more

Pineda puzzles
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — No pitcher has confounded the Yankees this season like Michael Pineda...more

Villanueva critical of Colin Kaepernick
Alejandro Villanueva said he feels as though he won the lottery three times every time he is paid to play a football game in America. And...more

Isner survives in five-set marathon
NEW YORK — All this fuss about a roof at the U.S. Open, but the most significant consideration on the tournament’s first day may have...more

Djokovic struggles through opener
NEW YORK — Novak Djokovic opened the defense of his U.S. Open title with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 win over Jerzy Janowicz on Monday, but...more

Cespedes sends the fans home happy
NEW YORK — Exhausted, their aching roster again stretched to the limit, the Mets gathered at home plate to celebrate the improbable...more

State Headlines

Drought has not been kind to state’s trees
The lack of rain in Connecticut over the past several years has Eversource Energy crews looking for trees near the company’s distribution...more

Blumenthal: Mylan must make EpiPen cheaper
Amid a growing controversy over drug costs, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says a decision announced Monday by a drug...more

BevMax joins in liquor price busting
Less than a week after one liquor store chain filed a federal lawsuit to overturn the state’s minimum pricing requirements, a second chain...more

Obituaries

Tina Marie (nee Brown) Coffey (GALES FERRY)

Eleanor V. DeMarchi (WILLIMANTIC)

Opinion

U.S. needs leaders on cybersecurity
In a presidential campaign where each turn seems to bring some twist that’s never been seen before, the biggest unprecedented...more

Hypocrisy on golf is totally out of bounds
One of the most exhausting things about politics is a mindset that says “scandal for thee, but not for me.”...more

Letters on UConn 'Faculty Row' houses; WCMH emergency room service; Willimantic development; Social Security; and Ashford's Tremko House
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National / World Headlines

Prehistoric ‘Lucy’ fell to her death
AUSTIN, Texas — It’s the coldest case in science and it may have just been cracked. Forty years after researchers discovered Lucy...more

U.S. hits goal to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees
WASHINGTON — The U.S. hit its goal of taking in 10,000 refugees from Syria on Monday, a month ahead of the deadline set by President...more

Gene Wilder, star of ‘Willy Wonka,’ dies at 83
In 1963, Gene Wilder was starring alongside Anne Bancroft in one of his first major stage roles, a Broadway production of “Mother Courage...more

Huma Abedin, Anthony Weiner to split after another sexting scandal
WASHINGTON — Before any of former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner’s creepy sexting came to light, his wife had attracted unwanted attention for...more

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