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From left, Pam Gunas Crampton, Andrea Lowery Blish, Sharon Sadlon Ross and Jeanne Desautels Dumphy share a warm hello during a 40th eighth-grade class reunion at Horace W. Porter School in Columbia recently. Photo by Al Malpa.
Special reunion for Porter grads
The saying that friends come and go, but true friends last forever must be true. At least that is what three 1976 grad-uates of Horace W. Porter...more

Housing plan in Storrs is on hold
Plans for a massive, multi-unit apartment complex earmarked for University of Connecticut students appear to be on hold...more

Windham approves new fees
After only a few people spoke during a public hearing last week, town council members approved changes to the town’s fee ordinance...more

ECSU targets mental health issues
In an effort to raise suicide awareness and prevention, Eastern Connecticut State University hosted Fresh Check Day earlier...more

Schools get cash for AC, pavement
The town council has approved the use of $45,000 in town funds for the board of education to accommodate a special needs student...more

Minor injuries in apparent hit-and-run in Lebanon
A pedestrian sustained minor injuries after what appeared to be a hit-and-run accident on McGrath Road Sunday evening, Lebanon...more


Third-year head coach Bob Diaco and his University of Connecticut stumbled to 3-5 for the season following a 24-16 American Athletic Conference football loss to Central Florida on Saturday at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. Photo by Al Malpa.
Desperate times for Husky gridders
With the prospects of just one new offensive starter, NFL prospects at all three levels on the defense and experience returning at the kicking...more

Killingly scores TD on last play to stun Whippets
The official elapsed time — tongue firmly implanted in cheek here — of the Eastern Connecticut Conference Division III football showdown...more

RHAM collects big victory
It was a dominating performance on both sides of the ball on Saturday afternoon for the RHAM High football team in a 39-7 Central...more

Mixed bag for soccer teams over weekend
A Stephanie Ribeiro penalty kick beat Temple, 1-0, and kept the University of Connecticut women on course for the regular-season American...more

Berkowsky’s hat trick ignites Warriors
Junior forward Rachel Berkowsky came off the bench to score the fastest hat trick in the 31-year history of the Eastern Connecticut State...more

Weekend hockey roundup
The University of Connecticut women produced a huge third period Saturday afternoon, turning the tables on a previously...more

State Headlines

Blumenthal, Carter clash during debate
In their first and only U.S. Senate debate, Democratic incumbent Richard Blumenthal and GOP challenger Dan Carter tangled Sunday...more

State cuts number of uninsured people
Connecticut has cut the number of insured people in the state by a third since Obamacare launched...more

State identifies possible locations to house juveniles
The state’s child-protection agency, in the process of closing the juvenile jail in Middletown by 2018, has for the first time mentioned sites...more


Matilda (Millie) K. Kramer (Storrs)


We offer these threads, needles
Threads to the organizers and volunteers of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Greater Windham County Oct. 15-16...more

It’s time to legalize and tax marijuana
Legalize it. Regulate it. Tax the hell out of it, and educate our children about it. Speaking as a public health educator and statistician...more

A conservative’s case to vote for Clinton
That Hillary Clinton would make a better president than Donald Trump should be evident to any mammal. Substantiating this assertion...more

National / World Headlines

13 dead after tour bus slams into truck
Thirteen people were killed and 31 others were injured Sunday morning when a tour bus returning from an overnight trip to a casino collided...more

AT&T-Time Warner deal sparks calls for scrutiny
AT&T Inc.’s proposed $85 billion takeover of Time Warner Inc. generated skepticism among both Democrats and Republicans on Sunday...more

Companies urged to use multiple vendors
Companies can reduce the risk from the type of cyberattack that took out major websites on Friday by using multiple vendors for the...more

Disavowed report on domestic terrorism rings true
In April 2009, Daryl Johnson was caught in a firestorm because of a report he wrote at the Department of Homeland Security. It warned...more

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