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Soaking up sun on a warm afternoon Wednesday at Eastern Connecticut State University on a ledge by the library are, from left to right, senior Nick Levine and juniors Greg Vetter, Tim Chisholm and David Baker. Photo by Roxanne Pandolfi.
Uconn reducing student fees
STORRS — Many University of Connecticut students may breathe a sigh of relief when they look at their fee bills for the...more

Wild things are headed to UConn
STORRS — Wild things will soon arrive at the University of Connecticut. No, the campus isn’t being overrun with lions...more

Band shell gets support from BOF, town council
WILLIMANTIC — Both the Windham Town Council and board of finance have showed support this week for the Jillson Square band...more

Windham town manager outlines budget goals for 2018-19
WINDHAM/WILLIMANTIC — The long process toward an approved spending plan for 2018-19 began in earnest this week, with the...more

Forum to look at school building issues
MANSFIELD — Residents are invited to two upcoming community engagement events regarding Mansfield Public Schools’ plans...more

Coventry hires lawyer in fight against opioids
COVENTRY — The town council has authorized the hire of special counsel to assist the town in its participation in a lawsuit...more

Grant to fund new LMS greenhouse
LEBANON — Plans are moving forward to build a greenhouse at Lebanon Middle School using a $39,000 grant recently awarded...more

Church to host silent movie fundraiser
HAMPTON — The Hampton Congregational Church once again brings back the golden age of the screen with its annual Soups ‘N’...more

Sports

Parish Hill’s Zach Mihok controls the ball out on the perimeter as Jordan Balogh of Windham Tech defends during Wednesday night’s boys basketball match-up between the pair of local rivals in Willimantic. Photo by Mike Zaritheny.
Parish Hill collects 15th victory
WILLMANTIC — The final Jeopardy answer? This many teams have held the Windham Tech boys basketball team under 60 points...more

Penders likes what he sees
University of Connecticut baseball coach Jim Penders liked a great deal of what he saw on opening weekend but he admits what’s...more

Husky skaters look to pounce
The University of Connecticut hosts UMass tonight at the XL Center (7:05 p.m., ESPN3, WHUS 91.7-FM) in what might the most...more

Bulldogs fall in ECC title game
CENTRAL VILLAGE — Victoria Beckwith and Hailey Tompkins were named to the all-tournament team for the Lyman Memorial girls...more

High School Schedule
Today’s Games BOYS BASKETBALL ECC Tournament Quarterfinals All start at 6 p.m. Division II No. 5 Lyman Memorial at No.4...more

Girls Basketball state tournament pairings
All at 7 p.m. unless noted CLASS LL Monday’s Games First Round Upper Bracket No. 32 Bristol Eastern at No. 1 New London...more

Sister act catapults U.S. to gold
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The long wait is over for the U.S. women’s Olympic hockey team. Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson...more

Polley is making waves
CINCINNATI — Over UConn’s first 25 games this season, freshman Tyler Polley put up 23 3-pointers and made just six. Over...more

Huskies romp in the Bayou
NEW ORLEANS — In the midst of the latest first-quarter University of Connecticut women’s basketball blitz on Wednesday...more

State Headlines

Connecticut high schoolers organizing for gun control
Hartford Courant High school students in Connecticut are joining classmates around the country to press Congress to adopt...more

Gun owner destroys pistol
Amanda Meyer really liked her handgun, yet she hacked it apart late last week following the deadly school shooting in Florida....more

Passenger levels up at Bradley Airport
WINDSOR LOCKS — Bradley International Airport last year saw its largest annual growth in passenger traffic since 2014,...more

No clear leaders in race for governor
With less than nine months before Election Day, a new poll shows there is still no clear front runner in the crowded race...more

Local student claims threat was a prank
COLCHESTER — A former Bacon Academy student was arrested Tuesday and is facing charges after police said he made a threatening...more

Poll shows strong support for national popular vote
A new poll of Connecticut voters shows strong support for the national popular vote. The survey of 1,202 voters was commissioned...more

Whiffenpoofs all-male no more
The Whiffenpoofs, which on Feb. 1 announced they would consider accepting singers of any gender — as did the all-female...more

Obituaries

Earl C. Nye
Earl C. Nye, 93, of Willimantic, CT passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on February 19, 2018...more

Opinion

Don’t give up on dream of garage
When it comes to plans for a downtown Willimantic parking garage, the cynic might say, “Excuse me, but we’ve heard about...more

Douglas students offer America hope
Just listen to them. They’re so remarkable. They’re Ariana Ortega, at the funeral of her friend Alexander Schatcher,...more

When the radical agenda meets immigration
Liberal Democrats don’t like the broad term illegal immigrants, so the joke goes, as they much prefer to think of them...more

National / World Headlines

Trump considers arming teachers
WASHINGTON/TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Students galvanized by the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school confronted lawmakers...more

Mueller files more charges in probe
WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed new charges in the case against one-time Trump campaign chairman...more

Less protection for whistleblowers
Lawmakers had said they wanted to break the “corporate code of silence” that prevented employees from revealing wrongdoing...more

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