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The major part of the construction is finally finished on Main Street in Coventry, with local merchants offering mixed views on what the long construction process did for business. / Roxanne Pandolfi | Staff
Village open for business
COVENTRY — Although Main Street still has a few orange construction signs and a waving flagger can occasionally be seen...more

Welcome back Old Man Winter
With the holiday season in full swing, shoppers may venture out in search of the perfect gift this weekend. But while the...more

Tension high, but threats are unfounded at WHS
WILLIMANTIC — Windham High School was on lockdown Friday after yet another threatening note was found, according to Willimantic...more

Mansfield native uses blog, media to inspire teens to follow dreams
MANSFIELD — Everyone starts somewhere, including Mansfield’s Alexa Curtis, who was once just a preteen with a blog. “I...more

Fire department seeks donations to purchase high-tech CPR device
COVENTRY — With the number of cardiac arrest calls up significantly in town, Coventry and the North Coventry Volunteer...more

Case continued for accessory murder suspect
DANIELSON — The Willimantic man accused of aiding his brother in the murder of a Willimantic resident in November 2016...more

School to hold ‘stuff the bus’ drive
ANDOVER — Andover Elementary School will host a holiday collection drive for local families in need. The “Stuff the Bus”...more

SVFD postpones ‘Breakfast with Santa’
SCOTLAND — Scotland Volunteer Fire Department’s “Breakfast with Santa” has been postponed until Dec. 17 from 8 to...more

Sports

Sophomore guard Christian Vital and the Connecticut Huskies host Coppin State today (2 p.m.) at Gampel Pavilion. / USA Today Sports
Gaetano is familiar face
STORRS — How young an assistant coach is Phil Gaetano? Consider this: Earlier this season, when Coppin State — for whom...more

CIAC Football Playoffs
CLASS LL - at Boyle Stadium-Stamford No. 3 Darien vs. No.1 Greenwich, 10 a.m. Monday’s Games CLASS L - At Trumbull No....more

Celtics face quiz in December swing
SAN ANTONIO — Three games in four nights. San Antonio, Detroit and Chicago, beginning Friday night against the Spurs. Marcus...more

Angels win Ohtani
Japenese two-way star Shohei Ohtani has agreed to sign with the Los Angeles Angels, his agent said Friday. The Angels won...more

Bradshaw found his calling at West Point
CHICAGO — While Ahmad Bradshaw was in elementary school on the South Side of Chicago, his mother, Kizzy Collins, was taking...more

Goff, Wentz forever linked
LOS ANGELES—They will be forever linked as quarterbacks selected No. 1 and No. 2 in the 2016 NFL draft. They share the...more

Mayfield leads the list of Heisman hopefuls
Some years the Heisman Trophy announcement drips with drama. In 2015, Alabama running back Derrick Henry edged out Stanford...more

State Headlines

Plea deals offered in neglect case
DANIELSON — Plea offers have been made in a sprawling child neglect case in which five former Danielson residents face...more

Obituaries

No obituaries today
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Opinion

Fire school money is much deserved
The grounds of the Eastern Connecticut Fire Training School in Willimantic only appear to have been destroyed in a natural...more

D11 cannot survive in its current state
I am the chairperson of the current dissolution committee studying issues related to the dissolution of Regional School District...more

One statewide community college: a bargain we can’t afford
The state’s Board of Regents on Dec. 14 will vote on a restructuring recommendation by Connecticut State Colleges and Universities...more

National / World Headlines

Wildfires continue to devestate SoCal
FARIA BEACH/LILAC, Calif. — Armies of firefighters Friday battled an expanding front of Southern California wildfires that...more

Miracle on Wall St.
NEW YORK — Wall Street indexes advanced Friday on the heels of a solid payrolls report for November, locking in expectations...more

Despite ban being lifted, welcome sign not out to refugees fleeing persecution and violence
WASHINGTON — In late October, President Donald Trump lifted a temporary ban on most refugee admissions, a move that should...more

GOP to take aim at social programs
WASHINGTON — Even before completing their overhaul of the U.S. tax code, Republicans in Washington have begun turning their...more

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