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University of Connecticut student Addison Silva gets on Dorado to train at the Horsebarn Hill Arena in Storrs on Monday. Photo by Amelia Ingraham.
Family wants killer to stay behind bars
It’s not about their 20-year-old sister Louisa Scott who was on her way to a party in 1980 when Edward Boyle Jr. strangled...more

Teen recognized for saving man’s life
A young hero who saved a stranger’s life at a town celebration last month was given his just due before the town’s top governing body...more

Art school may get new home in Mansfield
An old schoolhouse will soon have a new purpose thanks to a local couple. The Mansfield Town Council unanimously voted...more

Windham spending at a slightly higher rate
Windham Finance Director Christian Johnson is not concerned about the general government and Willimantic Taxing District budgets...more

Small town voters have high-tech options
New technology will greet — and likely help — voters this Election Day at the Willington Town Office building, the only polling station...more

Police mute regarding sex assault, strangulation
A 27-year-old New London resident is facing sexual assault and strangulation charges after being arrested by Willimantic...more

Squirrel brings UConn to its knees
A circuit problem caused by a squirrel in a transformer led officials to cancel some classes as power was knocked out to more than...more

Case against Samuolis continued to December
The Willimantic man accused of murdering his father and shooting and injuring a Willimantic police officer in 2013 will appear in court...more

State police seek twins in bank robbery probe
State police are looking for twin brothers in connection with a bank robbery last month. State police said that there are arrest...more


Ashley Torres slams home one of her eight kills to help lead her Windham Tech girls volleyball squad to a 3-game sweep of Windham High during Monday’s non-league match in Willimantic. Photo by Michael Zaritheny.
Mighty Tigers net 3-game sweep
Sierra Burke finished with seven assists on Senior Day as the Windham Tech girls volleyball team defeated Windham 25-19, 25-23, 25-21,...more

Husky men picked second in AAC pre-season poll
Perhaps the American Athletic Conference’s pre-season men’s basketball poll will function as bulletin-board material...more

Time for a city to shine
Oh, boohoo, Cubs fans. The World Series hasn’t even started yet and I’m already sick of your whining and caterwauling about...more

Broncos cruise past Texans
The lone holdover quarterback from the Denver Broncos’ championship season got the better of the one who got away...more

UConn women sit in familiar perch
The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team was the unanimous pick to win the American Athletic Conference title even...more

Fitzpatrick reclaims starting role with Jets
Ryan Fitzpatrick’s instantly memorable rant Sunday afternoon about how he’s the only one who believes in himself sounded...more

State Headlines

WikiLeaks releases transcript of Bill Clinton’s speech
The latest batch of hacked e-mails published by WikiLeaks includes the transcript of a speech former President Bill Clinton gave at...more

State gets grant to improve solar access
Connecticut is getting a $160,000 federal grant for a three-year effort to increase the number of low- and moderate-income people able...more

Manchester Dem leader labels GOP chair ‘sexist’
The chairman of the Manchester Democratic Town Committee called on his Republican counterpart to resign Monday over a letter...more


Edward Bernard Bigenski (Lebanon)

Robert Hollis Jackman (Storrs)


Sanction Russia for its Syrian war crimes
France’s foreign minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, has foretold an ominous fate for Syria’s largest city: “Aleppo will be totally destroyed by...more

Trump evokes classic anti-Semitic themes
I guess it was only a matter of time before we got to this: Donald Trump has accused Hillary Clinton of leading a global conspiracy of...more

Hemingway taught us to get the words right
Years pass, sometimes decades, in which nothing of lasting interest is published. Ninety years ago, in October 1926, two classics...more

National / World Headlines

Cigarettes can be blamed for 3 in 10 cancer deaths
Cigarette smoking can be blamed for at least 167,133 cancer deaths in the United States in a single year, according to a new report...more

Obama’s mission: Protect legacy and elect Clinton
Something is missing from President Barack Obama’s list. “Progress is on the ballot,” he said at a campaign rally here last week...more

Obama trolls Trump over ‘mean tweet’
President Barack Obama Monday trolled Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump — known for his prolific use of Twitter...more

Four killed on river raft ride
Four people were killed on Tuesday on a river rapids ride at Australia’s biggest theme park, police said, after a malfunction threw two...more

25% hike expected for Obamacare premiums in 2017
The average premium for benchmark 2017 Obamacare insurance plans sold on rose 25 percent compared with 2016...more

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