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Windham and Storrs microgrid power projects could get additional funding

October 30, 2013 Business, Feature, Local News Comments Off
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Oct. 30 that nine towns that are part of a pilot microgrid program, including Windham and Storrs, are eligible for additional funding.

Press Release

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Oct. 30 that nine towns that are part of a pilot microgrid program, including Windham and Storrs, are eligible for additional funding.

The program was launched following recent storms to develop innovative ways to keep critical buildings (police stations, emergency operation centers, shelters, etc.) and commercial centers powered during electric grid outages.

A pilot microgrid program, administered by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, was created under Public Act 12-148 to increase the safety and quality of life for Connecticut residents during electric grid outage situations.

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Police ask your help nabbing would-be burglar

October 30, 2013 Feature, Local News Comments Off
Coventry CT Police on Oct. 30 released this image of a man attempting to break into the Bidwell Tavern. East Lyme and Groton police also have video images of a man matching this description who they say committed burglaries in their towns.

Coventry CT Police on Oct. 30 released this image of a man attempting to break into the Bidwell Tavern. East Lyme and Groton police also have video images of a man matching this description who they say committed burglaries in their towns.

The Coventry Police Department is investigating an attempted burglary at the landmark Bidwell Tavern at 1260 Main St.

Police say a would-be burglar attempted to rob the tavern just before 2 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 25. The man was not successful in gaining entry, but his image was captured by a security camera, police say.

Also, police in East Lyme and Groton are investigating similar break-ins in their towns.

East Lyme Police are investigating a break-in at the Lyme Tavern at about 2 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22.

Police say many of the suspect’s actions were similar to those recorded at the Bidwell.

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Gov. Malloy responds to controversy over UConn sexual assault complaints

October 25, 2013 Feature, Local News Comments Off
“I absolutely support the idea of holding public hearings on UConn’s sexual assault prevention and response procedures,” Gov. Malloy said. Image from the Clothesline Project which supports speaking out about violence toward women.

“I absolutely support the idea of holding public hearings on UConn’s sexual assault prevention and response procedures,” Gov. Malloy said. Image from the Clothesline Project which supports speaking out about violence toward women.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Oct. 25 made the following statement in response to the controversy surrounding complaints filed by UConn students claiming the university failed to responsibly handle their reports of being sexually assaulted.

Legislators are now calling for public hearings on the complaints.

“I absolutely support the idea of holding public hearings on UConn’s sexual assault prevention and response procedures,” Gov. Malloy said.

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Legislators call for hearings on complaints about sexual assault at UConn

October 24, 2013 Local News Comments Off
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Connecticut Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey (D-Hamden) has called for legislative hearings on how UConn handles incidences of campus sexual assaults.

Press Release

Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey (D-Hamden) said today, Oct. 24, that legislative hearings on how UConn handles incidences of campus sexual assaults are warranted, in light of recent allegations by victims.

“Keeping our children safe is a fundamental priority of a university,” Rep. Sharkey said. “Any indication that this is not taking place at our flagship university is unacceptable – we must have a zero-tolerance policy for sexual violence on campus. The recent, unsettling allegations that UConn failed in that responsibility warrant an investigation and public hearings by the legislature.”

Earlier today, Republican legislative leaders also sent out a press release calling for such hearings.

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View a rebroadcast of Mansfield Candidates Night

October 24, 2013 Feature, Local News Comments Off
Screen shot from taping of  Oct. 22 2013 Mansfield Candidates Night online rebroadcast.

Screen shot from taping of Oct. 22 2013 Mansfield Candidates Night organized by the League of Women Voters of  Northeast Connecticut.

Press Release

 

 

If you missed Candidates Night on Oct. 22, here’s some good news – you can watch it online and/or on the local Charter Cable Channel 13.

To watch it via Town Hall Streams online, click on the following link –

 

 

http://townhallstreams.com/locations/mansfield-ct/events/16847/mansfield_ct

You can also catch it when it is rebroadcast on Channel 13 between now and Election Day at the following times:

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UConn President responds to accusations school failed to act on sexual assault complaints

October 23, 2013 Business, Local News Comments Off
UConn President Susan Herbst and Lawrence D. McHug.  File photo

UConn President Susan Herbst and Lawrence D. McHugh. File photo

The following comments were made at the Oct. 23, 2013 UConn Board of Trustees meeting by UConn President Susan Herbst in response to a press conference called Oct. 21 by current and former UConn students – see the related link following this transcript.

“…earlier this week a press conference was held in Hartford that included a group of current and former UConn students who have directed a series of allegations against the university, all revolving around the issue of sexual harassment and assault.

It should go without saying that as an institution, and as individuals, we have nothing but heartfelt compassion for any victim of sexual violence, anywhere. We prioritize campus safety above all else, and I commend any student who is working to raise awareness and to preventsexual harassment and sexual assault.

And we urge any UConn student – or anyone – who has been a victim of sexual assault to immediately utilize the many resources that the university has to offer victims.

Numerous allegations were made at Monday’s press conference regarding specific cases.

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Liverpool comes alive in Studio Theater production of Dead Heavy Fantastic

October 23, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
Stevie (JoojHo Oh) and Frank (Adam Schneemann) in a scene from Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s Studio Works Production of DEAD HEAVY FANTASTIC playing Oct. 24 – Nov. 3. For tickets and information call 860-486-2113 or visit www.crt.uconn.edu  Photo by Gerry Goodstein.

Stevie (JoojHo Oh) and Frank (Adam Schneemann) in a scene from Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s Studio Works Production of DEAD HEAVY FANTASTIC playing Oct. 24 – Nov. 3. For tickets and information call 860-486-2113 or visit www.crt.uconn.edu Original photo by Gerry Goodstein, effects added by HTNP News Editor Brenda Sullivan.

Press Release

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT), located on the University of Connecticut’s Storrs campus, presents Dead Heavy Fantastic by Robert Farquhar as part of its Studio Works Series, from Oct. 24 through Nov. 3 in the Studio Theater.

For tickets and more information, call 860-486-2113 or visit www.crt.uconn.edu

Please note that this production contains mature content.

It’s always been a wild ride in Liverpool, England on a Friday night – you leave the house feeling like a million dollars and return your own poor relation. And that’s how it is for the motley crew in Robert Farquhar’s contemporary comedy Dead Heavy Fantastic as they lurch their way from tentative first drinks to an apocalyptic sunrise, sure in the knowledge that they’re pretty likely to do it all again next week.

Director Scott Ripley says of this story, “Dead Heavy Fantastic melds an incredible night out with the struggle to find your place in the world and the sting of reality. Over one wild ride of an evening, our characters find themselves through bad decisions, self reflection, and the inevitable need to face the consequences of their actions.”

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Mansfield program offers funds for children’s projects

October 21, 2013 Local News Comments Off
Dorothy Goodwin in 1988 being honored by UConn seen here with then-UConn president John Casteen. Photo courtesy of UConn Advance

Dorothy Goodwin in 1988 being honored by UConn-  seen here with then-UConn president John Casteen. Photo courtesy of UConn Advance

Press Release

Mansfield Public Schools is pleased to announce a continuing opportunity for K-8 children who reside in the Town of Mansfield.

The Dorothy C. Goodwin Bequest will fund a number of proposals that promote civic conscience.

Interested students should (1) formally submit a concise and clear project proposal using the application form, (2) receive project approval from the Bequest Committee to receive a grant and (3) complete projects that promote the civic conscience of Dorothy C Goodwin.

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Windham and Storrs microgrid power projects could get additional funding

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Press Release Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Oct. 30 that nine towns that are part of a pilot microgrid program, including Windham and Storrs, are eligible for additional funding. The …

In Mansfield, Get a jump on toy shopping

Over the Rainbow Toys in the East Brook Mall on the Mansfield/Willimantic town line is closing its doors at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, according to an e-blast sent to its customers today.

And between now and Nov. 2, shoppers will receive a 30 percent discount on all in-stock merchandise at the mall location – excluding Lego and Bruder toys.

UConn President responds to accusations school failed to act on sexual assault complaints

UConn President Susan Hebst. File photo.

There are circumstances under which the university should notify a student that another student who may have been suspended or expelled from campus will be returning, if they are returning. It is my understanding that this notification did not take place in a case that occurred three years ago and it should have. This process was corrected. – UConn President Susan Herbst

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