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Gov. Malloy to commemorate funding of Next Generation Connecticut

October 20, 2013 Areawide, Business, Local News Comments Off
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Next Generation Connecticut invests $1.5 billion in UConn to support major expansions across three campuses.

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On Monday afternoon, Oct. 21, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, joined by state lawmakers, UConn President Susan Herbst and other UConn officials, will hold a ceremony in Storrs-Mansfield to celebrate final approval of Next Generation Connecticut.

A major initiative endorsed by more than 100 businesses, Next Generation Connecticut invests $1.5 billion in UConn to support major expansions across three campuses.

This investment is expected to bring thousands of jobs to the state and over the next ten years, catalyze hundreds of millions of dollars in research investment and business activity.

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UConn invites you to view art ‘outside the walls’

October 14, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
View of Storrs Center, while road improvements were underway last fall, as seen through a sculpture on the Storrs Road side of UConn's Fine Arts building. Photo copyright 2012 by Brenda Sullivan, all rights reserved.

View of Storrs Center, while road improvements were underway last fall, as seen through a sculpture on the Storrs Road side of UConn’s Fine Arts building. Photo copyright 2012 by Brenda Sullivan, all rights reserved.

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The William Benton Museum of Art on the Storrs UConn campus holds periodic walking tours to view and discuss examples of art on the campus.

The next “Beyond Museum Walls” walk – open to the public as well as University of Connecticut students, faculty, staff and visitors –

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Public hearing Oct 17 on permit for Storrs Center daycare center

October 12, 2013 Business, Local News Comments Off
The Mansfield Downtown Partnership will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Audrey P. Beck Building (Town Hall), in the Council Chambers, at 4 South Eagleville Road. (Corner of Routes 275 and 195.) The hearing concerns a Zoning Permit application by Educational Playcare for a day care center in Building VS-11 of Storrs Center.

The Mansfield Downtown Partnership will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Audrey P. Beck Building (Town Hall), in the Council Chambers, at 4 South Eagleville Road. (Corner of Routes 275 and 195.)
The hearing concerns a Zoning Permit application by Educational Playcare for a day care center in Building VS-11 of Storrs Center.

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The Mansfield Downtown Partnership will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Audrey P. Beck Building (Town Hall) in the Council Chambers, at 4 South Eagleville Road. (Corner of Routes 275 and 195.)

The hearing concerns a Zoning Permit application by Educational Playcare for a day care center in Building VS-11 of Storrs Center, located on the east side of Wilbur Cross Way, north of Charles Smith Way.

The purpose of the hearing is to receive written or oral comments regarding whether the submitted Zoning Permit application is in compliance with approval criteria for the Storrs Center Special Design District (the Storrs Center Special Design District regulations are available on the Partnership’s website, www.mansfieldct.org/mdp – click on the Storrs Center tab).

The public hearing will include a presentation of the proposed plans.

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E O Smith High School sports recap Oct 11 2013

October 11, 2013 Local News, Sports Comments Off
A recap of E.O. Smith High School game scores and changes to upcoming game schedules.

A recap of E.O. Smith High School game scores and changes to upcoming game schedules.

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The following scores and game schedule updates are provided by casciac.org

Editor’s note: If you are a parent or student interested in writing sports stories for Mansfield Today, please contact me at editor@htnp.com and include the words HTNP Mansfield Sports in your email’s subject line.

Game scores wrap-up

E.O. Smith Junior Varsity Girls Volleyball:

10/07/13 vs. RHAM – L 2-1

10/09/13 vs. Hartford Public – W 2-0

10/10/13 vs. Fermi – W 2-1

10/02/13 vs. Rocky Hill – W 2-0

09/30/13 vs. Tolland – W 2-0

09/23/13 vs. Bloomfield – W 2-0
09/24/13 vs. Windham – W 2-1
09/26/13 vs. Rockville – W 2-0

09/26/13 vs. Rockville – W 3-0

09/16/13 vs. RHAM – L 2-1
09/18/13 vs. Hartford Public – W 2-0
09/20/13 vs. Fermi – W 2-0

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Learn more about rights of special ed students

October 9, 2013 Areawide, Local News Comments Off
At the Oct. 16 meeting, Atty. David Shaw will explain the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (also known as IDEA) and the legal rights conferred to children and parents by this federal law.

At the Oct. 16 meeting, Atty. David Shaw will explain the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (also known as IDEA) and the legal rights conferred to children and parents by this federal law.

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Success Special Education PTO will present, The Legal Rights of Children and Parents Under Special Education Law, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Willington Public Library, 7 Ruby Road.

This talk is open to residents of Willington and neighboring towns.

Success Special Education PTO is a resource for parents and families in Willington, Tolland, Stafford, Ashford, Mansfield and surrounding areas.

It meets monthly at the Willington Public Library. Meetings regularly feature speakers and presentations on topics of interest to parents.

The meeting schedule is posted here  www.successsepto.org

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October blood donors can win propane gift card

October 3, 2013 Areawide, Local News Comments Off
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.

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The American Red Cross encourages all those who can donate to help save lives and support Connecticut’s blood supply.

Thousands of blood donations are needed each and every day to meet the needs of accident victims, cancer patients and children with blood disorders.

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood and the only source is from a generous blood donor.

For many, a blood transfusion can make a lifesaving difference.

Donors during the month of October 2013 will be eligible to win a $200 gift card, courtesy of Suburban Propane. (Gifts and prizes are non-transferable and not redeemable for cash.)

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Local day camps made a great summer for cancer patients families

October 2, 2013 Business, Local News Comments Off
“Undergoing cancer treatment is a stressful, life changing experience. For those who are caregivers, especially single parents or grandparents, finding childcare during lengthy treatment sessions can be a huge burden.  Having the peace of mind that your children have a safe and fun place to go certainly relieves some of that stress." - Kate Starkey, Oncology Services Manager, Windham Hospital

“Undergoing cancer treatment is a stressful, life changing experience. For those who are caregivers, especially single parents or grandparents, finding childcare during lengthy treatment sessions can be a huge burden. Having the peace of mind that your children have a safe and fun place to go certainly relieves some of that stress.” – Kate Starkey, Oncology Services Manager, Windham Hospital

Press Release

Thanks to local summer camps, a group of children whose caregivers are being treated for cancer at Windham Hospital were given free admission to camp this summer.

Working with the hospital’s Cancer Navigation Program, Holiday Hill Day Camp in Mansfield, CT and the Channel 3 Kids Camp in Andover, CT provided full admission to the children – and by doing so, also gave some rest to the adults who are experiencing the physical and emotional stress caused by a cancer diagnosis.

In addition, the Town of Coventry Parks and Recreation Camp and Camp Asto Wamah in Columbia, CT each offered free spaces for children of cancer patients.

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UConn fires head football coach Pasqualoni

September 30, 2013 Local News, Sports Comments Off
According his employment contract, UConn will pay Pasqualoni $750,000 “in full satisfaction of all financial obligations of his contract.”

According his employment contract, UConn will pay Pasqualoni $750,000 “in full satisfaction of all financial obligations of his contract.”

Compiled from Press Releases

University of Connecticut Director of Athletics Warde Manuel announced today (Sept. 30) that head football coach Paul Pasqualoni has been “relieved of his responsibilities immediately.”

Also losing his job is associate head coach and offensive line head coach George DeLeone.

“I am making this change in our football coaching staff now as we approach the conference season to see an improved performance from our football program,” Manuel said in a prepared statement.

“I am disappointed in the record of our team thus far, but I am confident that our coaching staff and student-athletes will continue to work hard to improve and that will be reflected on the field of play as we start our American Athletic Conference season,” he said.

According his employment contract, UConn will pay Pasqualoni $750,000 “in full satisfaction of all financial obligations of his contract.”

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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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