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Willington man killed in motorcycle crash

September 24, 2013 Local News Comments Off

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

Connecticut State Police Troop C report that 58-year-old Kemp Stewart of Willington was killed when his motorcycle hit a deer this morning. Photo source: Facebook

Connecticut State Police Troop C report that 58-year-old Kemp Stewart of Willington was killed when his motorcycle hit a deer this morning. Photo source: Facebook

Connecticut State Police Troop C reports that a 58-year-old Willington man was killed early this morning (Sept. 24) after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a deer.

The accident took place about 6:40 a.m. on Potter School Road, which is also listed on the police report issued by Officer Bruce Taylor Jr. as the same street where the victim, Kemp B. Stewart Jr., lived, at 79 Potter School Road.

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Sports scores for EO Smith Sept 10-20 2013

September 20, 2013 Local News, Sports Comments Off

soccer sepia image - kicking soccer ball Wiki CommonsThe following scores are provided by casciac.org

E.O. Smith Varsity Girls Soccer – 09/20/13 vs. Fermi – W 3-0

E.O. Smith Varsity Girls Soccer – 09/18/13 vs. Hartford Public – W 6-0

E.O. Smith Varsity Boys Soccer – 09/18/13 vs. Hartford Public – W 2-1

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EO Smith presents Still Life with Iris

September 20, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
Mark your calendars… “Still Life with Iris,” a full-length family friendly show, will be performed in October by the talented actors of the award-winning E.O. Smith Drama Club in Storrs/Mansfield, CT.

Mark your calendars… “Still Life with Iris,” a full-length family friendly show, will be performed in October by the talented actors of the award-winning E.O. Smith Drama Club in Storrs/Mansfield, CT.

Press Release

Mark your calendars… “Still Life with Iris,” a full-length family friendly show, will be performed in October 2013 by the talented actors of the award-winning E.O. Smith Drama Club, directed by Lenore Grunko.

“Still Life with Iris,” by Steven Dietz, is a fantastical adventure that centers on a young girl’s search for home.

Iris lives with her mother in the land of Nocturno – a magical place in which workers make, by night, all of the things we see in the world by day.

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Connecticut Water refutes criticisms of UConn water plan

September 18, 2013 Business, Letters to Editor, Local News Comments Off
Connecticut Water CEO Eric Thornburg was a guest on CTV14s "Town Talk" regarding UConn's future water needs.

Connecticut Water CEO Eric Thornburg was a guest on CTV14′s “Town Talk,” regarding UConn’s future water needs.

Letter to the Editor

Editor’s note: The following is a rebuttal to a Letter to the Editor published by HTNP News on Aug. 8, 2013 by Atty. Halloran, counsel for the Metropolitan District Commission, “UConn water plan is short-sighted.”

Connecticut Water Company is pleased it was chosen by the University of  Connecticut Board of Trustees, following an Environmental Impact Evaluation (EIE), to bring additional water supply to the university and the Town of Mansfield to serve the community’s long-term water needs.

The comprehensive EIE process undertaken by the town and university clearly demonstrates that the Connecticut Water proposal is the most economically sound, financially responsible option, with the least environmental impact.

As important, the option is deemed to be the most consistent with Connecticut’s state Plan of Conservation and Development.

The parties are now engaged in preparing the necessary agreements and plans to implement this important public-private partnership.

Connecticut Water will continue to serve our customers and easily provide for the projected water supply needs of the university and the Mansfield area.

These needs, estimated to peak at 2.2 million gallons of water per day (mgd) over the next 50 years, will come from our Shenipsit Lake Reservoir, which has a capacity of 5 billion gallons of water, a registered diversion of 15 mgd and an approved safe yield of 10 mgd.  These water supply reserves far exceed the company’s average daily reservoir withdrawal of 4 mgd.

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Meet new Mansfield state rep

September 18, 2013 Business, Local News Comments Off
After the recent redistricting, State Rep. Linda Orange now represents most of the town Colchester, Lebanon, part of Mansfield and part of Windham.

After the recent redistricting, State Rep. Linda Orange now represents most of the town Colchester, Lebanon, part of Mansfield and part of Windham.

Press Release

State Reps. Susan Johnson (D-Windham) and Linda Orange (D-Colchester) will hold an open meeting with constituents from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26 in the main meeting room at Windham Town Hall 979 Main St., Willimantic.

“I look forward to hearing people’s thoughts and concerns about state government,” Rep. Johnson said. “When constituents share their ideas, we can be more effective legislators.”

“It is always a joy to meet constituents,” Rep. Orange said. “I look forward to the opportunity to speak with you one-on-one.”

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Two killed in Route 44 crash

August 21, 2013 Local News Comments Off

yellow-tape-500pixelsCoventry Police reported today (Aug. 21) that two people were killed this morning in a one-car crash on Route 44.

The accident was reported at 1:37 a.m., according to police, and occurred on Route 44 west of North River Road.

Police identified the victims of the crash as 25-year-old Jessica Clark of Brigham Tavern Road, Coventry and 20-year-old Walter Parsell of Timber Lane, Willington.

In the statement released by Coventry Police, they state, “We extend our sympathies to the families and friends of the victims of this tragic accident.”

Police say the vehicle, a 2000 Honda Civic, was being driven east on Route 44 when it left the road and struck a utility pole.

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BBQ and Klezmer – what a combo!

August 21, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
Klezmenschen band. Photo source: YouTube video screen shot.

Klezmenschen band. Photo source: YouTube video screen shot.

Press Release

Come join Temple Bnai Israel on Sunday, Aug. 25 for their 2nd annual summer BBQ – with special guests Klezmenschen!

Admission is $10 each for adults, $5 each for children

The fun begins at 4 p.m. at the Temple at 345 Jackson St. in Willimantic.

Posted August 21, 2013

Related link: “Klezmer Music in a Few Words” http://borzykowski.users.ch/EnglMCKlezmer.htm

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Get a good shine on for a good cause

August 16, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off

car-washPress Release

Get your dusty car down to the car wash between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 17 at the North Eagleville Fire house on the corner of Routes 32 (heading toward UConn) and 275 (South Eagleville Road) in Mansfield, CT.

Proceeds benefit the Edwin O. Smith High School choral students who are heading to Carnegie Hall to perform next spring.

It takes MORE than practice to get to Carnegie Hall!

It’s only $7 each for cars, or $10 for trucks and SUVs.

Posted August 16, 2013

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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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