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Want to learn about wild edibles?

August 7, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
Chances are you've seen this wild edible - Purslane. It's important when foraging to choose areas that aren't contaminated by automobile traffic or dogs, etc. To learn more about foraging, join a walk in Goodwin Forest on Sunday, Aug. 11, in Hampton, CT.

Chances are you’ve seen this wild edible – Purslane. It’s important when foraging to choose areas that aren’t contaminated by automobile traffic or dogs, etc. To learn more about foraging, join a walk in Goodwin Forest on Sunday, Aug. 11, in Hampton, CT.

Press Release

Join a field tour at the James L. Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center in Hampton, CT from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11 to learn more about what you might find in the wild to add to your salad or spring roll.

Join Naturalist Emma Lorusso and learn about plants and trees that will help you survive in the wilderness, and plants that just taste good.

The tour covers the Haley Native Plants Wildlife Gardens – cultivated gardens – and then explores the wilder parts of the Goodwin Forest property.

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Coming up in August at Mansfield Public Library

August 1, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
Joe Hurley will discuss his book “Ten Million Steps on Route 6, a Fresh Look at America & Americans from Cape Cod to California,” on Thursday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Mansfield Public Library's Buchanan Auditorium.  This program is free and open to the public.

Joe Hurley will discuss his book “Ten Million Steps on Route 6, a Fresh Look at America & Americans from Cape Cod to California,” on Thursday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Mansfield Public Library’s Buchanan Auditorium. This program is free and open to the public.

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Let’s make compost soup

On Friday, Aug. 2 at 2 p.m., there’s some messy fun at the children’s program, “Compost Soup,” presented by the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

Children will learn about compost and soil, and build a “seed bomb” to plant in their own yard or garden. No pre-registration is necessary.  This program is recommended for ages 5 and up.

Because children will be playing with dirt, please dress them in clothes that can get messy!

Natural art

Calling all Teens and Tweens… on Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 2 p.m. for “Sticks and Stones.”  Create something beautiful using objects from nature.

Tasty event

The library’s annual ice cream social begins at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8 on the library lawn. Make your own sundaes and enjoy some fun and games.

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Some changes in roadways around Storrs Center this week

August 1, 2013 Business, Local News Comments Off
Storrs Center - Dog Lane. Photo copyright 2013 Brenda Sullivan

Storrs Center – Dog Lane. Photo copyright 2013 Brenda Sullivan

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According to a notification from the Town of Mansfield, the construction of Bolton Road Extension and Royce Circle in Storrs Center is now substantially complete, and these two streets are open to vehicles.

Also, drivers heading south on Storrs Road/Route 195 may now use the new, four-way intersection of Storrs Road and Bolton Road.

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New leadership at UConn’s Roper Center

July 24, 2013 Business, Local News Comments Off
Paul Herrnson takes over this week (July 22) as Executive Director of the Roper Center, and joins the faculty as a Professor of Political Science. Photo source: Roper Center

Paul Herrnson takes over this week (July 22) as Executive Director of the Roper Center, and joins the faculty as a Professor of Political Science. Photo source: Roper Center

By CTBYTHENUMBERS.info

There is new leadership at UConn’s Roper Center for Public Opinion Research , one of the world’s leading archives of social science data, specializing in data from surveys of public opinion.

The data held by the Roper Center, on the Storrs campus of the University of Connecticut, range from the 1930s, when survey research was in its infancy, to the present. Most of the archived information is from the United States, but more than 50 nations are represented.

In the Roper Center’s role as an archive, it preserves data from polls conducted by many leading survey organizations for the use of researchers, students and journalists. In total, the collection includes responses from millions of individuals on a vast range of topics.

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Missing teenager located

July 23, 2013 Local News Comments Off
Connecticut State Police are searching for a missing 17-year-old girl who may be in Coventry, Manchester or Enfield – Kaytlyn Wasilewski – who was last seen on Saturday, July 20, 2013. Photo source: Coventry CT Police

Connecticut State Police are searching for a missing 17-year-old girl who may be in Coventry, Manchester or Enfield – Kaytlyn Wasilewski – who was last seen on Saturday, July 20, 2013. Photo source: Coventry CT Police

Update July 24: According to an email from Coventry Police Chief Mark Palmer, Kaytlyn has been located; additional details were not available as of this posting.

Press Release

Connecticut State Police are searching for a missing 17-year-old girl who may be in Coventry, Manchester or Enfield – Kaytlyn Wasilewski – who was last seen on Saturday, July 20, 2013.

She is described as a white female with brown hair, 5’7″ and weighing 155 pounds. Police do not have a description of what she was wearing when last seen.

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Future of local water supply is topic of public forum July 29

July 22, 2013 Business, Local News Comments Off
A forum focused on our water supply – including who decides how it’s used – will be hosted by The League of Women Voters of Northeastern Connecticut (formerly the League of Women Voters of Mansfield) and the Connecticut Institute of Water Resources (CIWR) on Monday, July 29 from 7-9 p.m. at the Elks Lodge (lower level), located at 198 Pleasant St. in Willimantic.

A forum focused on our water supply – including who decides how it’s used – will be hosted by The League of Women Voters of Northeastern Connecticut (formerly the League of Women Voters of Mansfield) and the Connecticut Institute of Water Resources (CIWR) on Monday, July 29 from 7-9 p.m. at the Elks Lodge (lower level), located at 198 Pleasant St. in Willimantic.

Press Release

A forum focused on our water supply – including who decides how it’s used – will be hosted by The League of Women Voters of Northeastern Connecticut (formerly the League of Women Voters of Mansfield) and the Connecticut Institute of Water Resources (CIWR at UConn) on Monday, July 29 from 7-9 p.m. at the Elks Lodge (lower level), located at 198 Pleasant St. in Willimantic.

This event is free and open to the public.

The “Regional Water: Where Is It? Who Uses It? Who Decides?” program will be wide-ranging and fast-paced, with three different panel discussions:

  • Regional Water Resources,
  • Regional Water Systems, and
  • Water, Economic Development and Regional Planning

Panelists include water experts from the University of Connecticut, representatives from Windham Water Works, CT Water Company and representatives from the Economic Development Commissions of Windham, Tolland and Mansfield.

Members of each panel will give very brief presentations, with most of the time allotted to answering written questions from the audience.

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Coming up this week…

July 22, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
Gail Wade music on the lawn at Storrs Cong July 22 2013

On Monday, July 22 beginning at 6:15 p.m. enjoy a free concert on the lawn featuring the folk music of the Gail Wade Trio, followed by gifted Carillonneur Isaac Wong and at the Storrs Congregational Church, 2 North Eagleville Road on the UConn Storrs campus.

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Free concert

On Monday, July 22 beginning at 6:15 p.m. enjoy a free concert on the lawn featuring the folk music of the Gail Wade Trio, followed by gifted Carillonneur Isaac Wong and at the Storrs Congregational Church, 2 North Eagleville Road on the UConn Storrs campus. Picnic dinners will be available for $8. Concerts on the Lawn! is sponsored by SCC’s Music Board through the generosity of the Lamb Fund in memory of past UConn carilloneur Jack Lamb. Questions? Call 860-429-9382 or visit http://www.storrscongchurch.org

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Learn how to cut electric costs and enjoy a cookout July 22

July 21, 2013 Business, Local News Comments Off
CTV14 recently taped a very informative interview with C-Tec Solar, the official installer, and a representative of Solarize Connecticut, Kate Donnelly, that can be viewed online at no charge at http://www.ctv14.com   Photo source: Screen shot from CTV14 video

CTV14 recently taped a very informative interview with C-Tec Solar, the official installer, and a representative of Solarize Connecticut, Kate Donnelly, that can be viewed online at no charge at http://www.ctv14.com Photo source: Screen shot from CTV14 video

By Ginny Walton | Town of Mansfield

As Solarize Mansfield-Windham draws to a close, volunteers are planning a solar installation event, an opportunity to see solar arrays installed and to ask questions of the official installer C-TEC Solar, before the July 31 deadline to sign up.

The event is Monday, July 22 from 3 to 7 p.m. at 137 Oxbow Drive in Willimantic.

Due to the strong response by residents in both towns to Solarize Mansfield-Windham, the program has now reached Tier-5 pricing, which is the lowest possible price.

Homeowners who sign contracts through the town-sponsored Solarize program can expect to save thousands of dollars for the solar installation as well as reduce annual electric bills by approximately $1,000, depending on the size of the installed system.

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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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