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CT Main Street Center recognizes Storrs Center project

May 7, 2013 Business, Local News Comments Off
This is the third Award of Excellence the Mansfield Downtown Partnership has received from the CT Main Street Center.  Illustration from MDP website.

This is the third Award of Excellence the Mansfield Downtown Partnership has received from the CT Main Street Center. Illustration from MDP website.

Press Release

The Mansfield Downtown Partnership announced today (May 7) that it has received the 2013 Award of Excellence: Economic and Business Development from Connecticut Main Street Center.

The MDP was recognized for its efforts in retaining and relocating Mansfield businesses affected by the development of Storrs Center.

When development of Storrs Center began, there were 25 existing tenants (both commercial and university uses) in the buildings slated for demolition.

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Coventry Farmers Market to pop up at Topmost Farm

May 4, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Business, Local News Comments Off
This Sunday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., visit one of our most beautiful farms when the Coventry Regional Farmers Market goes on tour with our first-ever “Pop Up Market” at Topmost Herb Farm!

This Sunday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., visit one of our most beautiful farms when the Coventry Regional Farmers Market goes on tour with our first-ever “Pop Up Market” at Topmost Herb Farm!

Press Release

This Sunday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., visit one of our most beautiful farms when the Coventry Regional Farmers Market goes on tour with our first-ever “Pop Up Market” at Topmost Herb Farm!

What to expect…

Drive down the dirt road leading to Topmost to find a gorgeous farm and more than 25 of our vendors offering gorgeous asparagus, rhubarb, greens and other spring produce, vegetable plants, eggs, meats, cheeses, artisan foods and more!

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New East Hampton Police Chief is former Mansfield trooper

May 3, 2013 Local News Comments Off
New Police Chief Sean Cox of Mansfield, CT was sworn in at a Special Meeting of the East Hampton Town Council on May 2, 2013. A 21-year veteran of the Connecticut State Police, Cox’s most recent assignment was Commanding Officer of the Governor’s Security Detail for Gov. Malloy.

New Police Chief Sean Cox of Mansfield, CT was sworn in at a Special Meeting of the East Hampton Town Council on May 2, 2013. A 21-year veteran of the Connecticut State Police, Cox’s most recent assignment was Commanding Officer of the Governor’s Security Detail for Gov. Malloy.

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

Approximately four months ago, East Hampton, CT launched a nationwide search for its next Chief of Police to replace longtime Chief Matt Reimondo, who retired in January but then was called back by the town to serve as interim police chief.

After receiving 52 applicants, the town undertook a two-part process running candidates through an oral board of current and former police chiefs and then reviewing the five proposed candidates with a small committee composed of local residents Dale Maynard and Greg Pugatch and Town Council members Kyle Dostaler, Barbara Moore and Sue Weintraub.

The Committee recommended two of the five candidates for Town Manager Michael Maniscalco to review.

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Jeepin for the Cause to benefit Windham Hospital

April 30, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Business, Local News Comments Off
Jeepin' for the Cause, a recreational-Jeep ride sponsored by Capitol Chrysler Dodge Jeep to benefit Windham Hospital, is coming up from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday, May 5. Capitol Jeep has sponsored seven of these popular events and raised more than $43,000 for local charities.

Jeepin’ for the Cause, a recreational-Jeep ride sponsored by Capitol Chrysler Dodge Jeep to benefit Windham Hospital, is coming up from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday, May 5, 2013.

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

Jeepin’ for the Cause, a recreational-Jeep ride sponsored by Capitol Chrysler Dodge Jeep to benefit Windham Hospital, is coming up from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday, May 5.

Capitol Jeep has sponsored seven of these popular events and raised more than $43,000 for local charities.

“We offer three different trails of varying terrain and difficulty to maximize driver challenge and passenger enjoyment,” said Owner/President of Capitol Chrysler Dodge Jeep Scott Lewis.

“These rides are always a lot of fun. Our entire staff gets behind these events and we invite the community to join us on the trails, rain or shine,” Lewis said.

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CT State Police ID suspect vehicle in missing ECSU student case

April 26, 2013 Areawide, Local News Comments Off
State Police have identified a car, a black 2009 Nissan Altima with tinted windows, they say is related to the case of a missing ECSU student in Willimantic, CT.  Photo provided by CT State Police.

State Police have identified a car, a black 2009 Nissan Altima with tinted windows, they say is related to the case of a missing ECSU student in Willimantic, CT. Photo provided by CT State Police.

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

The Connecticut State Police Major Crime and Missing Person Unit Detectives are continuing the search for a young woman reported missing from the Eastern Connecticut State University campus in Willimantic, CT.

Now, State Police Detectives are asking for the public’s help locating a vehicle they say is related to the case – a black, four-door, 2009 Nissan Altima sedan with tinted windows and plate CT Reg 297-ZOY.

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CT Police issue Silver Alert for missing ECSU student

April 25, 2013 Areawide, Local News Comments Off
CT Police have issued a Silver Alert for ECSU student Alyssiah Marie Wiley who they say was last seen April 20, 2013. Photo courtesy of CT State Police.

CT Police have issued a Silver Alert for ECSU student Alyssiah Marie Wiley who they say was last seen April 20, 2013. Photo courtesy of CT State Police.

Press Release

On Wednesday, April 24 2013, Connecticut State Police were contacted by Eastern Connecticut University Police regarding a student reported missing.

The missing student is identified as 21-year-old Alyssiah Marie Wiley (DOB:11/24/92) described as a Black female, 5’6”, about 150 lbs.

Police say she was last seen at ECSU on April 20, 2013.

University Police initiated a case after being told that the student could not be located by friends or family and have issued a Silver Alert.

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You are invited to enjoy World Book Night afternoon event

April 22, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
On Wednesday, April 24, 2013, the International Center at the University of Connecticut co-sponsors a World Book Night/Daytime celebration during the regularly scheduled Coffee Hour at 2:30 p.m.  The public is invited.

On Wednesday, April 24, 2013, the International Center at the University of Connecticut co-sponsors a World Book Night/Daytime celebration during the regularly scheduled Coffee Hour at 2:30 p.m. The public is invited.

Press Release

On Wednesday, April 24, 2013, the International Center at the University of Connecticut co-sponsors a World Book Night/Daytime celebration during the regularly scheduled Coffee Hour at 2:30 p.m.

The public is invited.

Partnering with Laurie Tompkins from the IC, Ruth Hartunian-Alumbaugh will distribute to international students specially-printed copies of her favorite book pick.

World Book Night “officially” is recognized on April 23 but the celebration on the UConn campus is planned for when most students would normally be on campus.

The celebration is at McMahon Hall, 2011 Hillside Road.

Ruth will give out copies of her favorite book from the list of 30 books provided by the WBN event coordinators, The Phantom Tollbooth.

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Fishing season opens – get info here about where to fish in Connecticut

April 20, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News, Sports Comments Off
Approximately 381,000 trout have already been released this spring into 102 lakes and ponds and 200 rivers and streams throughout Connecticut and are awaiting Opening Day anglers. Photo courtesy of CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) 2013.

Approximately 381,000 trout have already been released this spring into 102 lakes and ponds and 200 rivers and streams throughout Connecticut and are awaiting Opening Day anglers. Photo courtesy of CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) 2013.

Opening day of the Trout Fishing Season is Saturday, April 20 and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has the state’s rivers, streams, lakes and ponds stocked and ready.

Approximately 381,000 trout have already been released this spring into 102 lakes and ponds and 200 rivers and streams throughout Connecticut and are awaiting Opening Day anglers.

DEEP’s spring trout-stocking effort began in early March and will continue through the end of May. When spring stocking is completed, DEEP expects to have stocked about 630,000 trout.

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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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