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Windham Hospital to host “Be the Match” bone marrow drive

April 18, 2013 Local News Comments Off
At least 70 percent of patients awaiting a bone marrow transplant don’t have a donor in their family.

At least 70 percent of patients awaiting a bone marrow transplant don’t have a donor in their family.

Press Release

Windham Hospital is teaming up with the National Marrow Donor Program and Hartford HealthCare to help give hope to patients with leukemia and other life-threatening diseases.

The hospital will host the “Be the Match” bone marrow registry on Tuesday, April 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bernard Desrosier room on the third floor of the hospital.

Thousands of patients with blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma, sickle cell and other life-threatening diseases need a bone marrow transplant.

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You are invited to hop and jump over to the Mansfield Public Library

April 17, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off

This special event for pre-schoolers at Mansfield Public Library will include some outside fun with dance and movement, craft and drawing activities, and a creative snack station.

This special event for pre-schoolers at Mansfield Public Library will include some outside fun with dance and movement, craft and drawing activities, and a creative snack station.

Press Release

Coming up on Saturday, April 20, Mansfield’s first ever “One Book” event for pre-school children, from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Buchanan Auditorium (Route 89).

Children and their families and friends are invited to a celebration that includes Jeff Smithson’s interactive reading of “Hop, Hop, Jump,” by Lauren Thompson   and some outside fun with dance and movement, craft and drawing activities, and a creative snack station.

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UConn athletes to model ‘rebranded’ Husky logo uniforms

April 17, 2013 Local News, Sports Comments Off
For the public, the new UConn graphics also will be debuted on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in Gampel Pavilion.  That event will feature UConn student-athletes wearing new uniforms and apparel and the new UConn football helmet design will be unveiled. Image courtesy of UConn Athletics

For the public, the new UConn graphics also will be debuted on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in Gampel Pavilion. That event will feature UConn student-athletes wearing new uniforms and apparel and the new UConn football helmet design will be unveiled. Image courtesy of UConn Athletics

The University of Connecticut will host a media opportunity with Director of Athletics Warde Manuel on Thursday, April 18, 2013 as UConn formally introduces its new “graphic identity” program for athletics.

For the public, the new UConn graphics also will be debuted on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in Gampel Pavilion.  That event will feature UConn student-athletes wearing new uniforms and apparel and the new UConn football helmet design will be unveiled.

Athletes who will model UConn’s new look include:

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Groundbreaking celebrates new UConn Basketball Development Center

April 16, 2013 Local News, Sports Comments Off
UConn officials and friends celebrate the groundbreaking for the university’s new Basketball Development Center.  (L-R) UConn supporter Sonny Whalen; UConn President Susan Herbst;  UConn Board of Trustees Chair Larry McHugh;  Rosalind Shenkman; UConn Foundation Board of Directors Chair Mark Shenkman; UConn Supporter Peter Werth; UConn Husky Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis; UConn Husky Ryan Boatright; UConn Athletics Director Warde Manual; UConn Coach Kevin Ollie, UConn Coach Geno Auriemma, and UConn Board of Directors Member Robert Skinner. Contributed photo.

UConn officials and friends celebrate the groundbreaking for the university’s new Basketball Development Center. (L-R) UConn supporter Sonny Whalen; UConn President Susan Herbst; UConn Board of Trustees Chair Larry McHugh; Rosalind Shenkman; UConn Foundation Board of Directors Chair Mark Shenkman; UConn Supporter Peter Werth; UConn Husky Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis; UConn Husky Ryan Boatright; UConn Athletics Director Warde Manual; UConn Coach Kevin Ollie, UConn Coach Geno Auriemma, and UConn Board of Directors Member Robert Skinner. Contributed photo.

Press Release

Official groundbreaking ceremonies for a dedicated, new practice facility for the University of Connecticut’s championship men’s and women’s basketball programs were held Tuesday (April 16) on the site of the facility’s home behind Gampel Pavilion on the Storrs campus.

The event, which occurred a week after the Huskies brought home their eighth national title, tying Tennessee for the most wins in women’s basketball history, was attended by officials from the University, the UConn Foundation, by alumni and donors and by several present and former players, as well as students.

“This is a landmark day for UConn,” said UConn President Susan Herbst.  “Our coaches and athletes have made UConn basketball the envy of the nation.  They earned this facility with their hard work and their dedication.”

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CT Police make sexual assault arrest in Mansfield

April 16, 2013 Local News Comments Off

CT STATE POLICE LOGO 2012Connecticut State Police report that on April 15, 2013 at approximately 11:45 p.m., Troop C Tolland received a 911 call from a resident on Eagle Court in Mansfield (Storrs), CT.

Police say the caller claimed a female was outside of his residence suffering from severe multiple injuries.

Police say the female victim suffered from multiple injuries. She was treated by EMS at the scene, transported by ambulance to Windham Hospital and transferred by helicopter to Hartford Hospital where she is currently in stable condition.

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CT DEEP Commissioner to demonstrate electric-vehicle service at Storrs Center

April 15, 2013 Business, Local News Comments Off
CT DEEP Commissioner Esty is expected to charge his Chevy Volt at one of the stations – there are four Level 2 retractable electric charging stations – and a Hertz car-share program will be introduced.

CT DEEP Commissioner Esty is expected to charge his Chevy Volt at one of the stations – there are four Level 2 retractable electric charging stations in the Mansfield Garage – and a Hertz car-share program will be introduced.

By Brenda Sullivan, HTNP News Editor

Connecticut Connecticut DEEP Commissioner Dan Esty is expected to join Mansfield Mayor Betsy Paterson and other local dignitaries beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16 to tour the Storrs Center development.

The visit is meant to highlight energy and pro-environment aspects of the development, including electric vehicle charging stations for the public.

Commissioner Esty was originally scheduled to visit Storrs Center and talk about the electric-vehicle leasing service on March 19, but that visit was rescheduled because of bad weather.

His April 16 visit begins at the Storrs Center Parking Garage and then moves to the businesses on Dog Lane.

The lower level of the parking garage features electric vehicle charging stations for the public. Commissioner Esty will park his Chevy Volt and connect it to a charger.

There are four, Level-2 retractable electric charging stations – and a Hertz car-share program will be introduced.

This demonstration will be followed with a speaking program on the sidewalk along Dog Lane, outside of retail shops and restaurants. (In the event of rain, the group will move inside the Dog Lane Café).

A reception will follow at Dog Lane Café.

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Learn about local folks during the Civil War

April 12, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
Frank Niederwerfer, who lives in South Windsor, is a Civil War historian and a member of the 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Reenacting Unit.  He will give a talk at the Willington Library on April 25 2013. Facebook photo

Frank Niederwerfer, who lives in South Windsor, is a Civil War historian and a member of the 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Reenacting Unit. He will give a talk at the Willington Library on April 25 2013. Facebook photo

There’s more to the Civil War than what we learned from “Gone with the Wind.”

In fact, many New Englanders played important, if not always dramatic roles.

You can learn more at a program on the subject presented by Civil War historian Frank Niederwerfer at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 at the Willington Public Library at 7 Ruby Road.

The program is hosted by the Willington Historical Society.

Niederwerfer, who lives in South Windsor, is a Civil War historian and a member of the 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Reenacting Unit.

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Share your lovely locks, help a woman in need

April 12, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
Eastern Connecticut State University’s People Helping People (PHP) student club, in collaboration with Pantene Beautiful Lengths, invites you to a hair-donation event from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 29 in the Betty R. Tipton Room in the Student Center.

Eastern Connecticut State University’s People Helping People (PHP) student club, in collaboration with Pantene Beautiful Lengths, invites you to a hair-donation event from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 29 in the Betty R. Tipton Room in the Student Center.

Eastern Connecticut State University’s People Helping People (PHP) student club, in collaboration with Pantene Beautiful Lengths, invites you to a hair-donation event from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 29 in the Betty R. Tipton Room in the Student Center.

All donated hair will be made into wigs for cancer patients. The public is invited.

For those interested in donating, hair must be…

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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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