Windham and Storrs microgrid power projects could get additional funding

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 program was launched following recent storms to develop innovative ways to keep critical buildings (police stations, emergency operation centers, shelters, …

Police ask your help nabbing would-be burglar

Also, police in East Lyme and Groton are investigating similar break-ins in their towns.

In Mansfield, Get a jump on toy shopping

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.

Gov. Malloy responds to controversy over UConn sexual assault complaints

“One of the most basic responsibilities of our institutions of higher learning is to keep our young people safe. If they have failed in that responsibility in any way, or if any victim of sexual assault has been treated with anything but the utmost respect, I will be outraged.”

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Want to be an extra at a Storrs Center photo shoot?

May 16, 2013 Business, Local News Comments Off
The Storrs Center development team is having some professional photos taken on Thursday, May 16 – throughout the day – to be used on websites, marketing materials and other promotional uses. Image source: publicdomainpictures.net

The Storrs Center development team is having some professional photos taken on Thursday, May 16 – throughout the day – to be used on websites, marketing materials and other promotional uses. Image source: publicdomainpictures.net

The Storrs Center development team is having some professional photos taken on Thursday, May 16 – throughout the day – to be used on websites, marketing materials and for other promotional uses.

If you’d like to be a part of this, all you have to do is, as the Beatles said, “act naturally.”

According to an email sent by the Storrs Center team:

“Now that the first buildings are completed, trees and sidewalks are installed and businesses and restaurants are open, we’d like to capture the spirit of Storrs Center with new photography.

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Fun Run to support Mansfield Community Playground

May 15, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
You are invited to support the creation of the Mansfield Community Playground by participating in the “5K Fun Run, Walk, or Stroll” on Saturday, June 8.

You are invited to support the creation of the Mansfield Community Playground by participating in the “5K Fun Run, Walk, or Stroll” on Saturday, June 8.

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

You are invited to support the creation of the Mansfield Community Playground by participating in the “5K Fun Run, Walk, or Stroll” on Saturday, June 8.

There also will be races for kids, so it’s fun for the whole family. No pets, please.

Kids’ races will start at 9 a.m. on the E.O. Smith High School track.  The (untimed) 5K will start and end at the Mansfield Community Center, beginning at 10 a.m.

Want a T-shirt to commemorate the event? Then register by May 17. After that date, specific sizes may not be available.

Also on race day, you can make your own footprint tiles that will become part of an art installation in the playground. Tiles are $25 each and must be paid for on race day.

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Paving Storrs Road – Route 195 in Mansfield

May 15, 2013 Business, Local News Comments Off
Milling and paving of Storrs Road (Route 195) – part of improvements being made to this main roadway associated with the Storrs Center development – is expected to begin on Friday, May 17, 2013.

Milling and paving of Storrs Road (Route 195) – part of improvements being made to this main roadway associated with the Storrs Center development – is expected to begin on Friday, May 17, 2013.

Press Release

Milling and paving of Storrs Road (Route 195) – part of improvements being made to this main roadway associated with the Storrs Center development – is expected to begin on Friday, May 17, 2013.

During this work, traffic will be restricted at times to alternating one-lane patterns.

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Flags half staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 15, 2013 Areawide, Local News Comments Off
Peace Officers Memorial in Florida. National Peace Officers Memorial Day is observed annually and corresponds with Police Week.

Peace Officers Memorial in Florida. National Peace Officers Memorial Day is observed annually and corresponds with Police Week.

Press Release

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has directed that U.S. and Connecticut flags be flown at half-staff today (May 15, 2013) in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

National Peace Officers Memorial Day is observed annually and corresponds with Police Week.

“National Peace Officers Memorial Day is an opportunity to honor the service of our brave men and women in law enforcement,” said Gov. Malloy.

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State Police bust ‘marijuana grow house’ in Ashford

May 8, 2013 Local News Comments Off
State Police raided a home in Ashford and seized more than 100 marijuana plants, 2.5 pounds of marijuana pre-packaged for sale, $2,100 in cash, drug paraphernalia and cultivation and packaging material. Photo source: CT State Police

State Police raided a home in Ashford and seized more than 100 marijuana plants, 2.5 pounds of marijuana pre-packaged for sale, $2,100 in cash, drug paraphernalia and cultivation and packaging material. Photo source: CT State Police

Press Release

On May 7, 2013 members of The State Police Statewide Narcotic Task Force – East Field Office with the assistance of Troop C police and the DEA Hartford Office executed a search and seizure warrant at 122 Nagy Road in Ashford, CT.

Police referred to the site as a “marijuana grow house’ and say more than 100 marijuana plants, 2.5 pounds of marijuana pre-packaged for sale, $2,100 in cash, drug paraphernalia and cultivation and packaging material were seized.

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Malloy proclaims National Teacher Day in CT

May 7, 2013 Areawide, Business Comments Off
As a social studies teacher at Berlin High School, David Bosso has been able to enrich his teaching about world history and cultures with trips to Ghana, China, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Japan, and Egypt.  On his blog, Global Wanderings, Bosso writes, "I have a keen desire to not only educate my students about the world around them, but also to learn as much as possible to better inform my own knowledge base."

Social studies teacher at Berlin High School, David Bosso is 2012 Connecticut Teacher of the Year. (See video) He has enriched his teaching about world history and cultures with trips to Ghana, China, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Japan, and Egypt. On his blog, Global Wanderings, Bosso writes, “I have a keen desire to not only educate my students about the world around them, but also to learn as much as possible to better inform my own knowledge base.”

Press Release

Gov Dannel P. Malloy has proclaimed Tuesday, May 7, 2013 as National Teacher Day in the State of Connecticut.

National Teacher Day is part of Teacher Appreciation Week, which is celebrated May 6-10, 2013.

“While today is National Teacher Day, the fact is that the work our teachers do is something that deserves celebration every day,” said Gov. Malloy.

“Improving our public schools is a top priority of my administration, and that includes getting more and better resources and quality professional development to our teachers, so they can prepare the next generation for success in the 21st Century,” Gov. Malloy said.

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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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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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