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, …

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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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Local day camps made a great summer for cancer patients families

October 2, 2013 Business, Local News Comments Off
“Undergoing cancer treatment is a stressful, life changing experience. For those who are caregivers, especially single parents or grandparents, finding childcare during lengthy treatment sessions can be a huge burden.  Having the peace of mind that your children have a safe and fun place to go certainly relieves some of that stress." - Kate Starkey, Oncology Services Manager, Windham Hospital

“Undergoing cancer treatment is a stressful, life changing experience. For those who are caregivers, especially single parents or grandparents, finding childcare during lengthy treatment sessions can be a huge burden. Having the peace of mind that your children have a safe and fun place to go certainly relieves some of that stress.” – Kate Starkey, Oncology Services Manager, Windham Hospital

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Thanks to local summer camps, a group of children whose caregivers are being treated for cancer at Windham Hospital were given free admission to camp this summer.

Working with the hospital’s Cancer Navigation Program, Holiday Hill Day Camp in Mansfield, CT and the Channel 3 Kids Camp in Andover, CT provided full admission to the children – and by doing so, also gave some rest to the adults who are experiencing the physical and emotional stress caused by a cancer diagnosis.

In addition, the Town of Coventry Parks and Recreation Camp and Camp Asto Wamah in Columbia, CT each offered free spaces for children of cancer patients.

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It’s a Big Love story

September 30, 2013 Arts & Entertainment Comments Off
Actors in upcoming production of Big Love at Connecticut Repertory Theatre at UConn. Publicity photo.

Actors in upcoming production of Big Love at Connecticut Repertory Theatre at UConn. Publicity photo.

Press Release

The Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) on the Storrs campus of the University of Connecticut presents “Big Love,” by Charles Mee, opening Thursday, Oct. 3 and playing through Oct. 13 in the Nafe Katter Theater.

Because true love has no conditions. That’s why it’s so awful to fall in love.” – Charles Mee (from Big Love)

Classical drama collides with modern-day excess in Charles Mee’s “Big Love,” a fiercely extravagant adaptation of Aeschylus’ “The Suppliants,” that The New York Times has described as “an MGM musical in Technicolor, a circus and, believe it, a Greek tragedy.”

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UConn fires head football coach Pasqualoni

September 30, 2013 Local News, Sports Comments Off
According his employment contract, UConn will pay Pasqualoni $750,000 “in full satisfaction of all financial obligations of his contract.”

According his employment contract, UConn will pay Pasqualoni $750,000 “in full satisfaction of all financial obligations of his contract.”

Compiled from Press Releases

University of Connecticut Director of Athletics Warde Manuel announced today (Sept. 30) that head football coach Paul Pasqualoni has been “relieved of his responsibilities immediately.”

Also losing his job is associate head coach and offensive line head coach George DeLeone.

“I am making this change in our football coaching staff now as we approach the conference season to see an improved performance from our football program,” Manuel said in a prepared statement.

“I am disappointed in the record of our team thus far, but I am confident that our coaching staff and student-athletes will continue to work hard to improve and that will be reflected on the field of play as we start our American Athletic Conference season,” he said.

According his employment contract, UConn will pay Pasqualoni $750,000 “in full satisfaction of all financial obligations of his contract.”

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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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Are you ready for the state’s new insurance program?

September 19, 2013 Business, Local News Comments Off
ACCESS HEALTH CT insurance exchange Jason Madrak 09-06-2013

Jason Madrak, Chief Marketing Officer for Access Health CT – the entity charged with enrolling Connecticut residents under the state’s new insurance program – was a guest on CTV14’s “Town Talk,” hosted by Brenda Sullivan.

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

As host of the CTV14 governmental affairs program, “Town Talk,” I recently interviewed Chief Marketing Officer Jason Madrak of Access Health CT – this is the entity that is charged with enrolling Connecticut residents under the new statewide insurance plan as part of the country’s Affordable Care Act.

You can watch my interview with Mr. Madrak online by clicking on this link http://www.ctv14.com and then clicking on the Programming tab. In this drop-down menu, choose VOD archives. On the next page, use the drop-down menu on the left (All Folders) and choose “Town Talk” from the bottom of that list.

In addition to the interview with Access Health CT, there’s a very informative “Town Talk” interview with Windham State Rep. Susan Johnson that also simplifies some of the nuts and bolts of what’s on the horizon.

(You can also speak with representatives of Access Health CT at the final Willimantic Third Thursday Street Fest http://willimanticstreetfest.com on Sept. 19, 2013.  Look for their booth.)

Below are comments from Access Health CT Chief Executive Officer Kevin Counihan, issued Sept. 18, on getting ready to launch the sign-up program on Oct. 1, 2013.

This first wave of enrollment will continue until Jan. 1, 2014.

You may have noticed an increase in TV ads urging you to sign up for a company’s insurance plan. You may want to know that unless you are enrolled through Access Health CT, you will NOT be entitled to subsidies (in some cases, 100 percent subsidies).

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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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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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