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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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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Federal programs can support rural cultural ‘economy’

July 20, 2013 Business Comments Off
Franconia Sculpture Park in Taylors Falls, MN is a jewel amidst the farms and provides an extra economic boost to the surrounding rural communities as well as cultural enrichment to both local residents and visitors from the Twin Cities.  Photo source USDA via Franconia Sculpture Park.

Franconia Sculpture Park in Taylors Falls, MN is a jewel amidst the farms and provides an extra economic boost to the surrounding rural communities as well as cultural enrichment to both local residents and visitors from the Twin Cities. Photo source USDA via Franconia Sculpture Park.

By Chris Beck, Senior Projects Advisor | USDA Rural Development

As rural communities search for new and viable economic approaches, it is becoming clear that one core component of many successful rural communities is the presence of vibrant arts and cultural opportunities.

Last month I had the opportunity to speak about rural arts initiatives and how USDA Rural Development is engaged with local communities and private foundations to provide awareness of our infrastructure programs and how they can assist in supporting local cultural strategies.

At the Americans for the Arts annual meeting I had the honor of representing USDA on two panels where our Rural Development programs were part of the mix.

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Mmmm… fresh blueberries

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

blueberriesPress Release

You are invited to a Blueberry Festival & Breakfast hosted by First Church of Christ Mansfield, CT beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 20. The church is located at 549 Storrs Road (Route 195) in Mansfield Center.

All are welcome! Join us for a delicious breakfast of blueberry French toast, Blessed Blueberry Sauce, home fries, sausage and bacon, fresh fruit and berries, blueberry muffins and coffee and tea.

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Kenneth Parzych May 11 2013

July 17, 2013 Local News, Obituaries Comments Off
Ken Parzych taught at Nicholas College, SUNY Fredonia, and spent 38 years at Eastern Connecticut State University in Windham, CT, ending as professor emeritus.  Photo source: ECSU website

Ken Parzych taught at Nicholas College, SUNY Fredonia, and spent 38 years at Eastern Connecticut State University in Windham, CT, ending as professor emeritus. Photo source: ECSU website

Obituary

Kenneth M. Parzych was a great man. He moved into eternal life on May 11, 2013.

Ken was an amazing husband, father, and Jaju (that’s grandfather in Polish). He was a true example of love and compassion to all who knew him. Ken will be deeply missed by his family and friends, but his life will always be celebrated.

Taught a strong, Polish work ethic by his parents, Stanley and Mafalda of Easthampton, Mass., Ken paid for college by working at a dairy farm and by playing drums in a polka band.

He loved his polka music almost as much as he loved his whoopie pies. While spending a summer as a polka DJ with his son, he was known to refer to the “toe-tapping music” as “Happy Music for Happy People.”

In addition to the occasional polka hop with his wife, Mary, Ken’s favorite past times involved his grandkids and his love for the outdoors. Ken could be found visiting the barns at UConn, where he knew most of the cows by name, and would note, “no trip is complete without an ice cream from the Dairy Bar!”

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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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