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Women's Forum of Litchfield to meet Oct. 5; guests to discuss 'Being Your Best Self'

LITCHFIELD - The Women's Forum of Litchfield welcomes all to what promises to be a lively and informative program, "Being Your Best Self" that will be held at the Litchfield Community Center at 421 Bantam Road in Litchfield on Thursday, Oct. 5, beginning at 2:30 p.m. Facilitator Joseph Montebello wi

REGISTER CITIZEN - 2017-09-24 04:45:16

Jean Sands' posthumous poetry collection to be released Sunday in Litchfield

HARWINTON - Before her debilitating illness, poet Jean Sands and her husband, Jack Sheedy, were a writing team. They attended live theater shows and co-wrote reviews. Sheedy, an accomplished journalist, wrote features about anyone and everyone in the greater Torrington area and beyond for The Regist

REGISTER CITIZEN - 2017-09-22 19:15:27

Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident Under Investigation: Naugatuck Police

NAUGATUCK, CT - Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident, which occurred just after midnight Sunday, said Police Lt. Bryan Cammarata. At 12:50 a.m. Naugatuck Police responded to a single motor vehicle collision in the area of 994 May Street. The Naugatuck Valley Collision Investigati

PATCH - 2017-09-24 15:11:43

Republicans Make Desperate Bid to Save Health Care Bill

Republican opposition to the GOP health care bill swelled to near-fatal numbers Sunday as Sen. Susan Collins all but closed the door on supporting the last-ditch effort to scrap the Obama health care law and Sen. Ted Cruz said that "right now" he doesn't back it. In a late bid to win votes and stave

NBC CONNECTICUT - 2017-09-25 04:50:43

McCain's moment: Ailing senator plays spoiler again for GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) - John McCain faced a choice that balanced friendship, party loyalty and his convictions. He made the decision some of his closest advisers expected. Looking at the twilight of his career and a grim cancer diagnosis, the Republican senator from Arizona who prides himself on an indepe

GREENWICHTIME - 2017-09-25 10:03:44

Lawyer: Kushner used personal email for some WH messages

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2017, file photo, White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Kushner, occasionally us

WTNH.COM - 2017-09-25 10:46:38

Cycling safety signs honor local attorney

MORRIS - The Board of Selectmen in Morris recently accepted a donation of 10 roadside cycling safety signs from Cramer & Anderson, given as part of a multi-town initiative to remember and pay tribute to the firm's late partner David P. Burke. Attorney Burke was cycling alongside Bantam Lake on Route

REGISTER CITIZEN - 2017-09-24 04:18:58

Thinking of visiting Tibet? Amdo is one of the best places for first-timers.

For as far as the eye could see, thousands of white tents the size of Winnebagos covered a grassland valley, surrounding a tent as large as a football field. Inside, monks had been chanting along with the lectures of high Tibetan lamas for hours. Outside, some 300,000 Tibetan pilgrims - many of them

THEDAY - 2017-09-24 07:01:00

Letter: Trump and the truth typically far apart

The nonpartisan website Politifact that compares statements to facts and then keeps track of the results found that 70 percent of what comes from Donald Trump are lies. From last August to this August Trump racked up over 1,000 falsehoods! He has become the master of the art of the lie. In a recent

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-09-24 07:07:00

Groups team up for Tunnel Road hike

Steep Rock Association and the Roxbury Land Trust will co-sponsor a 4 -mile hike along Tunnel Road in Washington Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. An Oct. 1 rain date is planned. Rory Larson, SRA's land steward and program leader, and Jamie Curren, RLT's land and property manager will lead the hike

NEWMILFORDSPECTRUM.COM - 2017-09-24 04:48:00

Monarch butterflies might vanish from northwest summers

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) - Children in the northwest might not see the fluttering orange and black wings of a Monarch butterfly on a summer day a few decades from now. A study published recently in the journal Biological Conservation documents the steep decline of the population of migrating monarchs i

GREENWICHTIME - 2017-09-23 07:43:09

Officials to decide fate of peninsula mountain goats

SEATTLE (AP) - In 2010, a mountain goat in Olympic National Park gored a 63-year-old hiker and severed an artery. Then the goat stood over the bleeding man and prevented rescuers from tending to the injury. It proved fatal. The tragic, rare goat attack helped rekindle a dormant battle over the penin

GREENWICHTIME - 2017-09-23 07:43:07

Torrington teacher finds meaning, passion in running as she overcomes medical challenges

TORRINGTON - Samantha Verbickas, an English teacher at Torrington Middle School and Thomaston native, has made a habit of overcoming challenges. She was born with epilepsy, lung disorders, and an inoperable blockage in her heart, which leads to regular arrhythmia. In college, she was told that she

REGISTER CITIZEN - 2017-09-24 09:56:03

'Of course we discussed Trump': Russian-Ukrainian operative explains his emails with Manafort

Paul Manafort's longtime employee, Russian-Ukrainian political operative Konstantin Kilimnik, told Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty that he and Manafort emailed each other "about Trump and everything" during the campaign. Kilimnik's comments came a day after The Washington Post reported that Manafort

REGISTER CITIZEN - 2017-09-22 23:17:25

Connecticut braces for tight vote on health care

BRIDGEPORT - Speaking Friday to a room of two-dozen health care workers, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., encouraged Connecticut residents to lobby red states in opposition to the latest proposal to scrap Obamacare. Later in the day it was reported that Arizona Sen. John McCain would break from his

WESTPORT NEWS - 2017-09-22 22:46:33

Banned Books Week starts Monday; Flubok vaccines available; VFW Post to continue cemetery project; Middlesex County Historical Society plans annual car show

MIDDLETOWN - Banned Books Week is the annual celebration of the freedom to read. For this year's celebration, Middletown's Russell Library, 123 Broad St.,. will have members of the community as well as members of the library staff reading from banned books of their choice. Monday Sept. 25, 5-6 p.m.,

MIDDLETOWN PRESS - 2017-09-23 04:27:17

Torrington native aims to bring beauty to lives of city residents with floral shop

TORRINGTON - City native Melissa Bernard is trying to bring beauty to meaningful moments in the lives of local residents with The Honey Bee Florist and More, located on Main Street in downtown Torrington. Bernard opened the shop July 7, in time for the first week of the Main Street Marketplace, and

REGISTER CITIZEN - 2017-09-24 04:16:10

Torrington Board of Education considers data on full-day kindergarten impact

TORRINGTON - The Board of Education considered the effect of all-day kindergarten on the literacy of Torrington students this week. Assistant Superintendent Susan Lubomski presented scores achieved on the Developmental Reading Assessment by city pre-school students and kindergarteners in recent yea

REGISTER CITIZEN - 2017-09-24 04:09:10

Russians tried to hack election systems of 21 states in 2016, officials say

In preparation for the midterms, some states are ditching electronic voting machines for paper ballots, and it's all thanks to Russia. Nathan Rousseau Smith (@FantasticMrNate) reports. Buzz60 MADISON, Wis. - Russians attempted to hack elections systems in 21 states in the run-up to last year's pres

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 21:00:29

'Regular order' may have just killed GOP's Obamacare repeal. So what is it?

Republicans' last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare is thisclose to being doomed, thanks to two rather vague words: regular order. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., announced Friday morning that he cannot "in good conscience" vote for an Obamacare repeal bill the Senate was planning to vote on next week. It

WESTPORT NEWS - 2017-09-22 20:46:57