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Chugging through the autumn leaves

PAWTUCKET - For train enthusiasts or for those who'd rather ditch the car to hitch a ride out of town on a less common mode of transportation, the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council offers its annual Fall Train Excursion. The single-day shindig will see nearly 400 passengers chugging through the Blac

VALLEY BREEZE - 2017-10-17 23:59:59

A Rowdy Congregation Shows Up For Blessing Of Animals

Cindy St. Germain and her two daughters were on their way home from the veterinarian on Oct. 4 with bad news. Their three-year-old border collie, Star, had been diagnosed with a partial tear in her knee. The doctor gave them strict orders to give the animal two weeks of bed rest. If that didn't hel

HARTFORD COURANT - 2017-10-18 14:02:51

The Core Ensemble to perform

A free chamber music theater performance of "Tres Vidas" by The Core Ensemble will be held at noon Oct. 23 at Quinebaug Valley Community College, 742 Upper Maple St., Danielson. A free chamber music theater performance of "Tres Vidas" by The Core Ensemble will be held at noon Oct. 23 at Quinebaug Va

NORWICH BULLETIN - 2017-10-17 19:12:45

First woman to lead American Legion visits local veterans

DANIELSON - Denise Rohan was recently asked if she ever in her younger years thought she'd become first female national commander of the American Legion. "I thought I'd be a princess," she said Tuesday to a crowd of approximately 50 local veterans inside the Danielson Veterans Coffeehouse. Rohan, a

NORWICH BULLETIN - 2017-10-17 22:42:59

'Run, don't walk' to Rosemond visit Thursday, urges reader

LINCOLN - Some tickets will still be available at the door Thursday night, Oct. 19, as family psychologist and Valley Breeze columnist John Rosemond speaks to parents and grandparents at Lincoln Middle School, 152 Jenckes Hill Road, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The school is one mile off Route 146, on Route

VALLEY BREEZE - 2017-10-17 23:59:59

Webster man charged in Oxford baseball bat attack

A 21-year-old Webster man who said he was attacked by an older man with a baseball bat but took the bat from the man and defended himself during an incident in Oxford faces attempted murder and other charges, the Worcester Telegram and Gazette reported. Joseph E. Vancelotte Jr. was arraigned in Dud

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-10-18 00:54:34

Eastern equine encephalitis found in mosquitoes in eastern Connecticut

NEW HAVEN - Eastern equine encephalitis, rarely found in the state, has been confirmed in mosquitoes trapped in the eastern Connecticut towns of Hampton and Voluntown, according to the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. While rare - there are an average of six human cases reported national

THEDAY - 2017-10-18 04:11:00

Mosquitoes in 2 CT towns test positive for EEE

On Tuesday, the State Mosquito Management Program said mosquitoes in two Connecticut communities tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus. The mosquitoes were collected in Hampton and Voluntown on Oct. 5 and Oct. 10. They were positively identified having EEE by the Connecticut A

EYEWITNESS NEWS - 2017-10-17 22:55:00

Dudley Woman's Club meeting is all set for Nov. 9 at Black Tavern

DUDLEY - Dudley Woman's Club will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at The Black Tavern, Center Road, Dudley. Club member Lesa Patrock from Dudley Middle School will review their "Adopt a Child for the Holidays" program and its needs for 2017. Kristin Mayotte of YOU, Inc. will also talk a

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-10-17 15:37:00

New MCAS results reveal a work in progress, education officials say

WORCESTER - They may not seem encouraging, with roughly only half of test-takers across the state earning a score indicating they are meeting expectations. But local and state education leaders said they are seeing positive signs as they digest the results, released to the public Wednesday, from the

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-10-18 11:00:00

2 teens injured in early morning car crash

TOLLAND, Conn. - Connecticut State Police say two 15-year-old youths sustained minor injuries when the 33-year-old car one of them was driving crashed. Troopers responded to the crash in Tolland at about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday and found both teens outside the vehicle, a 1984 Mercedes-Benz. Police determi

THEDAY - 2017-10-18 04:05:00

Hundreds gather in support of Yale student's detained father

Hundreds gathered Tuesday evening on Cross Campus to demand the release of Melecio Andazola Morales, a Colorado resident detained for deportation and the father of Viviana Andazola Marquez '18. With #FreeMelecio projected onto the facade of Sterling Memorial Library, New Haven activists and friends

YALE DAILY NEWS - 2017-10-18 07:00:00

Tolland Road Remains Closed After Crash, State Police Say

A section of Anderson Road in Tolland remains closed after a one-car crash that toppled electrical wires Tuesday night. The road is shut down between Goose Lane and Baxter Street, fire officials said. It remained closed at 6:20 a.m. Wednesday, state police said. According to fire officials, a car st

HARTFORD COURANT - 2017-10-18 10:50:00

Tuesday's Scholastic Sports Scores - Hartford and Tolland Counties

A roundup of results from Tuesday's varsity action involving area schools. Here is a roundup of varsity scores from games played Tuesday involving high schools from Patch towns in Hartford and Tolland counties, as reported to the CIAC. FIELD HOCKEYAvon 3, Farmington 0E.O. Smith 2, East Catholic 1Enf

PATCH - 2017-10-18 03:34:07

Animal blamed for power outage in Auburn, Oxford

OXFORD - Power has been restored to Oxford and Auburn after an "animal contact" caused an outage that left more than 500 homes without power and putting out traffic lights at Routes 12 and 20 during rush hour. The outage was caused by "animal contact" with National Grid equipment, company spokesman

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-10-18 14:08:04

15-year-olds hurt in Tolland accident

TOLLAND - Two 15-year-olds were hurt early today after a car they were traveling in hit a tree, and the driver is now facing charges in connection with the accident, authorities said. According to a state police report, the juveniles, one of whom was the driver, were speeding south on Shenipsit Lake

JOURNAL INQUIRER - 2017-10-17 15:42:00

Gun Range Foes Change Group's Name, Strategy

Keep Griswold Quiet, the grassroots organization fighting the state's plan to build a state police firearms training facility adjacent to Pachaug State Forest, has a new name and a new focus, working on building a legal fund to take the fight to court. While separate anti-gun range groups still exis

HARTFORD COURANT - 2017-10-18 14:01:50

Charlton ZBA ends hearing with no decision on gravel pit

CHARLTON - Hours of testimony at three Zoning Board of Appeals hearings to determine whether Hylka Construction Inc. is operating its gravel pit unlawfully closed Tuesday with indecision. The public input portion of the hearings closed Tuesday and deliberations began for the five-member ZBA. The dec

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-10-18 02:44:26

Creating Community With The Social Network 'Meetup'

Rich and Maureen McNeil are masters at utilizing social media to bring people together. Their Meetup group, "Events Gone Wild," has a robust membership with waiting lines for some of their social gatherings. "We like bringing experiences to people," Rich said. "It brings the community together." T

HARTFORD COURANT - 2017-10-17 14:14:09

Marnie Bourque Paints What Makes People Happy

Getting laid off from Foxwoods in 2013, where she was a GIS technician, was the impetus for Marnie Bourque's foray into painting. The Sterling resident turned her attention from map making to art. While her young daughter went to school, Bourque went to her easel and put color to canvas. Four year

HARTFORD COURANT - 2017-10-17 14:14:34