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Connecticut man killed in Coventry motorcycle crash

COVENTRY, R.I. (WPRI) - Coventry police on Monday identified the victim of a fatal motorcycle crash that happened over the weekend. Dennis Charpentier, 46, of Hampton, Connecticut, was driving his motorcycle on Flat River Road at Gillespie Court just before 3 p.m. Saturday when the crash occurred. P

WPRI - 2017-09-18 21:15:28

Textile Museum Channels The True Spirit Of Labor Day

For several years now, the Windham Textile and History Museum has channeled the true spirit of Labor Day, by reenacting a famous strike from history. This year's event focused on the American Thread Company strike of 1925, which took place locally in Willimantic. The strike involved 2,200 local wor

HARTFORD COURANT - 2017-09-19 14:05:24

Historical Society, Militia Collaborate On Revolutionary War Encampment

The Lebanon Historical Society and Ye Old Lebanon Town Militia collaborated on a Revolutionary War Encampment, held over the weekend of Sept. 9 and 10 on the grounds of the Historical Society Museum. The event included cannon and musket firing, cooking demonstrations, a "recruiting" event for childr

HARTFORD COURANT - 2017-09-19 13:48:00

Common Core Used Widely, Despite Continuing Debate

Common Core sought to bring scholastic standards to the same high level nationwide, but quickly became controversial when the Obama administration offered states federal dollars to nudge them to adopt it Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP, File In this Aug. 29, 2017, file photo, Turner Elementary School Princip

NBC CONNECTICUT - 2017-09-19 15:26:17

States ask insurers to prioritize non-opioid pain treatment

(AP) - Attorneys general representing the majority of states asked health insurers Monday to encourage pain treatment through means other than prescriptions for opioid painkillers, which are responsible for tens of thousands of deaths a year in the U.S. The top government lawyers in 39 states signed

WTNH.COM - 2017-09-19 20:43:36

Colleges push back against state budget

DANIELSON - The Board of Regents for Higher Education has adopted a spending plan that assumes the state will not end up with the budget approved by the General Assembly over the weekend. Instead, meeting at Quinebaug Valley Community College on Tuesday, the panel which oversees four state universit

NEW HAVEN REGISTER - 2017-09-19 16:49:52

UConn's president calls budget cuts "disheartening and sad"

The University of Connecticut's president has made it clear that the Republican state budget would be devastating to the school. Now that state lawmakers have approved it, president Susan Herbst addressed its potential ramifications on Tuesday, calling cuts "disheartening and sad." Herbst was joined

EYEWITNESS NEWS - 2017-09-19 19:07:00

Coventry to determine how to repair span: Jones Crossing Road bridge may have mineral linked to crumbling foundations

COVENTRY - The Town Council voted unanimously Monday to allocate $25,000 toward determining how to repair the bridge on Jones Crossing Road, parts of which have crumbled due to some of its concrete being suspected of containing pyrrhotite, the same mineral causing foundations of homes and businesses

JOURNAL INQUIRER - 2017-09-19 16:37:00

Coventry man accused of putting envelope with white powder in bank deposit box

Coventry police on Monday arrested Robert Lien, 60, of 745 Merrow Road, Coventry in connection with placing an envelope filled with a white powder substance into the night deposit box at Key Bank on Main Street last May, police said.Coventry Police Department COVENTRY - A 60-year-old man was charged

JOURNAL INQUIRER - 2017-09-19 16:32:00

Season Opens At The Packing House

Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art and Performance, Inc., known as EC-CHAP, is a large umbrella under which many marvelous things are happening - from concerts by world-class performers to dance, film, and history. The nonprofit organization is located at The Mill Works, in Willington. Wi

HARTFORD COURANT - 2017-09-19 13:59:54

Flea Market Offers Something For Every Interest

The annual Willington Flea Market, held on the first Saturday following Labor Day, is a mainstay of the town, as much a social event as a fundraiser for the Federated Church of Willington. The market's 55th year was held on the green on Sept. 9 and featured a selection of antiques and collectibles,

HARTFORD COURANT - 2017-09-19 13:57:25

What: "God of Carnage" by Yasmina Reza. Translated by Christopher Hampton. Directed by Regge Life

LENOX - At first glance, Devon Drohan's at once spare and full setting for Shakespeare & Company's expertly acted and directed production of "God of Carnage" doesn't look like a playground, let alone a place for a good old-fashioned junkyard brawl. With its trendy brick wall, sleek contemporary fur

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2017-09-19 15:00:31

Beating death victim's family tells killer: You stole him from us

NEW LONDON - For a second day, family members of Anthony Hamlin faced one of his killers in court and unleashed the pain and raw sense of loss they've felt for more than 10 years, ever since Hamlin was found beaten to death in a Ledyard field. "You stole him from us," Hamlin's cousin, Danielle Haml

NORWICH BULLETIN - 2017-09-19 23:25:50

Three Rivers To Examine If Hatred, Violence Is The New Norm in American Society

NORWICH, CT - Discuss hatred and violence in America and more at a two-part forum entitled "Is Hatred and Violence the New Norm in American Society?" being held at Three Rivers Community College this month. Both events are free and open to the public, according to a release. The forum will be held T

PATCH - 2017-09-19 19:56:15

Furniture Bank of Southeastern Connecticut receives grant

The Charter Oak Foundation recently awarded a $1,000 grant to the Furniture Bank of Southeastern Connecticut to purchase beds for Norwich families in financial need. The Charter Oak Foundation recently awarded a $1,000 grant to the Furniture Bank of Southeastern Connecticut to purchase beds for Norw

NORWICH BULLETIN - 2017-09-19 22:00:00

New LED parking lot lights at Dodd Stadium will save money

Norwich - Norwich Public Utilities, the city and the Connecticut Tigers partnered this summer on a project to install new, energy efficient lighting in the parking lot at the Thomas J. Dodd Memorial Stadium. The project, which had a budget of $44,278, involved replacing 36 outdated streetlights with

THEDAY - 2017-09-19 19:15:00

Adventures in Lifelong Learning to begin fall semester

Adventures in Lifelong Learning will begin its fall semester of enrichment classes for ages 50 and older at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sept. 25 at Three Rivers Community College, 574 New London Turnpike, Norwich. Adventures in Lifelong Learning will begin its fall semester of enrichment classes for ages 50

NORWICH BULLETIN - 2017-09-19 18:30:43

Utility crews prepare for impact from Jose

Utility crews in Connecticut are paying close attention to Jose's track. Eversource is gearing up to respond to any damage or power outages. It said it will be opening centers in Hartford, Newtown and New London. Eversource crews are returning to Connecticut after assisting with power restoration d

EYEWITNESS NEWS - 2017-09-19 13:16:00

Norwich to allow gas stations next to one another

Norwich - Gasoline stations can be proposed now within 1,000 feet of one another after the City Council Monday eliminated a separation rule that had been in place for 50 years. Following a nearly two-hour contentious public hearing Monday, the City Council, which serves as the zoning board in Norwic

THEDAY - 2017-09-19 22:40:00

Day Kimball Medical Group earns award

The Day Kimball Medical Group pediatrics practice in Plainfield has been recognized by the Connecticut Department of Public Health with an award for achieving a 95 percent rate of immunization for the department's latest statewide reporting period. The Day Kimball Medical Group pediatrics practice i

NORWICH BULLETIN - 2017-09-19 21:00:00