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  • READER SUBMITTED: CRIS Radio Volunteers Honored At Governor's Mansion

    CRIS Radio volunteers were recently honored for their long-standing service at a reception held at the Governor's Mansion in Hartford. CRIS Radio, a 36-year old nonprofit and Connecticut's only radio reading service for people who are blind or print...
  • Taxpayers Shouldn't Be Paying For Phony Newsletters

    Will state legislators ever summon the honesty to admit that their annual "informational" newsletters to constituents — sent at taxpayer expense amounting to more than $1 million a year — are nothing more than campaign fliers that give...
  • Barkhamsted Native Competes As Pro In Mountain Biking

    Most people will never come close to having the passion that Jena Kay Greaser has for mountain biking. She spends hours riding every day, in all kinds of conditions. She travels across the country from rocky New England courses to pristine mountain...
  • No Industry Along Farmington River

    I was dismayed to see that the New Hartford Planning and Zoning Commission voted to change the zoning in the Satan's Kingdom area of the Farmington River to industrial [June 12, Connecticut, "New Hartford OKs Zoning Change"]. A majority of the...
  • Dig In: Garden Clubs, Lectures, Appraisal Events, Antiques Show

    Dig In: Garden Clubs, Lectures, Appraisal Events, Antiques Show
    Garden Club Events * Gini Mita, of Wallingford Garden Club, speaks at the Monday, March 10, meeting of the Duck River Garden Club at 7:30 p.m. at Lymes’ Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme. Mita will discuss “Plants from Seeds.”...
  • The Beckoning Of The Indian Council Caves

    The Beckoning Of The Indian Council Caves
    I had been summoned to the Indian Council Caves. Actually any adventure with the word "Indian" draws me into the woods in search of it. But the trip to the Indian Council Caves of Barkhamsted was different. It felt more like a journey into the past...
  • A Better Plan For UConn's Water Needs

    We applaud reports that the University of Connecticut seems poised to do the right thing by ending the statewide water controversy and rejecting a proposal by Metropolitan District Commission to ship water from the Farmington River across the state to...
  • UConn Water Plan Won't Meet Needs

    In 2012, the University of Connecticut asked water utilities to propose new ways to increase drinking water supply to its Storrs campus. Those submitting knew that an industrial park was planned, that what is now known as the Storrs Center would be...
  • Pleasant Valley Drive-In Struggling To Stay Open In Digital Age

    Pleasant Valley Drive-In Struggling To Stay Open In Digital Age
    Movies are in Donna McGrane's blood. Many years ago at Pleasant Valley Drive-In in Barkhamsted, her mother worked in the kitchen and her father ran the projectors. So McGrane was heartbroken Monday when she found out that the drive-in she runs with...
  • Now's The Time To Use Try Out Those Snowshoes

    Now's The Time To Use Try Out Those Snowshoes
    No excuses. There is plenty of snow, the best in many years for snowshoeing. After all, the whole point of snowshoes is to make it possible to walk in deep snow. You received snowshoes for Christmas? Or maybe you got them for Christmas last winter,...
  • Dozens Of Farmington Valley Residents Speak Against UConn's Water Supply Plan

    Dozens Of Farmington Valley Residents Speak Against UConn's Water Supply Plan
    Dozens of speakers at a hearing Tuesday night denounced a plan to take water from the Farmington River Watershed to supply the University of Connecticut, saying it would harm an already stressed Farmington River, an important resource. The hearing at...
  • Sell Water To UConn? Or Flush It Away?

    In a state which has suffered a net loss of jobs for more than a decade, the potential for economic development at and around the University of Connecticut is welcome news. Like other major universities such as Michigan, Duke and Stanford, which spawned...