In Willimantic, annual Trick or Treat on Main Street

The family-friendly Haunted House at Arts at the Capitol Theater, the art magnet school at 896 Main St., is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Come in costume and experience the Island of Misfit Toys, color spooky pictures and eat tasty treats.

Windham and Storrs microgrid power projects could get additional funding

Microgrids provide electricity to critical facilities and town centers on a 24/7, daily basis. They will also include a system of “trips” and “transfers” to isolate the microgrid and provide power within its network even when there is a large-scale outage.

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.

Complaints about sexual assault at UConn should be investigated says Gov Malloy

“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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Paving Storrs Road – Route 195 in Mansfield

Milling and paving of Storrs Road (Route 195) – part of improvements being made to this main roadway associated with the Storrs Center development – is expected to begin on Friday, May 17, 2013.

Milling and paving of Storrs Road (Route 195) – part of improvements being made to this main roadway associated with the Storrs Center development – is expected to begin on Friday, May 17, 2013.

Press Release

Milling and paving of Storrs Road (Route 195) – part of improvements being made to this main roadway associated with the Storrs Center development – is expected to begin on Friday, May 17, 2013.

During this work, traffic will be restricted at times to alternating one-lane patterns.

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Bank to donate profits in honor of Veterans and Memorial Day

The Fisher House program now operates 60 sites throughout the country and serves more than 19,000 families; it has made available more than 4 million days of lodging to family members since the program originated.

The Fisher House program now operates 60 sites throughout the country and serves more than 19,000 families; it has made available more than 4 million days of lodging to family members since the program originated.

Press Release

Mischler Financial Group, a leading “boutique investment bank” and securities brokerage owned and operated by service-disabled veterans, today (May 7) announced that in honor of upcoming Memorial Day, the firm will contribute 10 percent of its May profits to Fisher House.

Fisher House is a private-public partnership that provides temporary housing facilities at no cost for visiting family members of disabled veterans who are hospitalized for treatment in local VA medical centers.

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Prince Harry to attend Warrior Games in the U.S. May 11

The U.S. team for the 2013 Warrior Games.

The U.S. team for the 2013 Warrior Games.

Monica Mendoza | Colorado Springs Business Journal

Last year, it was the First Lady; this year it’s a prince who will attend the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs.

The United States Olympic Committee confirmed that Britain’s Prince Harry will attend the fourth-annual Warrior Games in the Springs.

“We are excited that Prince Harry will be attending the fourth annual Warrior Games presented by Deloitte,” said US Olympic Committee Chief of Paralympics Charlie Huebner.

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Malloy proclaims National Teacher Day in CT

May 7, 2013 Areawide No Comments
As a social studies teacher at Berlin High School, David Bosso has been able to enrich his teaching about world history and cultures with trips to Ghana, China, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Japan, and Egypt.  On his blog, Global Wanderings, Bosso writes, "I have a keen desire to not only educate my students about the world around them, but also to learn as much as possible to better inform my own knowledge base."

Social studies teacher at Berlin High School, David Bosso is 2012 Connecticut Teacher of the Year. (See video) He has enriched his teaching about world history and cultures with trips to Ghana, China, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Japan, and Egypt. On his blog, Global Wanderings, Bosso writes, “I have a keen desire to not only educate my students about the world around them, but also to learn as much as possible to better inform my own knowledge base.”

Press Release

Gov Dannel P. Malloy has proclaimed Tuesday, May 7, 2013 as National Teacher Day in the State of Connecticut.

National Teacher Day is part of Teacher Appreciation Week, which is celebrated May 6-10, 2013.

“While today is National Teacher Day, the fact is that the work our teachers do is something that deserves celebration every day,” said Gov. Malloy.

“Improving our public schools is a top priority of my administration, and that includes getting more and better resources and quality professional development to our teachers, so they can prepare the next generation for success in the 21st Century,” Gov. Malloy said.

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Coventry Farmers Market to pop up at Topmost Farm

May 4, 2013 Local News No Comments
This Sunday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., visit one of our most beautiful farms when the Coventry Regional Farmers Market goes on tour with our first-ever “Pop Up Market” at Topmost Herb Farm!

This Sunday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., visit one of our most beautiful farms when the Coventry Regional Farmers Market goes on tour with our first-ever “Pop Up Market” at Topmost Herb Farm!

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This Sunday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., visit one of our most beautiful farms when the Coventry Regional Farmers Market goes on tour with our first-ever “Pop Up Market” at Topmost Herb Farm!

What to expect…

Drive down the dirt road leading to Topmost to find a gorgeous farm and more than 25 of our vendors offering gorgeous asparagus, rhubarb, greens and other spring produce, vegetable plants, eggs, meats, cheeses, artisan foods and more!

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New East Hampton Police Chief is ECSU graduate

May 3, 2013 Local News No Comments
New Police Chief Sean Cox of Mansfield, CT was sworn in at a Special Meeting of the East Hampton Town Council on May 2, 2013. A 21-year veteran of the Connecticut State Police, Cox’s most recent assignment was Commanding Officer of the Governor’s Security Detail for Gov. Malloy.

New Police Chief Sean Cox of Mansfield, CT was sworn in at a Special Meeting of the East Hampton Town Council on May 2, 2013. A 21-year veteran of the Connecticut State Police, Cox’s most recent assignment was Commanding Officer of the Governor’s Security Detail for Gov. Malloy.

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

Approximately four months ago, East Hampton, CT launched a nationwide search for its next Chief of Police to replace longtime Chief Matt Reimondo, who retired in January but then was called back by the town to serve as interim police chief.

After receiving 52 applicants, the town undertook a two-part process running candidates through an oral board of current and former police chiefs and then reviewing the five proposed candidates with a small committee composed of local residents Dale Maynard and Greg Pugatch and Town Council members Kyle Dostaler, Barbara Moore and Sue Weintraub.

The Committee recommended two of the five candidates for Town Manager Michael Maniscalco to review.

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Jeepin for the Cause to benefit Windham Hospital

Jeepin' for the Cause, a recreational-Jeep ride sponsored by Capitol Chrysler Dodge Jeep to benefit Windham Hospital, is coming up from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday, May 5. Capitol Jeep has sponsored seven of these popular events and raised more than $43,000 for local charities.

Jeepin’ for the Cause, a recreational-Jeep ride sponsored by Capitol Chrysler Dodge Jeep to benefit Windham Hospital, is coming up from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday, May 5, 2013.

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

Jeepin’ for the Cause, a recreational-Jeep ride sponsored by Capitol Chrysler Dodge Jeep to benefit Windham Hospital, is coming up from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday, May 5.

Capitol Jeep has sponsored seven of these popular events and raised more than $43,000 for local charities.

“We offer three different trails of varying terrain and difficulty to maximize driver challenge and passenger enjoyment,” said Owner/President of Capitol Chrysler Dodge Jeep Scott Lewis.

“These rides are always a lot of fun. Our entire staff gets behind these events and we invite the community to join us on the trails, rain or shine,” Lewis said.

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Longtime ‘winningest’ ECSU coach calls it quits

April 26, 2013 Local News, Sports No Comments
Eastern Connecticut State University issued a press release today (April 26, 2013) announcing that longtime baseball coat Bill Holowaty, who also taught health and physical education, has retired, “after being suspended for throwing equipment.” Photo from Eastern athletics web page.

Eastern Connecticut State University issued a press release today (April 26, 2013) announcing that longtime baseball coat Bill Holowaty, who also taught health and physical education, has retired, “after being suspended for throwing equipment.” Photo from Eastern athletics web page.

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

Eastern Connecticut State University issued a press release today (April 26, 2013) announcing that longtime baseball coach Bill Holowaty, who also taught health and physical education, has retired, “after being suspended for throwing equipment.”

Despite the circumstances, Eastern President Elsa Núñez said, “Coach Holowaty has left a legacy of loyalty and commitment to student athletes, which will be hard to follow. The university thanks Professor Holowaty for his 45 years of service to Eastern and wishes him the best in his future endeavors.”

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CT State Police ID suspect vehicle in missing ECSU student case

April 26, 2013 Areawide, Local News No Comments
State Police have identified a car, a black 2009 Nissan Altima with tinted windows, they say is related to the case of a missing ECSU student in Willimantic, CT.  Photo provided by CT State Police.

State Police have identified a car, a black 2009 Nissan Altima with tinted windows, they say is related to the case of a missing ECSU student in Willimantic, CT. Photo provided by CT State Police.

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

The Connecticut State Police Major Crime and Missing Person Unit Detectives are continuing the search for a young woman reported missing from the Eastern Connecticut State University campus in Willimantic, CT.

Now, State Police Detectives are asking for the public’s help locating a vehicle they say is related to the case – a black, four-door, 2009 Nissan Altima sedan with tinted windows and plate CT Reg 297-ZOY.

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CT Police issue Silver Alert for missing ECSU student

April 25, 2013 Areawide, Local News No Comments
CT Police have issued a Silver Alert for ECSU student Alyssiah Marie Wiley who they say was last seen April 20, 2013. Photo courtesy of CT State Police.

CT Police have issued a Silver Alert for ECSU student Alyssiah Marie Wiley who they say was last seen April 20, 2013. Photo courtesy of CT State Police.

Press Release

On Wednesday, April 24 2013, Connecticut State Police were contacted by Eastern Connecticut University Police regarding a student reported missing.

The missing student is identified as 21-year-old Alyssiah Marie Wiley (DOB:11/24/92) described as a Black female, 5’6”, about 150 lbs.

Police say she was last seen at ECSU on April 20, 2013.

University Police initiated a case after being told that the student could not be located by friends or family and have issued a Silver Alert.

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In Willimantic, annual Trick or Treat on Main Street

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The family-friendly Haunted House at Arts at the Capitol Theater, the art magnet school at 896 Main St., is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Come in costume and experience the Island of Misfit Toys, color spooky pictures and eat tasty treats.

Windham and Storrs microgrid power projects could get additional funding

electric micro grid image

Microgrids provide electricity to critical facilities and town centers on a 24/7, daily basis. They will also include a system of “trips” and “transfers” to isolate the microgrid and provide power within its network even when there is a large-scale outage.

Get a jump on toy shopping

Over the Rainbow Toys logo 10-30-2013

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.

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