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State Helps College Dropouts Finish for Free

Do you get the e-newsletter on government innovations from the Ash Center? I really recommend it. The staff scans news from around the country (even the world) to bring readers the latest ideas to improve government. 333 more words

Tribune Spinoff Decision Raises Questions

On July 15, Tribune Co., the company that currently owns the Hartford Courant, confirmed that it will spinoff its publishing business into Tribune Publishing on August 4. 83 more words


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This was a tragic, but valuable assignment for me to cover. This is my first foray into breaking news and despite the sad circumstances I loved doing the reporting. 31 more words

Vernon Man Hit, Killed On I-84 In West Hartford

In print and online at Courant.com

WEST HARTFORD — A Vernon man whose vehicle veered off I-84 near Exit 41 was hit and killed early Saturday morning after getting out of the vehicle and walking on the eastbound side of the highway, state police said. 90 more words


Bolton High School Student Killed In Crash

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BOLTON — Cody Morra, an 18-year old senior at Bolton High School, was killed in a one-car crash early Saturday morning that left two other young people injured. 518 more words


A good start in the garden

I got the call from the Recreation Department in mid-April. I was officially off the wait-list! I’d be rejoining the community garden this year.

It was a good feeling to get the good news – I’d moved in the past year and so couldn’t have a front yard garden as before. 881 more words

Writing Test Prompts Needed: The Chocolate Milk Debate Is Vetoed

It’s official.

The chocolate milk debate  as a test writing prompt is dead in Connecticut to all grade levels.

Yes, that old stalwart, “Should there be chocolate milk in schools?” offered to students as a standardized writing prompt was made null and void with one stroke from Governor Malloy’s pen. 705 more words