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  1. Science, history anchor Bev Thornton's retirementRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant

    ... belong to the same world. Let's work on it." Thornton was at a volunteer appreciation event at the Audubon Center in Pomfret on March 27. More than 65 volunteers were recognized for their service as water quality monitors for the ECCD and The Last ...

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  2. Water quality monitors honored at AudubonRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant

    Volunteers filled the great room at the Connecticut Audubon Society Grassland Bird Conservation Center in Pomfret on March 27. Huddled around Petri dishes, they tried their hand at identifying stream invertebrates, small insects that are amazingly accurate indicators of water quality. It was a hand-on exercise that was right up their alley.

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  3. Board of Finance tackles budget numbersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | The Hartford Courant

    ... system in the schools," Chair Gene Michael Deary said, "and it's going to be accomplished." The town has joined with Pomfret in issuing a request for proposals for an auditing firm that would take on both municipalities. Brooklyn currently pays ...

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  4. Justice Review Board helps youth avoid courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | The Hartford Courant

    ... and who could refer juveniles to the system. NQCJRB has been in existence since 2012 serving the towns of Eastford, Pomfret, Putnam, Thompson, Union and Woodstock. In that time, 42 juveniles have been referred by school personnel, state or local ...

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  5. Food pantries get grants from Jewett City SavingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | The Day

    The Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation has awarded $11,500 in grants to five Connecticut food pantries to purchase food and related items to reduce food insecurity in eastern Connecticut. The five pantries and the grant amounts are as follows: Preston City Congregational Church, $2,500; St. Mary Food Pantry in Jewett City, $5,000; Town of Pomfret Food Pantry, $500; Gemma E. Moran United Way Labor Food Center in New London, $1,500, and the Friends of Assisi Food Pantry Inc. in Danielson, $2,000.

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  6. EarthTalk: Seeding our seasRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 16 | Caribbean News Now!

    This huge 2010 phytoplankton bloom, visible from space, stretched for hundreds of miles across the Barents Sea between Russia and Scandinavia. Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Dear EarthTalk: How do environmentalists feel about the concept of ocean fertilization as a form of carbon sequestration? -- Jeffrey Edwards, Pomfret, CT Ocean fertilization is a technique whereby swaths of ocean are "seeded" with iron to promote the growth of phytoplankton , and is one of several promising geo-engineering techniques that could help mitigate global warming.

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  7. Pomfret woman dedicates free time to shelter dogsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 9 | The Hartford Courant

    Sandy Richmond moved down the line of cages at the NECCOG Animal Shelter in Dayville on March 6. Four dogs barked greetings to the 10-year volunteer. She stopped to talk to a shepherd/husky mix, a recent release.

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  8. Pomfret Ag. Commission shares pruning tipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 9 | The Hartford Courant

    ... nearly two hours talking about when, why, how and where to prune fruit trees and berry bushes. Sponsored by the Pomfret Agriculture Commission, the seminar was the third to be offered in the three years of the commission's existence. The group has ...

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  9. Wall Library Offers A Taste Of Irish Food, FolkloreRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | Patch.com

    ... ustoms and traditions of this universal beverage 30 years ago. She is certified as a specialist by The Tea School in Pomfret, Connecticut and The Specialty Tea Institute of New York.

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  10. Snow blower owners feel the powerRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2015 | Boston.com

    ... environment. Well, at least, that is how they see it. Just ask Dan Huff, the general manager of Big Boy's Toys in Pomfret, Conn., a regional equipment dealer where snow blowers flew out the door this weekend and sales have already doubled over the ...

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  11. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff Snow blower owners feeling the powerRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2015 | Boston.com

    ... environment. Well, at least, that is how they see it. Just ask Dan Huff, the general manager of Big Boy's Toys in Pomfret, Conn., a regional equipment dealer where snow blowers flew out the door this weekend and sales have already doubled over the ...

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  12. Pomfret holds public hearing on sanitary sewer area mapRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    ... the area of the Airline Trail. Photo by D. Coffey. A sewer service area map was the subject of a public hearing in Pomfret on Feb. 10. The purpose was to give residents a chance to provide input on a proposal to route sewer lines from certain ...

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  13. TEEG auction raises $40,000 for community service programsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    ... is adept at developing partnerships within the community it serves. That community includes residents in Thompson, Pomfret, Woodstock and Putnam. But it doesn't stop there. For emergency food or referral services, TEEG has stepped up to the plate ...

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  14. Cameron McGuire of Ridgefield Participates in Innovative, Interdisciplinary ProjectRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2015 | Patch.com

    Cameron McGuire of Ridgefield, a member of the class of 2015 at Pomfret School in Pomfret, Connecticut, was recently part of an all-school academic experiment called Project: Pomfret. In place of structured class time and homework, students were instead tackling one of twenty-seven innovative exercises in learning that saw plenty of overlap between academic disciplines.

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  15. Struggle against gas pipelines continuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    ... into Glastonbury, then runs through the towns of Hebron, Andover, Coventry, Mansfield, Chaplin, Ashford, Eastford, Pomfret, Putnam and Thomaston. A spur, or loop, of the pipeline also heads southeast from Coventry and travels through Columbia, ...

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  16. New Canaan Students Engage In Experimental Courses At Pomfret SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | The New Canaan Daily Voice

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. New Canaan residents who attend the Pomfret School recently completed experimental courses that took them beyond the classroom.

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  17. Eastern Connecticut bears the brunt of the blizzardRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | CBS 3 Springfield

    Meteorologist Melissa Cole said many locations have already seen a good 20 inches of snow, particularly east of the I-91 corridor. "Putnam, Pomfret, Thompson, East Haddam and Old Lyme are some spots measuring well over a foot, with snowfall rates there are still 1-2 inches per hour," Cole said.

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  18. Regional Community YMCA is on the wayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    ... Maurice "Moe" Coderre, which was followed by a touching invocation by Sylvia Danenhower and Isaac, a student from Pomfret Community School. Danenhower and her husband Dr. Garfield Danenhower are serving as the general chairpersons of the "Building a ...

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  19. TEEG's Donna Grant to serve on children's commissionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    ... such policies work effectively. The organization provides services to residents of Thompson, Woodstock, Putnam and Pomfret, as well as six other towns in northeastern Connecticut. Child advocacy and child welfare work is a big piece of what TEEG ...

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  20. Area Police ReportsRead the original story

    Jan 23, 2015 | The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York

    ... assault after an alleged violent domestic incident in Ellicott. Moore will appear in Ellicott Court at a later date. POMFRET-Michael P. Mcniff, 43, of Cassadaga was charged Thursday with failure to signal a turn, open container of alcohol in a motor ...

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