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  1. Budget presented at Glastonbury Annual Town MeetingRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant

    Resident Michael Stearn had a few suggestions, including the closure of a school sooner rather than later. Photo by Steve Smith.

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  2. Andrew Hofmann: Eagle Scout rebuilds Memorial GardenRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Hartford Courant

    Leadership and community involvement are two of the main traits that an Eagle Scout must possess, and Andrew Hofmann displayed those and more when he reconstructed the South Windsor Fire Department's Memorial Garden late last year. "I've learned how to lead groups, how to take charge of situations where a lot of people are very confused," he said.

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  3. Bryan Flint: Improving Rockville through relationshipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Hartford Courant

    Bryan Flint is well-known in the Vernon community, and while he originally became known for magic tricks and portraying characters, his real passion is helping others. Flint grew up in Vernon and attended Maple Street School and Rockville High School, and has lived in Ellington, just barely over the line from Rockville, for the past several years.

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  4. Fired State Employee Keeping $53K PensionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | The Hartford Courant

    Did James E. Liss, a former state employee fired for stealing and other activities, get off easy? Mr. Liss, 60, was fired a year ago from his job as a building superintendent at Camp Hartell in Windsor Locks following an internal investigation of misconduct at the camp, which houses the...

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  5. Animal sanctuary offers a new leash on lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | The Hartford Courant

    A year ago, a black Lab named Johnny was abandoned. He had no fur and he was sick.

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  6. 'Valentine's for Veterans' collects hundreds of hand-made cardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | The Hartford Courant

    Every year, Windsor Locks' Valentine's for Veterans Project collects and distributes hundreds of Valentine's Day cards to thank veterans for serving their country. But more are always appreciated.

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  7. New York Man Guilty In Child Sex Trafficking CaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | The Hartford Courant

    Prosecutors said Edward "Fire" Thomas left a trail of child exploitation "thousands of miles long," but a federal jury needed only parts of Friday afternoon and Monday morning to find Thomas guilty of recruiting two teen girls from Oregon for commercial sex in Connecticut and elsewhere. Using captured smart-phone images of lewd Internet ads, phone records, and pages of text messages illuminated on monitors in U.S. District Judge Robert Chatigny's courtroom, the government traced Thomas' initial contact with the two girls, aged 17 and 16, his syrupy recruiting pitch, the purchased Greyhound tickets, and the hotel rooms in Milford, Windsor Locks, New York City and other locations.

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  8. Ex-Military Department Supervisor Granted Accelerated RehabilitationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | The Hartford Courant

    A former state Military Department supervisor fired for falsifying timecards, stealing state gas and ordering subordinates to do work at his home was granted accelerated rehabilitation Monday on charges that he stole hundreds of dollars worth of scrap metal from Camp Hartell where he was employed. James E. Liss, 60, of Windsor Locks, applied for the pretrial diversionary program following his arrest in September for taking the scrap, valued at $654.50.

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  9. Six Centenarians honored at Matulaitis Home in PutnamRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | The Hartford Courant

    Six centenarians were honored at Matulaitis Nursing Home in Putnam on Jan. 19. With family and friends in attendance, they were treated to a ceremony complete with balloons, cake, ice cream and a brief historical recap of the last 100 years. Sister Arkadija, Danute Augius, Angelina Chotkowski, Loudema LaBonte, Biruta Paprockas and Ona Strimaitis have lived a combined 606 years.

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  10. State Report: Ex-Military Department Supervisor Falsified Time Cards, Used Staff For Personal WorkRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 25 | The Hartford Courant

    At the Connecticut Military Department's Camp Hartell, they were known as "Jimmy Days" - work days that former Building Superintendent James Liss would take off but still get paid for. Liss, according to subordinates interviewed as part of an internal investigation, took so many Jimmy Days that it was difficult to quantify the number.

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  11. Child Sex Trafficking Case Goes To JuryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | The Hartford Courant

    A federal jury Friday afternoon was deliberating the fate of accused child-sex trafficker Edward "Fire" Thomas, charged with recruiting two girls, age 17 and 16, from Oregon to engage in commercial sex acts with customers in Connecticut, New York and elsewhere. "Get money," Assistant U.S..

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  12. Bomb Scare Forces Courthouse EvacuationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | CTNow.com

    An item placed outside the building raised suspicions and was reported about 7:50 a.m., according to the state police. The building was evacuated, and the state police bomb squad was called.

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  13. Deputy Mayor Ed Havens: Honored for serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | The Hartford Courant

    After serving the town for more than 50 years, Deputy Mayor Ed Havens is being honored by the South Windsor Democratic Committee on Jan. 31 for his years of public service and dedication. "It's really obvious when you look at his background," said Elizabeth McGuire, who is the chair of the event honoring Havens.

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  14. Police Commission has new chairman in wake of two recent resignationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | The Hartford Courant

    At the Jan. 14 meeting of the Windsor Locks Police Commission, Chairman Kevin Brace and Commissioner Jim Gaylord submitted their resignations. Both men have been serving the Windsor Locks community for years as part of the Commission, which has been working to strengthen and shore up the police department in town.

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  15. New canine cop is on the job in Windsor LocksRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | The Hartford Courant

    Officer Joseph Malone and his new K-9 partner, Hardy. Hardy became part of the Windsor Locks Police Department after Malone's previous canine became unable to perform his duties.

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  16. Bennet Principal Joe Chella focuses on the 'whole child'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | The Hartford Courant

    It has been three years since Joseph Chella became the principal of Bennet Academy. Chella said he feels right at home at the school and is doing all he can to ensure the well-being of each student at Bennet.

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  17. Town officials, environmental advocates lobby DEEP on stormwater regulationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | The Hartford Courant

    Town officials all across Connecticut are paying close attention to language being drafted by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection regarding stormwater regulations. Officials are worried about the costs and manpower that would be required of all towns.

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  18. Local residents learn about the possibilities of solar powerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | The Hartford Courant

    If you live in Windsor Locks, Suffield, East Granby or Windsor and are considering putting solar panels on your home, this might be a good time to act. The four towns did the research and are working with C-TEC Solar to provide solar panels to residents at a reduced cost.

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  19. Hebron BOE discusses 2015-16 budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | The Hartford Courant

    One of the topics discussed at a Jan. 8 Hebron Board of Education meeting was the potential of moving the third grade back to Gilead Hill School. Contributed photo.

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  20. Scout Hall Youth Center hosts 'Free Lego Build' sessionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | The Hartford Courant

    The temperatures may dip below freezing and the playscapes are covered with snow, but local children and families still have a place where they can gather and play together. One Sunday a month from October through March, Scout Hall Youth Center in East Windsor brings out its collection of Lego bricks for an open play session from 2 to 4 p.m. Bins of the popular plastic interlocking blocks are set out on tables.

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