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  • Community news for Colchester edition

    East Hampton Hawks Old Home Day Registration EAST HAMPTON -The East Hampton Hawks Football and Cheerleading Squads will be offering a special Old Home Day registration discount of $10 for any new or returning player that registers for the 2015 season...
  • New Scholarship Will Honor Eva Wickwire

    BRISTOL — Two months after the unexpected death of long-time Bristol Hospital employee Eva Wickwire, her colleagues and friends have established a scholarship in her memory. Wickwire, 53, started as a volunteer at Hartford Hospital in her youth,...
  • Chaplain honored for disaster work

    Aurora chaplain John C. Wilson has been recognized for spending 16 years of his retirement assisting people around the country during disasters. The Association of Professional Chaplains, with more than 5,000 members from various faiths, presented...
  • United Nations charter, signed in San Francisco, turns 70

    Hundreds of people packed the rotunda of San Francisco City Hall to mark the 70th birthday of the signing of the United Nations charter. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who traveled to San Francisco to mark the anniversary, called the two-month...
  • Coal City says tornado tore through, causing heavy damage but minor injuries

    Coal City says tornado tore through, causing heavy damage but minor injuries
    Coal City officials said Tuesday morning that they believe a tornado tore through the town overnight, hitting the high school as it came from the west, tearing up dozens of homes and then heavily damaging a fire station as it left. Several people were...
  • Bathroom ceiling fire displaces 7, causes $40,000 in damage

    An electrical fire has displaced seven Springfield people from a two-family apartment building. Dennis Leger, the executive aide to Springfield Fire Commissioner Joseph Conant, says the fire ignited in the ceiling of a second-floor bathroom of the...
  • Haiti seeks to control 'city' that emerged from quake

    Before the January 2010 earthquake destroyed much of Haiti's capital, the only occupants of the arid hills near the city's northern edge were skinny goats foraging amid the cactus and scrub. Today, hardware stores sell wood and rebar to a flood of...
  • Plainville To Install Free Smoke Detectors In Selected Houses

    PLAINVILLE — About 100 free smoke detectors will be installed in homes Saturday, the result of a joint fire safety campaign by the Plainville fire marshal and the American Red Cross. There are 28 one- and two-family homes in town that volunteers...
  • Mother, baby rescued 4 days after Colombia plane crash

    A Colombian woman who survived a plane crash with her months-old baby, drinking coconut water to stay alive, was rescued after four days lost in the jungle. Maria Nelly Murillo and her child were aboard a twin-engine Cessna that crashed Saturday in a...
  • NC sheriff's office taking donations of fans to fight heat

    The Rockingham County Sheriff's Office is partnering with other agencies in hopes of helping the elderly deal with temperatures hovering near triple digits. The sheriff's office is soliciting donations of box fans to distribute to elderly residents....
  • Mount Prospect apartment fire displaces 18 families

     Mount Prospect apartment fire displaces 18 families
    A fire Wednesday at a Mount Prospect apartment complex has displaced 18 families who will be moved to temporary housing until the building is safe, authorities said. Mount Prospect Deputy Fire Chief Brian Lambel said officials were alerted at 8:45 a.m....