| Jan 24, 2015
| 2:59 PM
STORRS — Mary Roickle's introduction to sports came at age 3. She couldn't play catch with her brothers, so she would hide next to the house and jump into the game.
"As the ball would come, I would try to run out and catch it," she said. "The...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 2:24 AM
Connecticut's elected officials and educators were enthusiastic Friday about the proposal by President Barack Obama to provide two years of free community college tuition to millions of students who maintain good enough grades, with one educator saying...
| Jan 11, 2015
Books on food, fantasy, President John F. Kennedy, a memoir and some new novels will be discussed by their authors at free events at R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison. All require reservations: 203-245-3959 or www.rjjulia.com.
| Dec 12, 2014
| 7:08 PM
Susan Phillips Plese started teaching at Manchester Community College in 1969, six years after the school opened in 1963.
Plese, 68, of Manchester, still teaches journalism at the college and released a book this month about the school's history...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Sandra Werkheiser, a psychiatric social worker and therapist at Manchester Memorial Hospital, died Nov. 13. She was 80.
Werkheiser, who was born in Philadelphia, moved to Manchester in 1959 with her husband, Richard.
When she was younger, Werkheiser's...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 5:44 PM
MANCHESTER — The CTfastrak busway runs from Hartford to New Britain, but it's not just a "west of the river" service, state Transportation Commissioner James Redeker told an audience of Manchester-region business owners Thursday.
| Dec 23, 2014
| 9:24 AM
The article "Route Using Busway, I-84 Planned" [Dec. 19, news] talks about a new CT Transit bus route running between the UConn Medical Center in Farmington and Manchester Community College. With today’s CT Transit, you can ride the existing CT...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 1:34 PM
The Vernon-based Jacob's Well Coffeehouse, a monthly Christian nightclub, will celebrate its 20th anniversary by debuting a new music series in downtown Manchester Jan. 16.
Drew Crandall, 59, of Ellington started the nightclub, which he describes as a...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 9:23 AM
MANCHESTER — Holiday events will begin Thursday with the downtown Christmas tree lighting and continue on Friday and Saturday.
The tree-lighting ceremony is scheduled from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the lawn of St. James Church on Main Street. The event...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 11:36 AM
HARTFORD — Pledging to get more students to college, city school administrators on Thursday said they planned to raise the rate of Hartford graduates who enroll in postsecondary education to 70 percent by November 2015.
Currently, 55 percent of...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 8:56 AM
MANCHESTER — Manchester Community College is enrolling students in the first manufacturing certification programs offered since a federal grant to boost manufacturing education was announced earlier this fall.
The programs are conventional...