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  • Free tuition proposal welcomed by local community colleges

    Free tuition proposal welcomed by local community colleges
    As the spring semester gets underway, local community college officials are welcoming President Barack Obama's proposal to offer two tuition-free years of community college to qualifying students nationwide. But questions remain on the plan's specifics...
  • Enfield's CREC Public Safety Academy Hires New Principal

    ENFIELD — Jeff Larson has been appointed as the new principal at the Public Safety Academy. Larson, 36, of South Windsor, will start work in February at the 495-student school, according to the Capitol Region Education Council. Larson, who will be...
  • 'In The Paint' Exhibit Celebrates UConn Basketball

    'In The Paint' Exhibit Celebrates UConn Basketball
    When is a basketball not a basketball? When it's a paintbrush. Two pieces in the new exhibit at the Benton Museum on the University of Connecticut's Storrs campus are huge abstract paintings. One was created by the UConn men's basketball team and the...
  • What's The Risk Of More Connecticut Quakes?

    What's The Risk Of More Connecticut Quakes?
    Our living planet is not dead yet. I just love it when the solid Earth communicates with us directly, rather than indirectly through its more volatile derivatives of air, water and life. Like last week, when a tectonic jolt below Plainfield sped to the...
  • Can 'Realistic Romance' Still Be Hot And Steamy?

    Can 'Realistic Romance' Still Be Hot And Steamy?
    Is the new designation for books — "Realistic Romance" — a contradiction in terms? Is it a classic oxymoron right up there with "free gift," "business ethics" and "adult children"? Or will "Realistic Romance" now forever (another lovely...
  • Bill Would Allow Some College Athletes To Unionize

    Bill Would Allow Some College Athletes To Unionize
    The legislator who has proposed a bill that would allow certain college athletes to unionize said Tuesday that he thinks a union would at least get students "a seat at the table." Rep. Matthew Lesser, D-Middletown, said he was partly inspired by...
  • College Access Plans Leave Undocumented Students Behind

    College Access Plans Leave Undocumented Students Behind
    We were pleased to hear about President Barack Obama's America's College Promise proposal that would allow eligible students to attend two years of community college for free. We cannot ignore, however, the gap that still exists for undocumented...
  • 'We Broke Up, But I'm Going To Marry Him'

    We should go to prom together," Kim Toothaker told Kris Cooper. "No, you'll find someone else before then." "No, we have to make it official. Will you go to the prom with me?" "Yeah," Kris said. "But if you find someone else, you can get out of it."...
  • End Secrecy At UConn Foundation

    End Secrecy At UConn Foundation
    Legislation has been introduced to strip away much of the secrecy that protects the UConn Foundation from legitimate inquiry. Past efforts to make the foundation's operations subject to the state's freedom of information law have failed. This is the...
  • Recent 'Swarm' Of Earthquakes Not Entirely Uncommon In New England

    Recent 'Swarm' Of Earthquakes Not Entirely Uncommon In New England
    PLAINFIELD — For residents of Connecticut, earthquakes are generally not a high priority concern. They fall into the category of "Things That Happen Elsewhere," along with tornadoes and tsunamis. But a series of small-magnitude earthquakes that...
  • Manchester's Silk City Chorus Combines Puppets And Barbershop

    The Silk City Chorus, which has been performing for more than 50 years, is always looking to keep its shows fresh. For instance, last year the 70-man barbershop choir constructed a pirate ship for its annual stage show. This year the group is working...