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  • Peace Corps Nurtures Long Relationship

     Peace Corps Nurtures Long Relationship
    Beth Prosl, burned from the sun, sweating in her seersucker suit, sat crammed on the bow of an old fishing boat and peeled off her stockings. "We were five degrees above the equator," she says, and had been traveling for 24 hours by prop plane, old...
  • The Great Climate Change Denial Industry

    The Great Climate Change Denial Industry
    Last month, I had the displeasure of attending a lecture-slide show titled "Climate Change in the American Mind." My unhappiness came not from its presenter — Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication —...
  • Noncitizen UConn Student Shut Out Of Financial Aid

    Noncitizen UConn Student Shut Out Of Financial Aid
    The University of Connecticut says it will double the money it raises for scholarships. Unfortunately, I won't be able to get any of that $150 million. I am an undocumented immigrant student who grew up in Connecticut, graduated from Windsor Locks...
  • Awards, honors for Lehigh Valley Residents

    Awards, honors for Lehigh Valley Residents
    William L. Miller, MD, MA, Leonard Parker Pool Chair of Lehigh Valley Health Network's department of family medicine, is a co-recipient of The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine's Curtis G. Hames Research Award. Benjamin Crabtree, PhD, Robert Wood...
  • New England's Flirtation With Independence

    New England's Flirtation With Independence
    On Dec. 15, 1814 — 200 years ago — the Hartford Convention began a three-week debate about the relationship between the then 18 states and the federal government. The meeting was held in secret by New England members of the Federalist Party...
  • Mother Pursued Dream Of Education And Became Psychiatric Social Worker

    Mother Pursued Dream Of Education And Became Psychiatric Social Worker
    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...
  • Rocky Hill Hires Dana McGee As Human Resources Director

    ROCKY HILL — A top priority for Town Manager Guy Scaife since taking office in September has been to find a human resources director for the town. This week, he announced he had succeeded. Dana R. McGee, a 46-year-old lawyer with a background that...
  • Two UConn Students Hatched Manchester Home Invasion, Police Say

    Two UConn Students Hatched Manchester Home Invasion, Police Say
    MANCHESTER — Two University of Connecticut students hatched a plot to rob a local drug dealer, a scheme that promised a big haul of narcotics and cash, police say. Roommates Michael Masiarz and Adam DeFelice, both 21, employed two other men to...
  • Cronin and Company, LLC hires three

    Cronin and Company, LLC, an advertising agency in Glastonbury, has hired three new employees. The company is the largest full-service independent marketing communications agency in Connecticut, as well as the state's "Top Shop" as declared by Adweek...
  • At Waterbury Hospital, Cuts Are Imminent Amid Debate Over Future

    At Waterbury Hospital, Cuts Are Imminent Amid Debate Over Future
    Waterbury Hospital will cut its expenses as early as January, which could mean layoffs and curtailed services, even as unions, administrators and local activists debate how the hospital should move forward after the collapse of its proposed merger....
  • Connecticut Studying Whether Hemp Can Be A New Cash Crop

    Connecticut Studying Whether Hemp Can Be A New Cash Crop
    In Simsbury, there's a farmer who would like to "throw some hemp seed in the ground and see how it grows." A Bolton entrepreneur thinks hemp pellets could be used in stoves, and a University of Connecticut scientist is convinced that hemp seed and oil...