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  • UConn's Herbst To Get Contract Extension, Big Pay Boost

    UConn's Herbst To Get Contract Extension, Big Pay Boost
    The University of Connecticut's Board of Trustees voted Monday to extend UConn President Susan Herbst's contract until 2019 with an overall increase in salary and other compensation that will bring her total compensation to more than $758,000 a year in...
  • Berlin Has Filled 4 Of 5 Police Department Vacancies

    BERLIN — A new recruit began his training Friday, the latest result of a monthslong push by the town to fill five vacancies in the 42-officer police department. Jeffrey Scoppetto, a Glastonbury native and 2010 University of Connecticut graduate who...
  • 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...
  • Pequot Museum Has New Interim Director

    An anthropologist long associated with the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center has been named the new interim director at a time when the institution is trying to redefine itself. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation on Tuesday announced the...
  • RockaThon event to benefit Children's Medical Center

    One Vernon family is hoping to "pay it forward" for help it received, by organizing an event to benefit the Connecticut Children's Medical Center. On Jan. 17, the first annual RockaThon will take place at Rockville High School. There will be games,...
  • Biotech Company To Open Lab In Farmington

    CaroGen Corp. will establish a laboratory at UConn's Technology Incubation Program in Farmington to develop its vaccine technology research, the company is announcing Monday. The Hamden-based biotechnology company has four employees and hopes to grow to...
  • Trinity College Closes Deal For Downtown Hartford Campus

    Trinity College Closes Deal For Downtown Hartford Campus
    HARTFORD — Trinity College has completed a $2 million purchase of the former Travelers Education Center on Constitution Plaza, the first step in its plans to expand its campus into downtown Hartford. "We're excited about the Constitution Plaza...
  • 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...
  • Turn It Up! I'm Older, But I'm Dancing

    Turn It Up! I'm Older, But I'm Dancing
    Just as "one size fits all" is an incomplete sentence, so is describing people as "older:" Even in terms of sentence construction it sidesteps the real question. Older than what? Older than whom? Older than fashion models? My cat is older than many...