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  • 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...
  • Luke Bronin May Make Run For Hartford Mayor

    Luke Bronin May Make Run For Hartford Mayor
    Luke Bronin announced Tuesday he would resign from his position as general counsel for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and said he is "strongly considering" a run for mayor of Hartford in 2015. Bronin said he would resign his post Jan. 7, when Malloy is scheduled...
  • 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...
  • Part 7: Growing Technology In Many Directions

    Part 7: Growing Technology In Many Directions
    The software and Internet explosion in Silicon Valley was still years away when Sukhminder Grewal worked there as a nuclear engineer for General Electric in the '80s. But when Yale School of Medicine recruited Grewal's wife, a post-doctoral immunologist...
  • Cerebral, Low-Key Martin Looney Takes Over As Senate Leader

    Cerebral, Low-Key Martin Looney Takes Over As Senate Leader
    Ambitious elementary school students throughout the country often spend time memorizing all kinds of facts. Some memorize the state capitals, others American presidents. As a 10-year-old, Marty Looney decided to memorize all the winners of the Heisman...
  • Busway Is Coming — Looks Like A Good Ride

    Busway Is Coming — Looks Like A Good Ride
    Now that the CTfastrak bus rapid-transit project between New Britain and Hartford is three months from its scheduled opening — and on schedule — the subject seems to come up at every holiday party. "What do you think about the busway?" "Should...