| Aug 29, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Deep in the forests of Tolland, along the edge of an ancient Atlantic White Cedar swamp, is an old oak known as the "touch me tree." The tree, whose name was coined by the late Ivan Robinson, is next to the sprawling boughs of giant white pines —...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Middlewoods of Farmington residents enjoyed close encounters with hundreds of beautiful butterflies after a trip to the Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory in Deerfield, MA, on Wednesday, Aug. 6. Residents packed a picnic lunch to enjoy in the outdoor...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 8:29 AM
FARMINGTON — Two University of Connecticut medical students returned to Farmington recently after a 54-day, 3,900-mile cross-country trek to raise money for leukemia research.
Town resident Jonathan Kobles and Greg Kirby of Madison took part in the...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Farmington High School is one of the first schools in Connecticut to partner with Jackson Laboratories to develop a science curriculum that includes introducing students to using genetics to treat disease.
"We want to introduce high school teachers...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:03 PM
STORRS — The University of Connecticut Foundation had its best fundraising year ever, bringing in more than $81 million in new gifts and commitments in the fiscal year that ended on June 30.
The $81.4 million raised represents a sharp increase...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 1:30 PM
AVON — Not many are invited to play golf with President Barack Obama. It's even less likely to get a rain check, like Ray Allen did.
"I had an opportunity over the winter to play with him because he came down to Miami," Allen said on Monday morning...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 4:13 PM
It's nice to read about the work under way to ease anticipated traffic congestion around the UConn Health Center in Farmington [July 31, Farmington Valley Extra, "Route 4 Road Construction In Begins"].
The story, however, totally ignores the vicinity'...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 7:27 PM
HARTFORD — The state is investing $1.55 billion in tax dollars at the University of Connecticut over the next 10 years to bolster research programs and facilities, hire faculty and establish partnerships with the business community.
| Sep 17, 2014
| 4:06 PM
The University of Connecticut generated $3.4 billion in economic activity last year, including more than 24,000 jobs and $202.5 million in state and local tax revenue, according to a report prepared by a Pittsburgh-based consulting firm.
| Sep 14, 2014
| 6:55 PM
HARTFORD – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy had a packed schedule last Monday, attending a chamber of commerce breakfast in Meriden, a ceremony marking the progress on a hospital tower in Farmington and then a meet-and-greet with participants at a charity bike...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 3:52 PM
With only two months left before the election, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced a package of economic proposals Monday to help small businesses in urban communities, create jobs in areas of high unemployment, and increase affordable housing.