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  • READER SUBMITTED: East Hartford Chamber Of Commerce Holds 32 Annual Golf Tournament

    One-hundred twenty golfers and over 15 volunteers turned out for the East Hartford Chamber of Commerce's 32nd Annual Golf Tournament at Ellington Ridge Country Club on June 9. The annual fundraiser supports Chamber functions and their work toward the...
  • Recap: Pirates 5, Cubs 3

    SportsDirect Inc. Recap: Pirates 2, Cubs 1 Pirates 2, Cubs 1: Travis Snider homered and Brandon Cumpton tossed seven shutout innings as visiting Pittsburgh blanked Chicago in the rubber match of a three-game series. Cumpton (3-2) allowed two hits and...
  • Taking the Kids -- to the Caribbean in summer

    Taking the Kids -- to the Caribbean in summer
    Conch shell craft or coconut palm weaving? At the kids club at The Somerset on Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos, teacher Kaye-Ann Irving-Rigby runs a complimentary program for kids as young as three -- even if there is just one child in house -- where they'...
  • Caribbean leaders open summit in Antigua

    The prime minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Tuesday condemned a recently approved naturalization law in the Dominican Republic for children of illegal migrants, saying "the so-called reform law" does not go far enough to reinstate...
  • Pope meets with abuse victims, apologizes for church coverups

    VATICAN CITY Pope Francis met privately with a small group of victims of pedophile priests Monday and apologized for the way the Catholic Church covered up child sex abuse perpetuated by clergy members. "Before God and his people, I express my sorrow for...
  • US anti-drug efforts shift traffickers to Caribbean

    For years, Caribbean governments have voiced concerns that U. S. counter-narcotics efforts in Mexico and Central America would force drug traffickers back into their region to push their products on go-fast boats and cargo ships. Those fears are being...
  • Bachata to the future

    Bachata to the future
    Working as a DJ in the South Florida salsa scene, Jorge Charun watched bachata, a Dominican Republic rhythm and dance, take the place of reggaeton in dance clubs and on the radio. "There's a huge demand for bachata music now," Charun says. "A lot of...
  • Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    Now that Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have shipped off Jeff Samardizja and Jason Hammel, who is going to pick up the pitching slack? Will they immediately bring someone up?  Peter J. S., Cary, Ill. This week in Cincinnati figures to be worth watching....
  • Inside artist Jaume Plensa's giant Millennium Park sculptures

    Inside artist Jaume Plensa's giant Millennium Park sculptures
    Jaume Plensa visited his giant heads the other day. He arrived at a corner of Madison Street and Michigan Avenue, found a park bench and reflected. His giant heads appeared to be doing fine, he said. The older heads hadn't aged very much, and the newer...
  • Sox announce international signings; claim pitcher off waivers

    Sox announce international signings; claim pitcher off waivers
    The White Sox announced the signings of four international prospects Wednesday – catcher Jhoandro Alfaro and infielders Felix Mercedes, Ricky Mota and Amado Nunez. Nunez, a 16-year-old shortstop from the Dominican Republic, is the highest-rated...
  • Cubs' Castro, Samardzija named to NL All-Stars; Rizzo on Final Vote

    WASHINGTON -- Shortstop Starlin Castro will get to be a teammate of Jeff Samardzija for at least one more time. Castro, 24, was rewarded for his rebound season Sunday by being voted by the players to the National League All-Star team. In a weird twist...