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  • Habitat for Humanity home dedicated in Putnam

    When Lorielle Robidas turned the key and opened the door to her new home on Van Den Noort Street in Putnam, a crowd of people cheered her on. Robidas and her children are the 64th family in eastern Connecticut to be given a chance at home ownership with the support of Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Connecticut. That moment she turned the key and let her children inside marked the culmination of hours of volunteer work and support from the Putnam Savings Bank, Christ Church in Pomfret and the Habitat for Humanity Fund for Humanity.
  • Has sugar lost its sweet spot? Paraguayan plant upends market

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The maker of America's top sugar brand Domino Sugar is launching its first no-calorie "natural" sweetener extracted from the stevia plant in Paraguay, the strongest sign yet that the upstart product is threatening to eat into raw-...

    Courant Carrier Lucian Tercyak

    Courant Carrier Lucian Tercyak
    In his own words: Lucian Tercyak, Boston In New Britain, in 1962, I lived on Brooklawn Street. My Courant route started at the corner of Corbin Avenue and Dover Road and was bounded on the east by Corbin Avenue, on the west by Lincoln Street, on the...

    Farms angry at Labor Department crackdown on suspected worker abuses

    OAKLAND, Calif. An attempted crackdown on minimum wage and child labor violations at berry farms in the Pacific Northwest has sparked a backlash that threatens one of the U.S. Labor Department's most potent tools for enforcing protections for farmworkers....

    Infected nurse's quarantined dog may inspire Ebola pet protocols

    WASHINGTON Bentley, the dog owned by Ebola-stricken Texas nurse Nina Pham, is apparently thriving under quarantine being fed, cared for and played with by Dallas workers in full protective gear. In the process, the cute King Charles Spaniel has become...