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  • New Athletic Director, Assistant Principal At Avon High School

    AVON — Two new administrators have been hired for Avon High School, including an athletic director. High school Principal Christopher Tranberg has announced that Eileen O'Neil, who has been coordinator of special services for the Simsbury schools,...
  • Coming Out: The Struggle For Gay Rights In Connecticut

    Coming Out: The Struggle For Gay Rights In Connecticut
    The kiss was not planned. Moments after announcing he was gay at a 1990 news conference, then-state Rep. Joe Grabarz embraced friends and colleagues who had come out to support him. One of the well-wishers was a former boyfriend. "I was hugging...
  • Project Concern: A School Busing Experiment That Changed Lives

    Project Concern: A School Busing Experiment That Changed Lives
    The voluntary busing program was pitched in 1966 as a two-year experiment for the underprivileged elementary school children of Hartford. "The initial reaction was fast and negative," the associate dean of the school of education at the University of...
  • Amateur Baseball: Rosado Has Big Day In Hartford's Win

    Ed Rosado had two hits and two RBI as Hartford defeated Newington 9-3 in an American Legion Zone 7 game at Legends Field in Newington. Glynn Baron and Ralph Ramos each had two hits and an RBI for Hartford (4-4). Elvin Gonzalez had two hits and scored...
  • Connecticut's King: Hayes Was A Passionate Voice For Social Justice In Hartford

    Connecticut's King: Hayes Was A Passionate Voice For Social Justice In Hartford
    Just as Martin Luther King Jr. had done a year earlier, King T. Hayes journeyed north from Georgia in the summers of 1945 and 1946 as a student to earn money working in the tobacco fields in Simsbury. And like King, Hayes was struck by the comparative...
  • READER SUBMITTED: American Flag Again Flying Proudly At St. Mary's School

    The American flag is again proudly flying at Saint Mary School thanks to a SMS student and several special volunteers. Luke Doskos, a incoming 6th grader and Tenderfoot Scout with Simsbury Troop 175, was working to complete a scout 2nd class requirement...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Simsbury Resident Graduated From The US Naval Academy

    Brian Alexander Fritz, of Simsbury, graduated with distinction from the United States Naval Academy on May 23. He is a 2010 Simsbury High School graduate and the son of Beatrice Fritz of Simsbury and Joseph Fritz of New Jersey. Ensign Fritz graduated...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Informational Session For Prospective Foster Parents

    Wheeler Clinic will offer an informational session for prospective foster parents on July 10 at the Simsbury Library, 725 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, from 6-8 p.m. This no-obligation event provides information about Wheeler's foster care program. Mature...
  • Preservation Group Marks Centennial Of Heublein Tower

    SIMSBURY — This year is the centennial of the Heublein Tower, one of the state's most prominent landmarks, and a preservation group has planned a series of events to raise money for the tower's preservation and restoration. The Friends of the...
  • Simsbury High Graduates Called 'Earnest, Generous'

     Simsbury High Graduates Called 'Earnest, Generous'
    SIMSBURY — Blessed with clear skies, warm sunshine and a soft breeze, 390 Simsbury High School seniors graduated in an outdoor ceremony at Simsbury Meadows. "All classes have their highlights and strengths, but as I think about this set of...
  • Avon's Towpath School Cupola To Be Restored, Put On Display

    Avon's Towpath School Cupola To Be Restored, Put On Display
    AVON — When the old Towpath School was torn down in 2006, its cupola was saved to remind people of the place where thousands of town students started their education. But it was then locked up in storage and left unseen. That will change,...