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Willimantic (Windham, Connecticut)

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  • Sandy Hook's Aftermath: Offering Support, Finding Help

    IF YOU WANT TO HELP: The Newtown Bee reports that Newtown town officials and community leaders asked Wednesday that people "temporarily halt any further dispatching of goods to the community, its schools, churches and nonprofit organizations." They said...
  • Studies Suggest There Are Far More Campus Rapes Than The Official Numbers Indicate

    Studies Suggest There Are Far More Campus Rapes Than The Official Numbers Indicate
    It's the stuff of a hideous higher-ed Halloween nightmare: sexual assault, campus fear, rape-culture environments, an ugly federal lawsuit against a prestigious institution, and an ongoing national crisis of violence against women. Earlier this month,...
  • Annual CT Safe Teen Video Contest: Top 10 Available On YouTube

    West Hartford's Hall High School had the best performance of any in Connecticut among teens who made videos to promote safe driving — producing three of the top 10 YouTube clips, judged by insurance executives and state Department of Motor...
  • Middletown Cops Called to Investigate Apparent Voter Intimidation Case

    At least one apparent attempt at voter intimidation in Connecticut Tuesday resulted in police being called in to investigate, according to Middletown election officials. Republican Registrar of Voters Janice Gionfriddo says a man tried to put up...
  • Windham Schools: Moving In The Wrong Direction

    Windham Schools: Moving In The Wrong Direction
    Five years ago Windham had a blue-ribbon school. The small, blue-collar community in eastern Connecticut, which includes the city of Willimantic, had a nationally recognized urban elementary school and Windham schools were considered to be among the best...
  • Novel Approach: Author Salman Rushdie at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic

    Novel Approach:  Author Salman Rushdie at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic
    Indian-British novelist Salman Rushdie (pictured) will appear at Eastern Connecticut State University to kick off the college's Annual Arts and Lecture Series. He has led an illustrious, nearly forty-year-long career in literature, which recently hit a...
  • Teacher After Abusing Student: Castrate Me

    Teacher After Abusing Student: Castrate Me
    A school teacher from a Willimantic magnet school was given 13 years in prison after being caught having sex with a 15-year-old student. Adam Friedman, 46, of Newington, received his sentence Thursday after pleading guilty to second-degree sexual...
  • Paintings by Gary Jacobs on display at Gallery at the Lily Pad in Willimantic

    Paintings by Gary Jacobs on display at Gallery at the Lily Pad in Willimantic
    As part of its Contemporary Art Series, the Lily Pad brings in paintings by Connecticut artist Gary Jacobs, whose works (including "Jesus Falling," pictured), will hang there throughout the month. Jacobs' quasi-religious art, which over the years has been...
  • Designer Ann Pedro's jewelry on display at Windham Textile and History Museum in Willimantic

    Designer Ann Pedro's jewelry on display at Windham Textile and History Museum in Willimantic
    Connecticut jewelry designer Ann Pedro's steampunk creations (pictured) get center stage at the Windham Textile Museum all the way through August. It's part of the museum's upcoming focus on steampunk (additional programs arrive on June 16 and 23). Head...
  • Local Hero: Eastford Man First Union General To Die In Civil War

    Local Hero: Eastford Man First Union General To Die In Civil War
    Gen. Nathaniel Lyon died at the right time. Raised in eastern Connecticut, the 43-year-old West Point graduate was killed while commanding the Union forces at the Battle of Wilson's Creek near Springfield, Mo., on Aug. 10, 1861. He became the first...
  • Extra Stress From Holidays Can Trigger Domestic Violence

    The holidays can mean festivities and family gatherings. But for families already dealing with domestic violence, the holidays and periods of economic stress may trigger abuse, said Kristi Salters-Pedneault. The clinical psychologist and assistant...