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A couple of dozen incoming students, name tags affixed, walked past a pair of concrete-and-brick sculptures formed into pavilions 24 feet square in the expansive courtyard of Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport on Thursday evening.

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SHERMAN — Standing at Deer Pond Farm where Kathy and Walter Wriston once lived, the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Cathy Hagadorn explained how the late couple fell in love with maintaining the more than 800 acres.

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GOSHEN — Just a few hours into the second day of the Pop-Up Market at Sunset Meadow Vineyard, owner Judy Motel was already planning when to have a second market since the two-day event was a rousing success with a large, sprawling crowd at picnic tables, the outdoor bistro, and sitting on th…

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TORRINGTON — The fallout from the 2015 earthquake in Nepal may not be entirely visible to this day. Two 7.0-plus-magnitude earthquakes struck Nepal, killing more than 8,500 people and injuring about 21,000. But those with injuries that were left untreated or treated with subpar medicine cont…

WASHINGTON D.C. — In 1960, the students of Kent School. in Kent, became part of a landmark study called Project Talent. The study included more than 400,000 teenagers from all walks of life and presented a snapshot of a generation coming of age on the cusp of a new era. It was the most compr…

WOODBURY — The Glebe House Museum announces a grant from ION Bank Foundation in the amount of $1,000 to help support their Summer Experience Programs for children according to a news release from the museum. Thanks to the ION Bank Foundation’s support the Glebe House has several full and par…

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TORRINGTON — The challenge of running as an independent candidate for governor was clear Wednesday morning when Oz Griebel and his running mate, Monte Frank, arrived at the Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce for a scheduled candidate forum, only to be met with an empty room.

WASHINGTON — The Glenholme School, a special needs boarding and day school, celebrated its fourteenth commencement in Washington on Wednesday, June 20. It was an important celebration for the Class of 2018 and for Glenholme, as the occasion is distinguished by the school’s 50th anniversary s…

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Towns and cities aross Connecticut are getting ready to celebrate Independence Day with fireworks. We’ve compiled a list of fireworks displays across the state this summer. Many are held in conjunction with concerts or festivals, and other towns may also be hosting events not included on this list.

LITCHFIELD — “Renegade (S)heroes: Faithful ‘Rulebreakers’ ‘Changemakers’” presented by the esteemed Rev. Dr. Shelley D. Best of Hartford will be offered on Saturday, June 23 between 9:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at the Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center at 229 East Litchfield Road in Litch…

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WOODBURY — Come stretch, laugh, and cuddle with the Flanders’ goats, for a yoga class unlike any you’ve experienced before! Goat Yoga is the latest exercise to capture the imaginations and hearts of people everywhere and this is a chance to experience it for yourself.

WASHINGTON — On June 9, Head of School Peter Becker and The Gunnery board of trustees officiated at a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Thomas S. Perakos Arts and Community Center, according to a news release from organizers.

ROXBURY — The Minor Memorial Library in Roxbury presents a book signing and author talk by historian Richard (Deej) Webb of his just-published book “Boats Against the Current: The Honeymoon Summer of Scott and Zelda” on Saturday, June 30, at 2 p.m., stated a press release from the Library.

SHARON — July 4 weekend festivities have never been more exciting in lovely Sharon, when the Sharon Historical Society & Museum presents its long-awaited biennial Great Attic Classic, a tag sale and silent auction, according to a news release from organizers.

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NEW HAVEN — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal Monday called on the Trump administration to stop the “inhumane, immoral” policy of separating children from their parents at the border as they seek asylum, a decision that has spread fear among undocumented immigrants here.

WASHINGTON — Celebrating the longest day of the year during the summer solstice has gone on for centuries, and some of the most interesting celebrations and rituals are those practiced by Native Americans. This year the summer solstice occurs on June 21 and the Institute of American Indian S…

KENT — The Kent Memorial Library, Prism Health Advocates and Joseph Baxer, president of the United Nations Association of Connecticut, present “Creating Communities Free of Domestic Violence: A Key to Women’s Health and Equality.” This topic will be explored by D. Elizabeth “Betsey” Mauro, e…

WOODBURY — The summer months are a bounty of ripe berries, nectar-laden edible flowers, and edible mushrooms carpeting the forest floor. On Saturday, June 16 Flanders will be holding a program on these plants and mushrooms according to a press release from Flanders.

WINCHESTER — The annual camp at ECAD in Winchester has proved to be a popular attraction for kids age 9-13 over the years by offering activities that involve interacting with the dogs Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities is educating to be service dogs, according to a news release fr…