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October 25, 2013 Feature, Local News No Comments

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Posted October 25, 2013

Learn more about rights of special ed students

October 9, 2013 Areawide, Local News No Comments
At the Oct. 16 meeting, Atty. David Shaw will explain the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (also known as IDEA) and the legal rights conferred to children and parents by this federal law.

At the Oct. 16 meeting, Atty. David Shaw will explain the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (also known as IDEA) and the legal rights conferred to children and parents by this federal law.

Press Release

Success Special Education PTO will present, The Legal Rights of Children and Parents Under Special Education Law, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Willington Public Library, 7 Ruby Road.

This talk is open to residents of Willington and neighboring towns.

Success Special Education PTO is a resource for parents and families in Willington, Tolland, Stafford, Ashford, Mansfield and surrounding areas.

It meets monthly at the Willington Public Library. Meetings regularly feature speakers and presentations on topics of interest to parents.

The meeting schedule is posted here www.successsepto.org

At the Oct. 16 meeting, Atty. David Shaw will explain the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (also known as IDEA) and the legal rights conferred to children and parents by this federal law.

State Sen. Tony Guglielmo also will be present to receive the group’s Spirit of SEPTO Award.

Coming up – “Spectrum Unplugged” returns to Willington on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Don’t miss this panel of young adults with autism as they talk about their challenges and achievements.

All children are welcome. There will be a lunch of pizza and beverages.

Posted October 9, 2013

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Willington man killed in motorcycle crash

September 24, 2013 Local News No Comments
Connecticut State Police Troop C report that 58-year-old Kemp Stewart of Willington was killed when his motorcycle hit a deer this morning. Photo source: Facebook

Connecticut State Police Troop C report that 58-year-old Kemp Stewart of Willington was killed when his motorcycle hit a deer this morning. Photo source: Facebook

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

Connecticut State Police Troop C report that a 58-year-old Willington man was killed early this morning (Sept. 24) after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a deer.

The accident took place about 6:40 a.m. on Potter School Road, which is also listed on the police report issued by Officer Bruce Taylor Jr. as the same street where the victim, Kemp B. Stewart Jr., lived, at 79 Potter School Road.

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EO Smith presents Still Life with Iris

“Still Life is Iris,” by Steven Dietz, is a fantastical adventure that centers on a young girl’s search for the simplest of things: home.  Iris lives with her mother in the land of Nocturno – a magical place in which workers make, by night, all of the things we see in the world by day.

“Still Life is Iris,” by Steven Dietz, is a fantastical adventure that centers on a young girl’s search for the simplest of things: home. Iris lives with her mother in the land of Nocturno – a magical place in which workers make, by night, all of the things we see in the world by day.

Press Release

Mark your calendars… “Still Life with Iris,” a full-length family friendly show, will be performed in October by the talented actors of the award-winning E.O. Smith Drama Club, directed by Lenore Grunko.

“Still Life is Iris,” by Steven Dietz, is a fantastical adventure that centers on a young girl’s search for the simplest of things: home.

Iris lives with her mother in the land of Nocturno – a magical place in which workers make, by night, all of the things we see in the world by day.

Also, in Nocturno, the Great Goods are determined to have the “best” of everything on their island – and therefore take Iris away from her home and bring her to Great Island to be their daughter.

To ease the pain of this separation, they remove her Past Coat, leaving her with no memory of her home or family.

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Connecticut Water refutes criticisms of UConn water plan

Connecticut Water CEO Eric Thornburg was a guest on CTV14s "Town Talk" regarding UConn's future water needs.

Connecticut Water CEO Eric Thornburg was a guest on CTV14′s “Town Talk,” regarding UConn’s future water needs.

Letter to the Editor

Editor’s note: The following is a rebuttal to a Letter to the Editor published by HTNP News on Aug. 8, 2013 by Atty. Halloran, counsel for the Metropolitan District Commission, “UConn water plan is short-sighted.”

Connecticut Water Company is pleased it was chosen by the University of Connecticut Board of Trustees, following an Environmental Impact Evaluation (EIE), to bring additional water supply to the university and the Town of Mansfield to serve the community’s long-term water needs.

The comprehensive EIE process undertaken by the town and university clearly demonstrates that the Connecticut Water proposal is the most economically sound, financially responsible option, with the least environmental impact.

As important, the option is deemed to be the most consistent with Connecticut’s state Plan of Conservation and Development.

The parties are now engaged in preparing the necessary agreements and plans to implement this important public-private partnership.

Connecticut Water will continue to serve our customers and easily provide for the projected water supply needs of the university and the Mansfield area.

These needs, estimated to peak at 2.2 million gallons of water per day (mgd) over the next 50 years, will come from our Shenipsit Lake Reservoir, which has a capacity of 5 billion gallons of water, a registered diversion of 15 mgd and an approved safe yield of 10 mgd. These water supply reserves far exceed the company’s average daily reservoir withdrawal of 4 mgd.

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Willington man killed in Route 44 crash

August 21, 2013 Local News No Comments

yellow-tape-500pixelsCoventry Police reported today (Aug. 21) that two people were killed this morning in a one-car crash on Route 44.

The accident was reported at 1:37 a.m., according to police, and occurred on Route 44 west of North River Road.

Police identified the victims of the crash as 25-year-old Jessica Clark of Brigham Tavern Road, Coventry and 20-year-old Walter Parsell of Timber Lane, Willington.

In the statement released by Coventry Police, they state, “We extend our sympathies to the families and friends of the victims of this tragic accident.”

Police say the vehicle, a 2000 Honda Civic, was being driven east on Route 44 when it left the road and struck a utility pole.

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Agnes J. Kennedy April 11 1936 – July 27 2013

July 29, 2013 Obituaries No Comments
Agnes Julia (McGann) Kennedy, 77, of Willington, Connecticut, joined the angels July 27, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital surrounded by family and friends.

Agnes Julia (McGann) Kennedy, 77, of Willington, Connecticut, joined the angels July 27, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital surrounded by family and friends.

Agnes Julia (McGann) Kennedy, 77, of Willington, Connecticut, joined the angels July 27, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital surrounded by family and friends.

She was born April 11, 1936 in Benton, New Brunswick, Canada, the youngest of 8 siblings: Francis, Lawrence, Katherine, Gregory, Margaret, Mary, and Patrick, born to the late Alice and Edward McGann.

On Nov. 4, 1954 she married the love of her life, Fredrick Kennedy.

Agnes is survived by her husband and their 5 children, Debbie, Bonita, Gerald, Margaret, Michael and their spouses.

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Missing girl located

July 23, 2013 Local News No Comments
Connecticut State Police are searching for a missing 17-year-old girl who may be in Coventry, Manchester or Enfield – Kaytlyn Wasilewski – who was last seen on Saturday, July 20, 2013. Photo source: Coventry CT Police

Connecticut State Police are searching for a missing 17-year-old girl who may be in Coventry, Manchester or Enfield – Kaytlyn Wasilewski – who was last seen on Saturday, July 20, 2013. Photo source: Coventry CT Police

Update July 24: According to an email from Coventry Police Chief Mark Palmer, Kaytlyn has been located. Additonal details were not available as of this posting.

Press Release

Connecticut State Police are searching for a missing 17-year-old girl who may be in Coventry, Manchester or Enfield – Kaytlyn Wasilewski – who was last seen on Saturday, July 20, 2013.

She is described as a white female with brown hair, 5’7″ and weighing 155 pounds. Police do not have a description of what she was wearing when last seen.

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Connecticut Water refutes criticisms of UConn water plan

Connecticut Water Eric Thornburg from Town Talk

Connecticut Water is well positioned to provide the water necessary to meet the needs identified for the University and the community over the 50 year planning horizon. The EIE considered the projected demands for the University’s Tech Park and the Next Generation initiative, as well as the Town of Mansfield’s plans for redevelopment of the Four Corners, the proposed managed care facility, and other potential development in the community consistent with their local plans.

Future of local water supply is topic of public forum July 29

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Questions about water sources, usage and quality have come into focus recently in light of the Storrs Center development, UConn’s plans to bring in water to support a new Tech Park and the concurrent needs of the towns in this region, particularly in terms of their own development plans.

Coventry Farmers Market invites you to a ‘wellness’ swap

SWAPPERS logo Coventry Farmers Market 2013

As always, anything handmade, handcrafted or homegrown is swappable. But remember – you must sign up and bring something to get something in return!

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