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

A forum focused on our water supply – including who decides how it’s used – will be hosted by The League of Women Voters of Northeastern Connecticut (formerly the League of Women Voters of Mansfield) and the Connecticut Institute of Water Resources (CIWR) on Monday, July 29 from 7-9 p.m. at the Elks Lodge (lower level), located at 198 Pleasant St. in Willimantic.

A forum focused on our water supply – including who decides how it’s used – will be hosted by The League of Women Voters of Northeastern Connecticut (formerly the League of Women Voters of Mansfield) and the Connecticut Institute of Water Resources (CIWR) on Monday, July 29 from 7-9 p.m. at the Elks Lodge (lower level), located at 198 Pleasant St. in Willimantic.

Press Release

A forum focused on our water supply – including who decides how it’s used – will be hosted by The League of Women Voters of Northeastern Connecticut (formerly the League of Women Voters of Mansfield) and the Connecticut Institute of Water Resources (CIWR at UConn) on Monday, July 29 from 7-9 p.m. at the Elks Lodge (lower level), located at 198 Pleasant St. in Willimantic.

This event is free and open to the public.

The “Regional Water: Where Is It? Who Uses It? Who Decides?” program will be wide-ranging and fast-paced, with three different panel discussions:

  • Regional Water Resources,
  • Regional Water Systems, and
  • Water, Economic Development and Regional Planning

Panelists include water experts from the University of Connecticut, representatives from Windham Water Works, CT Water Company and representatives from the Economic Development Commissions of Windham, Tolland and Mansfield.

Members of each panel will give very brief presentations, with most of the time allotted to answering written questions from the audience.

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Willimantic Police Officer shot, man found dead

June 25, 2013 Local News No Comments
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Police have released the name of the 34-year-old man who allegedly shot a Willimantic Police officer responding to a call for assistance at a Tunxis Lane home.

By Brenda Sullivan

CORRECTION - Andrew Samuolis was scheduled to appear in Superior Court GA 11 in Danielson, CT on Wednesday, June 26. The location of the court was incorrectly reported in the original post. Samuolis is charged with breach of peace and interfering with police, but according to Lt. Vance, additional charges are expected as the investigation continues.

Police have released the name of the 34-year-old man who allegedly shot a Willimantic Police officer responding to a call for assistance at a Tunxis Lane home.

In a press conference at 4 p.m. today, State Police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance said police had received a phone call requesting a “well-being check” and when they arrived at the home, a white male – now identified as Andrew Samuolis – ambushed and shot a police officer in the arm.

They also found the body of another male in the house. Police were not disclosing this person’s identity as of this posting.

The suspect fled on foot into a wooded area. Police called for assistance and police dogs were brought in for the search.

Lt. Vance said gun fire was exchanged between the suspect and police.

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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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