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Sen. Murphy announces MLK essay contest

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced the launch of his Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Essay Challenge. Murphy has invited elementary, middle, and high school students from across the state to honor the King’s legacy by submitting essays that reflect on…

Local groups receive education grants

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain (CFGNB) distributed $232,300 in grant awards benefitting non-profit organizations in Plainville, New Britain, Southington, and Berlin, and a number of local organizations received significant awards. The Foundation announces…

Learning about heat transfer

Southington firefighter Jasen Zarcone teaches a class of sixth graders about heat transfer, above, during a seminar at one of Southington’s middle schools during the first two weeks of December. The Southington Fire Department partnered with the local middle schools…