Manchester PZC OKs recreational cannabis store for Hale Road
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MANCHESTER — The Planning and Zoning Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved a special exception for a recreational cannabis retail facility, the first application of its kind to be authorized in north central Connecticut.
Law aims to cut abortion wait time
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MANCHESTER — A shortage of women’s reproductive medical professionals is forcing some women to wait weeks before getting access to abortion or other gynecological treatment — an issue a new state law aims to remedy at facilities throughout the state,…
Ostrout takes news helm at Journal Inquirer
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MANCHESTER — Neill Ostrout will take the helm of the Journal Inquirer newsroom as the managing editor, Jim Konrad, is stepping down from the position, effective Friday.
Rastelli-coached Manchester U-12 softball opens tourney with win
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It was a year ago that Rob Rastelli guided the Manchester Little League U-12 baseball All-Star team to the District 8 and state championship and a spot in the World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
High school pool named for Squatrito, judge and swimmer
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MANCHESTER — Dominic Squatrito, the late federal district judge cherished as a vigorous advocate of civil rights and equality, will now be formally recognized for the athleticism of his youth.
Church spruced up ahead of tower 75th anniversary
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MANCHESTER — A historic local church recently received a roughly $65,000 revamp ahead of a special anniversary this week honoring its members who served in World War II.
Plans for new Manchester library unveiled
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MANCHESTER — The decades-long pursuit for a new town library yielded an encouraging update last week, with three sites emerging as potential destinations for a more modern facility.
Crash Involving a Tractor-Trailer Closes Lanes of I-84 West in Manchester
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A crash involving a tractor-trailer has closed multiple lanes of Interstate 84 west in Manchester on Tuesday morning. State Dept. of Transportation officials said a tractor-trailer hit a fixed object on the highway. The left two lanes are closed between exits 59 and 58. It’s unclear if anyone is injured in the incident. There’s no word on when...
Grant to help pay for new roof on Woodbridge Farmstead
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MANCHESTER — The Manchester Historical Society said it has received a $6,000 grant to help cover the cost of installing a new roof on the Woodbridge Farmstead.
Manchester's Puffer third in national 2-mile
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Aidan Puffer was looking to close out Day 2 of the New Balance National Outdoor Track and Field championships on a high note Friday.
Man admits illegally possessing gun in Manchester
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A Hartford man pleaded guilty Wednesday to illegally possessing a gun in a July incident in which he was accused of pointing the gun at another person outside a hookah lounge on Broad Street in Manchester, U.S. Attorney Vanessa Roberts…
YOUR MANCHESTER: Spring water has a storied history
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Highland Park was a source of fresh water, and more, for many town families
Cheney Tech: ‘We are more than grads, we are professionals’
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MANCHESTER — Kurt McKinney, the salutatorian of Howell Cheney Technical High School’s Class of 2022, walked onto the stage during Thursday’s graduation carrying a battered cardboard box.
Cheney Tech graduates
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MANCHESTER — These students graduated from Howell Cheney Technical High School on Thursday:
Summit Rock Cafe opens Monday in Manchester
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A new restaurant, the Summit Rock Cafe, opens Monday, June 20, in the Summit Studios Plaza on Main Street, across from Center Springs Park, in Manchester.
Manchester directors OK open space purchase
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MANCHESTER — In the face of mounting public pressure, the Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize a bid to purchase a large swath of open space at 705 Keeney St. in an amount not to exceed $216,000.
Manchester High School graduates
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MANCHESTER — These students graduated from Manchester High School on Wednesday:
Manchester grads urged to tell their own stories
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MANCHESTER — Students and officials gathered to congratulate Manchester High School’s nearly 500 graduates from the Class of 2022 at a ceremony Wednesday night, with speakers focusing on using COVID-19 pandemic lessons to build a better, more equitable society.
WALKS & TALKS: Take a Great Lawn walk
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The Cheney Brothers National Historic Landmark District Commission will host a history walk in Manchester on Saturday, June 18, at 1 p.m.
Penny’s Place is new kid on the block
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Just-opened Manchester spot on Main Street serves tasty breakfast and lunch
Cassano undecided about Senate re-election bid
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State Sen. Stephen T. Cassano, D-Manchester, said Tuesday he is unsure about running for re-election in November representing the 4th Senate District, which covers Manchester, Glastonbury, Bolton, and Andover.
Tractor-trailer overturns in Manchester, wasting about $10,000 worth of vegetables
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A tractor-trailer carrying squash and zucchini overturned near the Walmart on Buckland Hills Drive in Manchester late Tuesday night, police said.
Truck Carrying Produce Overturns in Manchester
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The driver of a box truck carrying vegetables suffered minor injuries when the vehicle overturned in Manchester late Tuesday night. Police said thousands of dollars worth of squash and zucchini spilled onto the road during the crash. The truck, registered to Northern Valley Farms, Inc. out of Granby, overturned on Buckland Hills Drive near the...
Manchester may reconsider purchase of MDC land
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Manchster may reconsider purchase of MDC land
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MANCHESTER — Some residents and town officials are encouraging the town to reconsider buying 705 Keeney St., a large parcel of open space that is up for sale.
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