Journal Inquirer

Class of 2023 recruit Samuels commits to UConn women

A third recruit from the high school Class of 2023 has decided to join the UConn women's basketball team. Qadence Samuels -- a 6-foot-2 wing from Bishop McNamara High in Forestville, Maryland -- announced her commitment to the Huskies on Twitter Saturday. She is rated the No. 35 recruit in the class by ESPN.
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Bolton Lake closed for pesticide treatment

BOLTON — Lower Bolton Lake will be treated with pesticide on June 27 from 8 a.m to 5 p.m., town officials said. There should be no boating, fishing, or swimming in the lake until June 28. There should also be no drinking or cooking of the water, and no watering of livestock until July 1. Using the water for irrigation purposes is prohibited until July 3.

UConn student admitted to pretrial diversion program

A University of Connecticut student accused of drawing swastikas on buildings on campus has been granted admission to a pre-trial probationary program. Kristopher Pieper, 22, who lived in Enfield at the time of his arrest, was granted admission to the accelerated rehabilitation program Friday in Vernon Superior Court. If he successfully completes the program, the charges he is facing will be dropped.

Graduates serenaded as they leave Tolland High

TOLLAND — As graduates received their diplomas and flipped their tassels at Tolland High School’s graduation ceremony Friday, they were serenaded by a recent alumnus. Patrick Halgren, Class of 2010, addressed the newest graduating class with a rendition of “I Will Always Love You” as the crowd stood and applauded his singing skills.