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Wheeler High graduation address by Molly Butremovic

Welcome parents, friends, family, Superintendent Nero, Associate Principal Reyes, Chairperson Christine Wagner, faculty and staff, and of course the Class of 2021. Thank you all for being here today to watch as the Class of 2021 says their final goodbye to Wheeler High School. I cannot express how happy I am that after such a crazy year, we are all able to be here -- together -- for graduation.
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Kindness in Real Life: Six bicycles donated by Lefty Cycles Project

Last month, two residential programs at Sound Community Services in New London co-hosted a spring barbecue for residents, including food, music, games, graffiti art, sidewalk chalk and a motivational guest speaker, Dylan Howley, from The Lefty Cycles Project. Sound Community Services and The Lefty Cycles Project are collaborating to help...
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Nature Notes: Maggie Jones takes a walk on the wild side

If you ever have an opportunity to go birdwatching with Maggie Jones, do it! It is a special treat. Four of us, for example, recently toured the Copp Family Park in Groton, a 240-acre birding paradise with Jones, who is a veritable institution in New London County, sought after for her expertise in ornithology, botany, biology, and ecology.

Two Women Arrested After Suspicious Packages Left At CT Capitol

Two wanted women were taken into police custody following a months-long investigation into suspicious packages that were left on the grounds of the Connecticut State Capitol. Police in Connecticut announced the arrests of Hartford County resident Erin Melocowsky, age 19, of Manchester, and New London County resident Olivia Rae Rinkes, age 30, of North Stonington, who are facing disorderly conduct charges and have each been released on a $5,000 bail following the investigation.
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Mother and daughter cope with grief by raising awareness, connecting addicts to services

Matthew Barrett died in November 2015 at the age of 32 because he was too ashamed to seek help, his mother, Kathleen Dufficy, said. “Because of the stigma involved, Matthew did not seek treatment. He was judged. There was a lot of blame,” said Dufficy, a retired court clerk, who founded Matt’s Mission, a nonprofit organization in Jewett City, which provides education and awareness about drug abuse, connects individuals battling substance-use disorders to treatment and services, and supports them on their path to recovery.
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'Those People': Simply people

An audience of more than 500 people of diverse race, age and gender went to a premiere at the Garde Arts Center Thursday evening. Those people — many of them out at a post-pandemic public event for the first time — were present because on the big screen was "Those People": a documentary film about the origins and 10-year run of the New London Youth Talent Show.
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Storm clouds offer sky show in northern New London County

Storm clouds were looming over Mohegan Sun and Trading Cove on Friday as a line of thunderstorms moved across northern New London County. The next several days in the region are expected to be hot and humid. High temperatures will reach the upper 70s along the shoreline and near 90 inland Saturday, according to the Meteorological Studies and Weather Center at Western Connecticut State University. After that, highs are forecast to be in the 80s along the shoreline and in the 90s inland into early next week.
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Parts of CT under severe thunderstorm warning

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of New London and Middlesex counties into the late afternoon Friday. The warning applies to west central New London County and north central Middlesex County, according to the National Weather Service. The agency said a “nearly stationary” severe storm was located...