East Hartford digging out, dodged major hit

East Hartford streets were clear Monday, February 13 giving tired plow operators an opportunity to rest after three storms piled over two feet of snow and ice on local roads. Thursday's storm registered 19 inches of snow, and shoreline towns encountered blizzard conditions and white-outs caused dozens of accidents and spinouts on local roads and highways. Snow continued Sunday with ice topping the mix - and an additional weather encounter may take place Wednesday night into Thursday.

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‘Time to think big’: Larson proposes tunnels for I-84, I-91

When the Interstate Highway System came to Connecticut, the plan was to follow a line directly from Hartford's Flatbush Avenue area toward East Hartford, skirting the densest urban areas of the city. To engineers, that made the most sense. However politics came into play back in the mid-1950s, and at the time cities such as Hartford held sway in everything the state did. The outcome was the highways of today, snaking Interstate 84 directly through the center of Downtown Hartford, a hose of traffic aimed straight into the city center.

Reval complete; Grand List reflects 1.15% increase

The town’s recent real estate revaluation did not result in a significant shift in the balance between commercial and residential properties, according to Town Hall. However no comparison of current versus existing commercial real estate values was provided - only a chart showing the increases or decreases in residential values.

P&W, UTC and governor agree to long-term aerospace commitment called 'historic' and 'transformative'

An agreement between the governor's office and United Technologies Corporation would see the construction of a new Pratt & Whitney headquarters, Engineering Building and UTC Center for Global Research here in East Hartford.



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Town students had top projects in Hartford History Day contest

March 8th Hartford came alive with history! Over 250 excited students from Bloomfield, Broad Brook, Burlington, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Hartford, New Britain, Portland, Southington, Tolland and Windsor shared research projects - papers, website, exhibits, performance or documentary - to volunteer judges at the Hartford District History Day in Connecticut Contest.

Red Sox Spring Training Report

At last the baseball season is here. The Red Sox started off by playing Northeastern University and Boston College. The games were actually much more competitive than in years past. The Sox won both games by the same 5-2 score. No matter what the score, the players from the college teams will always cherish their time at Jet Blue Park. It has to be a milestone for each player and something they can talk about for years.

Rosaleen (Fitzgerald) Sullivan

We've lost a bright light here on earth - one that is now shining on us from heaven. Rosaleen Fitzgerald Sullivan was born to Irish immigrants Nellie (Walsh) and James Fitzgerald on March 24, 1923 and was the youngest of three sisters. She would often say "we grew up poor, but we never knew it". Always surrounded by a large extended family they were rich in simple moments, family stories, lifelong friendships, and always a song.

Virginia 'Ginny' (DiLisio) Lessard

Virginia “Ginny” (DiLisio) Lessard, 89, of Manchester and Riviera Beach, FL, loving wife for over 68 years of the late Lionel J. Lessard, Sr. entered into eternal life on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at her home after a long illness.