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Rubber Ducks To Race Down Hockanum River  Hartford Courant

CT River Valley Chamber of Commerce Rubber Duck Race.



Lillian Strumski  Hartford Courant

Lillian Strumski, 94, of East Hartford, Connecticut passed away peacefully on May 12, 2019. Lillian was born June 29, 1924 to Calogero and Calogera Lauria.



Ronald Pelton Sr.  Hartford Courant

Ronald O. Pelton Sr., 86, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Nancy A. (Williams) Pelton, died peacefully on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at home, surrounded by ...



East Hartford High School worker on leave pending DCF, school district investigation  Hartford Courant

A behavior manager at East Hartford High School has been placed on leave during an investigation, a school official said Wednesday. A grandmother says the ...



Secretary DeVos invited to visit East Hartford schools — again  The CT Mirror

Almost two years ago, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was speaking to a congressional panel when she singled out East Hartford as one of the nation's ...



Students, Teachers Worried About Mold in East Hartford High School  NBC Connecticut

Is there a mold problem at East Hartford High School? Some teachers and students are worried mold is making them sick.



U.S. News Best High Schools: Heres How 163 CT Schools Ranked  Darien, IL Patch

Best CT High Schools In America U.S. NewS - Darien, CT - You may be surprised to see what CT schools rank among the nation's best. We also have CT's best.



U.S. News Best High Schools: East Haven High Makes Elite List  East Haven, CT Patch

EAST HAVEN, CT — U.S. News & World Report released its 2019 Best High Schools list this week and East Haven High School was ranked both nationally and ...



East Hartford High School Student-Athletes Earn Fall Honors  Hartford, CT Patch

East Hartford HS Student-Athletes Earn Fall Honors - Greater Hartford, CT - A total of 18 Hornets received All-CCC recognition for their efforts during the fall ...



U.S. News Best High Schools 2019: Oxford High Makes Elite List  Oxford, CT Patch

Best CT High Schools In America U.S. News - Oxford, CT - U.S. News & World Report released its high school rankings. See how Oxford High School did.



See Where Greenwich High School Ranks Among States Best: List  Greenwich, CT Patch

CT's Best High Schools: U.S. News & World Report - Greenwich, CT - U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the best high schools in the nation and CT For ...



U.S. News Best High Schools 2019: Milford Schools Make Elite List  Milford, CT Patch

Best CT High Schools In America U.S. News - Milford, CT - U.S. News & World Report released its high school rankings. See how Joseph A. Foran and Jonathan ...



New Principal Named At East Hartford Elementary School  Hartford Courant

A veteran local teacher and administrator has been named principal of Mayberry Elementary School. Joseph H. LeRoy was among 34 applicants for the position ...



School-By-School Vaccination Rates In CT Released | Across Connecticut, CT  Patch.com

CONNECTICUT — The State Department of Health released a school-by-school list of vaccination rates in Connecticut. The decision comes after a number of ...



U.S. News: Pomperaug and Nonnewaug High Make Elite List  Woodbury, CT Patch

Best CT High Schools In America U.S. News - Woodbury-Middlebury, CT - U.S. News & World Report released its high school rankings. See how Pomeraug and ...



Student arrested for East Hartford High School social media threat  WFSB

A student's social media threat prompted an increased police presence at East Hartford High School on Monday.



Girl featured on Channel 3 for helping East Hartford community passes away  WFSB

The East Hartford community is grieving the loss of a young student whose life inspired others every day.



See Where Norwalks High Schools Rank Among States Best: List  Norwalk, CT Patch

CT's Best High Schools: U.S. News & World Report - Norwalk, CT - U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the best high schools in the nation and CT For ...



Free prom dresses available | East Hartford  Journal Inquirer

EAST HARTFORD — High school students can pick out formal dresses and matching accessories at East Hartford High School tonight and Thursday free of ...



East Hartford Parks and Rec are hosting an underwater egg hunt  WTNH.com

Easter is on it's way and so are those fun activities for children!



East Hartford High School hosts teacher from China  Journal Inquirer

EAST HARTFORD — Now several months into a yearlong program in an unfamiliar country, Huihui Yang of Tongling, China, says she hasn't had time for ...



EHHS grads congratulated for activism, achievements | East Hartford  Journal Inquirer

HARTFORD — The 450 graduates packing the front rows of the Bushnell theater on Friday for East Hartford High School's commencement exercises heard a ...



Extra Police at East Hartford High School Because of ‘General’ Snapchat Message  NBC Connecticut

Additional police are at East Hartford High School Friday as a precaution because of a Snapchat message that had a photo of a gun and mentioned “EHHS.”



DeVos invited to visit CT school district  CTPost

Almost two years ago, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was speaking to a congressional panel when she singled out East Hartford as one of the nation's ...



Hedge Fund Billionaire Makes Record Donation To Connecticut Public Schools  WNPR News

Billionaire hedge fund manager Ray Dalio and his wife Barbara are making a $100 million donation to Connecticut Public Schools. It's part of what the state.



Track sets impossible pace  The Southington Observer

By KEVIN ROBERTS. STAFF WRITER. Southington outdoor track and field was busy last week, and it went beyond the typical rhythm of a dual meet-invitational ...



EHHS student charged with threatening school | East Hartford  Journal Inquirer

EAST HARTFORD — Police arrested an East Hartford High School student Monday who is alleged to have made threats to the school and graduation ...



Police presence increased at East Hartford High School for Monday  WFSB

The East Hartford Superintendent of Schools said on Sunday that there will be an increase of presence of officers at East Hartford High School on Monday ...



Patrick Joseph Fitzgerald  Hartford Courant

Patrick Joseph Fitzgerald (57), of East Hartford, CT, passed away surrounded by his family on Monday April 1, 2019 at Hartford Hospital. Patrick (Pat) was born ...



Look up how your school performs under Connecticut's annual statewide assessment  Hartford Courant

The Connecticut State Department of Education has released the latest results from the Next Generation Accountability System. See how your school did.



East Hartford High School graduates  Journal Inquirer

EAST HARTFORD — These students graduated from East Hartford High School on Friday.



Lifeguards needed in East Hartford, job fair Thursday  FOX61 Hartford

EAST HARTFORD — As temperatures continue to rise and the summer months roll in, local pools will get crowded once again. If you are interested in taking a ...



Courtney slams DeVos for failing to respond to East Hartford high letters  The CT Mirror

Washington – Rep. Joe Courtney on Tuesday lashed out at Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for her failure to respond to letters from Connecticut officials and ...



Primo time for Spears, Windsor in tourney win over East Hartford  Journal Inquirer

BERLIN — Windsor High junior Amir Spears ended the regular season on a high note, scoring 26 points in a 14-point win over Bloomfield.



Students still waiting for school uniforms, superintendent relaxes dress code  Journal Inquirer

EAST HARTFORD — Parents who ordered their children's required school uniforms over two months ago are still waiting for the school system's uniform vendor ...



East Hartford Names Teacher Of The Year  Hartford Courant

East Hartford teacher of the year for 2019 is Mary Bieler.



EH names its teacher of year | East Hartford  Journal Inquirer

EAST HARTFORD — A seven-year educator who started her career as a student teacher at East Hartford High School has formally been named the town's ...



Anthony J. Calabrese  Hartford Courant

Anthony J. Calabrese, 91, of South Windsor, CT passed away Sunday, March 24, 2019, with family by his side. Sonny, as he was known, was the husband of ...



Former Town Council Member And Local Teacher Dies  Hartford Courant

Marylee A. Hickey, a former town council member, local teacher and jump-roping coach, died Friday in Florida. She was 66. Council Minority Leader Esther ...



After the donation, the $100 million question  The CT Mirror

The Dalio Foundation's pledge last Friday to donate $100 million toward Connecticut's schools is being hailed as good news, but it also opens a Pandora's Box ...



Q&A With 2019 Villanova WR Signee, Jaquan Allen  247Sports

On the first day of the football early signing period this week, Villanova received a signed NLI from Class of 2019 stand-out performer, Jaquan Allen. VUSports ...



FOOTBALL: Southington erases early deficit, gains payback on East Hartford  Meriden Record-Journal

EAST HARTFORD — Friday night's CCC clash of titans lived up to expectations. Round 2 just may come in the Class LL playoffs. In a game that featured big ...



DeVos could rock East Hartford and Courtney with right reply on schools  Journal Inquirer

When it comes to East Hartford High School, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos still doesn't really know what she was talking about a year ago when she ...



Tompkins, EH overpower Manchester | Sports  Journal Inquirer

EAST HARTFORD — There's only one way to play against a stiff breeze and that is to run like the wind.



Marguerite M. Daigle  Hartford Courant

Marguerite Mary Daigle ("Rita"), beloved mother, sister, and daughter was peacefully called home on January 17, 2019. Marguerite was born in Hartford, ...



Many Connecticut Students Are Heading Back To Schools Without Air Conditioning. How Does The Heat Affect Learn  Hartford Courant

A hot time in the classroom is expected for students returning to school on Tuesday and Wednesday. Temperatures may reach triple digits and humidity will be ...



"Voice Of East Hartford High School" Named District's Teacher Of The Year  Hartford Courant

For "a guy who's always talking, who talks too much," Matthew Martucci said Thursday, the honor of being named the school district's teacher of the year was.



Knights keep their eyes on the prize: Football wasn't sidetracked by East Hartford challenge  The Southington Observer

By KEVIN ROBERTS. STAFF WRITER. Southington fans had already circled this Friday's game on the calendar, but the Blue Knights weren't looking ...



East Hartford High School Teacher Of The Year  Hartford Courant

Matthew Martucci is East Hartford High School's 2018 teacher of the year. Martucci was also selected as East Hartford school district's teacher of the year.



East Hartford Students Protest After Betsy DeVos Comments  NBC Connecticut

Several students, teachers and parents rallied outside East Hartford High School Tuesday to protest after the U.S. Education Secretary criticized the school ...



DeVos Continues To Use East Hartford As Example Of Public School Failure  Hartford Courant

As she tours the country, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is continuing to tell the story of an East Hartford student who described the local high school as "a.



Raymond G. Tedeschi  Hartford Courant

In grave sadness we announce the death, following a cardiac arrest and brief illness, of our son, brother, partner, family, and friend; Raymond Gabriel Tedeschi.



'Michael' Tells His East Hartford School Story  Hartford Courant

Op-ed: After U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos told the story of Michael Robert Biagioni's unhappy experience in East Hartford Schools he was deluged ...



Charles B. Weis  Hartford Courant

Charles B. "Chuck" Weis Jr., 74, of South Windsor, widower of Donna M. Weis passed away March 24, 2019. Chuck was born in Dayton, Ohio on March 26, 1944 ...



A New Kind of Mega-Grant Announced to Connecticut Public Schools  Nonprofit Quarterly

A Connecticut family that made its wealth off of hedge funds offers to ante up $100 million to improve outcomes in the state's low-income public schools.



Plane takes an emergency landing in East Hartford  WFSB

Officials said a plane took an emergency landing near Pratt and Whitney in East Hartford on Saturday.



Time is the most valuable resource, EHHS grads told  Journal Inquirer

EAST HARTFORD — East Hartford High School's 460 graduates were implored to remain passionate and driven as the doors close on their high school ...



CIBA graduation | Connecticut & Region  Journal Inquirer

Victoria Santana, of Hartford, Connecticut IB Academy Class of 2018, is surrounded by her family in the East Hartford High School lobby following ...



CIBA graduates told to find joy in work, achievements  Journal Inquirer

EAST HARTFORD — After four years of tireless efforts, 49 students were urged to celebrate their accomplishments but stay humble as they graduated from the ...



Newport Jazz Assembly Program expands to CT under the direction of Javon Jackson  What'sUpNewp

Newport Festivals Foundation is expanding the reach of its popular Newport Jazz Assembly program with the introduction of theJackie McLean Jazz Studies ...



East Hartford Public Schools reacts to DeVos comments  WFSB

A Connecticut school district is reacting to comments made by the National Education Secretary on Wednesday.



Katherine Maio  Hartford Courant

Katherine "Katie" (McLaughlin) Maio, 74, of Wethersfield, beloved wife for 15 years of Marco Maio, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving ...



Cynthia G. Stason  Hartford Courant

Cynthia Gail (Risley) Stason, 79, of East Hartford and formerly of Belleville, IL, peacefully passed away on Monday, January 21, 2019 with caring family nearby ...



East Hartford High School | Honor Rolls  Journal Inquirer

EAST HARTFORD — These students were named to East Hartford High School's fourth-quarter honor roll.



'Fake' news site reports STD cases would close EHartford school  Journal Inquirer

EAST HARTFORD — A small news article from an alternative news website alarmed some residents Friday when it falsely claimed East Hartford High School ...



EH man gets big break in federal drug, gun case — time served  Journal Inquirer

An East Hartford man who could have received more than 11 years in prison for federal drug trafficking and gun crimes committed in association with a violent ...



Ed. Secretary DeVos calls out East Hartford schools as ‘a dangerous daycare’  FOX 61

EAST HARTFORD -- Local leaders are speaking out strongly after U.S. Education Secretary Betsy Devos called East Hartford schools 'a dangerous daycare' ...



Troubled schools on trial: Who’s in charge? State vs. local control  The CT Mirror

Tracy Snyder, a science teacher at East Hartford High School, was being asked to explain to a Superior Court judge how so many students who read and do ...



Sandra A. Abo  Hartford Courant

Sandra Ann (Konon) Abo, 71, of East Hartford, loving wife of 45 years of Bill E. Abo, entered into eternal life on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Born in Hartford on ...



CT students speak out against gun violence  WFSB

Connecticut students are speaking out against gun violence and saying prayers are not enough.



Manufacturing program opens doors for Synergy students | Business  Journal Inquirer

EAST HARTFORD — Two Synergy High School seniors, who once lacked the drive to graduate and find a career, have completed a rigorous pre-apprenticeship ...



High School Graduation Rate Reaches Record-High 87.2 Percent  Hartford Courant

Connecticut's high school graduation rate reached a record high last year and has grown significantly in the last five years.



EHHS students told to learn from failures and 'make it happen'  Journal Inquirer

HARTFORD — The anxiety and excitement was palpable Monday in a crowded Bushnell Center for Performing Arts as 379 graduates from East Hartford High ...



Michael A. Liappes  Hartford Courant

Michael A. Liappes, 75, of Old Saybrook, CT passed away unexpectedly on May 3, 2018. Born in Hartford, CT to loving parents Manuel and Virginia Liappes.



East Hartford Public Schools responds to remarks made by Betsy DeVos  WTNH Connecticut News

The East Hartford school district has responded to "disappointing" comments made by the National Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.



State releases grades for every school  The CT Mirror

Grading schools on more than just tests scores has been a long time in the works. But the State Department of Education has now released a zero-to-100 rating ...



See how the state graded your school and district  The CT Mirror

The state released grades for each school and district on Friday – and most saw a decrease. Standardized test scores, once the lone measure for grading ...



Inside Connecticut's Education-Funding Turmoil  The Atlantic

Talk about money and test scores often obscures the hopes and struggles of the people who form under-resourced school communities.



EHHS students rev up for the Connecticut Electrathon  Journal Inquirer

EAST HARTFORD — The high school's advanced engineering students are putting their classroom skills and ingenuity to the test as they perfect their own ...



Conversation with John L. Stanizzi | Living  Journal Inquirer

John Stanizzi of Coventry, an adjunct professor at Manchester Community College, is writing and publishing more poetry books than ever. He also does an ...



PD: Car drives into Hockanum River in East Hartford  WFSB

A woman is facing charges after police said leading officers on a chase in East Hartford on Tuesday night while her two children were inside of the car.



43 arrested in East Hartford warrant sweep  WFSB

Police in East Hartford have arrested 43 people as part of an extensive warrant sweep.



East Hartford Woman Wants Error On Gravestone Fixed  Hartford Courant

Twenty months after she buried her father, Karen Petrella says he still cannot rest in peace because the funeral home had failed to correct errors on his ...



THANKSGIVING FOOTBALL: Yours and mine, these boys walk the line  Meriden Record-Journal

MERIDEN — It's one of our favorite football pictures of the season. The night of October 26, Southington at East Hartford. Running back Tanner LaRosa has just ...



Stevens Alternative High School In East Hartford Graduates 90  Hartford Courant

Megan Brown was among the 90 seniors at Stevens Alternative High School who overcame some form of adversity to graduate Thursday.



FOOTBALL: Southington steamrolls South Windsor and gains a measure of revenge  Meriden Record-Journal

SOUTHINGTON — The starting time of Friday night's CCC Division I crossover football game between Southington and South Windsor was bumped up an hour ...



Memorial Day Parade In East Hartford Canceled  Hartford Courant

The Memorial Day Parade, a decades-old tradition, has been canceled due to costs, lack of volunteers and dwindling attendance, town officials said Tuesday.



Probe finds trooper was driving 83 mph at time of fatal crash with truck, rig had mechanical problem  Hartford Courant

Trooper Kevin Miller was working a double shift and driving more than 80 mph last March when he slammed into the back of a slow-moving tractor trailer and ...



Raymond Alton Benjamin  Hartford Courant

Raymond Alton Benjamin, 89, longtime resident of Glastonbury, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Raymond was the beloved husband of Carol Jean ...



Former Hall High School Principal Has Died  http://www.we-ha.com

Robert Dunn of West Hartford, who served as principal of Hall High School for 28 years and retired in 1990, passed away on July 18, 2017. The following ...



Julio Concepcion takes seat in Connecticut House  The CT Mirror

Julio Concepcion, a vice president at the MetroHartford Alliance and a Hartford city councilman, was sworn in Tuesday as a member of the state House of ...



East Hartford Settles Claim By Estate of Teen Drowning Victim  NBC Connecticut

The East Hartford Board of Education voted unanimously to settle a claim with the estate of Marcum Asiamah for $1.5 million, according to the town council ...



East Hartford Cheerleaders Get First Place In CCC Tourney  Hartford Courant

East Hartford High School's Cheerleading Team took first place in the North Division at the Central Connecticut Conference Chearleading Competition at Berlin ...



Salute to the Graduates | East Hartford  Journal Inquirer

EAST HARTFORD — These students graduated Monday from East Hartford High School.



Parkland Shooting Reverberates In Connecticut, Still Haunted By Sandy Hook  Hartford Courant

Perhaps no state is better acquainted with the tragedy of a school shooting than Connecticut.



See the graduation rate at your local high school  The CT Mirror

State officials celebrated another “record high” in graduation rates on Monday. Graduation rates have substantially increased over the past five years. Of the ...



Hugh Bailey: What not to do with $100 million  CT Post

No one is going to turn down $100 million. That made this month's announcement by the founder of the world's largest hedge fund of a massive donation to ...



Troubled schools on trial: What does a high school diploma prove?  The CT Mirror

The question was straightforward: Is it possible for a student to make it all the way through his or her senior year, be given a high school diploma – and be ...



Ex-convict graduates college with high honors, lands dream job  FOX61 Hartford

HARTFORD -- An ex-convict found himself in prison for more than a decade for a crime he committed at a young age. On Thursday evening, 31-year-old Jose ...



School Mental Health Programs See Increased Use In Connecticut  Hartford Courant

More Connecticut students are seeking help at school-based health clinics, as more students become aware of the services, counselors say. The problems for ...



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