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A Note to Our Readers about Changes on Patch

A Note to Our Readers about Changes on Patch

What's new at Patch, and what's coming.

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Volunteer Position Undergraduate Student in Psychology (Research)

The Anxiety Disorders Center is seeking a motivated, dependable undergraduate to assist with clinical research studies in psychology.
Mansfield Community Playground Receives $100,000 in State Funding

Mansfield Community Playground Receives $100,000 in State Funding

Project Moves closer to goal thanks to the efforts of Greg Haddad
Elvis the Police Dog Rocks CT Police K-9 Olympics

Elvis the Police Dog Rocks CT Police K-9 Olympics

State Trooper Nicholas Leary, winner at this year's Connecticut State Police K-9 Olympics, has been decorated by the State Police many times for his success utilizing his K-9, Elvis.
Mansfield Superintendent of Schools Placed on Administrative Leave

Mansfield Superintendent of Schools Placed on Administrative Leave

The superintendent has received $50,000 in gas mileage reimbursement over two years.
2 AM Call to State Police: People with Weapons in My Columbia Home

2 AM Call to State Police: People with Weapons in My Columbia Home

A home invasion was reported to state police as armed people were in a home in Columbia.
11 Years After 'Heaven,' What Life is Like for the Burpo Family

11 Years After 'Heaven,' What Life is Like for the Burpo Family

The movie, in stores July 22, is about a real-life boy who says he went to Heaven and met Jesus during surgery. We spoke with the family behind the film about how it can help start a discuss
Police Release Name of Man Killed Sunday in Mansfield Motorcycle Crash

Police Release Name of Man Killed Sunday in Mansfield Motorcycle Crash

A 32-year-old Ellington man was fatally injured in Sunday's motorcycle crash in Mansfield Depot, according to reports.
Motorcycle Rider Killed in Crash at Railroad Crossing on Rt. 44

Motorcycle Rider Killed in Crash at Railroad Crossing on Rt. 44

State police haven't yet released the name of the motorcyclist who died Saturday in a crash in Mansfield Depot.
Police Arrest Coventry Man Armed With a Machete In His Home

Police Arrest Coventry Man Armed With a Machete In His Home

Police were called to a domestic disturbance.
24 Amazing Ways Residents Inspire Their Communities

24 Amazing Ways Residents Inspire Their Communities

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
Former CT Fire Chief Headed To Prison for Sex With a Minor

Former CT Fire Chief Headed To Prison for Sex With a Minor

The victim was a female junior volunteer firefighter.
'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Trailer + Review

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Trailer + Review

Cinema Siren says: Spectacular Simians should make Dawn the brightest of summer blockbusters.
Everyday Inspirations: Incredible Ways People Give Back Locally

Everyday Inspirations: Incredible Ways People Give Back Locally

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
Sex Offender in Willimantic Goes to Prison After Illegally Re-entering U.S.

Sex Offender in Willimantic Goes to Prison After Illegally Re-entering U.S.

He first entered the U.S. illegally in 2005, was charged with sexual assault on a minor in '07 and later convicted, then used a false identity not spotted until 2013.
Southington Teen Faces Manslaughter Charge in Fatal Fire

Southington Teen Faces Manslaughter Charge in Fatal Fire

The suspect reportedly tossed a lit sparkler through an open window which caused the deadly fire.
Storrs Students Recognized in National History Day Contest

Storrs Students Recognized in National History Day Contest

CT students won national awards and were recognized for their projects.
'How to Train Your Dragon 2': Review and Director Interview

'How to Train Your Dragon 2': Review and Director Interview

Cinema Siren gives it 5 stars, saying it's fierier than the first, with twice the dragons.
Lots of Free Admissions in the Hartford Area This Saturday

Lots of Free Admissions in the Hartford Area This Saturday

Children's museums, art & history museums and other attractions are free or have discounted tickets Saturday, "Connecticut Open House Day."
'Take Note!' A Cappella Ensemble Performs Concert Sunday

'Take Note!' A Cappella Ensemble Performs Concert Sunday

The vocal ensemble’s only sources of financial support are through donor contributions and distribution of its CD, “Take Note! Take Two.”