It’s been a long time coming, this spring. It teases us with warm mellow days, then throws us back into nippy temperatures. But Chick Day, held at Main Street Feed, Durham, on April 17, gave us all hope. The owner … more ...
Preparing for the arrival of the crowds on Saturday, April 19, Durham’s Recreation Director Sherry Hill could not quite recall when she started running the Easter Egg Hunt. Hill guessed that the Recreation Committee, which took over the event from … more ...
Local dancers in cherry blossom parade   Published Apr 21, 2014
The recent Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in Washington D.C . included members of the local All Star Tap Team. The seven member team joined over 600 tap dancers and performed a routine to a remix of ‘Gonna Fly Now,’ the … more ...
First place for Durham equestrian   Published Apr 18, 2014
Kimberly Hayes of Durham received the 2014 Sportmanship Award for Zone 3 Region 3 (New York and New Jersey) of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Associaiton. Hayes has been the captain of the Marist College Equestrian Team for two years. In … more ...
True student-athletes   Published Apr 18, 2014
Bug versus bug helps organic farm   Published Apr 17, 2014
Tuttle Ridge Farms is an organic farming operation that uses a variety of unique techniques to nourish plants and control pests. Owners Tammy and Bruno Suraci explained that the farm uses natural methods to control garden pests, rather than pesticides. … more ...
Mini Mustangs compete at Horse Bowl   Published Apr 16, 2014
The Mini Mustangs Horse Club represented Middlesex County in the state-wide 4-H Horse Bowl contest at the UCONN Extension Center in Haddam recently. The competition tests the participants knowledge of horses and the equine industry. The team placed first in … more ...
Relay supports Boston Marathon   Published Apr 15, 2014
Editor’s note: Reporter Eric Vo ran with runners participating in One Run For Boston on Saturday and filed this story. NORTHFORD — With a torch in her left hand, Laura Tiech led a group of 22 runners up Route 17 … more ...

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Spanish society helps change a life   Published Apr 13, 2014
Thanks to the generosity of the students from the Coginchaug Regional High School Spanish Honor Society, Rodrigo Mesinas Pérez will be graduating in June with a teaching degree in special education. Rodrigo’s relationship with the Durham/Middlefield community began in 2000 … more ...
Elven Riggles, minister of the United Churches, in Durham, likes knowing where he came from. He’s in his 25th year of service to the church and is the longest-serving minister of the church since 1850. His passion for genealogy took … more ...
‘Oz’ production planned   Published Apr 10, 2014
A munchkin mob greets Dorothy, at center, played by John Lyman Elementary School fourth grader Ellie Castiglia, upon her arrival in Oz during a rehearsal of JLPA/PaperHouse Production’s “The Wizard of Oz.” In the background, Korn Elementary School third grader … more ...
Unlike the Mississippi River, the Coginchaug River has not been given top billing in a song. But it can borrow some of the lyrics from Ol’ Man River, because it also “keeps on rollin’ along.” The river rolls along for … more ...
Perk on Main featured in CT magazine   Published Apr 7, 2014
For the second time in 2014, Connecticut magazine put a spotlight on Perk on Main, the restaurant and coffee shop that has served as an eating and meeting destination on Main Street in Durham for 12 years. In its 2013 … more ...
William Cahill, Jr., right, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Connecticut Association of Schools Distinguished Friends of Education award. Cahill, an active member, is one of the founding members of “The Benchwarmers” an athletic booster club serving Coginchaug … more ...
Proper pruning demonstrated   Published Apr 6, 2014
Coginchaug Area Transition recently sponsored a fruit-tree pruning workshop. Participants learned what tools to use and were given instruction on how to prune trees in their own yards. (Photo by Sue VanDerzee.) … more ...
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