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 ...
Letters to the Editor this week   Published Apr 22, 2014
Corporate role To the editor: Corporations, being artificial entities, do not pay taxes; instead, customers, employees (including officers) and/or stockholders pay the taxes. Thus, corporations are really tax collectors for local, state ,and federal governments. A such corporations catch blame … 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 ...
Middlefield applies for Beseck grant   Published Apr 18, 2014
While the water level at Lake Beseck remains drawn down mostly to the mud to facilitate a dam repair project, the town of Middlefield has applied for a state STEAP grant to monitor and improve the lake environment when the … more ...

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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 ...
Military news: McKenney promoted   Published Apr 17, 2014
Michael McKenney, of Durham, serving with the 24th Civil Support Team (Weapons of Mass Destruction) has been promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant, according to Major General Patrick A. Murphy, the Adjutant General for the State of New York. … more ...
After a sparsely attended public hearing on April 10 at Coginchaug Regional High School, the Board of Education moved the 2014-2015 school budget towards a referendum on May 6, locking in a net 1.74 percent increase while allowing potential line … 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 ...
Last Saturday, April 12, I went to hear Chris Flanagan talk about the transfer station and recycling in Durham at an event at the Durham Public Libary. Flanagan is a member of the Durham Middlefield Interlocal Agreement Advisory Board. I … more ...
Jason Bateman does bad so good. In his directorial debut for Bad Words, the Arrested Development star plays middle aged Guy Trilby with a chip on his shoulder, a chip so big it threatens to squash the Golden Quill National … more ...
Jazz in the Firehouse   Published Apr 16, 2014
Jack Riotte and Friends will be the featured performers in Jazz at the Firehouse, Saturday, April 26, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Durham firehouse. Organizers promise a family-friendly evening of fun, music and food. Jack Riotte and Friends … more ...
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