McGee Middle School students honor heroes of 9/11

By Brenda Maguire CORRESPONDENT BERLIN — Reflecting on the events of 9/11 usually brings on thoughts of sorrow, but not for the sixth-grade students at McGee Middle School. The students spent Friday morning participating in a peace walk to commemorate the heroes of that day. “We’re looking at today as a day not only whereContinue reading “McGee Middle School students honor heroes of 9/11”

State joins region in celebrating Sept. as Apple Month

Note: Front page story in New Britain Herald By Brenda Maguire CORRESPONDENT A cardboard sign was hung outside Rogers Orchards Friday reading, “Due to Irene we will be out of corn until Sat. 9/3/11,” but state Department of Agriculture Commissioner Steven K. Reviczky did not come to the Southington orchards for corn. He came forContinue reading “State joins region in celebrating Sept. as Apple Month”

City teens help clean up Fairview Cemetery

By Brenda Maguire Correspondent NEW BRITAIN — While most people in the region spent their Sunday avoiding the deluge of Tropical Storm Irene, two city teenagers saw the storm as an opportunity to do some good. Jessy Matthews, 18, and Lewis Sacco, 17, spent the afternoon cleaning up Fairview Cemetery, which Irene had left litteredContinue reading “City teens help clean up Fairview Cemetery”

Guard troops mobilized, public transit suspended as Irene threatens region

Note: Front page story By Brenda Maguire Correspondent The state mobilized National Guard troops Friday and Gov. Dannel Malloy urged residents to finish storm preparations as Hurricane Irene threatened to become the first hurricane to make a direct hit on the state in 20 years. The storm was forecast to make landfall in New EnglandContinue reading “Guard troops mobilized, public transit suspended as Irene threatens region”