Sales Tax Free Week Starts Sunday

This Sunday (8/19) here in Connecticut , the annual suspension of the state's sales tax on clothing and footwear begins! This will be the 18th year the state has eliminated the 6.35% sales tax on most clothing and shoes priced under $100. You can take advantage of this through Saturday, August 25th...
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Come Get Your Lobster August 17, 18 & 19

There is something about it. When you see those signs as you are driving along Route 44 or 202 in the Farmington Valley. Like the food itself, It's a comfort to know that It's Lobster Fest Time! It seems to come with almost the same regularity as daylight saving time. This year it's the 38th Annual...
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Adidas To Use Only Recycled Plastic

Adidas is making an environmentally friendly pledge! The German shoe-maker says it is committed to using only recycled plastic in their products. In a statement, the company said that it will eliminate the use of "virgin plastic" in all its products by 2024. That includes polyester, which accounts...
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'Hey There, Delilah' To Become TV Series

Tom Higgenson , lead singer of the group Plain White T's , is making the most out his band's huge song from 2006, ' Hey There, Delilah '. The song was written by the frontman after het met Delilah DiCrescenzo , a nationally ranked American steeplechase and cross country runner. A year after it was...
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Junk Food Is Jacking With Your Immunity

If you want to stay healthy, and be able to recover from illnesses when they do strike, stay away from the junk food! Researchers at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany , found feeding a high-fat diet to their lab mice, increased inflammation in the mice's bone marrow. Bacteria that form in...
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Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut August 14th, 2018

TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD ABOUT CONNECTICUT IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Vernon Manor Even though it’s still summer, autumn is everywhere. You can tell just by all the families doing their back-to-school shopping. For a lot of college students, that means packing up and moving to another state – and leaving...
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PillowTalk: It's The Little Things

Many are familiar with the title of that famous Tammy Wynette song. From tonight's PillowTalk dedications, it would appear that both men and women appreciate the support of their significant other. It was beautifully expressed by Kimberly from Terryville to her husband Peter, a man she has known...
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How One School District Is Eliminating Snow Days

A school district in South Carolina has found a way to get rid of snow days, and not lose a day of school. Anderson School District 5 will instead provide students with Google Chromebook devices. The devices will be loaded in advance with assignments for children in grades 3-12, so the kids won't...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog Postpartum Depression vs Baby Blues August 13, 2018

You have a baby...you are thrilled...you bond immediately. Well, not always. Some women suddenly find themselves feeling sad, uninterested in their newborn, and confused by these feelings. Serena Williams, the 23-time Grand Slam tennis champion has been very open about her struggles with postpartum...
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CRT Helps With Free Presciptions and Delivery System

The Community Renewal Team (CRT), in conjunction with New York-based Boca Pharmacy, has launched an innovative pharmacy service for people who are HIV+ (Ryan White eligible) that has absolutely zero co-pay for prescribed medications that are securely delivered for free to the prescriber’s home. For...
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