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Property Taxes In Tolland County At State Average

When my wife and I decided to move to Tolland County, one of our major motivators was that, on par, the taxes were lower than those in Hartford County.  Now that we have a 6 week old, saving money takes on even greater urgency (diapers, in every way, suck).  But how much are we saving […]

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Around Tolland County: Coventry Superintendent Takes Unpaid Leave of Absence

Links in and around Tolland County for Monday, August 8th, including a tea, astronomy, and tactical arms demonstration in Bolton, a former Coventry superintendent taking unpaid leave to secure her pension, a celebration of the UConn Dairy Bar, and an analysis of the increasingly muddy UConn quarterback situation. The director of the Coventry Senior Center […]

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Around Tolland County, August 5th

Links in and around Tolland County for the weekend of August 5th, including a chicken fight in Vernon, a guy who set a fire in the wrong town, more on the Storrs Center/local employee debacle, an attempt at a sky diving record in Ellington, recognition for the Coventry Farmers Market, and, of course, Luna.   […]

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Help The Coventry Farmers Market Win a Barn

So this is what it’s come to.  I’ve moved to the sticks, and now I’m asking you to cast a vote to help somebody win a barn. The Coventry Farmers’ Market is in competition with some dopes from New Jersey and some wannabes from Michigan in an attempt to win the Great Barn Giveaway. You […]

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How Hot Was July In Tolland County? Too Hot.

July seemed really hot, right?  Like, hotter than usual?  I mean, when the Tolland Seniors are posting cooling centers on their blog, it doesn’t bode well for anybody.  Anyway,  I decided to try to find out just how hot July was in Tolland County, but finding the answer proved more difficult than I’d anticipated. Originally, […]

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Tolland County Healthiest Connecticut County

Is it the clean air?  The sheer number of cows?  The fact that you can’t get a bus to take you anywhere, so you might as well walk? Based on its mortality rate (how many people are making it to age 75) and its morbidity rate (quality of life), The County Health Rankings, a project […]

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Around Tolland County, August 1st

Monday, August 1st brings us stories about Mountain Lions in Coventry, the town of Tolland rallying around Adam Mlodzinski, and the passing of Milton Stern.  There’s also a wild picture of last Wednesday’s storms as they closed in on Tolland, a chance to dig for fossils in Columbia, and an opportunity to nuke the fridge […]

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Around Tolland County, July 29th

The Water Cooler, a collection of Tolland County links worth talking about, will appear most Mondays and Fridays. A UConn chemistry professor has created a color changing lens for glasses that’s caught the eye of both the fashion world and the military. Connecticut has a beer trail? How did I not know this? Scared of […]

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Bolton and the Cider Mill Development

Before we moved to Bolton, my wife got herself involved in a bit of an Internet dust-up. You have to understand — we’ve both lived most of our lives in small cities or urban ring towns, places that Wolfram Alpha will tell you have population densities of thousands of people per square mile. While the […]

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Sulfamic Acid Spill in Stafford Delicious, Clean

The news about a spill of sulfamic acid in Stafford came across my Twitter this afternoon, so I followed the link to the Hartford Courant where I found that, although the situation was serious enough to require environmental cleanup and decontamination, it didn’t seem to be that big of a deal. What the Courant didn’t […]