On Wednesday, October 2 a B-17 bomber crashed at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, killing seven on board and injuring seven others. The bomber was part of the Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour, a living history and education exhibition. The bomber had visited Waterbury-Oxford Airport in September and allowed dozens of area residents to fly in the plane.

THOMASTON — Thomaston Center School hosted its first Cardboard Challenge Day for students in grades 4 through 6 on Friday, October 4. This idea began in the fall of 2011 when nine-year-old Caine Monroy of East Los Angeles made a cardboard arcade in his dad’s used auto parts store while looking for something to do and to raise a little pocket money. The arcade was made from cardboard boxes and everyday objects and the project went viral. Caine’s arcade sparked a foundation that is celebrated globally.

THOMASTON - After a frustrating loss to former Berkshire Leagiue rival Lewis Mills, the Thomaston High School field hockey team took out the frustration of that setback on Wamogo, beating them handily, 5-1 in a league contest at home on October 1. Improving to 3-0-0-0 in league play and 4-1-0-0 overall, the Golden Bears drew five corners (and gave up only three) in the very solid defensive and offensive effort.  

WATERBURY — Cora Helen Rice went to heaven after a brief illne…

WATERBURY — Cora Helen Rice went to heaven after a brief illne…

Many have watched the powerful television report of Brandt Jean’s act of forgiveness toward Amber Guyger, who killed his brother, Botham Jean. 

 My dad worked in underground coal mines for about 35 years. He retired and was done with that part of his life. He never sighed that he misse…

Community Theatre at Woodbury’s production of A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters” will open Thursday, October 10, for a four-day run at Historic Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd. Director Richard Reimold (at left, above) goes over notes with Jeff Savage and Sarah Robards, who will star as Andrew Makepeace Ladd, III, and Melissa Gardner at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 10 and Saturday, October 12. Jack Kearney and Carol Birch (in photo at right) will star in the same roles at 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 11 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, October 13. Tickets are available at www.ctaw-ct.org or 203-405-3855.