Jimmy WalesWhat better site to foster a discussion on cyber etiquette than Wikipedia?

Jimmy Wales, founder of the free-content encyclopedia, spoke to a Georgetown University audience Monday about his site’s experience with online vandalism, as well as his vision for a civil online community.

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Ron Rust

After 41 years, it’s hard for the Boys and Girls Club to say farewell to its employee, role model and genuine father figure, Ron Rust. But even as Rust adjusts to life in retirement, his influence and “life lessons” endure at the club and within its members.

“For many years he was like the backbone of that boys club,” Frank Tolson said about his friend Rust.

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3 SistersAs a self-made businesswoman and storeowner, Andrea Ploutis’ dream became a reality last month when she and her three daughters opened a new clothing boutique in Old Town.

“Finally my dream came true after 25 years,” Ploutis said. “I’ve always loved Old Town.”

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Smoothing out a few ruffled feathers isn’t the only thing the new men’s grooming shop offers at 926 Hopmeadow Street.

Roosters, located in the Simsbury Town Shops plaza, specializes in cuts and close shaves for its patrons.

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Tower Ridge Country Club was buzzing with businessmen and women Tuesday evening as part of Simsbury Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Open House & Business Expo.

The event was a chance for some area businesses to get the word out and network, and for others, to interact with community members. Continue reading…

Exploring Mars in your own space pod is now possible with the touch of a button and it’s just one of many exhibits you’ll find only at the new Connecticut Science Center. The facility opened Friday and both children, as well as adults wandered its 10 galleries and 150 hands-on exhibits.

Nearly a decade in the making, the building with its magic carpet roof designed by Cesar Pelli of New Haven, has changed the skyline of downtown Hartford, but will it be able to change anything else?

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“…we came through the depression by the skin of our teeth; one more tight squeeze like that and where will we be?” — Thorton Wilder.

Recession, depression, inflation, oh my! These words resurface as another economic struggle looms ahead, but if history offers any proof, Americans will be able to pull through it. Their perseverance for survival is the basis of Thorton Wilder’s play, “The Skin of Our Teeth”… Continue reading

Caitlin Nally is a 6th-semester journalism major who is spending the semester in Paris. She’ll be writing a regular column observing life in the city and commenting on French culture from the perspective of an American college student.

Almost as soon as I arrived in Paris I noticed some obvious cultural differences between Parisians and Americans.

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The U.S. Army’s recruiting slogan, “Go Army,” challenges potential soldiers to “find your strength.”

Stationed in Iraq for 11 months as a cavalry scout, Warren Miller found his strength in laughter.

“All the near-death experiences are absolutely hysterical. That’s just how we deal with it,” the 20-year-old West Hartford man said.

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After attempting weightlifting for the first time only six months ago, and in only her second professional competition, Brittny Boyd took second place and earned a shot at national competition.

Boyd, a second-year exercise science graduate student in the 63-kilogram (138-pound) weight class, lifted a total of 323 pounds – nearly 2.4 times her own weight.

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