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  1. Conservationists are saving grassland birds in CTRead the original story

    23 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant

    The fields around the Lois Orswell Grassland Bird Conservation Area in Pomfret are perfect nesting grounds for meadowlarks, bobolinks, American kestrels and Savannah sparrows. They are large enough - from 10 to 30 acres are required depending on the bird - and they have the proper soil and vegetation necessary for the birds' livelihoods.

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  2. Old Glory is their rock - and oursRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    ... country. Five of them returned; Paul Deary was killed. "My dad was one of those boys," said Peter Deary, 52, of Pomfret, Connecticut, one of 13 children of Thomas Deary. "He was only about 15 years old when he did it. All of those boys were young, ...

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  3. Master gardener helps grow food for hundredsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | The Hartford Courant

    John Larusso and Gordon Scheizs sat under the shade of some towering maples on June 25. They'd just spent four hours weeding with volunteers at People's Harvest, a 15,000 square foot garden in Pomfret. They were tired but pleased.

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  4. Loos and Company Launches New WebsiteRead the original story

    Mar 31, 2015 | ThomasNet

    Enhanced Features Include Updated Design, Mobile Compatibility, and Ease of Use, Among Many More Pomfret, CT - Loos Co., Inc. has launched its new website featuring all of the highest quality products they have been manufacturing for the past 50 plus years. The new www.loosco.com is mobile compatible, presents an updated look and feel, and is extremely user friendly.

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  5. Putnam resident leaves community foundation $2.3 million giftRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | The Day

    The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut has announced its receipt of a multimillion-dollar scholarship endowment to benefit residents of Putnam, Thompson, Woodstock and Pomfret. The gift, expected to total $2.3 million, came from the late Peter T. Serafin of Putnam.

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  6. Audubon volunteer Pam Childs leads walks in all weatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | The Hartford Courant

    Pam Childs can be found every Wednesday at noon at the Connecticut Audubon Society property in Pomfret. The CAS volunteer dedicates that time to leading walks in the 700-acre Bafflin Sanctuary.

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  7. Dedication pays off for high school seniorRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 8 | The Hartford Courant

    ... learn something new each time you go out." Paula Coughlin is the citizen science coordinator at the CAS center in Pomfret. "Matthew has been consistently coming to trainings and doing the field work," she said. "He's put in a lot of time and gained ...

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  8. Challenges Just Drew This Couple Closer TogetherRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    ... outing. The challenges brought them closer together. They will be married outdoors on Sept. 12 at Tyrone Farm in Pomfret. Nancy Koffman and Dan Castelli faced a windy, rainy backpacking trip, long cycling trips and a broken arm on a snowboarding ...

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  9. Environmentalists urge political action on frackingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 15 | The Hartford Courant

    The bumper stickers that Jennifer Siskind brought with her to a presentation in Pomfret said it all: Ban Fracking Now. For an hour, Siskind, representing Food and Water Watch, Martha Klein of the Sierra Club, and Ben Martin of 350CT shared information they hoped would make people put those bumper stickers on their cars.

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  10. Fran Baranski receives conservation awardRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 15 | The Hartford Courant

    ... been a lover of the outdoors ever since. On June 11, he was recognized for his contribution to conservation work in Pomfret. The town's conservation commission awarded him a Lois Orswell Conservation Award for 2015. Connecticut Audubon Society ...

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  11. Mercersburg Academy names Will Whitmore as new school ministerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 12 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    Whitmore comes from The Rectory School in Pomfret, Connecticut, where he teaches English and is a tutor, dorm parent, soccer coach and outdoor education instructor, in addition to serving as chaplain. At Mercersburg, Whitmore succeeds Lawrence Jones, who served as the school minister for 20 years until his retirement at the end of the 2014-15 school year.

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  12. Dedication pays off for high school seniorRead the original story

    Monday Jun 8 | The Hartford Courant

    ... learn something new each time you go out." Paula Coughlin is the citizen science coordinator at the CAS center in Pomfret. "Matthew has been consistently coming to trainings and doing the field work," she said. "He's put in a lot of time and gained ...

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  13. Lessons come alive for fourth-gradersRead the original story

    Monday Jun 8 | The Hartford Courant

    Connecticut Audubon Society volunteer Kathy Bradley took charge of 15 fourth grade students from Woodstock Elementary School on June 3. She took them on a hike through portions of the Lois Orswell Grassland Bird Conservation Center in Pomfret where the students could see for themselves a variety of habitats and the multitude of creatures that lived in them. She pointed out the dark, nearly black bark of a tree where yellow-bellied sapsuckers had fed.

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  14. Hike highlights splendor of conservation effortsRead the original story

    Monday Jun 8 | The Hartford Courant

    Acres of blooming mountain laurel greeted the people who showed up for a hike at the Chase Kimball Memorial Forest in Pomfret on June 6. Leading them through it all was Eliza Kimball, whose parents the forest is named after. Wearing a 'Follow the Leader' t-shirt, and guided by her beagle, 'Dog Hammarskjld,' Kimball shared the history of the land, the ways the forest was being managed, and some of the efforts the town of Pomfret has made to preserve open space.

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  15. Challenges Just Drew This Couple Closer TogetherRead the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    ... did not intimidate them, but brought them together. hey will be married outdoors on Sept. 12 at Tyrone Farm in Pomfret. Nancy Koffman and Dan Castelli faced a windy, rainy backpacking trip, long cycling trips and a broken arm on a snowboarding ...

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  16. Watch this High School Student Jump out of a Plane for a Larger than Life #PromposalRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2015 | Teen Vogue

    If love knows no bounds then Eddie Staten just took promposals out of this world. Wondering what we mean? This brave high school student from Pomfret, Connecticut jumped out of a plane to ask his girlfriend of two years to prom.

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  17. Open space proposal to go before East Lyme selectmenRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2015 | The Day

    ... acres in New England, according to its website. In Connecticut, the foundation owns land in Pomfret, Woodstock and East Hartland, as well as six conservation easements that cover 968 acres.  Whitney Beals, ...

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  18. Student asks girlfriend to prom while jumping out of a planeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2015 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    ... go to prom with him while jumping out of an airplane. Check out this story on wtsp.com: http://on.wtsp.com/1HkBDos POMFRET, Conn. (AP) -- A northeastern Connecticut boarding school student has videotaped himself asking his girlfriend to go to prom ...

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  19. Student's Skydiving "Promposal"Read the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2015 | NBC Miami

    When Eddie Staten, a high school student from Connecticut, saw people skydiving in Danielson on his way back from Easter vacation, he knew exactly how he was going to ask his girlfriend of about two years to prom. So the Madison resident and Pomfret School student took a leap, quite literally.

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  20. Pomfret Student Asks Girlfriend To Prom While Jumping Out Of A PlaneRead the original story

    May 12, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    POMFRET - A northeastern Connecticut boarding school student has videotaped himself asking his girlfriend to go to prom with him while jumping out of an airplane.

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