Less than a year ago, Lotty Vigue’s future hung in the balance as she struggled with autonomic dysfunction syndrome. Doctors suspect that her left jugular vein was blocked due to still unknown, possible long-term effects of Lyme Disease. In February she underwent a risky medical procedure to restore blood flow to the left side of her body. In June she graduated from Valley Regional High School and for the next three months she is embarking on a gap year. Over this past weekend she traveled to South America by herself to experience the Brazilian Amazon up close with other NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) teammates.
- Playing follow the leader, members of the Berkshire League ski teams learn the slalom course set up on the Gunbarrel slope at Ski Sundown Wednesday afternoon. The Birkshire Ski League are private high schools from western Connecticut. MICHAEL McANDREWS | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Renata Wawszkiewicz, of Bristol, shows her daughter, Olivia, 2, a shell she found on the beach while holding Olivia's little sister, Kamila, 7 months, at Hammonasset Beach State Park Wednesday. The Wawszkiewiczes stopped at the beach to get some fresh air after going to a doctors appointment nearby. "I've been coming here since I was a kid and we camp here every summer," said Wawszkiewicz. "I just love the beach." CLOE POISSONemail@example.com
- Here’s a cool panoramic.
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- Promise (at left) and Putnam have become best friends and colleagues in their work at the Enfield police department where they work in the same Enfield K-9 Unit with Officer Brian Croteau. Promise, who is ten years old, will soon retire. Putnam, who is almost two years old, wil start training soon with Croteau. At that point, Promise will remain at home and Putnam will go to work as the drug-sniffing dog for the Enfield Police Department. PATRICK RAYCRAFT | firstname.lastname@example.org