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  • FOX61 Student News: Flight into history

    Story by Nethra Vijayakumar, Aarav Nair South Windsor High School WINDSOR LOCKS — Since the Revolutionary War, Connecticut has been known as the Provision State because it provided more canons and food to the Continental Army than any other state. Today, Connecticut is a world-leader in the aerospace industry. Sikorsky, Kaman, and United Technologies are three prime examples of businesses leading the way in aerospace development. Being able to learn about history first-hand is one reason visitors believe the New […]

  • FOX61 Student News: Students in Madison work to help Uganda

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  • FOX61 Student News: March for Matthew 5k Event Brings Awareness to the Community

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  • FOX61 Student News: Americana music rocks the hills at the Black Bear Americana Music Festival

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