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Ben True “To the Wire” Win, Sisson Fastest Woman at Manchester Road Race

Posted on November 28, 2016

Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   Excitement on Main Street in Manchester, Connecticut reached a crescendo Thanksgiving Day at the 80th Manchester Road Race as two elite male competitors ran nose and nose to the finish line. Ben True of Hanover, New Hampshire took the win on the 4.75 mile course in a time of 21 minutes: 31 seconds. The last few strides between True and Leonard Korir of Colorado were so tight it made for a finish described both as “thrilling” and a “nail-biter”.   In True’s own words “it was right down to the wire”, the 30-year-old, told Fox 61 television that broadcast the road race live. True also won the MRR in 2014.     Emily Sisson, 25, of…

After Unseasonable Weather, A Snowstorm Surprise

Posted on February 6, 2016

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   Overall is was a beautiful sight and a typical New England snowfall.   Nonetheless, following weeks of unseasonably warm weather, parts of Connecticut were surprised Friday, February 5, with a foot or more of snow. Although the snow had been predicted, Winter Storm Barbara brought more inches than had been anticipated to areas, arriving in a wet, heavy form that caused power-lines to sag and snap. Compounded by whipping winds, the result was power outages (which had been predicted), as well as, motor vehicle accidents, school closings and a busy day for AAA. At peak, Eversource reported 65,000 customers without power, noted area broadcasters.     State, local and private plow drivers worked to clear the…