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Learn more about Girl Scouts

September 18, 2014
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Join the Girl Scouts at The Congregational Church of Plainville, 130 West Main St. (park and enter in back) on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. to create your own Butterfly Ring and learn more about Girl Scouts. For more information about Girl Scouts of Connecticut, call 1-800-922-2770 or visit the website at…

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Malloy rebuffs Foley’s criticism of UConn report

September 18, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is rebuffing Republican Tom Foley’s criticism of a new report that highlights UConn’s economic impact, calling his gubernatorial opponent “a cheap-shot specialist.” The Democratic governor joined UConn President Susan Herbst on Wednesday…

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Kohl’s holiday hiring to rise 15 pct

September 18, 2014
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By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) _ Kohl’s Corp. plans to hire more than 67,000 seasonal workers nationwide for the holiday shopping season, which the company said is a 15 percent increase over last year. The department store operator declined to specify…

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Hearing on transportation issues in Waterbury Sept. 30

September 18, 2014
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  The Connecticut Public Transportation Commission will hold a public hearing at Waterbury City Hall, 235 Grand Street, on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m.  This will be the third of five hearings that the Commission holds statewide this fall to gather testimony from the…

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New director of pupil services hired

September 18, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Margaret Walsh was selected as the new director of Pupil Services for the Southington school system at the Board of Education meeting on Sept. 11. With over 30 years of experience in a school environment and a wide variety of…

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Olney Needham, served in the US Army

September 17, 2014
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Olney Wendall Needham, “Hoogie” to all who knew him, died peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the age of 85 in Venice Florida.  He is survived by his loving wife, Jean Ingalls Needham of 64 years. Hoogie was born on October 31, 1928 to Charles…

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Michael Shanley, longtime police officer

September 17, 2014
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Michael Shanley, longtime police officer

Michael James Shanley, 50, of Southington and Cedar Island, Clinton, passed away on September 6, with his ever-loving and devoted family by his side.  Mike fought a most courageous and dignified battle for 22 months against glioblastoma. He handled his illness with grace, dignity and…

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Josephine Feeney, worked at Meriden Hospital for years

September 17, 2014
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Josephine M. Feeney, of Southington, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at HCC at Bradley Memorial. She was born in Southington, the daughter of the late John and Anna (Parylak) Feeney. Prior to her retirement, Josephine had worked at the Meriden Hospital for many years.…

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Henry Sabatella, served in the US Army during World War II

September 17, 2014
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Henry Sabatella, served in the US Army during World War II

Henry Joseph , 91, of Southi-ngton, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Dorothy (Heaney) Sabatella. He was born in Southington on March 23, 1923, the son of the late Joseph and Rose (Terino)…

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