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Connecticut to open bus-only corridor in March

November 27, 2014
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NEWINGTON, Conn. (AP) _ The state Department of Transportation says the $567 million bus-only corridor between Hartford and New Britain will begin operating in late March. The CTfastrak project includes 11 stations in New Britain, Newington, West Hartford and Hartford, with busses running every three-to-six minutes during peak commuting hours. The 9.4-mile corridor also will…

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State senator establishes online petition against CL&P rate hike

November 26, 2014
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State Sen. Joe Markley (R-Southington) has created an online petition at www.senatormarkley.com where area residents can sound off about electric rate hikes and urge state regulators to fight future hikes. Markley is also pushing for new legislation to put the legislature back into the process…

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Santa to set sled down at Sloper Dec. 13

November 26, 2014
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Santa to set sled down at Sloper Dec. 13

YMCA Camp Sloper and The Mill Foundation for Kids have joined efforts once again this year to present “Santa at Sloper” on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the YMCA Camp Sloper Outdoor Center located in Southington at 1000 East St.…

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Donations sought for The Summit’s annual holiday shop

November 26, 2014
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The Summit at Plantsville, Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, managed by Athena Health Care Systems, will be holding its annual holiday shop for residents. Every resident at The Summit at Plantsville is given the opportunity to shop of holiday gifts for their loved ones. There…

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Cop check clears local merchants

November 26, 2014
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On Thursday, Nov. 20, the Southington Police Dept Special Investigations Unit conducted undercover compliance checks at approximately 24 convenience stores and gas stations within the Town of Southington. The investigation was based on information provided by the Southington S.T.E.P.S. program. The purpose of these checks was to…

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Second shift non-essential state workers told to stay home

November 26, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has ordered all second-shift state employees who are designated as nonessential to not report to work on Wednesday, Nov. 26, in response to winter storm conditions across the state. State employees are encouraged to contact their supervisors for…

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Library to celebrate the arts, reception next

November 26, 2014
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Library to celebrate the arts, reception next

  Southington Library celebrates the arts for 2014. There will be an opening reception 5:30 to 7 p.m. the Café Gallery at the Southington Library on Thursday, Dec. 4. There will be artists, photographers, and writers as well as live music and refreshments. Local artists…

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Gov. issues Thanksgiving message

November 26, 2014
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On the eve of Thanksgiving, Governor Dannel P. Malloy shared the following message with Connecticut residents:     It’s been nearly 400 years since the first Thanksgiving, and while there have been countless changes during that time, one aspect of the original holiday is as…

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Panel takes on Connecticut’s ‘honeycomb’ of taxes

November 26, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A panel of accountants, former state legislators and experts in tax law, economics and finances has taken on the daunting task of reviewing Connecticut’s tax structure to come up with ways to modernize the system with…

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