Blog Archives

Compounce partners with Christmas WishCT

November 19, 2014
By

Lake Compounce has announced its new partnership with the Christmas Wish CT charity. Christmas Wish CT will celebrate their 10th year of granting wishes in 2014. In prior years the Christmas Wish CT annual party has been held at the CBS Radio headquarters in Farmington. This year, the expansion to Lake Compounce Holiday Lights will allow…

Read more »

Access Health CT offers avatar to make navigating health care coverage options easier

November 19, 2014
By

Access Health CT is the first state-based health exchange to launch an online avatar to help consumers through the process of comparing plans and shopping for quality, affordable health care coverage. Named “Tina,” this virtual assistant offers guidance and answers to consumer questions on the AHCT website. “During the 2014 open enrollment, 45 percent of…

Read more »

Art League holding juried show; artwork accepted for submission

November 19, 2014
By

The Art League of New Britain will hold its Third Annual Photography Show, Juried for Entry and Prizes, from Friday, Dec. 5 to Sunday, Jan. 4. There will be an opening reception on Friday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. with refreshments provided. The jurors will be Craig Frederick (artist, sculptor, and instructor CCSU)…

Read more »

Sen. Markley honored by emergency physicians

November 19, 2014
By
Sen. Markley honored by emergency physicians

State Senator Joe Markley recently received The Connecticut College of Emergency Physicians legislator of the year award. Sen. Markley worked to pass a bill allowing Medicaid reimbursement for emergency departments across the state. The bill was passed with bipartisan support. The AAC Medicaid Reimbursement for Emergency Department bill allows emergency department physicians to be reimbursed…

Read more »

Bread for Life, how does your garden grow?

November 19, 2014
By
Bread for Life, how does your garden grow?

Three-year-old Willa Chmura loved to pick tomatoes this summer especially when she got to eat them. However, her mother, Christi Chmura, was sure that enough vegetables were collected to not only to feed the family, but to feed some of Southington’s neediest residents. Twice each week, mother and daughter would take bags overflowing with the…

Read more »

CyberKnights team takes home win

November 19, 2014
By
CyberKnights team takes home win

Four teams from Southington’s CyberKnights robotics team traveled to South Windsor High School Nov. 15 for their first VEX Robotics competition of the year. Approximately 50 teams from surrounding areas in both Connecticut and Massachusetts descended upon the high school, competing in almost 70 qualifying matches before moving onto the elimination and championship rounds. Team…

Read more »

Obituaries for Nov. 21

November 19, 2014
By

The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Observer. For more details, look to Friday’s print or e-editions. Evelyn D. Gionfriddo, 95, died on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at Walnut Hill Care Center in New Britain. Mary Rose (Mule) Riedinger, 90, of Southington, died on Saturday, Nov. 8. She was the wife of the late…

Read more »

Connecticut OKs higher electric generating rates

November 19, 2014
By

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut regulators have approved higher rates to generate electricity for residential and business customers of two utilities. The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority announced Monday its approval of higher standard service rates proposed by Connecticut Light and Power and United Illuminating. The cost of natural gas has been rising due to…

Read more »

UConn No. 1 in women’s poll for 22nd straight week

November 19, 2014
By

By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer Not much changed atop The Associated Press’ women’s basketball poll this week. UConn remained No. 1 on Monday for the 22nd straight week. That’s the fifth longest streak in Top 25 history, passing Baylor’s 21-week run in 2011-12. The only change in the first 10 was Maryland and Texas…

Read more »

Connecticut courts rank highest for access

November 19, 2014
By

By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s court system scored highest among state judiciaries in serving poor, disabled and other disadvantaged members of the public, while Oklahoma’s overall score is the lowest in the country, according new rankings. Connecticut led all states with a score of 73.4 out of 100 and was…

Read more »