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Gov. delays General Assembly session because of coming snow

February 4, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced in a press release that legislative leaders have agreed to push back the start of the joint legislative session one day due to the pending snow storm.  The joint session will begin at noon on Thursday, at which time the governor will deliver his State of the State Address. …

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Impending snow could have additional ramifications, says Accuweather

February 4, 2014
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Impending snow could have additional ramifications, says Accuweather

As if the snow wasn’t enough, Accuweather said the precipitation could cause flooding.   AccuWeather.com reports as storms continue to bring heavy snow in a swath from the Midwest to the Northeast, they will also raise the potential for flooding. The immediate concern will be in portions of the Ohio Valley and mid-Atlantic that have recently…

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Heating bills might get a break, says AccuWeather

January 29, 2014
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Heating bills might get a break, says AccuWeather

Warmth is coming, but at a prices, says AccuWeather. AccuWeather.com reports there is good news for folks hoping for a little break on heating bills and hoping to clean up the ice and snow that has accumulated in the Midwest, East and South. However, the pattern change may eventually evolve into storms that bring heavy precipitation.…

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Area gym hosts gymnastics competition at XL Center this weekend; Alicia Sacramone appears Friday

January 29, 2014
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HARTFORD – One of the most prestigious and one of the biggest co-ed New England regional youth gymnastics events will be held in Connecticut as American Gymnastics of Southington will host the 21st annual American Invitational at the XL Center’s Exhibition Hall  in a two-day event on Friday and Saturday. There are 835 boys and…

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New Britain Art League seeks entries this weekend for art show opening Feb. 7

January 29, 2014
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The Art League of New Britain will feature a show, “2014 Working from the Figure,” from Feb. 7 to March 2. The show includes drawing, watercolor, easel painting, photographs, digital work, sculpture and mixed media that are inspired from or address the human figure in some aspect. The Juror will be Grier de Langley Torrence,…

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Sick of winter? AccuWeather pulls out its crystal ball

January 29, 2014
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Sick of winter? AccuWeather pulls out its crystal ball

In advance of Groundhog Day, Accuweather has offered its outlook for the remaining winter. AccuWeather.com reports though Phil has a few more days to prognosticate the next six weeks, the AccuWeather.com long-range forecasting team already predicts that the nation will be split in half: cold and snow will linger in the Northern states, while spring will…

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Commentary from all over regarding the State of the Union

January 29, 2014
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Emails came in fast and furious from politicians, think tanks, etc. following President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night. Here are a selection of press releases that arrived at the Observer… Congressman John B. Larson released the following statement today on President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address: “The strength of…

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Congressman offering up forum after State of the Union

January 28, 2014
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On Wednesday, Jan, 29, U.S. Rep. John B. Larson will host a community forum at BristolCity Hall. Scheduled the day after President Barak Obama’s State of the Union Address, Larson will discuss the economy and priorities for the federal legislature for 2014. Larson also will discuss the local Social Security Office following last week’s announcement…

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State keeping eye on those affected by severe cold

January 28, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, in a press release, today announced he will keep the activation of the state’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol in place in anticipation of bitter cold temperatures expected to continue over the next few days. While activated, the release explained, Severe Cold Weather Protocol directs the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security…

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Program on internet safety to be offered to parents Feb. 27

January 28, 2014
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The Plainville Coalition for Positive Youth Development will host a program entitled “Parenting in the Digital Age” a free workshop for Plainville parents presented by Scott Driscoll / Internet Safety Concepts on Thursday, Feb. 27 in the Middle School of Plainville Ventrelli Auditorium, 150 Northwest Dr.. Check-in for the program will begin at 6:15 p.m.;…

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