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It’s a ‘mess,’ says AccuWeather

February 5, 2014
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It’s a ‘mess,’ says AccuWeather

AccuWeather boils down the weather situation pretty succinctly, it’s a mess all over. AccuWeather.com reports another winter storm is blasting through the Midwest and Northeast, following quickly on the heels of Monday’s weather mess. Roads are a mess and travel is difficult at best from Chicago to as far eastward as Boston. More than 6 inches…

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Governor: ‘Stay home’

February 5, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has ordered all first-shift non-essential state employees to stay home on Wednesday, Feb. 5, in response to winter storm conditions across the state, according to a press release from his office. The impact on second-shift employees will be evaluated later in the day. State employees are encouraged…

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State workers asked to come in at 10 a.m. tomorrow

February 4, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has ordered a delayed opening for state offices on Wednesday morning, directing all nonessential state employees to report to work at 10 a.m. The delayed opening will allow extra time for transportation crews to clear the roads of the snowfall forecasted to impact the state beginning early tomorrow morning. For further updates,…

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Emergency operations center to go into partial activation for impending storm

February 4, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will partially activate the state’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at midnight tonight to monitor storm conditions across the state and prepare for the heavy snow forecasted to begin overnight and continue into the late afternoon Wednesday, a press release from the state announced tonight. “After speaking with emergency management officials and…

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Gov. wants to push minimum wage even higher

February 4, 2014
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced in a press release that he is introducing legislation during the upcoming regular session of the General Assembly that will increase the state minimum wage to $10.10, mirroring recent national efforts by President Obama and other Congressional leaders to raise the federal minimum wage to that same amount.  The…

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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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