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Low income families can make homes more energy efficient

February 11, 2014
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Competitive Resources Inc. (CRI) recently was awarded a contract to offer the Home Energy Solutions-Income Eligible program (HES-IE) statewide to Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P) customers who meet specific income criteria. In addition, CRI will continue to offer this service to income-eligible customers of The United Illuminating Company (UI). The HES program, which is…

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Tourism in CT making headway, reports Malloy

February 11, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced via a press release that the state Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and its Office of Tourism released new tracking results that demonstrate the $22 million Statewide Tourism Marketing Fund investment over the course of 18 months has generated measurable gains in overall tourism spending to the…

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Scholarships offered to students interested in health care

February 11, 2014
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The Auxiliary for The Hospital of Central Connecticut-New Britain General campus is now accepting applications for two scholarships for high school seniors interested in careers in healthcare. The Kathleen E. Boudreau Scholarship is offering $1,000 for high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in nursing. Seniors in local communities including Berlin, Kensington, New Britain,…

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Gov. looks to end veterans’ homelessness

February 11, 2014
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 Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, joined by Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, veterans, veterans’ advocates and local, state and federal officials, today laid out several of his proposals aimed at combatting veterans’ homelessness and unemployment in Connecticut, a press release from his office announced. The initiatives, whichMalloy introduced last week, focus specifically on working with public and…

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AccuWeather offers preview of storm to come

February 11, 2014
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AccuWeather offers preview of storm to come

The south is getting hammered with the storm that is making its way to the northeast, according to AccuWeather.     LIVE: Southern Ice Storm Cancels Flights, Closes Roads     AccuWeather Global Weather Center — 11 February 2014 – AccuWeather.com report a snow and ice event is underway across the Deep South, threatening travel nightmares and…

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Valentine’s Day treat at Artist Tree Tea House with Tanya Leonard

February 11, 2014
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A Valentine’s Weekend Art Event will be held Artist Tree Tea House GALLERY156  at 156 and 160 School St., Bristol. On Saturday, Feb. 15 at 3 p.m., Tanya Leonard will be on hand for an art performance of music and painting. Tanya is a singer songwriter, who will perform a magical painting performance while singing…

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Southington man accused of sexual assault on girl under age 13

February 6, 2014
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Southington man accused of sexual assault on girl under age 13

A Southington man has been arrested after Plainville police said he had sexual intercourse with a female under the age of 13-years-old. According to a press release Luis M. Maldonado, 32, of 14 John St., Southington was arrested at his home for first degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor. Because the…

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Saturday snow is also a possibility, says AccuWeather

February 5, 2014
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Saturday snow is also a possibility, says AccuWeather

More snow could be a problem on Saturday, but if it does snow it could preclude a bigger storm on Sunday to Monday, says AccuWeather. AccuWeather.com reports a new player has emerged on the weather maps and has a chance at bringing a period of snow from parts of Virginia to southeastern New England on Saturday. There…

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Gov. to second shift state employees: You should stay home, too

February 5, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has ordered all second-shift state employees who are designated as non-essential to stay home on Wednesday, Feb. 05, in response to winter storm conditions across the state.  State employees are encouraged to contact their supervisors for further guidance. “After consulting with my emergency management team, I’ve decided…

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Miss Connecticut asks residents to give blood in Feb.

February 5, 2014
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American Red Cross is partnering with the Miss Connecticut Scholarship Corporation and Miss Connecticut 2013 Kaitlyn Tarpey, the former Miss Southington, to sponsor a Blood Donation Challenge during the month of February to help raise awareness about the need for blood during this critical time of year. Since the beginning of January, a press release…

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