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Taste of Southington to return for another helping

August 1, 2014
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By ED HARRIS Editor The annual Taste of Southington is set to return for another helping. Now in its 13th year, the event is held on the grounds of the Barnes Museum. The event is sponsored by TD Bank and begins at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6. “People have considered this another annual event…

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Summer energy assistance available from Operation Fuel

July 22, 2014
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Operation Fuel has begun its summer energy assistance program for households that are struggling to pay their energy bills and are in danger of having their utilities shut off. As a result of trying to keep their homes warm this past winter, many Connecticut families and individuals currently have high balances on their electric and…

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Gov. issues warning about tonight’s severe weather

July 15, 2014
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy today, in a news release, cautioned residents about possible severe weather through this evening and potential flooding through tomorrow morning.  “We continue to be in a very active, severe weather pattern,” said Malloy in his press release. “I am asking all residents, especially those living in low-lying, flood-prone areas, to stay alert…

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Bristol’s West End to host festival again in August

July 9, 2014
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Bristol’s West End Association, a non-profit neighborhood group of merchants and residents committed to the preservation, safety and overall quality of living in the City’s West End, is hosting its third-annual summer festival at RockwellPark on Saturday, Aug. 16. The festival – which attracted more than 10,000 visitors last year –showcases and celebrates Bristol’s West…

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Farmers Market open for season; closed, however, for July 4

July 1, 2014
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The Farmers Market at Plainville High School opened on June 27. On Friday, July 4, the market will be closed due to the beginning of the holiday weekend. On July 11, the market will feature the Jay Johnson Trio band that plays contemporary jazz. Confetti’s Red Truck will be on site making honey fritters and…

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GE 5K race to benefit Petit foundation July 13

July 1, 2014
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PLAINVILLE, Conn. – The seventh annual GE 5k Road Race to benefit the Petit Family Foundation will take place on Sunday, July 13 at 9 a.m.at the GE facility (41 Woodford Ave.) in Plainville, with registration from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. The race starting line is located at the Route 10/East…

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I-84 EB up again in Southington, 12 hours ahead of schedule, reports governor; WB open between 7 and 8

June 29, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced in a press release that the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s  weekend bridge replacement project of I-84 over Marion Avenue in Southington is virtually complete with I-84 EB opening at 4:30 p.m. today –  12-plus hours ahead of schedule.  Interstate 84 Westbound, also well ahead of schedule, is tentatively set to…

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Local contestants get close to pageant crowns but don’t win

June 29, 2014
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          PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN by MIKE CHAIKEN The local representatives for the Miss Connecticut and Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen scholarship pageant got a glimpse of the crown. But in the end, at Saturday’s finals at the Garde Arts Center in New London, Acacia Courtney was crowned Miss Connecticut and Cynthia…

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Central Connecticut continues success in Miss CT prelims

June 28, 2014
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Central Connecticut continues success in Miss CT prelims

    Central Connecticut contestants continued their run of success in the second evening of preliminary competition for the Miss Connecticut and Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen crowns. Although the Bristol, Southington, and Plainville specific competitors did not win any preliminary competitions, contestants with ties to the towns and located in surrounding towns did well, with…

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Miss CT, here they come

June 24, 2014
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They’re on their way. This afternoon, local contestants in the Miss Connecticut and Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen competitions gathered on Memorial Boulevard before heading down to New London. Thursday through Saturday, at the Garde Arts Center, the young will compete to see who will be Miss Connecticut or Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen. Before they left…

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