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Art League holding juried show; artwork accepted for submission

November 19, 2014
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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)…

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Sen. Markley honored by emergency physicians

November 19, 2014
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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…

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Bread for Life, how does your garden grow?

November 19, 2014
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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…

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CyberKnights team takes home win

November 19, 2014
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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…

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Obituaries for Nov. 21

November 19, 2014
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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…

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Connecticut OKs higher electric generating rates

November 19, 2014
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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…

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

November 19, 2014
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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…

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Connecticut courts rank highest for access

November 19, 2014
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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…

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Overdue books? Library has solution that helps those in need

November 18, 2014
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Southington Library’s Annual “Food for Fines” Collection to help Southington Community Service stock their shelves will be held Monday, Nov. 24 through Wednesday, Dec. 31. The “Food for Fines” collection is a time when Southington patrons may offset their overdue fines with non-perishable food items. All donations go to help Southington Community Services restock their…

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Police target ATV riders without chasing them

November 18, 2014
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By PAT EATON-ROBB Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Popping wheelies and running stop lights, ATV street riders who buzz through Connecticut cities in packs have long frustrated police, who are prohibited from chasing the riders through congested urban neighborhoods. Police are now pursuing more creative ways to stop them, setting up a hotline in…

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