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Choral Society performs March 15, 16

March 8, 2013
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Plainville Choral Society will present Vivaldi’s Gloria, directed by Peter Peluso, on March 15 and 16 at 7:30 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. “The theme for PCS this year is ‘The Classics’,” according to Peter Peluso, “and this show will feature classic choral pieces. In addition to Vivaldi’s Gloria, there will be performances by a…

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Bradley Hospital looking at possible changes

March 8, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Changes could be in store for Bradley Memorial Hospital, depending on the findings of a report that is being put together by Philadelphia  based Health Strategies and Solutions. Clarence Silva, president and chief executive officer of the Hospital of Central Connecticut, said Health Strategies and Solutions began putting together the report…

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Slip Sliding Away!

March 2, 2013
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Slip Sliding Away!

Mount Southington hosted it’s annual winter carnival and cardboard box sled race on Saturday, March 2.  Participants designed their own sleds in attempt be the fastest to ride down the thunderbolt trail.  Sleds were judged in the categories of best overall, fastest, best construction, and best fiasco.  See slide show below for more photos.  Photos…

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Princesses to converge on Aqua Turf for local fund raiser

February 19, 2013
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Miss Plantsville’s Outstanding Teen Katerina Belales will be on of the local title holders dressing up like a Disney princess and meeting with area children in a fund raiser set for March 10.

By Mike Chaiken Editions Editor Little girls in the area will have a chance to feel like royalty and meet their favorite fairy tale royalty, thanks to the Miss Southington Scholarship Organization. Miss Southington Kaitlyn Tarpey, Miss Plantsville Shannon Murphy, Miss Southington’s Outstanding Teen Madison Yurgaitis, Miss Plantsville’s Outstanding Teen Katerina Belales, and Miss Milldale’s…

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Tell us who your favorite pizza place is with Pick-A-Pizza

February 15, 2013
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The Step Saver Observer publications are sponsoring a Pick-A-Pizza in conjunction with the Republican-American and the Citizens News. This bracket-style contest (think March Madness) will pit local pizza places against each other during a five week span. The contest is a single elimination, winner-move-on tournament, ending in the crowning of a Pizza Champion. Weekly winners…

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Another dose of winter on its way this weekend

February 11, 2013
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Another dose of winter on its way this weekend

Don’t pack up the boosts and overcoats… or the shovels just yet. The weather looks a little dicey this coming weekend, says Accuweather.com   State College, Pa. — 11 February 2013 — AccuWeather reports there continues to be some indication that a major storm will affect the Eastern states and neighboring Canada this weekend. The storm…

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Governor announces declaration of emergency granted

February 10, 2013
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Connecticut has received the presidential emergency declaration, the governor’s office announced. Additionally, the governor in a prepared statement is asking for cooperation and patience from residents during the clean-up. “This declaration will provide much needed assistance to the state and our towns and cities as we continue to recover from this historic winter storm,” said…

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Metro-North trains suspended in wake of storm

February 8, 2013
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The governor has now shut down Metro-North trains. The governor’s office issued the following update. Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that due to current storm conditions and projections of heavy snowfall accumulations, Metro-North Railroad will suspend service tonight beginning at 10:00 p.m. The last New Haven Line departure from Grand Central Terminal will be…

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Governor issues travel ban as of 4 p.m.

February 8, 2013
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that there will be a ban on motor vehicle travel on limited access highways in the State of Connecticut beginning at 4PM.  These prohibitions do not extend to emergency response and recovery vehicles, including public safety vehicles, utility vehicles, and vehicles carrying essential personnel or supplies. “As the weather…

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Monster Jam at 2 p.m. on Saturday has been cancelled in Hartford

February 8, 2013
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This just in from the XL Center… The Saturday Feb. 9, 2:00pm Advance Auto Parts  Monster Jam® Show has been cancelled at the XL Center in Hartford -Tickets Will be Honored at Either Remaining Performance-   (Hartford, CT February 8, 2013) – Due to inclement weather, the Saturday 2:00pm performance of Advance Auto Parts Monster…

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