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Gov. declare state of emergency; roads shut down 9 p.m. tonight

January 26, 2015
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy has declared a State of Emergency in preparation for the coming blizzard, which is anticipated to heavily impact the state tonight through Tuesday.  In addition, the Governor announced that a travel ban for all roads is in effect beginning at 9 p.m. tonight.   “People need to take this storm seriously,”…

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Southington prepares for winter blizzard

January 26, 2015
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Town Manager Garry Brumback announced that the town is prepared for today’s winter storm. Forecasts are calling for 22”-32″ of snow over a 36 hour period with significant winds and difficult driving conditions. In a press release, Brumback asked Southington residents that any non-emergency travel after midnight tonight be eliminated. “The Highway Department has already…

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CL&P prepares for impending storm

January 25, 2015
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 As a potentially crippling and historic snow storm with blizzard-like conditions is expected to arrive in New England on Monday, Connecticut Light & Power announced in a press release it is preparing to address any storm-related power outages.  The significant snowfall and high winds predicted can bring down trees and limbs, threatening the company’s electric system,…

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Gov. issues advice, warning about storm

January 25, 2015
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(HARTFORD, CT) – With the latest forecast calling for blizzard conditions across parts of the state, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in a press release is asking residents to be prepared and take the necessary precautions for a significant snowstorm that will impact the state Monday evening through Tuesday. “Although storms can be unpredictable, this storm…

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PZC lifts RV regulations

January 25, 2015
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PZC lifts RV regulations

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Planning and Zoning Commission removed several of the recreational vehicle (RV) regulations after months of discussion and revision. After more RV owners came forward at the second public hearing for this regulation on Jan. 6, the PZC decided that too many regulations would only put an unnecessary strain on…

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Weekend storm to bring wet, heavy snow to Connecticut

January 24, 2015
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A winter storm hitting Connecticut today is bringing the first significant snowfall of the season. Meteorologist Bill Simpson of the National Weather Service in Taunton, Massachusetts, says the storm could drop half a foot of heavy, wet snow in parts of northern and eastern Connecticut. He says the Hartford area is likely…

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Strong School donates homemade ornaments

January 24, 2015
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On Friday, Dec. 12, more than 100 Strong Elementary School students stayed after class to decorate homemade salt dough ornaments, and the decorations were packaged by the 5th grade STEPS committee. The ornaments were eventually hand delivered by the students to Mulberry Gardens and The Orchards.  A small tag was attached to each packaged ornament…

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Middle School projects in the final phases

January 23, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Middle School construction projects at both Kennedy and DePaolo Middle Schools are moving along on schedule. “We’re in phase 10 in both schools,” said Chairman of the Middle School Building Committee Ed Pocock Jr. “We have two more phases after that to do.” Pocock Jr. said the project has…

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Makeup Majesty brings out the inner beauty

January 23, 2015
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Makeup Majesty brings out the inner beauty

  By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A former Miss Connecticut is finding a way to bring out the beauty in other women through her new makeup business. Sharalynn Kuziak Donlin, who was crowned Miss Connecticut in 2009, has now opened her own business called “Makeup Majesty”. “I’ve been interested in the beauty world since I…

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Purveyors of Steampunk crowd in among the carousel horses

January 23, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The Steampunk universe landed among the antique carousel horses in Bristol on a recent weekend when the Brass Ring Academy and Cabaret arrived for an afternoon and evening of Victorian-styled science fiction activities. And the gathering of this pop subculture offered an opportunity for its aficionados to strut about in…

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