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Soldier surprises son with his return

February 21, 2014
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Soldier surprises son with his return

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Five-year-old Jackson Musshorn thought he was just playing an improvised game with his peers one day in the gymnasium of the Southington YMCA until an unexpected visit showed up. While standing in the middle of a circle with a blindfold on, Jackson, who was participating in the YMCA’s Amazing Kids…

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Raw government data to be released via executive order of governor

February 20, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced in a press release he has signed an executive order that will result in widespread amounts of raw government data to be collected, placed on the internet, and shared with the public in a major effort to increase transparency and provide a useful database that can be utilized by…

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Mount Southington’s Winter Carnival is Saturday

February 19, 2014
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Mount Southington is hosting its Winter Carnival Saturday, Feb. 22.  Enjoy the atmosphere with food on our outdoor deck and great music by DJ-Butch Gray. The highlight of the day is the Cardboard Box Race.  Guests can line up at 3 p.m. at the base of the Thunderbolt Trail to have their vehicles judged by…

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Southington is running low on road salt

February 19, 2014
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Southington was not among the municipalities that were able to secure road salt from the state, thanks to a relief package proposed by Governor Dannel Malloy. Though the town was able to acquire some road salt from a backup contractor, there could be issues if the town does not receive more. “We are expecting more…

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Gov. Malloy speaks to the Rotary

February 19, 2014
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By Tammi Naudus
Gov. Dannel Malloy was a special guest speaker at a gathering of the Southington Rotary Club last week.

By Ed Harris Editor Education, jobs and taxes were the main topics of a speech Gov. Dannel Malloy gave to the Southington Rotary Club last week. Many of the ideas Malloy talked about are included in his proposed budget for the state. One of the Rotarians had connections with Gov. Malloy’s office and was able…

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First the snow, then the aftermath

February 18, 2014
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First the snow, then the aftermath

As if the snow wasn’t enough to worry about, wait for its follow-up, reports AccuWeather. AccuWeather.com report in addition to the warmup bringing a break from winter this week, rain and rising temperatures will also bring the potential for flooding and roof collapses. Temperatures will climb into the 40s over much of the Upper Midwest, New…

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The latest from AccuWeather on the snow storm

February 18, 2014
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The latest from AccuWeather on the snow storm

  AccuWeather reports latest storm moving quickly. AccuWeather.com report after blasting the Midwest and Great Lakes on Monday and Monday night, a complex, fast-moving storm will bring heavy snow to parts of the Northeast on Tuesday. Delays are likely during the morning commute along the I-95 corridor from Philadelphia to New York City due to the…

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Dare we say it… snow, again

February 17, 2014
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Dare we say it… snow, again

It’s that four-letter word in the forecast again, according to AccuWeather. Snow. There will be no rest for the snow weary from the Midwest to East Coast as yet another quick-moving system threatens to lay down a swath of several inches of snow from the Upper Midwest to the Northeast on Monday through Tuesday. “Even…

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Crowning achievement in Rhode Island for CVP cheer squad

February 16, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Coach Chris Gilbert of Plainville threw her hands up in the air shouting for joy when her All-Star Junior Level 2 (J2) Team won first place during the Athletic Championship in Rhode Island. As the owner of Central Valley Panthers (CVP) Gym, Gilbert said she could not have felt more…

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Self-advocacy group to perform a variety show

February 16, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From dancers to joke tellers to singers to skits, A New Way Self-Advocacy Group will light up the stage with humor, passion and hard work during its first fundraiser called “Music of the Night”—a variety show. A New Way is a chapter of People First CT that helps individuals with…

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