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Committee voices frustration at PZC for urgent care center

December 26, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Members of the community group advocating for Bradley Memorial Hospital voiced their frustrations with the Planning and Zoning Commission’s decision to permit application for the building of an Urgent Care facility on Queen Street, which they believe will compete with the Bradley’s Emergency Room. The Community Committee to Save Bradley…

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SHS is accepting applications for Project Lead the Way

December 26, 2014
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Southington High School is currently accepting applications to the Project Lead the Way Program for the four year pre-engineering program. The PLTW application can be found at: www.southingtonschools.org/page.cfm?p-10616 Students currently attending DePaolo Middle School or Kennedy Middle School will submit their applications directly to their middle school. All other applications should be mailed to: Lee Ann Miller, 720…

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Bomb threat sparks high school shutdown

December 26, 2014
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SOUTHINGTON OBSERVER Southington High School students were sent home early last Monday when a bomb threat posted on a social media website came to the attention of law enforcement officials. A suspicious package was found, but turned out not to be a threat, said police. In the end, no bombs were found. Police said that…

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SHS teacher arrested for classroom incident

December 26, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER   An incident report from Southington High School reveals how the school handled an intoxicated teacher on Nov. 6 and provides details surrounding a teacher’s inappropriate behavior towards students. Based on the report, a few teachers came to the main office to report that teacher John Hansen had caused a…

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Polar Express Day at Thalberg School

December 24, 2014
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The students enjoy the reading of The Polar Express.

On Tuesday, Dec. 23, Thalberg Elementary School students enjoyed a pajama day with fun and stories, like The Polar Express, to ring in the holiday break.  

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DePaolo holiday concert

December 24, 2014
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On Thursday, Dec. 18, DePaolo Middle School held its annual holiday concert. Music was provided by the stringed orchestra, the concert choir, and the jazz band.

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Senators want wider distribution of flu vaccine

December 24, 2014
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MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s two U.S. senators are urging the Centers for Disease Control and prevention to increase distribution of a certain flu vaccine manufactured in the state. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy were scheduled to appear Tuesday morning at Protein Sciences in Meriden to make their case for a wider distribution of…

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Lawmakers voice support to cap electric bill fee

December 24, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A group of Connecticut lawmakers say they support a proposal that would cap fixed residential charges imposed by the state’s largest electric utilities. Monday’s announcement comes after state regulators said Connecticut Light & Power could increase the current $16 a month charge to $19.25. The company originally sought a $25.50 charge,…

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Woman drives car through house of estranged husband

December 24, 2014
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A Southington woman was arrested Tuesday night after she drove her car through the Paul Heights home of her estranged husband, reported Southington police. Jennifer Luisi, 31, of Southington was charged with criminal violation of a protective Order, reckless endangerment first degree, criminal mischief first degree, breach of peace second degree, and driving under the…

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Irate customers confront Frontier over service

December 24, 2014
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NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) _ Frontier Communications officials have told utility regulators in Connecticut that they underestimated the need for more trained customer service employees after they took over AT&T’s phone, Internet and UVerse networks in October. Kathleen Abernathy, executive vice president of regulatory and government affairs for the Stamford-based company, told the Public Utilities…

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