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Officials put plans in place for Ebola, no cases in the state

October 17, 2014
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Officials put plans in place for Ebola, no cases in the state

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Although there have been no confirmed cases of Ebola in Connecticut, the nation just witnessed the first fatal case of Ebola in the U.S. and, as the disease continues to sweep Western Africa, it’s becoming an international concern. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Ebola is “rare and…

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Music listings for Oct. 17

October 17, 2014
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Music listings for Oct. 17

FRIDAY, OCT. 17 BRISTOL SPIRIT SHAKER. City Sports Grill, Farmington Avenue, Bristol. OTHER JAMES CHAPPELL III. From NBC’s show, “The Winner Is.” 7:30 p.m. Gospel concert. With special guest Audra Jones from BET’s “Sunday Best.” The Marriott, 28 Day Hill Rd., Windsor. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Children under 5 free. EventBrite.com. For…

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Life’s a circus: The birth of a clown

October 17, 2014
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Life’s a circus: The birth of a clown

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR It’s kind of like the circus version of “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” Are clowns born or are they made? The people most in the know to answer that question are the clowns themselves. And as luck would have it, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus’s…

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Semmel: SHS students are excelling in academics

October 17, 2014
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Semmel: SHS students are excelling in academics

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Southington High School (SHS) Principal Dr. Martin Semmel shared the High School Academic Report for 2014 at last week’s Board of Education meeting. The report compared test results of Southington students to the state as a whole for the ACT, the SAT and CAPT. Semmel’s report also included information regarding…

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Yale-New Haven patient tests negative for Ebola; governor’s response

October 16, 2014
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Yale-New Haven patient tests negative for Ebola; governor’s response

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today released the following statement in response to preliminary negative test results from the Massachusetts State Public Health laboratory on the patient being treated for Ebola-like symptoms at Yale-New Haven Hospital. “Certainly this is encouraging news,” said Malloy in his statement. “While the initial test results are negative, Dr. Mullen has…

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State taking additional steps to prepare for Ebola outbreak

October 16, 2014
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State taking additional steps to prepare for Ebola outbreak

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced today that the State of Connecticut is taking additional steps to strengthen the level of preparedness for the Ebola virus by enacting the quarantine and isolation protocols that were authorized under the order he signed last week.  In addition, a press release from his office said the governor is directing…

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Ebola concerns at Yale-New Haven Hospital

October 16, 2014
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In an announcement on its newsroom webpage, Yale-New Haven Hospital posted that the hospital “admitted a patient late Wednesday night for evaluation of Ebola-like symptoms. We have not confirmed or ruled-out any diagnosis at this point. We are working in cooperation with City, State and Federal health officials. There is no further information available at this time.”…

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Groups object to Democrats’ Malloy mailer

October 16, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ State elections regulators and a government watchdog group have formally objected to the Connecticut Democratic Party, saying money raised for federal campaigns is being used to pay for a mailer benefiting Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s re-election bid. The State Elections Enforcement Commission and Common Cause of Connecticut said Tuesday they’ve submitted…

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Hearing held on proposed RV policy changes

October 16, 2014
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Hearing held on proposed RV policy changes

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Numerous residents attended a recent Planning and Zoning Commission meeting for a public hearing to address their concerns regarding a new proposal, which will change how recreational vehicles (RVs) can be stored on private property in town. The current policy requires that RVs be stored in the rear of the…

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Arts dominate festival’s second weekend

October 15, 2014
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Arts dominate festival’s second weekend

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Harvest the Arts, which encompasses the second weekend of the Apple Harvest Festival, featured a wide range of art including pottery, paintings, photographs, poetry and much more. There was also an interactive light arts show called Light Artists Making Places. Southington Community Cultural Arts President Mary DeCroce, who is in…

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