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Monday could bring temps in mid-70s, says AccuWeather

April 9, 2014
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Monday could bring temps in mid-70s, says AccuWeather

    The Hartford area could see temperatures reaching to 75 degrees, according to the latest forecast from AccuWeather. AccuWeather Global Weather Center — 9 April 2014 – AccuWeather.com reports the warmest weather since early last October will surge into many areas of the East on Monday, featuring 80-degree temperatures in some locations. The warmup may bring…

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ESPN announces Drake to host ESPYs broadcast

April 9, 2014
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ESPN announced that renowned rapper Drake is taking the reins of this year’s ESPYs. http://espnmediazone.com/us/press-releases/2014/04/drake-announced-as-host-of-the-2014-espys/

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Huskies’ victory parade this Sunday in Hartford, governor announced; sponsors still sought

April 9, 2014
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy in a press release today announced that the Hartford Business Improvement District will host a victory parade and rally in Hartford on Sunday, April 13 to congratulate the University of Connecticut Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams for winning their 2014 NCAA  Basketball National Championships. The parade, which will begin and end…

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DCF seeking foster families in area

April 9, 2014
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Across Connecticut, according to the Department of Children and Families, there are over 4,000 children in its care. They need foster families to provide care, stability, and love, said DCF in promotional materials. They need parents to be positive role models, to teach them how to ride a bike, pick out a prom dress or…

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Cell tower plans moves forward

April 9, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously in favor of a referral back to the Town Council for a Verizon cell tower on East Street. During a recent Planning and Zoning meeting, Town Attorney Mark Sciota said the cell tower will be placed on town-owned property the leaf site is…

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We have warm weather, says AccuWeather

April 8, 2014
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We have warm weather, says AccuWeather

After an endless winter and a spring that seemed as if it would never start, the weather is starting to turn around says AccuWeather.   Warmest Weather so Far This Season to Arrive in Midwest, East     AccuWeather Global Weather Center — 8 April 2014 – AccuWeather.com reports another surge of warmth is forecast to spring…

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Commemoration of Armenian genocide planned for April 26 in Hartford

April 8, 2014
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Ruth Thomasian, a photo archivist and historian, will be the keynote speaker at the annual 99th Armenian Genocide Commemoration that will be held in the House Chambers at the State Capitol on Saturday, April 26 at 11 a.m. The announcement was made by State Representative Christopher Wright (D-Bristol), chairman of the Armenian Genocide Commemoration event.…

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Southington schools look to participate in energy costs savings proposal

April 6, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Board of Education voted unanimously to support Southington’s participation in a $13 million energy performance contracting proposal with a company that will guarantee cost-savings and equipment improvements in school and town buildings. Noresco, an energy company owned by United Technologies, was authorized by the Southington Energy Committee to perform…

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New restaurant in Marion brings more than pizza

April 5, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From pizza and pasta to wings to grinders, wraps and salads, Dina’s Pizza, Grill & Bar offers a variety of different cuisines for customers. Located in the Marion area of Southington, Dina’s Pizza recently opened a few weeks ago. “It’s a family environment,” said Dina Gjizo, a resident of Southington…

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Arc of Southington celebrates 60 years of service

April 5, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Arc of Southington began its journey 60 years ago when a local mother named Irene Desmaris submitted a newspaper article in “The News,” searching for other families with children who also had developmental disabilities like her. After three families with common experiences responded, regular meetings took place at St.…

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