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Gov. to second shift state employees: You should stay home, too

February 5, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has ordered all second-shift state employees who are designated as non-essential to stay home on Wednesday, Feb. 05, in response to winter storm conditions across the state.  State employees are encouraged to contact their supervisors for further guidance. “After consulting with my emergency management team, I’ve decided…

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Miss Connecticut asks residents to give blood in Feb.

February 5, 2014
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American Red Cross is partnering with the Miss Connecticut Scholarship Corporation and Miss Connecticut 2013 Kaitlyn Tarpey, the former Miss Southington, to sponsor a Blood Donation Challenge during the month of February to help raise awareness about the need for blood during this critical time of year. Since the beginning of January, a press release…

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It’s a ‘mess,’ says AccuWeather

February 5, 2014
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It’s a ‘mess,’ says AccuWeather

AccuWeather boils down the weather situation pretty succinctly, it’s a mess all over. AccuWeather.com reports another winter storm is blasting through the Midwest and Northeast, following quickly on the heels of Monday’s weather mess. Roads are a mess and travel is difficult at best from Chicago to as far eastward as Boston. More than 6 inches…

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Governor: ‘Stay home’

February 5, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has ordered all first-shift non-essential state employees to stay home on Wednesday, Feb. 5, in response to winter storm conditions across the state, according to a press release from his office. The impact on second-shift employees will be evaluated later in the day. State employees are encouraged…

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Town offices closed due to storm

February 5, 2014
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Town offices are closed today, due to the storm. There was discussion of opening late, but ultimately officials decided to close all town offices for the day. All Southington schools are also closed for the day. Town offices are expected to open for normal business hours tomorrow. There is also an emergency parking ban, effective…

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State workers asked to come in at 10 a.m. tomorrow

February 4, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has ordered a delayed opening for state offices on Wednesday morning, directing all nonessential state employees to report to work at 10 a.m. The delayed opening will allow extra time for transportation crews to clear the roads of the snowfall forecasted to impact the state beginning early tomorrow morning. For further updates,…

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Emergency operations center to go into partial activation for impending storm

February 4, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will partially activate the state’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at midnight tonight to monitor storm conditions across the state and prepare for the heavy snow forecasted to begin overnight and continue into the late afternoon Wednesday, a press release from the state announced tonight. “After speaking with emergency management officials and…

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Gov. wants to push minimum wage even higher

February 4, 2014
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced in a press release that he is introducing legislation during the upcoming regular session of the General Assembly that will increase the state minimum wage to $10.10, mirroring recent national efforts by President Obama and other Congressional leaders to raise the federal minimum wage to that same amount.  The…

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Gov. delays General Assembly session because of coming snow

February 4, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced in a press release that legislative leaders have agreed to push back the start of the joint legislative session one day due to the pending snow storm.  The joint session will begin at noon on Thursday, at which time the governor will deliver his State of the State Address. …

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Police: People are posing as water department employees

February 4, 2014
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The Southington Police Department is warning the public that individuals in town are posing as water department employees in an attempt to access homes. According to police, the individuals are saying they need access to a customer’s home to test the water. The Southington Water Department was notified of the imposters. Real Southington Water Department…

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