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Possibility exists for more snow Monday

January 22, 2014
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Possibility exists for more snow Monday

AccuWeather says brace yourself for more snow next Monday. AccuWeather.com reports the next storm that has a chance of bringing accumulating snow to a large part of the Northeast will arrive on Monday, Jan. 27. The train of Alberta Clipper storms that began a couple of weeks ago will continue into next week. The storms originate…

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New Britain foundation makes its largest community investment ever in 2013

January 22, 2014
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For more than 70 years, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain has played an integral role in shaping the communities of Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington, sustaining critical programming, inspiring new community-based initiatives and investing in the future. And in 2013, press materials from the foundation explained, it made the largest community investment…

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Annual youth dodgeball tournament returns to YMCA

January 22, 2014
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Annual youth dodgeball tournament returns to YMCA

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington YMCA’s annual Teen Dodgeball Tournament returns for another throw this weekend. The tournament, now in its fourth year, is broken up into two divisions, sixth and seventh grade and eighth and ninth grade. There is a maximum of 16 teams per division. “We had it fill every year” said…

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Lean Manufacturing course to be offered by Tunxis

January 21, 2014
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TunxisCommunity College’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division will offer a Lean Manufacturing Principles and Tools Certification course starting in February. The introductory program is designed to instill Lean thinking for improved business performance through continuous improvement training. Participants will learn about the Toyota Production Systems (TPS) model, and other topics to help prepare for…

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Town under parking ban as of this evening

January 21, 2014
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Due to the impending snowstorm the town of Southington  and the Southington Police Department will be implementing a parking ban on all streets, beginning at 6 p.m. The ban will remain in effect until further notice.

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Gov. urges caution in storm

January 21, 2014
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With a significant winter storm bearing down on the state, a state of Connecticut press release said Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is urging residents to take it slow and avoid travel during the height of the storm Tuesday night. Governor Malloy, the release said, has also directed the activation of the state’s Emergency Operations Center(EOC) at 3 p.m. today to…

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Storm brings foot of snow, airport cancellations

January 21, 2014
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Storm brings foot of snow, airport cancellations

Some parts of the eastern seaboard will see up to a foot of snow, reports AccuWeather. The storm has cancelled many air flights, so check with your carrier.   AccuWeather Global Weather Center — 21 January 2014 – AccuWeather.com reports a snowstorm sweeping the mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Tuesday is bringing accumulations between 6 inches and 1 foot…

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Expect snowy Tuesday, says AccuWeather

January 20, 2014
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Expect snowy Tuesday, says AccuWeather

 Tuesday looks as if there will be snow in the forecast for Southern New England, says AccuWeather AccuWeather Global Weather Center — 20 January 2014 – AccuWeather.com reports tAlong the leading edge of the invading polar blast, accumulating snow will spread from the Midwest to the East Coast on Tuesday. The snow will come courtesy of yet another…

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Gov. takes action in light impending cold temps

January 20, 2014
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With bitter cold temperatures expected to impact the state over the next week, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced in a press release that he has activated the state’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol, directing the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS), the Department of Social Services (DSS), the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services…

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Beecher Street property up for sale again

January 18, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Town Council voted unanimously for a proposal to put the Beecher Street property up for bid again—this time with restrictions. Based on his conversations with the Planning and Zoning Commission, Town Attorney Mark Sciota said the 100-year-old property will have two potential uses: residential or office use. If…

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