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Sick of winter? AccuWeather pulls out its crystal ball

January 29, 2014
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Sick of winter? AccuWeather pulls out its crystal ball

In advance of Groundhog Day, Accuweather has offered its outlook for the remaining winter. AccuWeather.com reports though Phil has a few more days to prognosticate the next six weeks, the AccuWeather.com long-range forecasting team already predicts that the nation will be split in half: cold and snow will linger in the Northern states, while spring will…

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Southington Remembers the Life of Thalberg Student

January 29, 2014
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Southington Remembers the Life of Thalberg Student

The Southington community is remembering the life of 7-year-old , who passed away as a result of a severe asthma attack. A second grade student at Thalberg Elementary School, Ben had a passion for baseball, and was a fan of the Boston Red Sox. Besides playing in the Western Little League, Ben was an aspiring…

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Area gymnasts to compete at XL Center this weekend

January 29, 2014
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HARTFORD – One of the most prestigious and one of the biggest co-ed New England regional youth gymnastics events will be held in Connecticut as American Gymnastics of Southington will host the 21st annual American Invitational at the XL Center’s Exhibition Hall  in a two-day event on Friday, Jan. 31 and Saturday, Feb. 1. There…

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Commentary from all over regarding the State of the Union

January 29, 2014
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Emails came in fast and furious from politicians, think tanks, etc. following President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night. Here are a selection of press releases that arrived at the Observer… Congressman John B. Larson released the following statement today on President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address: “The strength of…

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Congressman offering up forum after State of the Union

January 28, 2014
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On Wednesday, Jan, 29, U.S. Rep. John B. Larson will host a community forum at BristolCity Hall. Scheduled the day after President Barak Obama’s State of the Union Address, Larson will discuss the economy and priorities for the federal legislature for 2014. Larson also will discuss the local Social Security Office following last week’s announcement…

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State keeping eye on those affected by severe cold

January 28, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, in a press release, today announced he will keep the activation of the state’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol in place in anticipation of bitter cold temperatures expected to continue over the next few days. While activated, the release explained, Severe Cold Weather Protocol directs the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security…

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Bristol Rotary offers scholarships to area students

January 28, 2014
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The Bristol Rotary Scholarship Fund, Inc. has a scholarship program available to seniors residing and attending high school in Burlington, Bristol, Plainville, Plymouth, and Southington. The scholarship program was funded by the late Karl J. Schwartz, a former Rotarian and Bristol native. This year, the scholarship program will award six scholarships of $5,000 each, renewable…

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Here comes the cold… again

January 27, 2014
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Here comes the cold… again

AccuWeather is saying that the nation may experience even colder weather in the coming week. AccuWeather.com reports a blast of frigid air will grip most of the eastern two-thirds of the United States through Wednesday and could yield the lowest temperatures so far this winter in some communities. The impending polar plunge will rival the frigid…

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Town set to participate in Dial-A-Ride service

January 25, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Town Council voted unanimously last week to participate in a regional grant that will help evaluate the efficiency of the Dial-A-Ride bus service, which provides transportation at no charge for residents age 55 and over as well as people with disabilities. Although the grant does not have a…

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Tunxis offering courses for ‘intellectual stimulation’

January 24, 2014
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TunxisCommunity College will offer “Bend in the River,” a series of short non-credit courses this spring for those who love to learn and experience new challenges. With no exams or grades to worry about, courses are designed for intellectual stimulation and enrichment, and are taught by Tunxis faculty and other experts in their fields. All…

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