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Former proposed Bread for Life site set for different use

February 12, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved a site application for a retail and/or office space next to Derynoski School—the same location that Bread for Life initially proposed for its new facility last fall. AA Denorfia Building & Development LLC purchased the property on 296 Main Street next to…

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Low income families can make homes more energy efficient

February 11, 2014
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Competitive Resources Inc. (CRI) recently was awarded a contract to offer the Home Energy Solutions-Income Eligible program (HES-IE) statewide to Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P) customers who meet specific income criteria. In addition, CRI will continue to offer this service to income-eligible customers of The United Illuminating Company (UI). The HES program, which is…

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Tourism in CT making headway, reports Malloy

February 11, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced via a press release that the state Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and its Office of Tourism released new tracking results that demonstrate the $22 million Statewide Tourism Marketing Fund investment over the course of 18 months has generated measurable gains in overall tourism spending to the…

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State of the Town supper is postponed

February 11, 2014
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The fifth annual Chamber of Commerce “State-Of-the-Town” Supper with town councilors, originally scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Manor Inn Restaurant in Milldale, has been postponed until further notice, due to the threat of inclement weather. Once rescheduled, the event will feature members of the newly-elected Town Council will be the featured guests along…

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Gov. looks to end veterans’ homelessness

February 11, 2014
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 Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, joined by Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, veterans, veterans’ advocates and local, state and federal officials, today laid out several of his proposals aimed at combatting veterans’ homelessness and unemployment in Connecticut, a press release from his office announced. The initiatives, whichMalloy introduced last week, focus specifically on working with public and…

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AccuWeather offers preview of storm to come

February 11, 2014
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AccuWeather offers preview of storm to come

The south is getting hammered with the storm that is making its way to the northeast, according to AccuWeather.     LIVE: Southern Ice Storm Cancels Flights, Closes Roads     AccuWeather Global Weather Center — 11 February 2014 – AccuWeather.com report a snow and ice event is underway across the Deep South, threatening travel nightmares and…

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Town will hold a vandalism forum on Tuesday, Feb. 18

February 10, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor Town officials are holding a community forum on vandalism later this month. According to officials, Southington has experienced an increase in vandalism and they are looking to residents and youth groups for help. “We want to start the conversation,” said Town Councilor Dawn Miceli, adding that while she does not think…

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Kristen’s Kloset to open soon, donations accepted

February 10, 2014
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Kristen’s Kloset to open soon, donations accepted

By Ed Harris Editor Southington Youth Services is gearing up for another year running the Kristen’s Kloset program. The program is named after 13-year-old Kristen Warner, an honor roll student and gymnast, who died in an automobile accident in 2004. Kristen’s Kloset is a program that provides prom essentials for students with financial or other…

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Southington entrepreneurs help homeowners, give back to community

February 8, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From the time Luke Florian, of Southington, was in middle school, he knew he wanted to pursue a career in the real estate business. At the age of 18, he purchased his first income property. By age 27, the entrepreneur already co-founded his real estate company, Elite Property, LLC, and…

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Veterans Committee adopts mission statement

February 8, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the Southington Board of Education voting unanimously to adopt an official mission statement for the Veterans Committee, the school district has reaffirmed to “never forget” the sacrifices of military service members from the past and present. “I see tonight as the exemplar for this entire country at every local…

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