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Red Cross, Walmart team up on training for entry-level healthcare careers

December 17, 2013
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The American Red Cross will help 2,500 students across the U.S. receive training for entry-level healthcare careers through the Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training (NAT) program thanks to a $3.5 million grant from the Walmart Foundation. The program is available in Bethel, Bridgeport, East Hartford, Waterbury, New Haven and more than 100 other locations in…

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After the snow, break out the shorts

December 17, 2013
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After the snow, break out the shorts

After this week’s snow, AccuWeather is reporting the region should expect record breaking warm temperatures this coming weekend. AccuWeather.com reports a brief, but major shift in the weather pattern will send warm air northward and will produce a zone of heavy rain in a large part of the eastern half of the nation this weekend.…

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Malloy partially activates Emergency Operations Center; Urges caution for p.m. commute

December 17, 2013
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will partially activate the state’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 1:00PM today to monitor storm conditions across the state heading into the afternoon rush hour. “After talking with my emergency management officials and assessing the situation, we will be partially activating the State Emergency Operations Center at 1 p.m. today,” said Governor…

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Expect 3 to 6 inches of snow, AccuWeather says

December 17, 2013
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Expect 3 to 6 inches of snow, AccuWeather says

    Snowstorm Targets New York City to Boston     AccuWeather Global Weather Center — 17 December 2013 – AccuWeather.com reports after a snowstorm dropped as much as 14 inches of snow in New England this weekend, another round is on the way. A system that started in the Midwest on Monday will track…

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Robert Phillips is new town planner

December 15, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Southington has a new town planner. Robert Phillips, who has several years experience in the position, began last week. Phillips worked as town manager in Farmington for a few months and spent eight years in Ellington prior to that. Southington Town Manager Garry Brumback said Phillips was one of the top…

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New owner takes over restaurant on Center Street

December 14, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Randy’s Wooster Street Pizza on Center Street now has a new owner and a new name. Frank LaRosa, a restaurant broker and specialist, recently took over ownership of Randy’s Wooster Street pizza on 131 Center Street, across from Paul Gregory’s. He changed the name to Brixx Pizza Kitchen, adding a…

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Police K-9 retires, new dog set to begin work

December 14, 2013
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Police K-9 retires, new dog set to begin work

By Ed Harris Editor Southington Police K-9 officer Damon is retiring to the home of his handler Officer Stephen Salerno after lodging almost a decade on the job. Damon, a 12-year-old German Sheppard, officially retired at the end of last month. The dog began working with the department in November 2004. “He had a fantastic…

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Gov. urges caution during weekend storm

December 13, 2013
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in a press release urged residents to avoid travel during the first significant snowstorm of the season. The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Watches for most of the state from tomorrow afternoon until Sunday morning. “Although this does not appear to be a major storm, it does have the potential to…

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Flags to fly at half to honor Newtown victims; bells to ring Saturday a.m.

December 13, 2013
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman today directed U.S. and Connecticut flags to half-staff on Saturday, Dec. 14 in honor of the 20 children and six adults who were killed on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Flags should fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Dec.…

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Bread for Life withdraws application, still seeking a new site

December 13, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the ongoing search for a new home, Bread for Life has withdrawn its application with the Southington Planning and Zoning Commission in order to add more time to look. During a Planning and Zoning meeting last week, the civic group decided to reapply for a new facility, hoping to…

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