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Sen. Blumenthal issues warning about scams

October 7, 2014
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Sen. Blumenthal issues warning about scams

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, this week warned Connecticut residents to beware of a large-scale Internal Revenue Service impersonation scam in which a caller purporting to be from the IRS threatens imminent arrest if a large sum of money is not sent via reloadable debit card. According to…

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Results for the 2014 Apple Harvest Festival Road Race

October 7, 2014
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Results for the 2014 Apple Harvest Festival Road Race

The following are the results from the 2014 Apple Harvest Road Race, which was held on Sunday, Oct. 6. 5 Mile Road Race 5 miles, 379 runners Top Male Finishers—1, Chris Rosenberger, 26:25; 2, Nicholai Dalidowitz, 28:37; 3, Mike Rieger, 28:39. Top Female Finishers—1,Laura Pieger, 32:05; 2, Molly Palmieri, Southington, 33:38; 3, Lindsay Shea, 34:13.…

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Miss Southington Outstanding Teen raises money for Bristol Hospital cancer center

October 7, 2014
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Miss Southington Outstanding Teen raises money for Bristol Hospital cancer center

Miss Southington Outstanding Teen, Jenny Bukowski, a Bristol resident, held a fundraiser at Sno White Car Wash, 12 Farmington Ave., Bristol, to raise funds for the Bristol Hospital Cancer Care Center. Bukowski raised $976 for the Cancer Care Center through donations and car wash patrons. Also taking part in the car wash were: Josh Signore,…

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Gov. Malloy takes preparatory measures in case state sees Ebola virus

October 7, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed an order that gives the Commissioner of the Department of Public Health (DPH) the ability to effectively quarantine an individual or a group of individuals who may have been exposed to or infected with the Ebola virus. The order is not being executed because a specific case has been…

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Tunxis offering advanced manufacturing certificate

October 7, 2014
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Tunxis Community College has partnered with EDAC Technologies of Cheshire to offer an Advanced Manufacturing Machine Technology Certificate, which provides machine operator training and responds to Connecticut manufacturer demand for a workforce with advanced skills. “Tunxis is very pleased and excited to team with EDAC in addressing a critical workforce need,” said David England, Ed.D.,…

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Absentee ballots now available in Connecticut

October 7, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Absentee ballots are now available for registered voters in Connecticut. Voters can download an application for an absentee ballot from the Secretary of the State’s website or contact their local town clerk to apply in-person or through the mail. Typically, the ballots are sent to applicants within days once applications are…

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Malloy makes Foley’s personal wealth issue in race

October 7, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ In his rematch with Republican Tom Foley, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has frequently made references to his opponent’s personal wealth, painting the Greenwich businessman as out of touch with the concerns of ordinary taxpayers. At a recent transportation forum, the first-term Democrat questioned whether Foley ever…

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Education foundation to hold annual gala

October 6, 2014
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Education foundation to hold annual gala

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington Education Foundation (SEF) will host its sixth annual Fan of the Foundation Gala on Friday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m., at the Aqua Turf. Foundation Chairman Jan Galati said this is the SEF’s largest fundraiser of the year. “It’s an event for supporters of the foundation and when…

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Health officials: US well-equipped to stop Ebola

October 5, 2014
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By LOLITA C. BALDOR and LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Obama administration is seeking to allay fear about the single confirmed case of Ebola in the United States, saying that despite some initial missteps the health care system is doing what needs to be done to prevent an outbreak. “Our health care…

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Annual donation drive has begun

October 5, 2014
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Annual donation drive has begun

By Ed Harris Editor The fifth annual toy, coat and non-perishable food drive for the town starts this week and runs through the end of the month. The drive, originally started in 1999 by Nicole Roy of Hot Tans Salon, has grown every year. “The first two years was just us,” Roy said. Now, 23…

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