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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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School calender to feature more professional development

January 18, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Board of Education voted 5 to 4 in favor of the new proposed school calendar for 2014-2015, providing teachers more time for professional development. The new calendar displays nine early release days for professional development from September to May as well as full days for professional development in…

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Erardi resigns to become superintendent in Newtown

January 18, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington School Supt. Dr. Joseph Erardi has resigned to accept the position of superintendent in Newtown. “The Southington Board of Education is grateful for the positive impact Dr.Erardi has had on Southington,” said Board of Education Chairman Brian Goralski. “His leadership, vision and work ethic have put our school district…

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Music therapy group comes to Southington

January 18, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Music therapy can help children with special needs develop their cognitive, behavioral, physical and emotional skills, as well as their communication and sensorimotor skills, reports the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA). Music therapy for children with special needs serves as a professional health discipline that uses music as an educational…

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Potholes may be in New England’s future, says AccuWeather

January 17, 2014
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The crazy swings in temperature in the northeast make it a ripe season for a bumper crop of potholes, explains AccuWeather. AccuWeather Global Weather Center — 17 January 2014 – AccuWeather.com reports another round of frigid air is moving into the United States, and the results could be messy for roadways in the Northeast. Early January brought a…

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Snow possible for holiday weekend in New England

January 17, 2014
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Snow possible for holiday weekend in New England

There are no monster storms on the horizon this weekend, but snow is in the forecast, says AccuWeather AccuWeather.com reports folks wanting a big snowstorm in the Northeast will have to wait a while longer. However, there will be enough cold and snow for skiing will continue through the extended Dr. Martin Luther King weekend. The…

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