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Gov. Malloy speaks to the Rotary

February 19, 2014
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By Tammi Naudus
Gov. Dannel Malloy was a special guest speaker at a gathering of the Southington Rotary Club last week.

By Ed Harris Editor Education, jobs and taxes were the main topics of a speech Gov. Dannel Malloy gave to the Southington Rotary Club last week. Many of the ideas Malloy talked about are included in his proposed budget for the state. One of the Rotarians had connections with Gov. Malloy’s office and was able…

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First the snow, then the aftermath

February 18, 2014
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First the snow, then the aftermath

As if the snow wasn’t enough to worry about, wait for its follow-up, reports AccuWeather. AccuWeather.com report in addition to the warmup bringing a break from winter this week, rain and rising temperatures will also bring the potential for flooding and roof collapses. Temperatures will climb into the 40s over much of the Upper Midwest, New…

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The latest from AccuWeather on the snow storm

February 18, 2014
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The latest from AccuWeather on the snow storm

  AccuWeather reports latest storm moving quickly. AccuWeather.com report after blasting the Midwest and Great Lakes on Monday and Monday night, a complex, fast-moving storm will bring heavy snow to parts of the Northeast on Tuesday. Delays are likely during the morning commute along the I-95 corridor from Philadelphia to New York City due to the…

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Dare we say it… snow, again

February 17, 2014
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Dare we say it… snow, again

It’s that four-letter word in the forecast again, according to AccuWeather. Snow. There will be no rest for the snow weary from the Midwest to East Coast as yet another quick-moving system threatens to lay down a swath of several inches of snow from the Upper Midwest to the Northeast on Monday through Tuesday. “Even…

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Crowning achievement in Rhode Island for CVP cheer squad

February 16, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Coach Chris Gilbert of Plainville threw her hands up in the air shouting for joy when her All-Star Junior Level 2 (J2) Team won first place during the Athletic Championship in Rhode Island. As the owner of Central Valley Panthers (CVP) Gym, Gilbert said she could not have felt more…

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Self-advocacy group to perform a variety show

February 16, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From dancers to joke tellers to singers to skits, A New Way Self-Advocacy Group will light up the stage with humor, passion and hard work during its first fundraiser called “Music of the Night”—a variety show. A New Way is a chapter of People First CT that helps individuals with…

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Town Council approves proposed STEPS ordinances

February 15, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Town Council voted unanimously Monday for two proposed ordinances on alcoholic beverages and tobacco products—one ordinance will prevent convenience stores from displaying tobacco or nicotine products in areas where underage customers can view them. The other ordinance calls for tighter restrictions on signs that advertise alcohol specials. Over…

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Zone change approved for Wonx Spring road

February 15, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Planning and Zoning Commission voted 5 to 2 in approval of a proposal to change the industrial zone area of Wonx Spring Road to a residential zone. After a public hearing during a recent Planning and Zoning meeting, the Commission approved the new plan of the 33-acre property,…

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Governor Malloy offers relief package to municipalities hit by salt shortages

February 14, 2014
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*UPDATED   Southington is taking advantage of a relief package prepared by the Connecticut Department of Transportation to deal with road salt shortages. Governor Dannel Malloy announced the relief package earlier today, a day after he declared a State of Emergency on the matter. “We currently have over 1,800 tons on back order with both…

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More snow expected to hammer eastern New England, says AccuWeather

February 14, 2014
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More snow expected to hammer eastern New England, says AccuWeather

Just in case you haven’t had enough snow since yesterday, AccuWeather says more is on the way. But there is also good news… AccuWeather.com report into the first part of the weekend, light to moderate snow will push from the Ohio Valley to the mid-Atlantic states, but a blizzard may develop in eastern New England. The…

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