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Brumback lays out 48 hour plan to handle winter storm

January 2, 2014
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Expecting severe weather this evening, Town Manager Garry Brumback has laid out an attack plan for the next two days. “During the next 48 hours we are expecting severe weather with heavy snow and bitter cold,” Brumback said in an email release. Brumback said the highway staff would remain on duty until the snow storm…

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State workers being sent home early

January 2, 2014
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The governor’s office issued the following information regarding today’s snow: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy directed Executive Branch agency heads to release their employees early in stages this afternoon in order to better manage the evening commute given the inclement conditions.  Dismissals were to begin at 3 p.m. and continue in 15 minute intervals.  Agency heads were…

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Gov. issues warning about Thursday’s impending snow storm

January 1, 2014
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Gov. Dannel Malloy’s office issued the following press release about the snow storm expected to hit Connecticut tomorrow through Friday. With a winter storm and  bitter cold temperatures expected over the next few days, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is urging residents to take it slow and avoid travel during the height of the storm Thursday…

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AccuWeather describes coming storm as blizzard

January 1, 2014
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AccuWeather describes coming storm as blizzard

AccuWeather has now defined the coming storm on Thursday as a blizzard as it hits the northeast. AccuWeather.com reports a major snowstorm will reach from across part of the Midwest to the upper part of the mid-Atlantic and southern New England Thursday into Friday. A blizzard will evolve from the storm in parts of the…

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Snow seems more and more likely for Thursday, says AccuWeather

December 31, 2013
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Snow seems more and more likely for Thursday, says AccuWeather

AccuWeather still is predicting that the region is going to be knocked with a snow storm Thursday that will have an impact on travel plans and back to school returns. AccuWeather.com reports two storms will merge quickly enough to produce a major snowstorm from the upper part of the mid-Atlantic to southern New England Thursday…

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Snow on its way; could impact travelers

December 30, 2013
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Snow on its way; could impact travelers

Latest update from AccuWeather on this week’s storm. AccuWeather Global Weather Center — 30 December 2013 – AccuWeather.com reports two storms will converge on the Northeast on Thursday with the potential for snow. How quickly they get together and strengthen will determine which areas are hit with heavy snow and which areas will have a near-miss.…

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Snow storm expected to hit northeast Thursday

December 30, 2013
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Snow storm expected to hit northeast Thursday

Just in time for 2014, AccuWeather is predicting major snowfall this Thursday. AccuWeather Global Weather Center — 30 December 2013 – AccuWeather.com reports two storms will converge on the Northeast on Thursday with the potential for snow. How quickly they get together and strengthen will determine which areas are hit with heavy snow and which areas…

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Taking a look back at the top stories from 2013

December 30, 2013
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By Combined Staff As we wind down 2013, we think back on some of the top stories from the previous year. An era ended in Southington with the passing of former town manager John Weichsel. The Smoron controversy seems as if it has reached its end. Republicans remained in control of the town following November’s…

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Rotary continues the fight to eradicate polio

December 29, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer In 1979, Rotary clubs banded together to help immunize millions of children with polio in the Philippines. By 1985, Rotary International launched PolioPlus, the first and largest internationally coordinated private-sector advocacy of a public health initiative, according to the organization’s website. Just three years later, Rotary raised $247 million for…

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Study shows trends in children and families in the immediate area

December 28, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer A recent “State of the Community” study shows emerging trends of children and families in Greater New Britain, providing insight for local communities, service providers and grantmakers. The study, funded by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain and facilitated by Connecticut Voices for Children, reveals challenges that local communities,…

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