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Gov. declares State of Emergency, orders state workers to stagger arrival times Friday

February 13, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today declared a State of Emergency in an attempt for the state to pursue a request to the federal government to help some municipalities in Connecticut that are experiencing road salt shortages for the remainder of this winter season, according to a press release from his office.  Today’s winter weather event…

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AccuWeather shares timeline on impact of storm

February 13, 2014
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AccuWeather shares timeline on impact of storm

The snowstorm currently underway in Connecticut has been causing trouble across the states, according to AccuWeather.   AccuWeather.com report a snowstorm is spreading in the Northeast, creating travel nightmares and widespread power outages. “An area from northwest of Washington, D.C., to east-central Pennsylvania, up to near New York City and Boston will have heavy snow, accumulating…

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Snow day for 1st, 2nd shift state workers today

February 13, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced in a press release he has ordered all first and second shift, non-essential state employees to not report to work on Thursday, Feb. 13, in response to winter storm conditions across the state.  State employees are encouraged to contact their supervisors for further guidance. “As conditions are predicted to intensify…

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Schools closed ahead of storm; parking ban to begin at midnight

February 12, 2014
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The coming snow storm has already caused some cancellations and a parking ban in town. Southington schools are closed Thursday, and town offices are closed for the day. An emergency parking ban will begin tonight at midnight and last until further notice.

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Former proposed Bread for Life site set for different use

February 12, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved a site application for a retail and/or office space next to Derynoski School—the same location that Bread for Life initially proposed for its new facility last fall. AA Denorfia Building & Development LLC purchased the property on 296 Main Street next to…

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Low income families can make homes more energy efficient

February 11, 2014
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Competitive Resources Inc. (CRI) recently was awarded a contract to offer the Home Energy Solutions-Income Eligible program (HES-IE) statewide to Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P) customers who meet specific income criteria. In addition, CRI will continue to offer this service to income-eligible customers of The United Illuminating Company (UI). The HES program, which is…

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Tourism in CT making headway, reports Malloy

February 11, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced via a press release that the state Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and its Office of Tourism released new tracking results that demonstrate the $22 million Statewide Tourism Marketing Fund investment over the course of 18 months has generated measurable gains in overall tourism spending to the…

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State of the Town supper is postponed

February 11, 2014
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The fifth annual Chamber of Commerce “State-Of-the-Town” Supper with town councilors, originally scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Manor Inn Restaurant in Milldale, has been postponed until further notice, due to the threat of inclement weather. Once rescheduled, the event will feature members of the newly-elected Town Council will be the featured guests along…

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Gov. looks to end veterans’ homelessness

February 11, 2014
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 Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, joined by Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, veterans, veterans’ advocates and local, state and federal officials, today laid out several of his proposals aimed at combatting veterans’ homelessness and unemployment in Connecticut, a press release from his office announced. The initiatives, whichMalloy introduced last week, focus specifically on working with public and…

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AccuWeather offers preview of storm to come

February 11, 2014
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AccuWeather offers preview of storm to come

The south is getting hammered with the storm that is making its way to the northeast, according to AccuWeather.     LIVE: Southern Ice Storm Cancels Flights, Closes Roads     AccuWeather Global Weather Center — 11 February 2014 – AccuWeather.com report a snow and ice event is underway across the Deep South, threatening travel nightmares and…

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