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Olney house to stay

February 14, 2013
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The Olney house will remain and the Southington YMCA will possibly seek preservation grants.

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington YMCA has decided to leave the Olney house on North Main Street alone for now and will revisit possible preservation possibilities once it completes its other development projects. “The house is safe,” YMCA Executive Director John Myers said. “It’s weather proof.” The New Britain Superior Court issued a temporary…

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Storm cleanup is a slow process

February 13, 2013
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Storm cleanup is a slow process

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Southington residents and officials spent several days trying to dig the town out from over two feet of snow left behind by a historic blizzard that overwhelmed the state on Friday evening. Governor Dannel Malloy declared a state of emergency in Connecticut at noon on Friday, when the snow was…

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Police investigating a Tuesday night hit and run on Queen Street

February 13, 2013
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The Southington Police Department is investigating a hit and run accident on Queen Street last night that sent three people to the hospital, one with critical injuries. At about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night, officers were called to a hit and run motor vehicle accident in the area of the Outback Steakhouse. Upon arrival, officers located…

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Officials expect to finish plowing by tomorrow afternoon; Residents have 24 hours to shovel out sidewalks

February 12, 2013
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Town officials are reporting that plow crews have made significant progress in the subdivisions and secondary roads. Officials ceased plowing operations for the day at 6:30 p.m., hoping to allow residents time to cleanup tonight and not be faced with a mess in the morning as they leave for work. The crews will resume work…

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Schools closed again Wednesday, scheduled to reopen on Thursday

February 12, 2013
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The Southington Board of Education has announced through phone calls and email that the Southington public and parochial schools, all evening classes, all extra-curricular activities and all out-of-town transportation are cancelled for Tuesday, February 12. All school offices are also closed. All schools will reopen on Thursday, barring any additional weather event.  

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Brumback: Remaining main arteries will be plowed today

February 12, 2013
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Town Manager Garry Brumback recently released an update on the status of snow removal in Southington. Street widening operations began this morning at 8 a.m. Brumback estimated that there is a remaining 20 percent of main arteries left to be cleaned. He said this work will be completed today. “We started in the largest subdivisions…

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Town Manager: Most main roads plowed, moving on to secondaries and subdivisions

February 11, 2013
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The purpose of this update is to inform the public that we have reached the next challenging step in the clean-up process after Winter Storm Charlotte. After spending the last 72 hours cutting emergency access lanes through every road and subdivision in town, Town crews have transitioned to widening all routes for traffic safety. We…

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Another dose of winter on its way this weekend

February 11, 2013
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Another dose of winter on its way this weekend

Don’t pack up the boosts and overcoats… or the shovels just yet. The weather looks a little dicey this coming weekend, says Accuweather.com   State College, Pa. — 11 February 2013 — AccuWeather reports there continues to be some indication that a major storm will affect the Eastern states and neighboring Canada this weekend. The storm…

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Southington schools closed Tuesday

February 11, 2013
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The Southington Board of Education has announced through phone calls and email that the Southington public and parochial schools, all evening classes, all extra-curricular activities and all out-of-town transportation are cancelled for Tuesday, February 12. All school offices are also closed.

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Town Manager: Plowing operations will resume at 11:30 a.m.

February 11, 2013
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I wanted to give everybody an update as to our current status and our plans for going forward.  First, all roads in Southington had at least one passable lane as of 10 PM last night.  This morning we began widening main roads.  However, at just before 9 a.m. we diverted plowing to salting and sanding…

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