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Storm to bring snow to midwest next week, rain and floods to New England

March 14, 2013
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Storm to bring snow to midwest next week, rain and floods to New England

New England may be spared the snows that may stumble across the midwest next week, but the rains expected instead could bring some flooding, especially given the large amount of melting snow in northern New England, according to Accuweather.   State College, Pa. — 14 March 2013 — AccuWeather.com reports a storm forecast to roll…

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Gov., lt. gov. hold forum in New Britain today

March 14, 2013
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The following press release came out of the governor’s office: On Thursday evening, Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman will host a community forum in New Britain, where they will speak with members of the public on the state’s pressing issues.  This will be the second event of this series of community…

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Opening the town charter; Tempers flare over commission proposal

March 14, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor A proposal before the Town Council to establish a new charter revision commission became contentious Monday night, as the Democrat minority accused the Republicans of being secretive and already having a determined agenda. The discussion on the commission was brief, but at one point during the debate Town Council Chairman John…

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Flanders School Drama Club to perform ‘Annie Jr.’

March 13, 2013
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Flanders School Drama Club to perform ‘Annie Jr.’

Kellie McGuire Correspondent This weekend, a group of young performers may sing about a “Hard Knock Life” on stage, but the tiny stars are blessed to have the support of older peers behind-the-scenes. The Flanders School Drama Club will present “Annie Jr.” March 16 and March 17 at DePaolo Middle School. The drama club, which…

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Deadline approaches for grant, scholarship applications from Main Street Foundation

March 12, 2013
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Application deadlines are quickly approaching for grants and scholarships from funds administered by the Main Street Community Foundation. Grant applications are due on April 5, 2013, and scholarship applications are due on April 1 by 4 p.m. Information is available on the Foundation’s website at www.mainstreetfoundation.org. The Main Street Community Foundation serves the Connecticut towns…

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Police make push to highlight its special needs database

March 10, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Police Department is making a renewed push to sign people up for its special needs registry database. The registry began implementation in Dec. 2011 and currently has 80 participants. The database contains information that will assist emergency responders in providing services to residents who have special needs. The database…

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Southington High School announces second quarter honor roll

March 9, 2013
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Southington High School has announced its honor roll for the second marking period. Grade 9, First Honors: Leandro Antonio Alejandro, Mikayla Lee Bedell, Alexandra Anna Bieniek, Nicole Ann Breedlove,      Rachel Jordan Bruno, Samantha Joan Butlien, Rebecca Morgan Caisse, Anthony Michael Cammuso, Victoria Elizabeth Castillo, Fizza Shahzad Chaudhry, Nicole Cecile Christensen, Timothy Daniel Cocozza, Mckenna Elena…

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Officials look at ABA program

March 9, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Board of Education is once again looking at the possibility of bringing its Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program in-house, a proposal that has some parents worried that the program could face a decline. The program is currently run by the Capital Region Education Council (CREC). Several parents, all sharing stories…

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YMCA holds annual campaign kick-off breakfast

March 9, 2013
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YMCA holds annual campaign kick-off breakfast

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington YMCA held its annual Community Support Campaign Kick-off Breakfast last week, complete with stories of how the YMCA, its staff and programs, have helped numerous people within the community. Last year the campaign was able to raise $280,000, all of which was used to help those that could not…

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Bradley Hospital looking at possible changes

March 8, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Changes could be in store for Bradley Memorial Hospital, depending on the findings of a report that is being put together by Philadelphia  based Health Strategies and Solutions. Clarence Silva, president and chief executive officer of the Hospital of Central Connecticut, said Health Strategies and Solutions began putting together the report…

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