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Here’s the scoop on weekend snow, via Accuweather.com

February 15, 2013
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Here’s the scoop on weekend snow, via Accuweather.com

This is the latest on the snow that has been threatening to hit over the weekend. Round One Snow: Philly to NYC Friday Night, Saturday       State College, Pa. — 15 February 2013 — AccuWeather.com reports a swath of snow will streak northeastward across the coastal mid-Atlantic to southern New England spanning late Friday…

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Tell us who your favorite pizza place is with Pick-A-Pizza

February 15, 2013
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The Step Saver Observer publications are sponsoring a Pick-A-Pizza in conjunction with the Republican-American and the Citizens News. This bracket-style contest (think March Madness) will pit local pizza places against each other during a five week span. The contest is a single elimination, winner-move-on tournament, ending in the crowning of a Pizza Champion. Weekly winners…

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Town’s ECS funds go up; Coming budget still difficult

February 15, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer As part of his budget proposal announcement last week, Governor Dannel Malloy announced additional Education Cost Sharing (ECS) funds for districts in the state. The news came as a relief to many school administrators, although the coming budget year is still expected to be difficult. In the midst of another…

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The Glastonbury hurdle; Knights topple CCC rival with best score to date

February 15, 2013
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The Glastonbury hurdle; Knights topple CCC rival with best score to date

By John Goralski Sports Writer Lady Knight coach Kaitlyn O’Donnell gathered her gymnasts at the end of the meet and began to prepare them for the outcome. Win or lose, she was proud of the effort. Everybody seemed to hit their routines, and that’s all that they can ask for. The rest was up to…

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College bound; Kosienski, Wershoven sign commitments to NCAA programs

February 14, 2013
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College bound; Kosienski, Wershoven sign  commitments to NCAA programs

By John Goralski Sports Writer They picked up their pens with the precision of a synchronized swimming team, and began scrawling their signatures across the papers before them. Since cutting their teeth on youth travel teams, Erica Kosienski and Nicole Wershoven have been charging towards the goal as a tandem. This time there was just…

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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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