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Sloper registration set to begin

January 28, 2013
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Registration for YMCA Camp Sloper’s 64th year of day camp will open on February 2nd with Online Early Bird Registration. Beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, priority registration for 2012 campers and full members of the Southington and Cheshire Community YMCAs will be accessible through the online registration page by linking from www.ymcacampsloper.org. …

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Miss Teen USA gives lessons to stop bullies

January 27, 2013
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Logan West knows what it’s like to be bullied. When the current Miss Teen USA was younger, she found herself a target of a bully. But the Southington resident survived the experience. To ensure other children don’t have to go through what she went through, she created a program, “Bully…

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The SEF hands out another $12,000 in grants

January 25, 2013
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The SEF hands out another $12,000 in grants

BY Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Southington Education Foundation handed out another round of grants last week, with over $12,000 in funding meant to make six unique teaching ideas possible. The teachers behind the chosen proposals gathered at Derynoski Elementary School to accept their grants and publicly summarize their ideas. “Choosing these was a difficult…

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Southington’s Big Read; Novelist Charlotte Rogan selected

January 25, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Southington Library has chosen “The Lifeboat” as the focus of the 2013 Big Read event, a novel by Connecticut novelist Charlotte Rogan that has enjoyed huge acclaim and success since its release last year. Rogan’s debut novel was released in April of last year and climbed to the New…

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Police discover two dead bodies at Cedar Lane home, investigation ongoing

January 24, 2013
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The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has determined that the death of the female discovered at Cedar Lane earlier this week was due to natural causes. There has yet to be a ruling on the death of the male that was also found at the residence, as officials are conducting further forensic studies. The…

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Skate rink is waiting on Mother Nature

January 24, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Town officials are hoping that the recent snap of cold weather in recent days was enough to get the ice rink up and running. “We need Mother Nature to cooperate,” said Town Councilor and rink organizer Dawn Miceli. Warmer temperatures this winter have not allowed ice to form, causing the closing…

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Dealing with the cold weather

January 24, 2013
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The Southington Police Department, along with the Connecticut Department of Health, have released the following tips to deal with the recent snap of cold weather. Winter in New England can bring very cold weather. With cold temperatures and winds, it can sometimes feel well below zero degrees. In these extreme cold temperatures, exposed skin can become…

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Taking a charitable dip in Sloper Pond

January 24, 2013
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Taking a charitable dip in Sloper Pond

By Rob Glidden Staff Wrter The annual YMCA Polar Plunge pulled in $24,000 worth of donations, which were given by the community to sponsor the roughly 80 participants who jumped into the frigid waters of Sloper’s Pond. In the eight years since it was first held in Southington, the event has grown into one of…

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Accuweather says potential is there for snow and wintry mix late in week

January 23, 2013
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Accuweather says potential is there for snow and wintry mix late in week

State College, Pa. — 23 January 2013 — AccuWeather reports the combination of lingering arctic air and two merging storms has the potential to spread a large swath of snow, wintry mix and slippery travel from the Midwest to the part of the South and Atlantic Coast at the end of the week. As with…

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Governor issues warning about severe cold

January 22, 2013
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Gov. Dannel Malloy issued the following statement about the frigid temperatures tonight. (HARTFORD, CT) – With bitter winter cold temperatures expected over the next several days, Governor Dannel P. Malloy today directed the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS), the Department of Social Services (DSS) and the Department of Mental Health and Addiction…

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