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Gov. says if you’re non-essential employee, stay home Monday

February 10, 2013
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As the state continues to clean after Friday’s blizzard, the governor has told non-essential employees to stay home Monday. The following release was issued out of the governor’s office: Governor Dannel P. Malloy is asking all nonessential state employees to stay home on Monday as the clean up effort continues. However, evening and midnight shift…

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Schools closed on Monday

February 10, 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 Monday, February 11. All school offices are also closed.

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Governor announces declaration of emergency granted

February 10, 2013
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Connecticut has received the presidential emergency declaration, the governor’s office announced. Additionally, the governor in a prepared statement is asking for cooperation and patience from residents during the clean-up. “This declaration will provide much needed assistance to the state and our towns and cities as we continue to recover from this historic winter storm,” said…

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Town manager provides update on plowing and snow removal

February 10, 2013
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One of our biggest challenges at this point, along with the enormous amount of snow we need to remove, is providing up-to-date information to residents. While we have tried to keep information flowing, this is a very dynamic environment demanding adjustments as circumstances change. During storm preparation last week, we had planned for significant accumulation,…

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Students fire prevention posters a hit

February 10, 2013
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Students fire prevention posters a hit

A ceremony was held on Jan. 9 for the Connecticut Annual Fire Prevention Poster Contest first place winners at Southington Fire Department Headquarters. This year’s winners are Tyler Spinelli, Grade 5 from Kelly School and Greta Panke, Grade 4 of Strong School. Both winners received a season’s pass for Lake Compounce and a $50 money…

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Gov. seeks declaration of emergency from feds

February 9, 2013
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy today submitted a request for a presidential emergency declaration in the wake of Friday’s historic winter storm. “As we continue with the recovery from this historic winter storm, I am asking the federal government to provide us assistance with this process,” said Governor Malloy.  “If granted, this declaration would provide much…

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Town manager updates on plowing issues

February 9, 2013
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The crews are making slow progress on cutting pathways on all roads.  The Highway Supt is keeping all of the available crews on the road for several more hours with the goal of getting these pathways cut.   Due to the extremely high levels of snow and the rifts associated with them it may be…

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Bon Jovi’s Connecticut performance postponed

February 9, 2013
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Jon Bon Jovi and crew have decided to let their fans stay off the roads tonight. The Mohegan Sun announced the show for tonight, Feb. 9,  has been postponed. The release said: Mohegan Sun has just announced that tonight’s Bon Jovi concert has been rescheduled to Friday, October 25, 2013. Governor Dannel Malloy has declared a…

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Travel ban lifted

February 9, 2013
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The governor announced he is lifting the travel ban. The following news release was issued. Governor Malloy today announced that the travel ban will be lifted at 4PM.  This will apply to all roads, including limited access highways. “While we are lifting the ban on travel this afternoon at 4PM, I still want to urge…

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One storm down. Another on the way?

February 9, 2013
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One storm down. Another on the way?

Accuweather.com says that the troubles from Friday’s blizzard are not over. High winds will continue to be a problem. And another storm is brewing, said the weather service.  AccuWeather reports while snow from the Blizzard of 2013 winds down, strong winds will continue to cause blowing and drifting snow through the day over New England…

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