Travel ban lifts at 2 p.m. today; implemented last night at 9 p.m. as storm loomed

January 27, 2015
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced this afternoon that he has lifted the statewide travel ban as of 2 p.m. today, according to a press release from his office. “I want to thank the residents of Connecticut for heeding the warnings and staying off the road.  We were able to reduce accidents on the highways and…

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Jewish congregation announces Jan. 30 services

January 27, 2015
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Friday night religious services at Southington’s Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation (Reform) are scheduled for Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Barnes Chapel of the First Congregational Church, 37 Main Street. Rabbi Shelley Kovar Becker will lead the services and will speak on a contemporary issue using the weekly Torah portion, B’shalach (Exodus 13:17 –…

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Gov. declare state of emergency; roads shut down 9 p.m. tonight

January 26, 2015
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy has declared a State of Emergency in preparation for the coming blizzard, which is anticipated to heavily impact the state tonight through Tuesday.  In addition, the Governor announced that a travel ban for all roads is in effect beginning at 9 p.m. tonight.   “People need to take this storm seriously,”…

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Southington prepares for winter blizzard

January 26, 2015
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Town Manager Garry Brumback announced that the town is prepared for today’s winter storm. Forecasts are calling for 22”-32″ of snow over a 36 hour period with significant winds and difficult driving conditions. In a press release, Brumback asked Southington residents that any non-emergency travel after midnight tonight be eliminated. “The Highway Department has already…

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CL&P prepares for impending storm

January 25, 2015
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 As a potentially crippling and historic snow storm with blizzard-like conditions is expected to arrive in New England on Monday, Connecticut Light & Power announced in a press release it is preparing to address any storm-related power outages.  The significant snowfall and high winds predicted can bring down trees and limbs, threatening the company’s electric system,…

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Gov. issues advice, warning about storm

January 25, 2015
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(HARTFORD, CT) – With the latest forecast calling for blizzard conditions across parts of the state, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in a press release is asking residents to be prepared and take the necessary precautions for a significant snowstorm that will impact the state Monday evening through Tuesday. “Although storms can be unpredictable, this storm…

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PZC lifts RV regulations

January 25, 2015
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PZC lifts RV regulations

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Planning and Zoning Commission removed several of the recreational vehicle (RV) regulations after months of discussion and revision. After more RV owners came forward at the second public hearing for this regulation on Jan. 6, the PZC decided that too many regulations would only put an unnecessary strain on…

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Snowman magic show at the library Feb. 7

January 25, 2015
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The Southington Public Library will be holding the following class in celebration of ‘Take your child to the library’ day: Do You Want to Build a Snowman?: Saturday, Feb. 7, at 3 p.m. In-person registration is required, and the program is open to all ages. Do your kids like the movie Frozen? Then they will…

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HOCC announces several volunteer opportunities

January 24, 2015
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HOCC announces several volunteer opportunities

The Hospital of Central Connecticut announced a number of volunteer opportunities at their New Britain campus, the Bradley campus, and the new Cancer Institute on the Plainville-New Britain town line. Volunteers are needed at all three facilities to serve as ambassador volunteers. They will provide escort and directions for services as well as provide wheelchair…

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