Governor-Connecticut-Poll – With race a dead heat, Foley renews call for truce

October 10, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley renewed his call for a truce with Democratic incumbent Dannel P. Malloy on Wednesday, the same day a new poll revealed the governor’s race was a dead heat. The Quinnipiac University poll conducted early this month showed 43 percent of likely voters said they’d vote for…

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Refuse 2 lose; Boys soccer earns a win and a tie in 2 overtime road games

October 10, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer The Blue Knight soccer team forced overtime in New Britain with just under 30 seconds remaining in regulation. Southington capped a second half comeback on Friday with a game-winning score in the first overtime at Windsor. After dropping five straight contests to start the season, the Blue Knights have battled…

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Girls win Nonnewaug; SHS Cross Country is finding its stride

October 9, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Lauren Perkowski (20:06.72) charged into the top five at the Nonnewaug Invitational Meet. Gabi Napoli (20:36.07) broke into the top 10, and Catherine Myers (20:51.97) finished 14th, but that was expected. On Friday, Oct. 5, Coach Dan Dachelet expected his top three runners to compete against the top girls at…

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STEPS secures five more years of funding

October 9, 2014
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STEPS secures five more years of funding

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Southington’s Town-wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) has received another five years of funding from The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, through the Drug Free Community Grant. STEPS Advisory Board members and town officials stood on the steps of…

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New England schools face rash of bomb threats

October 8, 2014
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By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press BOSTON (AP) _ School and law enforcement officials in New England are concerned about a recent rash of bomb threats that have forced schools to cancel classes. Nearly a dozen schools and colleges in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut have received the threats, forcing evacuations and cancellations in the past…

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GOP accuses Malloy of circumventing campaign law

October 8, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Republican legislative leaders are accusing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the Democrats of trying to circumvent Connecticut’s campaign finance laws and spend restricted contributions from state contractors. The claim lodged by the GOP Tuesday comes after the a lawyer representing the party sought an advisory opinion…

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Salon offers pink hair to battle breast cancer

October 8, 2014
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Salon offers pink hair to battle breast cancer

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer A Southington hair salon is offering pink hair extensions for $5 during the month of October for breast cancer awareness month. All of the proceeds from the hair extensions go to the Susan G. Komen Fund. Jillian & Company Owner Jillian Labrie said that by the second of the month…

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Apple Harvest Road Race; Local runners set the pace for record crowds

October 8, 2014
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Apple Harvest Road Race; Local runners set the pace for record crowds

By John Goralski Sports Writer The church bells in the center of town seemed to ring as the first runner as Nick Garcia materialized at the far end of the Town Green. Nobody else was even close at the front of the 5K event, and the former Blue Knight bounded down the street in rhythm…

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Rain puts small damper on apple festival

October 8, 2014
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Rain puts small damper on apple festival

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The first weekend of the Apple Harvest Festival brought in crowds for Family Night on Friday and the parade on Sunday, despite the rain showers that caused the event’s cancellation on Saturday. Between the opening ceremonies and Family Night, the festival was packed on Friday. Families and friends chowed down…

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