UConn’s Calhoun joins ESPN roster of analysts

October 2, 2014
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UConn’s Calhoun joins ESPN roster of analysts

BRISTOL– Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame Coach Jim Calhoun, who led the University of Connecticut to three NCAA National Championships (1999, 2004, 2011), has joined ESPN as a men’s college basketball analyst. Calhoun will provide expert insight and analysis across ESPN, including studio programming, joining select game telecasts and conducting sit-down interviews with top figures…

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Gov. briefed on Ebola situation in U.S.

October 2, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has been briefed on the Ebola situation by the state Health Commissioner Dr. Jewel Mullen, according to a press release from the governor. The governor said in the press release that although the risk of an Ebola outbreak in the United States is very low, state health officials have been working…

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State police to adopt program to keep victims of domestic violence safe

October 2, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Wednesday announced the Connecticut State Police will be adopting a lethality assessment program to keep victims of domestic violence safe by encouraging more victims to use shelters, counseling and advocacy and support services. “The lethality assessment is an easy and effective method that identifies victims of domestic violence who are at…

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Sloper Relays; Fundraiser event has swelled into a cross country festival

October 2, 2014
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Sloper Relays; Fundraiser event has swelled into a cross country festival

By John Goralski Sports Writer An inflatable arch marked the finish line. Streamers traced the course at YMCA Camp Sloper, and throngs of fans chased the pack as it criss-crossed the Southington park. For four years, the annual Sloper Relays has been a welcomed break from the rigors of the varsity season. This year, it…

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Disabled veterans to receive property tax exemption

October 2, 2014
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Disabled veterans to receive property tax exemption

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Town Council recently voted unanimously for a property tax exemption for 100 percent disabled veterans. Town Manager Garry Brumback suggested that fully disabled veterans be exempt from property taxes during his report and the council shared his support. Brumback said that the tax exemption would not cause a significant…

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Malloy, Foley spar over jobs, agree on casinos

October 2, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley may disagree about the direction of Connecticut’s economy, but they showed some signs of similarity Tuesday, agreeing the state does not need more casinos, legalized marijuana or higher taxes. Each also agreed the state likely…

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Updating the town plan; Residents contribute to the POCD

October 2, 2014
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Updating the town plan; Residents contribute to the POCD

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Planning and Zoning Commission recently sought out the input of the public to develop a new Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) for the town. Glen Chalder, president of Planimetrics LLC, facilitated the meeting, as he will assist the town in coming up with the plan. “Our job is…

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Town looks to add sports complex

October 1, 2014
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Town looks to add sports complex

By Ed Harris Editor The town is taking the lead on building a sports complex on West Queen Street, across from the Southington Water Dept. In a bit of a unique process, town officials will work with the property owner and town agencies, including the Planning and Zoning Commission, to garner conceptual approval. The town…

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Southington police investigating late night motorcyle crash that killed two

October 1, 2014
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Southington police investigating late night motorcyle crash that killed two

The Southington Police Department is investigating a late night motorcycle crash on Meriden Waterbury Turnpike that left two dead. At about 10 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 30, police were dispatched to a serious motorcycle crash on Meriden Waterbury Turnpike, near Canal Street. Adam Hicks, 37, of 15 Summer St., Meriden was operating a 2001 Harley…

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