Be on the look out for moose in New Britain area

May 28, 2014
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Motorists in the New Britain area are advised to use extra caution and be observant while driving due to the sighting of a moose this afternoon near the intersection of Route 72 and Interstate 84, the Department of Energy and Environment Protection announced in a press release today. Moose near roadways pose a particular danger…

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Local IGAs going strong despite competition from chain stores

May 28, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Wrtier From retail stores such as Walmart and Target to supermarket chains such as Stop and Shop to local pharmacies such as CVS, consumers can buy their groceries from a variety of places. For local, family-owned grocery stores like Gnazzo’s in Plainville and Tops Market in Southington, they can feel the…

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Dining listings for May 30

May 27, 2014
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FRIDAY, MAY 30 SOUTHINGTON FRANCES MAYES, WINE TASTING BOTTLE SIGNING FOR TUSCAN SUN WINES. 3 to 5 p.m. World Wide Spirits and Liquors, 480 Queen St., Southington. TuscanSunWines.com   SATURDAY, MAY 31 OTHER 1ST ANNUAL BLOOMFIELD GRUB CRAWL KICK OFF EVENT. 1 to 5 p.m. Food, beer, live music. With the Kris Jenson/ Jaimoe and…

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Middle school expansion could open up new possibilities

May 27, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the middle schools building project expected to be completed by fall 2015, school administrators have discussed possible new opportunities in the curriculum after the renovations. With more technology and space available at both DePaolo and Kennedy Middle Schools, curriculum changes will be recommended to better reflect 21st century learning,…

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Southington residents currently serving in the military

May 26, 2014
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The following Southington residents are currently serving in the United States military. To have your loved one added to the list, please contact Leonard Marcheselle at the Southington Elks. Name: Nicholas J. Augelli Rank: S/SGT Branch: ANG Duty Station: Afghanistan Name: Aden Baume Rank: Capt Branch: ANG Duty Station: Camp Niantic Name: Brian Cannata Rank:…

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Health district purchases defibrillators

May 26, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor The Plainville-Southington Health District has recently purchased to AEDs (automated external defibrillators). One defibrillator was placed at the Municipal Center in Southington and the other at town hall in Plainville. “The members of the Board of Health felt these were important public health and life saving tools,” said Shane Lockwood, director…

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ConnDOT to hold public hearing on I-84 bridge replacement

May 25, 2014
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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) will host a public information meeting on the replacement of the bridges carrying I-84 East and West over Marion Avenue. The hearing will take place on Wednesday, May 28, 7 p.m., at the Municipal Center. Built in 1963, each bridge carries three lanes of traffic, and the average daily…

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After personal tragedy, woman fulfills dream of being Pats’ cheerleader

May 25, 2014
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After personal tragedy, woman fulfills dream of being Pats’ cheerleader

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR On the sidelines of the New England Patriots’ home games at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. this coming season, Bristol residents may see a familiar entertain the crowd. And her journey toward this accomplishment is an example of overcoming physical adversity. Karen Link, the former Miss Teen Bristol in 2007…

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Milldale Train Depot museum opens this weekend

May 24, 2014
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Milldale Train Depot museum opens this weekend

The Milldale train depot, which reopened as a museum last year, will have its seasonal opening Saturday. It will remain open through Sept. 14. The railroad line that once came through town is now Rails to Trails. Volunteers and officials have long sought to restore the train depot as an attraction for the people that…

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