Racing to the new year: Girls Basketball at 5-0

January 2, 2014
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Kaitlin Paterson scores a rebound during a 64-39 win over Bristol Central.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR For the first eight minutes, the Lady Knights tormented Bristol Central ball handlers. They stepped in the lanes. They batted passes. They seemed to climb around the Rams like a swarm of puppies, and the pressure forced 11 turnovers during the first eight-minute stretch. Still, it took the Knights a full quarter…

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Blizzard to hit northeast overnight; impact from Boston to NYC

January 2, 2014
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Blizzard to hit northeast overnight; impact from Boston to NYC

 The worst of the storm should hit the Northeast over night, reports AccuWeather. AccuWeather Global Weather Center — 2 January 2014 – AccuWeather.com reports a major snowstorm is sweeping across the Midwest and Northeast Thursday, creating treacherous travel conditions for millions in Chicago, Indianapolis, Detroit and Cleveland. The worst of the storm will arrive overnight for the Northeast,…

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Brumback lays out 48 hour plan to handle winter storm

January 2, 2014
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Expecting severe weather this evening, Town Manager Garry Brumback has laid out an attack plan for the next two days. “During the next 48 hours we are expecting severe weather with heavy snow and bitter cold,” Brumback said in an email release. Brumback said the highway staff would remain on duty until the snow storm…

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State workers being sent home early

January 2, 2014
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The governor’s office issued the following information regarding today’s snow: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy directed Executive Branch agency heads to release their employees early in stages this afternoon in order to better manage the evening commute given the inclement conditions.  Dismissals were to begin at 3 p.m. and continue in 15 minute intervals.  Agency heads were…

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Town to implement parking ban due to impending storm

January 2, 2014
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Due to the impending storm, the Southington Police Department is implementing a parking ban on all town streets, beginning at 4 p.m. on Thursday Jan.2. The parking ban will run until further notice.

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Performance listings for Jan. 2

January 2, 2014
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Performance listings for Jan. 2

JAN. 6-11 OTHER ‘PIPPIN.’ Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. Tickets start at $21. Bushnell.org, (860) 987-5900. JAN. 8-11, JAN. 14-18 OTHER ‘DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS TREASURE TROVE.’ A magical medley of…

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Ready for Round 2: Gymnasts return everyone from New England meet

January 2, 2014
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Marilyn Sporbert, Captain

portfolio_slideshow id=8007 By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR It still brings a smile to Kaitlin O’Donnell’s face when she’s asked about last year’s performance by her Lady Knight gymnasts at the New England championship meet. She remembers the wide-eyed expressions as her young team gathered around her during warm-ups, and the team’s only senior perching helplessly on crutches…

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Commentary: The stand-alone hospital is becoming a past time

January 2, 2014
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Commentary: The stand-alone hospital is becoming a past time

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER I have been working for the paper for six months now, and over this time I have attended several meetings and heard countless testimonies about the Hospital of Central Connecticut Bradley Campus and Hartford Healthcare. There were rumors that Hartford Healthcare was planning on closing the Southington hospital and that…

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Gov. issues warning about Thursday’s impending snow storm

January 1, 2014
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Gov. Dannel Malloy’s office issued the following press release about the snow storm expected to hit Connecticut tomorrow through Friday. With a winter storm and  bitter cold temperatures expected over the next few days, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is urging residents to take it slow and avoid travel during the height of the storm Thursday…

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