Southington’s Big Read; Novelist Charlotte Rogan selected

January 25, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Southington Library has chosen “The Lifeboat” as the focus of the 2013 Big Read event, a novel by Connecticut novelist Charlotte Rogan that has enjoyed huge acclaim and success since its release last year. Rogan’s debut novel was released in April of last year and climbed to the New…

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Police discover two dead bodies at Cedar Lane home, investigation ongoing

January 24, 2013
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The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has determined that the death of the female discovered at Cedar Lane earlier this week was due to natural causes. There has yet to be a ruling on the death of the male that was also found at the residence, as officials are conducting further forensic studies. The…

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Skate rink is waiting on Mother Nature

January 24, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Town officials are hoping that the recent snap of cold weather in recent days was enough to get the ice rink up and running. “We need Mother Nature to cooperate,” said Town Councilor and rink organizer Dawn Miceli. Warmer temperatures this winter have not allowed ice to form, causing the closing…

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Dealing with the cold weather

January 24, 2013
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The Southington Police Department, along with the Connecticut Department of Health, have released the following tips to deal with the recent snap of cold weather. Winter in New England can bring very cold weather. With cold temperatures and winds, it can sometimes feel well below zero degrees. In these extreme cold temperatures, exposed skin can become…

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Taking a charitable dip in Sloper Pond

January 24, 2013
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Taking a charitable dip in Sloper Pond

By Rob Glidden Staff Wrter The annual YMCA Polar Plunge pulled in $24,000 worth of donations, which were given by the community to sponsor the roughly 80 participants who jumped into the frigid waters of Sloper’s Pond. In the eight years since it was first held in Southington, the event has grown into one of…

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Accuweather says potential is there for snow and wintry mix late in week

January 23, 2013
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Accuweather says potential is there for snow and wintry mix late in week

State College, Pa. — 23 January 2013 — AccuWeather reports the combination of lingering arctic air and two merging storms has the potential to spread a large swath of snow, wintry mix and slippery travel from the Midwest to the part of the South and Atlantic Coast at the end of the week. As with…

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Governor issues warning about severe cold

January 22, 2013
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Gov. Dannel Malloy issued the following statement about the frigid temperatures tonight. (HARTFORD, CT) – With bitter winter cold temperatures expected over the next several days, Governor Dannel P. Malloy today directed the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS), the Department of Social Services (DSS) and the Department of Mental Health and Addiction…

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Senator Markley named to Sandy Hook Task Force

January 22, 2013
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Hartford, CT – Senator Joe Markley (R-Southington) has been named to a special bipartisan task force to consider legislation in response to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.  As ranking member of the Human Services Committee, Markley will be part of the working group focused on mental health programs. “I am honored…

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Camp Sloper hosts the 8th annual Polar Plunge

January 20, 2013
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Camp Sloper hosts the 8th annual Polar Plunge

     Camp Sloper hosted their 8th annual Polar Plunge on Saturday, January 19th.  A sizable crowd came out for the event to watch participants jump into the icy waters of Camp Sloper.  This years' teams included Lake Compounce, Southington politicians, The Aqua Turf, Board of Eduction, The Fire Department, and the YMCA.  Photos by: …

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