Calendar House looking into more space as senior population continues to grow

January 3, 2014
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Calendar House officials hope to turn this pavilion into a fitness center.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer In just a few years time, 40 percent of the adult population in Southington will be of senior citizen age, according to Mark White, the vice president of Calendar House. With the growing number of senior citizens in town comes a plan to bring additional classes and activities as well…

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Are you ready to take the Plunge?

January 3, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs are holding the 10th annual YMCA Polar Plunge on Sat. Jan. 17 at the YMCA Camp Sloper Outdoor Center. The Polar Plunge will support the YMCA Annual Campaign, which helps a few key areas at the YMCA. This includes the outreach program, membership and childcare assistance,…

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And if the snow wasn’t enough… temperatures to yo-yo down-down-down, then up, then down

January 2, 2014
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And if the snow wasn’t enough… temperatures to yo-yo down-down-down, then up, then down

Temperatures are going to go through a rapid swing down then up, according to AccuWeather. AccuWeather Global Weather Center — 2 January 2014 – AccuWeather.com reports quick surges of frigid and mild air will produce dramatic temperature swings from one day to the next in the East. The temperature swings of 25 to 50 degrees in a…

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Officials answer special education questions

January 2, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER   Southington Public Schools was represented by two school officials and local politicians at the Municipal Opportunities and Regional Efficiencies Commission’s Special Education Select Working Group meeting held at the Southington Municipal Center on Dec. 18. The meeting was one of a series, which Special Education Select Working Group is holding…

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Vegetable book helps combat childhood obesity

January 2, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A Plantsville man helped write a book to help teach children and parents about eating healthy and staying active. Pete Crouth has been a chef for 30 years and over that time has enjoyed teaching young and inexperienced individuals about the field trade. He took his interest in teaching to another…

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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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