Showcase opens office in town

September 27, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Showcase Realty just recently opened their fifth office at 176 North Main Street in Southington. “We’re very pleased with the response,” said owner John Donato. “We  have had several listing and buyer inquiries in our first week open.” According to Donato, Showcase reality is the largest real estate company in…

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In Enfield: Cops: Student shared pot-laced lollipops with pals

September 27, 2014
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ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) _ A police chief in Connecticut says a girl handed out marijuana-laced lollipops to classmates at her high school, and one student was hospitalized. Enfield Police Chief Carl Sferrazza tells the Journal Inquirer (http://bit.ly/1v89Fo9 ) that the Enfield High student acknowledged sharing the tainted lollipops, which were laced with THC, an active…

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Bloom Yoga is now licensed to train instructors

September 27, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Bloom Yoga Fitness Studios in Southington is now approved by Yoga Alliance as a yoga school and individuals can now become certified yoga instructors through a 200 hour training program created by the owner and her daughters. A recent class quickly sold out, with 24 yoga instructors in training. Bloom…

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Security stepped up along Connecticut rail lines

September 26, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s governor has ordered state police to increase their presence along rail lines and at Bradley International Airport. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he issued the order Thursday in light of events overseas and out of abundance of caution. He said there is no credible threat against Connecticut and the measures…

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Prosecutor agrees to hearing in home invasion case

September 26, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut prosecutor says newly discovered evidence related to a 2007 home invasion that killed three people warrants a court hearing in the appeal of one of two men sentenced to death for the murders. Prosecutor Marjorie Allen Dauster filed a motion Wednesday saying recordings of phone calls to Cheshire police…

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Town officials approve max reward for the Berlin Avenue vandal

September 26, 2014
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Town officials approve max reward for the Berlin Avenue vandal

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Town Council recently voted unanimously to offer $200, the maximum reward, for information leading to a conviction of the vandal responsible for the recent tagging of the newly paved Berlin Avenue. The maximum reward for information is typically $200, but Town Manager Garry Brumback increased the amount to $1,000,…

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Nicole White crowned at Apple Harvest Festival gala

September 26, 2014
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Nicole White crowned at Apple Harvest Festival gala

Apple Harvest Festival Hostess Nicole White was crowned queen at the annual gala, held this year at the Aqua Turf. The gala is the unofficial kick-off to the Apple Harvest Festival. Here are a few shots from the gala. The festival is Oct. 3-5 and Oct. 10-13.

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On social media: Man who raised $55K is throwing potato salad party

September 26, 2014
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) _ A man who jokingly sought $10 from a crowdfunding website to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad and ended up raising $55,000 is making good on his promise to throw a huge party. Zack Brown is planning PotatoStock 2014, an all-ages, charity-minded party Saturday in downtown Columbus featuring…

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Connecticut charging up battery recycling efforts

September 26, 2014
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Connecticut charging up battery recycling efforts

By PAUL SINGLEY The Republican-American WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut residents have approximately 3.7 million alkaline and rechargeable batteries that have reached the end of their lifespans. An overwhelming majority of those dead batteries won’t get recycled _ they will be tossed in the trash. That could change soon. Connecticut is charging up to become…

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