Officials put plans in place for Ebola, no cases in the state

October 17, 2014
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Officials put plans in place for Ebola, no cases in the state

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Although there have been no confirmed cases of Ebola in Connecticut, the nation just witnessed the first fatal case of Ebola in the U.S. and, as the disease continues to sweep Western Africa, it’s becoming an international concern. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Ebola is “rare and…

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Music listings for Oct. 17

October 17, 2014
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Music listings for Oct. 17

FRIDAY, OCT. 17 BRISTOL SPIRIT SHAKER. City Sports Grill, Farmington Avenue, Bristol. OTHER JAMES CHAPPELL III. From NBC’s show, “The Winner Is.” 7:30 p.m. Gospel concert. With special guest Audra Jones from BET’s “Sunday Best.” The Marriott, 28 Day Hill Rd., Windsor. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Children under 5 free. EventBrite.com. For…

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Knights are closing in on the goal; Win over Farmington keeps Southington’s tournament hopes alive

October 17, 2014
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Knights are closing in on the goal; Win over Farmington keeps Southington’s tournament hopes alive

By John Goralski Sports Writer Eric Schneider hurled the ball from the sidelines in the opening minute of the game, and Southington players scrambled to the net. On Wednesday, Oct. 8, the Knights were hungry to kickstart the scoring, but nobody could have predicted this. NW Catholic’s goaltender snatched the ball out of the air,…

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Life’s a circus: The birth of a clown

October 17, 2014
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Life’s a circus: The birth of a clown

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR It’s kind of like the circus version of “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” Are clowns born or are they made? The people most in the know to answer that question are the clowns themselves. And as luck would have it, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus’s…

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New kids in town; Field hockey scores shutout in Farmington

October 17, 2014
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New kids in town; Field hockey scores shutout in Farmington

By John Goralski Sports Writer Erin Luddy tried to conceal her excitement as she gathered her field hockey team at the half. The Lady Knights had surged to a 2-0 lead over Farmington off a penalty corner and an all out blitz with eight minutes to go before the break. Now, Luddy said, it was…

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Semmel: SHS students are excelling in academics

October 17, 2014
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Semmel: SHS students are excelling in academics

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Southington High School (SHS) Principal Dr. Martin Semmel shared the High School Academic Report for 2014 at last week’s Board of Education meeting. The report compared test results of Southington students to the state as a whole for the ACT, the SAT and CAPT. Semmel’s report also included information regarding…

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Crossing the line; Knights are winning in the trenches

October 17, 2014
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Crossing the line; Knights are winning in the trenches

By John Goralski Sports Writer Matt Steeves lurched forward into a mob of maroon jerseys, and Jasen Rose stood calmly behind him surveying the field. The Southington quarterback seemed to have all the time in the world as Steeves and his lineman drove back the New Britain blitz. Steeves wasn’t alone. The center was flanked…

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Yale-New Haven patient tests negative for Ebola; governor’s response

October 16, 2014
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Yale-New Haven patient tests negative for Ebola; governor’s response

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today released the following statement in response to preliminary negative test results from the Massachusetts State Public Health laboratory on the patient being treated for Ebola-like symptoms at Yale-New Haven Hospital. “Certainly this is encouraging news,” said Malloy in his statement. “While the initial test results are negative, Dr. Mullen has…

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State taking additional steps to prepare for Ebola outbreak

October 16, 2014
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State taking additional steps to prepare for Ebola outbreak

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced today that the State of Connecticut is taking additional steps to strengthen the level of preparedness for the Ebola virus by enacting the quarantine and isolation protocols that were authorized under the order he signed last week.  In addition, a press release from his office said the governor is directing…

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