I-84 EB up again in Southington, 12 hours ahead of schedule, reports governor; WB open between 7 and 8

June 29, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced in a press release that the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s  weekend bridge replacement project of I-84 over Marion Avenue in Southington is virtually complete with I-84 EB opening at 4:30 p.m. today –  12-plus hours ahead of schedule.  Interstate 84 Westbound, also well ahead of schedule, is tentatively set to…

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Local contestants get close to pageant crowns but don’t win

June 29, 2014
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          PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN by MIKE CHAIKEN The local representatives for the Miss Connecticut and Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen scholarship pageant got a glimpse of the crown. But in the end, at Saturday’s finals at the Garde Arts Center in New London, Acacia Courtney was crowned Miss Connecticut and Cynthia…

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Town offers residents a free prescription drug discount card

June 29, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor Partnering with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) and ProAct, Inc., the town is offering a prescription discount card to residents. The free cards are automatically being sent out to residents. The cards are not insurance related and may be used with your existing insurance. Savings are only available at participating…

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Central Connecticut continues success in Miss CT prelims

June 28, 2014
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Central Connecticut continues success in Miss CT prelims

    Central Connecticut contestants continued their run of success in the second evening of preliminary competition for the Miss Connecticut and Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen crowns. Although the Bristol, Southington, and Plainville specific competitors did not win any preliminary competitions, contestants with ties to the towns and located in surrounding towns did well, with…

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Legion ball lets the healing begin; Local players have no time to lament another championship loss

June 28, 2014
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Legion ball lets the healing begin; Local players have no time to lament another championship loss

By John Goralski Sports Writer Marc Verderame forced a smile as his players filed onto the field the day after the high school’s loss in the state championship game. The American Legion baseball coach looked unfazed by the recent heartbreak as he ran his summer hopefuls through the motions for preseason tryouts. Make no mistake.…

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Beecher Street property sold ; Former home of Board of Education offices

June 28, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Town Council approved the sale of 49 Beecher Street, the former home of the Board of Education’s administrative offices, Monday night. A public hearing on the proposed sale was held shortly before the council meeting. The Planning and Zoning Commission also recently approved the sale of the two-acre property.…

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Elementary guidance grant helps parents, students and teachers

June 27, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Managing anger, learning to listen, being assertive and showing compassion are just four of many guidance lessons the Southington school district has been able to implement with the help of a federal grant. During the beginning of the school year, Southington received an Elementary Guidance Grant from the U.S. Department…

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I-84 Closure schedule at a glance

June 27, 2014
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Interstate 84, at exit 30, will be closed this weekend. Here are the details. Friday, June 27 *9 a.m: Southington Rest Area, I-84 East closed *5 p.m. to 9 p.m: I-84 Exit 30 off and on ramps closed; Marion Avenue closed at ramps *6 p.m: One lane taken on I-84 East at Exit 27 (I-691)…

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Joe Markley likely running unopposed in the 16th Senate District

June 27, 2014
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Joe Markley likely running unopposed in the 16th Senate District

By Luke Marshall Special to The Observer The race for the state Senate 16th District is shaping up to be a one-man show. Joseph Markley, the Republican incumbent from Southington, has been endorsed for a fourth term in office. The 16th District covers portions of Cheshire, Prospect, Southington, Wolcott and Waterbury. “To say I have…

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