Groups object to Democrats’ Malloy mailer

October 16, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ State elections regulators and a government watchdog group have formally objected to the Connecticut Democratic Party, saying money raised for federal campaigns is being used to pay for a mailer benefiting Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s re-election bid. The State Elections Enforcement Commission and Common Cause of Connecticut said Tuesday they’ve submitted…

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Hearing held on proposed RV policy changes

October 16, 2014
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Hearing held on proposed RV policy changes

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Numerous residents attended a recent Planning and Zoning Commission meeting for a public hearing to address their concerns regarding a new proposal, which will change how recreational vehicles (RVs) can be stored on private property in town. The current policy requires that RVs be stored in the rear of the…

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Arts dominate festival’s second weekend

October 15, 2014
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Arts dominate festival’s second weekend

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Harvest the Arts, which encompasses the second weekend of the Apple Harvest Festival, featured a wide range of art including pottery, paintings, photographs, poetry and much more. There was also an interactive light arts show called Light Artists Making Places. Southington Community Cultural Arts President Mary DeCroce, who is in…

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Clinton rallies for Malloy, says he told the truth

October 15, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Former President Bill Clinton is crediting Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy with making the unpopular decisions needed to address the state’s budget problems. Speaking to 700 supporters at a rally Monday in Hartford, Clinton acknowledged Malloy “had a strategy that was designed to make everybody mad.”…

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Statewide voter registration session Oct. 28

October 14, 2014
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Statewide voter registration session Oct. 28

All Registrars of Voters’ offices in Connecticut will hold a statewide voter registration session on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call your local registrars’ office for details.

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Disturbance at Double Tree leads to Southington man’s arrest

October 14, 2014
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Disturbance at Double Tree leads to Southington man’s arrest

A disturbance at the Double Tree Hotel on Century Drive resulted in a Southington man being arrested on breach of peace charges. The suspect made things worse for himself when he verbally attacked officers, police said. John Thornton,30, of 2118 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike in Southington was arrested and charged with breach of peace in the…

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Officials look to bridge the local gap on area bike trail

October 14, 2014
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Officials look to bridge the local gap on area bike trail

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Farmington Valley Trails Council publicly announced their commitment to fill the gap in Plainville and Southington on the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, which spans from New Haven to North Hampton, MA. The FVTC recently sponsored a bike ride on the trail in order to highlight the gaps in the…

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Political celebs roll in for Conn. governor’s race

October 14, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Some political heavy-hitters are coming to Connecticut to help out in the state’s close race for governor. President Barack Obama is scheduled Wednesday to appear in Bridgeport at a rally for Gov. Dannel Malloy. The Democrat is being challenged by Republican businessman Tom Foley. A new Quinnipiac (KWIHN’-ih-pee-ak) University Poll shows…

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Oil, natural gas prices confound New England

October 14, 2014
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By STEPHEN SINGER AP Business Writer HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Pipeline bottlenecks that drove up natural gas home heating prices in New England last winter could cause trouble when the weather again turns cold, but oil prices that once climbed to record territory continue to fall. That unusual sequence of events _ higher prices for…

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