STEPS secures five more years of funding

October 9, 2014
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STEPS secures five more years of funding

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Southington’s Town-wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) has received another five years of funding from The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, through the Drug Free Community Grant. STEPS Advisory Board members and town officials stood on the steps of…

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New England schools face rash of bomb threats

October 8, 2014
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By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press BOSTON (AP) _ School and law enforcement officials in New England are concerned about a recent rash of bomb threats that have forced schools to cancel classes. Nearly a dozen schools and colleges in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut have received the threats, forcing evacuations and cancellations in the past…

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GOP accuses Malloy of circumventing campaign law

October 8, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Republican legislative leaders are accusing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the Democrats of trying to circumvent Connecticut’s campaign finance laws and spend restricted contributions from state contractors. The claim lodged by the GOP Tuesday comes after the a lawyer representing the party sought an advisory opinion…

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Salon offers pink hair to battle breast cancer

October 8, 2014
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Salon offers pink hair to battle breast cancer

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer A Southington hair salon is offering pink hair extensions for $5 during the month of October for breast cancer awareness month. All of the proceeds from the hair extensions go to the Susan G. Komen Fund. Jillian & Company Owner Jillian Labrie said that by the second of the month…

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Apple Harvest Road Race; Local runners set the pace for record crowds

October 8, 2014
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Apple Harvest Road Race; Local runners set the pace for record crowds

By John Goralski Sports Writer The church bells in the center of town seemed to ring as the first runner as Nick Garcia materialized at the far end of the Town Green. Nobody else was even close at the front of the 5K event, and the former Blue Knight bounded down the street in rhythm…

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Rain puts small damper on apple festival

October 8, 2014
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Rain puts small damper on apple festival

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The first weekend of the Apple Harvest Festival brought in crowds for Family Night on Friday and the parade on Sunday, despite the rain showers that caused the event’s cancellation on Saturday. Between the opening ceremonies and Family Night, the festival was packed on Friday. Families and friends chowed down…

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Sen. Blumenthal issues warning about scams

October 7, 2014
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Sen. Blumenthal issues warning about scams

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, this week warned Connecticut residents to beware of a large-scale Internal Revenue Service impersonation scam in which a caller purporting to be from the IRS threatens imminent arrest if a large sum of money is not sent via reloadable debit card. According to…

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Results for the 2014 Apple Harvest Festival Road Race

October 7, 2014
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Results for the 2014 Apple Harvest Festival Road Race

The following are the results from the 2014 Apple Harvest Road Race, which was held on Sunday, Oct. 6. 5 Mile Road Race 5 miles, 379 runners Top Male Finishers—1, Chris Rosenberger, 26:25; 2, Nicholai Dalidowitz, 28:37; 3, Mike Rieger, 28:39. Top Female Finishers—1,Laura Pieger, 32:05; 2, Molly Palmieri, Southington, 33:38; 3, Lindsay Shea, 34:13.…

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Miss Southington Outstanding Teen raises money for Bristol Hospital cancer center

October 7, 2014
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Miss Southington Outstanding Teen raises money for Bristol Hospital cancer center

Miss Southington Outstanding Teen, Jenny Bukowski, a Bristol resident, held a fundraiser at Sno White Car Wash, 12 Farmington Ave., Bristol, to raise funds for the Bristol Hospital Cancer Care Center. Bukowski raised $976 for the Cancer Care Center through donations and car wash patrons. Also taking part in the car wash were: Josh Signore,…

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