Christie: Connecticut 1 of top 2 races for GOP

September 25, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) _ New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, said Tuesday that Connecticut is one of the top two gubernatorial races in the country and GOP candidate Tom Foley needs to keep focusing on growing jobs and the state’s economy to win in November.…

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Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines

September 24, 2014
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Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines

By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer Walgreen provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles. CVS doled out more than 5 million, or double its total from a few years ago. And Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, offers flu shots at more than 4,200 of its…

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Hernandez cousin to plead guilty to contempt

September 24, 2014
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BOSTON (AP) _ A cousin of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is expected to plead guilty to a contempt charge for refusing to testify before the grand jury that indicted Hernandez in the 2012 killings of two Boston men. A change-of-plea and sentencing hearing is scheduled for Tanya Singleton in Suffolk Superior Court…

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Lady Knights battle; Girls soccer continues to close the gap

September 24, 2014
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Lady Knights battle; Girls soccer continues to close the gap

By John Goralski Sports Writer In their first meeting last fall, NW Catholic dismantled the Knights for a 6-0 victory. In their second contest, Southington was shut out again. The third meeting came in the postseason, where NW Catholic ended Southington’s fall campaign with a lopsided, 7-0 decision. On Monday, Sept. 15, the Lady Knights…

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Resident input wanted for possible RV policy

September 24, 2014
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Resident input wanted for possible RV policy

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Planning and Zoning Commission is proposing a new policy for the storage of recreational vehicles (RV) in Southington. Planning and Zoning Commission Vice Chairman Paul Chaplinsky said that the changes to the RV storage policy in Southington are necessary because the current policy is “very light on wording.” According…

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Health listings for Sept. 26

September 23, 2014
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OCT. 1-22 BRISTOL ZUMBA. 5:15 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. Held by Bristol Hospital Parent and Child Center. Bristol Hospital’s Hughes Auditorium, Level A, Brewser Road, Bristol. $10 per participant for four weeks. Sliding scale fee structure available. Free for low-income participants. Pre-registration required. (860) 585-3895. THURSDAY, OCT. 2 BRISTOL FUN WITH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.…

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DEEP issues warning about deer, moose

September 23, 2014
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DEEP issues warning about deer, moose

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Wildlife Division issued a press release reminding motorists to be watchful of increased deer and moose activity, especially during early morning and evening hours.  September through October is the peak of the breeding season for Connecticut’s small but expanding moose population in the northern part of the state,…

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Malloy courting women in close re-election race

September 23, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s campaign is making the strong sell to female voters in Connecticut, banking that his positions on gun control, pay equity, domestic violence and a higher minimum wage will give the first-term incumbent an edge in the tight race against Republican businessman…

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Three women arrested in undercover prostitution sting

September 22, 2014
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Three women arrested in undercover prostitution sting

Three women were arrested on prostitution charges following an undercover operation conducted by Southington Police Department detectives. The operation, which took place on Friday, Sept. 19, was planned in response to reports and complaints that prostitutes were active at several Southington hotels. An undercover officer, working with the Southington Special Investigations Unit, posed as a…

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