On to New Englands; Bennett scores second place at CT state open

February 21, 2014
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On to New Englands; Bennett scores second place at CT state open

By John Goralski Sports Writer When Matt Bennett first tried his hand at the shot put, he was struggling to clear 20 feet in competition. When he clawed his way into the postseason in his first season, it seemed like the end of an impossible dream. But Bennett was just getting started. On Monday, Feb.…

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Raw government data to be released via executive order of governor

February 20, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced in a press release he has signed an executive order that will result in widespread amounts of raw government data to be collected, placed on the internet, and shared with the public in a major effort to increase transparency and provide a useful database that can be utilized by…

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Mount Southington’s Winter Carnival is Saturday

February 19, 2014
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Mount Southington is hosting its Winter Carnival Saturday, Feb. 22.  Enjoy the atmosphere with food on our outdoor deck and great music by DJ-Butch Gray. The highlight of the day is the Cardboard Box Race.  Guests can line up at 3 p.m. at the base of the Thunderbolt Trail to have their vehicles judged by…

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Southington is running low on road salt

February 19, 2014
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Southington was not among the municipalities that were able to secure road salt from the state, thanks to a relief package proposed by Governor Dannel Malloy. Though the town was able to acquire some road salt from a backup contractor, there could be issues if the town does not receive more. “We are expecting more…

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Police remind residents to clear snow off of their sidewalks

February 19, 2014
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The Southington Police Department is reminding all town residents and businesses owners to clear the sidewalks adjacent to their property.  Failure to clear the walks in a timely manner could result is the issuance of a fine for each day the walks remain snow/ice covered. Below is the town ordinance that applies to snow/ice covered…

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‘Conquering Hypertension’ discussed next Thursday

February 19, 2014
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A free open house and information event, “Conquering Hypertension,” at Wheeler’s Health & WellnessCenter, 10 North Main St., Bristol, will highlight Wheeler’s integrated health care services; the signs and symptoms of hypertension, and strategies to eliminate hypertension through a healthy lifestyle. The open house includes tours of Wheeler’s Health & WellnessCenter; Body Mass Index (BMI)…

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Gov. Malloy speaks to the Rotary

February 19, 2014
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By Tammi Naudus
Gov. Dannel Malloy was a special guest speaker at a gathering of the Southington Rotary Club last week.

By Ed Harris Editor Education, jobs and taxes were the main topics of a speech Gov. Dannel Malloy gave to the Southington Rotary Club last week. Many of the ideas Malloy talked about are included in his proposed budget for the state. One of the Rotarians had connections with Gov. Malloy’s office and was able…

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Police department issues parking ban

February 18, 2014
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The Southington Police Department is implementing a parking ban in town. The ban began at 2 p.m. The ban impacts all the streets in Southington and will remain in effect until midnight. From then, the normal winter months overnight parking ban will go into effect.  

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First the snow, then the aftermath

February 18, 2014
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First the snow, then the aftermath

As if the snow wasn’t enough to worry about, wait for its follow-up, reports AccuWeather. AccuWeather.com report in addition to the warmup bringing a break from winter this week, rain and rising temperatures will also bring the potential for flooding and roof collapses. Temperatures will climb into the 40s over much of the Upper Midwest, New…

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