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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Police investigating robbery at Meriden Waterbury Turnpike food mart

February 18, 2014
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Police investigating robbery at Meriden Waterbury Turnpike food mart

Southington police are investigating an armed robbery at the Kaival Food Mart and Gulf Gas Station on Meriden Waterbury Turnpike. The robbery occurred a little after 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7. According to police, a white male approximately 5’10”, 200 lbs., entered the front door of the business, brandishing a silver retractable carpet knife…

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The latest from AccuWeather on the snow storm

February 18, 2014
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The latest from AccuWeather on the snow storm

  AccuWeather reports latest storm moving quickly. AccuWeather.com report after blasting the Midwest and Great Lakes on Monday and Monday night, a complex, fast-moving storm will bring heavy snow to parts of the Northeast on Tuesday. Delays are likely during the morning commute along the I-95 corridor from Philadelphia to New York City due to the…

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Dare we say it… snow, again

February 17, 2014
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Dare we say it… snow, again

It’s that four-letter word in the forecast again, according to AccuWeather. Snow. There will be no rest for the snow weary from the Midwest to East Coast as yet another quick-moving system threatens to lay down a swath of several inches of snow from the Upper Midwest to the Northeast on Monday through Tuesday. “Even…

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Crowning achievement in Rhode Island for CVP cheer squad

February 16, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Coach Chris Gilbert of Plainville threw her hands up in the air shouting for joy when her All-Star Junior Level 2 (J2) Team won first place during the Athletic Championship in Rhode Island. As the owner of Central Valley Panthers (CVP) Gym, Gilbert said she could not have felt more…

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Self-advocacy group to perform a variety show

February 16, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From dancers to joke tellers to singers to skits, A New Way Self-Advocacy Group will light up the stage with humor, passion and hard work during its first fundraiser called “Music of the Night”—a variety show. A New Way is a chapter of People First CT that helps individuals with…

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Letters of Intent; Maxwell commits to play at Army; Stephen Barmore signs with Yale

February 15, 2014
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Letters of Intent; Maxwell commits to play at Army; Stephen Barmore signs with Yale

By John Goralski Sports Writer They played together as infants, and they’ve been friends ever since. They cut their teeth together in the town’s youth leagues. They played side-by-side on a state championship high school football team and will do it again this spring for track. Over this winter, they’ve cheered each other from the…

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Town Council approves proposed STEPS ordinances

February 15, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Town Council voted unanimously Monday for two proposed ordinances on alcoholic beverages and tobacco products—one ordinance will prevent convenience stores from displaying tobacco or nicotine products in areas where underage customers can view them. The other ordinance calls for tighter restrictions on signs that advertise alcohol specials. Over…

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