Cop check clears local merchants

November 26, 2014
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On Thursday, Nov. 20, the Southington Police Dept Special Investigations Unit conducted undercover compliance checks at approximately 24 convenience stores and gas stations within the Town of Southington. The investigation was based on information provided by the Southington S.T.E.P.S. program. The purpose of these checks was to uncover sales of synthetic cannabis products like K-2 Spice or…

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Second shift non-essential state workers told to stay home

November 26, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has ordered all second-shift state employees who are designated as nonessential to not report to work on Wednesday, Nov. 26, in response to winter storm conditions across the state. State employees are encouraged to contact their supervisors for further guidance, said a release from the governor’s office. “After…

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Library to celebrate the arts, reception next

November 26, 2014
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  Southington Library celebrates the arts for 2014. There will be an opening reception 5:30 to 7 p.m. the Café Gallery at the Southington Library on Thursday, Dec. 4. There will be artists, photographers, and writers as well as live music and refreshments. Local artists acknowledge The Gallery at the Southington Library as a popular…

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Gov. issues Thanksgiving message

November 26, 2014
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On the eve of Thanksgiving, Governor Dannel P. Malloy shared the following message with Connecticut residents:     It’s been nearly 400 years since the first Thanksgiving, and while there have been countless changes during that time, one aspect of the original holiday is as true today as it was back then.   Thanksgiving is…

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Panel takes on Connecticut’s ‘honeycomb’ of taxes

November 26, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A panel of accountants, former state legislators and experts in tax law, economics and finances has taken on the daunting task of reviewing Connecticut’s tax structure to come up with ways to modernize the system with an eye toward making it more fair, equitable and stable.…

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UConn law professor charged in prostitution sting

November 26, 2014
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SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (AP) _ A University of Connecticut law professor was among six men arrested on charges of patronizing a prostitute. Ronald Murphy of Farmington was arrested Friday at a Southington motel. Police say he also was charged with interfering with police after he tried to flee. UConn says he’s on paid leave and his…

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Storm on menu for some Thanksgiving travelers

November 26, 2014
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By FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) _ A nor’easter is expected to develop Wednesday along the East Coast just as millions of travelers are heading to their Thanksgiving destinations. “I would pack your patience,” said Robert Sinclair Jr., of AAA New York. The storm, forecast to dump rain along the coast and snow…

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Take caution for holiday travel plans, gov. says

November 25, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today in a press release urged commuters and travelers to take the first significant snowstorm of the season into consideration as they make travel plans for the Thanksgiving holiday. The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Watches and Warnings for most of the state from Wednesday morning through Thanksgiving morning.…

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Thanksgiving Football Will Play on Saturday

November 25, 2014
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School officials have announced that the Apple Valley Classic Football Game has been moved from Thanksgiving Day because of the threat of winter weather. The game has been rescheduled to Saturday, Nov. 29 at noon on Fontana Field. “They are predicting that it will be 40 degrees and sunny,” said Southington Athletic Director Eric Swallow.…

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