State officials seek meeting for Frontier troubles

November 16, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut officials have asked state regulators to set a meeting for consumers to confront Frontier Communications about problems with the transition from AT&T Internet, cable and phone service. Frontier took over the landline, Internet and UVerse cable TV systems from AT&T in a $2 billion deal. The New Haven Register reports…

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Centenarian: Voting a civic duty not to be avoided

November 16, 2014
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By CHRIS GARDNER Republican-American SOUTHBURY, Conn. (AP) _ Margaret Silver’s ancestors fought in the Revolutionary War. She hasn’t forgotten that sacrifice. At 105 years old, the Heritage Village woman still visits the firehouse every Election Day to fill in the ovals on her ballot. “It might stir some people up to vote if they see…

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Newtown victims’ parents say need still unmet

November 16, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) _ The parents of two of the 20 first-graders killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School say confusion and poor communication have left families of victims without services they need and unaware of resources they could tap nearly two years after the massacre. It was just a few…

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United Way to get boost from local biz

November 16, 2014
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A local business is offering a sale that will benefit the United Way of Southington. Beautiful Image of Southington has announced that for the months of November and December, residents may buy one microcurrent skin sculpting treatment and receive a second treatment free for $50. For every $50 gift certificate sold, Beautiful Image of Southington…

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Condemned inmate on food strike over kosher diet

November 15, 2014
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By PAT EATON-ROBB Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut inmate awaiting execution for his role in the killings of a woman and her two daughters during a violent home invasion says he is refusing to eat prison food that he believes is not kosher. Steven Hayes sued the Department of Correction in August,…

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YMCA bestows honors on community members

November 14, 2014
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YMCA bestows honors on community members

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Southington-Cheshire YMCA announced the award recipients for the Person of the Year award, the Reaching Out Award and the Unsung Hero award at a press conference on Nov. 10. Town Councilor Dawn Miceli will receive the Person of the Year award, the Southington Education Foundation will receive the Reaching…

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Rally to the quarterfinals

November 14, 2014
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Rally to the quarterfinals

By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER Caroline Barry served five straight points in the middle of game two as the Knights scrambled to tie the score. Maryssa Romano pounded out nine kills from the outside, and Sylwia Lewkowicz held her own in the middle with 12 kills. Southington coaches shuffled underclassmen in and out of the…

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Support group listings for Nov. 14

November 14, 2014
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Support group listings for Nov. 14

TUESDAY, NOV. 18 PLAINVILLE GRANDPARENTS AND RELATIVES RAISING GRANDCHILDREN NFORMATIONAL AND SUPPORT PROGRAM. 10;30 a.m. Co-hosted by the Plainville Senior Center and Plainville Youth Services. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville. Free. Register. (860) 747-5728, (860) 793-0221, ext. 261. ONGOING SOUTHINGTON OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS SUPPORT GROUP. Do you suspect food rules your life? Overeaters Anonymous…

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Senior listings for Nov. 14

November 14, 2014
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Senior listings for Nov. 14

FRIDAY, NOV. 14 PLAINVILLE COMPUTER HOUSEKEEPING LECTURE. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Learn how to use the housekeeping utilities available on your Windows operating system. Instructor Michael Hill will guide you in how to evaluate your machine‚Äôs performance and protect it against attacks. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville. $5 per person. (860) 747-5728. NOV.…

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