State launches new tobacco training program

February 14, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer In 2012, the rate at which retailers sold tobacco to youth under age 18 was 12.1 percent, according to the CT Annual Synar Report (2014). By 2013, the report stated that this rate increased to 14.8 percent. “I think we just hit a plateau,” said Carol Meredith, the Director of…

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Hunting for a home game

February 14, 2014
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Hunting for a home game

By John Goralski Sports Writer Farmington pushed their way to a double digit lead midway through the first quarter and stretched it to a 20-6 lead by the first break. Early in the second quarter, the Indians were doubling the Lady Knights, 22-11, and were threatening to put the game away by halftime. But the…

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Changes to sewer billing system; Public hearing set for new rates

February 14, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Town Council voted 5 to 3, along party lines, Monday to change the structure of the current sewer billing system, which will make the process more automotive, but increase sewer rates in order to make up for lost revenue over the years. “We have found that our billing…

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Lincoln gets no respect

February 14, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Massasoit Community College was coming off a victory against a top 5 school in Division II, but Lincoln College NE never wavered. On Thursday, Feb. 6, the Wildcats battled to a two-point lead at the break and overwhelmed the Warriors in the second half. It was just another example of…

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Barnes Museum displays Valentines

February 14, 2014
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Barnes Museum displays Valentines

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From red heart cutouts and cupids to hand-written poems to images of red roses, the Barnes Museum has displayed a variety of different Valentine’s cards throughout the month of February, featuring many of the original embossed stamped and postmarked envelopes that date back to as early as 1855. These Victorian…

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Gov. declares State of Emergency, orders state workers to stagger arrival times Friday

February 13, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today declared a State of Emergency in an attempt for the state to pursue a request to the federal government to help some municipalities in Connecticut that are experiencing road salt shortages for the remainder of this winter season, according to a press release from his office.  Today’s winter weather event…

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AccuWeather shares timeline on impact of storm

February 13, 2014
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AccuWeather shares timeline on impact of storm

The snowstorm currently underway in Connecticut has been causing trouble across the states, according to AccuWeather.   AccuWeather.com report a snowstorm is spreading in the Northeast, creating travel nightmares and widespread power outages. “An area from northwest of Washington, D.C., to east-central Pennsylvania, up to near New York City and Boston will have heavy snow, accumulating…

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Brumback: Use caution, roads will not be cleared to usual standards

February 13, 2014
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*UPDATED Southington is among the many communities to feel the sting of road salt shortages in the state. The issue has gotten so bad that Gov. Dannel Malloy issued a State of Emergency on the matter yesterday. “I have asked our state emergency management personnel to reach out to our cities and towns tonight and…

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Snow day for 1st, 2nd shift state workers today

February 13, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced in a press release he has ordered all first and second shift, non-essential state employees to not report to work on Thursday, Feb. 13, in response to winter storm conditions across the state.  State employees are encouraged to contact their supervisors for further guidance. “As conditions are predicted to intensify…

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