State workers asked to come in at 10 a.m. tomorrow

February 4, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has ordered a delayed opening for state offices on Wednesday morning, directing all nonessential state employees to report to work at 10 a.m. The delayed opening will allow extra time for transportation crews to clear the roads of the snowfall forecasted to impact the state beginning early tomorrow morning. For further updates,…

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Emergency operations center to go into partial activation for impending storm

February 4, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will partially activate the state’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at midnight tonight to monitor storm conditions across the state and prepare for the heavy snow forecasted to begin overnight and continue into the late afternoon Wednesday, a press release from the state announced tonight. “After speaking with emergency management officials and…

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Gov. wants to push minimum wage even higher

February 4, 2014
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced in a press release that he is introducing legislation during the upcoming regular session of the General Assembly that will increase the state minimum wage to $10.10, mirroring recent national efforts by President Obama and other Congressional leaders to raise the federal minimum wage to that same amount.  The…

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Gov. delays General Assembly session because of coming snow

February 4, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced in a press release that legislative leaders have agreed to push back the start of the joint legislative session one day due to the pending snow storm.  The joint session will begin at noon on Thursday, at which time the governor will deliver his State of the State Address. …

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Police: People are posing as water department employees

February 4, 2014
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The Southington Police Department is warning the public that individuals in town are posing as water department employees in an attempt to access homes. According to police, the individuals are saying they need access to a customer’s home to test the water. The Southington Water Department was notified of the imposters. Real Southington Water Department…

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Town prepares for another snowstorm

February 4, 2014
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Town officials are already prepping for tomorrow’s storm. Beginning at midnight, the town will have all of its plow trucks out and ready. Officials will make a final decision on contractors later tonight. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), a winter storm warning is in effect from midnight tonight through 6 p.m. Wednesday evening.…

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Impending snow could have additional ramifications, says Accuweather

February 4, 2014
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Impending snow could have additional ramifications, says Accuweather

As if the snow wasn’t enough, Accuweather said the precipitation could cause flooding.   AccuWeather.com reports as storms continue to bring heavy snow in a swath from the Midwest to the Northeast, they will also raise the potential for flooding. The immediate concern will be in portions of the Ohio Valley and mid-Atlantic that have recently…

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Fifth graders take over Talcott Mountain

February 2, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From weather patterns, to cell mutation to great white sharks, fifth graders identified as gifted and talented in the Southington school district have currently worked on a variety of projects in partnership with Talcott Mountain Science Center. Established toward the end of last year with the help of a $15,000…

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Gaining national respect; Lincoln College is climbing the rankings in the polls

February 1, 2014
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Gaining national respect; Lincoln College is climbing the rankings in the polls

By John Goralski Sports Writer Critics beware. Lincoln College men’s basketball is no laughing matter. With wins over Springfield Tech and Bunker Hill Community College, the Wildcats are surging in the second half. The team has won four straight contests since returning from break. Their win streak has grown to six games, and it’s begun…

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