Malloy rebuffs Foley’s criticism of UConn report

September 18, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is rebuffing Republican Tom Foley’s criticism of a new report that highlights UConn’s economic impact, calling his gubernatorial opponent “a cheap-shot specialist.” The Democratic governor joined UConn President Susan Herbst on Wednesday to unveil an economic analysis, conducted by an outside firm,…

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Kohl’s holiday hiring to rise 15 pct

September 18, 2014
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By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) _ Kohl’s Corp. plans to hire more than 67,000 seasonal workers nationwide for the holiday shopping season, which the company said is a 15 percent increase over last year. The department store operator declined to specify how many seasonal workers it hired last year other than…

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Hearing on transportation issues in Waterbury Sept. 30

September 18, 2014
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  The Connecticut Public Transportation Commission will hold a public hearing at Waterbury City Hall, 235 Grand Street, on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m.  This will be the third of five hearings that the Commission holds statewide this fall to gather testimony from the public, transportation providers, public officials and other entities concerning the…

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New director of pupil services hired

September 18, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Margaret Walsh was selected as the new director of Pupil Services for the Southington school system at the Board of Education meeting on Sept. 11. With over 30 years of experience in a school environment and a wide variety of experience in special education, Board of Education Chairman Brian Goralski…

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Olney Needham, served in the US Army

September 17, 2014
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Olney Wendall Needham, “Hoogie” to all who knew him, died peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the age of 85 in Venice Florida.  He is survived by his loving wife, Jean Ingalls Needham of 64 years. Hoogie was born on October 31, 1928 to Charles and Laura Needham in Middlebury, VT.   Hoogie graduated from Middlebury…

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Michael Shanley, longtime police officer

September 17, 2014
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Michael Shanley, longtime police officer

Michael James Shanley, 50, of Southington and Cedar Island, Clinton, passed away on September 6, with his ever-loving and devoted family by his side.  Mike fought a most courageous and dignified battle for 22 months against glioblastoma. He handled his illness with grace, dignity and determination, never considering it any other way. Mike had a…

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Josephine Feeney, worked at Meriden Hospital for years

September 17, 2014
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Josephine M. Feeney, of Southington, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at HCC at Bradley Memorial. She was born in Southington, the daughter of the late John and Anna (Parylak) Feeney. Prior to her retirement, Josephine had worked at the Meriden Hospital for many years. She was a parishioner of St. Thomas Church. She is…

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Henry Sabatella, served in the US Army during World War II

September 17, 2014
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Henry Sabatella, served in the US Army during World War II

Henry Joseph , 91, of Southi-ngton, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Dorothy (Heaney) Sabatella. He was born in Southington on March 23, 1923, the son of the late Joseph and Rose (Terino) Sabatella. He was a US Army veteran of WW II.…

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Joan Krystopa, was a lifelong resident of Southington

September 17, 2014
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Joan Krystopa, 73, of Southington passed away Friday, Aug 22, after a short illness at her daughter’s home in northern California.  She is survived by her daughter Robyn Bugas and her husband Jack Bugas, grandsons Chase and Daniel Bugas, her sister Dolores DeGumbia and brother Frank Mottola and his wife Joanne Mottola, as well as…

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