Red Cross, Walmart team up on training for entry-level healthcare careers

December 17, 2013
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The American Red Cross will help 2,500 students across the U.S. receive training for entry-level healthcare careers through the Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training (NAT) program thanks to a $3.5 million grant from the Walmart Foundation. The program is available in Bethel, Bridgeport, East Hartford, Waterbury, New Haven and more than 100 other locations in…

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After the snow, break out the shorts

December 17, 2013
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After the snow, break out the shorts

After this week’s snow, AccuWeather is reporting the region should expect record breaking warm temperatures this coming weekend. AccuWeather.com reports a brief, but major shift in the weather pattern will send warm air northward and will produce a zone of heavy rain in a large part of the eastern half of the nation this weekend.…

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Malloy partially activates Emergency Operations Center; Urges caution for p.m. commute

December 17, 2013
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will partially activate the state’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 1:00PM today to monitor storm conditions across the state heading into the afternoon rush hour. “After talking with my emergency management officials and assessing the situation, we will be partially activating the State Emergency Operations Center at 1 p.m. today,” said Governor…

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Expect 3 to 6 inches of snow, AccuWeather says

December 17, 2013
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Expect 3 to 6 inches of snow, AccuWeather says

    Snowstorm Targets New York City to Boston     AccuWeather Global Weather Center — 17 December 2013 – AccuWeather.com reports after a snowstorm dropped as much as 14 inches of snow in New England this weekend, another round is on the way. A system that started in the Midwest on Monday will track…

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Southington police investigating untimely death of a Bristol resdient

December 17, 2013
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The Southington Police Department’s Detective Division is investigating the untimely death of Tabitha Perry, a 27-year-old Bristol resident. On Monday, Dec. 16, at almost 3 a.m., Southington Police received a 911 call at 25 Darling Street. It was reported that a woman was unresponsive and not breathing. According to police, Perry was visiting a friend…

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New boutique raises money for missions to the West Indies;

December 16, 2013
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New boutique raises money for missions to the West Indies;

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Patria Disla, the owner of Miracles & Beyond, Not Just Another Hair Salon, recently opened an adjourning portion of her building to house Beyond Life Boutique in Southington. For Disla, Beyond Life is more than just an eclectic mix of art and fashion—it is also a way for her to…

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Robert Phillips is new town planner

December 15, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Southington has a new town planner. Robert Phillips, who has several years experience in the position, began last week. Phillips worked as town manager in Farmington for a few months and spent eight years in Ellington prior to that. Southington Town Manager Garry Brumback said Phillips was one of the top…

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Lincoln snaps 3 game skid; Wildcats are closing in on 10 wins at the break

December 14, 2013
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Lincoln snaps 3 game skid; Wildcats are closing in on 10 wins at the break

By John Goralski Sports Writer The Wildcats edged past Bristol Community College for a two-point victory on Saturday, Dec. 7 to snap a three game losing streak—their longest of the early season. With one game remaining before the winter break, Lincoln College is in striking distance of the program’s 10th win. The local team is…

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New owner takes over restaurant on Center Street

December 14, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Randy’s Wooster Street Pizza on Center Street now has a new owner and a new name. Frank LaRosa, a restaurant broker and specialist, recently took over ownership of Randy’s Wooster Street pizza on 131 Center Street, across from Paul Gregory’s. He changed the name to Brixx Pizza Kitchen, adding a…

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