Southington prepares for winter blizzard

January 26, 2015
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Town Manager Garry Brumback announced that the town is prepared for today’s winter storm. Forecasts are calling for 22”-32″ of snow over a 36 hour period with significant winds and difficult driving conditions. In a press release, Brumback asked Southington residents that any non-emergency travel after midnight tonight be eliminated. “The Highway Department has already…

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CL&P prepares for impending storm

January 25, 2015
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 As a potentially crippling and historic snow storm with blizzard-like conditions is expected to arrive in New England on Monday, Connecticut Light & Power announced in a press release it is preparing to address any storm-related power outages.  The significant snowfall and high winds predicted can bring down trees and limbs, threatening the company’s electric system,…

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Gov. issues advice, warning about storm

January 25, 2015
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(HARTFORD, CT) – With the latest forecast calling for blizzard conditions across parts of the state, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in a press release is asking residents to be prepared and take the necessary precautions for a significant snowstorm that will impact the state Monday evening through Tuesday. “Although storms can be unpredictable, this storm…

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PZC lifts RV regulations

January 25, 2015
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PZC lifts RV regulations

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Planning and Zoning Commission removed several of the recreational vehicle (RV) regulations after months of discussion and revision. After more RV owners came forward at the second public hearing for this regulation on Jan. 6, the PZC decided that too many regulations would only put an unnecessary strain on…

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Snowman magic show at the library Feb. 7

January 25, 2015
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The Southington Public Library will be holding the following class in celebration of ‘Take your child to the library’ day: Do You Want to Build a Snowman?: Saturday, Feb. 7, at 3 p.m. In-person registration is required, and the program is open to all ages. Do your kids like the movie Frozen? Then they will…

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HOCC announces several volunteer opportunities

January 24, 2015
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HOCC announces several volunteer opportunities

The Hospital of Central Connecticut announced a number of volunteer opportunities at their New Britain campus, the Bradley campus, and the new Cancer Institute on the Plainville-New Britain town line. Volunteers are needed at all three facilities to serve as ambassador volunteers. They will provide escort and directions for services as well as provide wheelchair…

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Weekend storm to bring wet, heavy snow to Connecticut

January 24, 2015
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A winter storm hitting Connecticut today is bringing the first significant snowfall of the season. Meteorologist Bill Simpson of the National Weather Service in Taunton, Massachusetts, says the storm could drop half a foot of heavy, wet snow in parts of northern and eastern Connecticut. He says the Hartford area is likely…

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Letter: Reader champions Southington’s LEAF program

January 24, 2015
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To the editor: January 5, 2015 was our last day at Leaf (Lewis Education and Agriculture Farm). I have had the privilege of working with Mark Ramsey and his staff since the beginning of the school year. As a Job Coach at Southington High School, I have been taking young adults with special needs in…

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Strong School donates homemade ornaments

January 24, 2015
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On Friday, Dec. 12, more than 100 Strong Elementary School students stayed after class to decorate homemade salt dough ornaments, and the decorations were packaged by the 5th grade STEPS committee. The ornaments were eventually hand delivered by the students to Mulberry Gardens and The Orchards.  A small tag was attached to each packaged ornament…

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