Knights capture Class LL title

December 19, 2013
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Knights capture Class LL title

By John Goralski Sports Writer Matt Maxwell leapt into the air to bat down a pass in the final minute of the half. Zach Maxwell thundered through the Fairfield Prep linemen two plays later to drag the Jesuit quarterback down for a loss of two yards. It didn’t seem like much at the time when…

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School district welcomes two new educators

December 19, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington Public Schools welcomed two new educators to the district during a Board of Education meeting last week. The Board of Education appointed Susanne Vitcavage to the position of Assistant Principal at John F. Kennedy Middle School and John Duffy to the position of Pre-K-Grade 12 Science Coordinator. Duffy has…

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CL&P issues warning about scam

December 18, 2013
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Scams targeting utility customers nationally continue to affect Connecticut Light & Power customers, with the most recent version targeting Spanish-speaking customers, reports a press release from the utility. The scam involves prepaid “Green Dot” VISA credit cards, said the release. Callers claiming to represent CL&P may contact customers, telling them their service is scheduled to…

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*Update: Kennedy students dismissed early following gas leak

December 18, 2013
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*Update: Kennedy students dismissed early following gas leak

Kennedy Middle School students were sent home early today, following a morning gas leak at the school. According to police, the construction crew handling the renovations at the school ruptured a gas line. Students were evacuated and were placed on busses to keep them warm.  The students were transported from the school to the Aqua…

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The winter games; Delays to football’s title game are already impacting winter sports

December 18, 2013
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The winter games; Delays to football’s title game are already impacting winter sports

By John Goralski Sports Writer When CIAC officials kicked off the football championship luncheon at the Aqua Turf on Wednesday, Dec. 11, they were already contemplating the weather. Games might be moved, they told the group of coaches, players, and press in attendance, but they have to be finished by Sunday night or they won’t…

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Registration open for Tunxis winter session

December 17, 2013
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TunxisCommunity College is offering accelerated credit courses during a Winter Session, which runs Dec. 30 to Jan. 17. Registration is currently under way and will be accepted through Dec. 30 until 4:30 p.m., prior to the registrant’s first scheduled class. Three-credit courses meet Monday through Friday during the two weeks at a very accelerated pace.…

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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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