Snow seems more and more likely for Thursday, says AccuWeather

December 31, 2013
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Snow seems more and more likely for Thursday, says AccuWeather

AccuWeather still is predicting that the region is going to be knocked with a snow storm Thursday that will have an impact on travel plans and back to school returns. AccuWeather.com reports two storms will merge quickly enough to produce a major snowstorm from the upper part of the mid-Atlantic to southern New England Thursday…

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Snow on its way; could impact travelers

December 30, 2013
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Snow on its way; could impact travelers

Latest update from AccuWeather on this week’s storm. AccuWeather Global Weather Center — 30 December 2013 – AccuWeather.com reports two storms will converge on the Northeast on Thursday with the potential for snow. How quickly they get together and strengthen will determine which areas are hit with heavy snow and which areas will have a near-miss.…

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Police searching for two suspects in 7-11 armed robbery

December 30, 2013
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Police searching for two suspects in 7-11 armed robbery

The Southington Police Department is searching for two suspects involved in an armed robbery at the 7-11 on Queen Street on Wednesday, Dec. 28. Video surveillance footage from the store showed two suspects entered the store at approximately 03:14 am. One of the suspects went behind the counter with the store clerk. The store clerk…

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Snow storm expected to hit northeast Thursday

December 30, 2013
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Snow storm expected to hit northeast Thursday

Just in time for 2014, AccuWeather is predicting major snowfall this Thursday. AccuWeather Global Weather Center — 30 December 2013 – AccuWeather.com reports two storms will converge on the Northeast on Thursday with the potential for snow. How quickly they get together and strengthen will determine which areas are hit with heavy snow and which areas…

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Taking a look back at the top stories from 2013

December 30, 2013
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By Combined Staff As we wind down 2013, we think back on some of the top stories from the previous year. An era ended in Southington with the passing of former town manager John Weichsel. The Smoron controversy seems as if it has reached its end. Republicans remained in control of the town following November’s…

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Rotary continues the fight to eradicate polio

December 29, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer In 1979, Rotary clubs banded together to help immunize millions of children with polio in the Philippines. By 1985, Rotary International launched PolioPlus, the first and largest internationally coordinated private-sector advocacy of a public health initiative, according to the organization’s website. Just three years later, Rotary raised $247 million for…

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Study shows trends in children and families in the immediate area

December 28, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer A recent “State of the Community” study shows emerging trends of children and families in Greater New Britain, providing insight for local communities, service providers and grantmakers. The study, funded by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain and facilitated by Connecticut Voices for Children, reveals challenges that local communities,…

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You look good for 50; This winter Mt. Southington Ski Area celebrates half a century of local skiing

December 27, 2013
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You look good for 50; This winter Mt. Southington Ski Area  celebrates half a century of local skiing

By John Goralski Sports Writer On the first day of December, Mt. Southington ski area was able to do a soft opening for one day because of a sudden winter chill. As temperatures continued to fall, they were able to start up the lifts the following weekend and snows continue to pile up. With two…

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Police investigating fatal one car accident on Meriden Avenue

December 27, 2013
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The Southington Police Department is investigating a fatal one car accident that occurred on Meriden Avenue on Thursday, Dec. 26. According to police, William A. Mazo, 19, of 61 Maryland Drive, Middlefield, was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche on Meriden Avenue, near the intersection of Beechwood Drive. The vehicle crossed over the double yellow lines,…

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