Statewide voter registration session Oct. 28

October 14, 2014
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Statewide voter registration session Oct. 28

All Registrars of Voters’ offices in Connecticut will hold a statewide voter registration session on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call your local registrars’ office for details.

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Disturbance at Double Tree leads to Southington man’s arrest

October 14, 2014
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Disturbance at Double Tree leads to Southington man’s arrest

A disturbance at the Double Tree Hotel on Century Drive resulted in a Southington man being arrested on breach of peace charges. The suspect made things worse for himself when he verbally attacked officers, police said. John Thornton,30, of 2118 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike in Southington was arrested and charged with breach of peace in the…

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Officials look to bridge the local gap on area bike trail

October 14, 2014
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Officials look to bridge the local gap on area bike trail

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Farmington Valley Trails Council publicly announced their commitment to fill the gap in Plainville and Southington on the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, which spans from New Haven to North Hampton, MA. The FVTC recently sponsored a bike ride on the trail in order to highlight the gaps in the…

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Political celebs roll in for Conn. governor’s race

October 14, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Some political heavy-hitters are coming to Connecticut to help out in the state’s close race for governor. President Barack Obama is scheduled Wednesday to appear in Bridgeport at a rally for Gov. Dannel Malloy. The Democrat is being challenged by Republican businessman Tom Foley. A new Quinnipiac (KWIHN’-ih-pee-ak) University Poll shows…

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Oil, natural gas prices confound New England

October 14, 2014
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By STEPHEN SINGER AP Business Writer HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Pipeline bottlenecks that drove up natural gas home heating prices in New England last winter could cause trouble when the weather again turns cold, but oil prices that once climbed to record territory continue to fall. That unusual sequence of events _ higher prices for…

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Comments sought on public retirement plan

October 14, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ State officials are seeking public comment on a proposed state-run retirement savings plan for private sector workers in Connecticut. Created earlier this year by the General Assembly, the new Connecticut Retirement Security Board is required to conduct a market feasibility study for the new retirement plan. The group must report its…

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Harvest the Arts and craft show wrap up the festival.

October 13, 2014
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Harvest the Arts and craft show wrap up the festival.

This past weekend wrapped up another Apple Harvest Festival.  Many came out to celebrate the arts and shop around at the craft show.  The festival was delayed a bit on Saturday due to the weather, however when the clouds past, the festival continued through Sunday. Photos by:  Tammi Naudus

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Zumba studio to host a cancer walk

October 13, 2014
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Zumba studio to host a cancer walk

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Cardio Party Fitness Studios in Southington is hosting its second annual “Walk for a Cure” on Sunday, Oct. 19. This year, the 5-K walk will start at the Southington Volunteer Fire Dept., Engine Co, No. 3 at 35 Clark St., in Milldale. Cardio Party Fitness Studios Owner Sandra Dizenzo said…

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Rosemary Champagne hits half century mark in hair care

October 12, 2014
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Rosemary Champagne hits half century mark in hair care

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Southington hairdresser Rosemary Champagne celebrated 50 years in her profession with family, close friends and clients at her salon, Hair Expo, on Friday, Sept. 26. “It feels wonderful,” said Champagne. The salon was crowded with guests in almost every chair eating and sharing stories of their local hairdresser. Collages of…

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