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 2018-01-17 00:08 

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New faces join Republican Town Committee in Southington; veteran members decry 'purge'...

New faces join Republican Town Committee in Southington; veteran members decry 'purge'- SOUTHINGTON — The new slate of Republican Town Committee members includes new party members but the caucus held Monday angered some party veterans who we...

 2018-01-17 00:08 

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Wallingford utilities commission uses reserve to offset increase...

Wallingford utilities commission uses reserve to offset increase- WALLINGFORD — The Public Utilities Commission voted last month to spend an estimated $2.2 million in cash reserves to eliminate a potential increase in residents' monthly electric...

 2018-01-17 00:08 

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Morning Record: Wallingford and MLK Day...

Morning Record: Wallingford and MLK Day- Staff writer Matt Zabierek interviews Wallingford Mayor William Dickinson about the town's history with Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, and accusations that the town was racist for not closing offices for the day...

 2018-01-17 00:08 

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Pedestrian reportedly struck on South Broad Street in Meriden...

Pedestrian reportedly struck on South Broad Street in Meriden- MERIDEN — Emergency crews are responding to South Broad Street after a pedestrian was reportedly struck.The incident occurred about 6:45 p.m. at the intersection of South Broad Street an...

 2018-01-17 00:08 

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Yale settles with student who cited false sex-assault claim...

Yale settles with student who cited false sex-assault claim - HARTFORD — Yale University has settled a lawsuit by a former student who says he was wrongly and unfairly expelled over a false sexual assault allegation in 2012 — the school's ...

 2018-01-16 23:34 

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Traffic concerns hold up proposed Taco Bell in Meriden...

Traffic concerns hold up proposed Taco Bell in Meriden- MERIDEN Officials concerned about the traffic impact of a Taco Bell proposed for an already congested section of West Main Street are waiting on a traffic study before they move forward with the appl...

 2018-01-16 23:33 

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Eversource agrees to reduce rate increase...

Eversource agrees to reduce rate increase- Eversource has agreed to reduce its recently requested three-year, $337-million electricity rate increase by more than half in an agreement with the state's consumer advocate and utility regulators. The Offic...

 2018-01-16 23:33 

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7 things to do this weekend...

7 things to do this weekend- This weekend you can watch hundreds leap into icy waters to raise funds at Camp Sloper, contribute to worthy causes, enjoy quality music and support fellow community members at the 2018 Women's March in Hartford. Want your...

 2018-01-16 23:08 

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Domino's to open on West Main Street in Meriden in coming months...

Domino's to open on West Main Street in Meriden in coming months- MERIDEN — A new Domino's under construction on West Main Street could open as soon as next month.The business will be located in a building that is currently home to Graebers ...

 2018-01-16 22:33 

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Wings not the main focus of J. Timothy's Travel Channel appearance...

Wings not the main focus of J. Timothy's Travel Channel appearance- PLAINVILLE J. Timothy's Taverne received national recognition recently, showcasing a dish other than their their trademark chicken wings on the Travel Channel show "Food Parad...

 2018-01-16 22:33 

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Morning Record: Esty looking to get women into aviation...

Morning Record: Esty looking to get women into aviation- U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th, joins the Morning Record to talk about federal legislation aimed at getting more women into aviation.msavino@record-journal.com203-317-2266Twitter: @reporter_savino...

 2018-01-16 22:33 

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Two men charged after fight at Plainville YMCA...

Two men charged after fight at Plainville YMCA- PLAINVILLE — Two men face charges after police said they were fighting at the YMCA on Monday. During the fight, one man allegedly made a threat which involved a knife.Nelson Blas, 22, of 322 Chestnut S...

 2018-01-16 22:33 

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Adult club on Berlin turnpike closes...

Adult club on Berlin turnpike closes- BERLIN Centerfolds, an adult entertainment club, is closed in Berlin.The business at 1861 Berlin Turnpike has been inactive since Jan. 2, according to the Department of Consumer Protection.Acting Town Manager Jack Hea...

 2018-01-16 22:33 

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Rush on income tax payments grows rainy day fund...

Rush on income tax payments grows rainy day fund- An anticipated surge in state income tax receipts has bolstered Connecticut's emergency reserves to nearly $900 million.But it remains unclear how much of the windfall identified Tuesday by budget anal...

 2018-01-16 21:32 

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Police: Wallingford man threw heroin, drug paraphernalia into cemetery following crash...

Police: Wallingford man threw heroin, drug paraphernalia into cemetery following crash- WALLINGFORD — A local man faces charges after police said he was involved in a crash and threw heroin and drug paraphernalia over a cemetery wall. Shawn Murphy, ...

 2018-01-16 21:03 

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Meriden police investigating two reported purse snatchings at CVS on Broad Street...

Meriden police investigating two reported purse snatchings at CVS on Broad Street- MERIDEN — Police are investigating two reported purse snatchings at CVS on Broad Street Sunday and Monday night.Police responded to CVS, 153 Broad St., around 8:30 p....

 2018-01-16 20:32 

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Police: Southington man charged with stalking...

Police: Southington man charged with stalking- SOUTHINGTON — A local man faces a stalking charge after police said he followed a person in a car for several miles.David Forgione, 59, of 676 Mulberry St., was charged with first-degree stalking, secon...

 2018-01-16 19:03 

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Police arrest men for selling drugs to high school students...

Police arrest men for selling drugs to high school students- DARIEN, Conn. (AP) — Police have arrested two 19-year-olds for selling drugs to Connecticut high school students via social media.The Connecticut Post reports police arrested the men Satur...

 2018-01-16 18:02 

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Meriden garage owner to appear in History Channel off-road racing show...

Meriden garage owner to appear in History Channel off-road racing show- MERIDEN A local garage owner known for aggressively racing his truck in off-road races across New England will be appearing in a new History Channel reality show.Filming for the show,...

 2018-01-16 17:31 

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Police charge Wallingford, North Haven residents in alleged heroin sale...

Police charge Wallingford, North Haven residents in alleged heroin sale- NORTH HAVEN — A Wallingford woman, North Haven man and North Haven woman face narcotics charges after police say they observed a drug deal in a Washington Avenue parking lot.Kr...

 2018-01-16 17:03 

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Meriden, Wallingford issue parking bans ahead of snowstorm...

Meriden, Wallingford issue parking bans ahead of snowstorm- Meriden and Wallingford have issued parking bans ahead of Tuesday night's storm that could bring up to 8 inches of snow to the area.The parking ban will go into effect at 6 p.m. and will last...

 2018-01-16 15:30 

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Man shot and killed near convenience store...

Man shot and killed near convenience store- BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Police say a man has been shot and killed near a Bridgeport convenience store.The victim, identified by police as 21-year-old Jawuan Green, was shot near The Snack Shop just after ...

 2018-01-16 15:00 

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Mile-long ice jam floods town, prompts state of emergency...

Mile-long ice jam floods town, prompts state of emergency- HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut town has declared a state of emergency due to flooding caused by a mile-long ice jam.Officials in Kent declared the local state of emergency Monday, as w...

 2018-01-16 00:55 

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Partisan censures on Meriden City Council agenda...

Partisan censures on Meriden City Council agenda- By Leigh Tauss Record-Journal staffMERIDEN — Two councilors face censure at Tuesday's City Council Meeting after two partisan resolutions were placed on the agenda. Democrats accuse We the People...

 2018-01-15 22:55 

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Area residents take to Mirror Lake at Hubbard Park in Meriden for ice skating...

Area residents take to Mirror Lake at Hubbard Park in Meriden for ice skating- MERIDEN — For the first time in more than 10 years, Mirror Lake at Hubbard Park was open for public skating Monday. Area residents enjoyed the frozen Mirror Lake using th...

 2018-01-15 22:25 

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For Cheshire Academy, MLK Day a chance to teach international students King's legacy...

For Cheshire Academy, MLK Day a chance to teach international students King's legacy- CHESHIRE When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech played at Cheshire Academy Monday, students such as Mariel Docabo, a senior from the P...

 2018-01-15 21:55 

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Plainville officials to update community on status of town...

Plainville officials to update community on status of town- PLAINVILLE Town officials will address the community Thursday morning during the annual State of the Town event at Plainville Public Library.The event begins at 7:45 a.m. and is hosted by the Pla...

 2018-01-15 21:55 

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Southington fire board wants to spend $25,000 on consultant to help search for new chief...

Southington fire board wants to spend $25,000 on consultant to help search for new chief- SOUTHINGTON — After a town-led effort to find a permanent fire chief ended earlier this month without a hire, fire commission leaders want to spend $25,000 on ...

 2018-01-15 21:55 

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Wallingford celebrates MLK's legacy during Town Hall event...

Wallingford celebrates MLK's legacy during Town Hall event - WALLINGFORD — Community members and town officials gathered Monday to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year's annual celebration at Town Hall included m...

 2018-01-15 21:55 

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Court finds English Bulldog seized from Meriden couple was neglected, orders custody to city...

Court finds English Bulldog seized from Meriden couple was neglected, orders custody to city- MERIDEN — A judge has ruled an English Bulldog seized from a Mountain View Road home in December was neglected and has ordered the custody of the dog to th...

 2018-01-15 21:55 

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Morning Record: Wallingford and MLK Day...

Morning Record: Wallingford and MLK Day- Staff writer Matt Zabierek interviews Wallingford Mayor William Dickinson about the town's history with Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, and accusations that the town was racist for not closing offices for the day...

 2018-01-15 20:54 

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Berlin resident learns to dance after receiving new lungs...

Berlin resident learns to dance after receiving new lungs- BERLIN Dance used to be a dream for Karen Carlson who was unable to participate due to respiratory issues she dealt with most of her life."Since I was a kid I always wanted to take dance lesso...

 2018-01-15 20:54 

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Car reportedly strikes pole in Meriden...

Car reportedly strikes pole in Meriden- MERIDEN — Emergency crews are responding to Reservoir Avenue after a car reportedly struck a pole.The accident occurred about 3:15 p.m. near the intersection of Reservoir Avenue and Corrigan Avenue. The pole w...

 2018-01-15 20:54 

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Police: Woman's dog attacked, killed by pitbulls in Wallingford...

Police: Woman's dog attacked, killed by pitbulls in Wallingford- WALLINGFORD — A woman's dog was attacked and killed by two pitbulls near her home Monday morning. A woman was walking her dog, a shitzu/poodle mix, in front of her home on Bern...

 2018-01-15 20:24 

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Snowstorm expected Tuesday night into Wednesday morning...

Snowstorm expected Tuesday night into Wednesday morning- Between 4 and 8 inches of snow is forecast from Tuesday night through Wednesday morning. Gary Lessor, meteorologist with the Weather Center at Western Connecticut State University, said moisture com...

 2018-01-15 19:24 

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Berlin police experience brief communication system outage...

Berlin police experience brief communication system outage- BERLIN Police resorted to a back-up system Monday afternoon after the main communication system went down.The system went down just before 2 p.m. The back-up system kicked in immediately.Police s...

 2018-01-15 19:24 

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MLK Albert Owens Scholarship Breakfast held in Meriden for 33rd year...

MLK Albert Owens Scholarship Breakfast held in Meriden for 33rd year- MERIDEN Rousing speeches reflected adversity posed by the prevailing political climate, while celebrating the progress made toward equality and the legacy of the Civil Rights movement a...

 2018-01-15 18:53 

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Police: Woman driving wrong way on I-95 hits police cruiser...

Police: Woman driving wrong way on I-95 hits police cruiser- DARIEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police say a woman driving the wrong way on Interstate 95 crashed into a police cruiser driven by a trooper who was dispatched to stop her.Police say...

 2018-01-15 18:23 

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Wallingford police: Man assaulted officer during dispute...

Wallingford police: Man assaulted officer during dispute- WALLINGFORD — A local man has been charged after police said he assaulted an officer following a dispute at his home on Sunday. John Lumbra, 32, of 44 Bull Ave., Wallingford, was arrested on ...

 2018-01-15 17:23 

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Top-rated BBQ restaurants in Meriden, Wallingford, Southington and the area...

Top-rated BBQ restaurants in Meriden, Wallingford, Southington and the area- Pulled pork, ribs, and brisket are southern barbecue staples, and several restaurants throughout the area are known for serving some of the best.While we don't endorse any sp...

 2018-01-15 14:52 

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Teen charged in slaying of 21-year-old brother...

Teen charged in slaying of 21-year-old brother- HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut teen has been charged with fatally stabbing his older brother.The Hartford Courant reports that police responding to an apartment building in the city's Clay Ar...

 2018-01-15 13:51 

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Crews extinguish wood stove fire on Washington Street in Wallingford last night...

Crews extinguish wood stove fire on Washington Street in Wallingford last night- WALLINGFORD — Crews extinguished a fire that started in a wood stove at a home on Washington Street Sunday night. The fire was reported around 10:48 p.m. at 15 Washingt...

 2018-01-15 07:20 

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Over a hundred expected to leap into Sloper Pond later this month to raise money for Southington YMCA...

Over a hundred expected to leap into Sloper Pond later this month to raise money for Southington YMCA- SOUTHINGTON — Over 100 people are planning to leap into the frigid waters of Sloper's Pond during the 13th annual Sloper Plunge."I get the...

 2018-01-14 22:17 

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Plan to build warehouse on Research Parkway in Meriden approved...

Plan to build warehouse on Research Parkway in Meriden approved- MERIDEN A plan to construct a 20,000 square foot warehouse on Research Parkway will move forward after a compromise was reached with an abutting property owner who argued the building...

 2018-01-14 22:17 

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Carabetta seeks city approval to build 25 apartments in Meriden...

Carabetta seeks city approval to build 25 apartments in Meriden- MERIDEN Carabetta Companies is seeking a zone change to build 25 apartments on several parcels on North Broad Street.The City Council voted last week to refer the request to the counc...

 2018-01-14 22:17 

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Wallingford residents open gourmet donut shop...

Wallingford residents open gourmet donut shop- Customers step into Matt Thurston and Arnie Jandreaus new donut shop in Branford and are immediately greeted by a glass case of gourmet donuts filled with cannoli cream, slathered with peanut butter, a...

 2018-01-14 21:17 

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Runners brave bitter cold in Meriden's annual Tradition Run...

Runners brave bitter cold in Meridens annual Tradition Run- MERIDEN Close to 300 bravedthe bitter cold Sunday morning to run from Hubbard Park to Castle Craig, a tradition that began 49 years ago.The Bernie Jurale MemorialTradition Run draws runner...

 2018-01-14 15:15 

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Police: car strikes tree, man flees scene...

Police: car strikes tree, man flees scene- MERIDEN A man reportedly crashed a car intoa treeSaturday nightand then fled the scene, according to police.Emergency crews were dispatched at 11:36 p.m. Saturday to the area of44 Huber Ave. Police said th...

 2018-01-14 14:44 

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Part of Route 70 closed in Cheshire...

Part of Route 70 closed in Cheshire- CHESHIRE Waterbury Roadis closed between Winslow and Marion roads as state DOT crews perform emergency road maintenance.The section of Waterbury Road (Route 70) closed at 7 a.m. According to police, water was re...

 2018-01-14 08:12 

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Town to offer tips to save on energy...

Town to offer tips to saveon energy- WALLINGFORD Homeowners can learn how to save on their energy bills at a presentation by the Wallingford Electric Division and CMC Energy Services on Wednesday.Safety tips will also be offered at the event, held...

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