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 2020-07-05 17:08 

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7 things to know this week in Meriden, Wallingford, Southington and Cheshire...

7 things to know this week in Meriden, Wallingford, Southington and Cheshire - Things to know this week include a proposed settlment agreenment over the former hospital on Cook Avenue in Meriden. The Meriden City Council will also discuss allocating feder...

 2020-07-05 15:08 

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PHOTOS: Shopping in a pandemic at Tops Marketplace in Southington...

PHOTOS: Shopping in a pandemic at Tops Marketplace in Southington- Record-Journal photographer Aaron Flaum captured scenes of customers and employees at Tops Marketplace this past week as the store like others in the state continues to take a range of pre...

 2020-07-05 14:38 

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Local tenants fear eviction as delinquent rent piles up...

Local tenants fear eviction as delinquent rent piles up- A young Meriden mother completed a certificate career program in March when COVID-19 ended her job search. Other people have lost employment or suffered health and life changes that are now forcing ...

 2020-07-05 14:38 

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Effectiveness of distance learning difficult to measure, school officials say...

Effectiveness of distance learning difficult to measure, school officials say- The likely toll of distance learning on the well-being of students, through social isolation and loss of learning, was not lost on some members of the Cheshire Board of Educati...

 2020-07-05 14:38 

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Wallingford celebrates Independence Day with annual bell ringing...

Wallingford celebrates Independence Day with annual bell ringing- WALLINGFORD — The bells were tolling for two minutes Saturday afternoon marking an Independence Day tradition at the Wallingford Historical Society.The organization hosted its 47th an...

 2020-07-04 21:33 

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WWII veteran honored in surprise ceremony in Meriden...

WWII veteran honored in surprise ceremony in Meriden- MERIDEN — Richard Egan, a private first class from Meriden, sped toward Berlin in his Jeep carrying an officer from his unit, Company C of the 296th Engineer Battalion, part of Patton's army....

 2020-07-04 13:02 

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Police investigating gunshots fired on S. Third Street in Meriden...

Police investigating gunshots fired on S. Third Street in Meriden- MERIDEN — Police are investigating a report of multiple shots fired near South Third Street and South Avenue.The incident occurred Friday afternoon, before 2 p.m., near 74 S. Third S...

 2020-07-03 23:27 

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Wallingford fire dept. rolls out changes with fewer firefighters, more EMTs...

Wallingford fire dept. rolls out changes with fewer firefighters, more EMTs- WALLINGFORD — The municipal fire department debuted a new response model this past week that changed the average staffing level.Instead of five firefighter/paramedics on th...

 2020-07-03 22:27 

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PHOTOS: Youth cricket players work out in Wallingford, COVID-19 cancels season...

PHOTOS: Youth cricket players work out in Wallingford, COVID-19 cancels season- Members of the CT Youth Cricket league practiced in Doolittle Park in Wallingford Friday to keep their skills sharp after COVID-19 postponed for their season. Photos by Aaron ...

 2020-07-03 21:57 

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Wallingford library planning to restore computer access next week...

Wallingford library planning to restore computer access next week- WALLINGFORD — The public library plans a limited reopening for computer access only starting Monday and plans to expand services on July 15, but not fully reopen the building.A limit...

 2020-07-03 21:27 

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Meriden shelter director remembered for helping underserved residents...

Meriden shelter director remembered for helping underserved residents- MERIDEN — A career advocate for the homeless, David Dudley is being remembered by former colleagues and family for his many contributions to underserved community members and as ...

 2020-07-03 20:56 

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Prosecutor to take pay cut in new diversity job...

Prosecutor to take pay cut in new diversity job- Gail P. Hardy will take a pay cut when she is replaced as Hartford state's attorney and moves to a new job as executive assistant to Chief State's Attorney Richard J. Colangelo Jr., with a mission h...

 2020-07-03 19:55 

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2 charged with murder in fatal shooting of teen...

2 charged with murder in fatal shooting of teen- 2 charged with murder in fatal shooting of teenHARTFORD (AP) — Two men who are suspects in multiple shootings were charged Wednesday in the murder of a 17-year-old last year, one of a series of retali...

 2020-07-03 19:55 

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Nursing home industry urging public to continue safety steps...

Nursing home industry urging public to continue safety steps- Representatives of the nursing home and assisted living industry are urging residents "to do their part" and help keep the current spread of the coronavirus low in Connecticut as a way ...

 2020-07-03 19:25 

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New temporary signs at Meriden mall signal ownership change...

New temporary signs at Meriden mall signal ownership change- Record-Journal staffSigns at the former Westfield Meriden mall were covered with temporary signs Thursday reflecting a recent change in ownership and a new name. The Namdar Realty Group paid $12...

 2020-07-03 19:25 

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Residents continue to flock to Cheshire nurseries...

Residents continue to flock to Cheshire nurseries - CHESHIRE —Throughout the COVID-19 quarantine, people have been finding new and innovative ways to keep themselves busy. One of the most popular sources of distraction seems to be home gardening, as...

 2020-07-02 22:48 

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Let's make a deal? Town, property owner open to sale of Plantsville center lot...

Let's make a deal? Town, property owner open to sale of Plantsville center lot- SOUTHINGTON — Town leaders and a property owner are open to the sale of a corner lot in Plantsville downtown, but it's unclear if both parties will agree to a de...

 2020-07-02 21:48 

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Meriden courthouse scheduled to reopen late this month...

Meriden courthouse scheduled to reopen late this month- MERIDEN — The Judicial Branch says the Meriden courthouse is expected to resume some operations starting July 20, four months after it closed due to the coronavirus. Meriden Superior Court is a...

 2020-07-02 21:18 

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Southington cooking school shares recipe for bringing s'mores indoors...

Southington cooking school shares recipe for bringing s'mores indoors- This Fourth of July should look a little different as people continue social distancing practices since the coronavirus pandemic remains a real concern. Larger cookouts should be r...

 2020-07-02 20:17 

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5 things to know about farm yoga in Meriden-Wallingford...

5 things to know about farm yoga in Meriden-Wallingford- This past Sunday I attended an outdoor yoga class taught by Rise Yoga owner Kelsey Sperl at Sweet Birch Farm, 64 Sweet Birch Drive, off High Hill Road in Meriden.Sperl said that Rise, 220 North Colo...

 2020-07-02 19:47 

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US unemployment falls to 11%, but new shutdowns are underway...

US unemployment falls to 11%, but new shutdowns are underway- WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. unemployment fell to 11.1% in June as the economy added a solid 4.8 million jobs, the government reported Thursday. But the job-market recovery may already be falte...

 2020-07-02 18:17 

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Federal lawsuit filed to allow mail-in voting in Connecticut...

Federal lawsuit filed to allow mail-in voting in Connecticut- HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal lawsuit was filed Thursday to make mail-in voting for the November election available to all eligible Connecticut voters during the coronavirus pandemic.A...

 2020-07-02 16:47 

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Meriden man killed in Haddam head-on crash...

Meriden man killed in Haddam head-on crash- MERIDEN — State police say a city man was killed Wednesday in a car crash in Haddam. Gerald P. Esposito, 32, of Meriden, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to state police. The head-on collision o...

 2020-07-02 14:17 

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Families happy to reunite with loved ones in nursing homes, even with restrictions...

Families happy to reunite with loved ones in nursing homes, even with restrictions- Before the coronavirus pandemic swept into Connecticut, Rhonda Spellacy was accustomed to being able to stop in at the Southington Care Center to visit her mother, Donna L...

 2020-07-02 14:17 

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PHOTOS: Weekly Fun Runs start in Meriden...

PHOTOS: Weekly Fun Runs start in Meriden - The Meriden Parks Department kicked off the weekly Fun Run series at Platt High School Wednesday despite passing showers. Dozens of runners showed up to take part in the 3-mile run, held on the Platt track every ...

 2020-07-01 23:15 

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Firefighter overtime costs decline sharply in Southington...

Firefighter overtime costs decline sharply in Southington- SOUTHINGTON — Overtime costs for firefighters continue to drop according to Fire Department officials due to a combination of additional manpower and organizational changes.Two years ago, ov...

 2020-07-01 22:45 

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Meriden city manager says union 'rebuffed' plans to bolster emergency dispatch...

Meriden city manager says union 'rebuffed' plans to bolster emergency dispatch- MERIDEN — Staffing shortages at the city's emergency dispatch center haven't jeopardized the safety of residents or first responders, City Manager Tim Co...

 2020-07-01 22:15 

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Summer activities to keep kids having fun safely...

Summer activities to keep kids having fun safely- With summer plans looking a little different than usual, here are some ideas for keeping kids' minds and bodies active all summer long. Camp at home: As a way to keep your child busy and have the summe...

 2020-07-01 21:15 

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Yale planning for students' return to campus in August...

Yale planning for students' return to campus in August- NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yale University is planning to welcome students back to campus in August with public health protocols including required weekly testing for the coronavirus, the scho...

 2020-07-01 20:44 

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Crafters sell wares in Wallingford store as coronavirus closes summer markets...

Crafters sell wares in Wallingford store as coronavirus closes summer markets- WALLINGFORD — As markets and fairs announce cancellations this summer due to corornavirus concerns, a local soap maker has opened a new store featuring other local artisa...

 2020-07-01 20:14 

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Laudano's Apizza of Meriden closes doors after 5 years...

Laudano's Apizza of Meriden closes doors after 5 years- MERIDEN — On Wednesday, Laudano's Apizza announced that it is closing its doors. "We want to THANK YOU all for making our family part of your family over the past 5 years," the ...

 2020-07-01 19:44 

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New Meriden police chief sworn in, pledges to build trust within community...

New Meriden police chief sworn in, pledges to build trust within community- MERIDEN — The city's new chief of police Roberto Rosado was officially sworn in during a ceremony Wednesday and began work in Meriden after 22 years in the Willimantic P...

 2020-07-01 18:44 

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Meriden's next police chief inspired to serve by local community leaders...

Meriden's next police chief inspired to serve by local community leaders- MERIDEN — Growing up in Meriden, new Police Chief Roberto Rosado was inspired to work in law enforcement and give back to his community by the local officers and firefight...

 2020-06-30 23:04 

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Fireworks warnings issued in Meriden after recent incidents, including injured teen...

Fireworks warnings issued in Meriden after recent incidents, including injured teen- MERIDEN — After a series of fireworks-related incidents over the past weekend, city officials are urging residents to be cautious when handling legal fireworks, lik...

 2020-06-30 22:34 

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School systems face July 24 deadline to submit detailed plans for reopening...

School systems face July 24 deadline to submit detailed plans for reopening- School districts across the state and the two largest teachers unions are grappling to understand the details laid out in this week's school reopening plan for fall."The ...

 2020-06-30 20:34 

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GoFundMe set up for residents displaced by Jackson Street house fire in Meriden...

GoFundMe set up for residents displaced by Jackson Street house fire in Meriden- MERIDEN — The house fire which displaced a dozen residents Sunday was likely started in the kitchen of one of the Jackson Street apartments, said Fire Chief Ken Morgan....

 2020-06-30 20:34 

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Social distancing ambassadors among new youth program's jobs...

Social distancing ambassadors among new youth program's jobs- HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut plans to expand a year-round employment program for youths to include opportunities in the COVID-19 age, including work as social distancing ambassa...

 2020-06-30 20:34 

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Meriden-Wallingford United Way prioritizes critical services, while scaling back other giving...

Meriden-Wallingford United Way prioritizes critical services, while scaling back other giving- The United Way of Meriden and Wallingford has signifcantly scaled back the amount of funding allocated to 15 local agencies as traditional fundraisers and workp...

 2020-06-30 20:04 

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Gigante's Too deli in Wallingford to opens under new ownership...

Gigante's Too deli in Wallingford to opens under new ownership - WALLINGFORD — Gigante's Too deli reopened today under new ownership, a month after former owner Grace Giulietti announced her retirement from the family-run deli. On Monday, th...

 2020-06-30 17:03 

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Wallingford adult education graduates defined by 'drive to overcome obstacles'...

Wallingford adult education graduates defined by 'drive to overcome obstacles' - WALLINGFORD — Having juggled challenges like being a parent and full time employee while completing their studies, around 15 students from Wallingford Public Sc...

 2020-06-30 16:33 

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COVID rates elsewhere could affect CT's next reopening phase...

COVID rates elsewhere could affect CT's next reopening phase- Gov. Ned Lamont said Monday he's watching the rising number of COVID-19 cases in other parts of the country and is considering whether to possibly delay Connecticut's third phase of...

 2020-06-30 14:32 

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Meriden dispatchers union sounds alarm about understaffing 'crisis'...

Meriden dispatchers union sounds alarm about understaffing 'crisis'- MERIDEN — The city's emergency dispatchers union is voicing concerns about "chronic understaffing" at Meriden's dispatch center, which it says has required ...

 2020-06-29 23:30 

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Wallingford PUC wants tracking technology for electric vehicle project...

Wallingford PUC wants tracking technology for electric vehicle project- WALLINGFORD — The Public Utilities Commission recently approved a bid waiver for Town Council consideration regarding a project that would monitor electric vehicle charging acti...

 2020-06-29 22:30 

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Well-known rapper with a travel food show visits Ted's Restaurant in Meriden...

Well-known rapper with a travel food show visits Ted's Restaurant in Meriden- MERIDEN — Nationally known rapper and chef Action Bronson paid a visit to Ted's Restaurant for an upcoming installment of a popular Vice TV travel food show.Ted...

 2020-06-29 22:00 

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Prosecutor under scrutiny withdraws bid for reappointment...

Prosecutor under scrutiny withdraws bid for reappointment- HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A top Connecticut prosecutor on Monday withdrew her application for reappointment after being suspended and publicly criticized for taking years to issue formal report...

 2020-06-29 21:30 

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Wallingford ratepayers to see savings on electric bill...

Wallingford ratepayers to see savings on electric bill- WALLINGFORD — The average Electric Division customer will see a savings of roughly $7.81 on power bills for the next six months, thanks to the most recent power cost adjustment.The PCA is a var...

 2020-06-29 20:30 

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Lamont unveils $33 million plan to help renters, homeowners...

Lamont unveils $33 million plan to help renters, homeowners- HARTFORD (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont on Monday unveiled a $33 million plan, which includes both state and federal resources, to provide emergency help for renters, homeowners, and residential l...

 2020-06-29 19:29 

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Southington BOE approves new special education, math positions...

Southington BOE approves new special education, math positions- SOUTHINGTON — School officials are eyeing new positions to support students and teachers in the upcoming school year. The district's fiscal 2021 spending plan includes a new transit...

 2020-06-29 13:58 

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1 person rescued from house fire in Meriden Sunday evening...

1 person rescued from house fire in Meriden Sunday evening- MERIDEN — City firefighters rescued an occupant from a house fire Sunday evening on Jackson Street. Meriden fire crews responded to a reported house fire with a possible party trapped aroun...

 2020-06-29 13:28 

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Christopher Columbus statue near Connecticut Capitol removed...

Christopher Columbus statue near Connecticut Capitol removed- HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Crews removed a statue of Christopher Columbus from its pedestal about a block from the state Capitol in Connecticut early Monday morning amid national conversation...

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