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 2023-02-04 11:15 

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Local Ecuadorians to cast ballots in upcoming election, referendum...

Local Ecuadorians to cast ballots in upcoming election, referendum- MERIDEN — Manuel Saguay still votes in Ecuadorian elections even though he has been living in Meriden for 23 years. He still keeps up with national politics through Facebook and hea...

 2023-02-03 20:39 

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A surprising burst of US hiring in January: 517,000 jobs...

A surprising burst of US hiring in January: 517,000 jobs- WASHINGTON (AP) — For nearly a year, the Federal Reserve has been on a mission to cool down the job market to help curb the nation's worst inflation bout in four decades.The job market ha...

 2023-02-03 20:09 

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Southington man charged with two gas station robberies...

Southington man charged with two gas station robberies- SOUTHINGTON — A local man was arrested on Thursday on charges he held up two gas stations on Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike.Kyle Witkoski, 36, of 23 Union St.,was charged with first-degree robbery,...

 2023-02-03 20:09 

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Wallingford middle schools bring back breakfast program...

Wallingford middle schools bring back breakfast program- WALLINGFORD — After only offering a breakfast program in the elementary and high schools, Wallingford Public Schools began last month providing the meal in middle schools. The Record-Journal p...

 2023-02-03 19:39 

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Chinese balloon now over central US as Blinken cancels visit...

Chinese balloon now over central US as Blinken cancels visit- WASHINGTON (AP) — A huge, high-altitude Chinese balloon sailed across the U.S. on Friday, drawing severe Pentagon accusations of spying and sending excited or alarmed Americans outside wi...

 2023-02-03 19:39 

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$18M federal grant to address homelessness in CT...

$18M federal grant to address homelessness in CT- MERIDEN — Sen. Richard Blumenthal stopped by New Beginning shelter on St. Casimir Drive Friday morning to explore recent renovations and greet residents as temperatures rapidly drop. "Meriden is ...

 2023-02-03 19:09 

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SCOW teams up with local artist for community art project promoting diversity...

SCOW teams up with local artist for community art project promoting diversity- WALLINGFORD — Looking to participate in a fun and easy community-based art project while reflecting on the Hispanic roots of the town?The Spanish Community of Wallingford...

 2023-02-03 18:08 

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Popular gastropub Hop Haus to open third location...

Popular gastropub Hop Haus to open third location- BERLIN — A restaurant well-known to local foodies and beer connoisseurs is coming to town.Hop Hus, which bills itself as an upbeat, casual craft eatery that features locally sourced food with craft ...

 2023-02-03 17:38 

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PHOTOS: WNBA players run clinic for Lincoln and Platt students at Platt....

PHOTOS: WNBA players run clinic for Lincoln and Platt students at Platt.-...

 2023-02-03 15:06 

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Pandemic, eviction moratorium took toll on Meriden hotel...

Pandemic, eviction moratorium took toll on Meriden hotel- MERIDEN — Andrea Atkins has managed the Meriden Inn at 1102 E. Main St. for more than a decade. And she has worked for the hotel's owners for far longer — throughout the past three ...

 2023-02-03 11:37 

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Choate plan elicits neighbor concerns during Inland Wetlands hearing...

Choate plan elicits neighbor concerns during Inland Wetlands hearing- WALLINGFORD — Choate Rosemary Hall representatives appeared before the Inland Wetlands Commission this week, presenting plans for a new admissions building and underground parking...

 2023-02-03 01:02 

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Wallingford Board of Education requests 6.75% increase in budget...

Wallingford Board of Education requests 6.75% increase in budget- WALLINGFORD — After making some alterations, the Board of Education passed the 2023-24 budget at a Wednesday night meeting. In total, the budget request will be $117,318,278, a 6.752 ...

 2023-02-03 01:02 

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Panel: Connecticut needs safeguards for agency algorithms...

Panel: Connecticut needs safeguards for agency algorithms- HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut needs safeguards on state government's use of artificial intelligence including algorithms at child welfare and other agencies to prevent discriminatio...

 2023-02-03 00:31 

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Lake Compounce seeks over 1,000 new hires...

Lake Compounce seeks over 1,000 new hires- SOUTHINGTON — Lake Compounce is seeking to hire over 1,000 new employees for its upcoming 2023 summer season. Looking for hires as young as 16, the park is offering open positions from ride operations, life...

 2023-02-02 23:00 

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Police: 'High chance' of Hollywood mass shooting prevented...

Police: 'High chance' of Hollywood mass shooting prevented- LOS ANGELES (AP) — A "high chance" of a mass shooting in Hollywood was thwarted Tuesday by police seizing a cache of guns and ammunition in a high-rise apartment where sever...

 2023-02-02 20:29 

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UPDATE: Police release name of man fatally struck in Meriden...

UPDATE: Police release name of man fatally struck in Meriden- MERIDEN — Police said a 58-year-old man suffered fatal injuries after he was struck by an SUV, whose driver fled the scene, on Lewis Avenue Wednesday night. Police identified the man as C...

 2023-02-02 16:58 

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Meriden ARPA panel backs funding for Girls Inc., little league, golf course, motel...

Meriden ARPA panel backs funding for Girls Inc., little league, golf course, motel- MERIDEN — Requests for federal COVID-19 relief monies reviewed by the American Rescue Plan Act Steering Committee this week included funding to improve Girls Inc....

 2023-02-02 01:54 

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Connecting volunteers to Southington residents in need...

Connecting volunteers to Southington residents in need- SOUTHINGTON — There's no special skills needed to help the elderly and disabled, according to Regina Coviello, a volunteer with UR Community Cares.The group matches volunteers with those ne...

 2023-02-02 01:23 

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Wallingford library hosts discussion on unconscious bias...

Wallingford library hosts discussion on unconscious bias- WALLINGFORD — The Wallingford Public Library hosted a community conversation Tuesday evening on tackling unconscious bias, which can lead to awareness and racial equality. The conversation to...

 2023-02-02 01:23 

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Democratic-backed Connecticut bill would ban 'Latinx' term...

Democratic-backed Connecticut bill would ban 'Latinx' term- HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A group of Hispanic lawmakers in Connecticut has proposed that the state follow Arkansas' lead and ban the term "Latinx" from official government ...

 2023-02-02 00:23 

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5 things to know from Latin America and the Caribbean...

5 things to know from Latin America and the Caribbean this week- 1. Death toll in Peru protests rises to 58 Amid ongoing protests in Peru, Vctor Santisteban Yacsavilca, 55, became one of 58 people, including a police officer, who have died amid protests i...

 2023-02-02 00:23 

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Past defeats on police reform bedevil newly divided Congress...

Past defeats on police reform bedevil newly divided Congress- WASHINGTON (AP) — Weeks before President Joe Biden made his first address to Congress in 2021, a graphic video was released of a Black man being killed at the hands of police. The country...

 2023-02-01 23:22 

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Bed Bath & Beyond plans to close Southington location...

Bed Bath & Beyond plans to close Southington location- SOUTHINGTON — The Bed Bath & Beyond location at 835 Queen St. will be permanently closing its doors sometime in March. Though no specific date has yet been given, the company announced its decis...

 2023-02-01 23:22 

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'You can keep on going:' Wallingford resident fulfills dream of writing book...

'You can keep on going:' Wallingford resident fulfills dream of writing book- WALLINGFORD — Ever since she was in high school, Katherine Birney has loved writing and recently, she published her first book, "The Bench: A Family Story."...

 2023-02-01 19:52 

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Meriden man held on $3M bond after allegedly firing gun into car...

Meriden man held on $3M bond after allegedly firing gun into car- MERIDEN — A man is being held on $3 million bond after firing a gun at a woman who was known to him, police said. Jose Estevez, 44, of Meriden was charged with two counts of first-deg...

 2023-02-01 17:51 

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Banana's Ice Cream, Alyssa's Cakery earn ARPA panel backing in Wallingford...

Banana's Ice Cream, Alyssa's Cakery earn ARPA panel backing in Wallingford- WALLINGFORD — Two town food establishments are the first to have passed the first hurdle to receiving federal pandemic relief funds.The ARPA Selection Committee on M...

 2023-02-01 01:44 

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North End field upgrade begins with demolition, fence removal in Meriden...

North End field upgrade begins with demolition, fence removal in Meriden- MERIDEN — Two separate projects to improve sports fields and outdoor recreation facilities in the city's north end are now moving forward. One of those projects is a rough...

 2023-02-01 00:14 

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Lawmakers aim to raise penalties for US airline disruptions...

Lawmakers aim to raise penalties for US airline disruptions- Senators who want to impose tougher penalties when U.S. airlines strand or delay passengers say they finally might be able to turn their ideas into law because of outrage over debacles like the ...

 2023-02-01 00:14 

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AP source: FBI searched Biden's former office in November...

AP source: FBI searched Biden's former office in November- WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI searched President Joe Biden's former office at the Penn Biden Center in Washington in November, according to a person familiar with the matter, at least a ...

 2023-01-31 23:43 

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School budget review continues in Wallingford...

School budget review continues in Wallingford- WALLINGFORD — The Board of Education held its third budget meeting on Monday night, going into detail as to why the sustained budget request is a proposed 5.91% increase from the current budget.Items su...

 2023-01-31 23:14 

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Area events celebrate Black History Month...

Area events celebrate Black History Month- When it comes to representing historically accurate narratives, the United States often struggles with battling institutions that surreptitiously warp facts. People may fear that reflecting on disgraceful practic...

 2023-01-31 23:14 

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Meriden business hosts bilingual real estate workshop...

Meriden business hosts bilingual real estate workshop - MERIDEN — Local business owner Jos Vicente Cusnia hosted a real estate workshop on Monday night at his roofing business, Best Connecticut Roofing, located at 35 Meridian St.The event lasted ove...

 2023-01-31 23:14 

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New Connecticut economic development chief faces headwinds...

New Connecticut economic development chief faces headwinds- Alexandra Daum, Gov. Ned Lamont's nominee to lead the Department of Economic and Community Development, told lawmakers at her confirmation hearing last Thursday that growth will be her top pr...

 2023-01-31 20:42 

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Officials: Estimated 100,000 hens died in Connecticut fire...

Officials: Estimated 100,000 hens died in Connecticut fire- BOZRAH, Conn. (AP) — An estimated 100,000 hens died in a weekend fire at a Connecticut farm owned by one of the country's largest egg producers, Connecticut officials confirmed Monday. ...

 2023-01-31 01:58 

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One Book, One Wallingford selection to be revealed Wednesday...

One Book, One Wallingford selection to be revealed Wednesday- WALLINGFORD — The Wallingford Public Library is holding its fifth annual One Book, One Wallingford book reveal at 7 p.m. Wednesday across from the information desk. The library held its f...

 2023-01-31 01:58 

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Gary "Tex" Burt remembered for dedication to Meriden youth...

Gary "Tex" Burt remembered for dedication to Meriden youth- MERIDEN — Gary Burt was a fixture at the Meriden Boys & Girls Club, and a big-hearted father figure and mentor to countless youth who walked through the club's doors during a te...

 2023-01-31 01:27 

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Lamont unveils $45M tax cut for CT's working poor...
 2023-01-31 01:27 

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Wallingford pool, police station stand out as potential ARPA projects...

Wallingford pool, police station stand out as potential ARPA projects- WALLINGFORD — Among the items on the list of municipal projects that could potentially be funded in part by ARPA funds, two stand out — the new police station and Community...

 2023-01-30 21:55 

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Ex-Twitter execs to testify on block of Hunter Biden story...

Ex-Twitter execs to testify on block of Hunter Biden story- WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Twitter employees are expected to testify next week before the House Oversight Committee about the social media platform's handling of reporting on President Jo...

 2023-01-30 21:55 

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Suspects at large after purse snatchings in Southington, Wallingford...

Suspects at large after purse snatchings in Southington, Wallingford- SOUTHINGTON — Officers pursued suspect(s) who is still at large on I-84 Monday morning after a reported robbery in a Walmart parking lot. At approximately 10 a.m., officers respon...

 2023-01-30 21:24 

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Father of 3 children who died says he forgives his wife...

Father of 3 children who died says he forgives his wife- BOSTON (AP) — The husband of a Massachusetts woman who is accused of killing two of their children and assaulting a third who later died says his family was the best thing that ever happened t...

 2023-01-30 21:24 

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Conservation Commission weighs options to protect Meriden peak...

Conservation Commission weighs options to protect Meriden peak- MERIDEN — As Suzio York Hill gears up to resume traprock extraction near Chauncey Peak this spring, the Conservation Commission is exploring options to protect the popular hiking destin...

 2023-01-29 18:45 

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Despite legalization in the state, cannabis may still pose immigration consequences...

Despite legalization in the state, cannabis may still pose immigration consequences - MERIDEN Even though Meriden opened one of Connecticut's seven adult-use dispensaries earlier this month, cannabis is still a federally controlled substance. As a res...

 2023-01-29 18:45 

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From therapy dogs to yoga, schools continue focus on mental health...

From therapy dogs to yoga, schools continue focus on mental health- Mental health continues to be a priority in area school districts as administrators implement programs and support services to help students and teachers. The Record-Journal talked with a...

 2023-01-29 18:14 

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Southington leaders hopeful about Cheshire development...

Southington leaders hopeful about Cheshire development- SOUTHINGTON — A major residential and commercial development underway in Cheshire has Southington business and town leaders hopeful about economic growth for the entire area.In November, Cheshi...

 2023-01-29 18:14 

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7 things to know in Meriden, Wallingford, Southington, Cheshire...

7 things to know in Meriden, Wallingford, Southington, Cheshire- Things to know this week include the start of the application review process for ARPA funding in Wallingford, and continued applications for funding in Meriden.Also in Meriden, the city will...

 2023-01-28 19:33 

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Dickinson submits list of municipal projects targeted for ARPA funds...

Dickinson submits list of municipal projects targeted for ARPA funds- WALLINGFORD — With the ARPA Application Review Committee getting to work on applications from small businesses and nonprofits for a piece of the town's allocation of federal f...

 2023-01-28 19:33 

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Shift to postal service just latest change in newspaper delivery...

Shift to postal service just latest change in newspaper delivery- Ted Gura usually walked his paper route on the east side of Meriden, but on Sundays delivering the heavy papers was a job for the entire family."I had a (Chevrolet) Blazer at the time,&...

 2023-01-28 19:03 

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Centuries later, descendant of Wallingford witch trial victim fights for justice...

Centuries later, descendant of Wallingford witch trial victim fights for justice- WALLINGFORD — In 1697, two Wallingford women were indicted but not convicted of witchcraft. Now, centuries later, a group is working to exonerate all of Connecticut...

 2023-01-28 18:33 

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Meriden high schools host scholarship fair...

Meriden high schools host scholarship fair- MERIDEN — High school seniors were given the opportunity to learn about scholarships last week during Platt and Maloney's Scholarship Fair. The event was organized by Platt and Maloney's high schoo...

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