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February 12, 2013

Senator Swears He Has Nothing Against Teeth

by Hugh McQuaid | Feb 12, 2013 12:30pm
Posted to: Environment | Town News | Southington | Health Care

In January, contributing columnist Susan Bigelow looked at a number of bills on tap for this session, including one from Sen. Joe Markley who wants to scrap mandatory fluoride in the water supply. She asked “What does he have against teeth?” Well, CTNewsJunkie caught up with Markley last week. It turns out his answer is twofold.

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January 18, 2013

OP-ED | Plenty of Forgettable Bills in New Session

by Susan Bigelow | Jan 18, 2013 10:18am
Posted to: Opinion | State Capitol | Bridgeport | Guilford | Southington | Stratford | Thomaston | Westbrook | Wolcott | Woodbridge

Susan Bigelow The legislative session is off and running at last, and members are rushing to propose new laws. Thus far, the focus has been squarely on gun control and school safety in the wake of Newtown, but there’s plenty more going on beneath the surface. Sadly, some of the many, many bills being raised should stay out of sight.

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October 23, 2012

Retired Teachers Air Social Security Concerns With U.S. Senate Candidates

by Hugh McQuaid | Oct 23, 2012 4:16pm
Posted to: Congress | Education | Election 2012 | Town News | Southington

Social Security concerns were at the top of a list of questions that a group of retired teachers had for the two U.S. Senate candidates Tuesday.

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May 9, 2012

Southington Lawmaker Among Handful To Retire

by Staff Report | May 9, 2012 11:44am
Posted to: Election 2012 | Town News | Southington | State Capitol

State Rep. Bruce “Zeke” Zalaski of Southington announced Wednesday morning that he won’t be seeking re-election this fall.

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October 28, 2011

2 Events Worthy of Your Time Tonight (Friday, Oct. 28)

by Staff Report | Oct 28, 2011 4:24pm
Posted to: Nonprofits | Hartford | Southington

Join us for an evening of dancing, light supper, and desserts as we celebrate The ARC-Connecticut’s 60th year of advocating for the rights of people with intellectual and development disabilities at the Aqua Turf in Southington. Channel 3 Eyewitness News reporter Jill Konopka will emcee the evening. Former state Comptroller Bill Curry and award-winning journalist and media consultant Shelly Sindland will judge the dance competition. CTNewsJunkie’s own Christine Stuart is among the contestants along with Miss Nutmeg 2011 Jessica Lesage and Deputy Treasurer Jonathan Harris and his wife, Lucy. Tickets for the Friday, Oct. 28, event can be purchased online or by calling (860) 246-6400 x101. Watch what happened at last year’s event here.

Also tonight is Direct From Broadway - an evening with Broadway’s brightest stars to benefit the Hartford Children’s Theatre.

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