Musical Club set to perform ‘Messiah’

By Brenda Maguire Correspondent NEW BRITAIN — Despite a lack of funding, the New Britain Musical Club will be holding its annual performance of George Fredrick Handel’s “Messiah” on Nov. 27, at the Church of St. Jerome on Slater Road in New Britain. “Quite a few people have said to me, ‘It’s not Christmas ifContinue reading “Musical Club set to perform ‘Messiah’”

A taste of Appalachia, and not a ‘revenooer’ in sight

By Brenda Maguire Correspondent BRISTOL — Whether it’s mixed with soda, on the rocks or poured into hot apple cider with whipped cream and nutmeg on top, Onyx Moonshine appears to be on its way to becoming a popular item in Connecticut. “It fits with different people and what they like,” said co-founder Adam vonContinue reading “A taste of Appalachia, and not a ‘revenooer’ in sight”

Chippanydale Association remains under advisory to boil water

By Brenda Maguire Correspondent BRISTOL— The state Department of Public Health continues to list Chippanydale Association, a private water system in Bristol, under a boil water advisory. The water system, located on Everett Street, serves approximately 50 customers. “The small systems, if they lose their power and lose water service they’re not able to pumpContinue reading “Chippanydale Association remains under advisory to boil water”

CCSU professor Fellows to get prestigious award

By Brenda Maguire Correspondent NEW BRITAIN — The Connecticut Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance will honor Central Connecticut State University professor Catherine Fellows at its annual awards banquet Thursday. Fellows will receive this year’s Professional Honor Award, which is “the highest honor that we bestow to members,” according to Connie Kapral, executiveContinue reading “CCSU professor Fellows to get prestigious award”

Republicans maintain 6-3 advantage on Southington school board

By Brenda Maguire CORRESPONDENT SOUTHINGTON — All six of the Republican candidates for Board of Education were elected by voters Tuesday, according to unofficial results. The results were not immediately available late Tuesday night. Brian S. Goralski had 4,783 votes, Terri C. Carmody had 4,570 votes, Terry G. Lombardi had 4,150, Jill Notar-Fracesco 4,013, ColleenContinue reading “Republicans maintain 6-3 advantage on Southington school board”

Southington school board results unknown

By Brenda Maguire CORRESPONDENT SOUTHINGTON — Elections officials did not have results for the Board of Education by late Tuesday night. The board had seven of its nine members running for re-election this year. Democrats up for re-election were David J. Derynoski, who has been on the board since 1991 and served as chairman forContinue reading “Southington school board results unknown”

Costly cleanup: Total may surpass $1M in some towns

NOTE: Front page in both papers By Lisa Backus and Brenda Maguire Staff Writers In the aftermath of the snowstorm that still left about 3 percent of CL&P customers without power last night, municipal officials Monday were tallying the damage to their towns, with some saying estimates could reach in excess of $1 million, ifContinue reading “Costly cleanup: Total may surpass $1M in some towns”

As juice returns, shelters closing

By SUSAN CORICA and BRENDA MAGUIRE Staff Writers Roads are open, emergency shelters are closing, and more and more houses can be seen with lights. Plainville, Plymouth and Southington had the percentage of Connecticut Light & Power customers without electricity narrowed down to below 20 percent as of Friday afternoon. “It started off really roughContinue reading “As juice returns, shelters closing”