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Willington, Connecticut is located in Tolland County. Zip codes in Willington, CT include 06279. The median home price in Willington is $219,900 which is roughly $146/per square foot. More Willington information.

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45 min ago | The Hartford Courant

Person Raises Suspicion, Triggers Lockdown At Southington Middle School

A local middle school is in lockdown because of "a suspicious person in the area," an emergency dispatcher said late Tuesday morning. The lockdown was called about 11:15 a.m. at John F. Kennedy Middle School, he said.

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5 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant

Farmington Schools: Woman Accused Of Driving A School Bus While Drunk Is Fired

A school bus driver who was arrested after she allegedly drove 20 students while drunk has been fired, according to school officials. Tammy Costello "has been terminated by the M & J Bus Company," Kathleen C. Greider, superintendent of schools, said in a letter to parents earlier this month.

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5 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant

Witness Says He Was Scared Rowland Would Take His Job

NEW HAVEN The top executive at Apple Rehab disclosed Tuesday that he was once afraid former Gov. John G. Rowland was being groomed to replace him, as Rowland's defense team continued trying to establish that Rowland provided real consulting service to the nursing home chain. Brian Bedard, Apple's top manager and Rowland's first witness, testified that, based on the apparently murky explanation Apple owner Brian Foley gave him about the purpose of Rowland's consulting contract with Apple, Bedard became fearful for his position.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Hartford Courant

Maria Shriver removed from former California Gov. Schwarzenegger's portrait

A small image of Maria Shriver on a lapel pin worn by former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in an official portrait has been painted over as the actor-turned-politician and his wife go through a divorce, a former aide said. Schwarzenegger, a Republican who left office nearly four years ago, was the featured star earlier this week when the portrait was unveiled in the state capital of Sacramento.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Hartford Courant

Yale's Rudd Center For Food Policy & Obesity Moving To UConn

Yale 's Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity announced plans Friday to join the University of Connecticut as of Jan. 1, as part of a new partnership. Marlene Schwartz, director of the Rudd Center, said that when she read UConn's academic plan and saw "that they wanted to do transdisciplinary research in health and wellness and they actually put in obesity as a specific example, I thought, Wow! This is the place that we should be.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Hartford Courant

3 dead babies found in Massachusetts residence

The bodies of three infants have been found amid the "squalor" and vermin of a condemned southern Massachusetts home where four children were previously removed by state officials, Worcester County officials and media said on Thursday. The cause of death and the gender of the infants found at the home in Blackstone, about 40 miles southwest of Boston, was unknown and no arrests have been made yet, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early told reporters.

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The Hartford Courant

Custodian Leaves Notes, Gifts For School Girl, Gets Arrested, Police Say

A school custodian who police say was leaving notes and gifts on the desk of a female elementary school student has been arrested, police said. Robert Rue, 55, of New Haven Avenue in Milford was charged Tuesday with second-degree harassment, risk of injury to a minor and disorderly conduct, they said.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Hartford Courant

Annual Willington Flea Market is a bargain-hunter's paradise

The annual Willington Flea Market has been a popular event for 52 years. It was founded by Elsie LaBonte, who started it with her husband, and has been sponsored by the Federated Church of Willington since its founding.

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The Hartford Courant

First Sundays at The Mill Works provides an afternoon of creative fun

Friends of Mill Works created First Sundays as an ongoing series offering an afternoon of creativity. Sept.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

The Hartford Courant

Hartford Police Ask For Public's Help In Finding Wanted Man

They have a warrant for the arrest of Jimmy Benitez, 34, on a charge of first-degree sexual assault of a minor, police said. They also plan to charge Benitez with failure to appear in court, first-degree criminal possession of a firearm, interfering with police and weapons in a motor vehicle, police say in a notice posted to their website.

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The Hartford Courant

Malaysian PM: Report leaves 'strong suspicion' missile downed MH17

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Tuesday that preliminary findings by Dutch investigators into the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in July suggested a missile downed the plane. The crash over territory held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine killed 298 people, two thirds of them from the Netherlands.

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The Hartford Courant

Blumenthal: This Is 'A Consensus Moment' For Better Rail Safety

With derailments, near accidents and safety lapses occurring at railroads in numerous states, Sen. Richard Blumenthal predicts that senators from all regions of the country - and both political parties - will embrace his proposal for reforming domestic rail safety. Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Sen. Charles Schumer , D-N.Y., introduced a Senate bill on Monday to overhaul laws and regulations governing railroad safety.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

The Hartford Courant

Malloy Unveils Economic Plans

With only two months left before the election, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced a package of economic proposals Monday to help small businesses in urban communities, create jobs in areas of high unemployment, and increase affordable housing. Standing on the steps of Faith Congregational Church in Hartford, Malloy touted his administration's achievements, including overseeing what he says is the fastest rate of job-creation in Connecticut since the 1990s.

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The Hartford Courant

Hartford Firefighters Battle Blaze In Vacant Home

Firefighters were called to the house on Bond Street near Maple Avenue at 3:48 p.m. When they arrived, smoke was coming from all floors of the three-story home, fire officials said. Firefighters initially went into the building to battle the flames and search for occupants.

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The Hartford Courant

Annual Rockville Fest set for Sept. 20

Organizers are gearing up for this year's Rockville Fest on Sept. 20. The event, presented by the Rockville Community Alliance, the Town of Vernon Parks and Recreation Department and the Tri-Town Cruzers Car Club, will take place at Central Park and Park Place.

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The Hartford Courant

Ray Rice Seen Knocking Wife Out In New Video Posted By TMZ

A graphic video surfaced Monday that shows Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancee at a casino in Atlantic City in February. Previous video of Rice dragging Janay Palmer, whom he married after the incident, from the elevator in which the newly released video was shot, created a social media firestorm.

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Sat Sep 06, 2014

The Hartford Courant

New Haven Police Respond To Friday Night Shooting

The incident occurred around 11:30 p.m. and when officers arrived they found Tyrese Little suffering several gunshot wounds, police said. Police said they have no description of the shooter except that he was wearing a white ski mask and was seen running away after firing many shots, police said.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

The Hartford Courant

Nigeria nurtures its once-unloved cocoa industry as prices flourish

College graduate Omatayo Adeniyi stands in a humid tropical forest of southwest Nigeria and explains why he chose cocoa farming over a white collar job in the city. "There is money in the ground.

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The Hartford Courant

Hartford Council Accepts Downtown Stadium Development Plan

After months of discussion over who would redevelop a long-ignored area north of downtown, Mayor Pedro Segarra 's office on Thursday sent its plan to the city council, which will review the project. But a few council members expressed frustration over what they called a lack of detail in the proposals.

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The Hartford Courant

Witness Describes Opposition To Rowland's 'Illegal' Proposal

A political consultant helping to run Mark Greenberg's 2009 campaign for Congress said Thursday that one of his first acts was to insist that Greenberg reject former Gov. John Rowland 's proposal that he join the campaign as an extravagantly priced, but secret adviser. "I expressed my adamant opposition to the proposal for a couple of reasons," political consultant Sam Fischer said.

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