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EPA warns so-called refrigerant substitutes can cause explosion

July 2, 2013 Areawide, Business No Comments
R-22 is being phased out of production and importation under the Montreal Protocol, an environmental treaty ratified by every country in the world designed to reduce and eventually eliminate the use of ozone depleting substances.

R-22 is being phased out of production and importation under the Montreal Protocol, an environmental treaty ratified by every country in the world designed to reduce and eventually eliminate the use of ozone depleting substances.

Press Release

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warns homeowners, propane manufacturers and sellers, home improvement contractors and air-conditioning technicians of potential safety hazards related to the use of propane or other unapproved refrigerants in home air-conditioning systems.

The EPA is currently investigating instances where propane has been marketed and used as a substitute for HCFC-22 (R-22), a refrigerant that is widely used in home air-conditioning systems.

Other names for some unapproved refrigerants include R-290, 22a, 22-A, R-22a, HC-22a and CARE 40.

Home air-conditioning systems are not designed to handle propane or other similar flammable refrigerants. The use of these substances poses a potential fire or explosion hazard for homeowners and service technicians.

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Coventry residents – swap stuff with your neighbors

Are you a decorative plate collector? You can add to or thin down your collection with this new group... Buy, sell, barter, trade, or give it away! New or used items, or services. You've got it or you're looking for it… there’s a Facebook page for Coventry residents (only) to do all these things called the Coventry Ct Citizens Swap meet.

Are you a decorative plate collector? You can add to or thin down your collection with this new group… Buy, sell, barter, trade, or give it away! New or used items, or services. You’ve got it or you’re looking for it… there’s a Facebook page for Coventry residents (only) to do all these things, called the Coventry Ct Citizens Swap meet.

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

Buy, sell, barter, trade, or give it away! New or used items, or services. You’ve got it or you’re looking for it… there’s a Facebook page for Coventry residents (only) to do all these things, called the Coventry Ct Citizens Swap meet.

Here’s how it works…

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Farmers Cow hosts gourmet events for Chef-to-Farm Dinner Series

Guests enjoy fresh foods prepared by a world-class chef at a Chef to Farm event hosted by Graywall Farm in Lebanon, CT. Courtesy photo.

Guests enjoy fresh foods prepared by a world-class chef at a Chef to Farm event hosted by Graywall Farms in Lebanon, CT. Courtesy photo.

The lush open fields surrounding Graywall Farms in Lebanon – a member of The Farmer’s Cow – offers the perfect setting to enjoy world-class cuisine, featuring the freshest local foods and produce.

Graywall Farms and the Chesmer family are once again proud to partner with Max Restaurant Group to present two Chef-to-Farm dinners:

  • “Full Moon Disco” on Friday July 19
  • “Bluegrass, Beers & BBQ” on Friday Aug. 16.

Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. at both events, beginning with a beverage reception with the guest winemaker and/or brewer, followed by a tour of the farm to see the fields and learn about life on a working dairy farm, Connecticut agriculture and The Farmer’s Cow.

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Willimantic Police Officer shot, man found dead

June 25, 2013 Local News No Comments
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Police have released the name of the 34-year-old man who allegedly shot a Willimantic Police officer responding to a call for assistance at a Tunxis Lane home.

By Brenda Sullivan

CORRECTION - Andrew Samuolis was scheduled to appear in Superior Court GA 11 in Danielson, CT on Wednesday, June 26. The location of the court was incorrectly reported in the original post. Samuolis is charged with breach of peace and interfering with police, but according to Lt. Vance, additional charges are expected as the investigation continues.

Police have released the name of the 34-year-old man who allegedly shot a Willimantic Police officer responding to a call for assistance at a Tunxis Lane home.

In a press conference at 4 p.m. today, State Police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance said police had received a phone call requesting a “well-being check” and when they arrived at the home, a white male – now identified as Andrew Samuolis – ambushed and shot a police officer in the arm.

They also found the body of another male in the house. Police were not disclosing this person’s identity as of this posting.

The suspect fled on foot into a wooded area. Police called for assistance and police dogs were brought in for the search.

Lt. Vance said gun fire was exchanged between the suspect and police.

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Coventry High School gets grant for high tech fitness software

June 22, 2013 Local News No Comments

FITNESSGRAM Coventry fitness software 06-22-2013Press Release

Coventry High School has been notified it is the recipient of the inaugural funding opportunity, made possible through the generous support of the General Mills Foundation, for the Presidential Youth Fitness Program.

These funds will help implement and promote healthier and more active students.

The school will receive 100 percent support for the program’s implementation for a period of three years.

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Donna Lee Rand Maloney Jan. 8 1960 – June 18 2013

June 22, 2013 Obituaries No Comments
Donna Lee Rand Maloney, age 53, of Coventry, CT passed away on Monday, June 18 after a long battle with breast cancer.

Donna Lee Rand Maloney, age 53, of Coventry, CT passed away on Monday, June 18 after a long battle with breast cancer.

Donna Lee Rand Maloney, age 53, of Coventry, CT passed away on Monday, June 18 after a long battle with breast cancer.

Born on Jan. 8, 1960 in Manchester, CT she was the beloved daughter of Richard Rand and Norma Dondero, both of Manchester.

She leaves behind her two daughters, Jennifer (Maloney) Ianniello and her husband David of Northford, CT and Sarah Maloney of Amherst, MA and her grandson, Dominick Ianniello who was the light of her life.

Besides her parents and her daughters, Donna leaves behind three sisters, Linda Duncan of Manchester, Melody Frank of East Hartford, Debbie Carpenter of East Hartford and two brothers, James Rand of Glastonbury, CT and Jeff Napoletano of Newington, and many nieces and nephews.

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Coventry Farmers Market invites you to a ‘wellness’ swap

Please join us for another swap during our summer market season. This Sunday is Coventry Regional Farmers Market's annual Wellness Fair on June 23, 2013. We would love for you to bring your homemade salves, sugar scrubs, tonics and infusions.

Please join us for another swap during our summer market season. This Sunday is Coventry Regional Farmers Market’s annual Wellness Fair on June 23, 2013. We would love for you to bring your homemade salves, sugar scrubs, tonics and infusions.

Press Release

Please join us for another swap during our summer market season. This Sunday (June 23) is Coventry Regional Farmers Market’s annual Wellness Fair. We would love for you to bring your homemade salves, sugar scrubs, tonics and infusions. Don’t forget that baking or jam making can contribute to wellness too!

As always, anything handmade, handcrafted or homegrown is swappable. But remember – you must sign up and bring something to get something in return!

You need to sign up for a swap ticket if you plan to attend.

Time: BEFORE the market: Set up any time after 10 a.m. Announcement of the swap will be around 10:30, and swapping starts around at 10:40 a.m.

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Gov. Malloy defends new campaign finance law

June 19, 2013 Areawide, Business No Comments

GOV MALLOY official head shot resized 2011Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today (June 19) released the following statement regarding signing new campaign finance legislation into law:

“Today, I signed into law a bill (Public Act 13-180) that will vastly increase disclosure requirements for independent campaign expenditures.

As the first candidate for governor elected under the state’s public financing system, I am deeply committed to the principle that the people of Connecticut have a right to know who’s paying for the advertisements and other expenditures that are designed to sway public opinion prior to an election. This bill does that.

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CT Dept of Ag to crack down on misuse of Connecticut Grown label

The Connecticut Weekly Agricultural Report announcement cites a 2005 case in which a company paid the state $70,075 for falsely using the Connecticut Grown logo on its egg cartons and deceptively using the word “farm” in its trade name.

The Connecticut Weekly Agricultural Report announcement cites a 2005 case in which a company paid the state $70,075 for falsely using the Connecticut Grown logo on its egg cartons and deceptively using the word “farm” in its trade name.

Press Release

Today (May 28), Connecticut Agriculture Commissioner Steven K. Reviczky announced that the Connecticut Department of Agriculture has ramped up inspection and enforcement concerning the use of the Connecticut Grown slogan, logo and label.

“It is essential that consumers who purchase agricultural products labeled ‘Connecticut Grown’ be confident those products were, in fact, grown and produced here in Connecticut,” said Commissioner Reviczky. “It is also critical that products marked ‘local,’ and/or ‘native’ are what their sellers claim them to be. Connecticut laws are very clear about the definition of these terms with respect to farm products.”

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Coventry residents eligible for free video production training

Free classes begin June 13 at 6 p.m. at the Charter Studios. Photo from Town Talk, a public access program hosted by Brenda Sullivan, HTNP News Editor.

Free classes begin June 13 at 6 p.m. at the Charter Studios. Photo from Town Talk, a public access program hosted by Brenda Sullivan, HTNP News Editor.

Press Release

The CTV14 Community Access Television Studio (Charter) is now taking applications for a free Public Access Internship program.

Classes begin June 13, 2013 at 6 p.m.

Interns get hands-on experience in all aspects of video production in our North Windham TV studio.

Cover community events and public affairs shows for airing on CTV14. Interns also have the opportunity to use these new skills to produce their own Public Access program.

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Local day camps made a great summer for cancer patients families

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In addition, the Town of Coventry Parks and Recreation Camp and Camp Asto Wamah in Columbia, CT each offered free spaces for children of cancer patients.

Future of local water supply is topic of public forum July 29

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Questions about water sources, usage and quality have come into focus recently in light of the Storrs Center development, UConn’s plans to bring in water to support a new Tech Park and the concurrent needs of the towns in this region, particularly in terms of their own development plans.

Federal programs can support rural cultural ‘economy’

Franconia Sculpture Park in Taylors Falls, MN is a jewel amidst the farms and provides an extra economic boost to the surrounding rural communities as well as cultural enrichment to both local residents and visitors from the Twin Cities.  Photo source USDA via Franconia Sculpture Park.

We had the opportunity to explore ways in which USDA’s infrastructure programs might be able to leverage this new boost of philanthropic support as these communities work to demonstrate how cultural development is an essential ingredient for rural communities in the next generation.

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