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Throwback Thursday: Meriden hopes to bring vitality to Colony Street as in days of yore — By Andrew Ragali Record-Journal staff MERIDEN - Photos of 19th Century Colony Street show a booming highway with tightly packed buildings and bustling storefronts. Instead of parking meters and pavement, there were hitching posts and dirt roads. Present-day Colony Street is mostly unrecognizable by comparison, but city officials have hopes of recreating a downtown similar to the days of old.

Suzio attacks prison credits program, Bartolomeo critical of 'violent pedophile' source — By Andrew Ragali Record-Journal staff CHESHIRE - Standing in front of the Cheshire Correctional Institution Wednesday afternoon, two Republicans again called for the governor and state Department of Correction to suspend the risk reduction earned credit program and investigate alleged flaws.
Oct 30, 2014

13th Senate fight heats up: Suzio attacks prison credits program, Bartolomeo critical of 'violent pedophile' source:…

Oct 30, 2014

Suzio attacks prison credits program, Bartolomeo critical of Suzio's 'violent pedophile' source -

Radar could help solve mysteries of centuries-old Southington cemetery — By Farrah Duffany Record-Journal staff SOUTHINGTON - Among the delicate and disintegrating gravestones at the Merriman Cemetery on Marion Avenue are dozens of questions that members of the Southington Genealogical Society are hoping to answer. State archaeologist Brian Jones and soil scientist Debbie Surabian, of the U.S.

Medical group buys retail site on N. Colony — By Leigh Tauss Record-Journal staff WALLINGFORD - A medical group plans to transform a large liquor store and adjoining tool shop into medical offices. The building at 701 N. Colony Road, housing Wallingford Wine & Spirit Co. and Metro Tools, was sold to John M. Aversa and Patrick A.
Oct 30, 2014

Medical group will open offices where liquor and hardware store are located on Rt. 5 #Wallingford:…

R-J endorses Esty in 5th Congressional District — The Constitution State's 5th Congressional District - a swath of western Connecticut, including Meriden and Cheshire - has been well-served by Elizabeth Esty's first term of representation on Capitol Hill. Esty's a Democrat who has made her advocacy heard and understood amidst din generated by a contentious, oft-times rancorous Republican House of Representatives majority.

Auto stores to merge, eatery out — By Andrew Ragali Record-Journal staff MERIDEN - Carquest Auto Parts on East Main Street will merge with a new Advance Auto Parts store scheduled to open at the site of Frontera Grill in July. A plan that would result in the razing of the Frontera Grill restaurant at 800 E.