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Free food, music make for family-like dinner at Meriden restaurant

myrecordjournal.com — By Andrew Ragali Record-Journal staff MERIDEN - While many families are fortunate enough to gather for a hearty meal on Thanksgiving, it's easy to forget those who struggle just to find a warm place to spend the holiday.
Nov 28, 2014

RT @DanBrechlinRJ: A Meriden restaurant opened its doors and gave free food to those in need on Thanksgiving - bit.ly/1y8b0yg pic.twitter.com/22eOBM53cF

Nov 28, 2014

A Meriden restaurant opened its doors and gave free food to those in need on Thanksgiving - bit.ly/1y8b0yg pic.twitter.com/22eOBM53cF

No injuries in early morning Route 15 rollover

myrecordjournal.com — By Andrew Ragali Record-Journal staff MERIDEN - There were no reported injuries after a car lost control on Route 15 early this morning and rolled over. The accident occurred just after 1 a.m., according to state police. While traveling northbound on Route 15 near exit 66, the driver lost control and the vehicle rolled over.

Throwback Thursday: Roots of a friendly football rivalry in Meriden

myrecordjournal.com — By Andrew Ragali Record-Journal staff MERIDEN - A strong rivalry still exists between Platt and Maloney high schools 57 years after their inaugural football game. The Maloney-Platt Stoddard Bowl is a game with friendly beginnings that started after Meriden High School was split into two schools.

Meriden Parking Commission meets for the first time in five years

myrecordjournal.com — Parking Information On-street parking: Parking lots/structures: By Andrew Ragali Record-Journal staff MERIDEN - Looking to address parking needs in a changing downtown, the city has retained a consultant to update a downtown parking study performed almost 10 years ago. The city's Parking Commission also met this week for the first time in several years.

Winter storm begins, up to six inches of snow expected

myrecordjournal.com — By Lauren Sievert Record-Journal staff The first flakes of snow began to fall Wednesday morning, as the area is expected to receive up to six inches of snow on the eve of Thanksgiving. Snow began close to 10 a.m. Wednesday, but it was not sticking to the roads and there was no accumulation.
Nov 26, 2014

Snow continues to fall in the area, road messy but local police not reporting any accidents - bit.ly/1ttBNxg pic.twitter.com/MGh3CkIEM8

Southington drummer to march in Macy’s parade

myrecordjournal.com — By Farrah Duffany Record-Journal staff SOUTHINGTON - On Thursday, Bryson Teel will be playing the drums among dozens of building-sized balloons, enormous floats, celebrities, and a crowd of thousands during the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City.

Thanksgiving shopping divides retailers; Meriden mall open 6 p.m. to midnight Thurs.

myrecordjournal.com — By Mary Ellen Godin Record-Journal staff Early deals are expected to lure millions of shoppers away from the dinner table again this year. Thanksgiving Day shopping, also dubbed Gray Thursday in the retail lexicon that gave shoppers Black Friday and Cyber Monday, continues this year, despite the risk of criticism from customers and even lawmakers.
Nov 26, 2014

Thanksgiving shopping continues to divide retailers. Meriden mall open from 6 p.m. to midnight again this year. goo.gl/VaJenV

Maloney holds off Platt in latest Silver City showdown

myrecordjournal.com — First Half Second Half By Eric Vo Record-Journal staff MERIDEN - With 15.4 seconds left in the fourth quarter of the Maloney-Platt high school powder puff game Tuesday, spectators and fans on the Spartan side of Falcon Field erupted into cheers and chants of, "I believe that we have won!"