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Car ‘rides’ guardrail, rolls over in Cheshire

myrecordjournal.com — CHESHIRE - Police say one man was taken to the hospital after his car "rode" a guardrail, knocked a sign to the ground and crashed into a ditch near the Cheshire-Meriden town line. Sgt. Don Miller said the call came in shortly before 5 p.m.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @RalphT1: Man escapes serious injury when his car rolls over near Meriden-Cheshire line. Photo of vehicle. bit.ly/13tbuBM

‘It’s a major award’ in Wallingford

myrecordjournal.com — WALLINGFORD - A giant leg wrapped in a fishnet stocking with a lampshade skirt is probably the last thing drivers expect to see when getting off Exit 14 from I-91 south. The elaborate 12-foot-tall sculpture on the corner of Center Street and South Airline Road is an homage to the classic holiday movie "A Christmas Story."

5 Things to do this weekend: Santacon in Wallingford, Christmas lights in Meriden

myrecordjournal.com — Here's a list of five things to do this weekend which includes dozens of people dressed up as Santa Claus in downtown Wallingford this weekend for the very first Wallingford Santacon. Wallingford's 1st Ever Santacon Get ready to be surrounded by people in Santa hats, red pants, and red shirts this weekend in downtown Wallingford.
Dec 19, 2014

If you have nothing going on this weekend, well, you can dress up as Santa at the 1st ever Santacon in Wallingford bit.ly/13kLLeW

Pop culture brings burlesque back into vogue

myrecordjournal.com — SOUTHINGTON - Dressed in black sequin shorts, fishnet stockings, and stilettos, Katrina Schmidt's back faced the audience as she prepared to showcase a burlesque routine. Light reflected off a disco ball and on the walls and floor of Studio 1, a cabaret theater on Center Street.

Council overrides mayor’s veto of grant application

myrecordjournal.com — MERIDEN - The city is expected to submit a $200,000 federal grant application for the environmental remediation of the 11 Crown St. building after the City Council voted Friday morning to overturn the mayor's veto of a previous decision.

Man wanted in October shooting arrested Wednesday; brother still at large

myrecordjournal.com — MERIDEN - One of two brothers wanted in an October shooting on Franklin Street was arrested Wednesday, police said. Emilio Mercado was taken into custody and is being held on $50,000 bond, according to police. He is charged with second-degree assault, unlawful discharge of a firearm, carrying a firearm under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and three counts of first-degree reckless endangerment.
Dec 17, 2014

One brother wanted by #Meriden police for October shooting arrested Wednesday; other brother still wanted myrecordjournal.com/meriden/meride…