Posts tagged ‘travel’

December 17th, 2013

Pastor Provides Rome Talk

by Christopher O'Brien

Fr. William Sokoloski will give a presentation Wednesday night about living in Rome for several months earlier this year. The Catholic pastor of St. Maria Goretti will share his experiences from his sabbatical last winter.

The presentation of pictures, stories and reflections will be on Wednesday, December 18th at 7 pm in the Father Mullin’s Hall at the Woodtick Road church. High School aged religious students will receive credit for attending.

October 31st, 2013

Couple Learns Downside of Travel Club

by Christopher O'Brien

By George Gombossy | CtWatchdog

Marilyn Lennehan and her husband Jim were enjoying their La Cabana timeshare six years ago in Aruba when they heard a presentation from a BlueGreen Vacation Club representative.

His spiel of how they could be vacationing for free all over the United States and in Europe was enticing.

“They told us we would not be stuck in one place,” Marilyn recalled.

The two seniors were so impressed that they turned their timeshare over to BlueGreen and paid an additional $6,500 to become a member of the vacation club.

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February 10th, 2013

Gov. Lifts Travel Ban; Urges Voluntary Restriction

by Christopher O'Brien

As much as three feet of snow blanketed parts of Connecticut Saturday morning, making roads impassable, causing power outages, and five fatalities. As the day progressed, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy lifted a travel ban, but asked residents to stay off the roads as much as possible.

State police have responded to 3,000 calls for assistance and with temperatures expected to reach zero Malloy asked people to call 211 if they need assistance finding a shelter.

At an 11 a.m. briefing, Malloy said a Prospect woman in her 80s was snow blowing the end of her driveway when she was hit by a motorist. The vehicle did not stop and the police are investigating the incident. A 49-year-old man in Shelton died Saturday morning when clearing snow from his driveway. The specifics about the other three fatalities is unknown, but they are storm-related.

“While we are lifting the ban on travel this afternoon at 4 p.m., I still want to urge residents to stay off the roads if at all possible,” said Malloy.

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January 13th, 2012

Continental and United Airlines Merge

by Christopher O'Brien

By Jenn Strathman
If you travel, you’ve probably noticed the changes at the Continental ticket counter as they merge with United. Some airports are adopting the new “United” name earlier than others. One thing is clear — this merger is supposed to be seamless to the consumer but it can get downright confusing.

In Cleveland, Continental is the only game in town so there’s not much of a difference other than your miles which I will get to in a minute. In Kansas City, it’s a whole different ballgame. United and Continental are in two different terminals. I didn’t realize this until we got on the rental car bus and the driver announced United as the first terminal. We had no idea if that was our stop. It wasn’t.

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