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Road closure on Saturday for Daffodil Festival

April 25, 2016
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  On Saturday, April 30, Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike (Route 322) will be closed to eastbound traffic at the I-691 Eastbound on and off ramps near the Meriden town line for Meriden’s Daffodil Festival. The closure is expected between 10:30 a.m. and approximately 1:15 p.m. From the point of the detour, all traffic will be directed onto…

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Locals feast at UNICO Big Breakfast

May 1, 2016
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Comm - UNICO Big Breakfast

More than 450 residents and friends of UNICO converged on the Calendar House for Southington UNICO’s annual Big Breakfast, an all-you-can-eat affair. UNICO members Tommy DelSanto and Bob Tonon coordinated the event, and proceeds will be disbursed among the many local and national charities that…

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Thomas Mayer is May artist of the month at The Gallery at The Orchards

May 1, 2016
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"By the River," by Thomas Mayer.

Thomas Mayer of Southington will be exhibiting paintings at The Gallery at The Orchards during the month of May. His show is titled, “Florida Landscapes.” Mayer is a former public school art teacher, retired after 36 years. Currently he paints mostly outdoors or “plein air”…

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Letter: Girl Scout CEO thanks Connecticut volunteers

April 30, 2016
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To the editor: This April, as we celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Month, Girl Scouts of Connecticut wishes to send a very large message of love and gratitude to the thousands of adults in every zip code of the state who make Girl Scouting possible for 35,000…

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Letter: Parent grieves for death of Kennedy Middle School teacher

April 30, 2016
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To the editor: My heart is breaking at the news of Joseph Cipollini’s passing. He was my son Ryan’s science teacher this year. I got to meet him only two times, but I could tell that my son was in good hands with Joe Cipolino.…

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Team earns gold medallion for MS fundraising

April 30, 2016
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Comm - Gold Medallion

Mark and Doris Zakrzewski stand behind their top fundraising medallion while being surrounded by nearly 70 members of Mark’s Polish Power Walk MS team. The team raised nearly $6,000 for the 2016 Travelers Walk MS on Sunday, April 17 in Cheshire. In 2006, Mark Zakrzewski…

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Local OT worker highlighted for National Occupational Therapy Month

April 30, 2016
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Comm - OT Southington resident

Southington resident, Michelle Rini, an Occupational Therapist with Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care (FHCHC), stops for a photo on her way to a Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care visit. FHCHC highlighted her during Occupational Therapy Month. Rini is a graduate of Bay Path…

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Letter: Markley speaks out about unfunded state mandates

April 30, 2016
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To the editor: Your excellent editorial last week—“Show Me the Money”—might better have been titled, “Show Me the Freedom.” As you point out, what matters most is our power to run our town in the way that makes sense to us. The state should give…

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Lake Compounce seeks summer workers

April 30, 2016
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Lake Compounce logo (2015)

Lake Compounce Family Theme Park is seeking approximately 500 additional individuals to join their team for this summer season. Positions that are available include food and beverage, games, rides, retail, admissions, maintenance, grounds, housekeeping, as well as at Bear Creek Campground. Applicants must be at…

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The show will go on: Downtown festivals get waiver from state

April 29, 2016
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Downtown festivals

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR It’s been almost two months since Town Councilors Tom Lombardi and Victoria Triano joined State Representatives David Zoni and Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz in front of the Public Safety and Security Committee in Hartford to speak in favor of a House Bill, sponsored…

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