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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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SACA honored at Juried Art Show

April 29, 2016
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"Hillside Olive Grove" by Neil Scollan received the Best in Show award.

Southington residents were honored recently during the Southington Arts and Crafts Association  Juried Art Show opening reception at Gallery 53 in Meriden. Neil Scollan received the Best in Show award for his painting “Hillside Olive Grove.” Other awards were presented to Patricia Corett (Best in…

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‘Matilda’ full of magic

April 29, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Walking into The Bushnell for “Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical,” I really didn’t know what I was getting into. Although I read Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator,” and “James and the Giant Peach”…

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Transforming the flower girl into a lady

April 29, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Taking a common lump of coal and polishing it into a precious diamond is a common plot in literature and film. Think about how Cyrano de Bergerac, who polishes up the young Christian and tutors the lad so that he…

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Math-A-Thon sees most successful year

April 29, 2016
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Students at Urbin T. Kelley Elementary School have found a unique way to celebrate their fundraising success this year – by taping their principal to the wall. The “Tape Mrs. Kahl to the Wall” event will wrap up the 29th successful season of raising funds…

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Obituary: Florence ‘Flo’ Edith DeFeo, 86

April 28, 2016
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Obit - Florence DeFeo

Florence “Flo” Edith (Ingriselli) DeFeo, 86, of  Plantsville, CT passed away April 26, 2016 with her family by her side at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MA. She was the wife of the late Biaggio DeFeo. Florence was born on September 3, 1929 in Southington. She…

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Southington volunteer honored at state senate

April 28, 2016
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Senator Markley welcomes Southington resident Meghana  Kandarpa to the CT State Capitol. April 27, 2016.

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Obituary: Jeanne M. Collar, 95

April 28, 2016
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Obit - Jeanne M Collar

Jeanne M. (LeGuennec) Collar, 95, of Southington, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. She was the loving wife of the late Dana Collar for 63 years. Jeanne was born on October 23, 1920 in Carnac, France, daughter of…

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Obituary: Linda L. Daddi, 75

April 28, 2016
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Obit - Linda Daddi

Linda L. (Agostini) Daddi, 75, of Southington, passed away surrounded by her family, April 27, 2016 at home. She was the wife of Vincent Daddi. She was born April 6, 1941 in West Haven, the daughter of Quintino and Lucille (Goglia) Agostini. Besides her husband…

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State police partner with CVS with prescription collection boxes

April 28, 2016
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  The Connecticut State Police is partnering with CVS Pharmacy and the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids to collect unused prescription medications and prevent potential drug abuse. All of the 11 state police barracks across the state now have a permanent drug collection drop box, made…

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