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All ‘bad things’ end pretty well at Motley Crue show

August 29, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If you’re going to go out, you might as well do it big and go out with a bang. And that’s exactly what metal merchants Motley Crue did on Aug. 16 at the Mohegan Sun. Out on the road for their final tour ever (they’ve signed the legal docs to…

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Letter: Reader doesn’t like political agendas at Hatton Meadows

August 29, 2015
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Letter: Reader doesn’t like political agendas at Hatton Meadows

To the editor: As a tax payer and as a citizen of this wonderful town, I am so disappointed with what has gone on with the solar panel project. It is quite clear from what I have read that there is a hidden political agenda…

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Letter: Reader disagrees with fellow PZC member

August 29, 2015
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We invite readers to contribute letters to the editor. Please include a name, address, and phone number and email us at  JGoralski@ SouthingtonObserver.com.

To the editor This letter is in response to “Reader wants Transparency for Hatton Meadow” in last week’s Observer written by E. Stephen Leggett. I wish to set the record straight with regard to the misinformation campaign and the recent mis-statement of facts put forth…

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Business owners, management, sales forum on Sept. 15

August 29, 2015
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Biz - Cashin Business Forum

Motivational speaker and sales growth strategist Duane Cashin will be holding a free forum on Tuesday Sept. 15. The business forum, which focuses on building a pipeline of sales opportunities, is presented by the Southington Economic Development Department in conjunction with the Southington Chamber of…

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Letter: Plantsville business owner thanks volunteers for the Community Cookout

August 29, 2015
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Letter: Plantsville business owner thanks volunteers for the Community Cookout

To the editor: I would like to thank everyone who helped pull last weekend’s Community Cookout together. It was a great success, considering it was pieced together in a short amount of time. Without everyone who helped this would never have been possible. Here comes…

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Commentary:

August 28, 2015
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Lt. Glenn Dube

We talk a lot about time in the fire service. In many ways, to quote an area fire officer, “Firefighters do not fight fire. We fight the clock.” Once it gets started, a fire in a building will double in size every 30 to 60…

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Jane White is Orchards’ Artist of the Month

August 28, 2015
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Jane White is the September artist of the month at The Gallery at The Orchards. An exhibit of home portraits can be seen in September.

Jane M. White, of Southington, will be exhibiting her watercolor house portraits through the end of September at The Gallery at The Orchards. White has specialized in house portraits for over 35 years, and she has made a name for herself throughout the Southington area.…

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Performance listings for Aug. 28

August 28, 2015
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AUG. 30, 31 OTHER AUDITIONS FOR PLAYHOUSE ON PARK. Schedule an audition. “Tuesdays with Morrie,” “Passing Strange,” “The Chosen,” “I Hate Hamlet,” “W.T.,” “A Chorus Line.” Submit headshot and resume to casting@playhousetheatregroup.org. Positions are paid. Be familiar with productions before auditioning. Indicate which parts you’re…

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Hitting the thrift store when shopping for school

August 28, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When it comes to back to school clothes shopping, convention dictates parents and kids head out to seek brand names at the mall, and if the parents prevail, items will be acquired at a sale price. But, ever consider shopping…

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