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Trucking route changes announced for Ideal Forging demolition

March 30, 2015
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Ideal Forging Revised Traffic Flow

When officials met with the community in March, but a few days before demolition began at Ideal Forging, the biggest worry that seemed to echo from visitors was the traffic. Critics questioned the idea of large trucks trying to maneuver the sharp turn from Center Street onto Water Street. Concerned citizens worried about large vehicles…

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Megan Smith donates hair to Newman’s Own Foundation

March 30, 2015
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Megan Smith, 9, of Plantsville recently donated her hair to the Newman’s Own Foundation to help children with cancer. Lina Vecchio of Hair Creations by Toni helped Megan to make her donation.

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Capital markets expert is a 6th grader at Kennedy

March 30, 2015
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Capital markets expert is a 6th grader at Kennedy

Trevor Francis of Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville won the state title in the The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s (SIFMA) InvestWrite essay competition with McGraw Hill Financial. InvestWrite challenges students in grades 4-12 to analyze an investment scenario and recommend portfolio allocations targeting…

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Registration begins on April 15 for Youth Summer Theater

March 30, 2015
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The Southington Youth Summer Theater workshop will offer three programs for Southington residents entering grades 3-12. Registration will take place online only. Registration will open on Monday, April 13 at 6 p.m. and will close on Wednesday, April 15. The registration link will be posted…

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Police announce 2 arrests at March 20 DUI checkpoint

March 30, 2015
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On Friday, March 20, the Southington Police Department conducted a driving under the influence (DUI) checkpoint. The investigation was held between the hours of 10 p.m. and 2:30 a.m. on Queen Street, south of the I-84 westbound on-ramp. During this time Officers stopped and spoke…

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Passion Play at St. Thomas School

March 30, 2015
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The 37th Annual Passion Play is performing at St. Thomas  School auditorium. The school is located at 99 Bristol Street in Southington. The dates  are March 28th through April 1st and April 3rd. All  performances start at 7:30pm. Tickets are free and are available while they last. A…

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Southington Student recognized at 67th annual CT Science Fair

March 30, 2015
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Matthew Maciejewski captured first place at 67th annual Connecticut Science Fair

Kennedy Middle School student, Matthew Maciejewski, was honored as a finalist for his project, “Pore” My Way to Cleaner Water, at the 67th annual Science and Engineering Fair at Quinnipiac University in Hamden on Saturday, March 14. eesmarts, an Energize CT program, sponsored the special award categories…

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Waskowicz advances to the state finals in CT History Day competition

March 30, 2015
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AVON—Talcott Mountain Academy announced that Southington’s Zachary Waskowicz was among a list of several Talcott Mountain Academy students to advance to the state level of the Connecticut History Day Competition. On Saturday, March 7, he competed at the regional level of the competition in Torrington.…

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Bus-only corridor to open after 18 years of study and debate

March 29, 2015
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By STEPHEN SINGER Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Eighteen years, three governors and $567 million after a study was commissioned to come up with a way to improve public transportation in central Connecticut, a bus-only corridor is about to open, promising to overtake motorists…

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