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Court: Media don’t have to delete stories when charges nixed

January 30, 2015
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By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) _ A Connecticut woman’s claims that media outlets libeled her by refusing to delete stories about her arrest after charges were dismissed were rejected by a federal appeals court Wednesday. The ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan pertained to the August 2010…

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The State of the Town: Leaders discuss progress at chamber event

January 30, 2015
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Bailey Kahl launches himself toward the pit during the long jump competition on Jan. 24.

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Town Councilors spoke about the changes in town government and on their special committees within the last year at the Chamber Legislative Committee 6th annual State of the Town dinner. Seven of the nine town councilors spoke about recent accomplishments…

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Swimmers improve to 6-0

January 30, 2015
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Swimmers improve to 6-0

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE—The Southington boys swimming team continued on their quest for the perfect season at Friday’s meet against the Plainville Blue Devils. The Blue Knights clinched the meet by the 200 freestyle relay and remained unbeaten with a 92-61 victory over the…

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BOE approves $90 million budget

January 29, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Board of Education (BOE) finalized the budget for the 2015-2016 school year, and the board unanimously approved spending $90,197,401 with a 3.59 percent increase from last year’s budget. Director of Business and Finance Sherri DiNello presented the budget, which…

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Finance board heralds bond sale

January 29, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Town of Southington’s Department of Finance released the results of the town’s recent bond sale and sale of bond anticipation notes (BANs). The $26.92 million bond sale and $12 million sale of bond anticipation notes attracted several bidders, which…

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Commentary: Tips for college seniors from a recent graduate

January 29, 2015
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Commentary: Tips for college seniors from a recent graduate

Last year during this time of year, I had just returned from a winter term study abroad trip in January and was just starting my last semester of college. I had no idea what I was going to be doing after graduation; I was just…

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YMCA Super Heroes: They’re all around us

January 29, 2015
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On Wednesday, Jan. 28, Southington residents packed into the Aqua Turf in Plantsville for a superhero bash at the 86th annual YMCA meeting. The theme of the night was “YMCA Super Heroes: They’re all around us.” New board members were elected. Outgoing board members were…

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Connecticut population decreases for 1st time since 2008

January 29, 2015
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s population decreased slightly from July 2013 to July 2014 as about 26,000 more people moved out of state than moved in, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates. The overall population drop of 2,664 people during that period, which includes births,…

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‘State children’s flower’ to honor victim of home invasion

January 29, 2015
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Document Viewer HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A flower favored by the youngest victim of the 2007 deadly home invasion in Cheshire would become Connecticut’s official children’s state flower in proposed state legislation. The Hartford Courant reports (http://cour.at/1C5Qd0m0 Republican state Rep. Al Adinolfi of Cheshire is…

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