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Governor issues warning to prepare for Hurricane Sandy

October 25, 2012
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This just in from the governor’s office GOV. MALLOY ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO MONITOR HURRICANE SANDY AND TO BE PREPARED   (HARTFORD, CT) – With Hurricane Sandy potentially threatening Connecticut, Governor Dannel P. Malloy is asking residents to closely monitor the storm’s path over the next few days and to be prepared.   “Just as the…

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Southington MOMS group holding Halloween open house

October 16, 2012
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M.O.M.S. Club of Southingtonhas issued an invitation to its Mothers Offering Mothers Support Halloween Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the  Bristol Public Library, 5 High St.,  Bristol in the lower level. The group is for stay-at-home moms who are residents of Southington, Plantsville, Bristol, Farmington, Plainville, New Britain…

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Food pantries are running low

September 6, 2012
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by ED HARRIS The two Southington Home Depots recently ran a contest to see which store could collect the most food items for Southington Community Services. The businesses donated over 1,500 items at a time when the town department really needed the help. “We’re doing a lot to reach out to the community,” said Nick…

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Programs offer schools money

September 6, 2012
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 by ROB GLIDDEN A new school year in Southington brings another chance for local schools and their surrounding communities to take advantage of rewards programs at nearby supermarkets. Four major supermarket chains (Stop and Shop, Target, Shop Rite and Price Chopper) all have branches in Southington and all have programs that help residents earn donations…

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Living here in ‘Allen’-town

September 6, 2012
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Living here in ‘Allen’-town

When a coach discovers an athlete with an extraordinary work ethic, it’s like striking gold. Finding an athlete with superior talent can be just as rare. Ask any coach what it’s like to find both in the same player, and he’ll probably shrug his shoulders and sigh. It’s a one-of-a-kind athlete for sure, and that’s…

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Turf project is underway: SHS field is closed to the public

September 6, 2012
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Turf project is underway: SHS field is closed to the public

On Wednesday, Aug. 29, local officials met with construction personnel for the ceremonial ‘first shovel’ to begin construction for the Southington High School artificial turf project. The facility is off limits to the public until the project is finished. From left, Acting Town Engineer Jim Grappone-Acting Town Engineer, Southington Athletic Director Eric Swallow, Town Councilor…

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New year means new focus on fitness for some

January 4, 2012
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New year means new focus on fitness for some

By ROB GLIDDEN STAFF WRITER Local gyms are preparing for an influx of new customers to coincide with the New Year and are hoping they can keep everyone committed to a healthier lifestyle. “The New Year is always the busiest time for us,” said Elisabeth Roberge, owner of Fitness XPlosion in Plainville. “Everyone wants to…

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Where the ebony, ivory, oils, and canvas meet

January 3, 2012
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR There’s the art of music. And there’s the artistry of painting. Typically, if the two meet, it’s a case of inspiration. For example, a piece of art may inspire a piece of music. Think Mussorgsky’s classical composition, “Pictures at an Exhibition,” which was inspired by the work of the 19th…

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New aid ship heads to Gaza, Israel vows to stop it

June 4, 2010
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New aid ship heads to Gaza, Israel vows to stop it

ISTANBUL – An aid ship trying to break the blockade of Gaza could reach Israel’s 20-mile (32-kilometer) exclusion zone late Friday, an activist said, but Israel’s prime minister has vowed the ship will not reach land. The dueling comments suggest a potential new clash over Israel’s three-year-old blockade of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip — and…

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Good Times, Good Times

April 7, 2010
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testing good times

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