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Looking at the budgets; Few residents attend hearing

March 7, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Members of the community addressed the proposed 2014-2015 budgets of the Board of Education and the General Government/Town Manager during a public hearing Monday night. The school board’s proposed budget is a total of $87,072,005 for 2014-2015, which reflects an increase of 3.37 percent over this year’s adopted budget. The…

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2 down, 1 to go; Maxwell wins 2nd state open title; Bylykbashi reaches the final round

March 7, 2014
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2 down, 1 to go; Maxwell wins 2nd state open title;  Bylykbashi reaches the final round

By John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Derek Dion didn’t have a lot to smile about during the regular season. A football championship delayed the start to his winter season, and his wrestlers battled through early losses as they scrambled to get into fighting shape. But that has all changed in the postseason. For the second…

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YMCA to offer adult dodgeball tourney

March 6, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southington YMCA is hosting an adult dodgeball tournament early next month. Spurred on by the success of the annual teen tournament, event organizer Steve Silva decided to create an adult tournament. “I’ve kicked around the idea to host an adult tournament for the past two years,” Silva said. “With the…

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Town dealing with potholes

March 5, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor Southington is acting proactively to deal with pothole issues. Town officials are compiling a list of potholes in town and are addressing them as they come in. The Southington Police Department has taken the lead in compiling the list and the Highway Department is repairing the potholes. “Potholes are a problem…

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Assistant town clerk charged with trespassing following a dispute over goats

March 4, 2014
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An assistant town clerk surrendered to police after learning there was an arrest warrant for her arrest on trespassing charges following a dispute over goats. Sandra Brunoli, 62, of Southington was charged on Friday, Feb. 28 with first degree criminal trespass. She posted a $500 bond and was released with a March 10 court date.…

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Former SHS intern charged with providing alcohol to minor

March 4, 2014
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A former intern at Southington High School was arrested and charged with providing alcohol to a minor. On Friday, Feb. 28, Steven F. Bucchieri, 26, of Meriden, was taken into custody without incident. Bucchieri was charged with violation of CGS 30-86, Sale or Delivery of Alcohol to a Minor stemming from an incident that took…

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Library users gain access to hoopla digital

March 2, 2014
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Library users gain access to hoopla digital

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From movies and TV shows to music to audiobooks, valid Southington Library card holders now have access to a variety of content they can stream instantly on their tablets, iPhones, PCS and other devices through “hoopla digital”—a category-creating service that partners with public libraries nationwide to offer online and mobile…

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Win streak ends in finale; Lincoln enters the postseason as the No.1 seed

March 1, 2014
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Win streak ends in finale; Lincoln enters the postseason as the No.1 seed

By John Goralski Sports Writer Midway through Lincoln College’s 13-game winning streak, a colleague cornered Preston Beverly in the halls of the school. He told the first-year coach that the Wildcats might want to consider losing a game just to find out what it’s like to lose before the postseason. Beverly didn’t know what to…

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A local veteran is living out his culinary dream

March 1, 2014
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A local veteran is living out his culinary dream

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Nickolas Holiday’s passion for cooking started at birth, as the executive chef and owner of Connecticut’s Take Home Chef grew up in the kitchen. Born in Texas, Holiday became inspired by his grandmother, who owned different restaurants and catering businesses in the south. From rolling dumplings at four years old…

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Officials brainstorm ways to fight vandalism

March 1, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington officials joined forces with members of the STEPS Youth Council last week to brainstorm ideas on how to combat vandalism and theft after various incidents occurred in town. During an open community forum, Town Councilor Dawn Miceli, Town Manager Garry Brumback and Police Chief John Daly, along with YMCA…

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