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Jaycees launch effort to revive park

November 2, 2012
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Jaycees launch effort to revive park

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Southington Jaycees have launched a strong effort to revive Jaycee Park, a tiny area of green space on Union Street nestled among the small neighborhoods in Plantsville. For years, the group has been using the park as the site of their annual Easter Egg hunt, but they are hoping…

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$121,000 to clean up oil spill; Officials still waiting for cost of remediation

November 2, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The remnants of an oil spill at DePaolo Middle School in 1980 are expected to add approximately $121,000 to the cost of renovating of Southington’s middle schools, but information about the impact of the recently discovered PCBs is not yet available. The estimate was given during the last meeting of…

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Waking up late; Slow start, same result for Knights

November 1, 2012
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Waking up late; Slow start, same result for Knights

By John Goralski Sports Writer In the opening minutes of the game, it looked like the Southington football team was still resting after their battle with Glastonbury. A penalty and fumble pinned their backs against their own endzone. On fourth down, the football bounced off the turf in the endzone and Nate Bonenfant was barely…

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Road improvements on the ballot

November 1, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer In the midst of voting for a president, a senator, a congressman and representatives in the state legislature, Southington residents will also decide whether the town spends $11 million on road and bridge improvements. With less available funding from the state and federal government, it has become more difficult for…

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Halloween fun at the Southington Drive-in

October 31, 2012
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The Drive-In Committee held its second attempt at a Halloween-themed double feature, with an added full afternoon of activities before the evening movies last Saturday. A similar screening was planned for last year but, like numerous other local events, it was disrupted by Winter Storm Alfred. The surprise October snowstorm meant the event was canceled…

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Grab your costume, Halloween activities are a go

October 31, 2012
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Grab your costume, Halloween activities are a go

Halloween will go on this year. Despite worries that Hurricane Sandy would force the cancellation of Halloween for the second straight year, town officials said Southington is ready for trick-or-treaters this afternoon and evening. Officials said that all local roads are open and safe for travel. The town has not imposed any restrictions on Halloween…

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Schools closed in anticipation of Sandy

October 28, 2012
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The Southington School district has announced that it will be closing schools on Monday Oct. 29 and Tuesday Oct. 30.  Decisions for the rest of the week will be made on Tuesday.  This information was relayed to parents and staff through a phone call from Southington Supt. of Schools Dr. Joseph Erardi.

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Town officials urge residents to prepare for Hurricane Sandy

October 26, 2012
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By Ed Harris Editor   While it is still unclear how exactly Hurricane Sandy will impact Connecticut, Southington officials are urging residents to begin preparing for the storm. “The big thing is for our residents to be prepared,” said Southington Town Manager Gary Brumback. “We’re assuming we are going to get hit.” Brumback has spent…

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A league of her own; Jen Gombotz-Mikowski raised the bar for every athlete at Southington High School

October 26, 2012
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Joe Piazza said he’ll never forget Jen Gombotz-Mikowski’s first at bat against varsity pitching. It came in the mid-1980s during a summer travel game against Wallingford. With only eight players, he scanned the sidelines for a volunteer. “There was no way that we were going to forfeit that game,”…

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Fundraiser leads to book program

October 26, 2012
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Fundraiser leads to book program

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Students and staff at Southington High School held an informal event on Monday to thank the American Legion Auxiliary, which has funded the purchase of $1,800 worth of new books for the school’s library. The donation was for a “reluctant readers” program proposed by literacy specialist Jen Paul. The funding…

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