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Natelli gets Republican nod in the 81st

May 29, 2014
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Natelli gets Republican nod in the 81st

By Ed Harris Editor Former Town Councilor Al Natelli has announced that he is running for the chance to represent Southington in Hartford. Natelli is seeking to unseat freshman state Rep. Dave Zoni (D-81). The 81st district encompasses all of Southington. Unlike the other districts in town, it does not include any other neighboring communities.…

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Local IGAs going strong despite competition from chain stores

May 28, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Wrtier From retail stores such as Walmart and Target to supermarket chains such as Stop and Shop to local pharmacies such as CVS, consumers can buy their groceries from a variety of places. For local, family-owned grocery stores like Gnazzo’s in Plainville and Tops Market in Southington, they can feel the…

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Middle school expansion could open up new possibilities

May 27, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the middle schools building project expected to be completed by fall 2015, school administrators have discussed possible new opportunities in the curriculum after the renovations. With more technology and space available at both DePaolo and Kennedy Middle Schools, curriculum changes will be recommended to better reflect 21st century learning,…

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Southington residents currently serving in the military

May 26, 2014
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The following Southington residents are currently serving in the United States military. To have your loved one added to the list, please contact Leonard Marcheselle at the Southington Elks. Name: Nicholas J. Augelli Rank: S/SGT Branch: ANG Duty Station: Afghanistan Name: Aden Baume Rank: Capt Branch: ANG Duty Station: Camp Niantic Name: Brian Cannata Rank:…

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Health district purchases defibrillators

May 26, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor The Plainville-Southington Health District has recently purchased to AEDs (automated external defibrillators). One defibrillator was placed at the Municipal Center in Southington and the other at town hall in Plainville. “The members of the Board of Health felt these were important public health and life saving tools,” said Shane Lockwood, director…

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ConnDOT to hold public hearing on I-84 bridge replacement

May 25, 2014
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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) will host a public information meeting on the replacement of the bridges carrying I-84 East and West over Marion Avenue. The hearing will take place on Wednesday, May 28, 7 p.m., at the Municipal Center. Built in 1963, each bridge carries three lanes of traffic, and the average daily…

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Milldale Train Depot museum opens this weekend

May 24, 2014
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Milldale Train Depot museum opens this weekend

The Milldale train depot, which reopened as a museum last year, will have its seasonal opening Saturday. It will remain open through Sept. 14. The railroad line that once came through town is now Rails to Trails. Volunteers and officials have long sought to restore the train depot as an attraction for the people that…

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Town joins with organization to bring AEDs to schools

May 24, 2014
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Town joins with organization to bring AEDs to schools

By Ed Harris Editor About a month ago, local resident Kevin Salsbury was going for a run at the 103rd Airlift Wing Connecticut Air National Guard center in East Granby when he became dizzy and collapsed, suffering from a cardiac issue. If it wasn’t for a nearby doctor and an automated external defibrillator (AED), there…

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Rising in the ranks; Girls lacrosse competes with top programs

May 23, 2014
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Rising in the ranks; Girls lacrosse competes with top programs

By John Goralski Sports Writer With just under 10 seconds remaining in the half, Megan Palumbo stepped between two Trumbull players to scoop up a ground ball. In just a few seconds, it sparked a charge that finnished in the back of Trumbull’s net. The Golden Eagles had just tried to secure the halftime lead…

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Finally flipping the switch; Volleyball shifts their focus toward postseason fun

May 23, 2014
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Finally flipping the switch; Volleyball shifts their focus toward postseason fun

By John Goralski Sports Writer Lou Gianacopolos had seen enough, so he motioned for a timeout and gathered his young team. “Just go out and play,” the coach said with a forced smile. “Just play to win the point…and have fun.” Just two days earlier, they fell to Newington for the second time this season.…

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