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Meet the artist at Arc of Southington

May 29, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Meet Melissa Botsacos, a local resident who has created a variety of paintings to share with the community during in art show this week. From paintings of animals and nature to the UConn Husky logo to cartoon characters, a number of Botsacos’s paintings will be up for sale during her…

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Organizations are set to honor Relay for Life’s Jean Rose

May 29, 2014
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A joint committee of the Southington Knights of Columbus, Isabella Council 15 and the Elks Club Lodge 1669,  are sponsoring a dinner dance honoring Jean Rose for her more than a decade of dedicated work in behalf of Relay for Life in Southington. The event takes place at the Elks Club at 114 Main St…

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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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