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Budget passed following debate

May 16, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Town Council passed the budget Monday night, after hours of debate on the general government side. The school board budget passed unanimously, as presented. During the meeting, council members voted along party lines, 5 to 3, in favor of accepting the governmental budget as presented, which is a total…

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Board of Finance sets new mill rate

May 15, 2014
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The Board of Finance voted unanimously to set the mill rate for the new fiscal year that will result in a tax increase of 3.3 percent. During a meeting Wednesday night, the finance board approved a mill rate of 28.36 mills, an increase of .9 over the adopted mill rate of 27.46 mills. Last year,…

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Still no challenge; Wins keep coming for Lady Knights

May 15, 2014
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Still no challenge; Wins keep coming for Lady Knights

By John Goralski Sports Writer Davina Hernandez was forced to switch her lineup with two starters nursing injuries at the start of the week, and the coach decided to rest her starter to give Brenna Sarantides a chance to throw some pitches. The Knights never missed a step. The Knights opened the week with a…

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New superintendent named; Timothy Connellan coming from Oxford

May 15, 2014
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New superintendent named; Timothy Connellan coming from Oxford

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer After several months of a comprehensive search process, the Southington school system now has a new superintendent. The Board of Education appointed Timothy Connellan as the new superitendent Monday night. Serving as Superintendent of Oxford Schools since 2012, Connellan accepted a three-year contract with the district, and will begin his…

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Town implements vandalism tip line

May 14, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor Southington officials are hoping that residents are ready to ACT against vandalism. Officials recently unveiled the Active Community Tip Line (ACT), a way for callers to anonymously report vandalism related information. The tip line number is 860-276-1234. A rewards program was also established for callers who provide reliable information to police.…

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Business owner organizes fund raiser to help ailing youth

May 14, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Amy Stedman of Southington has known her friend Carrie Cameron of Bristol for at least 30 years. Both attended junior high school together in Southington and Stedman said she knew that Cameron would always show her support. However, she never imagined how her long-time friend would give back to her…

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Southington native launches sustainable company

May 13, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Wrtier When Southington native and energy efficiency engineer Jeff Julia noticed that consumers were not buying green products as quickly as they could be marketed, he created his own company to solve the problem. After years of studying both consumer needs and product liability, Julia launched Soutenir, LC, selling stream-lined, home-use…

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Knights of Columbus to honor four residents for outstanding service

May 12, 2014
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The Knights of Columbus Isabella Council 15 will join the K of C Fourth Degree Assembly 122 in honoring four Catholic citizens who have generously given years of outstanding service to the community of Southington. The awards dinner will be held at the Back Nine Restaurant on Savage Street, Plantsville, on Saturday, May 17, immediately following…

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Lions Club latest to adopt food pantry shelf

May 12, 2014
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Lions Club latest to adopt food pantry shelf

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Lions Club is the latest community group to adopt a shelf at the Community Services food pantry. “The ‘We Serve’ motto is something we live by,” said Lions President Theresa Benning. “That is what we do for the Southington community.” The Lions Club joins 20 other community groups, churches…

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Center Street gets a little Chic with the opening of a new store

May 11, 2014
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Center Street gets a little Chic with the opening of a new store

by Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From bracelets and necklaces to handbags and scarves to clothing, Chic Boutique in Southington offers a variety of items for customers looking to be their “kind of beautiful.” Dottie Perry, the owner of Chic Boutique LLC, opened her store at 35 Center Street in February. Located across from The Fire…

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