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Chris Palmieri to receive Gold Medal award

April 4, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From serving on the Town Council to directing plays at the middle schools to planning for the annual Apple Harvest Festival, Chris Palmieri plays a number of different roles in the community. In honor of all his contributions to the community, the Southington Chapter of UNICO National will award Palmieri…

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Chamber announces awards

April 4, 2014
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Chamber announces awards

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Chamber of Commerce has named Joe Calvanese the Riccio Brothers Businessperson of the Year. Calvanese is the owner and president of the Aqua Turf, which was founded by his parents Joe and Kay in 1969. Located at 556 Mulberry Street, the Aqua Turf sits atop 35 acres and has…

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Dinner and a movie; Businesses could come to Rave Cinema

April 4, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer New businesses could be sprouting up near Southington’s Rave Cinema. During a recent Planning and Zoning meeting, Chris Gagnon, a civil engineer of BL Companies in Meriden, proposed a preliminary plan to develop two grassy areas in front of the cinema into businesses.  The proposed subdivision requests for three lots,…

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Erratic driving leads to narcotics arrests

April 3, 2014
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Erratic driving leads to narcotics arrests

Two Waterbury men were held on narcotics charges after they intentionally drove into a marked police cruiser at a gas station. Police came into contact with , 27 and Sean Wright, 29, both of Waterbury, after investigating a report of an erratic driver on Tuesday, April 1. According to police, the erratic driving began on…

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Police arrest man hiding in wooded area near the hospital

April 3, 2014
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Police arrest man hiding in wooded area near the hospital

A Middletown man was arrested hiding in a wooded area near the Hospital of Central Connecticut after he was located in town following a domestic violence incident in Meriden. On Wednesday, April 2, the Meriden Police Department requested help in locating , 28, of Middletown. Rodriquez, who was reportedly driving a stolen vehicle and possibly…

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Man charged with selling narcotics while out on bail

April 3, 2014
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Man charged with selling narcotics while out on bail

A local man was charged with selling narcotics in town, for the second time in less than four months. , 34, of Southington was arrested by police on Wednesday, April 2 for selling prescription narcotics while he was out on bail. Henderson was arrested and charged with four counts of sale of narcotics in January.…

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Middle schools to produce ‘Shrek’

April 3, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Drama Club students at both DePaolo and Kennedy Middle Schools are gearing up for their production of the Broadway musical “Shrek,” scheduled to take place this weekend. Based on the award-winning DreamWorks animation film, “Shrek the Musical” takes place in a mythical “once upon a time” setting, telling the story…

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Break-in and robbery at Rock and Smoke

April 2, 2014
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The Southington Police Department is investigating a break-in and robbery at Rock and Smoke on Queen Street. Police were called to the store, located at 1173 Queen Street, on Monday, March 31, at 4 a.m. At the scene, police discovered a hammer outside the building and a damaged case inside. A police K-9 unit was…

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Dining and entertainment center coming to town

April 2, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington will soon welcome an upscale dining and entertainment center, bringing more jobs to town. Don Millard, the owner of the building on 240 Spring Street, has planned to turn the 33,000 square foot facility into a combined Bocce court and bowling alley, along with a bistro and bar. The…

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Board of Fiance approves school budget in full

April 2, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The finance board recently voted 5 to 1 in support of the Board of Education’s proposed budget as presented for Fiscal Year 2014-2015. The school board proposed a budget of $87,072,005, which reflects an increase of 3.37 percent over this year’s adopted budget of $84,233,204. “It’s just an incredible moment…

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