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Self-advocacy group to perform a variety show

February 16, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From dancers to joke tellers to singers to skits, A New Way Self-Advocacy Group will light up the stage with humor, passion and hard work during its first fundraiser called “Music of the Night”—a variety show. A New Way is a chapter of People First CT that helps individuals with…

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Letters of Intent; Maxwell commits to play at Army; Stephen Barmore signs with Yale

February 15, 2014
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Letters of Intent; Maxwell commits to play at Army; Stephen Barmore signs with Yale

By John Goralski Sports Writer They played together as infants, and they’ve been friends ever since. They cut their teeth together in the town’s youth leagues. They played side-by-side on a state championship high school football team and will do it again this spring for track. Over this winter, they’ve cheered each other from the…

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Town Council approves proposed STEPS ordinances

February 15, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Town Council voted unanimously Monday for two proposed ordinances on alcoholic beverages and tobacco products—one ordinance will prevent convenience stores from displaying tobacco or nicotine products in areas where underage customers can view them. The other ordinance calls for tighter restrictions on signs that advertise alcohol specials. Over…

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Zone change approved for Wonx Spring road

February 15, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Planning and Zoning Commission voted 5 to 2 in approval of a proposal to change the industrial zone area of Wonx Spring Road to a residential zone. After a public hearing during a recent Planning and Zoning meeting, the Commission approved the new plan of the 33-acre property,…

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Governor Malloy offers relief package to municipalities hit by salt shortages

February 14, 2014
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*UPDATED   Southington is taking advantage of a relief package prepared by the Connecticut Department of Transportation to deal with road salt shortages. Governor Dannel Malloy announced the relief package earlier today, a day after he declared a State of Emergency on the matter. “We currently have over 1,800 tons on back order with both…

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Class LL Championship; Bennett wins the shot put, advances to open

February 14, 2014
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Class LL Championship; Bennett wins the shot put, advances to open

By John Goralski Sports Writer By the time that Matt Bennett entered the shot put circle for the championship heat of his event, the rest of his team was huddled at the edge of the throwing surface. Everyone else had finished their day’s competition at the Class LL championship meet. Every one else had fallen…

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State launches new tobacco training program

February 14, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer In 2012, the rate at which retailers sold tobacco to youth under age 18 was 12.1 percent, according to the CT Annual Synar Report (2014). By 2013, the report stated that this rate increased to 14.8 percent. “I think we just hit a plateau,” said Carol Meredith, the Director of…

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Hunting for a home game

February 14, 2014
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Hunting for a home game

By John Goralski Sports Writer Farmington pushed their way to a double digit lead midway through the first quarter and stretched it to a 20-6 lead by the first break. Early in the second quarter, the Indians were doubling the Lady Knights, 22-11, and were threatening to put the game away by halftime. But the…

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Changes to sewer billing system; Public hearing set for new rates

February 14, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Town Council voted 5 to 3, along party lines, Monday to change the structure of the current sewer billing system, which will make the process more automotive, but increase sewer rates in order to make up for lost revenue over the years. “We have found that our billing…

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Lincoln gets no respect

February 14, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Massasoit Community College was coming off a victory against a top 5 school in Division II, but Lincoln College NE never wavered. On Thursday, Feb. 6, the Wildcats battled to a two-point lead at the break and overwhelmed the Warriors in the second half. It was just another example of…

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