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Soldier returns home, surprises children

September 26, 2013
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Soldier returns home, surprises children

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Madison Howes, a third grade student at Flanders Elementary School, took part in a reading celebration with her classmates and teachers on Monday. This was one of many reading celebrations in which students share their favorite books with a reading buddy. When one of the reading teachers chose Madison to…

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Southington’s Miceli appointed to state board

September 25, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Face of Connecticut Steering Committee has appointed a new member familiar to Southington: Town Councilor Dawn Miceli. The Face of Connecticut Steering Committee has 12 members statewide who review and allocate funds to preserve farmland, historic preservation, open space and affordable housing. House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz, who represents…

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Y Cup returns to Apple road race

September 24, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington’s 45th annual Apple Harvest Festival plans to continue one of its new additions to the road race for youngsters: the Y Cup. The Y Cup is a relay for fourth and fifth graders of all eight elementary schools to participate in the 5 K (3.1 miles) race on Sunday,…

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Hospital hosts fashion gala for cancer center

September 23, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Hospital of Central Connecticut Bradley Memorial campus plans to kick off its annual Fashion Gala later this month to raise money for new medical equipment and the new cancer center currently under construction. The event will take place on Monday, Sept. 30 at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville. Festivities…

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Garden club to sponsor fairy village at Apple Harvest Festival

September 22, 2013
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Garden club to sponsor fairy  village at Apple Harvest Festival

By Ed Harris Editor The Orchard Valley Garden Club will once again host a fairy village on the ground of the Barnes Museum during the Apple Harvest Festival. This is the second year the garden club has sponsored the village and visitors will be given fairy bracelets to warn the fairies of their entrance and…

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Zoning tables Bread for Life decision; Parents upset with proposed location

September 22, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Over a dozen parents flocked to a Planning and Zoning meeting last week to voice their concerns over Bread for Life’s potential new home across from Derynoski Elementary School. Bread for Life, a non profit organization that provides hot meals to people in need five days a week, has proposed…

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Southington Library will celebrate the freedom to read with event

September 22, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington Public Library welcomes the local community to join them in celebration of Banned Books Week during its second annual Freedom to Read Event. Although Banned Books Week runs from September 22 to September 28, Freedom to Read will take place in the library’s cafe Thursday, Oct. 3 at 6:30…

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Chasing the lead; Membrino falls behind with one race to go

September 21, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer The see saw battle continues in the SK Light division at Stafford Motor Speedway, and Southington’s driver has one more chance to make his bid as the top driver. On Sept. 6, Tony Membrino, Jr. regained the points lead with two races to go. On Friday, Sept. 13, the tables…

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Affordable Care Act brings changes to coverage in state

September 21, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as “Obamacare,” come changes to Connecticut’s health insurance system, starting October 1. Connecticut has a new health insurance marketplace, or exchange, called, “Access Health CT,” which provides health care coverage options for individuals, families and small employers. Access Health…

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Passing the test; Scott Otis defied the odds to make the NFL

September 20, 2013
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Passing the test; Scott Otis defied the odds to make the NFL

By John Goralski Sports Writer Scott Otis felt a twinge of satisfaction as he stood in the shadow of Fontana Field while track officials scrambled to measure his javelin throw at a cold spring meet in 1991. For three years of varsity football, he maintained that his arm could beat most teams. This throw certainly…

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