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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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Barnes Museum displays Valentines

February 14, 2014
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Barnes Museum displays Valentines

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From red heart cutouts and cupids to hand-written poems to images of red roses, the Barnes Museum has displayed a variety of different Valentine’s cards throughout the month of February, featuring many of the original embossed stamped and postmarked envelopes that date back to as early as 1855. These Victorian…

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Brumback: Use caution, roads will not be cleared to usual standards

February 13, 2014
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*UPDATED Southington is among the many communities to feel the sting of road salt shortages in the state. The issue has gotten so bad that Gov. Dannel Malloy issued a State of Emergency on the matter yesterday. “I have asked our state emergency management personnel to reach out to our cities and towns tonight and…

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Schools closed ahead of storm; parking ban to begin at midnight

February 12, 2014
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The coming snow storm has already caused some cancellations and a parking ban in town. Southington schools are closed Thursday, and town offices are closed for the day. An emergency parking ban will begin tonight at midnight and last until further notice.

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Former proposed Bread for Life site set for different use

February 12, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved a site application for a retail and/or office space next to Derynoski School—the same location that Bread for Life initially proposed for its new facility last fall. AA Denorfia Building & Development LLC purchased the property on 296 Main Street next to…

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State of the Town supper is postponed

February 11, 2014
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The fifth annual Chamber of Commerce “State-Of-the-Town” Supper with town councilors, originally scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Manor Inn Restaurant in Milldale, has been postponed until further notice, due to the threat of inclement weather. Once rescheduled, the event will feature members of the newly-elected Town Council will be the featured guests along…

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Town will hold a vandalism forum on Tuesday, Feb. 18

February 10, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor Town officials are holding a community forum on vandalism later this month. According to officials, Southington has experienced an increase in vandalism and they are looking to residents and youth groups for help. “We want to start the conversation,” said Town Councilor Dawn Miceli, adding that while she does not think…

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