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Mount Southington’s Winter Carnival is Saturday

February 19, 2014
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Mount Southington is hosting its Winter Carnival Saturday, Feb. 22.  Enjoy the atmosphere with food on our outdoor deck and great music by DJ-Butch Gray. The highlight of the day is the Cardboard Box Race.  Guests can line up at 3 p.m. at the base of the Thunderbolt Trail to have their vehicles judged by…

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Southington is running low on road salt

February 19, 2014
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Southington was not among the municipalities that were able to secure road salt from the state, thanks to a relief package proposed by Governor Dannel Malloy. Though the town was able to acquire some road salt from a backup contractor, there could be issues if the town does not receive more. “We are expecting more…

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Police remind residents to clear snow off of their sidewalks

February 19, 2014
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The Southington Police Department is reminding all town residents and businesses owners to clear the sidewalks adjacent to their property.  Failure to clear the walks in a timely manner could result is the issuance of a fine for each day the walks remain snow/ice covered. Below is the town ordinance that applies to snow/ice covered…

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Gov. Malloy speaks to the Rotary

February 19, 2014
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By Tammi Naudus
Gov. Dannel Malloy was a special guest speaker at a gathering of the Southington Rotary Club last week.

By Ed Harris Editor Education, jobs and taxes were the main topics of a speech Gov. Dannel Malloy gave to the Southington Rotary Club last week. Many of the ideas Malloy talked about are included in his proposed budget for the state. One of the Rotarians had connections with Gov. Malloy’s office and was able…

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Police department issues parking ban

February 18, 2014
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The Southington Police Department is implementing a parking ban in town. The ban began at 2 p.m. The ban impacts all the streets in Southington and will remain in effect until midnight. From then, the normal winter months overnight parking ban will go into effect.  

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Police investigating robbery at Meriden Waterbury Turnpike food mart

February 18, 2014
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Police investigating robbery at Meriden Waterbury Turnpike food mart

Southington police are investigating an armed robbery at the Kaival Food Mart and Gulf Gas Station on Meriden Waterbury Turnpike. The robbery occurred a little after 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7. According to police, a white male approximately 5’10”, 200 lbs., entered the front door of the business, brandishing a silver retractable carpet knife…

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Crowning achievement in Rhode Island for CVP cheer squad

February 16, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Coach Chris Gilbert of Plainville threw her hands up in the air shouting for joy when her All-Star Junior Level 2 (J2) Team won first place during the Athletic Championship in Rhode Island. As the owner of Central Valley Panthers (CVP) Gym, Gilbert said she could not have felt more…

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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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