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Wallingford man charged with stealing scrap metal from Superior Products

October 16, 2014
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Wallingford man charged with stealing scrap metal from Superior Products

  A Wallingford man was arrested and charged with taking scrap metal from Superior Products this past summer. On Friday, Oct. 10, , 54, of Wallingford, was arrested on a warrant. According to police, the warrant alleges that Mangino was stealing scrap metal from the property of Superior Products, located at 1457 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike,…

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Hearing held on proposed RV policy changes

October 16, 2014
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Hearing held on proposed RV policy changes

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Numerous residents attended a recent Planning and Zoning Commission meeting for a public hearing to address their concerns regarding a new proposal, which will change how recreational vehicles (RVs) can be stored on private property in town. The current policy requires that RVs be stored in the rear of the…

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Arts dominate festival’s second weekend

October 15, 2014
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Arts dominate festival’s second weekend

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Harvest the Arts, which encompasses the second weekend of the Apple Harvest Festival, featured a wide range of art including pottery, paintings, photographs, poetry and much more. There was also an interactive light arts show called Light Artists Making Places. Southington Community Cultural Arts President Mary DeCroce, who is in…

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Officials look to bridge the local gap on area bike trail

October 14, 2014
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Officials look to bridge the local gap on area bike trail

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Farmington Valley Trails Council publicly announced their commitment to fill the gap in Plainville and Southington on the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, which spans from New Haven to North Hampton, MA. The FVTC recently sponsored a bike ride on the trail in order to highlight the gaps in the…

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Zumba studio to host a cancer walk

October 13, 2014
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Zumba studio to host a cancer walk

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Cardio Party Fitness Studios in Southington is hosting its second annual “Walk for a Cure” on Sunday, Oct. 19. This year, the 5-K walk will start at the Southington Volunteer Fire Dept., Engine Co, No. 3 at 35 Clark St., in Milldale. Cardio Party Fitness Studios Owner Sandra Dizenzo said…

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Rosemary Champagne hits half century mark in hair care

October 12, 2014
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Rosemary Champagne hits half century mark in hair care

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Southington hairdresser Rosemary Champagne celebrated 50 years in her profession with family, close friends and clients at her salon, Hair Expo, on Friday, Sept. 26. “It feels wonderful,” said Champagne. The salon was crowded with guests in almost every chair eating and sharing stories of their local hairdresser. Collages of…

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Spooky Kingdom teams up with drive-in for Halloween event

October 12, 2014
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Spooky Kingdom teams up with drive-in for Halloween event

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Drive-in’s Halloween extravaganza will get a little spookier this year, thanks to the addition of Spooky Kingdom. “I am so excited to be partnering with them,” said Dawn Miceli, a town councilor and member of the Drive-in Committee. Howard and Bonnie Burke began running Spooky Kingdom at their Lovely…

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Plantsville Nursery School celebrates 60 years

October 11, 2014
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Plantsville Nursery School celebrates 60 years

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer In 1955, the Mother’s Club of Plantsville Congregational United Church of Christ saw a need for a nursery school and successfully opened it during a time when most mothers stayed home with their children. Now, Plantsville Community Nursery School is going on 60 years of teaching three and four year…

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Rebounding; Field hockey bounces right back from each early loss

October 10, 2014
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Rebounding; Field hockey bounces right back from each early loss

By John Goralski Sports Writer Erin Luddy scowled as her players lined up for postgame handshakes on Tuesday. The Lady Knights battled toe-to-toe against Conard for 80 minutes but came up short in a 1-0 loss. In most years, Luddy would be celebrating another moral victory, but this isn’t most years. The coach didn’t smile.…

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Southington Police Blotter for the week of Oct. 10

October 10, 2014
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Southington Police Blotter for the week of Oct. 10

The Southington Police Department has reported the following arrests. Darlene Martino, 51, of 108 Midwood Ave., Wolcott, was charged on Sept. 20 with prostitution and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $5,000 with an Oct. 6 court date. Brandy J. Milone, 24, homeless, was charged on Sept. 19 with prostitution. Bond was set…

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