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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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Kristen’s Kloset to open soon, donations accepted

February 10, 2014
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Kristen’s Kloset to open soon, donations accepted

By Ed Harris Editor Southington Youth Services is gearing up for another year running the Kristen’s Kloset program. The program is named after 13-year-old Kristen Warner, an honor roll student and gymnast, who died in an automobile accident in 2004. Kristen’s Kloset is a program that provides prom essentials for students with financial or other…

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He’s movin’ on up; Membrino prepares to make the jump to SK Modifieds at Stafford

February 8, 2014
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He’s movin’ on up; Membrino prepares to make the jump to SK Modifieds at Stafford

By John Goralski Sports Writer Tony Membrino Jr. lovingly strokes the bare chassis of his SK Modified racecar as it sits in a Bristol garage. The engine hasn’t been mounted. Hoses an array of hoses wind their way like snakes through a red skeleton frame. It looks more like a go-cart than a racecar, but…

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Southington entrepreneurs help homeowners, give back to community

February 8, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From the time Luke Florian, of Southington, was in middle school, he knew he wanted to pursue a career in the real estate business. At the age of 18, he purchased his first income property. By age 27, the entrepreneur already co-founded his real estate company, Elite Property, LLC, and…

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Veterans Committee adopts mission statement

February 8, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the Southington Board of Education voting unanimously to adopt an official mission statement for the Veterans Committee, the school district has reaffirmed to “never forget” the sacrifices of military service members from the past and present. “I see tonight as the exemplar for this entire country at every local…

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Gymnasts continue to roll; Lady Knights improve to 7-0 with win over Farmington

February 7, 2014
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Gymnasts continue to roll; Lady Knights improve to 7-0 with win over Farmington

By John Goralski Sports Writer It wasn’t spectacular. It wasn’t their highest score of the season, but on Saturday, Feb. 1, the Knights did what they had to do to win. Nagging injuries continued to plague the Lady Knight gymnasts. Many were tired after a night of club gymnastics just a few hours earlier, but…

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Hoops professor; The Blue Knights mourn the loss of their former basketball coach

February 7, 2014
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Hoops professor; The Blue Knights mourn the loss of their former basketball coach

By John Goralski Sports Writer If you wanted to showcase your shooting skills, Coach John Salerno was rarely impressed. The former Blue Knight basketball coach seemed to be more concerned with the little things in the games that usually go unnoticed. Salerno approached the game of basketball like a master at a chess board. So…

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