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Opening the charter; Commission formed by party vote

March 27, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Town Council has decided to open the charter, establishing a new Charter Revision Commission, following a strict party line vote Monday night. All six Republicans voted in favor of the commission, while the Council’s three Democrats voted against it. Five people were named to the commission, three Republicans and two…

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Youth leads way for prom fashion show fund raiser

March 26, 2013
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Just in time for prom season, 16-year-old Alyscia Talbot of Bristol, the Junior Grange of Wolcott chairperson and the Wolcott Grange are teaming up with Kristen’s Kloset of Southington to help spread the word and get affordable prom dresses to girls in the area who otherwise might not be able to afford a gorgeous gown.…

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Southington Education Foundation partners with HQ Dumpsters

March 25, 2013
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Southington’s own HQ Dumpsters & Recycling has partnered with the Southington Education Foundation (SEF) to help fund creative educational programming in our community’s classrooms. HQ Dumpsters & Recycling will donate $25 to the Southington Education Foundation for each new residential account it acquires over the next six months – up to $25,000. In addition, homeowners…

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State legislators talk mandates with Town Council

March 24, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Most of Southington’s state legislators recently met with the Town Council and unfunded mandates, the possible elimination of the car tax and the MORE commission were the main topics of discussion. The state and town officials had planned on having this meeting earlier in the year, when the legislative session had…

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Support the turf field with engraved bricks

March 24, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Southington High School sports fans will literally be able to stamp their support for the Blue Knights with an engraved brick paver. The pavers will be displayed in a combined patio and walkway adjacent to the newly installed turf field. The Turf Committee is offering the bricks to help support the…

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Microgrid project finalist is from Southington

March 23, 2013
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By Marc Silvestrini Special to The Observer Twenty-seven potential microgrid projects from across the state, including three in area towns, have advanced to a final round of evaluation for funding, state officials said earlier this month. The 27 projects were among 36 the state received in response to a Request for Proposals under its new…

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Starbucks reopens following early morning bomb threat

March 22, 2013
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By Ed Harris   The Starbucks on Queen Street is back open, following an early morning bomb threat. Police responded to Starbucks just before 8 a.m., following a telephone threat. Five employees and 20 customers were evacuated from the premises. “The threat was they were going to blow up the establishment,” said Police Spokesman Sgt.…

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Best for last; Swimmers continue to set best times at Class LL finals

March 22, 2013
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Best for last; Swimmers continue to set best times at Class LL finals

By John Goralski Sports Writer Joe Taglia trimmed more than a tenth of a second off his qualifying time in the 400 freestyle relay, and Adam Sokolowski beat his time by almost a second and a half on the very next leg. Kolton Jankowski trimmed nearly five seconds in the third leg, and Bryan Adie…

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United Way honors four hometown heroes at dinner

March 22, 2013
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United Way honors four hometown heroes at dinner

By Vanessa Stevens Corresponden A large crowd showed up Thursday at the Aqua Turf Club to support and honor four hometown heroes of Southington: Erin Gibney of the Giving Back Girls,  Paula Knight, Steve Daniels and Walter Hushak. The award, given by United Way of Southington, honors those who have made a difference in town.…

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Team CT wins title; Abraham wins Giant Slalom at NE Race

March 22, 2013
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Team CT wins title; Abraham wins Giant Slalom at NE Race

By John Goralski Sports Writer Casey Abraham set the fastest time on her first run as she led a small list of just five skiers to navigate the Giant Slalom at Cannon Mountain in less than a minute. The Lady Knight skier finished both runs in less than two minutes to capture the overall title…

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