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Bookstore helps Southington Library

September 6, 2013
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Bookstore helps Southington Library

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From teen drama to biographies to children’s series, the Friends of Southington Library Book Store sells a variety of used books to local residents and non-residents of the town. Located in the basement of Southington Public Library, the bookstore offers high-quality used books, all organized by author and genre. Doris…

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Open house set for superfund site

September 5, 2013
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There is an open house scheduled for the SRSNE superfund site at 90 Lazy Lane, across the street from the police station. The open house is set for Saturday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include EPA, CTDEEP and representatives of the potentially responsible parties’ group will present information and answer questions…

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YMCA expansion includes parking lot and other buildings

September 5, 2013
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YMCA expansion includes parking lot and other buildings

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Members of the Southington YMCA may have more parking spots to choose from by the end of September, as construction of the lots is near completion. Director of Operations Tony Palmieri said there will be 99 additional parking spaces in front of the building alone, bringing the total number of…

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Connecticut Dept. of Transportation to work on traffic signals

September 4, 2013
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The Connecticut Department of Transportation is replacing traffic signal LED’s at various intersections within Southington. An Alternating One Way Traffic Pattern Using Traffic Control Will Be Utilized On A Daily Basis To Perform The Construction Work. The Contractor Will Not Be Allowed To Interfere With Traffic Between 6 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 6…

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Local woman collecting candy for St. Jude’s Hospital

September 4, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor A local woman is collecting candy for St. Jude’s Hospital. Allyson Genovese began the St. Jude’s Candy Drive several years ago after learning that her stepdaughter’s mother, who works at St. Jude, would bring in Halloween candy for the kids at the hospital. The first year Genovese was able to collect…

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School district announces launch of new STEM resource

September 2, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Board of Education announced the launch of its “Virtual STEM University,” a web-based educational resource for teachers that will provide easy access to lesson design plans in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. STEM University is a partnership between The Southington Education Foundation (SEF) and the Board…

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Giving Back Girls help hand out backpacks

September 2, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Giving Back Girls kicked off another backpack drive as part of the Southington Smart Start Program, providing at least 400 backpacks to students in need throughout the community. Created in 2010 by high school freshman Erin Gibney, the Giving Back Girls spent hours filling each backpack with school supplies,…

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STEPS planning events for Halloween drive-in event

September 1, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Town wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) group is currently planning a hauntingly good time for the upcoming Halloween double bill at the Southington Drive-in. This is the third year that the Drive-in Committee has held a special Halloween screening, showcasing two horror movies. Two years ago, the year…

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The Blue Knight; After 3 decades Ernie Blue remains the measuring stick for Southington scorers

August 30, 2013
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The Blue Knight; After 3 decades Ernie Blue remains the measuring stick for Southington scorers

By John Goralski Sports Writer Bloomfield raced to a 26-17 lead in the first quarter of the 1971 season opener, so Blue Knight coach Ed Nardi gave Ernie Blue ‘the signal’ at the break between quarters. Blue had already scored nine of Southington’s 17 points against the fast-breaking Bloomfield squad, but the first year Southington…

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Chamber hosts annual Pizza Fest

August 30, 2013
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Chamber hosts annual Pizza Fest

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer More than 500 local residents chowed down on their favorite pizza pie during the fourth annual Pizza Fest, sponsored by the Southington Chamber of Commerce. The event took place at Hawk’s Landing Country Club where ten area restaurants featured sample slices of pizza for the public to judge as the…

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