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CCRPA receives federal funding

September 26, 2013
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U.S. Rep. John B. Larson (D-CT) announced in a press release $44,758 in federal funding for the Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency (CCRPA). The grant, awarded through the Economic Development Administration, aims to strengthen investment and job creation in Central Connecticut by supporting an update to the CCRPA’s comprehensive economic development strategy, said the news…

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Museum raffling off Harley

September 24, 2013
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The New EnglandCarouselMuseum is holding its 16tg Harley Davidson Street Glide raffle to benefit the Museum. Stop in at The New England Carousel Museum, a non-profit organization, and buy a ticket for the Annual Harley Davidson raffle. The raffle will help benefit the museum’s educational programming and general operations. First prize is a splendid 2013…

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Shredding event set for Oct. 5

September 19, 2013
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The City of Bristol will host a Tunxis Recycling Document Shredding Event on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. (or until the truck is full). The event is open to residents of Bristol, Berlin, Burlington, Meriden, New Britain, Plainville, Plymouth, Prospect, Southington and Wolcott. Identification is required. It will be held in the…

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Looking ahead, weather-wise, to the three-day weekend

August 28, 2013
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Looking ahead, weather-wise, to the three-day weekend

As plans are made for the upcoming Labor Day weekend, the traditional end of summer, Accuweather says the weather will be conducive to a slew of activities but thunderstorms could pop up here and there.     Northeast Labor Day Weekend: Warmth, Storms           State College, Pa. — 28 August 2013…

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Titans hold free softball clinic

August 27, 2013
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The Ct Titans Softball program will be hosting a free Softball Clinic for girls ages 6 to 18 years of age at PlainvilleHigh School on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please bring a non – perishable item when registering on the day of the event. All donations will benefit the Plainville…

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Apprenticeship, Extension courses for adult ed. registering

August 27, 2013
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Apprenticeship and Extension Courses for the State of Connecticut Adult Education Evening School Division at BristolTechnicalEducationCenter will be starting the week of Sept. 16. Registration dates are Aug. 28, 29, Sept. 3, 4, 5 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 431 Minor St., Bristol. Courses offered include apprenticeship training in HVAC/R, sheet metal, welding, construction…

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Classrooms burst with life with new themes

August 23, 2013
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By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER As the new school year approaches, teachers of all eight elementary schools have brought their classrooms to life with distinct themes and decorations. Third grade teacher Sarah Turci from South End Elementary School knew without a doubt that “the beach” would be her classroom theme. Every year, her family stays…

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Paige Turner: Paige Kopcza proved that softball is more than pitching

August 23, 2013
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Paige Turner: Paige Kopcza proved that softball is more than pitching

By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER The pitcher and the defense gave up just one earned run in 1983 to set a national record for ERA (0.04) that would stand for more than two decades. Their all-state pitcher was almost unhittable as Southington roared through the postseason. The offense was just as deadly with a .336…

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Art provides local teen with his own voice

August 23, 2013
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Art provides local teen with his own voice

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER From the time Southington resident Daniel Gagnier was 12 years old, accomplishing tasks that involve the use of his fine motor skills and speech became difficult. At the age of eight, doctors diagnosed the teen with Rasmussen’s Encephalitis, a rare disease that involves constant seizures, loss of motor skills, and…

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Make it or break it for SCT

August 23, 2013
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By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER When local residents Amanda Savio and Heidi Bass-Lamberto are not taking care of their children at home or at work, they act, direct, or produce shows at Southington Community Theater. Heidi also serves as president for the non-profit organization while Amanda serves as the publicity chair for the group. Although…

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