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Library to apply for grant that could help with renovations

August 22, 2014
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Library to apply for grant that could help with renovations

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington Library was recently granted permission by the Town Council to apply for a grant that could help fund an expansion project at the library. Though the expansion is not set to begin until 2017, Library Director Susan Smayda described moving the grant application forward as an important first…

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Continued anger over hospital plans; Healthcare officials meet with residents

August 22, 2014
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Continued anger over hospital plans; Healthcare officials meet with residents

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Hartford Healthcare officials held a “Community Conversation” at Derynoski Elementary School Monday night to hear the concerns of Southington residents about the changes at Bradley Memorial Hospital. Hartford Healthcare was represented by Tricia Walden, Lucille Janatka, president of the central region of Hartford Healthcare and Jim Blazar, senior vice president…

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Plantsville resident named to 40 under Forty list

August 17, 2014
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Plantsville resident named to 40 under Forty list

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Plantsville resident Jennifer Young was recognized by the Hartford Business Journal as part of the 18 annual 40 Under Forty Young Business Leaders award. At just 26, Young is an experienced physician assistant and is the co-owner of Pure Skin Medical spa. Young said she met her business partner, Jenna…

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Restaurants vie to have the best pizza in town at chamber event

August 16, 2014
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Restaurants vie to have the best pizza in town at chamber event

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Pizza enthusiasts everywhere, mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 26. The Southington Chamber of Commerce Women is holding its fifth annual Pizza Fest at Northridge Golf Course, formerly Pine Valley, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. It’s an event for those who consider themselves a pizza connoisseur or those looking for…

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Sales tax free week begins this weekend

August 15, 2014
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy today reminded Connecticut consumers about the state’s upcoming “Sales Tax-Free Week” for clothing and shoes that starts on Sunday, Aug. 17 and continues through Saturday, Aug. 23 During the week, most items of clothing and footwear selling for less than $300 – including any discounts offered by the retailer – will…

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Crowds attend Taste of Southington at Barnes Museum

August 15, 2014
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Crowds attend Taste of Southington at Barnes Museum

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Crowds of people descended on the Barnes Museum recently to enjoy the Taste of Southington. A dozen restaurants including C.C. Carvers, Christina’s Gourmet Cookies, Cork &  Brew, Machiavelli’s, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Napoli Café Deli, Namaste India, Paul Gregory’s Bistro, Saints Restaurant & Catering, Salsa’s Southwest Grill, Sixpence Pie Company and…

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Hospital issues dominate Town Council meeting

August 15, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer A large standing room only crowd voiced their opinions on the proposed changes and future of Bradley Memorial Hospital at Monday’s Town Council meeting. By and large, residents seemed to agree that Southington needs a hospital. As the meeting moved forward, residents began to share their experiences and disappointment with…

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Hartford Healthcare pauses process of submitting Certificate of Need at Bradley Memorial Hospital

August 14, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor Hartford Healthcare has decided to pause the process of submitting a Certificate of Need that would possibly allow for alternate uses of the inpatient unit at Bradley Memorial Hospital. Hospital officials had originally planned on submitting for the certificate in September. The decision came on the heels of Monday’s Town Council…

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Woman donates $5,000 to YMCA Camp Sloper

August 14, 2014
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Woman donates $5,000 to YMCA Camp Sloper

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer A YMCA worker made a huge difference in the life of a struggling Southington woman 42 years ago and now she is paying it back by donating $5,000 to the Southington YMCA’s Camp Sloper. After suddenly losing her brother to cancer in 1972, Carmel Avitabile and her elderly mother were…

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Hartford Healthcare to pause Certificate of Need process

August 13, 2014
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The following is a statement from Rebecca Stewart, director of media relations for Hartford Healthcare. Hartford HealthCare has listened to the community, and based on what we’ve heard we feel it’s important to pause the process and not submit a Certificate of Need in September as we had planned.  Instead, we want to take the…

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