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Saving the hospital; Residents form their own committee

September 5, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer In response to Hartford Healthcare’s proposed changes to the Bradley Memorial Hospital and the appointment of Bradley Community Advisory Committee for consultation, some members of the community are responding by starting their own committee. Bonnie Sica and Rosemary Champagne have launched the Community Committee to Save Bradley (CCSB) and the…

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Public meeting set to garner input for updating the Plan of Conservation and Development

September 3, 2014
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The Planning and Zoning Commission has scheduled a public meeting to get input from Southington residents as part of updating the Plan of Conservation and Development. The workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Municipal Center, 196 North Main St. “This Plan is an important document which will…

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Youth runs toy drive for hospital

September 1, 2014
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Youth runs toy drive for hospital

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Konner Beaudoin, 7, has developed his own desire to give back, after watching his mother engage in charitable work. “He’s been bugging me for probably six months to do something for the sick kids in the hospital,” said Kimberly Beaudoin, Mrs. Connecticut 2014. “I don’t know where he came up…

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Firm to produce videos promoting Southington

August 31, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor The town is partnering with a New York based company to create videos aimed at promoting the community. Over the last several months, Town Manager Garry Brumback has worked with the Town Council to bring in CGI Communications, from Rochester NY. The company works with 2,500 communities nationwide, helping them to…

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Congressman Larson introduces new Social Security bill

August 30, 2014
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Congressman Larson introduces new Social Security bill

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Congressman John Larson recently introduced his new proposal to expand the benefits of Social Securityat the Calendar House in Southington on the 79th anniversary of the legislation. Larson expressed his frustration with the perspective that views Social Security as an entitlement. The congressman instead referred to Social Security as insurance…

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peterdominic to host fundraiser for Curtis D. Robinson Men’s Health Institute

August 29, 2014
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peterdominic to host fundraiser for Curtis D. Robinson Men’s Health Institute

Two years ago, Peter Gulli had to say goodbye to his best friend, business partner, and the man he looked up to more than any other. That man was his father, Dominic, who passed away after a long battle with prostate cancer in 2011. “He was my best friend. I was at his ankles since…

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Kataria Classic; Blue Knight captain organizes a local charity tournament

August 29, 2014
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Kataria Classic; Blue Knight captain organizes a local charity tournament

By John Goralski Sports Writer Kunal Kataria listened to his classmates talking in excited bursts at a teammate’s graduation party last spring. The high school season had just wrapped up a few days earlier. Still smarting from their losses, the underclassmen were already looking ahead to next year’s campaign. The debate grew heated. Will this…

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Sizing up the issues; Zoni, Natelli talk about their campaigns

August 29, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer With fall just around the corner Democratic state Rep. Dave Zoni and Republican candidate Albert Natelli are looking for ways to reach voters before November’s election Both candidates for the state House of Representatives seat in the 81st District have been present and spoken publically at meetings spawned by citizens…

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Buckley remembered with mural, bench

August 29, 2014
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Buckley remembered with mural, bench

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington community has recently stepped up to memorialize Ben Buckley, a seven-year-old boy who passed away in January from a severe asthma attack. Ben was a second grader at Thalberg Elementary School. During the spring, there was a family fun fitness day at Crossfit Factory Square called “Buckley Strong.”…

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Community Services is seeking food donations

August 25, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer September is Hunger Action Month and Southington Community Services is seeking donations. “You know, everyone’s giving in December and that’s wonderful, but we need the whole year round because the summer’s the toughest time,” said Dave Harrington from Southington Community Services. Mark Fazzolari, who also works for the Southington Community…

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