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Q&A with 80th House district incumbent Rob Sampson

November 1, 2014
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Q&A with 80th House district incumbent Rob Sampson

Rob Sampson is serving his second term as state Representative for the 80th District, which includes all of Wolcott and part of Southington. Rob serves on the Appropriations and Environment committees and was promoted to Republican Ranking Member of the Insurance & Real Estate Committee for the 2012 session of the General Assembly, the only freshman…

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Local youth has part in Hollywood movie

November 1, 2014
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Local youth has part in Hollywood movie

By Mike Chaiken Editions Editor If you head out to the movie and decide to check out the film “The Judge,” you’ll may notice a familiar face from central Connecticut. Cody Pettola, a 9-year-old fourth grader at Thalberg Elementary School in Southington, is in the movie, which stars Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall. The…

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A record year for the Southington Drive-in

November 1, 2014
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A record year for the Southington Drive-in

by Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The recent season was a record year for the Southington Drive-in. Board of Park Commissioners Chair Michael Fasulo shared a comparison report of the Southington Drive-In’s outcome from the summer of 2013 and the summer of 2014 at a recent Town Council Meeting. According to his report, the drive-in’s total…

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Town to live stream meetings

October 31, 2014
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Town to live stream meetings

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The town is moving a step further into the digital age, as it will now offer live streaming of a few select town meetings that take place at the Municipal Center. The meetings will stream via the town’s website, Southington.org. According to IT Director Jay Baker, from now on, all…

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Sewage discussion continues

October 31, 2014
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Sewage discussion continues

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Some residents expressed concern that issues at the sewer treatment plant may not being handled properly at the Town Council meeting on Monday, despite the recent odor problem being corrected. There was some backlash when Town Council Vice Chairman Cheryl Lounsbury, who is on the Sewer Committee, acknowledged the sewer…

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Church to hold blood drive in honor of local youth

October 30, 2014
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Church to hold blood drive in honor of local youth

By Ed Harris Editor Grace United Methodist Church is holding a blood drive Saturday in honor of Daniela Ciriello, a little girl who requires blood transfusions every three weeks in order to live. “After becoming acquainted with the family and Daniela, through some of our family, I hoped to find a way to help and…

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Youths enjoy annual Halloween in Plantsville event

October 29, 2014
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Youths enjoy annual Halloween in Plantsville event

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The 18th annual Halloween in the Village of Plantsville drew crowds of families for a night of safe trick or treating fun. Popular costumes this year ranged from Elsa, from this year’s hit movie “Frozen,” to the classic superhero costumes like Superman and Batman. Anthony Burek was suited up as…

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Boy Scouts to collect food

October 29, 2014
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Boy Scouts to collect food

Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts from Sleeping Giant District (Southington, Wallingford, Meriden, North Haven and Hamden) will be coming to your neighborhood the week of November 1 to distribute notices and/or plastic bags requesting food donations for their 26 Annual “Scouting for Food” drive. On Saturday, Nov. 8, between 9 and 11 a.m., the scouts…

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Tom Foley talks state of the state at chamber breakfast

October 27, 2014
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Tom Foley talks state of the state at chamber breakfast

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Tom Foley, the Republican candidate for governor, recently spoke about the current state of Connecticut and what he would do to improve it at a Celebrity Breakfast sponsored by the Southington Chamber of Commerce at the Manor Inn in Milldale. Foley was presented by Senator Joe Markley, who said that…

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ARC looks to use Pleasantview

October 26, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The ARC of Southington presented a start-up proposal to the Town Council recently for partial use of the Pleasantview Stables to offer life skills and therapeutic services to people with special needs between the ages of 18 to 21. Trish Gibney, from the ARC of Southington, explained that Southington High…

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