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Tunxis offering advanced manufacturing certificate

October 7, 2014
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Tunxis Community College has partnered with EDAC Technologies of Cheshire to offer an Advanced Manufacturing Machine Technology Certificate, which provides machine operator training and responds to Connecticut manufacturer demand for a workforce with advanced skills. “Tunxis is very pleased and excited to team with EDAC in addressing a critical workforce need,” said David England, Ed.D.,…

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Annual donation drive has begun

October 5, 2014
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Annual donation drive has begun

By Ed Harris Editor The fifth annual toy, coat and non-perishable food drive for the town starts this week and runs through the end of the month. The drive, originally started in 1999 by Nicole Roy of Hot Tans Salon, has grown every year. “The first two years was just us,” Roy said. Now, 23…

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Wolves are returning to Southington

October 4, 2014
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Wolves are returning to Southington

By Ed Harris Editor The wolves are returning to Southington later this month and it could be one of the final times they visit the area. The wolves are part of the Ambassador Wolf Program. “This is their retirement tour,” said Ruth Stanley, a local volunteer with the group. Stanley said that Mission: Wolf, the…

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UPDATED, POSTPONED: Bristol church to screen ‘Frozen’ as its ‘gift’ to the community

October 3, 2014
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UPDATED, POSTPONED: Bristol church to screen ‘Frozen’ as its ‘gift’ to the community

UPDATE: Due to the rain, the church has postponed the screening of ‘Frozen’ until Oct. 18. by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR This Saturday, unless Mother Nature comes calling and wants to spoil the show, the First Congregational Church was slated to continue its October tradition of screening family-friendly movies on an outdoor screen in their…

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Disabled veterans to receive property tax exemption

October 2, 2014
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Disabled veterans to receive property tax exemption

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Town Council recently voted unanimously for a property tax exemption for 100 percent disabled veterans. Town Manager Garry Brumback suggested that fully disabled veterans be exempt from property taxes during his report and the council shared his support. Brumback said that the tax exemption would not cause a significant…

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Updating the town plan; Residents contribute to the POCD

October 2, 2014
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Updating the town plan; Residents contribute to the POCD

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Planning and Zoning Commission recently sought out the input of the public to develop a new Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) for the town. Glen Chalder, president of Planimetrics LLC, facilitated the meeting, as he will assist the town in coming up with the plan. “Our job is…

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Town looks to add sports complex

October 1, 2014
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Town looks to add sports complex

By Ed Harris Editor The town is taking the lead on building a sports complex on West Queen Street, across from the Southington Water Dept. In a bit of a unique process, town officials will work with the property owner and town agencies, including the Planning and Zoning Commission, to garner conceptual approval. The town…

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Showcase opens office in town

September 27, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Showcase Realty just recently opened their fifth office at 176 North Main Street in Southington. “We’re very pleased with the response,” said owner John Donato. “We  have had several listing and buyer inquiries in our first week open.” According to Donato, Showcase reality is the largest real estate company in…

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Bloom Yoga is now licensed to train instructors

September 27, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Bloom Yoga Fitness Studios in Southington is now approved by Yoga Alliance as a yoga school and individuals can now become certified yoga instructors through a 200 hour training program created by the owner and her daughters. A recent class quickly sold out, with 24 yoga instructors in training. Bloom…

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Town officials approve max reward for the Berlin Avenue vandal

September 26, 2014
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Town officials approve max reward for the Berlin Avenue vandal

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Town Council recently voted unanimously to offer $200, the maximum reward, for information leading to a conviction of the vandal responsible for the recent tagging of the newly paved Berlin Avenue. The maximum reward for information is typically $200, but Town Manager Garry Brumback increased the amount to $1,000,…

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