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Town-wide registration announced for Little League and girls softball

December 4, 2014
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Town-wide registration has been announced for players interested in the Southington Girls Softball League (SGSL) and any of the three local Little Leagues. Registration will be held on Saturday, Jan. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Southington High School cafeteria. The leagues are only open to Southington residents over…

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Habek, Holland engagement

December 3, 2014
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Habek, Holland engagement

Dr. and Mrs. Helmy Habek of Southington are honored to announce the engagement of their daughter Nicole Habek of Southington to Brian Holland of Corning, N.Y., son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Holland. Nicole graduated from Southington High School. She also graduated from Northeastern University, earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and she graduated with…

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My Little Rascals offers fun, friendly atmosphere

December 3, 2014
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My Little Rascals offers fun, friendly atmosphere

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER My Little Rascals Daycare Center has just held its ribbon cutting ceremony and open house. Owner Carla Russo has been working in daycare for several years and has two young daughters of her own with her husband. The center is located on 445 North Main St. near Stop and Shop,…

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Southington Community Services could use holiday help

December 3, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Southington Community Services has a few opportunities for giving back this holiday season. Before Thanksgiving, the civic group handed out 500 food baskets to families in need at the Southington Drive In. Now SCS is preparing food baskets for families for Christmas. One of the ways people can give back…

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SHS atrium to get new roof

December 3, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Town Council unanimously approved a bond ordinance of $407,000 for the replacement of the roof at the atrium of Southington High School. There was a public hearing for the ordinance held at the beginning of the meeting, however, the public remained mum. Director of Operations for the Southington Public…

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Book clubs take over the high school

December 3, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Last year, Southington High School started with one book club. Today, SHS Literacy Specialist and Teacher of the Year Jennifer Paul is leading 11 book clubs for students at the school and says the clubs just keep growing. “This year, it’s crazy. I can’t keep up,” said Paul. “There are…

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State regulators challenge CL&P’s proposed rate increase

December 2, 2014
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HARTFORD—State regulators have announced cutbacks to a proposed rate increase from Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P). The proposed rate increases have been reduced from $221.1 Million to $130.2 Million. “I’m pleased the state regulators sought to keep the rate increase low,” State Senator Joe Markley (R-Southington) said in a press release. “This is a step…

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State provides $1 million to expand, renovate library

November 28, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Town councilor and chairman of the state Library Board John Barry announced that the State Library has awarded Southington Public Library with a construction grant for $1 million to expand and renovate the library. “As many of you know, the grant application can be very competitive and challenging,” said Barry,…

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40 years of Barnes to be celebrated at Hospitality Night

November 28, 2014
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40 years of Barnes to be celebrated at Hospitality Night

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Barnes Museum first opened its doors to the public during Hospitality Night in 1974. This year’s Downtown Merchants Association Hospitality Night on Friday, Dec. 5 will mark the 40th anniversary of the old Barnes family home being a museum. “Bradley knew what he had acquired was a vast amount…

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SHS gearing up to present ‘Father of the Bride,’ starting Dec. 12

November 28, 2014
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This December, the Southington High School Drama Club will present its first-semester production, Caroline Francke’s “Father of the Bride.” Perhaps best known as the inspiration for the 1991 movie starring Steve Martin and Diane Keaton, a press release from Southington High explained, the play was actually inspired by the 1948 novel by Edward Streeter and…

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