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Resident to take part in Closer to Free bike ride

September 5, 2014
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Resident to take part in Closer to Free bike ride

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Rand Mange of Southington will ride in the Closer to Free bike ride, which raises money for the Yale Smilow Cancer Center. This September, Mange, who is a firefighter in Guilford, is riding amongst thousands with team Carl’s Crusaders for the second time. Carl’s Crusaders was formed for Carl Hubbard,…

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Town to hold 9/11 memorial

September 5, 2014
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On September 11, at 8:46 a.m., a service will be held at the 9/11 Memorial in Plantsville on the corner of Summer Street and Main Street. Members of the Knights of Columbus, the Fire and Police Departments, town officials and residents will hold the service to remember and honor those who lost their lives on…

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Southington selects the best pizza

September 5, 2014
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Southington selects the best pizza

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer From macaroni and cheese and taco pizza to classic cheese and pepperoni, there was a slice to please everyone’s taste buds at the Southington Chamber of Commerce’s annual Pizza Fest, hosted by the chamber’s Womens Group. Around 450 residents gathered at the North Ridge Gulf Club to put the pies…

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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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