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Southington Walks for a Cause

June 5, 2013
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Southington Walks for a Cause

   Southington hosted another successful Relay for Life on May 31st and June 1st at Southington High School.  This yearly event draws in many people who are in support of finding a cure for cancer, as well as raising funds for continued treatments for patients.  Many team members came together to walk for this cause. …

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Firefighters to ask residents to ‘Fill the Boot’

June 4, 2013
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Firefighters will be out on the streets of Southington, Connecticut, asking motorists to help “Fill the Boot” for the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Friday, June 7, from 4-7 p.m.   Every dollar that passing motorists can pitch into the fire fighters’ boots of Southington Local 2033 helps to fund MDA services to individuals and their families…

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Water main break causing traffic concerns on Route 10, near High Street

May 21, 2013
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The Southington Police Department is telling residents to expect traffic delays at the intersection of North Main Street (Route 10) and High Street due to a water main break. Police are making every effort to keep two lanes of traffic flowing through the area; however there may be periods of alternating traffic and/or traffic delays.…

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Southington’s littlest queens

May 6, 2013
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Southington’s littlest queens

The Elks Club on Main Street was the site where Southington’s littlest queens in the Miss Southington Scholarship Organization were crowned April 28.

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Lake Compounce to open for another season

May 5, 2013
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Opening day for Lake Compounce Theme Park is Saturday, May 11 and guests are invited to take advantage of ‘buy one, get one free’ Regular Admission tickets for May 11, 12, 18 or 19, when purchased online at www.Lake-Compounce.com. Proud to be the oldest continuously operating amusement park in the country, Lake Compounce is celebrating…

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Youth’s Google doodle up for vote

May 1, 2013
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A second grade student, Hope Scalise, from Derynoski Elementary School, is the Connecticut winner of the Doodle 4 Google Art Competition. A “doodle” is the logo design that appears on the Google website homepage periodically to celebrate special events, holidays , or the lives of artists and inventors. Hope’s winning design was one of more…

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John Weichsel, Southington’s first town manager, passes away at 80

March 30, 2013
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John Weichsel, Southington’s first town manager, passed away Friday night. He was 80. Weichsel was first appointed town manager in 1966 and served until early 2011. He was succeeded by current Town Manager Garry Brumback. When the system was worked out in 1966, it was decided that the Town Manager would serve at the will…

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United Way honors four hometown heroes at dinner

March 22, 2013
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United Way honors four hometown heroes at dinner

By Vanessa Stevens Corresponden A large crowd showed up Thursday at the Aqua Turf Club to support and honor four hometown heroes of Southington: Erin Gibney of the Giving Back Girls,  Paula Knight, Steve Daniels and Walter Hushak. The award, given by United Way of Southington, honors those who have made a difference in town.…

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Chamber award winners named

March 22, 2013
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Chamber award winners named

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Chamber of Commerce has recently released the names of its service awards recipients, who will be honored at the organization’s annual dinner next month. The honorees include Vinny Nanfito, recipient of the Riccio Brothers Business Person of the Year, Jerry Brick, receiving the Chamber’s Gail DePaolo Community Spirit honor…

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Twice is just as nice; Middle school renovations pass again

March 20, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The middle school renovations past for a second time at Tuesday’s referendum. The renovations were overwhelmingly approved by voters in 2011, but the renovations were sent back to referendum after it was discovered that the removal of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) would significantly drive up cost estimates. This is the first time…

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