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Resident led group meets to save Bradley

September 20, 2014
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Resident led group meets to save Bradley

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Community Committee to Save Bradley (CCSB) held its first meeting, where leaders Rosemary Champagne and Bonnie Sica presented their plans for the committee to a room filled with residents. The CCSB will be made up of five sub committees: attendance, publicity, awareness, petition and legal facts. The attendance subcommittee…

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Art League holding juried show

September 19, 2014
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Art League holding juried show

The Art League of New Britain (ALNB) at 30 Cedar Street New Britain, Ct. will be holding its 24th Annual Members Carriage House Exhibition from Oct. 3 to 26, 2014. There will be an Opening Reception on Friday, Oct. 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. This is juried for prizes exhibition, open to ALNB members…

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Gov. Malloy speaks at chamber’s Celebrity Breakfast

September 19, 2014
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Gov. Malloy speaks at chamber’s Celebrity Breakfast

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Gov. Dannel Malloy spoke about current issues in the state and addressed what his administration is doing to solve them at a recent Southington Chamber of Commerce Celebrity Breakfast at the Manor Inn Restaurant. The governor also took questions from business and community leaders. State Rep. Dave Zoni gave the…

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Ideal Forging is coming down

September 19, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Meridian Development will begin demolition of the old Ideal Forging buildings after the Apple Harvest Festival next month, a representative from the company announced at last week’s Southington Chamber of Commerce Celebrity Breakfast. Howard Schlesinger, a founding principal of Meridian, said that they wanted to wait until after the Apple…

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Southington marks 9/11 anniversary

September 17, 2014
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Southington marks 9/11 anniversary

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Members of the community gathered for an anniversary ceremony around the 9/11 monuments between Summer and Main Street at 8:46 a.m., the time the first plane struck the twin towers, to remember the lives lost 13 years ago. At 8:46 a.m., the bells of the Congregational Church rang 11 times…

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Petit road race raised more than $115,000

September 16, 2014
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GE’s Industrial Solutions business helped raise more than $115,000 as the title sponsor of a 5K road race in Plainville, Conn., that benefited the Petit Family Foundation. The non-profit foundation was established in 2007 by Dr. William Petit in memory of his wife and two daughters whose lives were ended during a home invasion in…

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Women & Girls Fund seeks grant proposals

September 16, 2014
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Main Street Community Foundation is accepting grant proposals from eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for the Women & Girls’ Fund. The application, which includes the grantmaking guidelines and criteria, is available on Main Street Community Foundation’s website, www.mainstreetfoundation.org. All proposals are due by 4 p.m. on Sept. 30. Nonprofit organizations with programs serving women and girls…

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Carousel Museum opens up to fun and talent Sept. 27

September 16, 2014
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On Saturday, Sept. 27, The New England Carousel Museum and Bristol Center for Arts and Culture opens its doors to celebrate Bristol fun and talent on the first Saturday of the Bristol Mum Festival. Several years ago, a press release from the museum explained, the executive director, Louise DeMars and the Board of Directors of…

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Politicians keep tradition alive at Crocodile Club Dinner

September 14, 2014
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Politicians keep tradition alive at Crocodile Club Dinner

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For 133 years now, a multitude of individuals have gathered at Lake Compounce to put aside their political differences over a traditional dinner of lamb and corn with all the trimmings. Last Friday, local and state officials did just that in the amusement park’s ballroom to celebrate the history of…

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The future of Bradley; Council, Hartford Healthcare release statements

September 12, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Both Hartford HealthCare and the Town Council have recently made public statements regarding the future of Bradley Memorial Hospital. In a Hartford HealthCare press release, the company said that it will continue to work on plans with the Bradley Community Advisory Committee, assembled of leaders from community organizations, local politicians…

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