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Community puzzles in the library café

December 4, 2014
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The Southington Public Library has found a new way for patrons to while away the winter hours and have some fun. A new puzzle table has been set up in the café area where adults are encouraged to help build the community puzzle. The puzzle, “The Bizarre Bookshoop,” was recently completed, and patrons 18 years…

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Semmelrock, Caseres wedding announcement

December 4, 2014
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Kathryn Caseres, of New City, N.Y., and Matthew Semmelrock, of New York, N.Y., were married on June 14, 2014 at St. Francis of Assisi Church in West Nyack, N.Y. the reception was held at The Estate at Florentine Gardens in River Vale, N.J. Kathryn is the daughter of Jose and Patricia Caseres of New City,…

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Eight locals inducted into National Honor Society at Mercy HS

December 4, 2014
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Eight Southington students were among the list of 55 Mercy High School honorees that were inducted into the McAuley Chapter of the National Honor Society on Tuesday, Nov. 18. Members were selected based on the criteria of character, scholarship, leadership, and service. The Southington students were Mercy juniors Kimberly Arnold, Ava Coleman, Victoria Fiore, Haley…

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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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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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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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