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Tunxis holds career fair next Tuesday

April 18, 2014
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TunxisCommunity College will host a Career Fair on Tuesday, April 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the AdministrationBuilding corridor. The public is invited to attend free of charge. Organizations seeking to hire, as well as job placement agencies, will be represented by over 20 exhibitors. Employers at the fair represent a range of…

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Plainville Farmer’s Market readies to open in June

April 18, 2014
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Plainville Farmer’s Market readies to open in June

The Farmers Market of Plainville will be opening for its third season on June 27, and will be running every Friday for 12 weeks. Located at the PlainvilleHigh School on Route 10, this summer the market will feature seven vendors for fresh fruits and vegetables, locally raised meats, breads, and more. Linda Garcia, Market Master,…

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Scouts receive message from space

April 18, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Reporter All it took was one click on Twitter for Boy Scout Troop 45 of St. Paul’s Church in Southington to ultimately communicate with NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio. The Scouts were viewing Mastracchio’s Twitter account one day when they stumbled upon a picture he posted during his six-month assignment on the…

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Local students are inventive

April 18, 2014
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Local students are inventive

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Reporter Fourth grader Joey Mazzarella of Thalberg School always knew it was difficult for students to carry their lunches every day while walking the hallways with their backpacks in tow. In order to make lunch time less stressful, he created “Lunch on a roll,” using a variety of materials such as…

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Bradley to close inpatient unit; Emergency room to remain open

April 18, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Reporter Representatives from Bradley Memorial Hospital have reassured town officials that the hospital will remain in use, despite the recent announcement of the desire to close the inpatient unit. In a memo sent to all employees of the hospital last week, Hartford Healthcare Senior Vice President Lucille Janatka said the Hospital…

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Nancy Nurtures donates 1,000 pounds of food to Community Services

April 17, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor Local community group Nancy Nurtures recently donated 1,000 pounds of food to the Southington Community Services food pantry. “This is the second year that Nancy Nurtures had a food drive for the Southington Community Services food pantry,” said Mark Fazzolari, assistant director for Community Services. “Nancy Nurtures and Tops have been…

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Council approves cell tower proposal

April 16, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Town Council voted unanimously Monday to approve a Verizon cell tower on East Street. During the meeting, council members voted 6 to 0 in approval of the location of the cell tower, which will be located on the northeast section of the leaf site on East Street, reported…

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Southington says goodbye to Dr. Erardi

April 16, 2014
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Southington says goodbye to Dr. Erardi

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Reporter School and town officials expressed their gratitude for the work of Dr. Joseph Erardi last week during a Board of Education meeting on April 11, saying farewell to the Southington Supt. of Schools who has accepted the new role of Newtown Superintendent. Southington High School teacher Bob Brown, who presented…

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March for Babies coming up in New Britain; Plymouth couple tapped as 2014 Ambassadors

April 15, 2014
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On Sunday, May 4 at WalnutHillPark in New Britain, hundreds of families and business leaders will join together to March for Babies—the March of Dimes walk honoring babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive. Funds raised help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, neonatal intensive care unit family support programs…

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Moose sighted in Southington

April 15, 2014
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The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has issued an alert to motorists about a reported moose sighting in Southington. The moose was spotted on West Street near Interstate 84, and was last seen entering a swamp area that abuts the highway, according to the alert. “Moose near roadways pose a particular danger because…

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