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Deadline for voter registration is approaching

September 30, 2016
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Southington residents have until Tuesday, Nov. 1 to register to vote in the Nov. 8 state election, and they have four ways to do it. IN PERSON—Residents can drop in to the Registrar of Voters Office (Election Department) at town hall, 75 Main St. to register with Southington Registrar of Voters Edward M. Malczyk (D)…

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State Bond Commission makes Calendar House funding official

September 30, 2016
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Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St, Southington, CT 06489. Phone: (860) 621-3014

House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D – Berlin/Southington) and State Representative David Zoni (D – Southington) welcomed today’s approval by the State Bond Commission of  a $5 million grant-in-aid to the town of Southington for the construction of a new senior center. “We are very pleased that the $5million grant-in aid is now official with…

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State Democrats announce party platform at Goodwin College event

September 30, 2016
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State Rep. Joe Aresimowicz (D-Southington, Berlin)
House Majority Leader

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER House Majority Leader and 30th Assembly District representative Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin/Southington) led a press conference in East Hartford on Sept. 20 at the Goodwin College Business and Manufacturing Center. With over three dozen candidates by his side, Aresimowicz and the Connecticut House Democrats revealed their plans for investing in the…

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Download the new Apple Harvest parade app beginning Oct. 1

September 30, 2016
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Download the new Apple Harvest parade app beginning Oct. 1

BlumShapiro Consulting will introduce a new feature to this year’s Southington Apple Harvest Festival (AHF) with the new “Get Fest” application. Get Fest is a web-based app that allows the parade committee, volunteers and participants to view the float drop off locations, road closure points and other critical event details. “As we approach our 50th…

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Veterans selected for makeovers

September 30, 2016
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Elnora Cochran, left, Mary Clark, and Krystal Rayner pose after their free makeovers at Studio 466 Salon and Spa, courtesy of Save-A-Suit and the salon.

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER Save-A-Suit, partnered with Studio 466 Salon & Spa to award three female veterans with a complete make-over. Located at 466 East St. in Plainville, the salon is usually closed on Sundays and Mondays, but owner Donna Theriault opened the doors on Sept. 19 for this special occasion organized by Save-A-Suit,…

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Leading Ladies to honor Town Councilor at Oct. 14 luncheon

September 29, 2016
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SoCCA director Mary DeCroce, left, will be the keynote speaker as the Leading Ladies honor Town Councilor Dawn Miceli, right, on Oct. 7.

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER The Leading Ladies organization will honor Town Councilor Dawn Miceli at their annual event at the Aqua Turf on Friday, Oct. 14. The award will highlight their fundraising event, which runs from noon to 4 p.m. The annual luncheon is held each year to raise money for the Leading Ladies…

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Vigil to remember victims of domestic violence Oct. 5

September 29, 2016
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Prudence Crandall Center will be holding its annual “Silent No More” Candlelight Vigil on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. to remember those who have lost their lives in the past year due to domestic violence in Connecticut, and to raise awareness about this widespread issue. The vigil will be held rain or shine at…

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Fifth year program offers STELLAR opportunities for special ed students

September 29, 2016
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By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER Southington High School (SHS) has created a new fifth year program for local special education students to better acclimate to real world experiences. Southington’s Transitional Education in Life Learning and Adult Responsibilities, better known as “STELLAR,” piloted on Sept. 1. The program is a partnership between Southington Public Schools and…

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Meet the 2016 Apple Harvest Committee: Parade co-chair JoAnne Salerno is excited about this year’s ‘Get Fest’ cell phone app

September 28, 2016
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Apple Harvest Festival
www.southington.org/AHF

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR The Apple Harvest Festival is almost here, and officials are working hard to prepare for opening day. The 2016 event runs from Friday, Sept. 30 to Sunday, Oct. 2 and Friday, Oct. 7 to Sunday, Oct. 9, and it will include everything that visitors have come to expect from a parade…

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Board of Education honors teacher, 2 former students

September 28, 2016
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BOE chair Brian Goralski presents the 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year plaque to Christina McKirryher at the Sept. 22 meeting.

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER The Southington Board of Education (BOE) met for their regular session on Thursday, Sept. 22 with a positive agenda and a handful of public participants. Board members recognized a teacher, the DECA club, two fallen soldiers, and above average test scores at the high school. The BOE opened the meeting…

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