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New superintendent adjusts to position

August 22, 2014
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New superintendent adjusts to position

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer New Superintendent of Schools is transitioning to Southington with a busy first week on the job. “It’s a much larger school district,” said Connellan, who was the former superintendent for Oxford Public Schools. “There are lots of things to do every single day, that’s probably the biggest difference.” Assistant Superintendent…

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Continued anger over hospital plans; Healthcare officials meet with residents

August 22, 2014
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Continued anger over hospital plans; Healthcare officials meet with residents

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Hartford Healthcare officials held a “Community Conversation” at Derynoski Elementary School Monday night to hear the concerns of Southington residents about the changes at Bradley Memorial Hospital. Hartford Healthcare was represented by Tricia Walden, Lucille Janatka, president of the central region of Hartford Healthcare and Jim Blazar, senior vice president…

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Plantsville resident named to 40 under Forty list

August 17, 2014
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Plantsville resident named to 40 under Forty list

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Plantsville resident Jennifer Young was recognized by the Hartford Business Journal as part of the 18 annual 40 Under Forty Young Business Leaders award. At just 26, Young is an experienced physician assistant and is the co-owner of Pure Skin Medical spa. Young said she met her business partner, Jenna…

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Singers come out for first round of CT Icon

August 17, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer CT Icon, a competition for singers ages 9 and up, held its first round of auditions on August 3 and over 30 people participated. “We’re hoping for an even bigger turnout for the second audition,” said Icon spokesman Melissa Ericksen-Salmon. “Some people have already preregistered for the 23. There’s a…

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Restaurants vie to have the best pizza in town at chamber event

August 16, 2014
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Restaurants vie to have the best pizza in town at chamber event

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Pizza enthusiasts everywhere, mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 26. The Southington Chamber of Commerce Women is holding its fifth annual Pizza Fest at Northridge Golf Course, formerly Pine Valley, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. It’s an event for those who consider themselves a pizza connoisseur or those looking for…

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Sales tax free week begins this weekend

August 15, 2014
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy today reminded Connecticut consumers about the state’s upcoming “Sales Tax-Free Week” for clothing and shoes that starts on Sunday, Aug. 17 and continues through Saturday, Aug. 23 During the week, most items of clothing and footwear selling for less than $300 – including any discounts offered by the retailer – will…

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School district hosts Camp Invention

August 15, 2014
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School district hosts Camp Invention

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer With robots made of recycled goods and pinball machines built from the parts of a VCR, the local school system is fostering a generation of inventers through Camp Invention. The science camp is a national educational summer program designed to enrich students in ways that they normally don’t get to…

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Crowds attend Taste of Southington at Barnes Museum

August 15, 2014
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Crowds attend Taste of Southington at Barnes Museum

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Crowds of people descended on the Barnes Museum recently to enjoy the Taste of Southington. A dozen restaurants including C.C. Carvers, Christina’s Gourmet Cookies, Cork &  Brew, Machiavelli’s, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Napoli Café Deli, Namaste India, Paul Gregory’s Bistro, Saints Restaurant & Catering, Salsa’s Southwest Grill, Sixpence Pie Company and…

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Hospital issues dominate Town Council meeting

August 15, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer A large standing room only crowd voiced their opinions on the proposed changes and future of Bradley Memorial Hospital at Monday’s Town Council meeting. By and large, residents seemed to agree that Southington needs a hospital. As the meeting moved forward, residents began to share their experiences and disappointment with…

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Southington High Marching Band to perform competition excerpts

August 14, 2014
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The Southington High School Marching Band will perform excerpts from their 2014 competition show at their annual open house on Thursday August 21 at 6 p.m. All parents, friends, young musicians, supporters and community members are welcome to attend. This is an opportunity for the students to showcase the hard work they put in during…

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