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Lake Compounce seeks summer workers

April 30, 2016
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Lake Compounce Family Theme Park is seeking approximately 500 additional individuals to join their team for this summer season. Positions that are available include food and beverage, games, rides, retail, admissions, maintenance, grounds, housekeeping, as well as at Bear Creek Campground. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and be available to work…

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The show will go on: Downtown festivals get waiver from state

April 29, 2016
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By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR It’s been almost two months since Town Councilors Tom Lombardi and Victoria Triano joined State Representatives David Zoni and Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz in front of the Public Safety and Security Committee in Hartford to speak in favor of a House Bill, sponsored by Zoni, that would give towns a waiver against state…

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Transforming the flower girl into a lady

April 29, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Taking a common lump of coal and polishing it into a precious diamond is a common plot in literature and film. Think about how Cyrano de Bergerac, who polishes up the young Christian and tutors the lad so that he may be more palatable to the fair Roxane. Or think…

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Math-A-Thon sees most successful year

April 29, 2016
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Students at Urbin T. Kelley Elementary School have found a unique way to celebrate their fundraising success this year – by taping their principal to the wall. The “Tape Mrs. Kahl to the Wall” event will wrap up the 29th successful season of raising funds for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Every year, Kelley participates…

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Southington volunteer honored at state senate

April 28, 2016
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Senator Markley welcomes Southington resident Meghana  Kandarpa to the CT State Capitol. April 27, 2016.

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CCSU students travel to Cuba for class

April 28, 2016
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Central Connecticut State University students gather at the Estadio Latinoamerican Havana during a recent trip to Cuba.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Coinciding with President Barack Obama’s historic visit to the island nation, students from Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) spent a week studying in Cuba this semester. From March 18-26, CCSU sent 19 journalism and communications majors along with two professors on a voyage from New Britain, to Boston, to Miami, and finally…

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Greenskies to install solar panels on middle school roofs

April 27, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Plans to promote green energy in town will continue this summer with solar panels being added at both middle schools. Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School and John F. Kennedy Middle School will both have solar panel arrays installed on their rooftops by Greenskies Renewable Energy in Middletown. “Our goal is to try…

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Dining listings, starting April 29

April 27, 2016
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FRIDAY, APRIL 29 BRISTOL PASTA DINNER FUND RAISER FOR HUNTER SMITH. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Benefits Ivy Drive student who is having medical issues and has been in CCMC for over two months. Asbury United Methodist Church, 90 Church Ave., Forestville. Tickets at door or reserve at hfostbork@aol.com. $10. SATURDAY, MAY 14 PLAINVILLE WINE TASTING…

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Choral Society staging ‘Pirates of Penzance’ and ‘Iolante’

April 27, 2016
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The Plainville Choral Society has received a sponsorship of $750 from the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain to stage the Gilbert and Sullivan comedies “Pirates of Penzance” and “Iolanthe”, both in shortened versions, on Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14 at the Plainville High School. The grant was one of the “Community Sponsorship…

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Local woman takes home the Mrs. CT crown

April 27, 2016
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Allyson Genovese is the new Mrs. Connecticut.

By MIKE CHAIKENEDITIONS EDITOR A Southington resident was thrust onto the national stage when she was crowned Mrs. Connecticut earlier this month. Allyson Genovese, who has held several local titles and competed twice before for Mrs. Connecticut, where she was first runner-up both times— finally took home the big prize when she entered the Mrs. Connecticut…

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