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Cosmetology school brings in renowned stylist Ted Gibson for graduation

August 26, 2016
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On Oct. 2 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, the International Institute of Cosmetology will be hosting its 13th graduation ceremony and fashion show for the 130 graduates for cosmetology, aesthetics, and makeup. World renowned hairstylist Ted Gibson will be delivering the commencement speech for graduates and guests. Press materials from IIC explained, “Celebrity…

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Bees take series against Bluefish

August 26, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: A five-run second inning and a rock solid performance by the bullpen lead the Bees to the 5-4 win in the rubber match vs. the Bluefish. The Game Changed When…:…the Bees erupted for five runs in the bottom of the second inning, highlighted by Jake McGuiggan’s three-run home run to…

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Meet the 2016 Apple Harvest Committee: Jim Champagne has been the face of the festival for 9 years

August 26, 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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Water ban remains in effect

August 26, 2016
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Sprinkler

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER The Special Infrastructure Committee meeting of the Board of Water Commissions scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 18 has been cancelled per request of the board President. According to the meeting agenda, the water restriction ordinance was to be addressed under new business, which could bring residents an update on the mandatory…

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Jen Cardines joins the Observer staff

August 26, 2016
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Jen Cardines
Email: jcardines@southingtonobserver.com

The Observer welcomes Jen Cardines as our new staff writer for Southington news. Jen grew up in the region. She graduated from Newington High School and is a recent graduate from Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), where she studied English and social studies. Her coursework focused on writing, sociology, economics, and psychology. As a student…

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Water Department reopens town wells

August 25, 2016
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Town of Southington

Southington Town Manager Gary Brumback announced that all of Southington’s wells are open, including the ones that were temporarily closed earlier today for testing. The decision was made after extensive testing by the Southington Water Department (SWD) under the supervision of SWD superintendent Frederick Rogers. “He will continue to test but feels as though they…

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Town issues press release about spill

August 25, 2016
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Emergency workers at Light Metals Coloring prepare the roof for removal and replacement to avoid further contamination.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR The Town of Southington released a joint message from the Southington Water Deparment (SWD) and the Plainville-Southington Health District (PSHD) as officials continue on the grounds of Light Metals Coloring at 270 Spring Street where 350 gallons of hexavalent chromium was spilled with some reaching the Quinnipiac River. “As a precaution two…

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Chemical spill on Spring Street reaches Quinnipiac River

August 25, 2016
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Workers continue at the scene of a heavy metal spill on Spring Street.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR A chemical spill at Light Metals Coloring on Spring Street had Southington Fire Department crews, along with the DEEP and U.S. Coast Guard working throughout the night on Wednesday. According to officials on the scene, the Light Metal Coloring (LMC), Inc. was addressing a boiler pipe leak when an accident occurred at…

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4th year of CHET scholarships launched

August 25, 2016
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4th year of CHET scholarships launched

When Gloria Chery, a freshman at Central High School in Bridgeport, learned last fall that she had won a CHET Advance Scholarship, she wrote a note of thanks, saying, “This is a great opportunity for me. I thank you so much for helping me even though it seems so far away.  It is such a…

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Bees fall to Bluefish in extra innings

August 25, 2016
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Box scoreIn 140 Characters or Less: A late rally by the Bluefish ultimately lead to an extra-inning 4-3 loss for the Bees in the middle game of three at New Britain Stadium. The Game Changed When…:…the Bluefish rallied to tie the game on an Angelys Nina RBI single with two outs in the top of…

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