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Garden club announces fairy house competition

July 27, 2014
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Garden club announces fairy house competition

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer For the third year, the fairy godmothers of the Orchard Valley Garden Club in Southington will host the fairy festival at the Apple Harvest Festival. However, this year, the club is hosting a competition for the public. The public will receive ballets to vote on the best houses and there…

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Author shares World War II story in new memoir

July 26, 2014
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Author shares World War II story in new memoir

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Lithuanian native Janina Nawarskas lived a cozy life with her parents and brothers until the 1940s, when her homeland was torn apart. Nawarskas detailed her lifestory in a memoir, “A Child Lost.” She recently held a reading and signing at the Southington Library. The memoir follows Nawarskas’ challenging past, caused…

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Southington’s Italian-American Festival kicks off tonight

July 25, 2014
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The annual Southington Italian-American Festival reaches the decade milestone this evening. The tradition continues with authentic Italian food, music and a homemade wine contest at the tenth annual Southington Italian-American Festival, July 25-27 on Center Street. The festival opens tonight at 5 p.m. It runs from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday and from 12:30…

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Legion looks to help police K-9s

July 25, 2014
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Legion looks to help police K-9s

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington American Legion is launching fundraising efforts in order to donate training and safety gear to help out a couple special officers at the Southington Police Department, the K-9s. Steve Pintarich, from the American Legion, said that he began the initiative earlier this year and it is finally taking…

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School board wants more info before making food waste recycling decision

July 25, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Board of Education  is seeking more information before it agrees to sign a food waste deal with Covanta Energy. At the Board of Education meeting on June 26, Covanta gave an overview of their plan to install food recycling bins in the schools and transport the solid food waste…

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Southington Police Department honored by legion

July 25, 2014
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Southington Police Department honored by legion

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington Police Department was honored with the Annual Police Department of the Year award and Officer Tom Gallo was awarded Law Enforcement Officer of the Year at the recent American Legion Department Convention. Representing the Southington Police Department, Chief John Daly was presented the Police Department of the Year…

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American Legion honored with awards

July 25, 2014
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American Legion honored with awards

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The American Legion Kiltonic Post 72, Southington was honored at the American Legion 96th Department of Connecticut Convention with nine awards for their outstanding efforts in community service, leadership, youth outreach and membership. Post 72 also nominated the Southington Police Department for two additional awards, the American Legion Police Department…

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Officials: No need for worry that tech budget is over

July 24, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Karen Veilleux, the technology director for Southington Public schools, appeared before the Board of Education recently to gain approval for a request to the state for $1,531,045 in new technology for each middle school. Including both DePaolo and Kennedy Middle Schools, the technology request that will be sent to the…

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Summer energy assistance available from Operation Fuel

July 22, 2014
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Operation Fuel has begun its summer energy assistance program for households that are struggling to pay their energy bills and are in danger of having their utilities shut off. As a result of trying to keep their homes warm this past winter, many Connecticut families and individuals currently have high balances on their electric and…

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Italian-American Festival is a decade old

July 21, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The annual Southington Italian-American Festival reaches the decade milestone later this month. The tradition continues with authentic Italian food, music and a homemade wine contest at the tenth annual Southington Italian-American Festival, July 25-27 on Center Street. “It is important to bring back the Italian traditions and heritages for the…

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