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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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Local photographers to have work showcased at New Britain Museum of American Art

August 14, 2014
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See artwork from the summertime library programs in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville, and Southington at a free exhibit highlighting programs funded by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain. The reception will be held at the New Britain Museum of American Art Thursday, August 21, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. The exhibit will be on…

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Hartford Healthcare pauses process of submitting Certificate of Need at Bradley Memorial Hospital

August 14, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor Hartford Healthcare has decided to pause the process of submitting a Certificate of Need that would possibly allow for alternate uses of the inpatient unit at Bradley Memorial Hospital. Hospital officials had originally planned on submitting for the certificate in September. The decision came on the heels of Monday’s Town Council…

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Woman donates $5,000 to YMCA Camp Sloper

August 14, 2014
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Woman donates $5,000 to YMCA Camp Sloper

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer A YMCA worker made a huge difference in the life of a struggling Southington woman 42 years ago and now she is paying it back by donating $5,000 to the Southington YMCA’s Camp Sloper. After suddenly losing her brother to cancer in 1972, Carmel Avitabile and her elderly mother were…

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Hartford Healthcare to pause Certificate of Need process

August 13, 2014
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The following is a statement from Rebecca Stewart, director of media relations for Hartford Healthcare. Hartford HealthCare has listened to the community, and based on what we’ve heard we feel it’s important to pause the process and not submit a Certificate of Need in September as we had planned.  Instead, we want to take the…

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Town announces end of summer pool hours

August 13, 2014
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The following is the end of season hours for Southington’s two public pools. The Memorial Park Pool, on Woodruff Street, is open through Friday, August 22. On Friday, August 15, the pool is open noon to 8 p.m. On August 16-17, the pool is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. On August 18-22, it is…

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Central Christian Academy bus routes

August 12, 2014
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Central Christian Academy Bus 1 Am 7:26 Am 55 Berlin Ave 1 28 Werking St 2 Atkins Way & Whitlock Av 3 1395 Marion Ave Ext 4 101 School Street 5 Manor Rd & Spring Glen Rd 6 165 Welch Rd 7 Elizabeth Dr & Westwood Rd 8 Central Christain Academy 9   Cca Bus…

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