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Town officials urge residents to prepare for Hurricane Sandy

October 26, 2012
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By Ed Harris Editor   While it is still unclear how exactly Hurricane Sandy will impact Connecticut, Southington officials are urging residents to begin preparing for the storm. “The big thing is for our residents to be prepared,” said Southington Town Manager Gary Brumback. “We’re assuming we are going to get hit.” Brumback has spent…

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Fundraiser leads to book program

October 26, 2012
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Fundraiser leads to book program

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Students and staff at Southington High School held an informal event on Monday to thank the American Legion Auxiliary, which has funded the purchase of $1,800 worth of new books for the school’s library. The donation was for a “reluctant readers” program proposed by literacy specialist Jen Paul. The funding…

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Possible phosphorous deal in works; Could lead to massive savings for town

October 26, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Southington officials said they are on the verge of a deal with environmental agencies to address phosphorous in the town’s wastewater to an extent that won’t bring about the massive costs they have feared at Monday’s Town Council meeting. “We don’t have a formal agreement in place, but we remain…

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Governor says prepare for hurricane

October 25, 2012
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This just in from the governor’s office… GOV. MALLOY ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO MONITOR HURRICANE SANDY AND TO BE PREPARED   (HARTFORD, CT) – With Hurricane Sandy potentially threatening Connecticut, Governor Dannel P. Malloy is asking residents to closely monitor the storm’s path over the next few days and to be prepared.   “Just as the…

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Governor issues warning to prepare for Hurricane Sandy

October 25, 2012
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This just in from the governor’s office GOV. MALLOY ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO MONITOR HURRICANE SANDY AND TO BE PREPARED   (HARTFORD, CT) – With Hurricane Sandy potentially threatening Connecticut, Governor Dannel P. Malloy is asking residents to closely monitor the storm’s path over the next few days and to be prepared.   “Just as the…

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Music of the Knight moved to Cheshire

October 24, 2012
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Southington High School Marching Band’s annual “Music Of The Knight” Marching Band competition (10/27/2012) has been moved to Cheshire HS. The start time has been pushed out one hour to 3 pm and the gates will open at 2:30 due to a soccer game earlier in the day.  The installation of the artificial turf field…

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Candidates talk the issues in Chamber debate

October 24, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The nine candidates hoping to be elected to Southington’s state delegation discussed the tough economic conditions and political divisions in Connecticut, during a lengthy, and sometimes contentious, forum sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. As the result of state redistricting, Southington is now represented by four house seats and one…

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Kids say no to drugs at rally

October 19, 2012
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Kids say no to drugs at rally

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The annual “Red Ribbon Rally” returned for its 22nd year, inviting Southington students of all ages to declare their opposition to drug use. The rally is usually held on the town green, but rainy weather moved it indoors to the auditorium at nearby Derynoski Elementary School. The crowd easily filled…

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Medicine drop box at police HQ

October 19, 2012
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By Rob Glidden The Southington Police Department is now the location of a permanent medication drop box, a longtime goal of town officials and several community organizations. The box allows residents to safely dispose of expired or unneeded medication anonymously and at no cost. “This is a one-way mailbox,” said Town Council Chairman John Dobbins.…

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Additional air tests at schools; Officials seek to give peace of mind

October 19, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer In the wake of the discovery of PCBs during the process of planning the middle school renovations, the Board of Education intends to conduct air sample tests at three other schools to address safety concerns from the community. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are common in older buildings constructed before their toxic…

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