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Family funfest brings out a crowd

February 28, 2013
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Family funfest brings out a crowd

By Margaret Waage Correspondent The Healthy Family FunFest, held February 24 at the Aqua Turf, had such a big turnout that many cars arriving at noon were being directed to park in the perimeter parking lots because those closest to the entrance were filled. Coordinated by three organizations including the Hospital of Central Connecticut, the…

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Residents upset with sidewalk returns

February 27, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Town Council returned an ordinance update on sidewalks used as school access ways back to a subcommittee after hearing about a dozen residents speak out against the proposal during a public hearing earlier this week. Town Councilor Cheryl Lounsbury chairs the Council’s subcommittee that was tasked with updating several town…

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Ski down Mount Southington

February 23, 2013
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Ski down Mount Southington

With the Blizzard of 2013 dropping over two feet of snow on the town, we figured now would be a good time to visit Mount Southington. Here are some of the shots from that visit.   All photos by Tammi Naudus

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Activate Southington tries to keep the town healthy

February 23, 2013
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By Matthew Patterson Contributor Activate Southington was formed in 2009, with a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In the years since, the group has been active in town and will take part in the fourth annual Healthy Family Funfest this weekend. In the past, Activate Southington has supported the community with the Hershey…

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Fairfield invests in St. Paul’s Dube

February 23, 2013
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By Michael Letendre Staff Writer On Thursday, Jan. 17, Fairfield University baseball made a very wise local investment in its future, and that future will include St. Paul’s Kyle Dube as the young man signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the Stags for its 2014 baseball campaign. “I’m so excited,” said Dube.…

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More weekend snow, but northern New England looks targeted for worst of it

February 22, 2013
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More weekend snow, but northern New England looks targeted for worst of it

  The northern part of New England looks to be targeted for another nasty snow storm. But from central Connecticut, south, the snow looks to be wet and heavy but accumulating only 1 to 3 inches, according to Accuweather. State College, Pa. — 22 February 2013 — AccuWeather.com reports the third storm in as many…

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Band practices for Surround Sound

February 22, 2013
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Band practices for Surround Sound

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Southington High School Marching Band is bringing back its indoor “Surround Sound” concert for three performances beginning on March 8. “It’s the Marching Band experience, but indoors and on stage,” said Joanne Kelleher, publicity chair for the Southington Band Backers. “Depending on the song, we’ll have drums, bass and…

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Looking at the school budget; Finance and school boards look at the numbers

February 22, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Board of Finance and school officials extensively discussed both the details and the philosophy behind the Board of Education’s budget request during a recent meeting. This was the formal presentation of the school board’s $85.3 million for the next fiscal year, which amounts to a 3.51 percent increase over…

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Snow in the forecast for this weekend, says Accuweather: CT may be spared the worst of it

February 21, 2013
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Snow in the forecast for this weekend, says Accuweather: CT may be spared the worst of it

 It’s the weekend, it must mean it’s going to snow. Accuweather is warning that New England is likely to see snow this weekend. Although, Connecticut seems as if it will be spared the whallop in storm for Massachusetts, where places like Worcester could see another 6 inches added to its record total. State College, Pa.…

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Youth earns hero award from American Legion Auxiliary

February 21, 2013
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Youth earns hero award from American Legion Auxiliary

DePaolo Middle School student Jeremy Spooner was recently presented with an American Legion Auxiliary Youth Hero Award for his actions in saving the life of his father in November 2011. Jeremy had learned the Heimlich maneuver in Health class and would end up using it on his father later that same day. On the fateful…

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