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Christmas in Plantsville

December 11, 2012
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It was a bit smaller than in years past and the weather did not cooperate, but Santa still had the time to help impart holiday cheer at the annual Christmas in Plantsville. Photos by Stacey McCarthey

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St. Dominic goes to Washington

December 9, 2012
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By Ed Harris Editor Saint Dominic School Principal Patricia Tiezzi and Literacy Specialist Noreen Adams recently traveled to Washington D.C. to attend the 30th Anniversary of the National Blue Ribbon Schools Award Ceremony and receive St. Dominic School’s National Blue Ribbon Award for Academic Excellence. “My experience was awesome,” said Tiezzi in a release. “We…

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Blue Christmas event set at First Baptist Church

December 9, 2012
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“Blue Christmas” will be held Monday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Southington, continuing the church’s tradition of offering a worship service for people who are feeling a loss during the holidays. The loss may be due to the death of a loved one, divorce, unemployment, financial problems, for anyone who is…

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Youth donates money to Make-A-Wish Foundation

December 9, 2012
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Youth donates money to Make-A-Wish Foundation

By Ed Harris Editor A Derynoski School student has helped raise over $900 dollars for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, bringing her two year total to close to $1,700. Olivia Genovese, 10, was honored at the school last week by Kim Smith, development director for Make-A- Wish. Olivia was given a t-shirt and a special certificate. This…

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Paris in Plantsville presents Munny Madness II

December 9, 2012
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Paris in Plantsville presents Munny Madness II

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Medical waste bin collects over 200 pounds of debris

December 8, 2012
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By Ed Harris Editor The medication drop box at the Southington Police Department is exceeding the expectations of organizers. Since Oct. 11, the Southington Police has been the home to the permanent medication drop box. Since the box opened, officials have collected approximately 200 pounds of medication related items. “It’s better than we thought it’d…

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Civil rights activist speaks at SHS

December 7, 2012
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Civil rights activist speaks at SHS

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Author and civil rights activist Arthur Miller spoke about bullying and taking responsibility to Southington High School students. After a few years of visiting regularly, he has become a familiar face to the school community. “I try to talk about the greater good,” he said. “If you tell stories, you…

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Barnes Museum lights up for the holidays

December 7, 2012
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Barnes Museum lights up for the holidays

By Ed Harris Editor Visitors to the Barnes Museum can take a walk through yesteryear, thanks to the thousands of photographs that decorate the 14 Christmas trees situated throughout the home. The Barnes’ annual holiday display is open to the public beginning with Hospitality Night festivities this evening. Barnes Curator Marie Secondo said the museum’s…

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Lincoln College collecting food donations

December 6, 2012
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Lincoln College of New England is partnering with area community groups, students and local residents to “jam a Van” with food to help those who might otherwise go hungry over the upcoming 2012 holiday season. In conjunction with Terryville High School, the Plymouth Community Feed Project and “Kids Against Hunger,” the college is inviting local…

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Synthetic marijuana targeted; New ‘objectionable materials’ ordinance proposed

December 6, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer A new “objectionable materials” ordinance will give the Southington police more tools to deal with dangerous objects in town, including the growing problem of “synthetic marijuana.” “It’s usually an herb sprayed with a chemical designed to give it the same effect as marijuana,” said Sergeant Jeff Dobratz, spokesman for the…

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