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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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Southington Library to host food drive

October 15, 2012
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In celebration of National Food Day on October 24, 2012 the Southington Library has joined others in the community in helping those less fortunate. Southington’s Community Services is in need of non-perishable, not expired foods for a family’s Thanksgiving dinner.  Community Services last year filled over 150 Thanksgiving baskets with food donations.  This year the…

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Red Ribbon drug rally Monday afternoon

October 12, 2012
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Red Ribbon drug rally Monday afternoon

Students and community members will gather on the town green to show their solidarity against drug abuse during the Red Ribbon Rally on Oct. 15, a Southington tradition that goes back two decades. The annual event, put on by the Southington Drug Task Force, is typically upbeat and full of cheers and laughter, but the…

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