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Library to apply for grant; Funds could cover expansion costs

May 23, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Public Library is in the process of applying for a state grant that would cover the construction costs of its planned expansion. During a recent meeting, the Town Council voted unanimously to support the grant, which is provided by the State Library Board. Town Manager Garry Brumback said…

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Relay for Life kicks off next week

May 23, 2014
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Relay for Life kicks off next week

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With Relay for Life scheduled to kick off next week, teams throughout Southington are wrapping up their fundraisers in preparation of the annual event. For members of the Jean’s Angels team, hosting seven fundraisers at Wendy’s on Queen Street before the annual event served as a way to give back…

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Police investigating suspicious driver approaching female students

May 22, 2014
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The Southington Police Department is investigating several instances of a suspicious man approaching female students over the course of the past month. Police are investigating three separate instances since April 28. Each time the car is different, but the driver description is similar. In two of the instances, the drive spoke to female high school…

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Tech committee looks into possibilities with long term plan

May 22, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Technology Committee has geared up for the second year of infrastructure upgrades in the school district, discussing different ways to enhance the use of devices by students and teachers. During a recent Board of Education meeting, Karen Veilleux, the school district’s technology director, presented an update on the committee’s…

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These students are tops in their class

May 22, 2014
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These students are tops in their class

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With graduation less than a month away, Southington High School has announced the top three students in the Class of 2014. For seniors Alex Queen, Dan Connolly and Alexis Dziubek, graduating at the top of their senior class means that four years of hard work and dedication paid off. Southington…

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Southington movie theatre sold to Starplex

May 21, 2014
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Southington movie theatre sold to Starplex

Starplex Cinemas has announced that it has acquired the Rave Southington movie theatre at 1821 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike. Starplex Cinemas is converting the theatre to 100 percent digital projection. The purchase comes a new businesses could be sprouting up near the cinema. During a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting earlier this year, Chris Gagnon, a civil…

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Town set to recognize Memorial Day with parade and services

May 21, 2014
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Town set to recognize Memorial Day with parade and services

Officials have released the information regarding the schedule of memorial services and the annual parade in honor of Memorial Day, Monday, May 26 The American Legion, Kiltonic Post 72, will be conducting Memorial services at the following locations in Southington on the morning of May 26:  Panthorn Park at 7:45 a.m., Quinnipiac Cemetery at 8…

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Memorial Day walk on Bristol’s boulevard this Sunday

May 20, 2014
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A special Memorial Day walk will be held on Memorial Boulevard in Bristol starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 25. Members of the Bristol VFW will be stationed at the monuments to explain the monument, the conflict, and Bristol’s role in it. This historical, educational event is being hosted by  St. JosephChurch as part…

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Stanley Tools to award $10,000 to non-profits who show how they will ‘Build Your America’

May 20, 2014
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Continuing its commitment to make the tools that build America, Stanley Tools announces the launch of its Stanley Black & Decker 2014 Build Your America Contest, where one charitable organization, non-profit organization or local government agency will win $10,000 to honor its community such as a neighborhood improvement project, renovations to a historical landmark, school, park,…

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Miscellaneous listings for May 23

May 20, 2014
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Miscellaneous listings for May 23

FRIDAY, MAY 23 BRISTOL PAINT NIGHT WITH ASHLEY. 7:30 p.m. Step by Step style painting night with summer scene. Ashley will guide new painters to a finished water wash style with paint and canvas. Old artists will learn water color style technique in a relaxed fun night of friends. Small groups on easel with 18…

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