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Read Across America reaches local schools

March 9, 2016
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Nancy Wyman at South End Pre K-class gave her a photo of themselves (2)

Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman reads to Sharon Kuseculesa’s Pre-K classroom at South End Elementary School during a Read Across America event last week. Wyman was joined in the classroom by Southington High School students Tim Cocozza (Thing 1) and Justine Griffin (Cat in the Hat). Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Click to Enlarge

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P.R. Bailey no stranger to art or education

March 9, 2016
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By MOLLY WESTFALL CORRESPONDENT P.R. Bailey, also known as Abbe, is no stranger to the world of art and art education. Her love of art was sparked at a young age when her brother would draw for her while babysitting. She said he could take anything, like an image on a magazine cover, and recreate…

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Southington Democrats elect new party leaders

March 9, 2016
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Robert M. Berkmoes
Chairperson, Southington Democratic Town Committee

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Democratic Town Committee (SDTC) is under new leadership. Executive Committee elections for the Democrats took place on March 3, welcoming new Chairman Bob Berkmoes and Vice Chairperson Elaine Bedard as party leaders. Berkmoes has served as an elected member of the Board of Water Commissioners since 2001, and has previously…

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Murphy highlights C.V. Tool Company as ‘Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer’

March 7, 2016
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C.V. Tool Compnay, Inc.
44 Robert Porter Rd., Southington, CT 06489
Phone: (860) 621-0494
Website: www.cvtool.com

SOUTHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced that C.V. Tool Company, Inc. of Southington is this week’s “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.” Every week, the Connecticut Senator highlights one manufacturer in the state, and C.V. Tool, at 44 Robert Porter Rd. in Southington was an obvious choice. C.V. Tool is a family-owned manufacturer of machined…

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Effects of Connecticut’s worsening budget woes taking shape

March 6, 2016
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Real fallout from Connecticut’s worsening budget deficit problem has begun to materialize, with negotiated pay raises for certain state workers and planned payments to hospitals put on hold this week. House Speaker Brendan Sharkey said Friday he was notified by the union representing nearly 1,900 non-teachers…

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Key Club to hold kiddie carnival on March 12

March 5, 2016
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Carnival

The Southington High School Key Club is sponsoring their annual Kiddie Carnival on March 12. The event is a fundraiser for Southington Community Services. The event will be held at the high school cafeteria, from 9 a.m. to noon (snow date is March 19). Games include bowling, egg races, donut eating contests, musical chairs, snacks,…

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Burlesque finds the spotlight at SWAN Day

March 5, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR One of the chief features of the annual SWAN Day event in Connecticut is the festival’s showcase of the art of burlesque. SWAN Day (Support Women Artists Now) is an all female festival of arts and music. This year’s event will be held on Saturday at Trinity-On-Main in New Britain.…

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Zoni calls for restoration of hospital funding

March 4, 2016
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State Rep. David Zoni (D-Southington)

State Representative David Zoni (D-Southington) voiced his opposition today to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s suspending of an estimated $140 million in payments to Connecticut’s hospitals. Zoni called for a bipartisan legislative effort to persuade the administration to keep a commitment the legislature voted on last year. “As someone who voted to restore funding to our…

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Eversource begins service work in Southington

March 4, 2016
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www.eversource.com

Eversource will begin efforts in Southington to support a reliability project that will begin in March and continue through the summer months. The project requires Eversource to relocate its poles, beginning on Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike from South End Road to Meriden Avenue. The project will include all side streets. The work will also be taking place on Meriden-Waterbury…

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Carousel in Hartford to close for week starting March 27

March 3, 2016
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The carousel at Bushnell Park will be closed for maintenance for one week, starting on Sunday, March 27. The carousel, which is managed by the New England Carousel Museum in Bristol, will resume operations on Friday, April 1 at 11 a.m., and will be open for normal business hours throughout the year. Hours of operation…

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