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Counselor helps youth through new program

August 3, 2016
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Southington native and licensed professional counselor Chris Albini is forming youth groups to help children and teens learn mindfulness and changing negative thought patterns.

by LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Learning mindfulness is just one of many goals that Southington native Chris Albini hopes local youth will take away from a group he is in the process of forming. A licensed professional counselor currently working under The Enlightenment Counseling Center, Albini wants to provide additional support to youth of all…

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A taste of Italy at the Italian-American Festival

August 3, 2016
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Now, that’s service! Jerry Triano, left, gets a taste of pasta fagioli, served up to him by Deb and Pat Baldino. Summer rains couldn’t damper the Italian-American Festival on Center Street last weekend. Locals came out in force to taste the good, Italian food and enjoy the ethnicity, music, and festivities at the annual weekend…

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Southington student earns Discovery to Cure internship

August 2, 2016
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Nickolina Doran, of Southington, a junior at CREC Greater Hartford Academy of Mathematics and Science, is participating in Yale University’s Discovery to Cure Internship Program. To be considered for the six-week program, Doran had to submit an essay for a competition with other high school students. Established in 2003 and supported by the National Institutes…

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Local attorney honored by Waterbury chamber

August 2, 2016
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Attorney Tavis Tindall of Southington, owner of the Waterbury-based Tindall Law Firm, will receive the Waterbury Regional Chamber’s (WRC) 2016 Leadership Award during the 22nd Annual Malcolm Baldrige Chamber Awards Dinner on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Aqua Turf Club in the Plantsville section of Southington. The evening, which will include…

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Plantsville man named area manager at Frontier

August 1, 2016
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Frontier Communications Corporation announced the appointment of Plantsville resident Jim Oddo as area general manager for northwest Connecticut effective Aug. 1. This region includes 42 cities and towns, including Danbury, Newtown, Waterbury, Litchfield and Torrington. For more than 10 years, most recently as senior vice president of talent and human resources, Oddo has played an…

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Mercy HS honors local seniors

July 29, 2016
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Mercy High School
1740 Randolph Rd, Middletown, CT 06457
Phone: (860) 346-6659

Sr. Mary McCarthy, president of Mercy High School in Middletown, announced the names of the following seniors who received awards at the Baccalaureate Mass held in late May: Megan Welch and Mikaela Shae were recognized as a senior member of the robotics team. Kimberly Arnold earned the Connecticut Association of Schools Award. Ava Coleman was…

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Middle schoolers recognized for civics essays: Winners join Rep. Aresimowicz in Hartford

July 29, 2016
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House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz recognized six middle schools students from Berlin and Southington for being the top participants in an essay contest sponsored by the state lawmaker. The students joined him in Hartford. From left, Jake Camacho, Gianna Uba, Caitlyn Lennehan, Rep. Aresimowicz, Megan Wadman, Griffin Prushinski, and Anneliese Baillargeon in the House Chamber of the State Capitol.

House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D – Berlin/Southington) recognized six middle school students from Berlin and Southington for being the top participants in an essay contest sponsored by the state lawmaker. In April, Aresimowicz asked middle school students from his two towns to submit essays describing one project or initiative that would help improve their…

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Italian festival kicks off this weekend

July 29, 2016
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The booths are up, so light the lights. The annual Southington Italian-American festival opens this Friday, at 5 p.m., on Center Street. This year’s festival promises a wide range of activities throughout the weekend. The event, sponsored by the Sons of Italy, Sorelle d’Italia and Southington UNICO takes place July 29 through July 31 on…

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Crash on I-84 continues to cause delays

July 28, 2016
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A two-car crash in I-84 Westbound this morning at approximately 9 a.m. continues to cause delays in Southington. The accident, which injured at least two  people caused the temporary shut down of the highway. In a message from SPD Master Sgt. Keith Egan to Southington Town Manager Garry Brumback at 10:30 a.m., police estimated that…

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Locals earn positions with CPA society

July 28, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Two Southington area accountants have been appointed to the advisory council for the Connecticut Certified Public Accountant Association society (CTCPA). For the second year in a row, Marie Kulesza, Plantsville, and Thomas Goldfuss III, Southington, will serve on the council. An associate college professor, Kulesza will represent the educator’s interest group on…

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