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Relay for Life is just around the corner

May 27, 2016
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Walkers at last year’s event, above, carry street signs to honor their loved ones. This year’s event begins on Friday, June 4 at 4 p.m.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER More than 700 Southington residents have signed up to participate in this year’s Relay for Life to help fundraise for the American Cancer Society. This year’s event will take place from June 3 to June 4 on the Southington High School athletic field. Walkers will begin at 4 p.m. on Friday, and…

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Magaro graduates from Naval Academy

May 26, 2016
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School - Colin Magaro US Naval Academy

Colin Magaro successfully completed four years of challenging academic, physical, and professional military training, graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy on May 27 with a bachelor’s degree in ocean engineering and a commission as a U.S. Navy Ensign. At the academy, Magaro was Battalion Commander in charge of roughly 800 midshipmen. Following graduation, Ensign Magaro…

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Southington Police earn state accreditation

May 26, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Police Department (SPD) has earned a Tier I accreditation from the state’s Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POSTC). This achievement is the first step in a three-tier review of police standards in the areas of liability, professionalism, and general management. At a May 12 meeting of the POSTC, the…

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State Incumbents and challengers poised for November

May 25, 2016
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Southington Politics

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER State conventions have already been held, and Connecticut’s political parties are scrambling for the June 7 deadline for endorsing candidates for state and district offices. For Southington voters, that means three state senate races and two state representative races are coming into focus for the November election. Southington has four legislators currently…

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PZC approves plans for Loper Street and mixed-use zone on West Street

May 25, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) voted on May 17 to approve a special permit for a Loper Street subdivision, and a zone change for West Street. Public hearings were held at PZC meetings since March 15, regarding plans for a 72-lot subdivision planned for Loper Street by AA Denorfia Building Department.…

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BOE, school officials, and local veterans honor SHS seniors

May 25, 2016
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SO Military Appreciation luncheon 2

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Members of the Southington High School jazz band filled the municipal center meeting room with music, while school and town officials took their seats at tables adorned with blue table cloths and American flags. On Tuesday, May 24, six seniors from the Class of 2016 were honored at the annual Military Appreciation…

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Apple Harvest seeks sponsors

May 25, 2016
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Apple Harvest logo 2014

Planning is underway for the 48th annual Apple Harvest Festival (AHF) in Southington, and the festival committee is seeking sponsorship for this year’s event. The AHF has become one of the biggest events held in Connecticut with an attendance of over 100,000 people expected. Many local non-profit organizations utilize the festival as their main fundraiser;…

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Click It or Ticket campaign is underway

May 25, 2016
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Click It or Ticket

The Southington Police Department is joining with other state and local Law enforcement agencies around the country to help save more lives by strongly enforcing seat belt laws around the clock. The national Click it or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization kicks off on May 23, and local police will join the campaign aimed at…

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Paving work, delays on Meriden Waterbury Road on May 23-24

May 20, 2016
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Commuters should expect delays on Meriden Waterbury Road (Route 322) on Monday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 24 as paving work begins between Ruggles Row and Clark Street. Road work is expected to begin at 7 p.m. on Monday and last through 11 a.m. on Tuesday.   Meriden Waterbury Road will be open during this…

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A classic invitation to ‘play with your food’

May 20, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The jump from the culinary arts to the musical arts isn’t as broad as one might think at first blush (or merlot). A well-trained chef can pull together the individual notes of ingredients and create a symphony for the palate (if you mix your metaphors in a blender). So, the…

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