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Southington man charged with manslaughter in fatal car crash

February 26, 2016
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Bristol police arrested and charged a Southington man involved in a two-vehicle crash that left two children dead and four adults injured last December. According to a press release from the Bristol Police Department, 26-year-old Michael Luponio was legally intoxicated while driving at an excessive speed in the area of Pinebrook Terrace on Dec. 13.…

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Sampson, Markley help found Liberty Caucus

February 26, 2016
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By PAUL HUGHESREPUBLICAN-AMERICAN HARTFORD—A small band of Republicans is hoping to cultivate a grass-roots organization to grow its variety of conservatism in Democrat-leaning Connecticut. Rep. Robert C. Sampson, R-Southington, Wolcott, and Sen. Joseph C. Markley, R-Southington, and like-minded friends created a charitable organization in December to promote their shared vision of personal liberty, economic freedom and…

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Little Mermaid Jr. opens on Friday

February 26, 2016
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The curtain opens this this weekend for the Strong PTO drama club’s production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” The show is directed by Southington High School senior Eddie Vitcavage and is performed by Strong students. Performances will be held on Friday, Feb. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m., at Kennedy Middle School.…

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Malloy issues limited State of Emergency due to power outages

February 25, 2016
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy today declared a limited State of Emergency to help accelerate power restoration efforts following last night’s storm that produced heavy rain, strong winds, and power outages across the state.  The declaration is necessary to assist out-of-state utility crews in their efforts to help power restoration in Connecticut. “This declaration is necessary…

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Eversource still working to restore power

February 25, 2016
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Eversource still working to restore power

With winds gusting over 75 miles-per-hour in some locations and torrential rain soaking a majority of Connecticut, Wednesday night’s powerful storm caused extensive damage across the state, interrupting electric service to more than 89,500 Eversource customers.  The company’s line and tree crews have been working non-stop and have already restored power to more than 50,000…

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The ‘mob’ hosting a wacky wedding April 9

February 25, 2016
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The mob’s most anticipated wedding is coming to town. Danny and Donna’s wedding date has been set for Saturday, April 9 and you are cordially invited. That is if you are not packing heat. You can walk in the steps of the mob’s most notorious gangsters and become part of the wildest wedding in years…

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Southington Care to replace roof with state grant

February 25, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER On Feb. 10 Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) announced $15 million in grants for non-profit providers across the state. Southington Care Center (SCC), a part of Central Connecticut Senior Health Services, Inc., will receive $370, 899 to put toward improving their facilities. SCC will be using this grant to replace their roof. The…

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Rep. Aresimowicz will seek re-election

February 25, 2016
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State Rep. Joe Aresimowicz (D-Southington, Berlin)
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  State Representative Joe Aresimowicz (D) announced that he will seek re-election in the 30th Assembly District. The House Majority Leader represents Berlin and Southington. “In response to the incredible support I’ve received, I am pleased to officially announce my candidacy for State Representative for the 30th District,” he said in a press release. “It…

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Life is sweet here, under the sea

February 24, 2016
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The curtain opens this this weekend for the Strong PTO drama club’s production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” The show is directed by Southington High School senior Eddie Vitcavage and is performed by Strong students. Performances will be held on Friday, Feb. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m., at Kennedy Middle School.…

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One decade of dresses: Kristen’s Kloset opens on West Street on March 5

February 24, 2016
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Through off-season purchases and donations, Kristen’s Kloset is able to offer current styles at a fraction of the price.

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR The winter snows have yet to fully disappear. Skiers are still plummeting down Mount Southington’s face, and buds haven’t even begun to appear on Southington’s trees. For most of us, it’s way too early to think about the spring prom season. For high school juniors and seniors, it is already well underway. On…

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