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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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Italian Festival (2016)

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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Officials put finishing touches on Calendar House design

July 28, 2016
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Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St, Southington, CT 06489. Phone: (860) 621-3014

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Calendar House Building Committee (CHBC) met last month to consider two options for the senior center upgrade. Plans are being finalized as officials continue to tweak the building plan to accommodate everything that the center offers local residents. Residents and taxpayers voted last fall on a referendum item that supported $9.4…

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Southington woman to vie for national crown

July 27, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKENEDITIONS EDITOR Southington’s Kimberly Beaudoin is vying for a chance to see if will be crowned queen of the nation. Beaudoin, who is the current Mrs. Connecticut USA Universal, is in Reno, Nev. competing in the Mrs. USA Universal pageant. She spent most of last week preparing for her journey. Results were not available…

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Spotlights perform ‘Beauty and the Beast’

July 27, 2016
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Beauty and the Beast-Jack Storm (Beast) and Maggie Carroll (Belle) (4)

Southington Summer Theater came to a close last weekend with the Spotlight program’s redition of “Beauty and the Beast” at the Southington High School auditorium. The play, based on the Disney film, featured Maggie Carroll, above, as “Beauty,” and Jack Storm as “The Beast.” The play was performed by Southington actors in grades 9 to…

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Conservation commission approves bridge plan

July 27, 2016
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After a special on-site meeting on Thursday, July 21, members of Southington’s Conservation Commission Inland Wetland and Watercourses Agency (CCIWWA) voted unanimously to approve an application to rehabilitate a bridge which spans the Eight Mile River on West Center Street. Southington’s director of public works Keith Hayden, along with Joseph Scalise, bresented an overview of…

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Neighboring communities discussing Tilcon plan

July 27, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER In February, Tilcon Connecticut proposed a project that would require them to lease watershed land owned by the City of New Britain. Over 40-years, the crushed stone, concrete and hot asphalt mix company would use 130-acres south of their gravel mine for additional mining. In exchange, the communities of Southington, Plainville, and…

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Blues drop one to Navigators, 11-3

July 25, 2016
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The Bristol Blues fell to the North Shore Navigators by a score of 11-3 Sunday night at Muzzy Field. Jared Gallagher (CCSU) got the nod for the Blues and struggled with location early, yielding two early runs before settling down and striking down 8 in 4.1 innings of work. The Blues did tie the game…

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