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Plantsville students raise $4k for CCMC

February 24, 2016
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Participants at this year’s Fox-a-thon at Plantsville Elementary School celebrate their record-breaking success at this year’s fundraiser.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Fox-a-thon at Plantsville Elementary School (PES) was an event for the kids and by the kids. The afternoon dance marathon on Feb. 19 was planned by fifth graders at the elementary school, modeled after the University of Connecticut’s (UConn) annual HuskyTHON. For the sixth year in a row, PES students danced…

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Coffee and Conversation with Aresimowicz

February 24, 2016
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State Rep. Joe Aresimowicz (D-Southington, Berlin)
House Majority Leader

House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D – Berlin, Southington) is inviting the public to join him for coffee at Uncle D’s Diner in Berlin on Tuesday, March 1. The state representative will be answering questions and discussing ideas for the community. The meeting will be held at Uncle D’s Diner, 869 Mill St. in Berlin from…

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Town seeks water pollution control operator

February 24, 2016
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Town of Southington

The town is currently looking to fill a full time position for a Water Pollution Control Operator 1. The position involves working in and around Advanced Waste Treatment facilities to clean and repair  sewer lines, complete maintenance work at the treatment plant and pump stations, and operate mechanical equipment. A Control Operator 1 will perform…

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Public hearing on March 1 to review Loper Street plan

February 24, 2016
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House Construction - plans

A Public Hearing will be held at a meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) on March 1, to hear opinions and concerns regarding a new development on Loper Street. Southington developer AA Denorfia Building & Development has filed plans with the PZC for a 72-lot subdivision of single-family residents. The town recently proposed…

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Volunteer for the Red Cross

February 23, 2016
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March is Red Cross Month and the Red Cross is looking for volunteers who want to become community heroes to help fulfill our mission. The American Red Cross will host a new volunteer orientation at the American Red Cross Farmington Office, 209 Farmington Ave., Farmington, Connecticut on Tuesday, March 8 from 10 a.m. – 11…

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SACA scholarship applications due March 14

February 23, 2016
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Southington Arts and Crafts Assoc

The Southington Arts and Crafts Association is seeking applicants for the organization’s annual scholarship. The $1000 scholarship is awarded to a high school senior residing in Southington who will be pursuing a degree program in a visual art and/or craft related field. Applications for the scholarship may be obtained from the Southington High School guidance…

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St. Paul embraces the Ponytail Challenge

February 19, 2016
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Schools - St Paul Pantene Ponytail 3

On Thursday, Jan. 28, 11 students at St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol, above, braved the scissors to donate at least 8.5 inches of their own hair to make wigs for cancer patients. St. Paul Catholic alumnus Emily Camden, right, a hairdresser at First Impressions in Bristol, donated her time to cut the ponytails…

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Palmieri Receives Growth Award

February 19, 2016
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Kevin Palmieri

Integrated Financial Partners (IFP), in association with Lincoln Financial Advisors, awarded local resident Kevin Palmieri, Financial Planner, their annual “Growth Award.” This award is presented annually to the advisor that has shown the most growth in their practice from the previous year. Palmieri was honored during a firm-wide celebration with over 200 in attendance at…

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Southington receives $400k for brownfield redevelopment

February 18, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The former Corbin and Beaton site on North Main Street, directly adjacent to the Southington Fire Department Engine Co. 1, will be redeveloped into commercial office space starting this year, thanks to a recent grant from the state. Southington will receive $400,000 in funding from the Department of Economic and Community Development’s…

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Campaigning for President: Library will host a unique book discussion series this spring

February 18, 2016
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Dr. Paul Petterson will moderate the Presidential book discussion.

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR Early Republican debates were so crowded with Presidential hopefuls that they had to be divided into two groups. Democrats are deadlocked in a primary that could lead to the nation’s first woman or first Jewish President. Everywhere you turn—no matter what party affiliation—you can find someone excited to talk about the race, and…

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