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Fifth graders help residents celebrate Halloween at The Summit

November 5, 2014
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Fifth graders help residents celebrate Halloween at The Summit

For Halloween at The Summit At Plantsville, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, the fifth grade classes at Plantsville Elementary School visited. The students delighted over 50 residents on Oct. 28 by dressing in costumes that matched the stories that they read. The children read to the residents. The students and the residents will meet…

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Health services honors employees

November 5, 2014
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Health services honors employees

Central Connecticut Senior Health Services honored employees of its seven senior care communities at the Longevity and Clarence J. Silvia Celebration held Oct. 7 at Testa’s in Southington. Seven people received the 2014 Clarence J. Silvia Leadership Award and nearly 100 staffers were recognized for their service from five to 30 years. Longevity award recipients…

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I Spy Contest at library through Nov. 20

November 5, 2014
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The Southington Library is presenting, “Make Your Own I Spy Game” and an I Spy Contest. The Make Your Own I Spy Game will be held Thursday, Nov. 13 There was an Old Lady who swallowed a fly and few other silly things. The library will provide the Old Lady and the found objects and…

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Cyber Knights win post-season competition

November 4, 2014
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Cyber Knights win post-season competition

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington High School Robotics Team, Team 195, or more commonly known as the Cyber Knights, recently competed in and won at the 16th annual Bash at the Beach post-season competition in Old Lyme. The Cyber Knights competed for one last time with the F-195 Knighthawk, which was named in…

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Q&A with state senate district 16 incumbent Joe Markley

November 3, 2014
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Q&A with state senate district 16 incumbent Joe Markley

Joe Markley was educated in local schools and graduated from Southington High School in 1974. He earned a bachelor’s degree with high honors from Amherst College, and a master’s degree from Columbia University. Joe was elected to the State Senate in 1984. As a freshman, he chaired the Human Services committee, crafting and sponsoring the…

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Navy jazz band set to perform at SHS

November 3, 2014
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Navy jazz band set to perform at SHS

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The United States Navy Band’s jazz ensemble, the “Commodores,” is making a stop in Southington for a performance on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m., as a part of their 2014 National Tour. The Commodores are a group of 19 jazz and big band musicians, and is just…

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Q&A with House District 81 incumbent Dave Zoni

November 2, 2014
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Q&A with House District 81 incumbent Dave Zoni

David Zoni is a small business owner and the incumbent state representative. Dave is a life-long resident and local businessman. In the General Assembly he serves as a member of the Public Health, Aging and Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committees. Serving two terms on the Southington Town Council, Dave created Southington’s first Fiscal Policy and…

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Q&A with House District 81 challenger Al Natelli

November 2, 2014
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Q&A with House District 81 challenger Al Natelli

Dr. Al Natelli, a dentist here in Southington, lives in Southington and is married to Carm. They have four amazing children, Jeff, Casey, Matt and Callie. Currently he is a board Member of the United Way of Southington as well as the Co-Chairman of the Leadership Development Qualifications Committee of the Connecticut State Dental Association.…

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Q&A with 80th House district challenger John ‘Corky’ Mazurek

November 1, 2014
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Q&A with 80th House district challenger John ‘Corky’ Mazurek

John “Corky” Mazurek was born and raised in the east end of Waterbury, where he lived for 24 years. He has been a Wolcott resident for 37 years, where he lives with his wife Cindy and two children, Kara and Paul. Mazurek formerly represented Southington in the 80th district from 2003-2010. He has been employed…

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Q&A with 80th House district incumbent Rob Sampson

November 1, 2014
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Q&A with 80th House district incumbent Rob Sampson

Rob Sampson is serving his second term as state Representative for the 80th District, which includes all of Wolcott and part of Southington. Rob serves on the Appropriations and Environment committees and was promoted to Republican Ranking Member of the Insurance & Real Estate Committee for the 2012 session of the General Assembly, the only freshman…

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