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Council holds first meeting since election

November 18, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The newly elected Town Council held its first meeting on Monday, Nov. 9, during which they discussed their upcoming agenda and took action on items discussed by the previous council. A public hearing was scheduled for Monday, Nov. 23 regarding a change to the sewer rate. Town Manager Garry Brumback said that…

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Council re-elects Town Attorney and party leaders

November 18, 2015
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Michael A. Riccio (R) retained his seat as majority leader on the Town Council.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Town Council was sworn in on Nov. 9 by Town Clerk Kathy Larkin, prior to holding their first meeting since the election. Before beginning the regular meeting, the council voted to elect their Chairperson and Vice Chairperson, to appoint the Town Attorney, and to designate the Minority Party Leader. In four…

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Co-founder of The Observer dies at 92

November 18, 2015
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Jennie Urillo, co-founder of the Step Saver and The Observer, died this week at 92.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Jennie (Marciniec) Urillo, a former owner of the Step Saver and Southington Observer newspapers, died on Monday, Nov. 16 at Hartford HealthCare at Bradley Memorial Hospital in Southington. She was 92. Urillo was a co-founder of the Step Saver, a weekly shopper, in April of 1963, along with her husband Anthony Urillo,…

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Time is running out to buy raffle ticket for Harley

November 17, 2015
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It is time for the Harley Davidson Street Glide raffle drawing at the New England Carousel Museum with one week left to purchase tickets. Stop in at The New England Carousel Museum, a nonprofit organization, and buy a ticket for the drawing to be held on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. The public is…

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SHS marching band scores 4th place at national championship

November 17, 2015
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On Saturday, Nov. 7, the Southington High School marching band capped another championship season with a fourth place finish at the USBands National Championship. The Blue Knights competed at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey in a division of 14 championship bands, and Southington rallied to its best finish at the championship event. Southington earned their…

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Police announce winter parking ban

November 16, 2015
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The Southington Police Department announced that the town-wide winter parking ban will take effect on Sunday, Nov. 15. The emergency parking ban, sidewalk maintenance ordinance, snow throwing ordinance, and absent owner requirements go into effect on the same day. Winter Parking Ban. It shall be unlawful from November 15 to April 15 for the owner…

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Business Administration courses offered online by Tunxis

November 11, 2015
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Tunxis Community College’s Business Administration program will offer new seven-week online courses starting in January as part of its offerings for those students who want the added flexibility of taking courses off-campus in a quicker time frame. The initial seven-week online courses, “Financial Accounting” and “Principles of Marketing,” which start Jan. 25 and March 28,…

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Miscellaneous listings for Nov. 13

November 11, 2015
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FRIDAY, NOV. 13 BRISTOL JET FUND RAISER. 5 p.m. Dinner buffet, cash bar, raffle prizes, and musical entertainment provided by Bottom Line. Benefits local organizations and provides scholarships. Honors memory of John E. Tavera, who died suddenly in 2010. $25. Bristol Swedish Club, 39 Barlow St., Bristol. Tickets available at 150 Central Bar and Grill,…

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Meetings listings for Nov. 13

November 11, 2015
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ONGOING PLAINVILLE CITIZENS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION. 7 p.m., first Tuesday of the month. Concerned citizens and taxpayers of Plainville who meet monthly to discuss town issues, policies, and issues of concern. Plainville Public Library, lower level, 56 East Main St., Plainville. PLAINVILLE LIONS CLUB. 6:30 p.m. Meeting on the first Wednesday of each month.…

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Kennedy Middle School announced October students of the month

November 9, 2015
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Kennedy Middle School announced their October students of the month. Front, from left, Josh Budnik, Amber Kohl, Matthew Luponio, Ernest Arroyo, Maya Ciaffaglione, and Mackenzie Ligon. Back, Asst. Principal Susanne Vitcavage, Matthew Morgan, Tucker Raymond, Julia Wakefield, David Sullivan, Jacob Vecchio, and Principal Rick Terino.

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville recently announced the names of its October students of the month. Teachers nominated these students for their academic improvement on performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extracurricular activities. Sixth grade students of the month are Amber Kohl, Mackenzie Ligon, and Matthew Morgan. Amber is an extremely conscientious and…

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