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Southington artist draws crowds in New Britain

March 10, 2016
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Southington artist Clinton Deckert, above, welcomes local art aficionados to the New Britain Museum of Art last Saturday during an opening reception for Deckert’s new/next exhibit at the New Britain Museum of Art. The show will run through June. Photos by MIKE CHAIKEN Click to Enlarge

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‘Taste of Dance’ at Center Stage Dance Studio

March 10, 2016
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Center Stage Dance Studio will be hosting a “Taste of Dance” event this weekend. Participants will receive up to five hours of free dance lessons.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER If you’ve been thinking about taking to the stage lately, its time to break out your dancing shoes and give it a whirl. Southington’s Center Stage Dance Studio will be offering a “Taste of Dance” event this weekend for those interested in making music and dance a part of their lives. The…

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Fugitive turned himself in to Southington police

March 10, 2016
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Police are still searching for John Sample, above.

Police from Southington and Cheshire are still looking for a fugitive after an exhaustive search and lockdown on March 9 in Cheshire and Southington. The incident began at approximately 9:49 a.m. when a bail enforcement agent approached Southington police during a traffic detail in the area of 400 Burritt St. The agent told the officer that…

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YMCA breakfast kicks off the 2016 annual campaign

March 9, 2016
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By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR Hacah Boros shared her story to the gathering of local philanthropists and public officials, applauding the YMCA for helping her to get her family back on track after the death of her husband. YMCA member Jerry Polito applauded the staff and the donations for helping him and his grandchildren through a difficult time…

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Lockdown lifted at Southington schools

March 9, 2016
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Plantsville Elementary School, 70 Church St., Plantsville, CT 06479

NOTE: Secure school status has been lifted at approximately 12:25 p.m. As of 11:30 a.m., a number of Southington schools are still in secure school mode as a precaution on the recommendation of the Southington Police. The schools were put into secure status this morning when police announced that there was a person of interest…

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Read Across America reaches local schools

March 9, 2016
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Nancy Wyman at South End Pre K-class gave her a photo of themselves (2)

Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman reads to Sharon Kuseculesa’s Pre-K classroom at South End Elementary School during a Read Across America event last week. Wyman was joined in the classroom by Southington High School students Tim Cocozza (Thing 1) and Justine Griffin (Cat in the Hat). Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Click to Enlarge

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P.R. Bailey no stranger to art or education

March 9, 2016
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By MOLLY WESTFALL CORRESPONDENT P.R. Bailey, also known as Abbe, is no stranger to the world of art and art education. Her love of art was sparked at a young age when her brother would draw for her while babysitting. She said he could take anything, like an image on a magazine cover, and recreate…

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Southington Democrats elect new party leaders

March 9, 2016
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Robert M. Berkmoes
Chairperson, Southington Democratic Town Committee

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Democratic Town Committee (SDTC) is under new leadership. Executive Committee elections for the Democrats took place on March 3, welcoming new Chairman Bob Berkmoes and Vice Chairperson Elaine Bedard as party leaders. Berkmoes has served as an elected member of the Board of Water Commissioners since 2001, and has previously…

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Murphy highlights C.V. Tool Company as ‘Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer’

March 7, 2016
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C.V. Tool Compnay, Inc.
44 Robert Porter Rd., Southington, CT 06489
Phone: (860) 621-0494
Website: www.cvtool.com

SOUTHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced that C.V. Tool Company, Inc. of Southington is this week’s “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.” Every week, the Connecticut Senator highlights one manufacturer in the state, and C.V. Tool, at 44 Robert Porter Rd. in Southington was an obvious choice. C.V. Tool is a family-owned manufacturer of machined…

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Effects of Connecticut’s worsening budget woes taking shape

March 6, 2016
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Real fallout from Connecticut’s worsening budget deficit problem has begun to materialize, with negotiated pay raises for certain state workers and planned payments to hospitals put on hold this week. House Speaker Brendan Sharkey said Friday he was notified by the union representing nearly 1,900 non-teachers…

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