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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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Local youth has part in Hollywood movie

November 1, 2014
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Local youth has part in Hollywood movie

By Mike Chaiken Editions Editor If you head out to the movie and decide to check out the film “The Judge,” you’ll may notice a familiar face from central Connecticut. Cody Pettola, a 9-year-old fourth grader at Thalberg Elementary School in Southington, is in the movie, which stars Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall. The…

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A record year for the Southington Drive-in

November 1, 2014
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A record year for the Southington Drive-in

by Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The recent season was a record year for the Southington Drive-in. Board of Park Commissioners Chair Michael Fasulo shared a comparison report of the Southington Drive-In’s outcome from the summer of 2013 and the summer of 2014 at a recent Town Council Meeting. According to his report, the drive-in’s total…

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Town to live stream meetings

October 31, 2014
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Town to live stream meetings

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The town is moving a step further into the digital age, as it will now offer live streaming of a few select town meetings that take place at the Municipal Center. The meetings will stream via the town’s website, Southington.org. According to IT Director Jay Baker, from now on, all…

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Sewage discussion continues

October 31, 2014
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Sewage discussion continues

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Some residents expressed concern that issues at the sewer treatment plant may not being handled properly at the Town Council meeting on Monday, despite the recent odor problem being corrected. There was some backlash when Town Council Vice Chairman Cheryl Lounsbury, who is on the Sewer Committee, acknowledged the sewer…

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Miss Southington pageant seeks contestants for Dec. 6 pageant; info meeting Nov. 8

October 30, 2014
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Miss Southington pageant seeks contestants for Dec. 6 pageant;  info meeting Nov. 8

Would you like to earn scholarship money? Do you have a passion to give back to your community and help others? Would you like to improve your self-confidence, public speaking and interview skills? Have you ever wonder what a pageant or being a part of the Miss America local might be like? Do you have…

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Poll: Connecticut governor’s race still deadlocked

October 30, 2014
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HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) _ The latest Quinnipiac University (KWIHN’-ih-pee-ak) University poll shows the race for governor in Connecticut remains deadlocked. The poll released Wednesday shows Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican Tom Foley tied with 43 percent each of likely voters surveyed. That’s little changed from a poll released Oct. 22. Conservative petitioning candidate Joe…

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