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Quinnipiac River dam to be dismantled

July 7, 2016
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By JEN CARDINESCORRESPONDENT A dam built in the 1800s, along the Quinnipiac River in Southington, was motioned to be removed at the town’s Planning and Zoning commission meeting on Tuesday, June 21. The 7-0 ruling was decided after John Champion spoke to request removing the Clark Brothers dam, in addition to the Carpenters dam in Meriden.…

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Finance Board and Town Council restore some funding

July 6, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Board of Finance (BOF) held a special meeting on June 21, where they voted to restore funding that had been cut in the town budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-2017. The board unanimously approved the restoration of more than $400,000 in funding for the general town government and Board of Education…

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SoCCA receives temporary occupancy certificate for the Gura Building

July 6, 2016
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Painters, above, have finished their final touches on the Gura Building. A short list of things still need to be done, but SoCCA officials have received a temporary certificate of occupancy as work begins to wind down.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER After two years of living room board meetings, the team behind Southington Community Cultural Arts (SoCCA) held their first board meeting in the organization’s new home—the Gura building in downtown Southington. With their temporary certificate of occupancy recently acquired, SoCCA is putting the finishing touches on the new art center. They are…

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The final exam was a walk in the park

July 6, 2016
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Dog Obedience school-instructor Kevin Medeiros (3)

Dog Obedience school instructor Kevin Medeiros, left, demonstrates how to handle a leashed encounter during a class held at The Summit at Plantsville. Owner confidence and pet patience is clear at Medeiros’ final instalment of the most recent session. A new class will be coming up again soon. For more information, visit www.southington.org/DogObedience. Photos by…

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Dancing the summer away

July 6, 2016
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Felice Danielson and Jen Gilmore teach a free Zingalingz class to more than 100 kids during field day at Plantsville School. The local class is aimed at kids of every fitness and ability level.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER If you’re looking for a healthy, fun way for your kids to stay active this summer, Southington has a busy schedule of kid-friendly exercise. Felice Danielson, owner and director of Circle of Friends Music Together and Zing Fit Zumba at 447 North Main St., has opened a third business, Zingalingz. With partner…

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Young swimmers at Memorial Park pool

July 6, 2016
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Swimming Lessons-Adam Scarpa, Julian Prohaska, Matthew Collins, and Chelsea Hunt

Former Southington High School standouts Mike Smigelski and Francesca Ciniglio prepare the next generation of Blue Knight stars during swimming lessons at Memorial Park’s pool last week. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Click to Enlarge

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Main Street Community Foundation hosts annual scholarship reception

July 4, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Local recipients of scholarships had a chance to meet the people who offer the scholarships at the annual ccholarship reception offered by the Main Street Foundation last Wednesday. Susan Sadecki, CEO and president of the foundation, said 130 individual students received scholarships totaling $171,000 this year through the foundation. They…

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Series win in sight

July 3, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees look for their second straight series win as they wrap up their series with the Blue Crabs! First pitch 1:35PM! Series: The Bees took game three of the four-game set 5-1 over the Blue Crabs last night, going up two games to one in this series. The next…

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Bees return home to face Blue Crabs in doubleheader

July 1, 2016
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SOUTHERN MARYLAND BLUE CRABS (24-40) AT NEW BRITAIN BEES (33-33) ========== In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees return home to compete the first half of the season against the Blue Crabs! First pitch of game one of the doubleheader is 6:35PM! Series: The Bees and Blue Crabs start a four-game series with a doubleheader…

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Different worlds learning to love one another

July 1, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Two different worlds come together when two young people fall in love in the stage musical “Once On This Island.” This weekend and next, these two worlds will be brought to life by Connecticut Theatre Company when it performs the musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Press materials from…

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