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These students are tops in their class

May 22, 2014
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These students are tops in their class

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With graduation less than a month away, Southington High School has announced the top three students in the Class of 2014. For seniors Alex Queen, Dan Connolly and Alexis Dziubek, graduating at the top of their senior class means that four years of hard work and dedication paid off. Southington…

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Southington movie theatre sold to Starplex

May 21, 2014
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Southington movie theatre sold to Starplex

Starplex Cinemas has announced that it has acquired the Rave Southington movie theatre at 1821 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike. Starplex Cinemas is converting the theatre to 100 percent digital projection. The purchase comes a new businesses could be sprouting up near the cinema. During a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting earlier this year, Chris Gagnon, a civil…

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Town set to recognize Memorial Day with parade and services

May 21, 2014
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Town set to recognize Memorial Day with parade and services

Officials have released the information regarding the schedule of memorial services and the annual parade in honor of Memorial Day, Monday, May 26 The American Legion, Kiltonic Post 72, will be conducting Memorial services at the following locations in Southington on the morning of May 26:  Panthorn Park at 7:45 a.m., Quinnipiac Cemetery at 8…

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Memorial Day walk on Bristol’s boulevard this Sunday

May 20, 2014
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A special Memorial Day walk will be held on Memorial Boulevard in Bristol starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 25. Members of the Bristol VFW will be stationed at the monuments to explain the monument, the conflict, and Bristol’s role in it. This historical, educational event is being hosted by  St. JosephChurch as part…

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Stanley Tools to award $10,000 to non-profits who show how they will ‘Build Your America’

May 20, 2014
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Continuing its commitment to make the tools that build America, Stanley Tools announces the launch of its Stanley Black & Decker 2014 Build Your America Contest, where one charitable organization, non-profit organization or local government agency will win $10,000 to honor its community such as a neighborhood improvement project, renovations to a historical landmark, school, park,…

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Miscellaneous listings for May 23

May 20, 2014
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Miscellaneous listings for May 23

FRIDAY, MAY 23 BRISTOL PAINT NIGHT WITH ASHLEY. 7:30 p.m. Step by Step style painting night with summer scene. Ashley will guide new painters to a finished water wash style with paint and canvas. Old artists will learn water color style technique in a relaxed fun night of friends. Small groups on easel with 18…

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New sewer rate structure set to begin in July

May 18, 2014
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In order to address a recurring shortfall in revenue and fairly assess annual costs based on actual use, the Southington Town Council has approved a number of changes to its sewer rate structure and billing methods, beginning in July. Currently, the system relies exclusively on water used during winter months to calculate bills that estimate…

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Sisters open upscale consignment boutique

May 17, 2014
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Sisters open upscale consignment boutique

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Looking back on their years growing up together, Traci Selinske and Suzanne Shamleffer have always wanted to open their own business. Having a passion for fashion, these two sisters not only played “dress up” as children, but also played the role of store owners, pretending to “sell” clothes to their…

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DePaolo announces third quarter honor roll

May 17, 2014
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DePaolo Middle School has announced its honor roll for the third marking period. Grade 6, First Honors: Abigail Abram, Emma Angelillo, Ryan Asido, Jordan Beaudoin, Patrick Bennett, Kelly Bergland, Emily Biscoglio, Matthew Biscoglio, Jordan Bishman, Samuel Bouchard, Kallie Candelaria, Trinity Cardillo, Christopher Chaplinsky, Amy Chudy, Jonathan Cocchiola, Rielley Coles, Ashlyn Curtis, Ryan Daddona, Katherine D’Agostino,…

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Turning Earth has submitted plans to come to town

May 16, 2014
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Turning Earth, an organics recycling company headquartered in King of Prussia, Penn., in partnership with Covanta, recently submitted plans to build a new, $20 million state-of the-art organics recycling facility in Southington. The proposed facility would be the first integrated high solids anaerobic digestion and in-vessel composting facility in the Northeast where it will recycle…

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