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Southington volunteer honored at state senate

April 28, 2016
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Senator Markley welcomes Southington resident Meghana  Kandarpa to the CT State Capitol. April 27, 2016.

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CCSU students travel to Cuba for class

April 28, 2016
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Central Connecticut State University students gather at the Estadio Latinoamerican Havana during a recent trip to Cuba.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Coinciding with President Barack Obama’s historic visit to the island nation, students from Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) spent a week studying in Cuba this semester. From March 18-26, CCSU sent 19 journalism and communications majors along with two professors on a voyage from New Britain, to Boston, to Miami, and finally…

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Greenskies to install solar panels on middle school roofs

April 27, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Plans to promote green energy in town will continue this summer with solar panels being added at both middle schools. Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School and John F. Kennedy Middle School will both have solar panel arrays installed on their rooftops by Greenskies Renewable Energy in Middletown. “Our goal is to try…

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Dining listings, starting April 29

April 27, 2016
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FRIDAY, APRIL 29 BRISTOL PASTA DINNER FUND RAISER FOR HUNTER SMITH. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Benefits Ivy Drive student who is having medical issues and has been in CCMC for over two months. Asbury United Methodist Church, 90 Church Ave., Forestville. Tickets at door or reserve at hfostbork@aol.com. $10. SATURDAY, MAY 14 PLAINVILLE WINE TASTING…

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Choral Society staging ‘Pirates of Penzance’ and ‘Iolante’

April 27, 2016
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Guest Reader Day- Steven Madancy Kennedy Principal (2)

The Plainville Choral Society has received a sponsorship of $750 from the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain to stage the Gilbert and Sullivan comedies “Pirates of Penzance” and “Iolanthe”, both in shortened versions, on Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14 at the Plainville High School. The grant was one of the “Community Sponsorship…

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Local woman takes home the Mrs. CT crown

April 27, 2016
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Allyson Genovese is the new Mrs. Connecticut.

By MIKE CHAIKENEDITIONS EDITOR A Southington resident was thrust onto the national stage when she was crowned Mrs. Connecticut earlier this month. Allyson Genovese, who has held several local titles and competed twice before for Mrs. Connecticut, where she was first runner-up both times— finally took home the big prize when she entered the Mrs. Connecticut…

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Town Manager seeks executive secretary

April 27, 2016
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Town of Southington

The Town of Southington is currently seeking an executive secretary for Town Manager Garry Brumback. According to the job posting, the ideal candidate will be able to perform “a variety of highly skilled secretarial and administrative support to the town manager.” The position is open to the public until Friday, May 6. The executive secretary…

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Mardi Gras comes to the Turf for chamber dinner

April 27, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce will host their 78th annual dinner this Saturday. The Aqua Turf will transform into New Orleans for a Mardi Gras-themed evening of dancing, auctions, and awards. The highlight of the event will be an awards ceremony, said Liz Hyatt, executive director of the chamber. She said…

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They’re greeeeaaaat!! And we’re not ‘lion’

April 27, 2016
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Lion King Jr-Young Simba-Andrew Percival (1)

Students from Flanders Elementary School drama club, above, practice for today’s opening curtain. The club will present “Lion King Jr.” this weekend at the DePaolo Middle School auditorium. Performances will be on April 29 (7 p.m.), April  30 (6 p.m.), and May 1 (2 p.m.), and tickets are $5. If you’re looking for a really dramatic…

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‘The Wizard of Oz’ at South End School this weekend

April 27, 2016
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Greg Dunne as the Cowardly Lion

The South End Elementary School drama club is performing “The Wizard of Oz” on April 29 (7 p.m.) with two shows on April 30 (1 p.m. and 7 p.m.). Tickets are available at the door. Submitted Photos Click to Enlarge

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