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ARC looks to use Pleasantview

October 26, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The ARC of Southington presented a start-up proposal to the Town Council recently for partial use of the Pleasantview Stables to offer life skills and therapeutic services to people with special needs between the ages of 18 to 21. Trish Gibney, from the ARC of Southington, explained that Southington High…

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Smell from the waste water treatment plant returns

October 24, 2014
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Smell from the waste water treatment plant returns

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The town began receiving odor complaints from residents that live near the waste treatment plant during the weekend of Oct. 10. Nearby residents had the same issue last year. “I want residents to know that we’re doing our best to resolve the issue,” said Town Councilor Chris Palmieri, at last…

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Youths say no to drugs during rally

October 24, 2014
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Youths say no to drugs during rally

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington Drug Task Force recently hosted the 24 annual Red Ribbon Rally to promote a drug and alcohol free community. This year’s theme was “Take a Stand Against Drug and Alcohol. Families, student groups and community leaders gathered on the town green for the event on Wednesday night.  Trish…

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Wolves return for one last time

October 24, 2014
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Wolves return for one last time

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer For the last seven years, Southington has welcomed gray wolf and wolf-dog ambassadors from Mission: Wolf, a non-profit wolf refuge in the mountains of Southern Colorado, to teach the public about the animals. However, this year the visit to Kennedy Middle School was bittersweet, because it is Mission: Wolf co-founders…

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Names added to Wall of Honor at Southington High

October 24, 2014
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Names added to Wall of Honor at Southington High

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington High School (SHS) Wall of Honor Committee inducted five graduates, including a research astronomer, a renowned choreographer, a Coast Guard hero, a leader in motor vehicles, and an international relations expert to the Wall of Honor Monday evening. “Its amazing when you look at who goes up here…

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Plantsville teen joins production of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

October 23, 2014
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Plantsville teen joins production of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer A Plantsville teen has earned the spotlight in the Newington Children’s Theatre Company’s (NCTC) fall production of sci-fi spoof “Little Shop of Horrors.” Southington High School sophomore Rachel Huff is stepping into a role she has always wanted to play. “This is my favorite show ever. It’s really funny,” said…

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In Connecticut: FBI agent alleges abuses

October 22, 2014
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By MICHAEL MELIA Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ FBI bosses retaliated against an agent for complaining about personnel decisions, managed by fear and were so dysfunctional that the bureau’s director apologized to the Connecticut staff for problems with local leadership, according to a lawsuit filed Monday. The agent, Kurt Siuzdak, is a lawyer and…

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Addition of 11,500 jobs in Sept. cuts jobless rate

October 21, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Employers in Connecticut added 11,500 jobs in September, cutting the unemployment rate to its lowest in nearly six years, the state Labor Department announced Monday. The unemployment rate fell to 6.4 percent, from 6.6 percent in August, the lowest since November 2008. The Labor Department also revised the job loss in…

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All the ‘Newsies’ that’s fit to entertain

October 21, 2014
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All the ‘Newsies’ that’s fit to entertain

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Extra, extra, read all about it. The Disney musical “Newsies” is making its maiden voyage on the road. And it arrives at Waterbury’s Palace Theater on Oct. 23 for a run that continues through Oct. 25. As “Newsies” makes its way across the country for the first time, Stephanie Styles…

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Plans set for annual Halloween in Plantsville

October 19, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor Downtown Plantsville is going to get a little spooky later this month. The Village of Plantsville Association and the Southington Parks and Recreation Department are cosponsoring the 18th annual Halloween in Plantsville on Thursday, Oct. 23 (with a rain date Oct. 24), from 5:30 to 8 p.m. “It’s a safe, free…

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