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Calling all ladies: Ladies Night to benefit LISA, Inc.

March 2, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Local ladies will enjoy an evening of shopping, salsa dancing, and beauty demonstrations on Tuesday, March 8 at the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Ladies Night. The event will feature dozens of local vendors, performances, live auctions, raffles, food, and drinks, for a fun-filled girls night benefit. “We have some sizzling hot activities…

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Family FunFest embraces healthy living

March 2, 2016
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On Sunday, Feb. 28, hundreds descended on the Aqua Turf for the 7th annual Healthy Family FunFest. The event, sponsored by Hartford HealthCare and the Southington Community YMCA, offered five hours of entertainment and information to promote a healthier lifestyle, including wellness information from medical professionals and health screenings. Denisa and Jason Halilaj, above, visit…

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Floodplains along Pequabuck, Quinnipiac may have shifted in new FEMA maps

March 1, 2016
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency is charged with studying flood risks in the United States and creating maps that depict the nature and extent of the risk borne by residential and commercial structures in flood-prone areas. These at-risk areas are generally referred to as “floodplains.” In Plainville, floodplains typically border rivers and streams. Plainville has…

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Save the date: Free Italian ices to welcome spring March 20

March 1, 2016
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Rita’s First Day of Spring Free Italian Ice Giveaway will be held on Sunday, March 20. For the 24th year, Rita’s Italian Ice is giving away free Italian ice on March 20, including all Rita’s of Hartford stores. Guests are encouraged to snap a photo of their “cool treat” and share it on Instagram and…

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Southington man charged with manslaughter in fatal car crash

February 26, 2016
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Bristol police arrested and charged a Southington man involved in a two-vehicle crash that left two children dead and four adults injured last December. According to a press release from the Bristol Police Department, 26-year-old Michael Luponio was legally intoxicated while driving at an excessive speed in the area of Pinebrook Terrace on Dec. 13.…

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Sampson, Markley help found Liberty Caucus

February 26, 2016
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By PAUL HUGHESREPUBLICAN-AMERICAN HARTFORD—A small band of Republicans is hoping to cultivate a grass-roots organization to grow its variety of conservatism in Democrat-leaning Connecticut. Rep. Robert C. Sampson, R-Southington, Wolcott, and Sen. Joseph C. Markley, R-Southington, and like-minded friends created a charitable organization in December to promote their shared vision of personal liberty, economic freedom and…

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Little Mermaid Jr. opens on Friday

February 26, 2016
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The curtain opens this this weekend for the Strong PTO drama club’s production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” The show is directed by Southington High School senior Eddie Vitcavage and is performed by Strong students. Performances will be held on Friday, Feb. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m., at Kennedy Middle School.…

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Malloy issues limited State of Emergency due to power outages

February 25, 2016
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy today declared a limited State of Emergency to help accelerate power restoration efforts following last night’s storm that produced heavy rain, strong winds, and power outages across the state.  The declaration is necessary to assist out-of-state utility crews in their efforts to help power restoration in Connecticut. “This declaration is necessary…

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Eversource still working to restore power

February 25, 2016
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With winds gusting over 75 miles-per-hour in some locations and torrential rain soaking a majority of Connecticut, Wednesday night’s powerful storm caused extensive damage across the state, interrupting electric service to more than 89,500 Eversource customers.  The company’s line and tree crews have been working non-stop and have already restored power to more than 50,000…

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The ‘mob’ hosting a wacky wedding April 9

February 25, 2016
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The mob’s most anticipated wedding is coming to town. Danny and Donna’s wedding date has been set for Saturday, April 9 and you are cordially invited. That is if you are not packing heat. You can walk in the steps of the mob’s most notorious gangsters and become part of the wildest wedding in years…

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