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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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Chamber (web)

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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Coping with chronic disease

April 26, 2016
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Comm - Stop and Shop donates to SCS

The Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging is presenting a new free six-week program “Live Well: Chronic Disease Self-Management,” which will be held Mondays, May 16 through June 27, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., at Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, Plainville. To fully benefit, it is suggested that participants attend all sessions. The…

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Democrats sweep through the state before primary

April 26, 2016
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Hillary Clinton addresses a group in Hartford during a campaign stop last week.

  By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The two leading Democrats in this year’s presidential race visited Connecticut this week, just in time for the April 26 primary elections. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D) hosted a panel discussion at the Wilson-Gray YMCA on Albany Ave. in Hartford on the morning of April 12, where she spoke about…

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Compounce to hire additional 500 this season

April 25, 2016
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Lake Compounce Family Theme Park is seeking approximately 500 additional individuals to join their team for this summer season. Positions that are available include food and beverage, games, rides, retail, admissions, maintenance, grounds, housekeeping, as well as at Bear Creek Campground. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and be available to work…

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Local agent recognized as a regional sales leader

April 25, 2016
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Carrie Korenkiewicz

Southington real estate agent Carrie Korenkiewicz was recognized recently by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties (BHHNEP) as one of the top agents in the Northeast. Korenkiewicz was ranked 7th in the company for number of units sold for 2015. In addition, Carrie has earned Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ prestigious 5-Year Legend Award. “Carrie’s outstanding work…

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Pollsters prepare for Tuesday’s primary

April 22, 2016
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Southington Politics

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER This Tuesday is your chance to show your support for one of seven candidates for the 2016 Presidential election. The State of Connecticut will hold its primary elections on April 26, with Southington polls open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Only individuals who are registered as members of either the Democratic…

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