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No-kill animal shelter seeking donations

July 1, 2015
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Almost Home, a no-kill animal rescue and shelter for abused, neglected and abandoned animals, located at 311D East St.,  Plainville– (860)519-8592– is in need of the following items: PP pads, dry dog food (Purina one- chicken and rice and canned food), cat food– both dry and canned, treats, toys (large and small) beds, heating pads,…

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Free admission for military families at Carousel Museum for July 4

July 1, 2015
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Over the 4th of July weekend, the New England Carousel Museum, a Blue Star Museum, is providing free admission to military service professionals and their families. Each free admission includes one free ride on the indoor carousel and additional rides are only $1! The museum is closed on July 4. For more information, contact the…

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Center Street closed during Ideal Forging demolition

June 29, 2015
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The Southington Police Department announced that, beginning on Monday, June 29, Center Street will be closed to thru traffic between Water Street and South Center Street. The detour will run between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. while demolition continues at the site of the Ideal Forging building adjacent to Center Street. Access…

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Local Panera employees recognized with quarterly awards

June 29, 2015
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Jafar Tamizkar, above, was recently named as “Manager of the Quarter” by Howley Bread Group, LTD. Tamizkar, the manager of the Southington Panera Bread franchise, was recognized for the professionalism and enthusiasm he provides while assisting in the management of the Southington bakery-cafe. The Howley Bread Group owns and operates 28 Panera Bread franchises in…

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Southington Care hires Urillo as director of transitions

June 29, 2015
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Susan Urillo was hired as the director of transitions at the Southington Care Center.

Southington Care Center Executive Director William Kowalewski recently announced the hiring of Susan Urillo, RN, BSN, as the first director of transitions at the 130-bed skilled nursing and short-term rehabilitation community located at 45 Meriden Ave. Urillo coordinates discharge services and resources essential to the seamless transition of short-term rehab patients to home or other…

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Meet the new Miss Connecticut

June 28, 2015
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by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR A Wolcott woman will be spending the next year as Miss Connecticut. Colleen Ward of Wolcott, competing as Miss Windham County, was crowned as the new Miss Connecticut at the Mohegan Sun Cabaret Theatre on Saturday night. The other top five contestants were: first runner-up Jonet Nichelle; second runner-up Miss…

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Newest Outstanding Teen selected

June 28, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Sapna Raghavan made history on Saturday as she became the first ever Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen of Indian descent. The Ellington resident competing as Miss Greater Rockville’s Outstanding Teen won the statewide competition at the Mohegan Sun Cabaret Theater on Saturday. She won after competing in private interview, onstage interview,…

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Fashions: The Miss Connecticut contestants show their elegance in evening gown

June 27, 2015
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by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The evening gowns chosen by the contestants for Miss Connecticut is often a closely guarded secret until the night of preliminaries. So the preliminary event is the first chance anyone outside of the contestants closest confidantes have seen the gowns. The preliminary competition was held Friday night at the Mohegan…

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And they’re off…

June 23, 2015
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Thursday night begins competition for this year’s Miss Connecticut and Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageant. The event will be held at the Mohegan Sun Cabaret Theater in Uncasville. Finals for the teens will be held Saturday afternoon and the Misses Saturday night. On Tuesday afternoon, the Bristol and Southington local representatives gathered at Memorial…

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CHESLA student loan rates drop

June 20, 2015
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Student Loans

State Representative David Zoni (D-Southington) is welcoming the recent announcement by the Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority (CHESLA) that it will offer a fixed interest rate of 4.95 percent for new student loans, down from its current rate of 6.75 percent. “This new rate announced by CHESLA is certainly great news for students and their parents,”…

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