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Southington Schools placed on secure school status

October 20, 2015
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Four Southington schools in the Pleasant Street region have been placed on secure school status until further notice as a precaution. Southington High School, DePaolo Middle School, Hatton Elementary School, and Flanders Elementary School have temporarily suspended outside activities after someone threatened a staff member. An alert was sent to parents from Southington’s Superintendant of…

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Lincoln College partners with funeral directors

October 18, 2015
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The Connecticut Funeral Directors Association (CFDA), in partnership with Lincoln College of New England’s (LCNE) Mortuary Science program, presented two educational seminars on Wednesday, Oct. 7. LCNE students were offered an opportunity to take the seminar classes and meet future potential Funeral Directors. Seminar topics included “Distracted Driving; It happens in the blink of an…

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Center for Healthy Aging releases the Dementia Caregiver Resource Guide

October 17, 2015
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To assist individuals and families caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or memory loss, the Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging (CCHA) has published the free Dementia Caregiver Resource Guide. “This is a great resource for caregivers, created by experts in the field with years of experience of helping families and caregivers manage the dementia…

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DePaolo Middle School announced the students of the month for October

October 16, 2015
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DePaolo Middle School announced their students of the month for October. Front, from left, Micaela Potamis, Sera Altomari, Shane DiPietro-Bean, Mercy Adekola, Katie Kubisek, and Ryan Parent. Back, Asst. Principal Chris Palmieri, Sophia Swain, Andrew Brino, Rylee LeClair, Livvy Pizzitola, Heather Landino, Principal Frank Pepe. Missing from photo: Ryan DelMonte.

Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School recently announced the names of its October students of the month. In sixth grade Sophia Swain, Andrew Brino, and Ryan DelMonte were selected by their teams. Sophia is the daughter of Jeff and Pamela Swain and received the Presidential Award last year at Thalberg. She received a certificate of achievement…

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HHC offers free blood pressure screenings to seniors

October 16, 2015
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Hartford HealthCare Senior Services, a not for profit organization, announced free blood pressure screenings in October at the following locations in Southington: Tuesday, Nov. 3, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at the Southington YMCA, 29 High St. Thursday, Nov. 5, 11 a.m. to noon, at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Tuesday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m.…

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Halloween is ready to come a-haunting

October 16, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Halloween is creeping up quickly. And children, teens, and adults looking to celebrate the spooky holiday probably are planning the perfect costume for trick or treating or going to a party. But what are the hot trends for costumes this year? Spirit Halloween, which has pop-up stores throughout the state…

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Meet the Southington Town Council candidates

October 15, 2015
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Southington Politics

We asked Southington Town Council candidates the following questions: 1) What was the most important challenge or issue faced by the Town Council over the last term? How did you handle it or how would you have handled it? 2) What is the most important issue ahead of us, and how will you handle it…

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Apple Harvest continues to draw crowds for week 2

October 15, 2015
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Michael Kryanski celebrates his victory in one of the Apple Harvest Festival pie eating contests. The Apple Harvest festival came to a close on Sunday, Oct. 11 after an action-packed second week with fireworks, Harvest the Arts, a second week of contests, and the annual arts and crafts festival.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Apple Harvest finished its 2015 run with a successful and crowded final weekend. Thousands filled the downtown area Friday through Sunday for an arts and crafts fair, live entertainment, fireworks, and even more contests. Though the final results are still filing in, the festival’s first weekend featured nine apple fritter eating…

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Lombardi files appeal of Ethics Board ruling

October 14, 2015
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Town Councilor Tom Lombardi will be appealing the Southington Board of Ethics’ decision declaring a breach in the town’s ethical code. The board ruled in a 3-1 vote on Sept. 15 that there had been a violation of the Code of Ethics involving Lombardi. The issue was brought before the board on Sept. 9, regarding…

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Music listings for Oct. 16

October 14, 2015
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FRIDAY, OCT. 16 BRISTOL AL FENTON BIG BAND. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. $15. BYOB. SPIRIT SHAKER. Legends, Pine Street, Bristol. OTHER THE FRONT BOTTOMS. 300 York St., New Haven. JOE WALSH. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $39.50. SATURDAY, OCT. 17 BRISTOL THE CHAPPARALS. 7 to 11…

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