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Hiker injured in fall at Ragged Mountain

April 22, 2014
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The Southington Fire Department rescued a hiker who fell while hiking along Ragged Mountain last Sunday morning. The hiker, who authorities have yet to name, had fallen about 25-30 feet. Twelve firefighters, entering the area via the Carey Street, came to the hiker’s aid. The hiker was packaged and carried off the mountain to Carey…

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Officials eye possible sewer expansion on Welch Road

April 20, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Reporter Town officials are planning for a sanitary and sewer pump station on Welch Road—an expansion project that would enhance the Southington’s economic development if approved by voters during referendum this fall. The goal of the project is to provide sanitary sewer service to the northwest section of town, promoting economic…

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Strong students celebrate Brazilian Day

April 19, 2014
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Strong students celebrate Brazilian Day

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Reporter Fourth graders at Strong School shook their hips with excitement while dancing the Samba last week to celebrate Brazilian Day, a presentation that has become an annual event there for the last four years. Fourth grader Jasmine Ozimkoski, who was born and raised in America, led the presentation along with…

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Tunxis holds career fair next Tuesday

April 18, 2014
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TunxisCommunity College will host a Career Fair on Tuesday, April 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the AdministrationBuilding corridor. The public is invited to attend free of charge. Organizations seeking to hire, as well as job placement agencies, will be represented by over 20 exhibitors. Employers at the fair represent a range of…

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Plainville Farmer’s Market readies to open in June

April 18, 2014
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Plainville Farmer’s Market readies to open in June

The Farmers Market of Plainville will be opening for its third season on June 27, and will be running every Friday for 12 weeks. Located at the PlainvilleHigh School on Route 10, this summer the market will feature seven vendors for fresh fruits and vegetables, locally raised meats, breads, and more. Linda Garcia, Market Master,…

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Scouts receive message from space

April 18, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Reporter All it took was one click on Twitter for Boy Scout Troop 45 of St. Paul’s Church in Southington to ultimately communicate with NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio. The Scouts were viewing Mastracchio’s Twitter account one day when they stumbled upon a picture he posted during his six-month assignment on the…

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Local students are inventive

April 18, 2014
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Local students are inventive

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Reporter Fourth grader Joey Mazzarella of Thalberg School always knew it was difficult for students to carry their lunches every day while walking the hallways with their backpacks in tow. In order to make lunch time less stressful, he created “Lunch on a roll,” using a variety of materials such as…

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Bradley to close inpatient unit; Emergency room to remain open

April 18, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Reporter Representatives from Bradley Memorial Hospital have reassured town officials that the hospital will remain in use, despite the recent announcement of the desire to close the inpatient unit. In a memo sent to all employees of the hospital last week, Hartford Healthcare Senior Vice President Lucille Janatka said the Hospital…

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Nancy Nurtures donates 1,000 pounds of food to Community Services

April 17, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor Local community group Nancy Nurtures recently donated 1,000 pounds of food to the Southington Community Services food pantry. “This is the second year that Nancy Nurtures had a food drive for the Southington Community Services food pantry,” said Mark Fazzolari, assistant director for Community Services. “Nancy Nurtures and Tops have been…

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Council approves cell tower proposal

April 16, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Town Council voted unanimously Monday to approve a Verizon cell tower on East Street. During the meeting, council members voted 6 to 0 in approval of the location of the cell tower, which will be located on the northeast section of the leaf site on East Street, reported…

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