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Connecticut governor sets stage for possible state layoffs

March 14, 2016
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration is officially notifying state employee union leaders that job cuts may be coming, but a top Republican leader questioned Friday whether layoffs are necessary. The head of the Office of Policy and Management’s labor relations unit sent a letter this week…

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Do you know these 1958 Plantsville School kindergarteners?

March 13, 2016
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During the summer break, officials at Plantsville Elementary School uncovered an old class photo from 1958. Members of this kindergarten class are now in their early 60s, but school officials are looking for names to match with these faces. If you can identify any of these former Plantsville students, contact Franca Imme at FIMME@southingtonschools.org. (Click…

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Aresimowicz to hold Q&A forum on March 14

March 12, 2016
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State Rep. Joe Aresimowicz (D-Southington, Berlin)
House Majority Leader

State of Connecticut House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin, Southington) is inviting the public to join him at the Southington Municipal Center to answer questions and discuss any potential ideas people may have about moving our community and all of Connecticut forward. The forum will be held on Monday, March 14, from 5:30 p.m. to…

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SEF is looking for a few good spellers

March 11, 2016
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The Southington Education Foundation (SEF) is looking for the town’s best spellers for the sixth annual SEF Community Spelling Bee. Last year, the “Wanna Bees,” with Dave Pestillo, Joe Peccerillo, and John Zimmerman won that honor. It is now time to put them to the challenge. Who will win the trophy this year? On Thursday,…

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Sweetness turns macabre, with a good dose of belly laughs

March 11, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Martha and Abby Brewster are the sweetest women you’d probably meet. They have tea time using their fine china. They meet with the local pastor. And they have a disdain for live theater. But there is a secret in the basement… they have a bevy of bodies they have accumulated…

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Onsite meeting scheduled for filling wetland on Twin Pond Terrace for March 14

March 11, 2016
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Town of Southington

The Southington Conservation Commission Inlands Wetlands Agency has scheduled a special onsite meeting for March 14. The committee will discuss inland wetland floodplain filing applications for the property of 15 Twin Pond Terrace. They will review an application from Lovley Development, Inc., located at 710 Main St. in Plantsville. Lovely is seeking “to grade within…

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Ryan Rogers announces candidacy for the 16th District

March 11, 2016
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Ryan Rogers announced his candidacy for the 16th district at a recent gathering at Southington’s town hall.

In a recent gathering of family, friends, and supporters at the Southington Town Hall, Ryan Rogers of Southington announced his candidacy for the state senate in the 16th district, which includes the communities of Cheshire, Prospect, Southington, Waterbury, and Wolcott. “I feel the people of the 16th State Senate district deserve real representation that puts…

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PZC public hearing remains open

March 11, 2016
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Town of Southington

A public hearing held by the Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) on March 1 has been extended to the Commission’s next meeting on March 15. The hearing was held to discuss a 72-lot open space subdivision proposed for Loper Street by AA Denorfia Building & Development, LLC, Southington. The builder presented his preferred plan, which…

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Southington artist draws crowds in New Britain

March 10, 2016
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Southington artist Clinton Deckert, above, welcomes local art aficionados to the New Britain Museum of Art last Saturday during an opening reception for Deckert’s new/next exhibit at the New Britain Museum of Art. The show will run through June. Photos by MIKE CHAIKEN Click to Enlarge

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‘Taste of Dance’ at Center Stage Dance Studio

March 10, 2016
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Center Stage Dance Studio will be hosting a “Taste of Dance” event this weekend. Participants will receive up to five hours of free dance lessons.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER If you’ve been thinking about taking to the stage lately, its time to break out your dancing shoes and give it a whirl. Southington’s Center Stage Dance Studio will be offering a “Taste of Dance” event this weekend for those interested in making music and dance a part of their lives. The…

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