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Southington High School announces its fourth quarter honor roll

July 17, 2014
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Southington High School has announced its honor roll for the fourth marking period. Grade 9,  First Honors: Madison Aldieri, Abigail Alfieri, Michael Allen, Hallie Altwies, Kelly Angeli, Alissa Anglis, Jake Aparo, Lily Baker, Katerina Belales, Kayla Birmingham, Alyssa Boucher, Sydney Brault, Megan Burke, Laura Calandra, William Carbone, Michaela Carrera, Meghan Cichon, Kristen Craven, Anthony D’Abramo,…

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Youths preparing for summer theatre

July 17, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer For the last four weeks, participants of the Southington Parks and Recreation Youth Summer Theater program have been practicing for their performances this month. The Southington Parks and Recreation Youth Summer Theater program provides educational experience in theater to children of in three different age groups, the difficult and length…

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Car ends up in the river following I-84 crash

July 16, 2014
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Southington firefighters, with the help of passing motorists, were able to safely help two occupants of a car that went off the road near Exit 30 on Interstate 84, coming to rest in the nearby river. The call came in to fire dispatch at 6:30 p.m. Firefighters responded to find that the car had careened…

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Gov. issues warning about tonight’s severe weather

July 15, 2014
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy today, in a news release, cautioned residents about possible severe weather through this evening and potential flooding through tomorrow morning.  “We continue to be in a very active, severe weather pattern,” said Malloy in his press release. “I am asking all residents, especially those living in low-lying, flood-prone areas, to stay alert…

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Local residents to take part in bike charity

July 14, 2014
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Local residents to take part in bike charity

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Two Southington residents will join 5,8000 cyclists in the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), a 190 mile bike ride that raises money for the Jimmy Fund to support adult and pediatric cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. The 35th annual bike-a-thon on August 2 and 3 has a goal…

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Health officials warn about mosquito born diseases

July 13, 2014
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Health officials warn about mosquito born diseases

By Ed Harris Editor Local health officials are asking residents to remain vigilant about mosquitoes, citing their ability to spread disease. There are over 2,500 species of mosquitoes worldwide, with 49 species calling Connecticut home. Not every species of mosquitoes bite, and when they do, it is only the females. Less than half of the…

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Town allocates $25,000 annually to address downtown issues

July 12, 2014
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Town allocates $25,000 annually to address downtown issues

By Ed Harris Editor The town has started to set aside $25,000 a year to address the cosmetic maintenance issues in downtown Southington. Town officials have divided the area into separate tiers and will concentrate on one tier a year, starting with the North Main Street area. “Our downtown is literally the gateway to our…

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Local AARP chapter celebrates 20 years

July 11, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington Apple Valley Chapter AARP #4943 recently celebrated 20 years of charitable service. More than 65 members turned out along with some local and state officials to celebrate the anniversary at Mary Our Queen Church Hall. Connecticut State Senator Joe Markley, who is from Southington, came to support the…

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Residents are worried about Bradley Memorial Hospital

July 11, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Many residents are worried about the future of Bradley Memorial Hospital, even though officials maintain that the hospital will remain open despite possible changes. Rebecca Steward, media relations director the Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC), said the hospital is still “considering” pursuing a Certificate of Need in order to validate…

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Farmer’s market opens for business on July 11

July 10, 2014
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Farmer’s market opens for business on July 11

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington Farmer’s Market will open on July 11, a week later the normal annual opening, due to the fourth of July falling on a Friday this year. However, Market Master Henry Gresczyk said that since the market moved to the green last year it has been even more successful…

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