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The ‘mob’ hosting a wacky wedding April 9

February 25, 2016
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The mob’s most anticipated wedding is coming to town. Danny and Donna’s wedding date has been set for Saturday, April 9 and you are cordially invited. That is if you are not packing heat. You can walk in the steps of the mob’s most notorious gangsters and become part of the wildest wedding in years…

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Southington Care to replace roof with state grant

February 25, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER On Feb. 10 Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) announced $15 million in grants for non-profit providers across the state. Southington Care Center (SCC), a part of Central Connecticut Senior Health Services, Inc., will receive $370, 899 to put toward improving their facilities. SCC will be using this grant to replace their roof. The…

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Rep. Aresimowicz will seek re-election

February 25, 2016
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State Rep. Joe Aresimowicz (D-Southington, Berlin)
House Majority Leader

  State Representative Joe Aresimowicz (D) announced that he will seek re-election in the 30th Assembly District. The House Majority Leader represents Berlin and Southington. “In response to the incredible support I’ve received, I am pleased to officially announce my candidacy for State Representative for the 30th District,” he said in a press release. “It…

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Life is sweet here, under the sea

February 24, 2016
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The curtain opens this this weekend for the Strong PTO drama club’s production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” The show is directed by Southington High School senior Eddie Vitcavage and is performed by Strong students. Performances will be held on Friday, Feb. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m., at Kennedy Middle School.…

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One decade of dresses: Kristen’s Kloset opens on West Street on March 5

February 24, 2016
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Through off-season purchases and donations, Kristen’s Kloset is able to offer current styles at a fraction of the price.

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR The winter snows have yet to fully disappear. Skiers are still plummeting down Mount Southington’s face, and buds haven’t even begun to appear on Southington’s trees. For most of us, it’s way too early to think about the spring prom season. For high school juniors and seniors, it is already well underway. On…

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Plantsville students raise $4k for CCMC

February 24, 2016
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Participants at this year’s Fox-a-thon at Plantsville Elementary School celebrate their record-breaking success at this year’s fundraiser.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Fox-a-thon at Plantsville Elementary School (PES) was an event for the kids and by the kids. The afternoon dance marathon on Feb. 19 was planned by fifth graders at the elementary school, modeled after the University of Connecticut’s (UConn) annual HuskyTHON. For the sixth year in a row, PES students danced…

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Coffee and Conversation with Aresimowicz

February 24, 2016
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State Rep. Joe Aresimowicz (D-Southington, Berlin)
House Majority Leader

House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D – Berlin, Southington) is inviting the public to join him for coffee at Uncle D’s Diner in Berlin on Tuesday, March 1. The state representative will be answering questions and discussing ideas for the community. The meeting will be held at Uncle D’s Diner, 869 Mill St. in Berlin from…

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Town seeks water pollution control operator

February 24, 2016
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The town is currently looking to fill a full time position for a Water Pollution Control Operator 1. The position involves working in and around Advanced Waste Treatment facilities to clean and repair  sewer lines, complete maintenance work at the treatment plant and pump stations, and operate mechanical equipment. A Control Operator 1 will perform…

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Public hearing on March 1 to review Loper Street plan

February 24, 2016
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A Public Hearing will be held at a meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) on March 1, to hear opinions and concerns regarding a new development on Loper Street. Southington developer AA Denorfia Building & Development has filed plans with the PZC for a 72-lot subdivision of single-family residents. The town recently proposed…

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Volunteer for the Red Cross

February 23, 2016
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March is Red Cross Month and the Red Cross is looking for volunteers who want to become community heroes to help fulfill our mission. The American Red Cross will host a new volunteer orientation at the American Red Cross Farmington Office, 209 Farmington Ave., Farmington, Connecticut on Tuesday, March 8 from 10 a.m. – 11…

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