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Looking for good leaders: YMCA Leaders Club needs middle schoolers

December 18, 2015
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Do you know a good leader? The YMCA Leadership Club, above, is searching for middle school members.

The YMCA Leaders Club is seeking new members for their 2015-2016 season. Welcoming all Southington residents in sixth to eighth grade, the Leaders Club is a program for students who hope to make a difference in their community. Meeting weekly to plan volunteer events and organize fundraisers, the club teaches teens leadership skills, planning strategies,…

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Town Council appoints commissions

December 17, 2015
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Town of Southington

Another wave of appointments for local commissions and boards were made at the Dec. 7 Town Council meeting, with all members being unanimously voted in to their positions by the council. Robert Salka and Ryan Rogers were appointed to four-year terms on the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA), and Phil Wooding will serve as the…

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Lombardi seeks reimbursement for attorney fees

December 17, 2015
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Councilor Tom Lombardi (R) petitioned the town for reimbursement of $28,217 for attorney fees incurred during the recent ethics investigation.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Attorneys for Town Councilor Tom Lombardi (R) filed a claim for $28, 217 in attorney fees incurred by the councilor during an ethics investigation earlier this year. Filed on Nov. 30, the claim requests that the Town of Southington reimburse Lombardi for the costs paid to three law firms for his representation…

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Zoni applauds job growth in Connecticut

December 17, 2015
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State Rep. David Zoni (D-Southington)

  State Democrats welcomed today’s state Department of Labor report that said Connecticut’s private sector increased job growth by 5,200 jobs last month. State Rep. David Zoni said he was pleased with the report. “While there is more that we must continue to do to help create jobs for people willing to work, let’s welcome…

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Kalkowski steps down from the PZC

December 17, 2015
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Steve Kalkowski (R)

After serving for five-years as a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC), Steve Kalkowski has accepted an appointment to the Southington Police Commission and stepped down from the PZC. His role as a regular member on the commission followed service as an alternate member for three-years, from 2007 to 2010. PZC Chair Paul…

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Flanders students shop for the holidays

December 16, 2015
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SO Flanders Holiday Fair-Brooke Volmar, Lila Karabin, Enils Veizaj,and Calli Kok

On Thursday, Dec. 10, Flanders Elementary School held a holiday  bazaar where students were able to take a break and shop for family and friends. Above, Brooke Volmar, Lila Karabin, Enils Veizaj, and Calli Kokoska browse through the inventory. (Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS)

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‘Food for Fines’ at the library

December 16, 2015
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The Southington Public Library, 255 Main St, Southington, CT 06489.
(860) 628-0947

Through Monday, Dec. 21, library patrons may offset overdue fines with non-perishable food items during the annual “Food for Fines” program. All donations help Southington Community Services restock their shelves during the holiday season. In addition, donations can be given to the Mitten Tree. Patrons are asked to bring their overdue item along with a…

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SCS makes is a stress-free season for many locals

December 16, 2015
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Gift donations for Southington Community Services holiday program are organized at the National Guard Armory in Southington, the week before they are distributed to residents.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER If you are in need of a helping hand, or are looking to lend one this holiday season, Southington Community Services (SCS) is the place to go. Assisting more than 1,600 Southington residents through their holiday “adoption” program last year, SCS is determined to leave no resident in need. Pooling resources from…

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Las Vegas Review-Journal owner: Paper sold for $140 million to owner of Bristol Press

December 15, 2015
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LAS VEGAS (AP) _ The owner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal says it sold Nevada’s largest newspaper for $140 million and will continue managing it. New Media Investment Group paid $102.5 million earlier this year for the newspaper and several Stephens Media publications in other states. Its sale to News + Media Capital Group LLC…

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Kennedy Middle School announced November students of the month

December 14, 2015
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Kennedy Middle School announced their November students of the month. Front, from left, Jake DellaVecchia, Tyler Smith, Madelyn Lukanik, and Nadilie Germain. Back, Principal Richard Terino, Christopher Taylor, Vincent Fioriello, Griffin Campbell, Natalie Foligno, Chloe Stanish, Leah Hinckley, Lilliana Perron, Michael Maino, and Assistant Principal Susanne Vitcavage.

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville announced the names of its November students of the month. Teachers nominated these students for their academic improvement on performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extracurricular activities. Sixth grade students of the month are Vincent Fioriello, Madelyn Lukanik, Lilliana Perron, and Tyler Smith. Vinny is a hardworking student…

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