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Sen. Markley and Rep. Sampson announce ‘Pizza & Politics’ tour

September 11, 2015
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Southington Politics

State Senator Joe Markley (R-Southington) and Rep. Rob Sampson (R-Southington, Wolcott) are kicking off their “Pizza & Politics” tour on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Formaggio Apizza at 1244 Meriden Ave. in Southington. Markley and Sampson will eat dinner and invite any and all interested people to sit down with…

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SHS will host “College Day” fair on Sept. 15

September 11, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington High School (SHS) will host a “College Day” on Tuesday, Sept. 15, when representatives from more than 130 colleges and universities will gather at the high school to answer questions and provide advice for soon-to-be college students. For those looking to stay local, in-state schools such as Bristol Technical Education Center,…

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‘Instrument Petting Zoo’ scores big with local talent

September 10, 2015
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Julie Morrison, a music student at Central Connecticut State University, helps Derynosky fourth grader Lauren Yuskis with some guidance on the violin.

By TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Last week Southington High School opened up its doors for two nights to to welcome in some aspiring musicians. The guests were students from all of the surrounding elementary schools in the district. The event was called an Instrument Petting Zoo. An instrument petting zoo has nothing to do with animals. It…

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Motion filed to DQ town attorney from Hatton Meadow case

September 10, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Attorney David Rosenberg, representing Richard Panek and the Community Coalition to Save Hatton Meadow, has filed a motion to waive the bond requested by the Town of Southington and Greenskies Renewable Energy, LLC, and a motion to disqualify Mark Sciota as the counsel for the town in this case. In the latest…

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SEF hosts their 7th annual Fan of the Foundation Gala

September 10, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Education Foundation, Inc., (SEF,) will host its 7th Annual Fan of the Foundation Gala on Friday, Sept. 25 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. The event runs from 7 p.m. to midnight and serves as the organization’s largest fundraiser each year. The non-profit organization, established in 1996, aims to…

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9/11 remembrance ceremony scheduled in Plantsville on Sept. 11

September 9, 2015
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The 9/11 memorial is located on West Main Street in Plantsville, next to Zingarella’s and the Southington rail-trail.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER To commemorate the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, a brief ceremony will be held at the site of the 9/11 memorial on West Main Street in Plantsville. The Southington Fire Department and Southington Police Department will be joined by town leaders and members of…

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Fire Report for the Sept. 11 edition

September 9, 2015
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Southington Fire Department Headquarters
310 North Main Street, P.O. Box 289, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 621-3202

The Southington Fire Department announced the following 23 incidents between Thursday, Aug. 27 and Monday, Aug. 31: Thursday, Aug. 27 2:51:40 p.m., 2279 Mount Vernon Rd./ Lincoln College of New England, Smoke detector activation 3:43:19 p.m., 80 Oakland Rd., Public service 4:46:46 p.m., 267 North Star Dr., Authorized controlled burning 6:29:42 p.m., 119 Sabina Dr.,…

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Library listings for the Sept. 11 edition

September 9, 2015
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The Southington Public Library, 255 Main St, Southington, CT 06489.
(860) 628-0947

The Southington Library has announced a number of upcoming programs. All are welcome. To register, contact (860) 628-0947, ext. 6552 or visit www.southingtonlibrary.org and click on ‘Calendar of Events.’ Here are some upcoming events: The Gallery at the Southington Library presents Bruce Zaiko. The September exhibit features acrylic works by Southington resident Bruce Zaiko, a…

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Middle School grand openings on Sept. 13

September 9, 2015
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John F. Kennedy Middle School
1071 S Main St, Plantsville, CT 06479
(860) 628-3275

Grand opening ceremonies will be held for the newly renovated Joseph A. DePaolo and John F. Kennedy middle schools on Sunday, Sept. 13. Sponsored by the Southington Board of Education, the ceremonies will include remarks from school, town and state officials in an open house style event. The grand opening of JFK Middle School will…

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Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur services start Sept. 13

September 9, 2015
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Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation invites the community to celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with them. All services this year will use new High Holy Day prayer books produced by the Central Conference of American Rabbis. Rosh Hashanah evening services this year will be held on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m., and then will…

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