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Board rules a violation of code of ethics with solar project

September 17, 2015
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Southington Democratic Town Committee Chair Edward Rosenblatt cross examines Town Councilor Tom Lombardi during the ethics hearing on Sept. 9.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER In a 3-1 decision, the Board of Ethics decided Tuesday that “there was a breach of the Southington Code of Ethics” involving Town Councilor Tom Lombardi (R.) The majority opinion, issued by members of the board Craig Simms (D), Philip Pomposi (D), and James Sinclair (R) concluded that Lombardi presented a conflict…

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Hockey edged by Windsor

September 17, 2015
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Kelsey Snodgrass drives the ball past a Windsor defender during a 2-1 loss on opening day.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington (1-0) hung around with Windsor for most of the game on Friday afternoon, September 11, but just came up short in the end, as the Lady Knights lost their season opener at home to Windsor (1-0), 2-1. Although it was a lost, Southington coach Erin Luddy still thought her girls…

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Chamber welcomes new director

September 16, 2015
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On Thursday, Sept. 10, the Southington Chamber of Commerce introduced their new Executive Director Liz Francis at a “meet and greet” breakfast at the Manor Inn in Milldale. “I am beyond excited and truly grateful for this opportunity to work with local businesses, town officials, civic groups, media, and residents to support and promote Southington,”…

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Seminar to address knee, hip pain

September 16, 2015
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Suffer from knee or hip pain? There will be a free educational seminar to learn more about what you can do to find relief from your pain. Orthopedic surgeons Dr. Robert Belniak and Dr. Robert Carangelo will present a lecture on Thursday, Sept. 24, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bristol Senior Center, 240 Stafford…

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Dining listings for Sept. 18

September 16, 2015
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FRIDAY, SEPT. 18 SOUTHINGTON PASTA DINNER FUND RAISER IN MEMORY OF OLIVIA FUSCO. Dinner, 6 to 8 p.m. DJ Dan, 8 to 11 p.m. 50/50 raffle. Proceeds will be used to establish scholarship award in Olivia Fusco’s name. Also, a memorial bench will be bought on the Southington Rails to Trails. Southington Elks Lodge, Main…

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

September 11, 2015
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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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