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SEF is looking for a few good spellers

March 11, 2016
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The Southington Education Foundation (SEF) is looking for the town’s best spellers for the sixth annual SEF Community Spelling Bee. Last year, the “Wanna Bees,” with Dave Pestillo, Joe Peccerillo, and John Zimmerman won that honor. It is now time to put them to the challenge. Who will win the trophy this year? On Thursday,…

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Sweetness turns macabre, with a good dose of belly laughs

March 11, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Martha and Abby Brewster are the sweetest women you’d probably meet. They have tea time using their fine china. They meet with the local pastor. And they have a disdain for live theater. But there is a secret in the basement… they have a bevy of bodies they have accumulated…

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Onsite meeting scheduled for filling wetland on Twin Pond Terrace for March 14

March 11, 2016
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The Southington Conservation Commission Inlands Wetlands Agency has scheduled a special onsite meeting for March 14. The committee will discuss inland wetland floodplain filing applications for the property of 15 Twin Pond Terrace. They will review an application from Lovley Development, Inc., located at 710 Main St. in Plantsville. Lovely is seeking “to grade within…

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Ryan Rogers announces candidacy for the 16th District

March 11, 2016
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Ryan Rogers announced his candidacy for the 16th district at a recent gathering at Southington’s town hall.

In a recent gathering of family, friends, and supporters at the Southington Town Hall, Ryan Rogers of Southington announced his candidacy for the state senate in the 16th district, which includes the communities of Cheshire, Prospect, Southington, Waterbury, and Wolcott. “I feel the people of the 16th State Senate district deserve real representation that puts…

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PZC public hearing remains open

March 11, 2016
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Town of Southington

A public hearing held by the Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) on March 1 has been extended to the Commission’s next meeting on March 15. The hearing was held to discuss a 72-lot open space subdivision proposed for Loper Street by AA Denorfia Building & Development, LLC, Southington. The builder presented his preferred plan, which…

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Southington artist draws crowds in New Britain

March 10, 2016
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Southington artist Clinton Deckert, above, welcomes local art aficionados to the New Britain Museum of Art last Saturday during an opening reception for Deckert’s new/next exhibit at the New Britain Museum of Art. The show will run through June. Photos by MIKE CHAIKEN Click to Enlarge

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‘Taste of Dance’ at Center Stage Dance Studio

March 10, 2016
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Center Stage Dance Studio will be hosting a “Taste of Dance” event this weekend. Participants will receive up to five hours of free dance lessons.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER If you’ve been thinking about taking to the stage lately, its time to break out your dancing shoes and give it a whirl. Southington’s Center Stage Dance Studio will be offering a “Taste of Dance” event this weekend for those interested in making music and dance a part of their lives. The…

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Fugitive turned himself in to Southington police

March 10, 2016
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Police are still searching for John Sample, above.

Police from Southington and Cheshire are still looking for a fugitive after an exhaustive search and lockdown on March 9 in Cheshire and Southington. The incident began at approximately 9:49 a.m. when a bail enforcement agent approached Southington police during a traffic detail in the area of 400 Burritt St. The agent told the officer that…

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YMCA breakfast kicks off the 2016 annual campaign

March 9, 2016
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By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR Hacah Boros shared her story to the gathering of local philanthropists and public officials, applauding the YMCA for helping her to get her family back on track after the death of her husband. YMCA member Jerry Polito applauded the staff and the donations for helping him and his grandchildren through a difficult time…

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Lockdown lifted at Southington schools

March 9, 2016
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Plantsville Elementary School, 70 Church St., Plantsville, CT 06479

NOTE: Secure school status has been lifted at approximately 12:25 p.m. As of 11:30 a.m., a number of Southington schools are still in secure school mode as a precaution on the recommendation of the Southington Police. The schools were put into secure status this morning when police announced that there was a person of interest…

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