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Apple Harvest listings for the Sept. 23 edition

September 21, 2016
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Apple Harvest Festival
www.southington.org/AHF

The 48th annual Apple Harvest Festival is scheduled on two weekends, Friday, Sept. 30 to Sunday, Oct. 1 and Friday, Oct. 7 to Sunday, Oct. 9. The annual, family-oriented event attracts an estimated 100,000 visitors annually to the town green. The festival offers a wide variety of live music and entertainment, food, contests, crafts, children’s…

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Pop! goes Peter Bjorn And John

September 16, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR An indie band playing a college town. It’s not the typical formula for a pop music love fest. But when Peter Bjorn And John (a.k.a. Peter Morén, Björn Yttling, and John Eriksson) arrive at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven on Sept. 20, the indie band from Sweden…

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Southington Legion’s ‘family’ reunion

September 16, 2016
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American Legion Kiltonic Post 72
64 Main Street, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 621-4243

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER Ohio’s American Legion Post 751 met with Connecticut’s American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 on Sunday, Sept. 11 to reciprocate Post 72’s visit to Ohio last year. Post 72 Commander Steve McCarty said that the Ohio legion was discovered when Connecticut members went online to make a group Facebook page and…

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Hafford to step down as Bread for Life director

September 16, 2016
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Eldon Hafford adjusts one of his favorite photos that decorates a wall at Bread for Life. The photo shows BFL officials accepting the grant that helped fund the new facility.

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER After nine years as executive director for Bread for Life (BFL), Eldon Hafford has announced his retirement. Since taking the helm in 2007, Hafford has led BFL’s dramatic growth to meet the needs of the Southington community. His hard work will culminate this fall with the opening of a new…

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Water Department lifts water restrictions

September 15, 2016
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The Southington Water Department announced that they have lifted the water restrictions that have been in place since June 23. A notice of the ban’s lifting was posted on the department website. “The Southington Water Department, in its continued commitment to supplying quality water to the residents of Southington, is lifting the mandatory water restriction,”…

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Locals commemorate 15th anniversary of 9/11

September 15, 2016
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Southington Fire Department Chief Harold Clark delivers a statement on Sunday, Sept. 11 as members of the Southington Police Department and Southington Fire Department joined local residents, the Knights of Columbus, American Legion Kiltonic Post 72, local veteran support groups, civic leaders, and state and local officials for a memorial service in Plantsville to commemorate…

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Former BOE member Zaya Oshana honored by town Democrats

September 15, 2016
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Former BOE member Zaya Oshana was honored by town Democrats.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Zaya Oshana was wheeled to the podium by his son, Zaya. The younger Oshana grabbed the microphone and apologized that his father didn’t have the voice to address the crowd. “I know that’s surprising,” said his son. The crowd of Democrats chuckled at the irony. On Wednesday, Sept. 7, the Southington…

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Council gives high marks for handling of Quinnipiac spill

September 15, 2016
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Excavation at the scene of the hexavalent chromium (Chromium 6) spill at Light Metals Coloring. (File photo)

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER Just weeks after hexavalent chromium spilled into the Quinnipiac River from Light Metals Coloring Company, the town has everything under control and the area has returned to normal. Officials took a moment at the start of Monday’s Town Council meeting to review Southington’s efforts during the crisis. Town Manager Garry…

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Long summer break leads to strong start for the school year

September 15, 2016
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By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER The Southington Board of Education (BOE) kicked off the year with an upbeat meeting on Thursday, Sept. 8 after one of the town’s longest summer recesses. Superintendent Timothy Connellan greeted board members with a positive report for the start of the 2016-2017 school year. With a long summer, custodial staff…

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Apple Harvest listings for the Sept. 16 edition

September 14, 2016
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Apple Harvest Festival
www.southington.org/AHF

The 48th annual Apple Harvest Festival is scheduled on two weekends, Friday, Sept. 30 to Sunday, Oct. 1 and Friday, Oct. 7 to Sunday, Oct. 9. The annual, family-oriented event attracts an estimated 100,000 visitors annually to the town green. The festival offers a wide variety of live music and entertainment, food, contests, crafts, children’s…

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