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Touch-A-Truck brings out the kid in you

May 15, 2015
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Four-year-old Noah Olson practices atop a tractor.

Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Children of all ages flocked into the Southington Drive-In on Saturday, May 9 for the annual Touch-A-Truck event held by American Legion Kiltonic Post 72.      

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Lake Compounce is open for business

May 14, 2015
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Lake Compounce opening-Jennica MArtinez (18 months) with her mom Christina of Waterbury

Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Lake Compounce Amusement Park opened for the season on Saturday, May 9.

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UNICO Gold Medal of Honor: Mike Fasulo will be honored at May 20 UNICO dinner

May 14, 2015
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Mike Fasulo, life-long Southington resident and partner at Fasula and Alibini CPAs is the recipient of UNICO’s 2015 Gold Medal of Honor .

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Mike Fasulo, a life-long Southington resident and partner at Fasulo and Alibini CPAs, is the recipient of UNICO’s 2015 Gold Medal of Honor. Fasulo has been a member of UNICO, the largest Italian-American organization in the country, since 1991 and served as the organization’s president in 2005. “I cannot think of anything…

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Council approves $900K plan for Memorial Park pool

May 14, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The town council moved last month to approve plans for the first phase of updating Memorial Park. The council reviewed and approved a proposed plan for the pool house—the first step in a $900,000 redesign. The plan expands the pool house, adding increased changing and storage space, handicap accessible amenities, and better…

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Governor Malloy tour visits Hatton Kindergarten

May 14, 2015
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Governor Dannel Malloy (D), right, and Commissioner of Education Dianna R. Wentzell, back, visit a kindergarten class at Hatton Elementary School on Friday, May 8. The governor was touring Connecticut schools to talk about the advantages of full-day kindergarten. Southington has been offering full-day kindergarten since 2013.

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR Ian Cerra probably had no idea what he was getting into when he was named as classroom greeter on Friday, May 8, but just after lunch he found himself toe-to-toe with Governor Dannel Malloy at the front door of his classroom as state officials, school administrators, bodyguards, and press swarmed into the classroom.…

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Malloy touts tourism, avoids details on state spending cuts

May 13, 2015
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By STEPHEN SINGER Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The state’s marketing efforts have boosted tourism, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Tuesday. But he avoided details on how budget negotiations may ultimately affect how much the state will spend to promote it. Speaking Tuesday at the annual Connecticut Governor’s Conference on Tourism, he said the…

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Chamber announces tickets for Lake Compounce outing

May 13, 2015
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Lake Compounce logo (2015)

A Limited amount of tickets for the annual Chamber of Commerce Community Outing at Lake Compounce on Thursday, June 25. The outing is hosted each year by the Chamber in conjunction with Lake Compounce. Each ticket provides free parking, access to rides from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and a buffet under the park’s pavilion…

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Chamber seeks Executive Director

May 13, 2015
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Southington Chamber (web)

The Board of Directors of the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce announced a job opening for the new Chamber Executive Director. The position and its details will be listed on Indeed.com, and all interested applicants are encouraged to submit their resume through the job board website. Applications will be accepted from Friday, May 15, 2015…

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Naming rights, ads, considered to help cover transportation

May 12, 2015
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Selling more advertising and leasing naming rights are being discussed as possible ways to raise at least a small portion of the money needed to operate Connecticut’s transportation system without inflicting much financial pain on taxpayers and commuters. Corporate sponsorship of highway rest stops and other…

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Bristol Blues seek area host families for players; season begins June 1

May 11, 2015
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Do you love baseball? Or maybe you just like meeting new people. Are you interested in helping to shape a young man’s career, possibly a professional baseball career? If so, you may be a perfect candidate to host a Bristol Blues player this summer. This summer, approximately 25 young men will come to Bristol’s Muzzy…

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