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Local is honored by Special Olympics

March 22, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington resident Maureen Jahne is one of many individuals chosen to be honored during the upcoming Hall of Fame Dinner, presented by Special Olympics Connecticut (SOCT). The Hall of Fame recognizes extraordinary athletes, volunteers and supporters who exemplify leadership, spirit and selflessness, as well as inspire joy through sport and…

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Spanish pilot program is set for South End School

March 21, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Board of Education recently voted unanimously to endorse the concept of a phase-in Spanish program that would be a piloted as a theme-based opportunity at South End School. Suggested by a world language teacher from the district, the program would begin for students entering kindergarten and first grade.…

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Officials address issues; State of Town given over dinner

March 21, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Town officials addressed a variety of issues during the fifth Annual State-of-the-Town Supper last week, focusing on economic development and the budget. Co-sponsored by Baron Realty and the Chamber’s Legislative Committee, members of the Southington Town Council spoke before members of the community, highlighting their current goals while discussing their…

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Two teens charged with robbing a person in the Southington Police Department parking lot

March 20, 2014
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Two teens charged with robbing a person in the Southington Police Department parking lot

Two local teens were charged with robbing a person in the parking lot of the Southington Police Department. On Wednesday, March 19, police dispatchers monitoring video surveillance in the department’s front parking lot observed what they thought was an altercation. Police responded to the parking lot as one of the vehicles involved in the altercation…

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Cyber Knights gear up for first local FIRST event

March 20, 2014
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Cyber Knights gear up for first local FIRST event

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Cyber Knights have practiced day and night for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition, scheduled to kick off this weekend for the first time at Southington High School. Team members are gearing up for the upcoming competition, completing last-minute tweaks on their 120-pound…

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Art Truck, Dick Blick holding Wine Glass Painting Party Friday

March 19, 2014
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Art Truck, Dick Blick holding Wine Glass Painting Party Friday

The Art Truck, a mobile art studio, has partnered this month with Blick Art Supply Store in Plainville to host a Wine Glass Painting Party that is open to the public. The event is Friday, March 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Learn the art of painting on glass while designing your own wine glass…

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Physical Therapy Center celebrates 10 years on March 26 with party

March 19, 2014
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The Physical Therapy Center, with locations in Bristol and Southington, is celebrating 10 years of business with a party on Wednesday, March 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at their Bristol office, 72 Pine St. There will be free food, drinks, chair massages, a raffle, and a beer tasting with local brewery, Firefly Hollow. RSVP…

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State makes money available for towns to promote commercial growth

March 19, 2014
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the Connecticut Department of Housing is now accepting applications from eligible towns interested in applying for a second round of grants under the state’s Main Street Investment Fund (MSIF). The program, which launched in 2012, provides grants to municipalities for infrastructure renovations and improvements to town commercial centers…

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Learning warning signs of substance abuse in young people April 7

March 19, 2014
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When it comes to underage drinking and teen substance abuse, can you spot the red flags? The Current Alcohol & Other Drug Trends Training provides key information and trends that every adult should know in regards to alcohol products, prescription drugs, designer drugs, and other street drugs. Stay on the cutting edge of alcohol and…

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Eugene Millerick to be honored on Plainville’s Memorial Wall of Honor

March 19, 2014
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The Plainville Board of Education and the Plainville Community Schools’ Naming Committee will hold an induction ceremony on Monday, April 21 at PlainvilleHigh School for the Memorial Wall of Honor, according to Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Jeffrey Kitching via a press release. The ceremony, honoring inductee in memoriam of Eugene Millerick will be held at…

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