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Storm knocks out Cox cable, internet

August 19, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Many Southington residents found themselves spending a day without access to their phone, internet, and cable services on Tuesday, Aug. 11, when Cox Communications experienced an outage for more than five hours. Dana Nolfe, Director of Communications for Cox, said the outage was caused by a storm that brought down two trees,…

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Bristol TEC adult ed classes start Sept. 14

August 18, 2015
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Apprenticeship and extension courses for the State of Connecticut Adult Education Evening School Division at  Bristol Technical Education Center will be starting the week of Sept. 14. Registration dates are Aug. 25, 26, 27, 31 and Sept. 1, 2, 3, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 431 Minor St., Bristol. Courses offered include apprenticeship training…

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Old Mountain Road closed for bridge work

August 17, 2015
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Starting on Tuesday, Aug. 18, Old Mountain Road, between Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike and School Street, will be closed to through traffic due to a bridge replacement project. The Southington Police Department has requested that commuters use alternate routes to avoid this area if possible, but local traffic will be permitted in this area. Detours will be…

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Klem receives Rotary scholarship

August 15, 2015
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Comm - Rotary Scholarship to Rebecca Klem

The Rotary Club of Southington presented a $2,000 scholarship to Rebecca Klem on July 15. Klem is studying business at Central Connecticut State University.

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Rotary recognizes Interact Students of the Month

August 15, 2015
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Comm - Rotary Students of the Month

The Interact Students of the Month were recognized at The Rotary Club of Southington’s July meeting. From left, Sarah Luczak, Sana Khan, Cassidy Race, and Jennifer Congdon. Race was also one of six winners of the Rotary Club of Southington Academic Scholarship.

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Plantsville student places 2nd at national ad competition

August 15, 2015
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Plantsville’s Karen Falk was among the 32-student team from Johnson & Wales University to place second at the National Student Advertising Competition.

Plantsville’s Karen Falk was a member of the 32-student ad team from Johnson & Wales University’s (JWU) that secured second place at the National Student Advertising Competition held on June 12 in Las Vegas, Nev.—the team’s best finish in program history. To qualify for the national competition sponsored by the American Advertising Federation, the Ad…

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Tunxis to hold ‘Super Saturday Registration Blitz’ on Aug. 22

August 15, 2015
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Tunxis Community College
271 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington, CT 06032
(860) 773-1300

FARMINGTON—Tunxis Community College will hold a “Super Saturday Registration Blitz” on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the 100 Building to help students choose courses and register for fall semester. The event is one of 12 being held across the state at Connecticut Community Colleges. The Tunxis event will offer one-stop…

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‘Super Saturday’ to register at Tunxis , Aug. 22

August 14, 2015
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Tunxis Community College on Scott Swamp Road in Farmington will hold a “Super Saturday Registration Blitz” on Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the 100 Building to help students choose courses and register for fall semester. Part of the Connecticut Community Colleges “Super Saturday Registration Blitz” hosted by the 12 CT community…

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Camp Invention tests creativity

August 14, 2015
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Sophia Lopresti, 7, disassembles a computer to be repurposed at Camp Invention at Strong School.

By TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER This past week, more than 100 local students converged on Strong School for Camp Invention. The second annual camp is a weeklong summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering, and innovation. Children worked together to seek solutions to real-world problems, children turn ordinary into extraordinary and sharpen critical 21st century…

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Southington 9-year-old represents CCMC at Fenway Park

August 14, 2015
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Gavin Haines arranges a pyramid of cups during a fundraiser at an area Cumberland Farms.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Nine-year-old Gavin Haines, Southington, represented the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in a ceremony at Fenway Park last month. Cumberland Farms hosted the private event at Fenway Park’s Wheels Up Clubhouse on July 30, to kick-off the fourth annual Cups for Kids campaign. The month-long fundraiser is held each year to benefit the…

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