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Snow…? Not done yet, says AccuWeather

March 10, 2014
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Snow…? Not done yet, says AccuWeather

Although, the area is making a bit rebound in terms of temperatures, AccuWeather says the northeast may be due for more snow mid-week. AccuWeather.com reports despite a springlike start to the week, winter and substantial snow will make a comeback across the Midwest and Northeast at midweek. A winter storm will take shape across the lower…

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Southington Library celebrates success of women

March 10, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer National Women’s History Month kicks off each year in March to recognize and celebrate the history of American women in schools, workplaces and communities throughout the U.S. This month, Southington Public library will host a free program of the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF) called “Pushing Past ‘No’: Overcoming…

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Local salon owner branches out to BBQ sauce

March 9, 2014
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Local salon owner branches out to BBQ sauce

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For years, salon owner Todd Zurell brought homemade barbeque sauce for friends and family at pig roasts. Guests felt so amazed at Zurell’s creation that they suggested he find a way to bring his sauce from the stovetop to the shelves at the local supermarket. “I’d always bring my barbeque…

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Donated prom dresses are available

March 8, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With prom season just around the corner, the Southington community has stepped up to help girls in need of a dress. A Moment Away Spa Massage Therapy and Treatments is collecting dresses for Princess & The Prom, a non-profit corporation that provides free prom dresses to high school girls in…

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Pink’s hot dogs coming to Compounce; 1st location on East Coast

March 7, 2014
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Pink’s hot dogs coming to Compounce; 1st location on East Coast

BRISTOL/ SOUTHINGTON- Pink’s Hot Dogs, a fixture in Hollywood since 1939, has partnered with LakeCompounce and will open a restaurant in the park, across from the Carousel this May. A press release from Compounce said Pink’s, a family owned business, was named by Fox News as number one in a list of Top Ten Hot…

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Solving math problems to benefit St. Jude

March 7, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Students at Kelley School filled the cafeteria recently as they received their workbooks for the annual Math-A-Thon to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Since 1991, students in grades one through five have participated in the Math-A-Thon to help children who suffer from diseases like cancer, AIDS and sickle cell…

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Construction project set for I-84 bridge over Marion Avenue

March 7, 2014
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Construction project set for I-84 bridge over Marion Avenue

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) has created a design plan to replace the bridges carrying I-84 East and West over Marion Avenue in Southington. Built in 1963, each bridge carries three lanes of traffic, and the average daily traffic (ADT) was reported to be 81,800 vehicles as of 2012,…

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Southington native serves nation in the Navy

March 7, 2014
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Southington native serves nation in the Navy

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For Southington native Courtney Maher, serving the U.S. is in his blood. His great grandfather served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. His grandfather served in the Navy for one term during the Korean War. Maher’s brother also served in the Navy during the Operation Desert Storm. A…

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Looking at the budgets; Few residents attend hearing

March 7, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Members of the community addressed the proposed 2014-2015 budgets of the Board of Education and the General Government/Town Manager during a public hearing Monday night. The school board’s proposed budget is a total of $87,072,005 for 2014-2015, which reflects an increase of 3.37 percent over this year’s adopted budget. The…

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YMCA to offer adult dodgeball tourney

March 6, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southington YMCA is hosting an adult dodgeball tournament early next month. Spurred on by the success of the annual teen tournament, event organizer Steve Silva decided to create an adult tournament. “I’ve kicked around the idea to host an adult tournament for the past two years,” Silva said. “With the…

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