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Town approves solar power for middle schools

December 10, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Town Council voted on Monday, Nov. 23 to take the next step in continuing the “solarization plan” for the town. The council approved a Power Purchase Agreement with Greenskies Renewable Energy, LLC, in Middletown, to provide solar power supplies for Kennedy Middle School and DePaolo Middle School. The agreement is the…

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Flipping the switch for ‘Hospitality Night’

December 9, 2015
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Hospitality Night- Chad Reed flips the switch (1)

On Friday, Dec. 4, Chad Reed flips the switch for the holiday lights on the Southington Town Green during “Hospitality Night,” sponsored by the Merchants of Downtown Southington and hosted by the Southington Parks and Recreation Department. Local Brownie troops joined together for a chorus on the steps of the First Congregational Church, while bands…

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Town accepts bids for specialty cleanup and restoration services

December 9, 2015
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Town of Southington

Sealed proposals for on-call specialty cleanup and restoration services will be received at the Southington Town Hall, Office of the Town Manager, 75 Main Street, until Monday, Dec. 21 at 2:15 p.m., after which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. The town requires services of an on-call professional for cleanup of private…

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Town is accepting bids for specialty cleanup and restoration services

December 4, 2015
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Town of Southington

Sealed proposals for on-call specialty cleanup and restoration services will be received at the Southington Town Hall, Office of the Town Manager, 75 Main Street, until Monday, Dec. 21 at 2:15 p.m., after which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. The Town requires services of an on-call professional for cleanup of private…

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Wild Orchid celebrates a year of sushi in downtown Southington

December 4, 2015
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Visitors were greeted by a delicious assortment of foods on a sushi boat.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening ceremony for Wild Orchid Thai and Sushi restaurant last week, in honor of their one-year anniversary. The business’ three partners, Sam Vannalith, Mike Silarach, and Limsakul Watchrapang, said they wanted to settle into Southington before the ceremony, but were happy to welcome…

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The Fire Place celebrates 10th anniversary

December 4, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER John Pucci, owner of popular downtown pizza restaurant The Fire Place, has been serving up wood fired pizza on Center Street for 10 years. With more than 20 specialty pizzas on their menu, The Fire Place has been featured in Hartford Magazine’s list of Top 50 pizzas in the state, and has…

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Ductworks expands their Spring Street facility

December 3, 2015
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Tom Nichols, left, and Kurt Nichols survey the expansion project at their Ductworks HVAC Services home on Spring Street.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Tom Nichols had to raise his voice over the loud hum of the cement mixer as he and his brother, Kurt, escorted a visitor through the construction site on Spring Street. All around them, a small army of local craftsmen were scrambling across the site. A cinder block wall rose behind them.…

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Drive-In Committee donates $28K to local organizations

December 3, 2015
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Drive In

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington’s Drive-In Committee completed its sixth successful season this year, screening more than a dozen movies and giving $28,000 back to the community. The committee will be distributing $2,000 donations to each of the 14 organizations that helped support the Drive-In throughout the year. Committee member Mike Fasulo spoke at the Town…

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Council appoints committees, boards, and subcommittees

December 3, 2015
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Town of Southington

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER More than 100 appointments were made at the Town Council meeting on Nov. 23, as the newly-elected council named town officials and residents to serve on several boards, committees, and subcommittees. The Assistant Town Attorney was appointed in a unanimous vote at the meeting, after being nominated by Councilor Ed Pocock III.…

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Palmieri replaced as Apple Harvest co-chair

December 2, 2015
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Christopher J. Palmieri (D)

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Town Chairman Mike Riccio appointed Councilors Cheryl Lounsbury and Tom Lombardi to Chair the Apple Harvest Festival Committee, replacing Councilor Chris Palmieri, who has chaired the committee for several years. The committee was co-chaired for two years by Palmieri and Lombardi, following Palmieri’s eight-year chairmanship. Palmieri, a Democrat, said that the committee…

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