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YMCA offers luncheon for vets on Veterans Day

November 4, 2015
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YMCA logo (2011 - Blue and Purple)

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER In honor of Veterans Day and Military Family Month, the Southington Community YMCA will be offering recognition to local veterans. On Wednesday, Nov. 11, the YMCA will host a Veterans Day luncheon from noon to 1 p.m., where all veterans and their family members are welcome to dine for free. It is…

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Election office announces official results

November 4, 2015
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Southington Politics

By TAYLOR HARTZ STAFF WRITER Though the Republicans have earned a super majority on the Town Council – earning six of nine seats – Democrat Chris Palmieri seemed to be the town favorite, earning the most votes of any council candidate – 5,0664 Town Chairman Michael Riccio, (R), came in a close second, earning 4, 950…

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Republicans maintain control: Both town referendums pass easily

November 4, 2015
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Southington Republicans cheer for the election results as they are posted at Friends Cafe in Southington. On Tuesday, Nov. 3, town Republicans swept the town elections, maintaining control of every board. BOE member Terry Lombardi and Republican leader Brian Callahan, front, applaud the tally.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER According to preliminary numbers, Republicans will maintain control of the Town Council for two more years, narrowly winning a super majority by 53 votes. In a crowded room at Friends Café, Republican candidates and supporters cheered as the first round of numbers began to come in, revealing a lead in Republican votes.…

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Hospital opens Women’s Heart Wellness Center in Southington

November 2, 2015
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The Hospital Of Central Connecticut, Bradley Memorial Campus
81 Meriden Ave., Southington, CT 06489
Phone: (860) 276-5000

The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) now also offers its Women’s Heart Wellness Center at the Bradley Memorial campus in Southington. The center, part of the Department of Cardiology, is open 8 a.m. to noon on the first and third Wednesday of the month at the campus, 81 Meriden Ave. HOCC launched its Women Heart…

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Southington Catholic joins the chamber

October 30, 2015
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School officials and chamber members joined together for a ribbon cutting at Southington Catholic School on Thursday, Oct. 29.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR The soccer team arrived just as the ribbon cutting was about to begin, and a few students—still dressed in their school uniform—joined the procession of student tour guides that wound their way through the corridors of Southington Catholic School. On Aug. 23, the collaboration between local parishes opened their doors with a…

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New hairdressers told to be proud of profession

October 30, 2015
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New hairdressers told to be proud of profession

By MIKE CHAIKEN STAFF WRITER The class of 2015 at the International Institute of Cosmetology were told to be proud of their careers as hairdressers as the students graduated in a ceremony Sunday. The graduation was a mix of awards presentation and fashion show. Students were honored for completing their course work at the school,…

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Plantsville School pageant winner collects toys for children’s hospital

October 30, 2015
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Kylie Watson displays the gifts collected during a recent toy drive  to benefit the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

By MIKE CHAIKENEDITIONS EDITOR The shoppers at Stop and Shop in Southington and Walmart in Bristol surprised—in a good way—Kylie Watson. Kylie, 6, is the reigning 2015 National American Miss Southern New England Princess. And the first grader at Plantsville Elementary School recently held a toy drive to benefit the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Kylie stood…

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Boy Scout re-dedicates Rochambeau monument

October 29, 2015
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James Brino, center, unveils the renovated Rochambeau monument on Marion Avenue during a re-dedication ceremony on Oct. 25. Brino painstakingly restored the monument for his Eagle project.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR It seemed fitting that the First Company Governor’s Foot Guard presented the colors before marching down the newly renovated stairs for a solemn procession down Marion Avenue. For those in attendance, it mirrored a similar scene during the Revolutionary War when the foot guard escorted the Compte de Rochambeau to Hartford for…

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Simms resigns as Ethics Board Chair

October 29, 2015
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Town of Southington

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Craig Simms, former Chairman of the Board of Ethics (BOE), resigned from his position on Wednesday after the Town Council voted to vacate a recent decision made by the board. Simms (R) voted with Democrats Phillip Pomposi and James Sinclair in a majority opinion on Sept. 15 that found Town Councilor Tom…

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Leaf pick-up schedule has changed

October 29, 2015
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The Town of Southington has altered the leaf pick-up schedule due to the later than usual leaf drop this season. Town crews will be spot-picking leaves in heavy sections throughout Town beginning on Monday, Nov. 2. The regular service the following week. Residents in Zone 1 will need to have their leaves curbside no later…

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