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The Fire Place celebrates 10th anniversary

December 4, 2015
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SO The Fire Place logo

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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Season kicks off with Santa at South End

December 2, 2015
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Santa-South Ends School- Lilianna Blum (2 months)

Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Have you been naughty or nice? From left, Southington residents Aiden Halpin, 9, along with 2-month old Lilianna Blum and Aaron Mysatyukow state their cases to Santa Claus during the annual “Santa in the Park” event hosted by the Southington Parks and Recreation Department. Local boys and girls, 10 and under, were able…

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Senior listings for Dec. 4

December 2, 2015
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Obit - Gardner A Corey

TUESDAY, DEC. 8 OTHER FRIENDSHIP CLUB. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Opportunity for adults to make new friends. Transportation, activities, meals, exercise and more provided. Mulberry Gardens at Marian Heights Adult Day Center, 314 Osgood Ave., New Britain. (860) 357-4264. ONGOING PLAINVILLE CHOLESTEROL SCREENING. 10 minute appointment, few drops of blood from a fingertip, and…

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Chanukah celebrated by Gishrei Shalom with gathering Dec. 13

December 1, 2015
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Obit - Gloria Marie Bird

On Sunday, Dec. 13, the greater Bristol Jewish community is invited to celebrate the festival of Chanukah with music, food and candle lighting. Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation will host the event at the home of Dr. Amy Breakstone and Dr. David Reisner in Bristol beginning at 5 p.m. The congregation’s rabbi, Shelley Kovar Becker, a…

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Social, economic trends in CT detailed in survey report

December 1, 2015
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How happy are you? Have you seen a dentist lately? Is it safe to walk in your neighborhood? Is local government responsive to your needs? Do you need more education or training to advance in your current job? These are some of the more than 100 questions that nearly 17,000 representative residents answered as part…

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Jack-o’-lanterns for STEPS

November 30, 2015
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Schools - DePaolo pumpkins

DePaolo Middle School’s ABC activity for October gave students the opportunity to paint, decorate, or carve their own pumpkin during a Southington STEPS activity. Students were able to vote for their favorite pumpkin at a family event, on Oct. 29.

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