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Flanders unveils new, entirely recycled playground

October 29, 2015
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Students at Flanders play on the new school playscape that is made entirely from recycled dental supplies. The playscape was won during the TerraCycle Recycled Playground Challenge.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER On Oct. 21, school administrators and local officials gathered with students from Flanders Elementary School to unveil the school’s new playground, made entirely from recycled toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, and floss containers. The school earned the playground after winning the TerraCycle Recycled Playground Challenge earlier this year. Flanders joined schools from across the…

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Town files another motion to dismiss Hatton Meadow case

October 29, 2015
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Solar Panel

The defendants in the case of Panek vs. Town of Southington filed a second motion to dismiss on Oct. 20. The Town of Southington, Greenskies Renewable Energy, LLC, and GRE 344 Southington HES LLC, have requested that the court dismiss the complaint due to a lack of subject matter jurisdiction. In a memorandum to support…

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Election 2015: Voter information, ballot, referendum items, and polling places

October 28, 2015
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Southington Politics

When polls open on Tuesday, Nov. 3, local voters will be casting ballots for six Town Council candidates, six Board of Education candidates, four Board of Finance candidates, three Planning and Zoning Commission candidates, and three Water Commission candidates. In addition, there are two referendum questions on the ballot. The first question asks voters if…

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Arrest made for threat against a SHS staff member

October 28, 2015
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Southington High School, 720 Pleasant St, Southington, CT 06489

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington resident Gregory R. Daly was arrested on Oct. 20, after threats made to a Southington High School (SHS) staff member led four schools to be placed under “secure school status” on Tuesday morning. The Southington police Department received reports at 8:15a.m., that a SHS staff member had been threatened. As a…

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‘Macbeth’ is the theme at Music of the Knight

October 28, 2015
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Music of the Knight- SHS Band performs McBeth as their theme (4)

On Saturday, Oct. 24, the Prince of Denmark made his appearance on the Southington High School turf when the Blue Knight marching band performed a Shakespeare-themed montage at this year’s Music of the Knight competition. Shakespearean actors danced between the band’s musicians during the host performance. The theme of the Southington show was “The Coven” based on…

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Voter registration deadline looms in Connecticut

October 27, 2015
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Voter registration deadline looms in Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Eligible voters are running out of time to register to cast ballots in Connecticut’s upcoming municipal elections. While the deadline to register online has already passed, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said people can still sign up by mail or by visiting their local registrar of voters office by Tuesday…

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Committee set for Lewis High 70th reunion

October 26, 2015
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Comm - Lewis HS 70th reunion May 20 2016

Lewis High School graduates from the Class of 1946 will be holding their 70th class reunion on May 20, 2016 at the Back Nine Tavern at Southington Country Club. For more information, contact the reunion committee, above, or call Norma Zygmunt at (860) 628-9246. Front, from left, Robert Leach and Edward Kordys. Back, Zygmunt, Betty…

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Those pesky paparazzis of autumn

October 24, 2015
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For celebrities out on the street, paparazzi are everywhere. Inspired by photographs snapped by papazzi of stylish celebs, Brianna Beyers of Bristol wears the newest fashions for autumn. All items are available at Kohl’s on New Britain Avenue in Plainville or at kohls.com. PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN

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Symphony brings out the spies and private eyes

October 23, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Although the hit singles from James Bond movies often get the attention, singer Sheena Easton—who had one of those singles—said there is much more in the world of “espionage” music than just Agent 007. And Sheena will share the breadth of that universe when she teams up with the Hartford…

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Halloween at the Drive-In

October 23, 2015
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Drive In

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Drive-In will welcome costumes, candy, and two spooky films on their big screen this weekend for the fourth annual Halloween Festival. With festivities beginning at 2 p.m., families can participate in a variety of fun fall activities, including pony rides, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and hayrides, all while showing off…

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