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Curtis D. Robinson honored for lifetime achievement

August 11, 2015
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Southington’s Curtis D. Robinson was honored with an Honorary Membership Award by the Connecticut Hospital Association for his lifetime achievement with the Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity at Saint Francis.

Curtis D. Robinson, a founding donor of the Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity at Saint Francis has been honored with an Honorary Membership Award from the Connecticut Hospital Association. Born and raised in Birmingham, Ala., Robinson came to Connecticut as an enterprising 16-year-old who got a job as a hotel dishwasher, then later…

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Hatton receives ‘Basketball for All’ grant

August 10, 2015
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From left, Amber Smith and Ryan Smith accept a $1,800 grant from Tanger Outlet General Manager John Dolishny.

Hatton Elementary School was presented with a grant from Tanger Outlets in the amount of $1,800 in mid-June. The grant was submitted by Amber Smith, who is a third grade teacher in Southington and also a parent of two boys who attend Hatton School. The TangerKIDS Grants program is designed to assist schools by providing…

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With bikes, bikinis, event helps veterans

August 8, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Helping veterans is an important cause for Jennifer Sequenzia of All American Productions. “They should be (important) for everyone,” said Sequenzia, who organized Bike Night to Benefit Veterans at the Cadillac Ranch on Jude Lane in Southington last Wednesday. The event welcomed a slew of bikes and offered up a…

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Quirky musical, ‘Urinetown,’ gets the GetUp Stage Co. treatment

August 8, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Take a step away from the typical and move over to the idiosyncratic starting Aug. 13. That’s when the GetUp Stage Co. production of “Urinetown” (say, “You’re in Town”) opens at Trinity-on-Main in New Britain. GUSCO is a stage company of teens from a variety of towns across the state…

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Getting the Led (Zeppelin) out with tomorrow’s ‘classical’ sounds

August 7, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Roll over, Beethoven… Led Zeppelin is taking over. Led Zeppelin’s last studio album, “In Through the Out Door” came out nearly 35 years ago. Its seminal album, “4,” with the song “Stairway to Heaven” came out 44 years ago. However, even with the passing decades, Led Zeppelin’s music is still…

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Archbishop Blair to officiate Southington Catholic ribbon cutting on Aug. 23

August 7, 2015
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After many months of planning, organizing, preparing and furnishing the facility and hiring of teachers and staff, Southington Catholic School expects to open its doors for the first day of school on Thursday, Aug. 27. The school is designed for children in pre-K through eighth grade. Most Rev. Leonard P. Blair, Archbishop of Hartford, will…

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Town, Greenskies file a motion to dismiss Hatton Meadow injunction

August 7, 2015
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Richard Panek, left, and members of the Save Hatton Meadow Coalition listen to Attorney David Rosenberg explain the court procedings in a library meeting room at the New Britain Superior Courthouse on Monday, Aug. 3.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Members of the Save Hatton Meadow Coalition crowded into a New Britain Superior Court room on Monday afternoon, where attorney David Rosenberg planned to request an extension for the injunction that prevents Greenskies, LLC, of Middletown from beginning construction of a solar panel array at Hatton Meadow. Instead, they will have to…

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Gov. Malloy grants $400K for housing rehab efforts

August 6, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington will receive $400 thousand for housing improvements, as part of a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG,) announced by Governor Dannel Malloy and Commissioner Evonne M. Klein on July 30. The grants are awarded to municipalities who seek to enhance their communities and further economic development. The governor and commissioner said the…

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We’re in love with ‘All Shook Up’

August 6, 2015
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Eddie Vitcavage, center, and Laura Calandra, right, rock out to the songs of Elvis Presley.

Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS The Southington Youth Summer Theater Spotlights program presented the grade 9-12 production, “All Shook Up,” last week at the Southington High School auditorium. The production is a re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Inspired by the songs of Elvis Presley, “All Shook Up” tells the story of a small town girl with big…

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Race 4 Chase triathlon honors victim of Sandy Hook

August 6, 2015
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Family members celebrate with a triathlete after his finish. More than 250 athletes, ages 6-12, competed at the Race4Chase triathlon at YMCA Camp Sloper on Aug. 1.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER More than 200 children biked, swam, and ran their way across YMCA Camp Sloper this Saturday, in honor of Chase Kowalski, a 6-year-old victim of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shootings. The statewide Race4Chase triathlon, sponsored by the Chase Michael Anthony Kowalski (CMAK) Foundation, began in 2013 as a way “to turn…

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