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Eversource issues warning about latest scams

August 17, 2016
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Eversource business and residential customers across Connecticut continue to report receiving unsolicited phone calls and home visits from individuals selling “discounted power” and claiming to be “representatives” or “partners” of Eversource. In light of this, the company is warning customers that these individuals are not affiliated with Eversource and are most likely either scammers or…

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Officials announce completion of the Crescent Lake Forestry Project

August 16, 2016
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Over the past year, the Town of Southington in conjunction with the Open Space and Land Acquisition Committee has worked with a professional forester and forest harvester to thin the stand of trees south of the lake under the Crescent Lake Forest Management Plan. The plan was designed to provide additional sunlight for remaining trees and…

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Cirque Eloize’s ‘Saloon: A fine slice of circus with a theatrical flavor

August 14, 2016
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With its Wild West setting, intriguing and versatile set design, elaborate Western costuming, carefree dance choreography, and the use of live music, we can understand why the audience at Cirque Eloize’s “Saloon” were a bit confused. When the curtains rose on the show at the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino on Saturday night, some…

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Majority Leader Aresimowicz earns 100 percent voting record

August 12, 2016
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State Rep. Joe Aresimowicz (D-Southington, Berlin)
House Majority Leader

HARTFORD—According to statistics provided by the House Clerk’s office, House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin, Southington) achieved a perfect, 100 percent, voting record for the 2016 General Session. “Representing the people of Berlin and Southington is a job that I love, and one that I take very seriously,” Aresimowicz said in a press release. “My…

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Eversource begins helicopter inspections of power lines

August 12, 2016
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SO NEWS Eversource Helicopters

Eversource is conducting aerial inspections through the month of August for high voltage electrical equipment on rights-of-way in Connecticut. Beginning Monday, Aug. 15, helicopters will begin flying over transmission lines in Southington, Meriden, Middlefield, and Berlin before moving on to eastern Connecticut. The work involves the use of low flying helicopters equipped with high-resolution cameras,…

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Musical ponders the paths not taken

August 12, 2016
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By MOLLY WESTFALL CORRESPONDENT We’ve all had a moment where we stop and think “what could have been” if we acted outside of our comfort zone, chose one opportunity over another or took the road less traveled. The protagonist of “If/Then,” Elizabeth (Jackie Burns) takes us on a journey where we don’t have to wonder…

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Commission on Disabilities unveils a survey to raise awareness and focus efforts

August 11, 2016
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SO Commission on Disabilities

By KRYSTAL GOETHECORRESPONDENT The Commission on Disabilities (COD) is an organization that focuses on individuals with disabilities in the area. Their mission is to make sure that people with disabilities and their caregivers feel welcome and are able to work and function. Recently, the commission came out with a survey. According to Karen Leary the…

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Southington High School Wall of Honor celebrates 10th class

August 11, 2016
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Philip Thibodeau, Class of 1989

By JEN CARDINESCORRESPONDENT This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Southington High School Wall of Honor, a collection of notable persons that was started by Bob Brown. Brown taught at the high school for 41 years before retiring last year, and now serves on the Board of Education. He has an immense passion for education…

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Camp Invention challenges young minds

August 11, 2016
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Camp Invention-Kaeli Bruntto and Lauren Melitt

Lauren Melitt, right, works with her partner on an experiment with electronics during Camp Invention, held last week at Strong Elementary School. The camp is aimed at inquisitive minds entering grades 1-6, and partners them alongside student leaders in grades 7-9. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Click to Enlarge

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Barnes Museum draws locals to a ‘Taste of Southington’

August 10, 2016
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Taste of Southington-Scott Uhlman a chef at Smokin with Chris

By TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Southington answered that classic question, “What’s for dinner?” last Wednesday as residents celebrated the 15th anniversary of the Taste of Southington. The lawn of the Barnes Museum was brimming with people from town and surrounding areas for a sampling of cuisines from a dozen of Southington’s best area restaurants, caterers, and bakeries.…

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