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Zoni helps push pet protection bill into state law books

July 13, 2016
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Rep. David Zoni (D-Southington), left,  joined legislative colleagues and advocates at a recent ceremonial bill signing in the State Capitol office of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. The event highlighted the passage of “Desmond’s Law,” an act concerning support for cats and dogs that are neglected. The bill would allow courts to assign volunteer legal advocates…

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State offers updates, concerns on Zika virus

July 12, 2016
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The Department of Public Health and Commissioner Dr. Raul Pino recently announced updated Zika figures and hundreds of thousands of dollars in new funding to combat the virus. According to test results released by the state Department of Public Health (DPH), of 25 Connecticut patients who have tested positive for the Zika virus, 16 have…

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Locals graduate from Chase Collegiate School

July 8, 2016
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A pair of Southington residents were among the 42 members of the Chase Collegiate School Class of 2016, who received their diplomas in front of faculty, students, family and friends on June 10. They received diplomas during the school’s commencement ceremony on Friday, June 10 on the Waterbury campus. Graduates, families and friends gathered at…

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Southington water restrictions continue

July 8, 2016
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JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR More than 3/4 of an inch of rain has fallen since the Southington Water Department (SWD) issued mandatory water restrictions in late June. But with the annual rainfall still well below normal levels, officials are not ready to lift the restrictions. “We’re still evaluating it here,” SWD Superintendent Fred Rogers said this…

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Is your Granny a ‘Good Apple?’: Apple Harvest Festival essay contest is underway

July 7, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Calling all grandchildren, it’s almost time to nominate your “Granny” for the annual “Granny Apple” contest tradition. If you have a grandmother who bakes the best apple pies, tells the best stories, or is just overall the best grandma in town, put a pen to paper and tell the town why. The…

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Cooling centers open

July 7, 2016
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(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy is reminding Connecticut residents that as the state is experiencing its first heat wave of the summer, cooling centers are open in towns and cities throughout the state and can be located by calling 2-1-1. “Today is expected to be humid and the hottest day of the heat…

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Bees fall in rubber match to Skeeters

July 7, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees could not breakthrough with the big hit, dropping the rubber match of their series vs. the Skeeters 4-2. The Game Changed When…: the Skeeters mounted a two out rally in the bottom of the seventh with the game tied at two. After Albert Cordero’s single, the…

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Bear killed on I-84 Tuesday

July 7, 2016
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NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut State Police are warning drivers to watch out for bears after a motorist struck one on Interstate 84. Police say the bear was hit Tuesday morning on the eastbound side of I-84 in New Britain. The driver had left the scene when troopers arrived. Police are advising drivers that…

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Italian-American Festival scheduled for July 29-31

July 7, 2016
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By JEN CARDINESCORRESPONDENT The 12th annual Southington Italian-American festival will be held July 29-31 this year on the lower portion of Center Street. The Sons of Italy, Southington UNICO, and the Chamber of Commerce once again will present this year’s event with traditional festivities, along with some exciting new features. Town Councilor Dawn Miceli described the…

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Quinnipiac River dam to be dismantled

July 7, 2016
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By JEN CARDINESCORRESPONDENT A dam built in the 1800s, along the Quinnipiac River in Southington, was motioned to be removed at the town’s Planning and Zoning commission meeting on Tuesday, June 21. The 7-0 ruling was decided after John Champion spoke to request removing the Clark Brothers dam, in addition to the Carpenters dam in Meriden.…

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