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Coyotes attack dogs near Flanders Road

April 23, 2014
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Two dogs were attacked by coyotes early Tuesday morning, but the owner was able to scare the animals away before any major harm befell the dogs, police said. According to police, a man was walking his three dogs, off leash, along the old Novick Orchards, near Flanders Street, when two coyotes came out of the…

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Shape up! Spanx coming to Westfarms May 1

April 23, 2014
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Spanx, the brand that revolutionized the shapewear industry, is coming to Hartford. Connecticut’s first Spanx retail store will open at Westfarms Mall with a “jiggle-free jubilee” on May 1, 2014. In addition to its most popular shapewear styles, the store will feature something for everyone—including a variety of on-trend apparel, active, swim and a selection…

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Town to sponsor a small business marketing summit

April 23, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From Facebook to YouTube to press releases, local business owners in Southington will learn how to enhance a variety of their marketing tools during a symposium next month. Coordinated by Image Marketing Consultants and presented by the town, the Small Business Marketing Summit will take place May 1, and is…

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Hiker injured in fall at Ragged Mountain

April 22, 2014
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The Southington Fire Department rescued a hiker who fell while hiking along Ragged Mountain last Sunday morning. The hiker, who authorities have yet to name, had fallen about 25-30 feet. Twelve firefighters, entering the area via the Carey Street, came to the hiker’s aid. The hiker was packaged and carried off the mountain to Carey…

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Officials eye possible sewer expansion on Welch Road

April 20, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Reporter Town officials are planning for a sanitary and sewer pump station on Welch Road—an expansion project that would enhance the Southington’s economic development if approved by voters during referendum this fall. The goal of the project is to provide sanitary sewer service to the northwest section of town, promoting economic…

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Strong students celebrate Brazilian Day

April 19, 2014
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Strong students celebrate Brazilian Day

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Reporter Fourth graders at Strong School shook their hips with excitement while dancing the Samba last week to celebrate Brazilian Day, a presentation that has become an annual event there for the last four years. Fourth grader Jasmine Ozimkoski, who was born and raised in America, led the presentation along with…

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Tunxis holds career fair next Tuesday

April 18, 2014
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TunxisCommunity College will host a Career Fair on Tuesday, April 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the AdministrationBuilding corridor. The public is invited to attend free of charge. Organizations seeking to hire, as well as job placement agencies, will be represented by over 20 exhibitors. Employers at the fair represent a range of…

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Plainville Farmer’s Market readies to open in June

April 18, 2014
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Plainville Farmer’s Market readies to open in June

The Farmers Market of Plainville will be opening for its third season on June 27, and will be running every Friday for 12 weeks. Located at the PlainvilleHigh School on Route 10, this summer the market will feature seven vendors for fresh fruits and vegetables, locally raised meats, breads, and more. Linda Garcia, Market Master,…

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Scouts receive message from space

April 18, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Reporter All it took was one click on Twitter for Boy Scout Troop 45 of St. Paul’s Church in Southington to ultimately communicate with NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio. The Scouts were viewing Mastracchio’s Twitter account one day when they stumbled upon a picture he posted during his six-month assignment on the…

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Local students are inventive

April 18, 2014
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Local students are inventive

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Reporter Fourth grader Joey Mazzarella of Thalberg School always knew it was difficult for students to carry their lunches every day while walking the hallways with their backpacks in tow. In order to make lunch time less stressful, he created “Lunch on a roll,” using a variety of materials such as…

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