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Chamber hosts annual Pizza Fest

August 30, 2013
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Chamber hosts annual Pizza Fest

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer More than 500 local residents chowed down on their favorite pizza pie during the fourth annual Pizza Fest, sponsored by the Southington Chamber of Commerce. The event took place at Hawk’s Landing Country Club where ten area restaurants featured sample slices of pizza for the public to judge as the…

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What is that smell?; Town works to fix odor coming from wastewater treatment plant

August 30, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The heat wave that took over Connecticut this summer left an unpleasant odor coming from Southington’s wastewater treatment plant, near the Southington Drive-in. Town Manager Garry Brumback said at a recent Town Council meeting that during this major heat wave, organisms in the anaerobic digester that eat the sewage underwent…

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Plainville principal shadows Southington superintendent

August 30, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer When Steven LePage became the principal of Plainville High School, he did not believe in the idea of rising through the ranks to the position of superintendent, until now. “I always thought that being a high school principal would be the end of the road for me, where I would…

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*Update Harold Smith found in Cheshire

August 29, 2013
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*Update Harold Smith found in Cheshire

*UPDATE Harold Smith has been located in neighboring Cheshire, according to a Southington Police Department news release. Smith approached a farm worker who was working on the Sunny Acres Farm in Cheshire.  He advised the farm worker that he had run away from home.  The Cheshire Police Department was subsequently contacted and confirmed Smith’s identity. …

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Police seek armed robbery suspect

August 29, 2013
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Southington police are asking for the public’s help in an investigation into an armed robbery at Sam’s Quick Mart on Meriden-Waterbury Road. On Thursday, August 22, at 9 p.m., a store clerk reported that a black male suspect entered the store and walked behind the counter. The suspect then pointed a handgun at the clerk…

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Teachers prep for the new school year

August 29, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Faculty and staff members of the Southington school district kicked off the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year with a theme of “many firsts” and “change” on Monday. Assistant Superintendent Karen Smith, along with board members and other educators, recognized this theme throughout the celebration by welcoming more than 50…

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Looking ahead, weather-wise, to the three-day weekend

August 28, 2013
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Looking ahead, weather-wise, to the three-day weekend

As plans are made for the upcoming Labor Day weekend, the traditional end of summer, Accuweather says the weather will be conducive to a slew of activities but thunderstorms could pop up here and there.     Northeast Labor Day Weekend: Warmth, Storms           State College, Pa. — 28 August 2013…

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Festival seeks bed race contestants

August 28, 2013
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The annual Apple Harvest Festival Bed Race will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 2p.m.  The Kiwanis Club of Southington is once again chairing and organizing the “racing of the beds.” If you belong to a civic group, or a church group officials ask you to get your volunteers together and enter the bed…

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Apple Harvest photo contest is back

August 28, 2013
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The Apple Harvest Festival is once again hosting a photo contest. All winning and submitted photos will be displayed during the festival. The contest is open to amateur photographers only. There are no age categories or entry fees. The theme of the photos should have something to do with apples or the harvesting of apples.…

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Bread for Life to host movie at the Southington Drive-in

August 28, 2013
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Bread for Life is the non-profit organization that will benefit from the Saturday, Aug. 31 showing of “The Incredible Hulk” at the Southington Drive-in. “The Hulk” will be on hand for photo opportunities and will also lead a parade line around the cars before the movie. Children are encouraged to dress in costume as their…

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