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Southington Observer Local News Section

Town sets tax rate at 29.64 mills

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Board of Finance (BOF) set a new tax rate for Southington last week, of 29.64 mills. The mill rate was approved unanimously by the BOF on May 11, after the Town Council approved the town’s 2016-2017…

Music listings, starting May 20

FRIDAY, MAY 20 OTHER SPIRIT SHAKER. Old Well Tavern, 20 Tariffville Ave., Simsbury. SUNDAY, MAY 22 OTHER THE ROSENTHALS. 3 p.m. Father and son duo blending bluegrass, jazz, more. The Congregational Church of Burlington, Route 4, Burlington. Free concert but…

Reading with feeling

Holly Lombardi of Southington was a semifinalist at the Kingswood Oxford School Speaker’s Forum. For 28 years, the interpretive reading competition been a rite of passage for sophomores at the West Hartford school. Photo by Michelle M. Murphy

Bradley Auxiliary awards scholarships

The Hospital of Central Connecticut Bradley Memorial campus Auxiliary announced three local Auxiliary scholarship recipients. Each year the Auxiliary awards three $1,000 scholarships to deserving students. This year’s awardees, from left, Sarah Delaney, Aaron Tiscione and Sofia Possidento.

Fish for free in CT Saturday

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The state of Connecticut is opening up its lakes, rivers and other bodies of water for fishing at no charge. The annual “Free Fishing Day” on Saturday is designed to encourage residents to try the sport.…