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Sen. Murphy to speak at chamber breakfast on March 9

February 20, 2015
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U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.).

  United States Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) will be the guest speaker at the Southington Chamber of Commerce’s celebrity breakfast on Monday, March 9 at the Manor Inn. Senator Murphy will discuss the nation’s current foreign policy as his main topic and will explore other issues. The former Southington resident served four years on the…

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Who said fall/ winter had to be brown, black, or gray?

February 20, 2015
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Typically, when you think fall/ winter clothing, you think of browns, blacks, and grays. The Spanish casual clothing line Desigual added a lot of color and pop to its fall collection Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in New York last Thursday.  The line also welcomed Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo (and Adam Levine’s…

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Chip seal on town roads is getting complaints

February 20, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A number of complaints regarding the chip seal process for paving the roads in Southington have recently become a topic of discussion among residents and town officials. At the Town Council meeting on Feb. 10, Southington resident Helen Henne spoke to the Town Council about the negative impacts of chip…

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Local tattoo parlors discuss new ordinance at Health Board meeting

February 20, 2015
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Photo by luigi diamanti.

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Two representatives from two different tattoo parlors in town spoke at the public hearing for a tattoo ordinance at the Board of Health committee meeting on Feb. 12. The two representatives from the tattoo parlors in Southington who spoke were in favor of the ordinance, and only offered some amendments…

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Scholarships offered; grants offered to local nonprofits

February 19, 2015
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Main Street Community Foundation is currently accepting scholarship applications from local students as well as grant applications from area nonprofit organizations through its General Grant Cycle and the Plainville Community Fund. All guidelines, eligibility criteria and the applications are available on the Foundation’s website, www.mainstreetfoundation.org. A total of 60 scholarships are being offered this year…

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Bristol seniors schedule bus trips; general public welcome

February 19, 2015
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The Bristol Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave., has announced its schedule of trips in 2015. All trips are open to the general public as well as Senior Center members.   April 21: Neil Sedaka-Mohegan Sun – premium seating, $102 May 3-10 : Music City Tours: Memphis, Nashville, and New Orleans, $2,649 May 7: Westchester Theater,…

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The very young at heart

February 19, 2015
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Thalberg-teacher-Amy Stino, Dawn Rose, Keith O'Brien, and Kim Angelillo

By TAMMI NAUDUS STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER On Thursday, Feb. 12, Southington schools celebrated the 100th day of school for the academic year. For the past three years, Thalberg School first graders have been celebrating this day by dressing up as 100-year-old men and women. “It’s just something fun to do,” explained first grader teacher Amy Stino. The…

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Town revisits sidewalk ordinance due to liability issues

February 19, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Town Attorney Mark Sciota sought the approval of the Town Council to adjust the language in the town’s sidewalk maintenance ordinance. His request was in response to a recent decision from the Connecticut Supreme Court to hold the town of Enfield responsible for a slip-and-fall incident on private property instead…

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Council selects a Commodity manager to fight energy costs

February 19, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Town Council has approved to hire Titan Energy as a commodity manager to evaluate the town’s energy expenses, and this position will be equally funded by the Board of Education (BOE) and Board of Finance (BOF). As the commodity manager, Town Manager Garry Brumback said that the company will…

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Valentine’s gifts from STEPS

February 18, 2015
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Valentine’s gifts from STEPS

Mark Meade, left, and Samantha Martins, right, hand out Valentine’s Day gifts on Friday, Feb. 13 as part of a STEPS initiative. A number of STEPS members distributed lollipops with a mix of anti-drug slogans and other positive messages to SHS freshman during lunch periods at the high school. Photo by JOHN GORALSKI

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