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Summer pool schedule in Bristol

May 7, 2014
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The BristolParks and Recreation Department has two outdoor swimming areas during the summer, Rockwell Park Pool and Page Park Pool. Both facilities will be open to the public June 28 to Aug. 24 with open swim hours daily from 1 to 7 pm. The indoor facility, the DennisMaloneAquaticCenter located at 325 Mix St.Bristol, CT is…

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Register now for Parks and Rec. summer programs

May 7, 2014
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Bristol Parks and Recreation Summer Registration will open on Tuesday May 27 online at www.bristolrec.com , over the phone at (860) 584-6160, or in person at the Parks and Recreation Office and the Dennis Malone Aquatics Center. Note: For select programs, non-residents may not be permitted to register on May 27. Summer Programs Include Summer…

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Clean up set for superfund site

May 7, 2014
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After just over a year of construction at the SRSNE Superfund Site in Southington, a key part of the environmental cleanup was set to start this week. In-Situ Thermal Remediation (ISTR) is being used to remove solvents from contaminated area of soil at the site.  ISTR uses electrical heaters in the ground to vaporize the…

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Southington High School releases third quarter honor roll

May 7, 2014
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Southington High School has released its honor roll for the third marking period. Grade 9, First Honors: Madison Aldieri, Abigail Alfieri, Michael Allen, Hallie Altwies, Alissa Anglis, Jake Aparo, Lily Baker, Ashley Barry, Katerina Belales, Daniel Berube, Kayla Birmingham, Skylar Blumetti, Alyssa Boucher, Sydney Brault, Dorina Bregu, Megan Burke, Laura Calandra, Xaria Callender, William Carbone,…

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Man jumps out of window to escape fire

May 7, 2014
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Man jumps out of window to escape fire

A Summer Ridge man is in stable condition after he jumped from a second floor window to escape a fire. On Sunday, May 4, the Southington Fire Department was called to a structure fire at 250 Summer Ridge. The as of yet unidentified man jumped out of the second floor window of unit 28 and…

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Cyber Knights end another season with trip to World Championship

May 7, 2014
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The Southington High School Cyber Knights have wrapped up their season after competing in the World Championship held in St. Louis. Travelling with their friends of Team 558 from New Haven’s Hill Regional High School, the Cyber Knights competed in Archimedes, one of four divisions, against 100 robots from five different countries. They traveled together…

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Postal workers holding food drive Saturday

May 6, 2014
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The United States Post Office will be having its annual NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive on Saturday, May 10. “Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers,” a press release said. Residents are encouraged to place…

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Local gives back during alternative spring break

May 4, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For Southington resident Al Vojtila, spring break meant giving back to residents of New Orleans still affected by Hurricane Katrina. Currently a freshman at Nichols College in Dudley, Mass., Vojtila participated in the Alternative Spring Break in March, volunteering with eight other students with the Gulf coast Volunteers for the…

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American Legion Auxiliary would like your old books

May 3, 2014
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American Legion Auxiliary would like your old books

By Ed Harris Editor The American Legion Auxiliary is back in the book business. Up until a few months ago, the auxiliary had utilized two Got Books bins to help fund literacy programs in the local school system. However, the company went out of business, putting a stop to the practice. Now a new company,…

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Record heat in midwest heading east, reports AccuWeather

May 2, 2014
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Record heat in midwest heading east, reports AccuWeather

Spring barely has made a whisper this year. Now, AccuWeather says record heat may be on its way from the Midwest.   Near-Record Heat to Build Over Plains, Then Eye East     AccuWeather Global Weather Center — 2 May 2014 — AccuWeather reports summerlike heat is in store for the southern Plains this weekend.…

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