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Eversource warns about scam involving bogus representatives

May 6, 2016
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Eversource business and residential customers across Connecticut continue to be targeted by scammers employing myriad tactics to trick people out of their money or into providing personal financial information, said a press release from Eversource. Most recently, scammers have been going door-to-door, posing as Eversource employees or claiming to be a “representative” of the company,…

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Prom styles fit for a Hollywood starlet

May 6, 2016
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In film, the actress Gene Tierney carried a certain tough, elegant grace. Whether she portrayed the femme fatale in the classic film noir tale, ‘Laura’ or the doomed wife in ‘Leave Her to Heaven,’ Tierney fit firmly in the world of Hollywood glamour. Tierney also had ties to Connecticut, having attended Miss Porter’s School in…

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Music listings, starting May 6

May 5, 2016
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FRIDAY, MAY 6 BRISTOL SPIRIT SHAKER. Gateway Café, 211 Riverside Ave., Bristol. OTHER WOMEN IN FOLK. 8 p.m. Co-headliners Caroline Doctorow and Lara Herscovitch. Opening is Connecticut state troubadour Kate Callahan. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $30, general admission. $75, with dinner. 41BridgeStreet.com. (860) 693-9767. THE SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTERS. 7:30 p.m. Presented by…

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Senior listings, starting May 6

May 5, 2016
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SATURDAY, MAY 7 SOUTHINGTON OPEN HOUSE AT MULBERRY GARDENS OF SOUTHINGTON. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Assisted living, adult day, and memory care community. Mulberry Gardens, 58 Mulberry St., Southington. (860) 276-1020, mulberrygardens.org MONDAY, MAY 9 BRISTOL MEDICARE AND MEDICAID BENEFITS. 2 p.m. Regional coordinator of CHOICES for the North Central Area Agency on Aging,…

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Iowa 5th grader asks readers to tell him about CT

May 5, 2016
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Dear readers. Hello, my name is Stephen L. I am a fifth grade student at Harlan Intermediate School in Harlan, Iowa. My class is studying the geography and history of the United States. I am excited to learn more about your state of Connecticut. I would really appreciate it if you would send me a…

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Middle schoolers win big in STEM contest

May 5, 2016
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DePaolo 
seventh graders placed first in the state STEM contest with their app, left, called “Southington Says No!”
The app  is designed 
to give 
information for those 
battling addiction.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Three teams of Southington students took their ideas online last month, competing in the eCYBERMISSION—a web based science fair sponsored by the U.S. Army. This year, students from Kennedy and DePaolo middle schools took home three top awards at the state level, for tackling issues of pollution, road safety, and substance abuse.…

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SHS musicians perform at All-State Festival

May 4, 2016
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Music 2

Seven student musicians represented Southington High School (SHS) at Connecticut’s All-State Musical Festival last weekend. The students—three sophomores, a junior, and three seniors—practiced and performed in the all-state band, orchestra, jazz ensemble, and chorus, with music students from across the state. Sara Ossias, Director of Bands at SHS, said the three-day festival is “a great…

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Town finalizes 2 open space purchases; $1 million left

May 4, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER After residents voted to approve $2 million in spending for open space land in the November 2015 election, the town finalized two purchases last month. At a meeting of the Town Council on April 11, Town Attorney Mark Sciota announced the purchase of 17 acres of open space land on East Street…

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Walking in the rain to stop hunger

May 4, 2016
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SO Walk Against Hunger- (8)

Poor weather couldn’t put a damper on the event, as residents braved the rains on Sunday to participate in the annual “Walk Against Hunger.” Bread for Life hosts the event as a fundraiser for the organization that helps to feed Southington’s less fortunate residents. The event featured activities for kids, Valentine the Clown, a DJ,…

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Chamber honors locals at annual dinner

May 4, 2016
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The Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce hosted their 78th annual dinner at The Aqua Turf on April 30. Executive Director Liz Hyatt awards the Chamber's "Beautification Award."

The Aqua Turf transformed into a Mardi Gras celebration on Saturday night as the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce celebrated their 78th annual dinner. The highlight of the evening of dancing, auctions, and awards was the presentation of a number of community awards. The chamber honored Rob Flood of Liberty Bank as the Business Person…

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