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Carousel museum raffling off Harley

It is Harley time again at the New England Carousel Museum. This will be the 21st year for the Harley Davidson Street Glide raffle that benefit the museum. Stop in at the New England Carousel Museum, a nonprofit organization, and…

Getting a kick out of taekwondo

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR While waiting for students to arrive at his new facility on Queen Street, Master Oh recently put on a little display for an early visitor. The martial arts master dropped into a split, bounced up with…

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