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Bushnell Carousel reopens

September 29, 2015
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The Bushnell Park Carousel, located in downtown Hartford, is now open after a year long-closure to build the new wing of the carousel pavilion. The carousel itself will be open now and the new addition is expected to open to the public within the next few weeks. Bring your family, friends and colleagues and come…

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CEOs of Aetna, Anthem make case for health insurance mergers

September 28, 2015
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By TOM MURPHY and MARCY GORDON AP Business Writers WASHINGTON (AP) _ Leaders of two major health insurers planning multibillion dollar acquisitions made their case to Congress that bigger can mean better in their industry, but concerns are being raised in Washington about how these deals will affect consumers and competition. Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer…

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Connecticut police still stopping minorities at high rates

September 28, 2015
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By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Police in Connecticut are still stopping black and Hispanic drivers at disproportionately high rates, according to traffic stop data released Tuesday. Black drivers constitute 14.1 percent of drivers pulled over by police in all law enforcement agencies in the state from Oct. 1, 2014, through March…

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Connecticut agency announces fall hunting season dates

September 28, 2015
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is announcing dates for the state’s upcoming fall firearms hunting season. The turkey season is scheduled to open on Oct. 3 and continue through Oct. 31, while the regular waterfowl season opens statewide on Oct. 7. Small game hunting season opens at 7 a.m.…

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Southington woman is a finalist in MSNBC Contest

September 25, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington resident Diana Evjen, owner of Evjen Academy of Performing Arts dance studio in Farmington is one of three finalists in MSNBC’s nation-wide “Know Your Value” contest. The contest, sponsored by NBCUniversal News Group, is part of a partnership with Brzezinski, stemmed from her New York Times bestselling book “Know Your Value.”…

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Ribbon-cutting for the SHS Turf Field walkway

September 25, 2015
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The walkway into the SHS sports complex will be renamed in honor of the late Dom D'Angelo, a former Southington athletic director and football coach.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Friday, Oct. 30, at 5 p.m., at the entrance to the Joseph Fontana sports complex at Southington High School. The ceremony will commemorate the renaming of the walkway to the Community Turf Field in honor of the late Dom D’Angelo. D’Angelo, a member of the 2010 inaugural class…

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Italian Fest committee donates to non-profits

September 25, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Italian-American Festival Committee honored two local non-profit organizations this week, presenting them each with $1,500 donations. The two organizations, Southington Community Services (SCS), and Southington Community Cultural Arts (SoCCA), both participated in the Italian-American Festival this year and were chosen to receive proceeds from the event. “We’re proud to promote…

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Follow the yellow shoe prints

September 25, 2015
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Southington Community and Cultural Arts (SoCCA) will host a shoe parade with creatively designed sneakers will be on display in 20 local businesses during the Apple Harvest festival.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Residents can follow yellow shoe prints in and out of local businesses during this year’s Apple Harvest Festical, thanks to the Shoe Parade, a new project by the Southington Community Cultural Arts (SoCCA.) In an attempt to bring “foot traffic”—quite literally—to shops in downtown Southington and Plantsville, SoCCA has provided a way…

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United Way kicks off annual fundraising campaign

September 24, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Earlier this month, the United Way of Southington kicked off a series of events for its annual fundraising campaign. The 2015-2016 campaign, led by Town Councilor and Campaign Chair Victoria Triano, began with speeches at the Music on the Green on Sept. 9. Triano and United Way of Southington President Marc Pelletier…

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Constitution Day discussion at Lincoln College

September 24, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Lincoln College of New England celebrated Constitution Day on Thursday, Sept. 17 by inviting local legislators, leaders, and students to participate in a panel discussion about interpreting the constitution. Two professors from the college, Associate Dean Mark Anderson, who holds a bachelor’s degree in political science with a master’s in military history…

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