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Officials discuss plans for Plantsville Renaissance

July 30, 2015
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Town Attorney and Deputy Town Manager Mark Sciota discusses the downtown renaissance during the annual Plantsville walk-through.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Gathered in the gazebo at Clocktower Square on Thursday morning, town officials, chamber members, and business owners met to join Chamber of Commerce President Art Secondo on the sixth annual Plantsville Walk Thru. “We do this to continue our initiative with Plantsville like we did with Southington,” said Secondo, who hosted Southington’s…

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Local organizations receive surprise grants

July 30, 2015
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Four Southington organizations received surprise grants by the Main Street Community Foundation on behalf of the Bristol Savings Bank Fund. From left, representatives from the Margaret C. Griffin Child Development Center, Bread for Life, United Way of Southington, and the Arc of Southington accepted the $1,000 grants at Southington Town Hall earlier today.

What would you do if you were surprised with a $1,000 grant? How would you impact your community and change the lives of your neighbors? The Arc of Southington, Bread for Life, the Margaret C. Griffin Child Development Center of Southington, and the United Way of Southington now have to answer that question. Earlier today,…

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Lincoln College of NE announces Dental Hygiene program

July 30, 2015
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Lincoln College of New England

Lincoln College of New England, formerly Briarwood College, is now accepting students for the fall semester in their brand new bachelor of science program for dental hygiene. Registration is underway at the admissions office at 2279 Mount Vernon Rd. in Southington. For more information, contact the director of admissions, Tim D’Aquila, at (860) 628-4751, ext.…

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Wheeler launches program to address eating disorders, addictions

July 29, 2015
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Wheeler Clinic has launched a new program to provide in-home and outpatient behavioral health therapy for Anthem-enrolled children, adolescents, and young adults at risk of or diagnosed with eating disorders or addictions. Wheeler’s In-Home Behavioral Health Services – Eating Disorder Program provides a local, in-home alternative to residential eating disorder treatment centers. The program centers…

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Eversource offers tips to keep cool

July 29, 2015
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As Connecticut faces another sweltering day and people turn up their air conditioners, demand for electricity continues to soar. These conditions can push the electric system to its limit, but Eversource is reminding customers how it prepares to meet increased demand – and offering tips on how to stay cool and save energy.   “During…

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Accident on I-84 is creating backups on Queen Street

July 28, 2015
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The Southington Fire Department is on the scene at a serious motor vehicle accident on I-84 east bound prior to the Queen Street exit. Reports indicate that two passengers are heavily trapped, and fire companies will be extricating for some time. Drivers should expect delays.

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Foundation announces grants

July 28, 2015
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Viewing a musical or theatrical performance. Shopping at a food pantry. Attending educational or exercise classes. Those are a few ways that the recent grants awarded by Main Street Community Foundation will inspire, affect and touch the residents living and working in towns of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott. A total of 29…

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Chamber appoints new Executive Director

July 28, 2015
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Elizabeth Francis is the new Executive Director for the Southington Chamber of Commerce. She is expected to begin on Monday, Aug. 31.

On Tuesday, July 28, the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce announced the appointment of Elizabeth Francis as the organization’s new Executive Director. The 47-year-old Southington resident brings a wealth of experience in event planning, media relations, sales, and promotions. “The Chamber Search Committee received over 70 resumes from across the country for the new Executive…

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Aylward graduates from Kingswood Oxford

July 26, 2015
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WEST HARTFORD – Bryant Aylward of Southington was among the 91 members of the Class of 2015 to graduated from Kingswood Oxford on Sunday, May 22 in the school’s first outdoor Commencement since 2011. “The senior class has waited patiently for four years to have its graduation outside on the Senior Green,” said Head of…

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Locals honored at Mooreland Hills

July 25, 2015
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Mooreland Hills School

On Tuesday, June 9, Southington students Lydia Gabacini and Sarah Tomasco were both honored for their academic accomplishments during the Mooreland Hill School’s 84th commencement ceremony on in Berlin. Both were graduates at the event. Gambacini earned the school’s highest grade average in Latin, French, and English, and will attend Miss Porter’s School in Farmington…

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