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Sen. Murphy speaks on foreign policy at chamber breakfast

March 12, 2015
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Maggie Meehan scores a jump shot during a first round loss to Glastonbury on March 5.

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Southington Chamber of Commerce and BearingStar Insurance sponsored the Celebrity Breakfast with U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy on Monday, March 9 at the Manor Inn in Milldale. Murphy, who got his start in politics serving on the Planning and Zoning Committee in Southington, spoke about his connection to Southington, why foreign policy…

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Barnes Trust funds dementia care program at Alzheimer’s Center

March 12, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The Main Street Community Foundation (MSCF) presented the Alzheimer’s Resource Center in Plantsville with a $75,000 grant. The funds were grnated by the Bradley Henry Barnes and Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust at a ceremony on Monday, March 9 to fund a dementia care program called Hope Full Lives. “We’re thrilled…

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Geno Auriemma to speak at April 20 chamber event

March 11, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce has invited University of Connecticut women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma to speak at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville on Monday, April 20. Auriemma just recently opened a restaurant called Geno’s Grille in downtown Southington. “This is going to be a home run for the chamber…

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Nonprofits invited to submit applications to community foundation for sponsorships

March 10, 2015
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Organizers of community events in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington slated to take place between July 1 and Dec. 31 are encouraged to apply today for the final round of 2015 funding through the Community Sponsorship Awards program offered by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain. Applications are due Friday, May 1. The…

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Surround Sound 7: The Final Frontier

March 10, 2015
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Southington High School music department presented, Surround Sound 7 on March 6th, 7th, and 8th.  Members of the marching band and color guard performed science fiction themed music and dance on the Southington High School stage.  Photos by:  Tammi Naudus

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Kennedy School awards students for science and invention

March 10, 2015
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The Kennedy Middle School Science Department recently announced the winners of their recent science fair and Invention Convention. The event has increased tenfold in recent years and the showings spanned two nights in mid-February. The contest was open to students of the school in grades 6-8. The following students were selected by judges to move…

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Thalberg partners with Orchard Valley Garden Club for community project

March 10, 2015
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Thalberg School fourth and fifth grade members of Genevieve’s Teaching Garden Club partnered with the Orchard Valley Garden Club for a community garden project. The students created beautiful floral designs with instructions, supplies, and assistance from Southington’s Orchard Valley Garden Club. The “Sending Love” designs were delivered to residents at Southington Care. The “Strawberry Ice…

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Saturday night fatality on New Britain Ave.

March 9, 2015
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Members of the Plainville Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on New Britain Avenue in Plainville, on the evening of Saturday, March 8 at approximately 08:57 p.m. Police said the collision involved two vehicles traveling in opposite directions on New Britain Ave. prior to colliding head on just…

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SHS wins F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Chairman’s Award

March 8, 2015
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The Cyber Knights won the Chairman’s Award in Waterbury. From left, Gwen Gorman, Ellie Lefkovich, Brian Petrucci, Nick Rappi, Tyler Brinton, Kyle Barry, and Bailey Kahl.

Southington’s FIRST Robotics Team 195, the CyberKnights, won the Chairman’s Award at this season’s first district event in Waterbury. This prestigious award was created to recognize teams that demonstrate the greatest commitment to spreading passion about science and technology into their communities and schools. Team 195 was recognized for building partnerships with their community, youth,…

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Bradley staff embrace Wear Red Day

March 7, 2015
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On Feb. 6, Wear Red Day, Bradley staff memebers wore red to raise awareness of heart disease in women.

To help raise awareness of heart disease’s prevalence in women, many Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) staff members donned red on Friday, Feb. 6, Wear Red Day, as part of American Heart Month. HOCC’s Division of Cardiology has a specific focus on heart disease in women through its Women’s Heart Wellness Center which targets women’s…

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