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Men’s Club gives donations

March 28, 2014
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Men’s Club gives donations

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Several local organizations and two local Catholic schools received donations from the Men’s Club of the Immaculate Conception Church in recognition of their contributions to the community. The Men’s Club honored the Arc of Southington, Bread for Life, St. Thomas School and St. Dominic School with donations of $250 each.…

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Possible new cell tower; Verizon looks to East Street

March 28, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Town Council voted unanimously Monday night in approval of a referral to Planning and Zoning for a possible cell tower on East Street. During the council meeting, Town Attorney Mark Sciota said that if the zoning approves, a Verizon cell tower will be located on East Street, which…

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Info session for Junior Miss Southington pageant April 9

March 27, 2014
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The Junior Miss Southington Scholarship Organization will hold its first informational meeting on Wednesday, April 9 at 6 p.m. in the Southington Town Hall, Lower Level, Main Street, Southington. The pageant will be held May 18 at the Aqua Turf in Southington. This is an open pageant for ages 5 to 16. For more information,…

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Schools briefly locked down due to police situation

March 27, 2014
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Southington High School, Flanders Elementary School, Derynoski Elementary School and Plantsville Elementary School were briefly placed into an exterior lockdown on Tuesday, March 25, following a reported disturbance near Bristol Street. “There was an external threat of a domestic dispute reported to us by the police department that prompted the lockdown,” Southington School Supt. Dr.…

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Wonx Spring Road subdivision approved

March 26, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Planning and Zoning Commission has voted unanimously to approve the application a 19-lot residential subdivision on Wonx Spring Road. After months of lawsuits and concerns from local residents, the commission approved the residential subdivision, which will sit on a 33-acre property once owned by manufacturing company Square D.…

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Southington YMCA holds campaign kick-off breakfast

March 26, 2014
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Southington YMCA holds campaign kick-off breakfast

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington YMCA held its Annual Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast last week, with speakers highlighting the good that the YMCA has done in their lives. Albert Stavidlo shared his story on how YMCA staff helped save his life earlier this year. Stavidlo, 39, went to the YMCA on Tuesday, Jan. 14 expecting…

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High School Puts on Production of “Aida”

March 25, 2014
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This Friday and Saturday, March 28 and 29, the Southington High School Drama Club will put on a production of Disney’s “Aida.”  With music by Sir Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice (the creative team behind The Lion King) and a book by Lydia Woolverton, Robert Falls, and Devid Henry Hwang, “Aida” takes the…

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Winter was cold, snowy, says AccuWeather

March 25, 2014
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Winter was cold, snowy, says AccuWeather

As if you didn’t realize it, AccuWeather says this past winter was one of the coldest and snowiest on record. AccuWeather Global Weather Center — 25 March 2014 – AccuWeather.com reports despite the arrival of spring, the icy grip of winter still retains a stranglehold on much of the Midwest and Northeast. The 2013-14 winter season is…

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Senior listings for March 28

March 25, 2014
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MARCH 28, APRIL 4 PLAINVILLE FREE BEGINNERS’ COMPUTER WORKSHOP FOR WINDOWS 7. Fridays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Take the mystery out of computers, learn how to use hardware and software, how to use a mouse, and learn what your computer has to offer. Free. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. Sign up underway. (860) 747-5728.  …

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Brooklyn man charged with using illegal credit cards at Target

March 24, 2014
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Southington Police recently arrested a Brooklyn man on charges of identity theft and illegal use of credit cards at Target last December. Stephen Stanley, 28, of last known address, 2361 Pacific St., Apt. 3A, Brooklyn, NY, was arrested on March 20. According to police, Stanley entered the Southington Target store on December 4, 2013 and…

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