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Gov., lt. gov. react to news GE moving headquarters out of Fairfield

January 13, 2016
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Gov., lt. gov. react to news GE moving headquarters out of Fairfield

Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman today released the following statements regarding General Electric:   Governor Malloy said, “Today’s decision is a clear signal that Connecticut must continue to adapt to a changing business climate.  Businesses care about transportation infrastructure, and we will continue to make new investments to create a more…

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Council approves $1 million purchase of Hawk’s Landing CC

January 13, 2016
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The Town Council approved nearly $1 million in spending for the purchase of development rights on the Hawk’s Landing Country Club property. In a 6-2 vote, Republicans supported a $990, 000 purchase to avoid future residential development in the area. The purchase of the development rights will allow the council to prevent a 25-property lot…

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PSHD celebrates Radon Awareness Month with free test kits

January 12, 2016
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You can’t see radon and you can’t smell it or taste it. But it can be a problem in your home. Radon can be found in the air and can enter homes and buildings through cracks in floors, walls, or foundations. Radon can also be found in well water. Radon is a significant health threat…

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Students encouraged to show off their energy knowledge in contest

January 12, 2016
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Eversource and The United Illuminating Company, as partners of the Energize Connecticut initiative, are now accepting entries for the 12th annual eesmarts Student Contest. The contest encourages students to demonstrate their knowledge of energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability by completing grade-specific assignments. The deadline for entries is April 1. The eesmarts Student Contest is…

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SHS marching band is selling ‘Super Subs’

January 8, 2016
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The Southington High School Marching Band is conducting its annual “Super Sub” sale. The sale features 12 inch grinders that are sold, prepared, and delivered by the marching band. Students will canvas the town on Jan. 9, 10, 16 and 17 (Jan. 23 and 24 will be snow dates) taking orders for your choice of…

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Library names 2016 Southington Reads author: Anita Diamant will discuss “The Boston Girl” in March

January 8, 2016
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Anita Diamant has been chosen to be the 2016 Southington Reads author.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Best-selling author Anita Diamant has been announced as the 2016 “Southington Reads” author by the Southington Public Library. The world-famous author of “The Red Tent” and “The Boston Girl” will be welcomed to town this March, where she will speak at The Aqua Turf. Acclaimed by the Boston Globe, the Miami Herald,…

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Student artwork featured at Paul Gregory’s

January 8, 2016
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Hannah Francil stands in front of some of her artwork at Paul Gregory’s Bakery and Café.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER There is hardly a blank space on the walls of Paul Gregory’s Bakery and Café, and it’s by design. Owner Paula Pierson teamed up with the advanced placement art class at Southington High School, and she found a way to use available space to showcase young, local artists. One wall of the…

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Register now at Tunxis; late registration Jan. 19

January 7, 2016
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Credit registration for the spring 2016 semester is under way at Tunxis Community College in Farmington. For information on how to apply and register, contact the Admissions Office at (860)773-1490, or visit tunxis.edu/apply. Late registration will take place Jan. 19, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Classes start Jan. 21. Tunxis offers over 50 associate degrees…

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BOE schedules budget meetings at Hatton

January 7, 2016
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The Southington Board of Education has scheduled two public meetings to discuss the proposed 2016-2017 school budget. The first will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 19, and the second will be on Thursday, Jan. 21. Both meetings are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at Hatton Elementary School.

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2016 transfer station stickers available

January 7, 2016
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Town of Southington

It is time to renew the annual stickers for the town’s transfer station. The 2015 sticker will expire on March 31, 2016. Southington residents can renew their stickers at the Town Clerk’s office on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or Thursdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Residents who have…

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