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State makes money available for towns to promote commercial growth

March 19, 2014
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the Connecticut Department of Housing is now accepting applications from eligible towns interested in applying for a second round of grants under the state’s Main Street Investment Fund (MSIF). The program, which launched in 2012, provides grants to municipalities for infrastructure renovations and improvements to town commercial centers…

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Learning warning signs of substance abuse in young people April 7

March 19, 2014
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When it comes to underage drinking and teen substance abuse, can you spot the red flags? The Current Alcohol & Other Drug Trends Training provides key information and trends that every adult should know in regards to alcohol products, prescription drugs, designer drugs, and other street drugs. Stay on the cutting edge of alcohol and…

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Eugene Millerick to be honored on Plainville’s Memorial Wall of Honor

March 19, 2014
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The Plainville Board of Education and the Plainville Community Schools’ Naming Committee will hold an induction ceremony on Monday, April 21 at PlainvilleHigh School for the Memorial Wall of Honor, according to Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Jeffrey Kitching via a press release. The ceremony, honoring inductee in memoriam of Eugene Millerick will be held at…

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Southington High School releases second quarter honor roll

March 19, 2014
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Southington High School recently announced its honor roll for the second marking period. Grade 9, First Honors: Madison Aldieri, Michael Allen, Hallie Altwies, Alissa Anglis, Jake Aparo, Lily Baker, Katerina Belales, Daniel Berube, Kayla Birmingham, Skylar Blumetti, Sydney Brault, Dylan Breutzmann, Robert Bunting, Megan Burke, Laura Calandra, William Carbone, Meghan Cichon, Kristen Craven, Anthony D’Abramo,…

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Superintendent search continues

March 19, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The search for a new Southington superintendent continues as the school board’s consultants recently completed focus groups, where they met with members of the community from all walks of life to determine the ideal characteristics of the district’s next leader. Board of Education Chairman Brian Goralski said the school board…

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SEF looks to spell fundraiser

March 16, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Education Foundation (SEF) is looking for the community’s help in spelling fundraiser. The SEF is hosting its fourth annual Community Spelling Bee next month. Teams are forming now. “Every year we seem to build on the foundation of the previous year,” said SEF Chairman Dawn Miceli. Teams consist of…

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ECCS discusses community plan for families

March 15, 2014
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Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington (ECCS) is preparing to unveil a community plan that will address some challenges of families in town. Although an exact date has not been scheduled, Michelle Slimak, the co-chair of ECCS, said the plan is almost done, and will most likely be shared with the…

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Flanders Drama Club set to perform Disney classic

March 15, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Students in the Flanders School Drama Club recently dashed toward the stage in excitement to rehearse their upcoming play, Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland. “ “I’m really excited,” said fifth grader Grace Michaud, who will play the role of Alice. “I like it because she’s in a dream and it’s all…

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Another heap of trouble from Mother Nature, reports AccuWeather

March 14, 2014
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Another heap of trouble from Mother Nature, reports AccuWeather

A storm brewing for this weekend could mean travel delays, says AccuWeather   AccuWeather.com reports a complex and multi-faceted winter storm will take shape across Texas on Saturday, and then slowly move through the Southeast and mid-Atlantic Sunday into Monday. While there are many aspects to this storm that we do know, there are some that are…

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Zoning offers revised garage definitions

March 14, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Planning and Zoning Commission recently voted unanimously in approval of residential zoning regulations that define garages. During a recent planning and zoning meeting, the commission agreed on new regulations that provide a clear meaning on the size of garages. Under the new regulations, the specific size for a garage…

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