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SEF awards more grants; Foundation gives $6,000 to six proposals

June 20, 2013
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by Ed Harris Editor South End Elementary School extended day kindergarten teacher Paula Gorham loves to tell stories, be it to her children or her students. This joy helped her craft the Interactive Storytelling Experience program that was recently awarded a $400 grant from the Southington Education Foundation (SEF). “I love storytelling,” Gorham said. “I…

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Portion of Hobart Street to close in prepartion for road project

June 19, 2013
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The Southington Police Department has authorized the closure of a portion of Hobart Street, from Michael Drive to Skyline Drive, for the purpose of sewer repair work in preparation of the mill and overlay road project scheduled on Hobart Street. The closure date will run from Tuesday, June 25 through Wednesday, June 26. Detour signs…

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Firefighters to ‘Fill the Boot’ to aid MDA

June 18, 2013
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Fire fighters will be out on the streets of Southington, asking motorists to help “Fill the Boot” for the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Friday, June 21, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.    Every dollar that passing motorists can pitch into the fire fighters’ boots of Southington Local 2033 helps to fund MDA services to…

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The Arc of Southington takes up donations for shelter pets

June 16, 2013
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The Arc of Southington takes up donations for shelter pets

By Ed Harris Editor A love for animals has led The Arc of Southington to collect various pet items to donate to the Blanket and Bowls program. Arc employees and patrons helped collect pet food, cat litter, clean blankets and towels, food bowls and toys. The donations were dropped off at Pet Playhouse on Meriden…

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Symposium addresses aging

June 15, 2013
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Symposium addresses aging

By Margaret Waage Correspondent A diverse group of community-based providers, state and local agencies, clergy, foundations and residents alike,  brought their insights and questions to The Symposium on Ageing held recently at The Orchards. The purpose of symposium is aimed at finding or creating the best possible solutions for the Southington’s older population, and the…

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2013 Class LL Champions; Moquin shuts out Mercy; Softball captures 15th state title

June 14, 2013
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2013 Class LL Champions; Moquin shuts out Mercy; Softball captures 15th state title

By John Goralski Sports Writer When umpires signaled the final out, the Lady Knights exploded in screams and celebration. Coach John Bores sighed with relief, looked down at the ground, and emerged from the dugout with a wide smile as his players gathered in hugs and tears. The longest title drought in program history had…

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New lease on life for the DePaolo landfill

June 14, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The old DePaolo Drive land fill has a new lease on life. The Town Council Monday night unanimously voted to lease the property to Supreme Forest Products for the next 20 years. “We’re leading the way in putting landfills back into use,” said Town Attorney Mark Sciota. DePaolo Drive is a…

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Man arrested on burglary and credit card theft charges

June 13, 2013
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Police have charged a Southington man with burglary and larceny charges after he allegedly stole a credit card and used it without permission. Southington police issued an arrest warrant for David Kirychuk, 27, with a last known address if 19 Whitlock Avenue. Kirychuk was charged with third degree burglary, fourth degree larceny, credit card theft,…

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Final charter meeting gets a little testy

June 13, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The final meeting of the Charter Revision Commission grew contentious last week when member Dennis Conroy, a Democrat, accused his Republican colleagues of looking to change how the Board of Police Commissioners was managed in an effort to guarantee the police chief position for a former Town Council chairman. Conroy said…

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Senator Blumenthal talks partisan gridlock

June 12, 2013
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Senator Blumenthal talks partisan gridlock

By Ed Harris Editor Senator Richard Blumenthal discussed the sequester and partisan gridlock, amongst other topics, during an appearance at a recent Southington Chamber of Commerce Celebrity Breakfast. Blumenthal argued that there are cuts that are needed, but argued that the sequester was taking a toll on the economy. “All of these cuts have an…

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