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Zoni applauds job growth in Connecticut

  State Democrats welcomed today’s state Department of Labor report that said Connecticut’s private sector increased job growth by 5,200 jobs last month. State Rep. David Zoni said he was pleased with the report. “While there is more that we…

Kalkowski steps down from the PZC

After serving for five-years as a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC), Steve Kalkowski has accepted an appointment to the Southington Police Commission and stepped down from the PZC. His role as a regular member on the commission…

Flanders students shop for the holidays

On Thursday, Dec. 10, Flanders Elementary School held a holiday  bazaar where students were able to take a break and shop for family and friends. Above, Brooke Volmar, Lila Karabin, Enils Veizaj, and Calli Kokoska browse through the inventory. (Photos…

‘Food for Fines’ at the library

Through Monday, Dec. 21, library patrons may offset overdue fines with non-perishable food items during the annual “Food for Fines” program. All donations help Southington Community Services restock their shelves during the holiday season. In addition, donations can be given…

Zoni speaks out about proposed tuition hike

State Representative David Zoni (D-Southington) says he has serious reservations about the proposed tuition hikes announced recently by the University of Connecticut (UConn), which would increase in-state tuition by 31 percent over the next four years for Connecticut students. “I…

Local gardeners reap the awards

The Orchard Valley Garden Club (OVGC) of Southington were honored with two awards at the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut meeting in October. The local garden club received the Luckner Youth Award and the Pamela C. Hebert Garden of Youth…

Grads celebrated on Wall of Honor

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR On Monday, Dec. 7, honorees, family, and friends crowded into the entrance to the Southington High School auditorium to celebrate this year’s inductees onto the Southington High School Wall of Honor. The ninth induction class featured an artist,…