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BOE, school officials, and local veterans honor SHS seniors

May 25, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Members of the Southington High School jazz band filled the municipal center meeting room with music, while school and town officials took their seats at tables adorned with blue table cloths and American flags. On Tuesday, May 24, six seniors from the Class of 2016 were honored at the annual Military Appreciation…

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Apple Harvest seeks sponsors

May 25, 2016
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Planning is underway for the 48th annual Apple Harvest Festival (AHF) in Southington, and the festival committee is seeking sponsorship for this year’s event. The AHF has become one of the biggest events held in Connecticut with an attendance of over 100,000 people expected. Many local non-profit organizations utilize the festival as their main fundraiser;…

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Click It or Ticket campaign is underway

May 25, 2016
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The Southington Police Department is joining with other state and local Law enforcement agencies around the country to help save more lives by strongly enforcing seat belt laws around the clock. The national Click it or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization kicks off on May 23, and local police will join the campaign aimed at…

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Paving work, delays on Meriden Waterbury Road on May 23-24

May 20, 2016
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Commuters should expect delays on Meriden Waterbury Road (Route 322) on Monday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 24 as paving work begins between Ruggles Row and Clark Street. Road work is expected to begin at 7 p.m. on Monday and last through 11 a.m. on Tuesday.   Meriden Waterbury Road will be open during this…

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A classic invitation to ‘play with your food’

May 20, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The jump from the culinary arts to the musical arts isn’t as broad as one might think at first blush (or merlot). A well-trained chef can pull together the individual notes of ingredients and create a symphony for the palate (if you mix your metaphors in a blender). So, the…

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St. Paul HS sets graduation date

May 20, 2016
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Most Reverend Peter A. Rosazza, D.D., Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus, Archdiocese of Hartford, will confer diplomas at the graduation ceremony for the St. Paul Catholic High School class of 2016, on Tuesday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Hartford at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the St. Paul Catholic High School class…

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Town seeks AHF hostesses

May 20, 2016
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The Apple Harvest Committee is accepting applications for this fall’s Apple Harvest Hostesses for the 48th annual festival. Hostesses must be Southington residents entering their junior or senior year next fall. A hostess should be able to interact with the community and have the time it takes to dedicate to the festival. “Volunteering with the…

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Carousel museum raffling off Harley

May 19, 2016
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It is Harley time again at the New England Carousel Museum. This will be the 21st year for the Harley Davidson Street Glide raffle that benefit the museum. Stop in at the New England Carousel Museum, a nonprofit organization, and buy a ticket for the Annual Harley Davidson raffle. The raffle will help benefit the…

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Getting a kick out of taekwondo

May 19, 2016
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By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR While waiting for students to arrive at his new facility on Queen Street, Master Oh recently put on a little display for an early visitor. The martial arts master dropped into a split, bounced up with a flurry of punches, and spun like a top with kicks whizzing through the air…

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Local roofer supports ‘No Roof Left Behind’

May 19, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A local roofing company is looking to help families in Hartford and New Haven counties keep a roof over their head for the coming year. V. Nanfito Roofing and Siding, LLC., Meriden, will be taking part in the nationwide “No Roof Left Behind” program. Homeowners in need of a new roof or…

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