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Democrats sweep through the state before primary

April 26, 2016
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Hillary Clinton addresses a group in Hartford during a campaign stop last week.

  By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The two leading Democrats in this year’s presidential race visited Connecticut this week, just in time for the April 26 primary elections. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D) hosted a panel discussion at the Wilson-Gray YMCA on Albany Ave. in Hartford on the morning of April 12, where she spoke about…

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Compounce to hire additional 500 this season

April 25, 2016
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Lake Compounce Family Theme Park is seeking approximately 500 additional individuals to join their team for this summer season. Positions that are available include food and beverage, games, rides, retail, admissions, maintenance, grounds, housekeeping, as well as at Bear Creek Campground. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and be available to work…

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Local agent recognized as a regional sales leader

April 25, 2016
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Carrie Korenkiewicz

Southington real estate agent Carrie Korenkiewicz was recognized recently by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties (BHHNEP) as one of the top agents in the Northeast. Korenkiewicz was ranked 7th in the company for number of units sold for 2015. In addition, Carrie has earned Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ prestigious 5-Year Legend Award. “Carrie’s outstanding work…

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Pollsters prepare for Tuesday’s primary

April 22, 2016
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Southington Politics

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER This Tuesday is your chance to show your support for one of seven candidates for the 2016 Presidential election. The State of Connecticut will hold its primary elections on April 26, with Southington polls open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Only individuals who are registered as members of either the Democratic…

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Southington primary polling information for Tuesday, April 26

April 22, 2016
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Southington Politics

On Tuesday, April 26, the State of Connecticut will be holding the primary elections for the 2016 Presidential election this November. Southington’s polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Primary and General Elections are held at all 11 polling places. District 1 South End School, District 2 JFK Middle School, District 3 Derynoski…

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Turning trash into fashion as art

April 22, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The annual event where fashion meets art meets the joys of being kind to the environment returns this Saturday at Hartford City Hall. Trashion Fashion is about demonstrating creative use of trash to keep it out of the landfills. Using clean trash, designers and artists create garments that they then…

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Kennedy cancels Friday classes to mourn teacher

April 21, 2016
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Joseph George Cipollini

Southington Superintendent of Schools Timothy Connellan announced that Friday classes have been suspended so that faculty, staff, and students can attend and participate in funeral services for Joseph George Cipollini. The Kennedy teacher died on Tuesday at the age of 62. Cipollini spent his entire career in Southington Public Schools as a teacher of sciences…

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1 author, 6 presidents, and 60 readers

April 21, 2016
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Daivd Pietrusza, author of "1920: The Year of the Six Presidents" hosts a book discussion at the Southington Public Library on April 11.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A room full of readers and history buffs were able to pick the brain of author and historian David Pietrusza last week, during a book discussion at the Southington Public Library. Pietrusza added a unique wrinkle during the second discussion of a four-part “Path to the Presidency Series” that began in March.…

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Open Space Committee, residents, tour Crescent Lake

April 20, 2016
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UConn educator Thomas Worthley speaks to local residents and members of the Open Space Committee on April 16 to discuss the timber harvest project at Crescent Lake.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Members of the Open Space Committee (OSC) and local residents met at Crescent Lake on Saturday morning to tour an area that is being targeted for timber harvest and forest management. The 200-acre Crescent Lake land parcel, located on Shuttle Meadow Road, was one of the first open space properties purchased by…

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Southington resident competes in national oratorical contest

April 20, 2016
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Southington’s Jennifer Magnoli, a student at Mercy High School, displays her certificate of distinction for competing at the American Legion National Oratorical Contest.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Jennifer Magnoli has recited the same 1,500 words more times than she can count.  For months, the 15-year-old has been practicing her prepared oration, getting ready for the final speech competition of the season. Given the broad topic of “The Constitution,” Magnoli wrote three pages on what the Constitution means to her…

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