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Foundation offers chance to be a philanthropist

May 26, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain is kicking off another year of its Catalyst Fund on Tuesday, June 18 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. This initiative is designed to give community members a chance to contribute to charitable efforts without having to give huge amounts of time or…

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Students warned of distracted driving

May 25, 2013
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Students warned of distracted driving

By Rob Glidden Staff  Writer Southington High School’s senior class was given a dire warning about the dangers of distracted driving, during an assembly that was put together by community volunteers. Usually done shortly before the senior prom, warning students about the risks of drunk driving is something of a tradition at high schools. However,…

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Train depot to have new life as museum

May 24, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff  Writer The railroad line that once guided trains through Southington is now the popular Rails to Trails corridor, but the Milldale train depot is a reminder of the area’s past. Officials and volunteers hope to refurbish it and create an attraction for the many walkers who now use the trail. The…

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Residents to save $4 in taxes; Board of Finance slightly lowers mill rate

May 23, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Board of Finance approved a mill rate for the next fiscal year that will result in a tiny tax reduction for residents. After its $129 million proposed budget was approved without changes by the Town Council, the BOF officially set the next mill rate at 27.46, a drop from…

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What to expect from the weather this Memorial Day weekend

May 22, 2013
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What to expect from the weather this Memorial Day weekend

Northeast Memorial Day Weekend to Start Wet, Chilly                                  State College, Pa. — 22 May 2013 — AccuWeather.com reports the Memorial Day weekend will begin cool, windy and rainy in New England and part of the mid-Atlantic. The storm system…

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Touch a Truck is a success

May 22, 2013
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The American Legion Auxiliary held its annual Touch a Truck event, in collaboration with the Southington Parks and Recreation Department on Saturday, May 18 at Derynoski Elementary School. There were military trucks, an Army helicopter, rescue vehicles, fire engines, police vehicles, animal control car, school bus, operation life saver (railroad crossing), cement mixer, motorcycles, garbage…

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Water main break causing traffic concerns on Route 10, near High Street

May 21, 2013
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The Southington Police Department is telling residents to expect traffic delays at the intersection of North Main Street (Route 10) and High Street due to a water main break. Police are making every effort to keep two lanes of traffic flowing through the area; however there may be periods of alternating traffic and/or traffic delays.…

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Southington High School announces third marking period honor roll

May 21, 2013
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Southington High School has announced it honor roll for the third marking period. Grade 9, first honors: Leandro Antonio Alejandro, Kelsea Allen, Andrew Ardolino, Angela Balaoing, James Brino, Rachel Bruno, Samantha Butlien, Rebecca Caisse, Anthony Cammuso, Victoria Castillo, Fizza Chaudhry, Timothy Cocozza, Jennifer Congdon, Adam Cormier, Joshua Cormier, Andrea Defeo, Sarah Dolan, Steven Dorzens, Kristen…

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DePaolo announces honor roll for third marking period

May 20, 2013
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DePaolo Middle School has announced its honor roll for the third marking period. Grade 6,  First Honors: Praise Adekola, Sarah Anderson, Tyler Bade, Joshua Badgley, Samantha Baleshiski, Jake Beaupre, Kaitlyn Bertola, Joseph Bethencourt, Emily Blaszko, Nathan Borkowski, Owen Bouchard, Sydney Bradshaw, Kyra Brayall, Jillian Bryan, Chiara Burgio, Daniel Butlien, Robert Cantillon, Valente Castillo, Zachary Christensen,…

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Drive-in returns for another summer

May 18, 2013
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Drive-in returns for another summer

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Southington Drive-In Theater is returning for its third season beginning on June 8 with a new slate of movies and a growing amount of fame within the state. In three years, the drive-in has gone from an ambitious idea to a wildly successful summer event that draws huge crowds.…

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