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Southington Catholic joins the chamber

School officials and chamber members joined together for a ribbon cutting at Southington Catholic School on Thursday, Oct. 29.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR The soccer team arrived just as the ribbon cutting was about to begin, and a few students—still dressed in their school uniform—joined the procession of student tour guides that wound their way through the corridors of Southington…

Boy Scout re-dedicates Rochambeau monument

James Brino, center, unveils the renovated Rochambeau monument on Marion Avenue during a re-dedication ceremony on Oct. 25. Brino painstakingly restored the monument for his Eagle project.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR It seemed fitting that the First Company Governor’s Foot Guard presented the colors before marching down the newly renovated stairs for a solemn procession down Marion Avenue. For those in attendance, it mirrored a similar scene during…

Simms resigns as Ethics Board Chair

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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Craig Simms, former Chairman of the Board of Ethics (BOE), resigned from his position on Wednesday after the Town Council voted to vacate a recent decision made by the board. Simms (R) voted with Democrats Phillip Pomposi…

Leaf pick-up schedule has changed

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The Town of Southington has altered the leaf pick-up schedule due to the later than usual leaf drop this season. Town crews will be spot-picking leaves in heavy sections throughout Town beginning on Monday, Nov. 2. The regular service the…

Town awarded $312,000 open space grant

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State Representative David Zoni (D-Southington) announced in a departmenpress release that Southington has been awarded a $312,000 open space grant that will help preserve a 17-acre parcel of local land. Southington was among 17 communities included in a program administered…

Flanders unveils new, entirely recycled playground

Students at Flanders play on the new school playscape that is made entirely from recycled dental supplies. The playscape was won during the TerraCycle Recycled Playground Challenge.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER On Oct. 21, school administrators and local officials gathered with students from Flanders Elementary School to unveil the school’s new playground, made entirely from recycled toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, and floss containers. The school earned the playground after…