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Food pantries are running low

September 6, 2012
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by ED HARRIS The two Southington Home Depots recently ran a contest to see which store could collect the most food items for Southington Community Services. The businesses donated over 1,500 items at a time when the town department really needed the help. “We’re doing a lot to reach out to the community,” said Nick…

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Programs offer schools money

September 6, 2012
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 by ROB GLIDDEN A new school year in Southington brings another chance for local schools and their surrounding communities to take advantage of rewards programs at nearby supermarkets. Four major supermarket chains (Stop and Shop, Target, Shop Rite and Price Chopper) all have branches in Southington and all have programs that help residents earn donations…

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Hostesses set for Apple Festival

August 29, 2012
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Hostesses set for Apple Festival

By Rob Glidden With the Apple Harvest only about a month away, eight Southington girls have been keeping themselves busy with numerous appearances as Apple Harvest Hostesses. This year’s hostesses are Katie Klein, Mary Nadeau, Elise Bean, Rachel Proffitt, Alyssa Pappas, Shawna Sycz, Sarah Caisse and Abigail Judd. “We’ve got another great group,” said hostess…

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Murals dot up along Rails to Trails

August 29, 2012
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Murals dot up along Rails to Trails

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Walkers on the Rails to Trails corridor may have noticed a colorful image of a train depot on one of the nearby buildings, the first of three murals planned for the trail and painted by members of Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA). The artists will continue to work on these…

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Negotiations proceed over arts building; Town Council and SCCA to meet over proposal

August 29, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Town Council plans to begin negotiations with Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) about the arts center proposal for the Gura Building, with the intent of finding a compromise amenable to both sides. The most recent proposal from the council’s Republican majority to resolve the issue led to heated arguments…

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Teachers prepare for new school year

August 22, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The summer between the last school year and the new school year about to begin has been one with many transitions, but Southington’s teachers and administrators are planning to greet students with the same enthusiasm they have made a priority in the past. Thalberg Elementary School Principal Megan Bennett, who…

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Court orders injunction on Olney home; YMCA is barred from demolishing the building

August 22, 2012
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By Ed Harris Editor The New Britain Superior Court has issued a temporary injunction barring the Southington YMCA from demolishing the Olney house on North Main Street as part of a plan to add additional parking at the facility. The injunction, secured by the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, will protect the Olney house through…

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Southington Sikh temple holds vigil

August 22, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Southington’s Sikh temple, Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar, hosted a candlelight vigil in the wake of a violent shooting at a temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. The tight-knit Sikh community in Connecticut, along with others across the nation, has been deeply disturbed and shaken by the incident on Sunday, August 5,…

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Residents enjoy Taste of Southington

August 22, 2012
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Residents enjoy Taste of Southington

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Residents swarmed the grounds of the Barnes Museum for the 11th annual Taste of Southington for a chance to sample foods from numerous local restaurants. The event has enjoyed a steady increase in popularity over the years, even as tough economic times limited the amount of funds available to maintain…

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Controversial Gura plan; Democrats, SCCA upset with Republican proposal

August 22, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Town Council once again tabled their decision on the proposal by the Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) group to turn the Gura Building into an arts center, after a plan presented by the Republicans led to a heated argument. For several months, the SCCA has been seeking approval from…

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