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Community Cookout to benefit SCS food pantry

August 20, 2015
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Southington Community Services
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A community cookout will provide an afternoon of healthy grilling, live music, and entertainment for all in support of Southington Community Services. Sponsored by FitLife 24/7, the Aug. 22 fundraiser will bring the community together around a good cause, raising funds for the many services provided by SCS. The event will feature…

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Finance Board announces 2015 budget surplus

August 20, 2015
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Budget

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Board of Finance met on July 29 to assess the town’s current financial state. Town Manager Garry Brumback applauded the finance department, who he said “managed the budget very, very, well all year long.” Finance Director Emilia Portelinha explained that, according to projections, the town spent less than they planned. The…

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Meet the 2015 Apple Harvest Committee: Former Queen Alyssa Pappas organizes the hostesses

August 20, 2015
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Former Apple Harvest Queen Alyssa Pappas mentors another crop of hostesses as the Apple Harvest Festival Hostess Chair.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR The Apple Harvest Festival is almost here, and officials are working hard to prepare for opening day. This year’s festival (Oct. 2 to Oct 4 and Oct. 9 to Oct. 11) will include everything that visitors have come to expect, from a parade and road race on the first weekend to the…

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Judge denies motion to dismiss Hatton Meadows injunction

August 20, 2015
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Solar Panels

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The case set to determine the fate of a solar panel installation on Hatton Meadow will continue. Judge Abrams of the New Britain Superior Court issued a decision on August 11, rejecting a motion to dismiss that was filed by Southington Town Attorney Mark Sciota and Diane Whitney of Pullman and Comley,…

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Parks & Rec announces revised schedule for ‘Music on the Green’

August 20, 2015
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Music on the Green (2015)

The Music on the Green concert series takes place on Wednesdays through Sept. 9, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., on the Southington Town Green. Visitors enjoy free live music and weekly car shows. Here is the revised schedule: Aug. 26, “Darik and the Funbags,” sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Southington and Supreme Forest…

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Douglas Mearkle named Senior VP at TD Bank

August 20, 2015
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Plantsville's Douglas Mearkle was named as a Senior Vice President at TD Bank.

TD Bank recently named Douglas G. Mearkle as Senior Vice President (SVP), Head of U.S. Sales in TD Merchant Services. Based in Southington, Mearkle is responsible for the leadership and direction of TD’s U.S. Merchant Services sales organization and for overall sales force management to complement the bank’s small business and commercial suite of products.…

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TV personality Tabatha Coffey to speak at cosmetology school’s commencement

August 20, 2015
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On Oct. 25 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, the International Institute of Cosmetology will be hosting its 12th graduation c eremony for the 117 graduates for cosmetology, aesthetics and makeup. Television personality, stylist, entrepreneur and author, Tabatha Coffey will be delivering the commencement speech for graduates and guests. Best known for Bravo’s hit…

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Storm knocks out Cox cable, internet

August 19, 2015
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Cox

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Many Southington residents found themselves spending a day without access to their phone, internet, and cable services on Tuesday, Aug. 11, when Cox Communications experienced an outage for more than five hours. Dana Nolfe, Director of Communications for Cox, said the outage was caused by a storm that brought down two trees,…

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Bristol TEC adult ed classes start Sept. 14

August 18, 2015
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Apprenticeship and extension courses for the State of Connecticut Adult Education Evening School Division at  Bristol Technical Education Center will be starting the week of Sept. 14. Registration dates are Aug. 25, 26, 27, 31 and Sept. 1, 2, 3, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 431 Minor St., Bristol. Courses offered include apprenticeship training…

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Old Mountain Road closed for bridge work

August 17, 2015
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Traffic 2

Starting on Tuesday, Aug. 18, Old Mountain Road, between Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike and School Street, will be closed to through traffic due to a bridge replacement project. The Southington Police Department has requested that commuters use alternate routes to avoid this area if possible, but local traffic will be permitted in this area. Detours will be…

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