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Committee unveils new welcome signs

April 3, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Town Attorney Mark Sciota brought the design for some new ramp signs, which welcome and thank people for visiting the town of Southington, to the Town Council meeting on March 23. A small committee met, decided and approved two different sign designs. Both signs will display the town seal, town’s name,…

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Changing misconceptions about technology careers

April 2, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Nancy Chiero and Justin Mirante are on a campaign to clear up some misconceptions about “shop classes” that continue to circulate the halls at Southington High School. They’ve heard it from parents and students, and the pair have had enough. Chiero and Mirante are co-chairs of the school’s Technology Advisory Board.…

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Council begins talks about water polution control facility upgrade

April 2, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Town Manager Gary Brumback introduced a bond ordinance for a $960,000 Water Pollution Control Facility upgrade at the Town Council meeting on Monday, March 23. Brumback said this ordinance represented the design of the upgrade, which will take about a year to complete. He also said that the town could receive…

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Annual OM variety show opens April 17

April 2, 2015
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The Older Members of the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center are at it again. The 74th Annual OM Show, “Sentimental Journey,” is coming soon. This year’s theme will pay tribute to the 1940s Big Band era with an underlying subtheme of a 40’s USO/Military Tribute – lots of tight, great harmonies ……

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Week of the Young celebrated at Imagine Nation, April 13 to 17

April 2, 2015
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Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center at One Pleasant St, Bristol, invites the Bristol area to come together for children during the Week of the Young Child going on from April 13 to 17. As part of the national Week of the Young Child celebrated across the country, Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning…

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Southington schools announce last day of school is June 18

April 2, 2015
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The Southington Board of Education held a special board meeting on Thursday, April 2 to approve the final day of school for Southington schools. In a short press release, the Board announced that the last day of school and the date for Southington High School graduation will be Thursday, June 18.

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Chamber names community awards recipients for April 25 dinner

April 2, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce has announced the recipients of its community awards to be presented at the organization’s 77th annual dinner/meeting on Saturday, April 25 at the Aqua Turf. Ron Serafino, Dan Prus, Mary DeCroce, Mike Drury, and Karen Bobik will be honored, along with chamber awards for corporate…

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Hospitals ask Connecticut lawmakers to replenish budget cuts

April 2, 2015
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Leaders of state hospitals urged state lawmakers Tuesday to replenish the cuts in Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed budget, predicting the suggested changes could lead to deep reductions in medical services and staff. They said Malloy’s suggested budget plan is especially worrisome considering recent cuts…

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Police seek help in finding missing 19-year-old

April 1, 2015
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The Plainville Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating a missing 19-year-old named Leoule “Leo” Kassahun. Kassahun suffers from mild autism and police officials say there are concerns for his safety. He was last seen at his residence the morning of March 26, 2015 and is believed to have left on foot. No…

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Southington plays host to Miss Hometown; wrapping up Class of 2015 for Miss CT

April 1, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The final piece of the Miss Connecticut class of 2015 puzzle was put into place at Southington’s Derynoski School on Saturday night. Kaitlyn Bogue was crowned Miss Oxford in the Miss Hometown pageant. (In the Miss Hometown pageant, the winning contestant earned a title named after her “home town.” Bogue…

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