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Deadline approaches for grant, scholarship applications from Main Street Foundation

March 12, 2013
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Application deadlines are quickly approaching for grants and scholarships from funds administered by the Main Street Community Foundation. Grant applications are due on April 5, 2013, and scholarship applications are due on April 1 by 4 p.m. Information is available on the Foundation’s website at www.mainstreetfoundation.org. The Main Street Community Foundation serves the Connecticut towns…

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Police make push to highlight its special needs database

March 10, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Police Department is making a renewed push to sign people up for its special needs registry database. The registry began implementation in Dec. 2011 and currently has 80 participants. The database contains information that will assist emergency responders in providing services to residents who have special needs. The database…

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Southington High School announces second quarter honor roll

March 9, 2013
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Southington High School has announced its honor roll for the second marking period. Grade 9, First Honors: Leandro Antonio Alejandro, Mikayla Lee Bedell, Alexandra Anna Bieniek, Nicole Ann Breedlove,      Rachel Jordan Bruno, Samantha Joan Butlien, Rebecca Morgan Caisse, Anthony Michael Cammuso, Victoria Elizabeth Castillo, Fizza Shahzad Chaudhry, Nicole Cecile Christensen, Timothy Daniel Cocozza, Mckenna Elena…

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Officials look at ABA program

March 9, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Board of Education is once again looking at the possibility of bringing its Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program in-house, a proposal that has some parents worried that the program could face a decline. The program is currently run by the Capital Region Education Council (CREC). Several parents, all sharing stories…

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YMCA holds annual campaign kick-off breakfast

March 9, 2013
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YMCA holds annual campaign kick-off breakfast

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington YMCA held its annual Community Support Campaign Kick-off Breakfast last week, complete with stories of how the YMCA, its staff and programs, have helped numerous people within the community. Last year the campaign was able to raise $280,000, all of which was used to help those that could not…

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Bradley Hospital looking at possible changes

March 8, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Changes could be in store for Bradley Memorial Hospital, depending on the findings of a report that is being put together by Philadelphia  based Health Strategies and Solutions. Clarence Silva, president and chief executive officer of the Hospital of Central Connecticut, said Health Strategies and Solutions began putting together the report…

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Backing the school budget; Residents voice opinions at hearing

March 7, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The public by and large supported the Board of Education and its budget proposal during a hearing at DePaolo Middle School Monday night. Numerous residents, teachers, PTO and town officials spoke in favor of passing the school board proposal as is, with little to no cuts. Only three people talked out…

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Town to prepare for incoming storm

March 6, 2013
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Town to prepare for incoming storm

By Ed Harris Editor   The town is beginning to prepare for a storm that is expected to bring snow and rain showers tonight through Friday. “We have been watching the weather closely and have to prepare for high winds, rain and snow,” said Town Manager Garry Brumback in an email release. The National Weather…

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The circus may come to town

March 6, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Town officials are investigating whether it’s feasible to bring the Cole Bros Circus to town later this summer, as a favor to neighboring Meriden. Cole Bros has performed in Meriden, at the hub, for the last three years, but work there has forced the city to explore other options. Ed Sibert, …

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Snow is in the forecast for this week

March 5, 2013
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Snow is in the forecast for this week

Accuweather says snow could be on its way State College, Pa. — 5 March 2013 — AccuWeather.com reports snow will reach the New York City metropolitan area to Boston as well as part of northern New England and upstate New York with the midweek storm. It has been a nail-biting time for meteorologists as to…

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