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Famed Irish tenor coming to area

July 24, 2013
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Irish tenor, Ronan Tynan, is coming to The Summit At Plantsville to speak and sing on Monday, Sept. 9 for an “Honor & Remember 9/11” Ceremony. First introduced to audiences as a member of the Irish Tenors, Tynan has gained international recognition. He is currently one of the most sought after motivational speakers delivering over…

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Health district warns of West Nile Virus

July 24, 2013
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The Plainville-Southington Regional Health District is warning about West Nile Virus. Last year ranked as the second worst year for reported cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) in the United States. Connecticut reported 21 cases, with 12 of those cases being the severe type that can cause encephalitis. An interesting fact regarding all the Connecticut…

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Southington High School announces fourth quater honor roll

July 24, 2013
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Southington High School recently announced its honor roll for the fourth marking period. Grade 12, First Honors: Bryan John Adie, Kristina Rose Albiach, Nicole Giovanna Albini, Rebecca Lynn Allard, Katherine Ann Amnott, Monika  Arbaciauskaite, Howard Jerome Asal, Elise Nicole Bean, Ethan Christian Beaudoin, Sabrina  Boodley, Alex Mark Borofsky, Ben Zalenski Boucher, Billie-Jo Ann Bradley, Samantha…

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DeVoe resigns from position after a week on the job

July 24, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor After a little more than a week on the job, Mark DeVoe has resigned from the position of Director of Planning and Community Development. According to his resignation letter, DeVoe’s last day was Friday, July 19. “Please accept my deep apologies for any inconvenience I may have caused you or the…

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All aboard the Sloper Express!

July 20, 2013
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All aboard the Sloper Express!

By Gayla Cawley Correspondent The kid-friendly Sloper Express mini-train has pulled into the Rossini Program station at YMCA Camp Sloper. The train’s name is a play on words using the camp’s name and the popular holiday movie, “The Polar Express.” Camp Director Mark Pooler said he got the idea when he was taking his family…

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Wayton Open holds court; Local tennis tournament attracts hundreds in 2013

July 19, 2013
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Wayton Open holds court; Local tennis tournament attracts hundreds in 2013

By John Goralski Sports Writer When Matt Wayton opened registration for the 2013 Wayton Open tennis tournament, he wasn’t ready for anything that followed. Within a few days, he was deluged with entries. Over the next few weeks, they flooded into his home office in an endless stream of emails and phone calls. “It was…

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Bradley to stay open; Emergency room use is increasing

July 19, 2013
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Bradley to stay open; Emergency room use is increasing

By Ed Harris Editor Two officials from the Hospital of Central Connecticut attended a recent Town Council meeting to assure councilors and the public that Bradley Memorial Hospital was not closing. The officials were guests of Councilor Cheryl Lounsbury, who said she had heard rumors going around town that the hospital would be closing down.…

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Southington Police Officer named Officer of the Year

July 18, 2013
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Southington Police Officer named Officer of the Year

By Vanessa Stevens Contributor A Southington Police officer and two members of the Southington American Legion won awards at the recent Connecticut American Legion annual convention. The awards were presented to Southington Police Sergeant Keith Egan, Post Adjutant Dennis Bureaugard and Post Chaplain Hank Lucas. Founded by Congress in 1919, the veteran’s organization now has…

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Summer Youth Theatre program announces schedule

July 18, 2013
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The Southington Parks and Recreation Department has announced the season for the 2013 Summer Youth Theater program. The Spotlights program will present The Wiz on July 18, 19 and 20 at Southington High School.  The Wiz is a musical based on L. Frank Baum’s THE WIZARD OF OZ.  The film of the show featured Diana…

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Town seeks to upgrade its emergency response system

July 18, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Town officials are considering upgrading an  emergency response system that could help get word out during emergencies or issue town wide reminders for important events. At a recent Town Council meeting Town Manager Garry Brumback announced that the town was looking into purchasing an Everbridge system. Brumback said the purchase would…

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