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Awards of Elegance celebrates 25 years

December 19, 2014
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Awards of Elegance celebrates 25 years

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Considering the ups and downs in the economy over the years, one couple is celebrating a major milestone: 25 years of business in Southington. Owners of Awards of Elegance Tom Bentz and Tracey Bentz have been successfully serving local trophy and awards needs through their business at 410 Main St.…

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Flood at JFK causes one class to evacuate

December 9, 2014
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An internal flood at John F. Kennedy Middle School forced one class to evacuate the room on Tuesday, Dec. 9 around 12:30 p.m. Assistant principal Kelly Latham said that a leak occurred when one the joints of a pipe in the heating system gave way and a non-toxic liquid called “liquol” leaked out. Nineteen students…

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Saturday’s semifinal football game will be broadcast on-line

December 5, 2014
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Saturday’s semifinal football game will be broadcast on-line

CHESHIRE—The CIAC has announced that the Class LL-Large semifinal football game between No. 1 Southington and No. 4 Glastonbury on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2 p.m., will have a live internet broadcast at the NFHS network on Saturday at 2 p.m. The game will be among four live broadcasts on the web service. The network will…

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The women who want to be Miss Southington, Miss Southington’s Outstanding Teen

December 4, 2014
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The women who want to be Miss Southington, Miss Southington’s Outstanding Teen

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR This Saturday at 7 p.m., a new Miss Southington and a new Miss Southington’s Outstanding Teen will be crowned. The pageant will be held at 7 p.m. at Derynoski Elementary School on 240 Main St., Southington. We caught up some of the contestants interested in succeeding the reigning Miss Southington…

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Public notice about Crescent Lake

December 2, 2014
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The Town of Southington’s Crescent Lake property is an actively managed multi-use area. The recently completed Forest Management Plan prepared by UCONN College of Agriculture and Natural Resources recommends the periodic harvesting of trees as part of such management. Trees are harvested to promote overall forest health, enhance wildlife habitat, and to produce forest products.…

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Santa to set sled down at Sloper Dec. 13

November 26, 2014
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Santa to set sled down at Sloper Dec. 13

YMCA Camp Sloper and The Mill Foundation for Kids have joined efforts once again this year to present “Santa at Sloper” on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the YMCA Camp Sloper Outdoor Center located in Southington at 1000 East St. The suggested donation for attendance is $10 per family and…

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Cop check clears local merchants

November 26, 2014
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On Thursday, Nov. 20, the Southington Police Dept Special Investigations Unit conducted undercover compliance checks at approximately 24 convenience stores and gas stations within the Town of Southington. The investigation was based on information provided by the Southington S.T.E.P.S. program. The purpose of these checks was to uncover sales of synthetic cannabis products like K-2 Spice or…

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Community group pushing for more inpatient beds at Bradley

November 23, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Community Committee to Save Bradley said that they have still not received answers from Hartford Healthcare regarding their request for more inpatient beds at Bradley Memorial Hospital. CCSB founder Bonnie Sica was sporting a royal blue t-shirt that said “Restore Bradley Memorial Hospital” on the front and “Hartford Healthcare”…

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CyberKnights team takes home win

November 19, 2014
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CyberKnights team takes home win

Four teams from Southington’s CyberKnights robotics team traveled to South Windsor High School Nov. 15 for their first VEX Robotics competition of the year. Approximately 50 teams from surrounding areas in both Connecticut and Massachusetts descended upon the high school, competing in almost 70 qualifying matches before moving onto the elimination and championship rounds. Team…

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Overdue books? Library has solution that helps those in need

November 18, 2014
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Southington Library’s Annual “Food for Fines” Collection to help Southington Community Service stock their shelves will be held Monday, Nov. 24 through Wednesday, Dec. 31. The “Food for Fines” collection is a time when Southington patrons may offset their overdue fines with non-perishable food items. All donations go to help Southington Community Services restock their…

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