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Gov. Malloy takes preparatory measures in case state sees Ebola virus

October 7, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed an order that gives the Commissioner of the Department of Public Health (DPH) the ability to effectively quarantine an individual or a group of individuals who may have been exposed to or infected with the Ebola virus. The order is not being executed because a specific case has been…

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A Deep Seeded Tradition

October 7, 2014
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Southington celebrates the 46th annual Apple Harvest Festival once again.  The festivities started last Friday with opening ceremonies.  People enjoyed music, dancing, food, amusement park, and various vendor booths.  The festival was canceled on Saturday due to the rain.  Sunday the town celebrated with the annual parade.    The festival will carry on this weekend with the addition of  the Harvest The Arts festivities. …

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Wayne’s World; Chopus is no stranger to Halls of Fame

September 26, 2014
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Wayne’s World; Chopus is no stranger to Halls of Fame

By John Goralski Sports Writer Wayne Chopus seemed to leave his feet at the crack of the bat, and a gasp washed across the crowd as he backhanded the ball at shortstop, pirouetted in the air, and completed the play with a perfect strike to first base. There was no surprise when Chopus was named…

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Southington Remembers

September 11, 2014
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Southington Remembers

     Town officials, firefighters, and townspeople gathered for a memorial service commemorating the 13th anniversary of the September 11th tragedy.  The ceremony took place in Plantsville at the corner of Main Street and Summer Street at the 911 memorials along the Rails to Trails.  Photos by:  Tammi Naudus  

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Defending the title; SHS Football is ready for another run

September 5, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer The confetti wasn’t finished falling after the championship game, and the Blue Knights were back in the gym. The Class LL trophy hadn’t found its way into the display case, and the football team was already training for another run. Last fall Southington’s gridiron gang rallied to a 9-1 record…

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Polish church to celebrate 100 year anniversary

August 9, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Holy Trinity Polish National Catholic Church on Summer Street in Plantsville will have their 100 year anniversary celebration in October. The anniversary is a special opportunity to celebrate the families who have had five generations grow up within the church. “We’re a family,” said Rev. Joseph Krusienki, who has…

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West Center Street Ext. closed until 4 p.m.

August 6, 2014
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Due to ongoing paving work,  West Center St. Extension, in the area of Mount Vernon Road, is closed to all through traffic.  Residents and Emergency vehicles will be allowed through. The road should be reopened no later than 4 p.m. this afternoon.

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DJ Caspar slides kids into fitness at Sloper

August 1, 2014
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By ED HARRIS Editor Campers at Southington YMCA Camp Sloper recently “Cha Cha” slid there way into exercise. DJ Casper (also known as Willie Perry), the creator of “The Cha Cha Slide,” visited Sloper as part of week long tour of Connecticut camps aimed at getting kids moving and to reduce childhood obesity. Casper made…

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Taste of Southington to return for another helping

August 1, 2014
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By ED HARRIS Editor The annual Taste of Southington is set to return for another helping. Now in its 13th year, the event is held on the grounds of the Barnes Museum. The event is sponsored by TD Bank and begins at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6. “People have considered this another annual event…

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Jennifer Paul is Teacher of the Year

July 11, 2014
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Jennifer Paul is Teacher of the Year

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Jennifer Paul, a literacy specialist at Southington High School, was named the 2014-15 Teacher of the Year. Paul has taught first grade, sixth grade and now works at the high school. “Whichever level I’m teaching at is what I think I want to be in forever,” said Paul. Each time…

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