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Youths organize toy drive

December 6, 2012
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Shawn McKnerney and Matthew and Dylan Olson of Southington are organizing a toy drive today, Thursday, Dec. 13, between 6 to 8 p.m. at Tops Market, 887 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, to help children who are spending the holidays in Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) in Hartford. The boys know what it is like to be hospitalized…

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Southington playoff football game postponed due to weather

November 27, 2012
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The football Class LL playoff  football game between the second seeded Southington High School Blue Knights and the seventh seated Glastonbury High School Tomahawks was postponed due to inclement weather. The teams will meet Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. at Southington High School.

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Knights end season undefeated, snap Apple Valley Classic losing streak

November 22, 2012
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By John Goralski Southington High School snapped their five-game losing streak in the Apple Valley Classic with a 38-13 victory over Cheshire. Quarterback Stephen Barmore capped the opening drive with a 10 yard touchdown run as Southington took an early lead for the first time in five contests. Kyle Smick kicked a 37-yard field goal…

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Be the bone marrow match Nov. 25

November 19, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer A registration drive for bone marrow transplants will be held on Sunday, November 25 at the Southington YMCA. The “Be The Match” event was organized by Tiffany Bannon, a former resident who owes her life to a bone marrow donation. Bannon was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010 and in addition…

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Town issues parking ban due to snow

November 7, 2012
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The town of Southington has issued a parking ban on roads in town.  This parking ban will be in effect through Thursday, Nov. 8.  This will allow snow clearing crews to safely and efficiently clear the roadways of snow and slush that is accumulating from the snow storm.

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David Zoni wins in the 81st district, Southington re-elects other incumbents, road referendum passes

November 7, 2012
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Southington voters in the 81st district elected David Zoni to fill the seat left behind by retiring state representative Bruce “Zeke” Zalaski, while the incumbents in the Southington delegation were re-elected. Zoni, a Democrat and former Town Councilor, led with 5,870 votes while his opponent, Republican Town Councilor Cheryl Lounsbury, had 4,718 votes. Zoni called…

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Middle school renovation headaches – PCB cleanup could cost between $6 to $14 million

November 7, 2012
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The Middle School Building Committee was hit with bad news on two fronts during a meeting Tuesday, as high cost estimates for PCB abatement and unexpected cost overruns on the rest of the project left them struggling to determine a way to stay within the $85 million allotted for the renovation of Kennedy andDePaoloMiddle Schools.…

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Transfer Station open for extended hours next week

November 1, 2012
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The following announcement was written by Town Manager Garry Brumback: The Bulky Waste Transfer Station will be open extended hours for one week due to the recent storm (Hurricane Sandy). Storm debris, leaves and brush ONLY may be dropped off at the Transfer Station, 617 Old Turnpike Road, Plantsville, beginning Monday, November 5, through Saturday,…

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Town offices resume operations after storm does minimal damage to Southington

October 30, 2012
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Southington emerged from Hurricane Sandy mostly unscathed, in stark contrast to many towns on Connecticut’s shoreline. According to the “outage map” on Connecticut Light and Power’s website, only 0.3 percent of residents in Southington are out of power as of Tuesday afternoon. During the worst of the hurricane on Monday evening, that percentage stayed under…

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Town offices closing, Calendar House shelter not yet open

October 29, 2012
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All Southington town offices, including the library, will be closing at noon on Monday, October 29 and will re-open at noon on Tuesday, October 30. The Calendar House senior center, located at388 Pleasant Street, is on standby to be used as a shelter. The center is not currently open but the police department will advise…

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