Back to school and back to wellness at Westfarms

August 21, 2013
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FARMINGTON, Conn. – Ready. Set. School! As summer winds down, and the kids head back to school, you can make back-to-school shopping an adventure for your kids. This year, take part in the “Ready. Set. School! Scavenger Hunt,” enjoying Wellness at Westfarms while having some fun. Parents and students, grades K-5, will have the chance…

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Local Businesses Receive Scam Calls

August 21, 2013
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Town Manager Garry Brumback has issued a warning from CL&P to businesses throughout the community.  Acording to CL&P, businesses in town have received phone calls, advising them to make a utility payment through the purchase of a “Green Dot” VISA card, which is not legitimate.  The company does not ask customers to buy prepaid cards. If…

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Hawks Landing launches girls golf league

August 21, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Dan LaPorte was excited when he saw more than 100 kids swarm into Hawks Landing Country Club in 2011 to register for the first year of the Hawks Landing Golf Little League. When it swelled to over 150 kids the next year, he noticed a small spike in the number…

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Middle schools ready for students during construction

August 20, 2013
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Middle schools ready for students during construction

By Lissa Capobianco Staff Writer The first phase of the middle school renovations has been completed, and now both DePaolo and Kennedy Middle Schools are ready to start on time. Past environmental tests found traces of asbestos and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) at both DePaolo and Kennedy Middle Schools. The remediation process was able to be…

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Flat Stanley inspires new children’s program at Southington Library

August 19, 2013
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Flat Stanley inspires new children’s program at Southington Library

By Lissa Capobianco Staff Writer The library has a new mascot: Mr. Bear—better known as “Flat Bear,” to the children who are members of the annual summer reading program. Dressed as a cowboy with a fanny pack, “Flat Bear” is a laminated library tool that children can check out for two weeks.  Cindy Wall, head…

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Just in time for Back to School shopping, sales tax free week

August 18, 2013
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy last week, according to a press release from his office, reminded Connecticut residents about the state’s upcoming sales tax-free week – an annual holiday that allows shoppers to purchase most individual items of clothing and footwear priced under $300 without having to pay the usual sales and use tax.  This year’s tax-free week…

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Find your global style at Forever 21 for Back to School

August 17, 2013
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Find your global style at Forever 21 for Back to School

by MIKE CHAIKEN Editions Editor Ready to “Declare Your Style?” Through this Wednesday, Aug. 21, Forever 21 has been offering, “Threebies: 3 Weeks, 3 Deals, 3 Outfits.” The retailer has been stoking your Back to School fashion sense with the help of six “Global Influencers.” As the Influencers post their stylized looks on their own…

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Reverse 9-1-1 system approved; Council gives go ahead for Everbridge system

August 17, 2013
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By Lissa Capobianco Staff Writer Town officials have decided to upgrade a reverse 9-1-1 system that could help deliver alerts during emergencies or send wide reminders for important events. During Monday’s Town Council meeting, all council members voted in approval of the project, which would cost about $15,000 initially and $10,000 a year later.  The…

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2013 New England Champions; Southington South LL streak ends at East Finals

August 16, 2013
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2013 New England Champions; Southington South LL streak ends at East Finals

By John Goralski Sports Writer For the second time in as many games, a South Burlington rally threatened to end Team CT’s season in Cranston, R.I. The Southington South 9-10 year olds had built a 4-0 lead in the championship game of the New England region, but a nine-run rally had all but secured Vermont’s…

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