Las Vegas Review-Journal owner: Paper sold for $140 million to owner of Bristol Press

December 15, 2015
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LAS VEGAS (AP) _ The owner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal says it sold Nevada’s largest newspaper for $140 million and will continue managing it. New Media Investment Group paid $102.5 million earlier this year for the newspaper and several Stephens Media publications in other states. Its sale to News + Media Capital Group LLC…

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Delivering for Thanksgiving

December 15, 2015
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Comm - Legion Thanksgiving Dinners 2015

Members of the American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 family delivered 19 complete Thanksgiving dinners to Southington families in need today.  In the attached photo from left to right are Marty Bernier, Jeff Skrzypiec, George Hepple, Robert Borchard, Rich Almquist, Dennis Beauregard, Ron Ginger, Bob Abbott, and Jonathan Boutilier from Stop & Shop.

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Hartford HealthCare Senior Services honors outstanding employees

December 15, 2015
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Hartford Healthcare

Three locals were honored by Hartford HealthCare (HHC) Senior Services on Nov. 11 at the second annual Longevity and Clarence J. Silvia Celebration at Hawk’s Landing Country Club in Southington. Mary Schneider from Mulberry Gardens of Southington, Julie Wendt of Southington Care Center, and Gina Moccio of The Orchards at Southington were each presented with…

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Police make drug arrest at Bristol court

December 14, 2015
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Bryan Joyce

The Southington Police Department announced the arrest of Bryan Joyce, 29, of Southington at the Bristol Superior Court on Monday, Dec. 7 at approximately 9:35 a.m. Joyce was appearing in court on a separate drug-related arrest. He was transported to the Southington police headquarters where Joyce was processed and charged with four counts of selling…

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Kennedy Middle School announced November students of the month

December 14, 2015
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Kennedy Middle School announced their November students of the month. Front, from left, Jake DellaVecchia, Tyler Smith, Madelyn Lukanik, and Nadilie Germain. Back, Principal Richard Terino, Christopher Taylor, Vincent Fioriello, Griffin Campbell, Natalie Foligno, Chloe Stanish, Leah Hinckley, Lilliana Perron, Michael Maino, and Assistant Principal Susanne Vitcavage.

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville announced the names of its November students of the month. Teachers nominated these students for their academic improvement on performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extracurricular activities. Sixth grade students of the month are Vincent Fioriello, Madelyn Lukanik, Lilliana Perron, and Tyler Smith. Vinny is a hardworking student…

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Land Trust is scheduling tree pickups for January

December 14, 2015
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Christmas Tree removal

Let your Christmas tree keep on giving. The Southington Land Trust will dispose of trees for Southington residents after the holiday season. They are currently accepting reservations for curbside pick-up on the following dates: Saturday, Jan. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23,…

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Mulberry Gardens open house Dec. 19

December 13, 2015
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Mulberry Gardens of Southington
58 Mulberry St., Plantsville, CT 06479
(860) 276-1020

Mulberry Gardens of Southington, an assisted living, adult day and memory care community, will host an open house on Saturday, Dec. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Marie Terzak, retirement counselor, will lead the event. Mulberry Gardens is located at 58 Mulberry St. People are welcome to stop by. For more information, call Mulberry…

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Letter: Reader is unhappy with Zoni, 2015 state legislative session

December 12, 2015
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To the editor: In a recent mailer received by Southington residents, State Rep. David Zoni said, “As I look back at the 2015 legislative session, I am proud of the steps the legislature took to grow our state’s economy.” Let’s follow the steps Zoni, and fellow Democrats under Governor Dannel Malloy, took to grow our…

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Letter: DePaolo student is unhappy with Palmieri being left off the AHF committee

December 12, 2015
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To the editor: I’m an 8th grader at DePaolo Middle School. I am very upset about hearing what happened to Mr. Palmieri, getting kicked off the Apple Harvest Festival committee. As a student at DePaolo I can tell that he works his butt off and still wakes up in the morning like all of us…

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