Letter: Arts Council thanks contributors to Artists with Disabilities exhibit

September 19, 2015
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To the editor: The directors from the Southington Arts Council wish to extend their gratitude to all the individuals who shared their work for the third annual Artists with Disabilities exhibit. Your talents inspire all of us. The exhibit will continue through the end of August at Paris in Plantsville on West Main Street in…

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Letter: Reader gives his side of the Hatton Meadow story

September 19, 2015
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To the editor: Several recent articles have been penned by elected Southington officials trying to justify their failure to hold a public hearing on the Hatton Solar panels that affect an entire neighborhood. They even sent a parade of speakers to the recent Town Council meeting…and for what purpose? How can any adult who believes…

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Apple Valley Veterinarians stresses dental care for pets

September 19, 2015
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Pets

  Most pet owners are good about taking their pets in for vaccinations and yearly exams, however, Apple Valley Veterinarians in Plantsville suggest that there is something else that owners need to be doing for their pets. Dr. Herbert S. Freiman reminds owners to make sure that their pets receive regular dental care checkups to…

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Blue Devils welcome a pair of Blue Knights

September 18, 2015
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Photo courtesy of Central Connecticut State University.

Standout players on last season’s Blue Knight Championship football squad, Matt Maxwell, left, and Alex Jamele, right, are ready to play at Central Connecticut State this season. The Blue Devils are off to a slow start at 0-2, but Jamele has already made his first varsity catch during a loss at Stony Brook on Sept.…

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Police arrest local man for dealing heroin

September 18, 2015
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Norman Fritz Jr.

  The Southington Police Department announced that, on Wednesday, Sept. 16, patrol officers and Special Investigation Unit (SIU) detectives conducted a motor vehicle stop and took the vehicle’s passenger, Norman Fritz Jr., 30, of Southington, into custody without incident at approximately 10:30 p.m. Three warrants were served, and Fritz was charged with three counts of…

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Man arrested for multiple burglaries

September 18, 2015
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Robert Crotty

The Southington Police Department announced that Robert Crotty, 42, of Waterbury, was arrested on Friday, Sept. 11 and charged with second and third degree burglary, fifth and sixth degree larceny, second degree criminal mischief, two counts of third degree criminal mischief, operating a motor vehicle while suspended, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, failure to insure…

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Apple Harvest volunteers are still needed

September 18, 2015
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Apple Harvest logo

Volunteers are still needed for Apple Harvest Festival volunteers. Sign up on-line at www.Southington.org. Click on the Apple Harvest icon, go to the Green Box “Click to view Volunteer Opportun-ities,” and select your day and timeslot. Volunteers are needed for beverage, finance, carnival, t-shirt booth, inflatables, information, and parade route chaperones. Volunteers are still needed…

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Aresimowicz named ‘Children’s Champion’

September 18, 2015
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State Rep. Joe Aresimowicz reviews his “Children’s Champions” award with Kayla Martin, a student at the Margaret C. Griffin Child Development Center.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER State Rep. Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin, Southington) was one of 26 legislators chosen as a recipient of the 2015 “Children’s Champions” Award. The Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance, a statewide outreach and advocacy organization, has recognized legislators from across the state that work with promoters of early childhood education to impact legislation involving the…

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Middle Schools celebrate grand openings

September 18, 2015
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Middle School Building Committee Chair Edward Pocock Jr. addresses the crowds at the Kennedy Middle School grand opening on Sept. 13.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Educators, administrators, town leaders, and state legislatures joined together this weekend to celebrate the grand openings of the newly renovated John F. Kennedy and Joseph A. DePaolo middle schools. Members of the community were welcomed to the schools for celebratory speeches and tours of the updated facilities. After years of planning and…

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