Summer Youth Theatre program announces schedule

July 18, 2013
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The Southington Parks and Recreation Department has announced the season for the 2013 Summer Youth Theater program. The Spotlights program will present The Wiz on July 18, 19 and 20 at Southington High School.  The Wiz is a musical based on L. Frank Baum’s THE WIZARD OF OZ.  The film of the show featured Diana…

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Town seeks to upgrade its emergency response system

July 18, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Town officials are considering upgrading an  emergency response system that could help get word out during emergencies or issue town wide reminders for important events. At a recent Town Council meeting Town Manager Garry Brumback announced that the town was looking into purchasing an Everbridge system. Brumback said the purchase would…

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First Tour-de-Southington bike race set for Saturday

July 17, 2013
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By Alexa Gorman Correspondent The Southington Lions Club is sponsoring its first-annual “Tour-de-Southington” bicycle race this Saturday, July 20. Proceeds will be donated to the local food pantries and the Bread for Life program, which serves lunch daily. The races will start and end at YMCA’s Camp Sloper, on East Street. Riders can compete in…

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Plainville man to head new Planning and Community Development position

July 17, 2013
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By Kaitlyn Naples Staff Writer After five-and-a-half years as Plainville’s Director of Planning and Economic Development, Mark DeVoe is headed to Southington to take the lead as director of Planning and Community Development. “The position is basically responsible for taking development from the cradle to the grave,” Southington Town Manager Gary Brumback said, adding that…

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The fans asked, ‘Real Housewife’ Caroline Manzo answered

July 12, 2013
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Caroline Manzo of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” said she always gets questions from her fans. Certain questions would arise over and over again. And those questions… and the resulting answers from the reality TV personality… have been pulled together for a book, “Let Me Tell You Something.” Manzo…

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Festival planning is year round effort

July 8, 2013
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By Vannessa Stevens Contributor Planning is underway for Southington’s 45th Apple Harvest Festival. The annual event will take place Oct. 4 to 6 and Oct. 11 to 13. The downtown Southington festival attracts anywhere from 75,000 to 100,000 people every year. It offers food, fun, and live entertainment. It also provides a showcase for local…

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Chasing the checkered flag; Tony Membrino has high expectations at Stafford Motor Speedway

July 6, 2013
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Chasing the checkered flag; Tony Membrino has high expectations at Stafford Motor Speedway

By John Goralski Sports Writer Tony Membrino shadowed the two front cars over the last three laps looking for any sliver of light to make his move. Ahead of him, the two leaders raced shoulder-to-shoulder as if they were trying to work together to keep the Southington driver out of the winner’s circle. On Friday,…

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Parking issues brought up during recent Plantsville walkthrough

July 6, 2013
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Parking issues brought up during recent Plantsville walkthrough

By Ed Harris Editor Downtown Plantsville business owners appear to be in favor of eliminating on the street parking in the area, a major proposal of the planned Plantsville Renaissance. The on-street parking on the already narrow streets in the area has been a consistent safety concern, and many officials and merchants have expressed a…

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Compounce hosts fireworks tonight

July 5, 2013
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Looking for fireworks for the post-Independence celebrations. Lake Compounce Amusement Park on the Southington/ Bristol town line, presents its annual display tonight, July 5. They are scheduled to launch at 10 p.m.

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