Sister Marie Roccapriore named as Gold Medal winner

March 31, 2016
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Sister Marie Roccapriore from St. Thomas Church is this year’s recipient of the UNICO Gold Medal award.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington UNICO has announced this year’s recipient of their prestigious Gold Medal of Honor. Sister Marie Rose Roccapriore, M.P.F., of St. Thomas Catholic Church, will receive this year’s award. Announcing the award on March 19, Town Councilor and UNICO member Dawn Miceli called Sister Marie “one of Southington’s secret treasures.” For nearly…

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CyberKnights charge into the new season

March 30, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Cyber Knights Robotics team picked up right where they left off, starting the new season with a victory. The CyberKnights, (FIRST Team 195) kicked off a series of regional competitions at the New England University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, District Event earlier this month. In order to move to the playoffs…

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Southington Republican Committee elects party leaders

March 30, 2016
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Louis Martocchio was named as Republican vice chair.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Republican Town Committee (SRTC) held elections on March 22, re-electing Brian Callahan to lead the party. Callahan, who has served as Chairman of the committee for four years, said “It feels good to have a vote of confidence” from voters. The biggest change came when committee members elected Attorney Louis…

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Finance board finalizes budget

March 30, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Board of Finance (BOF) held three workshops this month to determine the budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. At a public hearing on March 7, the BOF opened the floor for residents to share their questions and concerns before these workshops. This year’s budget request totaled $143 million, a $4.7 million…

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Coffee and conversation with Democratic state reps

March 30, 2016
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House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D – Berlin/Southington) and State Rep. Dave Zoni (D – Southington) are inviting the public to join them for coffee at the Carousel Coffee Shop, 190 Main St. in Southington to answer questions and chat about any ideas people may have about moving our community and all of Connecticut forward. They will…

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Compounce wants to know your fears; be among first to ride Phobia

March 30, 2016
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Starting today, Lake Compounce Family Theme Park is inviting guests to share their deepest, darkest phobias with park officials via www.lakecompounce.com/phobiaphearcontest. Twelve riders will be chosen to be the first to experience Phobia Phear Coaster on the park’s opening day, May 7 at 11 a.m. The 12 chosen guests will be highlighted on the park’s…

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Eversource helicopters to be surveying over Bristol, Southington

March 30, 2016
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Beauty and the Beast (81)

Look up in the skies, it’s a bird, it’s Eversource. As part of an ongoing effort to strengthen the power grid and increase reliability, Eversource announced in a press release it will be surveying vegetation growing near its high voltage transmission lines. The work involves using two helicopters to cover more than 800 miles of…

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Fugitive from Illinois located in Southington

March 30, 2016
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Geremy Wallace

At 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 29, members of the Southington Police Department Special Investigation Unit, along with officials from the U.S. Marshals Service, took a local man into custody for outstanding warrants in Illinois. Geremy Wallace, 36, of 76 Cherry Street was wanted by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office in the State of Illinois on…

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Animal Control is looking for dog involved in attack

March 30, 2016
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The Southington Police Department
69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 378-1600

Animal Control is looking for a 100 pound lab/boxer mix that attacked a pet on Deer Run on Monday, March 28. At approximately 12:15 p.m., Edward Hayes of 124 Deer Run report that his Yorkshire terrier was attacked by another dog while it was in his back yard. Hayes said a large black dog with tan streaks…

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