Tunxis holding forum on ‘Hazard Mitigation Plan’ Feb. 9

January 26, 2016
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FARMINGTON—Tunxis Community College will hold a public forum on Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. in Tunxis Library Room 7-222 to provide a brief overview of aand answer questions.   Students, faculty, staff and members of the public are invited to learn and comment on the Multi-Campus Hazard Mitigation Plan draft, which will highlight some of…

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Police investigate string of car burglaries

January 26, 2016
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The Southington Police Department
69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 378-1600

Police are investigating several vehicle burglaries that happened during the overnight hours of Sunday, Jan. 24 through Monday, Jan. 25. The burglaries were concentrated in the southwest portion of town around the Whitlock Avenue-Todd Road neighborhoods. A majority of the vehicles that were entered were unlocked motor vehicles in which mostly loose change was stolen. At one residence on…

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Police investigate package store armed robbery

January 26, 2016
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Police are looking for information regarding this robbery at Colonial Wine and Spirits on Monday.

  Police are still investigating Monday’s robbery at Colonial Wine Spirits Shoppe at 255 Berlin Ave. They are asking anyone with information to contact Southington police. Police were alerted to the robbery when a panic alarm was activated at approximately 7:39 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25. Dispatch called the establishment and found that an armed…

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Obituary: Gordon W. Swain, 80

January 26, 2016
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Gordon W. Swain, 80, of Southington, died on Sunday, Jan. 24.

Gordon W. Swain, 80, of Southington, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at his home. He had been the loving husband of Marilyn (LaPenta) Swain for 25 years. Born on August 15, 1935 in Southington to the late Gordon and Lillian (Milne) Swain, he had been a lifelong Southington resident. Gordon worked as…

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Bottle redemption centers seek new handling fees

January 26, 2016
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By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER With the 2016 Legislative Session scheduled to begin on Feb. 3, owners of local independent redemption centers hope to persuade state lawmakers to increase their handling fees for recycled bottles and cans. Currently, the state mandated handling fee, 1.5 cents per bottle or can, has not increased in 35 years.…

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The show will come out tomorrow (actually, on Friday)

January 26, 2016
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Fifth grader Emily Fay belts out a familiar tune during rehearsals for the Kelley Elementary School play. The curtain opens on “Annie Jr.” today with musical performances on Friday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Jan. 30. Both shows begin at 7 p.m.

By TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER This weekend, 30 cast members and crew will take the stage at Kennedy Middle School for a fourth and fifth grade performance performed by Kelley Elementary students, in their production of “Annie Jr.” What makes this is show unique, is that the director and the behind-the-scenes crew of this production will be…

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Energize Connecticut announces statewide student contest

January 26, 2016
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Comm - eesmarts student contest

Eversource and The United Illuminating Company, as partners of the Energize Connecticut initiative, are now accepting entries for the 12th annual eesmarts student contest. The contest encourages students to demonstrate their knowledge of energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability by completing grade-specific assignments. The deadline for entries is April 1, 2016. The eesmarts Student Contest…

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AAUW is accepting scholarship applications

January 26, 2016
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AAUW (American Assoc of Univ Women)

The Greater Meriden Branch of the American Association of University Women announced the offering of several $1,500 scholarships for men and women that will be graduating from high school this year. The scholarship is open to residents of Meriden, Cheshire, Southington, and Wallingford. To qualify, students should rank in the top 20 percent of their…

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Tacoma is searching for a home

January 25, 2016
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Comm - Humane 2

Tacoma is a 3 to 4 year old male pitbull, currently residing at the Meriden Humane Society, 311 Murdock Ave., Meriden CT for the last seven months. He came from a home with children, cats, and two small female dogs. He loves to go on walks, loves the snow, and loves to give kisses. He…

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