STEPS cards start conversations

March 15, 2013
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STEPS cards start conversations

By Vanessa Lewis Correspondent There’s a new buzz in town, happening in restaurants throughout Southington. Families are talking to each other, thanks to the Conversation Cards initiative by STEPS (Southington Town Wide Effort to Promote Success.) STEPS is an asset  based prevention coalition following 40 developmental assets believed to foster healthy development in teens, from…

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Storm to bring snow to midwest next week, rain and floods to New England

March 14, 2013
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Storm to bring snow to midwest next week, rain and floods to New England

New England may be spared the snows that may stumble across the midwest next week, but the rains expected instead could bring some flooding, especially given the large amount of melting snow in northern New England, according to Accuweather.   State College, Pa. — 14 March 2013 — AccuWeather.com reports a storm forecast to roll…

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Gov., lt. gov. hold forum in New Britain today

March 14, 2013
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The following press release came out of the governor’s office: On Thursday evening, Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman will host a community forum in New Britain, where they will speak with members of the public on the state’s pressing issues.  This will be the second event of this series of community…

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Opening the town charter; Tempers flare over commission proposal

March 14, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor A proposal before the Town Council to establish a new charter revision commission became contentious Monday night, as the Democrat minority accused the Republicans of being secretive and already having a determined agenda. The discussion on the commission was brief, but at one point during the debate Town Council Chairman John…

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Flanders School Drama Club to perform ‘Annie Jr.’

March 13, 2013
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Flanders School Drama Club to perform ‘Annie Jr.’

Kellie McGuire Correspondent This weekend, a group of young performers may sing about a “Hard Knock Life” on stage, but the tiny stars are blessed to have the support of older peers behind-the-scenes. The Flanders School Drama Club will present “Annie Jr.” March 16 and March 17 at DePaolo Middle School. The drama club, which…

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Wheeler Clinic holds foster care informational sessions

March 13, 2013
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By Kaitlyn Naples Staff Writer About every month, Wheeler Clinic holds informational sessions about the foster care programs it offers, letting the community learn more about how they can help children in need, in their very own communities. Wheeler Clinic, based in Plainville, currently has 55 children in its therapeutic foster care program, with about…

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Deadline approaches for grant, scholarship applications from Main Street Foundation

March 12, 2013
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Application deadlines are quickly approaching for grants and scholarships from funds administered by the Main Street Community Foundation. Grant applications are due on April 5, 2013, and scholarship applications are due on April 1 by 4 p.m. Information is available on the Foundation’s website at www.mainstreetfoundation.org. The Main Street Community Foundation serves the Connecticut towns…

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Huskies bite Wildcats; Lincoln college falls in NJCAA tournament opener

March 10, 2013
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Huskies bite Wildcats; Lincoln college falls in NJCAA tournament opener

By John Goralski Sports Writer For most of the season, Lincoln College coach John Wasielewski has challenged his defense. The Wildcats averaged nearly 80 points per game, but it was the defense that seemed to struggle. So why was he forced to take an early timeout when his defense held UConn Avery Point to 0-for-9…

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Police make push to highlight its special needs database

March 10, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Police Department is making a renewed push to sign people up for its special needs registry database. The registry began implementation in Dec. 2011 and currently has 80 participants. The database contains information that will assist emergency responders in providing services to residents who have special needs. The database…

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