Council gives high marks for handling of Quinnipiac spill

September 15, 2016
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Excavation at the scene of the hexavalent chromium (Chromium 6) spill at Light Metals Coloring. (File photo)

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER Just weeks after hexavalent chromium spilled into the Quinnipiac River from Light Metals Coloring Company, the town has everything under control and the area has returned to normal. Officials took a moment at the start of Monday’s Town Council meeting to review Southington’s efforts during the crisis. Town Manager Garry…

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Long summer break leads to strong start for the school year

September 15, 2016
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By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER The Southington Board of Education (BOE) kicked off the year with an upbeat meeting on Thursday, Sept. 8 after one of the town’s longest summer recesses. Superintendent Timothy Connellan greeted board members with a positive report for the start of the 2016-2017 school year. With a long summer, custodial staff…

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Sports listings for the Sept. 19 edition

September 14, 2016
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FUNDRAISERS PAVERS FOR POSTERITY (BLUE KNIGHT BRICKS)—The Turf Committee is offering an opportunity to purchase bricks to help defray costs for the artificial turf field at Southington High School. Bricks cost $125 and can be engraved with three lines of type (14 characters per line). Bricks will be displayed as part of a walkway and…

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Southington library listings for the Sept. 16 edition

September 14, 2016
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The Southington Public Library, 255 Main St, Southington, CT 06489.
(860) 628-0947

The Southington Library has announced a number of upcoming programs. All are welcome. To register, contact (860) 628-0947, ext. 6552 or visit www.southingtonlibrary.org and click on ‘Calendar of Events.’ For children’s events, call ext. 3. Here are some upcoming events: September Vanda Koceva, artist of the month. Koceva, a Bristol resident and native of Poland,…

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Apple Harvest listings for the Sept. 16 edition

September 14, 2016
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Apple Harvest Festival
www.southington.org/AHF

The 48th annual Apple Harvest Festival is scheduled on two weekends, Friday, Sept. 30 to Sunday, Oct. 1 and Friday, Oct. 7 to Sunday, Oct. 9. The annual, family-oriented event attracts an estimated 100,000 visitors annually to the town green. The festival offers a wide variety of live music and entertainment, food, contests, crafts, children’s…

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Recreation Department listings for the Sept. 19 edition

September 14, 2016
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Southington Recreation Department
Town Hall, 75 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Southington, CT 06489
Phone: (860) 276-6219
Fax: (860) 276-6204

Registration for the following classes and programs, unless otherwise noted, can be made at the Southington Recreation Department at (860) 276-6219. Checks should be payable to Town of Southington. Pre-registration and payment is required. For more information, registration forms, or an activity schedule visit www.southington.org/recreation. NIA FITNESS CLASSES—Tuesdays, Sept. 20 to Dec. 13, 6:30 p.m.…

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Southington meeting listings for the Sept. 19 edition

September 14, 2016
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TUESDAY, SEPT. 20 SOUTHINGTON NETWORK? OR NOTWORK? GERRY MATALON DISCUSSION. 7:15 a.m. at Hawk’s Landing CC, 201 Pattonwood Dr. Sponsored by Southington Economic Dept. and Southington Chamber. Former ESPN Sr. Coordinating Producer of Talent will discusses networking skills. Breakfast will be served. RSVP at kellyc@southington.org or (860) 276-6246. ONGOING SOUTHINGTON ORCHARD VALLEY GARDEN CLUB. 9:45…

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Southington kids’ listings for the Sept. 16 edition

September 14, 2016
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SEPT. 22, OCT. 15, OCT. 29, NOV. 19 BRISTOL/SOUTHINGTON ST.PAUL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE AND PLACEMENT EXAM. Open house on Thursday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m. Placement exam, Nov. 19 at 8 a.m. St. Paul Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Pre-register. For info,…

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Southington support groups listings for the Sept. 16 edition

September 14, 2016
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ONGOING SOUTHINGTON AL-ANON. Sundays, 4 to 5:30 p.m. First Congregational Church, 114 Main St., Southington. Park in left lot, go through double doors. Meeting in Room 203. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. AL-ANON. Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Campus. First floor conference room A. Newcomers meeting at…

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