Council approves policy for alcohol on town property

March 23, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Town Council voted at their last meeting to approve a new policy for alcohol on municipal property. In an 8-1 vote, with Democrat Chris Palmieri opposing, the council approved the sale and consumption of wine and beer at the library, the Barnes Museum, the Calendar House, Gura Building Arts Complex, and…

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Grand List increased by 1.92 percent

March 23, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER When totaling up this year’s Grand List, Southington completed a reassessment of the entire town in addition to evaluating new construction. Adding up real estate, motor vehicle, and personal property assessments, the town released a grand net total of $3.9 billion in taxable assets. The Department of Assessments used the Grand List…

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If you like the music, you’ll like ‘Motown;’ if you want more, well…

March 23, 2016
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by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR I’m of two minds when it comes to “Motown the Musical,” which opened Tuesday night at The Bushnell in Hartford. I liked some of it and I had some serious problems with the rest of it. Like most of us of a certain age, I love the classic hits of…

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Obituary: Judy Michaels, 71

March 23, 2016
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Judy Michaels, 71, of Southington, passed away on March 21, 2016 at Hartford Hospital.  She was the wife of Richard Michaels. Judy was born on June 30, 1944 in England and was the daughter of the late Max and Margaret (Fowler) Wilton. She had been employed by Henkel-Loctite Corp. in Rocky Hill.   Judy enjoyed gardening…

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Sports Listings for the March 25 edition

March 23, 2016
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FUNDRAISERS PSYCHIC READINGS FOR RUGBY—Friday, April 29, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. (6:30 p.m. registration), at Southington High School. A group reading with medium Karen Kilmartin. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance. Proceeds benefit the SHS rugby club. Contact: hdultra73@gmail.com. PAVERS FOR POSTERITY (BLUE KNIGHT BRICKS)—The Turf Committee is offering an opportunity to purchase…

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Hernandez named Coach of the Year: CT Sports Writers Alliance to honor the Lady Knight softball coach

March 23, 2016
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The Connecticut Sports Writers Alliance named Lady Knight softball coach Davina Hernandez as the Doc McInerney Female High School Coach of the Year.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Her close friends and family know her as “Bean” and “DD,” but to most people, she is simply known as a winner. Lady Knight softball coach Davina Hernandez may carry a particular swag when it comes to running her program and she might wear her lucky, red turf shoes to every…

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‘Passion Play’ kicks off the Easter season

March 23, 2016
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The Easter season kicked off this week with the annual “Passion Play” performance at St. Thomas Church in Southington. The Christian play re-enacts the Bible’s story of Jesus’ final days leading up to His crucifixion and resurrection.  For 38 years, the all-volunteer cast and crew has been performing the play in Southington during Holy Week.…

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Story Art at the Library

March 23, 2016
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Story Art-Megan (Mom) and Colin Mele (age 2) color a picture

On March 17, Colin Mele, 2, and his mom, Megan, color a picture during an artistic exploration of Mo Willems’ spunky Pigeon character. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Click to Enlarge

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Foundation offering funding to community groups

March 23, 2016
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Organizers of community events in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington slated to take place between May 1 and Aug. 31 are encouraged to apply today for funding through the Community Sponsorship Awards program offered by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain. Applications are due Friday, April 1. The initiative, begun in 2014 as…

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