Furry co-star commuted for role

April 27, 2013
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Furry co-star commuted for role

A Torrington pooch named Teddy for weeks now has made daily trips to Southington to practice for the play “Annie.” The 3-year-old mini golden doodle, owned by Patricia Zimmerman, took stage at John F. Kennedy Middle School as Sandy, Annie’s dog. Zimmerman said Teddy was trained at Canine Academy in Winsted and at home. “He…

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Putnam celebrates 50 years serving Southington

April 27, 2013
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By Margaret Waage Correspondent Spring is a welcome season for New Englanders, but it’s also a favorite for realtors. Southington’s Putnam Agency Real Estate office, is not only anticipating the spring market, but they are celebrating 50 years of serving the real estate needs of Connecticut. Owner and Broker Sherry Davenport spoke about how the…

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Brass Blast event this Saturday

April 26, 2013
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All trumpeters, even those who haven’t played for a while, are invited to participate on April 27 in the Southington Brass Blast, a Guinness World Record attempt at Southington High School. Registration and vendor fair begins at 10 am, the UConn Funky Dawgz Band will entertain from 11:00-12:00, sectional rehearsal begins at 12:00 pm,  the…

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Residents offer opinions on charter changes

April 26, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer A public hearing on the current charter revision drew about a dozen speakers, most of them focusing on the proposed changes to the Police and Fire Commissions. The five-member commission was formed last month after a party line vote on the Town Council. Chairman John Dobbins has directed the group…

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Arts kick-off at the Governor’s house

April 26, 2013
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Arts kick-off at the Governor’s house

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) made the case for the planned arts center at the Gura Building at the Governor’s Mansion, during a reception that updated guests about the project and showed off local talent. Mary DeCroce, the chairperson of SCCA, recalled a meeting with Cathy Malloy, head of the…

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Residents want BOE funding restored; Town Council to vote on budget in May

April 25, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer With a few exceptions, the residents who spoke during a Town Council public hearing on this year’s budget passionately urged the officials to restore the school board’s full request. The recommendation from the Board of Finance is an $84.2 million budget for the schools, which is $1.1 million less than…

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Run Like MADD event set for Saturday

April 24, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) will host a Walk Like MADD event originating at the town green this weekend. The walk is a 5K event that raises funds for victim services and awareness of drunk driving. This is the second year the event will take place in town. “Our walk in…

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Police seek public’s help with reported sexual assault

April 22, 2013
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The Southington Police Department is looking for the public’s help to track down a man that reportedly sexually assaulted a woman. On April 19, an adult female came to the Southington Police Department to report being sexually assaulted. The woman, who was not identified, stated that on April 18, at approximately 10 p.m., she was…

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Guest Reader Day at Derynoski Elementary School

April 21, 2013
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Guest Reader Day at Derynoski Elementary School

Derynoski Elementary School held its annual Guest Reader Day last week. Various town officials, emergency personnel and other notables from around Southington participated. Photos by Tammi Naudus

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