Reader cautions about dumping leaves

November 7, 2015
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To the editor: A message on leaf dumping: Autumn leaves are everywhere. The question is what are you doing with your leaves? Are you dumping them on the open space or pond behind or along side your property? Wrong. All leaves should be taken to the curb in front or along side of your home.…

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Letter: PZC chair urges public to stay involved in development plan

November 7, 2015
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To the editor: My name is Jen Clock, and I am currently serving on our Planning and Zoning commission. You may remember that last year, around this time, our committee for the 2016 Plan of Conservation and Development held a public input meeting. The meeting was very well attended and valuable public input was taken.…

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Southington recognized at the Clean Energy Community Awards

November 7, 2015
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Environment

Southington was among a list of 145 municipalities that were honored on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Wallingford’s Oakdale Theater for their participation in the nationally-recognized Clean Energy Communities program, an Energize Connecticut initiative that incentivizes cities and towns to support energy efficiency and renewable energy. The ceremony was hosted by Energize Connecticut, which is a…

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Commentary: The state’s priorities need to be reordered

November 7, 2015
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Rep. Rob Sampson (R-Southington, Wolcott)

Over the past couple of months, I have heard from a great many of my constituents concerning Gov. Dannel Malloy’s decision to dramatically reduce state Medicaid reimbursements to our state’s already struggling hospitals. In recent years, the hospitals seem to be the Malloy administration’s go-to source for dollars when their poor budgeting results in repeated…

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Police make multiple arrests for aluminum thefts and marijuana sales

November 6, 2015
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Jonathan Siarkowski

The Southington Police Department announced the arrest of Jonathan Siarkowski, 20, of Plantsville for four separate warrants. Siarkowski turned himself into police on Nov. 1, at approximately 8:43 p.m., after learning about the active warrants. The first arrest stemmed from a continuing investigation that originated on Sept. 17, 2015 when Siarkowski was arrested for allegedly…

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St. Paul offers whoopie pies for the holidays

November 6, 2015
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Whoopie pie

St. Paul Episcopal Church’s Famous Pumpkin Whoopie Pies are available to order for Thanksgiving. These decadent treats will complete your holiday dessert table. A 9-pack of whoopee pies is $15; an 18-pack is $30, and they freeze well. To place an order or for more information, please contact Mary Palinkos at marypalinkos@gmail.com.

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Southington Care Center hosting Thanksgiving pie sale

November 6, 2015
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Apple pie

A Thanksgiving pie sale is being held at Southington Care Center to support its Sunshine Club. The 10-inch pies, which include apple, apple caramel walnut, blueberry, fruits of the forest, pecan and pumpkin, are $10 each. Pies are frozen and ready to bake. Instructions will be included. Pies will be available for pick-up on Monday,…

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Jethro Tull: The band, the man… and the rock opera

November 6, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR On Jethro Tull’s website (JethroTull.com), there is message directed toward reporters interested in interviewing the band. The web page is labeled “All Too Frequently Asked Questions.” And leading that list is: “How did you get the name Jethro Tull?” For fans of the band, it’s a poorly kept secret that…

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Tickets on sale for Forever in Blue Jeans on Nov. 20

November 6, 2015
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Forever in Blue Jeans logo

Tickets are on sale for the 13th annual Forever in Blue Jeans dinner at the Aqua Turf  on Friday, Nov. 20. The event, sponsored by the Southington Community YMCA, draws more than 700 people annually for a gala evening where guest wear jeans. This year’s event will feature an “Americana” theme, and guests can expect…

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