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
By
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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Festival of Trees at Hawks Landing on Nov. 12

November 6, 2015
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United Way (Web)

The United Way of Southington will host the annual Festival of Trees and Traditions on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hawk’s Landing Country Club, 201 Pattonwood Drive, in Southington. The annual event features holiday trees decorated and donated by local businesses and community organizations. Last year’s festival included trees decorated…

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World Culture students create a classroom museum

November 5, 2015
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Depaolo seventh graders Alina Rivera, left, and Morgan Perschy, right, continue their research in World History in front of a wall adorned like a museum with student projects.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The walls, table tops, and shelves in Trish Kenefick’s seventh grade World History classroom at DePaolo Middle School were filled with replicas of the Mayan calendar, ancient Aztec vases, jewelry, masks, and pyramids made of sandpaper, cardboard and sugar cubes. More than 100 students attend Kenefick’s five classes, and each was asked…

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Town updates Open Space website

November 5, 2015
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For more information and maps, visit www.southington.org/content/17216/17806/17918/default.aspx

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Town of Southington launched an improved and updated website branch this fall, dedicated to the town’s open space. The Open Space and Land Acquisition Committee was started in 1998, and contains more than 550 acres of land. This year, the committee began a marketing campaign to raise awareness about access to…

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