Officials discuss plans for Plantsville Renaissance

July 30, 2015
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Town Attorney and Deputy Town Manager Mark Sciota discusses the downtown renaissance during the annual Plantsville walk-through.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Gathered in the gazebo at Clocktower Square on Thursday morning, town officials, chamber members, and business owners met to join Chamber of Commerce President Art Secondo on the sixth annual Plantsville Walk Thru. “We do this to continue our initiative with Plantsville like we did with Southington,” said Secondo, who hosted Southington’s…

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Local organizations receive surprise grants

July 30, 2015
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Four Southington organizations received surprise grants by the Main Street Community Foundation on behalf of the Bristol Savings Bank Fund. From left, representatives from the Margaret C. Griffin Child Development Center, Bread for Life, United Way of Southington, and the Arc of Southington accepted the $1,000 grants at Southington Town Hall earlier today.

What would you do if you were surprised with a $1,000 grant? How would you impact your community and change the lives of your neighbors? The Arc of Southington, Bread for Life, the Margaret C. Griffin Child Development Center of Southington, and the United Way of Southington now have to answer that question. Earlier today,…

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Lincoln College of NE announces Dental Hygiene program

July 30, 2015
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Lincoln College of New England

Lincoln College of New England, formerly Briarwood College, is now accepting students for the fall semester in their brand new bachelor of science program for dental hygiene. Registration is underway at the admissions office at 2279 Mount Vernon Rd. in Southington. For more information, contact the director of admissions, Tim D’Aquila, at (860) 628-4751, ext.…

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Cheshire man arrested for smoke shop burglary

July 30, 2015
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Sean Victory

Sean Victory, 19, of Cheshire turned himself in to the Southington Police Department on Wednesday, July 22 after learning that there was a warrant for his arrest. The warrant stemmed from a burglary/larceny incident that occurred in the Southington on March 31, 2014. The warrant alleges that Victory was involved in a burglary at the…

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Class of ’57 to dedicate plaque to Ruth E. Riccio on Aug. 4

July 30, 2015
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Obit - Ruth Riccio

In memory of their former classmate Ruth E. Riccio, members of the Southington High School Class of 1957 have donated a plaque in her honor that has been installed on the front of the Riccio Building on the corner of North Main Street and Riccio Way. A dedication ceremony will take place at the site…

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Hall of Fame: Towing the line: Pete Mongillo helped power the Knights to 3 perfect seasons

July 30, 2015
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Hall of Fame

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Pete Mongillo tucked the game ball to his chest and sat in silence as his fellow captain stared down the team on the bus. Southington High School football was riding a two-year winning streak when Mongillo took the helm as co-captain in the fall of 1965, but the sting of a preseason…

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Sports Listings for the July 31 edition

July 29, 2015
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Sports Calendar

APPLE HARVEST ROAD RACES All races are sponsored by the Southington Community YMCA. Forms are available for pre-registration (by Oct. 3 at noon) at the YMCA membership desk. All race info and on-line registration info can be found at sccymca.org/apple. Register by Sept. 23 to receive a free t-shirt. Plenty of refreshments for athletes with…

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Music listings for July 31

July 29, 2015
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Polar Plunge- Sloper Staff (3)

FRIDAY, JULY 31 PLAINVILLE PETER AND MARYJANE PELUSO AND VOCALIST REILLY LINCAVICKS. Concert under the stars. 7 p.m. Music by Spanish composer Enrique Granados and Vittoirio Monti. Highlights from the American musical theater. Sunken Patio of Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Moves to library’s auditorium in case of bad weather. OTHER WALTER…

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Performance listings for July 31

July 29, 2015
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Performance listings for July 31

FRIDAY, JULY 31 OTHER 24-HOUR PLAY FESTIVAL. 8 p.m., theater enthusiasts meet to receive their assignments. The performance is at 8 p.m.on Saturday, 24 hours after the first meeting. Participants will be assigned into casts at random with one director and one playwright for each production. Through the night, playwrights will write one-act plays, while…

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