New Dunkin’ Donuts opens in Compounce Saturday

August 7, 2014
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New Dunkin’ Donuts opens in Compounce Saturday

A new Dunkin’ Donuts is opening in LakeCompounce. On Saturday, Dunkin’ Donuts will celebrate the grand opening of its newest Connecticut restaurant, located near the Wave Swinger with a ribbon cutting at 12 p.m. The first 200 customers at the Dunkin’ Donuts location will receive a FREE donut with any beverage purchase, and adult guests…

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West Center Street Ext. closed until 4 p.m.

August 6, 2014
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Due to ongoing paving work,  West Center St. Extension, in the area of Mount Vernon Road, is closed to all through traffic.  Residents and Emergency vehicles will be allowed through. The road should be reopened no later than 4 p.m. this afternoon.

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Arts Council to again host Artists with Disabilities

August 6, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer For the second year, the Southington Arts Council, Inc. will host the “Artists With Disabilities Exhibit” at The Paris In Plantsville Gallery. Carole Milano, director of the Arts Council, said that she got the idea for the exhibit from the Southbury Training School where her sister resided. Her sister Kathleen,…

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Town, SFD sued over fatal June fire

August 6, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The family of a teen who died in fire at Summer Brook Apartments in June has filed a lawsuit against the town and the Southington Fire Department for negligence. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Kristen Milano, 19, refers to the performance of the Southington Fire Department as a failure.…

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Health district holds open house to showcase services

August 3, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey, Staff Writer Plainville-Southington Health District officials recently held an open house to inform the public about the support and services that they provide for the two towns. Shane Lockwood, director of the Plainville-Southington Health district and Deputy Commissioner Katherine Lewis, from the Connecticut Department of Public Health, led the information session and…

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Local veteran takes the lead in dance fundraiser

August 2, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey, Staff Writer Southington has been on the front lines supporting veteran and Southington High School teacher Brian Durbin in his fundraising campaign with “Dancing with Our Heroes” (DWOH). DWOH is a dance competition where veterans are paired with professional dancers to raise money for Fisher Houses. Durbin has already reached the $10,000…

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Hometown racing: Hearthstone Pub & Grill announces a partnership with Tony Membrino

August 1, 2014
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By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER Tony Membrino and Dean Michanczyk banter across the table at Hearthstone Pub like a couple of old friends. Michanczyk’s eyes widen as Membrino talks about an upcoming race at Stafford Motor Speedway which will test his limits and push his endurance on the short track. Membrino smiles in appreciation as…

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Just a taste of things to come

August 1, 2014
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By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER After seven innings Marc Verderame trudged to the mound to take the baseball out of Kyle Cole’s hands. How much more could he expect from his starting pitcher? At the start of the week Cole battled through eight innings to help the local Legionnaires advance to the finals of the…

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DJ Caspar slides kids into fitness at Sloper

August 1, 2014
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By ED HARRIS Editor Campers at Southington YMCA Camp Sloper recently “Cha Cha” slid there way into exercise. DJ Casper (also known as Willie Perry), the creator of “The Cha Cha Slide,” visited Sloper as part of week long tour of Connecticut camps aimed at getting kids moving and to reduce childhood obesity. Casper made…

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