Town awarded $312,000 open space grant

October 29, 2015
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State Representative David Zoni (D-Southington) announced in a departmenpress release that Southington has been awarded a $312,000 open space grant that will help preserve a 17-acre parcel of local land. Southington was among 17 communities included in a program administered by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced earlier this month by…

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Flanders unveils new, entirely recycled playground

October 29, 2015
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Students at Flanders play on the new school playscape that is made entirely from recycled dental supplies. The playscape was won during the TerraCycle Recycled Playground Challenge.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER On Oct. 21, school administrators and local officials gathered with students from Flanders Elementary School to unveil the school’s new playground, made entirely from recycled toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, and floss containers. The school earned the playground after winning the TerraCycle Recycled Playground Challenge earlier this year. Flanders joined schools from across the…

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Town files another motion to dismiss Hatton Meadow case

October 29, 2015
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Solar Panel

The defendants in the case of Panek vs. Town of Southington filed a second motion to dismiss on Oct. 20. The Town of Southington, Greenskies Renewable Energy, LLC, and GRE 344 Southington HES LLC, have requested that the court dismiss the complaint due to a lack of subject matter jurisdiction. In a memorandum to support…

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Election 2015: Voter information, ballot, referendum items, and polling places

October 28, 2015
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Southington Politics

When polls open on Tuesday, Nov. 3, local voters will be casting ballots for six Town Council candidates, six Board of Education candidates, four Board of Finance candidates, three Planning and Zoning Commission candidates, and three Water Commission candidates. In addition, there are two referendum questions on the ballot. The first question asks voters if…

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Arrest made for threat against a SHS staff member

October 28, 2015
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Southington High School, 720 Pleasant St, Southington, CT 06489

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington resident Gregory R. Daly was arrested on Oct. 20, after threats made to a Southington High School (SHS) staff member led four schools to be placed under “secure school status” on Tuesday morning. The Southington police Department received reports at 8:15a.m., that a SHS staff member had been threatened. As a…

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Markley visits Southington Catholic

October 28, 2015
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News - Southington Catholic

Sen. Joe Markley visited with students and teachers at the new Southington Catholic Elementary School on Tuesday, Oct. 27.

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Swimming keeps winning

October 28, 2015
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Ally Schroeder swims her leg of the 400 freestyle relay during Southington’s 92-83 win at East Hartford.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The girls swimming and diving team spent the week on the road, but managed to return home unscathed with two wins. The Lady Knights began their week with a 92-83 conference victory at Newington on Tuesday, Oct. 20. The 200 Medley relay team of Ally Schroeder-Bethany Greenlaw-Sam Sagnella-Hannah Olsen took first…

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Southington Sports listings for the Oct. 30 edition

October 28, 2015
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EVENTS NAMING OF THE SHS TURF WALKWAY IN HONOR OF DOM D’ANGELO—Wednesday, Oct. 30, 5 p.m., at the entrance to the SHS sports complex. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held to honor the renaming of the walkway for the late Dom D’Angelo, a combat medic in World War II, serving with the 8th Armored Division…

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Southington Senior listings for the Oct. 30 edition

October 28, 2015
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Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St, Southington, CT 06489. Phone: (860) 621-3014

WEDNESDAY, NOV 4 SOUTHINGTON FOXWOODS CASINO AND ‘4TROUPS.’ 8:30 a.m. departure from Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Celebrate our troops past and present with the music of the 4TROUPS, a vocal group comprised of four seasoned singers who are also United States combat veterans as seen on Good Morning America. Cost is $77 and includes…

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