Town prepares for 9/11 anniversary

September 9, 2016
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Officials at last year’s 9/11 memorial event.

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. On Sept. 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 lives were lost in the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and on Flight 93 when terrorists hijacked four planes to deliberately crash them into national buildings. Every year…

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Sept. 18 dedication ceremony set for restored World War II Torah

September 9, 2016
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Members of the restoration committee display the recovered Torah at the start of the project.

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER The Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation (GSJC) obtained a Holocaust Torah in May 2012, and a dedication ceremony is set to take place on Sunday, Sept. 18, at 3 p.m., in the First Congregational Church meeting hall at 37 Main Street, across from the town green. Founded in 1984, the GSJC…

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Locals rock at Music Shop summer camp

September 8, 2016
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Up-and-coming musicians packed into the Music Shop on Queen Street for jam sessions in July and August. The guitarists, keyboardists, and drummers rocked the house during the store’s sixth annual Summer Rock Band camp. The camp students formed a band, chose songs to perform, worked out arrangements of the songs, and then performed for friends and family…

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Zoni calls for a halt on governor’s mileage tax study

September 8, 2016
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State Rep. David Zoni (D-Southington) issued a statement asking Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to halt to a state application for federal funds to study a mileage tax that would cost $300,000 in taxpayer money. Zoni noted in a statement from his office that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker recently vetoed a similar study according to media…

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Price Chopper partners with Red Cross to ‘Give what fire takes’

September 8, 2016
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This September, Price Chopper is once again joining forces with the American Red Cross to “Give What Fire Takes.” From Sept. 1 to Sept. 30, Price Chopper shoppers can join the effort to support families affected by home fires, and enable communities to prepare for these tragic events, by making donations to Red Cross Home Fire…

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SHS College fair on Sept. 14

September 8, 2016
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More than 130 colleges will be sending representatives to Southington High School on Wednesday, Sept. 14 to answer questions and provide information for Southington students and faculty. The day is being designated as “College Day” at Southington High School. The event, hosted by the SHS guidance and school counseling department, will run from 6:30 p.m. to…

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Apple Harvest bed race seeks competitors

September 8, 2016
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Registration is underway for the annual Apple Harvest Festival bed race to be held on the first weekend of the festival. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1. Beds will be reviewed and judged on Center Street at 12:30 p.m. Races will begin at 2 p.m. on Main Street, in front of the First…

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Queen for a day? More like hostess for a year

September 8, 2016
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This year’s Apple Harvest Hostesses are already hard at work. From left, Ariel Perry, Carson Stifel, Leanne Raymond, Katerina Belales, Olivia Thomas, Allie Carta, and Lindsay Marziarz.

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER They can be seen wandering throughout the Apple Harvest Festival, offering information about the event and pointing out directions. They are staples at local events, donning sashes to mingle with residents and champion the local fair. Many a local girl has dreamed of sitting atop the float, waving to onlookers…

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Youth services director to be honored Sept. 14

September 8, 2016
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Sue Saucier accepts the Laura T. Brown lifetime achievement award in 2015.

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER Southington Youth Services (SYS) director Sue Saucier recently retired after 36 years of service with the town. A retirement party in her honor will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Hawk’s Landing Country Club. Saucier spent numerous years working with the SYS…

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