Local reps still split over state budget along party lines

July 9, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington’s representatives were divided on party lines when voting to approve the budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, which began July 1. With republicans largely opposing the $40 billion proposal, State Representative Rob Sampson (R- Conn.) and Senator Joe Markley (R-Conn.) voted against Governor Dannel Malloy’s (D-Conn.) budget, citing increased taxes and…

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Blues are the team to beat: Locals take a game and a half lead in the division

July 9, 2015
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Bristol Blues closer Robert Paccione hurls a strike on Sunday, July 5 during a 4-1 win over the Pittsfield Suns at Muzzy Field in Bristol. Paccione leads the bullpen this summer with a 0.54 ERA.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After coming off of their longest winning streak on the season thus far, the Bristol Blues (16-10) kept up their hot play with four more wins and only two losses this past week, remaining in first place of the West Division by going 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Blues’…

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Southington Care Center celebrates 25 years of service

July 9, 2015
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Long tenured employees of Southington Care Center were honored for a quarter century of service at the facility’s recent 25-year celebration.

Officials representing Southington Care Center (SCC) recently credited its 25 years of success to the overarching guiding principle: to care for residents and patients with respect and dignity within a culture of family. This philosophy was at the crux of the 25th anniversary celebration held June 12 at the community, located at 45 Meriden Ave.…

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Hatton Meadows solar project will continue as planned

July 9, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER After voting to approve plans for a solar panel array on Hatton Meadow, four town councilors have changed their decision, supporting a motion to revoke the council’s support of the plans in a meeting on June 22. The motion was made by Councilor Chris Palmieri following a presentation and dozens of public…

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Music on the Green is postponed again

July 9, 2015
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Music on the Green is postponed again

Tonight’s rescheduled Music on the Green concert, featuring the Diamond Collection and sponsored by Richard Chevrolet, has been postponed due to the threat of inclement weather. The Diamond Collection was originally scheduled to perform on Wednesday, July 8. No rain date has been scheduled at this time.

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Taking the leap at the Recreation Park pool

July 9, 2015
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Aiden Rand, Juliette Marcuccio, and Maddi Turner coordinate a leap to beat the heat.

Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS On Monday, July 6, Recreation Park was a great place to beat the heat or recharge after the holidays. A host of local residents to enjoy the community pool after the holiday weekend.

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Licenses for pinball games, games of chance, and pool tables

July 8, 2015
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Licenses for pinball games, games of chance, and pool tables

Southington Police Chief Jack Daly announced a reminder for all individuals who have current licenses for pinball games, games of chance and pool tables that their licenses expired on June 30. These licenses will be renewed at the Southington Police Department upon payment of the proper fee. If the permits are not renewed by July…

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Police are looking for vandals at Recreation Park

July 8, 2015
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Police are looking for vandals at Recreation Park

Between June and July of 2015 numerous incidents of vandalism have taken place in Recreation Park, and the Southington Police Department is requesting the public’s help in attempting to identify the individual(s) responsible. Acts of vandalism have been widespread. Portable toilets, garbage cans, and bleachers have been overturned. Areas of the park have been spray painted…

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Music on the Green is postponed to Thursday

July 8, 2015
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Tonight’s Music on the Green concert, featuring the Diamond Collection and sponsored by Richard Chevrolet, has been postponed due to inclement weather. The Diamond Collection is now scheduled to perform on Thursday, July 9 at 7 p.m.

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