Post 72 announces 2015 Legion officers

November 9, 2015
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Comm - 2015 Legion officers

American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 announced their 2015 officers. From left, Commander Steve McCarty, Joe Perling, Chet Strachel, Norman Giroux, Gino Torone, Marty Bernier, Stacey Carleton, Carl Sokolowski, Hank Lucas, and Joe DellaPorta.

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Santa in the Park at South End on Nov. 29

November 8, 2015
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Santa Claus

The Southington Parks and Recreation Department announce that Santa Claus will be visiting South End Elementary School, located within Recreation Park at 10 Maxwell Noble Drive, Plantsville. On Sunday, Nov. 29, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Southington resident children ages 10 and under can meet Santa in the school’s cafeteria and share their Christmas…

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Tree harvesting to begin at Crescent Lake

November 7, 2015
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The Town of Southington has announced that the harvesting of trees at Crescent Lake will begin the week of Nov. 9. A portion of the forest south of the parking lot is marked to delineate a harvest area. Trees that have distinctive blue paint markings on them outside of blazed trail areas are intended to…

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Reader is upset with partisan protest

November 7, 2015
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To the editor: I am independent who voted for two of the three Democratic Town Councilors who cowardly walked out of the council meeting on Oct. 20. I think they displayed a level of unprofessionalism that failed the tax payers of Southington. This incident is about doing what is right and meeting the responsibilities that…

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Reader cautions about dumping leaves

November 7, 2015
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To the editor: A message on leaf dumping: Autumn leaves are everywhere. The question is what are you doing with your leaves? Are you dumping them on the open space or pond behind or along side your property? Wrong. All leaves should be taken to the curb in front or along side of your home.…

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Letter: PZC chair urges public to stay involved in development plan

November 7, 2015
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To the editor: My name is Jen Clock, and I am currently serving on our Planning and Zoning commission. You may remember that last year, around this time, our committee for the 2016 Plan of Conservation and Development held a public input meeting. The meeting was very well attended and valuable public input was taken.…

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Southington recognized at the Clean Energy Community Awards

November 7, 2015
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Environment

Southington was among a list of 145 municipalities that were honored on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Wallingford’s Oakdale Theater for their participation in the nationally-recognized Clean Energy Communities program, an Energize Connecticut initiative that incentivizes cities and towns to support energy efficiency and renewable energy. The ceremony was hosted by Energize Connecticut, which is a…

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Commentary: The state’s priorities need to be reordered

November 7, 2015
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Rep. Rob Sampson (R-Southington, Wolcott)

Over the past couple of months, I have heard from a great many of my constituents concerning Gov. Dannel Malloy’s decision to dramatically reduce state Medicaid reimbursements to our state’s already struggling hospitals. In recent years, the hospitals seem to be the Malloy administration’s go-to source for dollars when their poor budgeting results in repeated…

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Police make multiple arrests for aluminum thefts and marijuana sales

November 6, 2015
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Jonathan Siarkowski

The Southington Police Department announced the arrest of Jonathan Siarkowski, 20, of Plantsville for four separate warrants. Siarkowski turned himself into police on Nov. 1, at approximately 8:43 p.m., after learning about the active warrants. The first arrest stemmed from a continuing investigation that originated on Sept. 17, 2015 when Siarkowski was arrested for allegedly…

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