Republicans maintain control: Both town referendums pass easily

November 4, 2015
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Southington Republicans cheer for the election results as they are posted at Friends Cafe in Southington. On Tuesday, Nov. 3, town Republicans swept the town elections, maintaining control of every board. BOE member Terry Lombardi and Republican leader Brian Callahan, front, applaud the tally.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER According to preliminary numbers, Republicans will maintain control of the Town Council for two more years, narrowly winning a super majority by 53 votes. In a crowded room at Friends Café, Republican candidates and supporters cheered as the first round of numbers began to come in, revealing a lead in Republican votes.…

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Police arrest woman for prescription fraud at Walgreen’s

November 2, 2015
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Tameka Allen

The Southington Police Department arrested a West Haven woman on Saturday, Oct. 24 for forging a prescription at a local pharmacy. Tameka Allen, 36, was arrested on a warrant at approximately 4 p.m. after an investigation showed that Allen attempted to fill a prescription for oxycodone at the Walgreen’s Pharmacy at 359 Main St. on…

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Police embrace beards to benefit cancer research

November 2, 2015
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Police - No shave November

Employees of the Southington Police Department will be participating in a “No Shave November” event to benefit cancer research. Police employees who donate $100 to the Saint Francis Foundation care of the Curtis D Robinson Center for health Equity, will be allowed to forgo the department’s no beard grooming policy from Nov. 1 through Nov.…

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Hospital opens Women’s Heart Wellness Center in Southington

November 2, 2015
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The Hospital Of Central Connecticut, Bradley Memorial Campus
81 Meriden Ave., Southington, CT 06489
Phone: (860) 276-5000

The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) now also offers its Women’s Heart Wellness Center at the Bradley Memorial campus in Southington. The center, part of the Department of Cardiology, is open 8 a.m. to noon on the first and third Wednesday of the month at the campus, 81 Meriden Ave. HOCC launched its Women Heart…

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‘Mamma Mia!’ adds new dimension to ABBA’s hits

November 1, 2015
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by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR There’s Shakespeare on the written page. And there’s Shakespeare in performance. Although Shakespeare’s work is great in text, you can get a grasp of its poetry and the plot, it doesn’t truly come alive until it’s on stage. A great director blessed with great actors can help the audience understand…

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Letter: Officer’s family thanks readers for their support

October 31, 2015
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To the editor: The family of Michael Shanley would like to thank those that attended the celebration of the naming of the I-84 Westbound bridge at Exit 32 in Mike’s honor.   Special gratitude to John DeMello for initiating the idea and State Rep. Dave Zoni for submitting it through legislation. We are humbled by this…

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Letter: Team Lauryn thanks the community

October 31, 2015
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To the editor: This year’s Lauryn E. Ossola SHS Swim and Dive Team Scholarship 5K/5-mile Walk/Run fundraiser during the Apple Harvest Festival Road Races was another huge success. We extend our gratitude and appreciation to all the runners and walkers who made Team Lauryn a noticeable presence throughout the course (thanks to Doug Spain of…

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Southington Catholic joins the chamber

October 30, 2015
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School officials and chamber members joined together for a ribbon cutting at Southington Catholic School on Thursday, Oct. 29.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR The soccer team arrived just as the ribbon cutting was about to begin, and a few students—still dressed in their school uniform—joined the procession of student tour guides that wound their way through the corridors of Southington Catholic School. On Aug. 23, the collaboration between local parishes opened their doors with a…

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New hairdressers told to be proud of profession

October 30, 2015
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New hairdressers told to be proud of profession

By MIKE CHAIKEN STAFF WRITER The class of 2015 at the International Institute of Cosmetology were told to be proud of their careers as hairdressers as the students graduated in a ceremony Sunday. The graduation was a mix of awards presentation and fashion show. Students were honored for completing their course work at the school,…

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