New principal at Plantsville School

May 29, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer A crowd of educators and other members of the Southington community stood up and cheered during a recent school board meeting as Stephen Bergin received a framed professional photograph displaying the hands of a first grade class at Plantsville Elementary School. The photograph, presented by a group of teachers, marks…

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DEEP issues water quality report about state parks

May 29, 2014
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Listed below are the state park beaches where water quality is tested by DEP to ensure that it is safe for swimming. Samples are collected by Department of Energy and Environmental Protection staff and are analyzed at the Department of Public Health Lab. Local health departments are responsible for sampling municipal swimming areas.  For information…

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Meet the artist at Arc of Southington

May 29, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Meet Melissa Botsacos, a local resident who has created a variety of paintings to share with the community during in art show this week. From paintings of animals and nature to the UConn Husky logo to cartoon characters, a number of Botsacos’s paintings will be up for sale during her…

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Organizations are set to honor Relay for Life’s Jean Rose

May 29, 2014
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A joint committee of the Southington Knights of Columbus, Isabella Council 15 and the Elks Club Lodge 1669,  are sponsoring a dinner dance honoring Jean Rose for her more than a decade of dedicated work in behalf of Relay for Life in Southington. The event takes place at the Elks Club at 114 Main St…

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Natelli gets Republican nod in the 81st

May 29, 2014
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Natelli gets Republican nod in the 81st

By Ed Harris Editor Former Town Councilor Al Natelli has announced that he is running for the chance to represent Southington in Hartford. Natelli is seeking to unseat freshman state Rep. Dave Zoni (D-81). The 81st district encompasses all of Southington. Unlike the other districts in town, it does not include any other neighboring communities.…

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Be on the look out for moose in New Britain area

May 28, 2014
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Motorists in the New Britain area are advised to use extra caution and be observant while driving due to the sighting of a moose this afternoon near the intersection of Route 72 and Interstate 84, the Department of Energy and Environment Protection announced in a press release today. Moose near roadways pose a particular danger…

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Local IGAs going strong despite competition from chain stores

May 28, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Wrtier From retail stores such as Walmart and Target to supermarket chains such as Stop and Shop to local pharmacies such as CVS, consumers can buy their groceries from a variety of places. For local, family-owned grocery stores like Gnazzo’s in Plainville and Tops Market in Southington, they can feel the…

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Dining listings for May 30

May 27, 2014
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FRIDAY, MAY 30 SOUTHINGTON FRANCES MAYES, WINE TASTING BOTTLE SIGNING FOR TUSCAN SUN WINES. 3 to 5 p.m. World Wide Spirits and Liquors, 480 Queen St., Southington. TuscanSunWines.com   SATURDAY, MAY 31 OTHER 1ST ANNUAL BLOOMFIELD GRUB CRAWL KICK OFF EVENT. 1 to 5 p.m. Food, beer, live music. With the Kris Jenson/ Jaimoe and…

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Middle school expansion could open up new possibilities

May 27, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the middle schools building project expected to be completed by fall 2015, school administrators have discussed possible new opportunities in the curriculum after the renovations. With more technology and space available at both DePaolo and Kennedy Middle Schools, curriculum changes will be recommended to better reflect 21st century learning,…

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