Do you know the signs of mental illness?

May 10, 2015
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Recipients of Central Connecticut Senior Health Services’ 2014 Clarence J. Silvia Leadership Awards include, from left, Nancy Albino, Debra Labbe, Jeanne Junget, Anne Marie Massey, Jeff Pocock, Steve McCarty and Robin Cattanio.

The Plainville-Southington Health District wants to make residents aware of the signs and symptoms of mental illness. Mental illness is any disease or condition that influences the way a person thinks, feels, behaves, and/or relates to others and to his or her surroundings. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and are different depending on…

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Dog Obedience Classes start May 27

May 10, 2015
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The Southington Parks and Recreation Department will offer Dog Obedience classes to be held at The Summit at Plantsville, 261 Summit St., Plantsville. The instructor is Kevin Medeiros. Classes run for seven weeks from May 27 to July 8 on Wednesday evenings at 6:15 p.m. (beginners) or 7:15 p.m. (intermediate). Dogs must be at least…

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Synthetic pot leads to spike in hospitalizations across US

May 10, 2015
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By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press HARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) _ A huge spike in hospitalizations last month caused by a class of drugs often called “synthetic marijuana” illustrates the potency and dangers of the chemicals used to make them and the shifty tactics authorities believe manufacturers are using to evade regulation. Poison control centers around the…

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Malloy wants lawmakers to pass transportation lockbox bill

May 10, 2015
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is urging state lawmakers in the final weeks of this year’s legislative session to pass his version of a bill that would ensure transportation revenues are spent only on transportation projects. The Democratic governor said creating a so-called lockbox for transportation revenues…

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Hummer owned by Aaron Hernandez found for sale at car lot

May 10, 2015
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WRENTHAM, Mass. (AP) _ A Hummer owned by former New England Patriots star and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez has been found for sale at a used car lot. Hernandez was convicted last month of the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. Lloyd’s mother is suing him, and her lawyers have been trying to find Hernandez’s assets.…

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Southington High School releases third quarter honor roll

May 10, 2015
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Southington High School has announced their honor roll for the third quarter. Grade 9 The following students earned first honors: Nandani Mohit Adhyapak, Rosanna Teresa Airo, Jacob Phillip Albert, Victoria Elizabeth Aldieri, Nolyn Allen, Cora Elizabeth Altomari, Jacob Oscar Anderson, Katarina Marie Aulbach, Cicily Alexis Balachandar, Madison Marie Beaudoin, Emma Marie Becotte, Chloe Dianna Becquey,…

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Letter: Reader shares her experience at local summer camp

May 9, 2015
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To the editor: My name is Jocelyn Oliva, and I would like to share my many YMCA experiences that have been created over the last 12 years of my life. These experiences have shaped who I am, and they continue to create the adult I want to become. I started experiencing the YMCA as a…

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Purushotham was artist of the month at The Gallery

May 9, 2015
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Local photographer Dan Purushotham displays some of his landscape photos at The Gallery at the Southington Library. Purushotham’s photos were displayed in April.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Last month, The Gallery at Southington Public Library displayed a collection of photos taken everywhere from India to Austria to right here in Southington. The diverse exhibit was the result of Southington resident Dan Purushotham using his retirement from the financial industry to pursue his new passion, photography. Featuring four themes and…

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Gina Bianca Hair holds Cut-A-Thon

May 9, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Gina Bianca Hair salon hosted a four-hour Cut-A-Thon last week, to raise money for The Autism Society. During what salon owner Bianca described as “a great cause and a great way to stay beautiful,” the salon raised $200 in honor of Autism Awareness Month. Many clients said they enjoyed the opportunity to…

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