Municipal Center to be named for John Weichsel

July 13, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Municipal Center will soon bear the name of former Town Manager John Weichsel, who served Southington from 1966 to 2011. After voting 7-2 to waive the process for naming a town building as outlined in the Town Charter, the Town Council voted unanimously to name the building after the former town…

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Officials outline sewer updates for fall referendum

July 13, 2016
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Water Pollution Control facility superintendent Mike Finoia gestures toward some older pipes that need to be upgraded.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER This November, it will be up to Southington residents to decide whether or not the town should spend $57 million on improvements to the Southington Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF). If residents vote “yes,” the facility will receive a new phosphorus treatment facility, along with plant and infrastructure updates. In addition, covers…

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Blues battle to .500 at the all-star break

July 13, 2016
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Izzy Fuentes bears down on a batter during an 8-inning, 10 strikeout performance on July 9. Fuentes is one of five Blues to earn a spot on the all-star roster.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After dropping five of their last six games through the holiday weekend, including a doubleheader loss to the Worcester Bravehearts at home on the Fourth of July, the Bristol Blues baseball team has since bounced back to reach a.500 overall record and momentum heading into the all-star break. “These guys are…

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Obituary: John D. ‘Jack’ Scott, 67

July 13, 2016
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John D. “Jack” Scott, 67, of West Barnstable, beloved husband of Penny A. (Pappas) Scott, passed away on July 11, 2016 due to complications of Parkinson’s Disease. John was predeceased by his parents Edward and Angelina Scott. He was a graduate of Southington High School and attended Central Connecticut State College. John was retired from…

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Obituary: Pauline B. (Romajas) Gedraitis, 89

July 13, 2016
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Pauline B. (Romajas) Gedraitis, 89, a lifelong resident of the Marion section of Southington, died peacefully on Friday, July 8, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Gedraitis. Born in Waterbury, daughter of the late Vincent and Anna (Macionis) Romajas, she was a member of St. Aloysius…

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Wayton Open spills onto local tennis courts

July 13, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Wayton Open tennis tournament kicked off on Friday, July 8 with matches taking place all over town, from the Southington High School and Memorial Park tennis courts to the ones at Panthorn Park and Recreation Park. Now in its 10th year, the annual tournament drew an increase of about 20…

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Town seeks engineering consultant

July 13, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Town of Southington is seeking the services of a Consulting Engineering firm to assist with plans for transportation projects. The firm should be able to provide on-call services that include the development of designs and construction plans, and cost estimates for bridge rehabilitation, road repair, intersection improvement, drainage improvement, or sewer…

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Zoni helps push pet protection bill into state law books

July 13, 2016
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Rep. David Zoni (D-Southington), left,  joined legislative colleagues and advocates at a recent ceremonial bill signing in the State Capitol office of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. The event highlighted the passage of “Desmond’s Law,” an act concerning support for cats and dogs that are neglected. The bill would allow courts to assign volunteer legal advocates…

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Southington Kids’ listings for the July 15 edition

July 13, 2016
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THURSDAY, JULY 28 SOUTHINGTON BABYSITTING CERTIFICATION COURSE. 8:45 a.m. to noon, at the Southington Youth Services Dept., 196 North Main St. (Municipal Center). Open to Southington residents 12 and over. Limited space. Cost is $45. (860) 276-6281. MONDAY, AUG. 15 SOUTHINGTON BABYSITTING CERTIFICATION COURSE. 8:45 a.m. to noon, at the Southington Youth Services Dept., 196…

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