The Orchards at Southington earns Green Circle Award

December 28, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Earlier this month, Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protect recognized the Orchards at Southington as one of the 16 Connecticut businesses devoted to protecting the environment. The Orchards at Southington, a non-profit independent and assisted living community, was honored with a GreenCircle Award for its participation in a number…

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Letter: Dem chair protests communication from zoning board

December 28, 2014
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To the editor: It is important for Southington residents to be kept aware of the actions of Southington’s elected officials, not just when they are before us at a public meeting, but when they communicate with us and with each other. This is especially true when they are preparing for a vote on a controversial…

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Man arrested for threats at JFK

December 28, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER David Klash, 49, of 173 Meriden Ave., Southington was arrested on Dec. 15 and charged with breach of peace and second degree threatening after he made some threats against school officials at John F. Kennedy Middle School. According to Southington police, on Dec. 15, the school resource officer at Kennedy…

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Tree harvest at Crescent Lake

December 27, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Thirty five acres of trees in the 200 acre Crescent Lake property in Southington will be harvested as a part of the management plan for the property. The town has hired forester Eric Hansen to oversee the tree harvesting project. Assistant Town Planner David Lavallee said about one-third of the…

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American Immigration Unit at DePaolo

December 27, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Eighth graders at DePaolo Middle School had the opportunity to participate in a week-long immigration unit that was funded by the American Immigration Council’s Community Education Grant. DePaolo Middle School teachers Debra Moreau and Kerri Fenton were awarded the grant and began to design an immigration outreach unit through the…

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Ice Hockey wins in overtime

December 26, 2014
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Ice Hockey wins in overtime

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR For three periods, the Hall-Southington skaters were struggling to center the puck in front of Wethersfield’s net. But with less than two minutes elapsed in the overtime period, the young team executed the dance like a troupe of veteran artistes. The defense set the stage as the Warrior-Knights with a scoreless tie…

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Holocaust Torah to be restored by Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation

December 26, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A Torah that survived the Holocaust is being restored for its custodial synagogue in Southington for regular use in services. Candice Hall from Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation said the Torah is at least 200 to 300 years old. “It was recovered during the holocaust when so many were destroyed,” said…

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Committee voices frustration at PZC for urgent care center

December 26, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Members of the community group advocating for Bradley Memorial Hospital voiced their frustrations with the Planning and Zoning Commission’s decision to permit application for the building of an Urgent Care facility on Queen Street, which they believe will compete with the Bradley’s Emergency Room. The Community Committee to Save Bradley…

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SHS is accepting applications for Project Lead the Way

December 26, 2014
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Southington High School is currently accepting applications to the Project Lead the Way Program for the four year pre-engineering program. The PLTW application can be found at: www.southingtonschools.org/page.cfm?p-10616 Students currently attending DePaolo Middle School or Kennedy Middle School will submit their applications directly to their middle school. All other applications should be mailed to: Lee Ann Miller, 720…

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