A Thanksgiving truckload

December 6, 2015
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On Saturday, Nov. 21, the Grounds Guys and KTA Racing teamed up for a food collection at Price Chopper to benefit Southington Community Services. Kyle Aldieri and Karson Hendrickson were able to collect 27 turkeys and a truckload of trimmings. Sign Pro donated the banner.

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Alcoholics Anonymous Christmas and New Year’s Eve alkathons in Cheshire

December 5, 2015
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The annual Cheshire holiday alkathons, meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous, will be held at the Cheshire Grange, Wallingford Rd., Cheshire (off Route 10, behind Cheshire Town Hall) overnight beginning on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. The Christmas alkathon begins at noon on Thursday, Dec. 24 and concludes at 3 p.m. on Christmas Day. The New…

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The Summit honors its veterans

December 5, 2015
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A resident at The Summit at Plantsville salutes the camera during Veteran’s Day celebrations.

The Summit At Plantsville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center honored their veterans in several ways on Veterans Day. The day started off with a specially made and festive breakfast, which included a number of veterans from the VFW. Nearly 40 veterans served to kick off the festivities. In the afternoon, veterans from The Marine Corps League…

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Supporting the troops

December 5, 2015
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American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 members Steven McCarty, Chris Pintarich, and Steve Pintarich loaded up their truck on Nov. 21 to deliver 25 laptops and web cameras to soldiers of the 1109th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group (TASMG) as they get ready to deploy. In addition, Chris Pintarich donated over $1,000, raised by running the…

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Letter: YMCA officials thanks Blue Jean supporters

December 5, 2015
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To the editor: Our heartfelt thanks to the Southington community for helping to make the YMCA’s Forever in Blue Jeans event a huge success.  The annual fundraiser, which packs the Aqua Turf on the Friday before Thanksgiving, raised over $70,000 this year. The best news is that 100 percent of our proceeds go right back…

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Letter: Reader doesn’t like Palmieri being kicked off the AHF committee

December 5, 2015
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To the editor: This past Monday, Nov. 23, at the Southington Town Council meeting, the chairman of the town council unceremoniously eliminated Chris Palmieri from the Apple Harvest Festival Committee. Palmieri has been co-chairman for the past two years and had been chairman eight years previously. He has brought the festival from an event which…

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Letter: Reader is unhappy with the end of the boys soccer season

December 5, 2015
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To the editor: Sports is about playing as a team and being able to follow rules that allow for fair play. I have followed the Southington Knights Boys varsity soccer team very closely during the past six years. This year was the best team they have put together. They have improved each year and after…

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Letter: Reader is unhappy with Town Council chair

December 5, 2015
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To the editor: Why have a Town Council? We don’t need a Town Council. We only need Michael Riccio. Whatever he decides, goes. He thinks he runs the Town of Southington alone. And of course, most of the time, his way is the raight way. No matter what comes up at town meetings. Two more…

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Letter: Reader likes SHS Wall of Honor selection

December 5, 2015
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To the editor: I would like to comment last week’s story on those former students who will be inducted onto the SHS Wall of Honor. So much of what we read these days in the papers and social media is negative. I totally agree with the chairman of the selection committee, Bob Brown, in his…

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