Town offices resume operations after storm does minimal damage to Southington

October 30, 2012
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Southington emerged from Hurricane Sandy mostly unscathed, in stark contrast to many towns on Connecticut’s shoreline. According to the “outage map” on Connecticut Light and Power’s website, only 0.3 percent of residents in Southington are out of power as of Tuesday afternoon. During the worst of the hurricane on Monday evening, that percentage stayed under…

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Town offices closing, Calendar House shelter not yet open

October 29, 2012
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All Southington town offices, including the library, will be closing at noon on Monday, October 29 and will re-open at noon on Tuesday, October 30. The Calendar House senior center, located at388 Pleasant Street, is on standby to be used as a shelter. The center is not currently open but the police department will advise…

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Schools closed in anticipation of Sandy

October 28, 2012
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The Southington School district has announced that it will be closing schools on Monday Oct. 29 and Tuesday Oct. 30.  Decisions for the rest of the week will be made on Tuesday.  This information was relayed to parents and staff through a phone call from Southington Supt. of Schools Dr. Joseph Erardi.

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Town officials urge residents to prepare for Hurricane Sandy

October 26, 2012
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By Ed Harris Editor   While it is still unclear how exactly Hurricane Sandy will impact Connecticut, Southington officials are urging residents to begin preparing for the storm. “The big thing is for our residents to be prepared,” said Southington Town Manager Gary Brumback. “We’re assuming we are going to get hit.” Brumback has spent…

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A league of her own; Jen Gombotz-Mikowski raised the bar for every athlete at Southington High School

October 26, 2012
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Joe Piazza said he’ll never forget Jen Gombotz-Mikowski’s first at bat against varsity pitching. It came in the mid-1980s during a summer travel game against Wallingford. With only eight players, he scanned the sidelines for a volunteer. “There was no way that we were going to forfeit that game,”…

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Fundraiser leads to book program

October 26, 2012
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Fundraiser leads to book program

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Students and staff at Southington High School held an informal event on Monday to thank the American Legion Auxiliary, which has funded the purchase of $1,800 worth of new books for the school’s library. The donation was for a “reluctant readers” program proposed by literacy specialist Jen Paul. The funding…

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Possible phosphorous deal in works; Could lead to massive savings for town

October 26, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Southington officials said they are on the verge of a deal with environmental agencies to address phosphorous in the town’s wastewater to an extent that won’t bring about the massive costs they have feared at Monday’s Town Council meeting. “We don’t have a formal agreement in place, but we remain…

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Governor says prepare for hurricane

October 25, 2012
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This just in from the governor’s office… GOV. MALLOY ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO MONITOR HURRICANE SANDY AND TO BE PREPARED   (HARTFORD, CT) – With Hurricane Sandy potentially threatening Connecticut, Governor Dannel P. Malloy is asking residents to closely monitor the storm’s path over the next few days and to be prepared.   “Just as the…

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Governor issues warning to prepare for Hurricane Sandy

October 25, 2012
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This just in from the governor’s office GOV. MALLOY ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO MONITOR HURRICANE SANDY AND TO BE PREPARED   (HARTFORD, CT) – With Hurricane Sandy potentially threatening Connecticut, Governor Dannel P. Malloy is asking residents to closely monitor the storm’s path over the next few days and to be prepared.   “Just as the…

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