Library names 2016 Southington Reads author: Anita Diamant will discuss “The Boston Girl” in March

January 8, 2016
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Anita Diamant has been chosen to be the 2016 Southington Reads author.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Best-selling author Anita Diamant has been announced as the 2016 “Southington Reads” author by the Southington Public Library. The world-famous author of “The Red Tent” and “The Boston Girl” will be welcomed to town this March, where she will speak at The Aqua Turf. Acclaimed by the Boston Globe, the Miami Herald,…

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Student artwork featured at Paul Gregory’s

January 8, 2016
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Hannah Francil stands in front of some of her artwork at Paul Gregory’s Bakery and Café.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER There is hardly a blank space on the walls of Paul Gregory’s Bakery and Café, and it’s by design. Owner Paula Pierson teamed up with the advanced placement art class at Southington High School, and she found a way to use available space to showcase young, local artists. One wall of the…

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Register now at Tunxis; late registration Jan. 19

January 7, 2016
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Credit registration for the spring 2016 semester is under way at Tunxis Community College in Farmington. For information on how to apply and register, contact the Admissions Office at (860)773-1490, or visit tunxis.edu/apply. Late registration will take place Jan. 19, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Classes start Jan. 21. Tunxis offers over 50 associate degrees…

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BOE schedules budget meetings at Hatton

January 7, 2016
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Budget

The Southington Board of Education has scheduled two public meetings to discuss the proposed 2016-2017 school budget. The first will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 19, and the second will be on Thursday, Jan. 21. Both meetings are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at Hatton Elementary School.

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Heavy traffic alert on North Main Street

January 7, 2016
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The Southington Police Department announced a heavy traffic warning in the area of North Main Street (Route 10) between Hobart Street and Chapman Street due to an ongoing Southington Water Deptartment job. This will cause heavy congestion and traffic delays. There will be alternating, one lane traffic in this area for the next several hours. Motorists are…

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2016 transfer station stickers available

January 7, 2016
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Town of Southington

It is time to renew the annual stickers for the town’s transfer station. The 2015 sticker will expire on March 31, 2016. Southington residents can renew their stickers at the Town Clerk’s office on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or Thursdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Residents who have…

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Local man arrested at Holiday Inn Express

January 7, 2016
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Anthony Bohlman

The Southington Police Department announced the arrest of Anthony Bohlman, 46, of Southington for an incident that occurred at the Holiday Inn Express on 122 Laning St. Police were dispatched to the hotel just before 3 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 3 after receiving a report about an intoxicated guest, Bohlman, causing a disturbance. Officers had…

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St. Paul open house on Jan. 9; Placement exams on Jan. 16

January 7, 2016
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St Paul Catholic High School

The enrollment season for St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol gets underway with an open house this Saturday, Jan. 9, beginning at 10 a.m. Tours of the school building and meetings with faculty and families are part of the open house experience. The tours are open to all prospective students and their parents. Pre-registration…

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Gymnasts leap into winter competition

January 7, 2016
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Taryn Meenan leaps across the beam during the Lady Knights’ 18-point victory over South Windsor in the season opener.

Taryn Meenan leaps across the beam during the Lady Knights’ 18-point victory over South Windsor in the season opener. By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (1-0) stepped into the new year with new faces and new hopes, looking to continue building on the success they achieved last season. The girls opened with a 132.3-114.7…

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