Quinnipiac River dam to be dismantled

July 7, 2016
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By JEN CARDINESCORRESPONDENT A dam built in the 1800s, along the Quinnipiac River in Southington, was motioned to be removed at the town’s Planning and Zoning commission meeting on Tuesday, June 21. The 7-0 ruling was decided after John Champion spoke to request removing the Clark Brothers dam, in addition to the Carpenters dam in Meriden.…

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Finance Board and Town Council restore some funding

July 6, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Board of Finance (BOF) held a special meeting on June 21, where they voted to restore funding that had been cut in the town budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-2017. The board unanimously approved the restoration of more than $400,000 in funding for the general town government and Board of Education…

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SoCCA receives temporary occupancy certificate for the Gura Building

July 6, 2016
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Painters, above, have finished their final touches on the Gura Building. A short list of things still need to be done, but SoCCA officials have received a temporary certificate of occupancy as work begins to wind down.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER After two years of living room board meetings, the team behind Southington Community Cultural Arts (SoCCA) held their first board meeting in the organization’s new home—the Gura building in downtown Southington. With their temporary certificate of occupancy recently acquired, SoCCA is putting the finishing touches on the new art center. They are…

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The midseason Blues: New hitting coach hired to spark offense

July 6, 2016
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Michael Nocera hurls a strike during the second game of a double header against the Worcester Bravehearts last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Bristol Blues baseball team started the week at 2-1 and headed into the holiday weekend with an overall .500 record, but finished on a downward spiral by Tuesday, dropping five of their last six games. Whether it’s inconsistent hitting, struggles on the mound, mental errors, or a late sense of…

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Legion is peaking at just the right time

July 6, 2016
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Southington’s Matt Sciota connects with a pitch during a 9-4 road win over Torrington at Fuessenich Field.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Southington American Legion baseball team won all three of their games this past week, heading into the holiday weekend a game above .500 for the first time this year since winning their season opener. Southington manager Marc Verderame,said that all facets of the game are starting to come around for…

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The final exam was a walk in the park

July 6, 2016
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Dog Obedience school instructor Kevin Medeiros, left, demonstrates how to handle a leashed encounter during a class held at The Summit at Plantsville. Owner confidence and pet patience is clear at Medeiros’ final instalment of the most recent session. A new class will be coming up again soon. For more information, visit www.southington.org/DogObedience. Photos by…

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Early Childhood Collaborative names new director

July 6, 2016
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The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington has named Joanne Kelleher as its new director.

The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington (ECCS) has named long-time Southington resident Joanne Kelleher as its new director. The opening followed the recent resignation of former director Dr. Mary Yuskis, who is moving with her family to Florida. Kelleher, who started on July 1 and comes to ECCS with an extensive background in business operations…

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Meeting listings, starting July 8

July 6, 2016
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TUESDAY, JULY 12 BRISTOL BUSINESS BUILDERS. 9 to 10:30 a.m. Topic, “How to Increase Business Through Referral Sources.” Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce, Benefits Center, 200 Main St., Bristol. CentralCTChambers.org/Events ONGOING PLAINVILLE CITIZENS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION. 7 p.m., first Tuesday of the month. Concerned citizens and taxpayers of Plainville who meet monthly to discuss…

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Kids listings, starting July 8

July 6, 2016
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FRIDAY, JULY 8 PLAINVILLE MAKER SPACE. 10:45 a.m. Children can create, build, and discover. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450. SOUTHINGTON ‘IMAGINATION GENERATION.’ 7 p.m. Grade 3 to 6 students in the Southington Summer Theater Junior Program will perform a variety show. Southington High School, Pleasant Street, Southington. $5. (860) 276-6219.…

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