Obituary: Nancy J. Almquist, 76

August 25, 2016
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Obit - Nancy Almquist

Nancy J. Almquist, 76, of Southington passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at the HCC of New Britain General. She was the beloved and devoted wife of Richard A. Almquist Sr. Born January 28, 1940 in Southington she was the daughter of the late Albert and Ingrid (Green) Gale. Nancy retired from Filenes. She…

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Town issues press release about spill

August 25, 2016
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Emergency workers at Light Metals Coloring prepare the roof for removal and replacement to avoid further contamination.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR The Town of Southington released a joint message from the Southington Water Deparment (SWD) and the Plainville-Southington Health District (PSHD) as officials continue on the grounds of Light Metals Coloring at 270 Spring Street where 350 gallons of hexavalent chromium was spilled with some reaching the Quinnipiac River. “As a precaution two…

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Chemical spill on Spring Street reaches Quinnipiac River

August 25, 2016
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Workers continue at the scene of a heavy metal spill on Spring Street.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR A chemical spill at Light Metals Coloring on Spring Street had Southington Fire Department crews, along with the DEEP and U.S. Coast Guard working throughout the night on Wednesday. According to officials on the scene, the Light Metal Coloring (LMC), Inc. was addressing a boiler pipe leak when an accident occurred at…

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4th year of CHET scholarships launched

August 25, 2016
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4th year of CHET scholarships launched

When Gloria Chery, a freshman at Central High School in Bridgeport, learned last fall that she had won a CHET Advance Scholarship, she wrote a note of thanks, saying, “This is a great opportunity for me. I thank you so much for helping me even though it seems so far away.  It is such a…

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Carousel museum needs volunteers; open house set for Sept. 11

August 25, 2016
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The New England Carousel Museum is looking for volunteers for various tasks in and around the museum. As a volunteer, you can set your schedule as you are available and willing to donate your time. Volunteers receive a free one year membership to the museum and invitations to museum events. The museum is looking for…

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Bees fall to Bluefish in extra innings

August 25, 2016
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Box scoreIn 140 Characters or Less: A late rally by the Bluefish ultimately lead to an extra-inning 4-3 loss for the Bees in the middle game of three at New Britain Stadium. The Game Changed When…:…the Bluefish rallied to tie the game on an Angelys Nina RBI single with two outs in the top of…

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Board of Ed releases superintendent evaluation

August 25, 2016
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Timothy F. Connellan, Superintendent of Schools
200 North Main Street, Southington, CT 06489
Phone (860) 628-3202 Fax (860) 628-3205

In less than one week’s time, local students will be trading in their summer days for the upcoming school year, and the Board of Education released their annual evaluation of Superintendent Timothy F. Connellan’s performance just in time. Last week, the BOE released their assessment of the superintendent for his work during the 2015-2016 school…

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Cycling for the cause

August 24, 2016
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Dave Rustico, right, stands with ERRACE.org co-founder Dr. Andrew Caputo, after completing his 300-mile cycling trek in July. Rustico raised over $7,600 for the cancer victim support organization.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The alarm went off at 3 a.m. on Saturday, July 16. David Rustico stuffed down a large breakfast and gathered his essentials for the long ride ahead of him. At 4 a.m., he climbed on his bicycle for an 18-mile trip to the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center in…

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Apple Harvest Festival adds new features for visitors

August 24, 2016
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Apple Harvest Festival
www.southington.org/AHF

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER No time is being wasted in the makings of this year’s Apple Harvest Festival, especially with the addition of a lot of new features and exciting components. The 48th annual event is sure to please all ages with its food, arts and crafts, parade, vendors, and more. Festival Coordinator Jim…

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