Thousands expected at Shamrock Run and Walk this weekend

March 19, 2015
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By LISA CAPOBIANCOSTAFF WRITER Over the past 12 years, the cold temperatures and snow on the ground have not stopped thousands of people from participating in the annual Shamrock Run and Walk. This weekend, a crowd of participants are expected to return again for the event, which has become an annual tradition for local families…

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Lake Compounce announces May 9 opening

March 19, 2015
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Opening day for Lake Compounce is around the corner – May 9. Lake Compounce, which bills itself as the oldest amusement park in the nation is starting its 2015 season off with a bang, reported a news release from the park. New additions to the park include: a new Dinosaur Expedition attraction, new Season Pass…

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Southington is a Farmers market: McDougall Agency is the first carrier in the state

March 19, 2015
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Southington is a Farmers market: McDougall Agency is the first carrier in the state

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR You’ve heard the theme song. “We are Farmers,” they sing. “Bum, badum, bum. Bum. Bum. Bum.” If you’re turned on your television lately, you’ve seen the commercials. A Farmers agent escorts a client into an insurable situation. “You thought you were covered for this…” he says, and the scene morphs into…

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‘Refusing to be a victim’ through crime prevention program

March 19, 2015
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The clock has already struck past midnight, and yet again, I am stuck in a place I cannot escape. While tossing and turning in bed, I find myself in my nightmare pacing back and forth in a mall, trying to find a way out. Word is that someone is armed after a fight broke out.…

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Lights, camera… time for a bathroom break? Urinetown performs this weekend

March 19, 2015
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Urinetown-  James Hoder (Caldwell B. Cladwell) and Adam Viviano (Bobby Strong)

Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Actors at Southington High School prepare for this weekend’s premiere of “Urinetown.” The off-beat play imagines a world which regulates water so much that they charge for toilet use. The show will be performed on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $10 ($8 for…

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Bread for Life receives $725,000 grant for new facility

March 19, 2015
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From left, Bread for Life (BFL) Vice Chair Bill McDougall, BFL Treasurer Dave Donnelly, House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz, BFL Executive Director Eldon Hafford,  BFL Chair Mike Soltys, and State Rep. David Zoni at the Capitol in Hartford, where the Bond Commission approved a $725,000 grant-in-aid to Bread for Life to assist with construction of a new 3,200 square foot building on Vermont Street.

HARTFORD—House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D – Southington, Berlin) and State Rep. David Zoni (D – Southington) announced that the State Bond Commission has approved a $725,000 grant-in-aid to Bread For Life, Inc. to assist with construction of a new 3,200 square foot building on Vermont Street. The new facility will be used to consolidate…

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HHC and Southington Schools partner for substance abuse discussion

March 19, 2015
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The Hartford HealthCare (HHC) Behavioral Health Network (BHN) and the Southington Public Schools invite the public at large to a free, open community dialogue on substance abuse. This event takes place on Wednesday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Southington Municipal Center at 200 North Main Street. Substance Abuse Across the Lifespan: A Community…

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Larson introduces social security proposal to cut taxes for seniors and increase benefits

March 18, 2015
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WASHINGTON–Today, Congressman John B. Larson (D-CT 1st District) joined several members of the Ways and Means Committee and others to introduce the ‘Social Security 2100 Act’, HR 1391. According to a press release from Larson’s office, the congressman, a member of the Ways & Means Subcommittee on Social Security, authored the measure in order to…

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DOT to launch CTfastrak transit system with 9 days of free service

March 18, 2015
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NEWINGTON—The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) announced today that CTfastrak bus rapid transit system will be offering free rides for all passengers during the initial nine days of service. The free service, from March 28 to April 5, is available on all new CTfastrak green branded buses and on buses that use the bus-only roadway.…

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