Local man arrested for threatening with a handgun while intoxicated

January 21, 2014
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Local man arrested for threatening with a handgun while intoxicated

A local man was arrested on charges that he threatened a Spring Lake Road resident with a gun. , 53, of 236 Spring Lake Road was arrested on Wednesday, Jan. 15 and charged with first degree threatening, carrying a firearm under the influence and second degree breach of peace. Bond was set at $50,000 with…

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Take the Sloper Plunge!

January 20, 2014
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Take the Sloper Plunge!

The annual Polar Plunge took place on Saturday.  Many organizations from around town got together to raise funds for Camp Sloper campers in exchange for an icy dip in the lake.  Photos by:  Tammi Naudus

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Expect snowy Tuesday, says AccuWeather

January 20, 2014
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Expect snowy Tuesday, says AccuWeather

 Tuesday looks as if there will be snow in the forecast for Southern New England, says AccuWeather AccuWeather Global Weather Center — 20 January 2014 – AccuWeather.com reports tAlong the leading edge of the invading polar blast, accumulating snow will spread from the Midwest to the East Coast on Tuesday. The snow will come courtesy of yet another…

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Gov. takes action in light impending cold temps

January 20, 2014
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With bitter cold temperatures expected to impact the state over the next week, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced in a press release that he has activated the state’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol, directing the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS), the Department of Social Services (DSS), the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services…

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Beecher Street property up for sale again

January 18, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Town Council voted unanimously for a proposal to put the Beecher Street property up for bid again—this time with restrictions. Based on his conversations with the Planning and Zoning Commission, Town Attorney Mark Sciota said the 100-year-old property will have two potential uses: residential or office use. If…

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School calender to feature more professional development

January 18, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Board of Education voted 5 to 4 in favor of the new proposed school calendar for 2014-2015, providing teachers more time for professional development. The new calendar displays nine early release days for professional development from September to May as well as full days for professional development in…

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Erardi resigns to become superintendent in Newtown

January 18, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington School Supt. Dr. Joseph Erardi has resigned to accept the position of superintendent in Newtown. “The Southington Board of Education is grateful for the positive impact Dr.Erardi has had on Southington,” said Board of Education Chairman Brian Goralski. “His leadership, vision and work ethic have put our school district…

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Music therapy group comes to Southington

January 18, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Music therapy can help children with special needs develop their cognitive, behavioral, physical and emotional skills, as well as their communication and sensorimotor skills, reports the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA). Music therapy for children with special needs serves as a professional health discipline that uses music as an educational…

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Potholes may be in New England’s future, says AccuWeather

January 17, 2014
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The crazy swings in temperature in the northeast make it a ripe season for a bumper crop of potholes, explains AccuWeather. AccuWeather Global Weather Center — 17 January 2014 – AccuWeather.com reports another round of frigid air is moving into the United States, and the results could be messy for roadways in the Northeast. Early January brought a…

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