‘Flock a Friend’ fundraiser continues through May 31

May 12, 2015
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Boy Scout Troop 45’s annual “Flock a Friend” fundraiser is already underway. For a donation of $20, participants can send a flock of plastic flamingos to a friend’s, family member’s, or neighbor’s front yard. Proceeds from the event will benefit the local Boy Scout troop. Flockings are limited to Southington area towns and to residential…

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Bristol Blues seek area host families for players; season begins June 1

May 11, 2015
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Do you love baseball? Or maybe you just like meeting new people. Are you interested in helping to shape a young man’s career, possibly a professional baseball career? If so, you may be a perfect candidate to host a Bristol Blues player this summer. This summer, approximately 25 young men will come to Bristol’s Muzzy…

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Chamber women hold ‘Girls Night Out’

May 11, 2015
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The 10th annual Girls Night Out sponsored by the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce Chamber Women group is scheduled for Wednesday, May 27 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Aqua Turf. Over 300 women attended last year’s event. The event features numerous vendors, music, raffles, food stations, and demonstrations. Girls Night Out is…

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Kid’s Entertainment Series begins on June 30

May 11, 2015
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  The Southington Parks & Recreation Department will sponsor the Kid’s Entertainment Series to be held on Tuesday evenings, June 30 to Aug. 18, at the pavilion in the front pine grove at Recreation Park, Maxwell Noble Dr., Plantsville. All shows will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. In case of inclement weather,…

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Do you know the signs of mental illness?

May 10, 2015
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Recipients of Central Connecticut Senior Health Services’ 2014 Clarence J. Silvia Leadership Awards include, from left, Nancy Albino, Debra Labbe, Jeanne Junget, Anne Marie Massey, Jeff Pocock, Steve McCarty and Robin Cattanio.

The Plainville-Southington Health District wants to make residents aware of the signs and symptoms of mental illness. Mental illness is any disease or condition that influences the way a person thinks, feels, behaves, and/or relates to others and to his or her surroundings. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and are different depending on…

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Dog Obedience Classes start May 27

May 10, 2015
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The Southington Parks and Recreation Department will offer Dog Obedience classes to be held at The Summit at Plantsville, 261 Summit St., Plantsville. The instructor is Kevin Medeiros. Classes run for seven weeks from May 27 to July 8 on Wednesday evenings at 6:15 p.m. (beginners) or 7:15 p.m. (intermediate). Dogs must be at least…

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Synthetic pot leads to spike in hospitalizations across US

May 10, 2015
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By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press HARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) _ A huge spike in hospitalizations last month caused by a class of drugs often called “synthetic marijuana” illustrates the potency and dangers of the chemicals used to make them and the shifty tactics authorities believe manufacturers are using to evade regulation. Poison control centers around the…

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Malloy wants lawmakers to pass transportation lockbox bill

May 10, 2015
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is urging state lawmakers in the final weeks of this year’s legislative session to pass his version of a bill that would ensure transportation revenues are spent only on transportation projects. The Democratic governor said creating a so-called lockbox for transportation revenues…

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Hummer owned by Aaron Hernandez found for sale at car lot

May 10, 2015
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WRENTHAM, Mass. (AP) _ A Hummer owned by former New England Patriots star and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez has been found for sale at a used car lot. Hernandez was convicted last month of the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. Lloyd’s mother is suing him, and her lawyers have been trying to find Hernandez’s assets.…

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