DCF seeking foster families in area

April 9, 2014
By

Across Connecticut, according to the Department of Children and Families, there are over 4,000 children in its care. They need foster families to provide care, stability, and love, said DCF in promotional materials. They need parents to be positive role models, to teach them how to ride a bike, pick out a prom dress or…

Read more »

Cell tower plans moves forward

April 9, 2014
By

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously in favor of a referral back to the Town Council for a Verizon cell tower on East Street. During a recent Planning and Zoning meeting, Town Attorney Mark Sciota said the cell tower will be placed on town-owned property the leaf site is…

Read more »

We have warm weather, says AccuWeather

April 8, 2014
By
We have warm weather, says AccuWeather

After an endless winter and a spring that seemed as if it would never start, the weather is starting to turn around says AccuWeather.   Warmest Weather so Far This Season to Arrive in Midwest, East     AccuWeather Global Weather Center — 8 April 2014 – AccuWeather.com reports another surge of warmth is forecast to spring…

Read more »

Commemoration of Armenian genocide planned for April 26 in Hartford

April 8, 2014
By

Ruth Thomasian, a photo archivist and historian, will be the keynote speaker at the annual 99th Armenian Genocide Commemoration that will be held in the House Chambers at the State Capitol on Saturday, April 26 at 11 a.m. The announcement was made by State Representative Christopher Wright (D-Bristol), chairman of the Armenian Genocide Commemoration event.…

Read more »

Southington schools look to participate in energy costs savings proposal

April 6, 2014
By

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Board of Education voted unanimously to support Southington’s participation in a $13 million energy performance contracting proposal with a company that will guarantee cost-savings and equipment improvements in school and town buildings. Noresco, an energy company owned by United Technologies, was authorized by the Southington Energy Committee to perform…

Read more »

Winning at the numbers game; Boys Track has more depth than ever before

April 5, 2014
By

By John Goralski Sports Writer A large crowd of boys pack into the hallway in the basement of the school, craning their necks to hear Colleen Roarty barking out orders. The first year coach has to yell above the din of clanging metal from another pack of athletes already hard at work in the weight…

Read more »

New restaurant in Marion brings more than pizza

April 5, 2014
By

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From pizza and pasta to wings to grinders, wraps and salads, Dina’s Pizza, Grill & Bar offers a variety of different cuisines for customers. Located in the Marion area of Southington, Dina’s Pizza recently opened a few weeks ago. “It’s a family environment,” said Dina Gjizo, a resident of Southington…

Read more »

Arc of Southington celebrates 60 years of service

April 5, 2014
By

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Arc of Southington began its journey 60 years ago when a local mother named Irene Desmaris submitted a newspaper article in “The News,” searching for other families with children who also had developmental disabilities like her. After three families with common experiences responded, regular meetings took place at St.…

Read more »

Foundation gives grant to New Britain museum toward planned expansion

April 4, 2014
By
Foundation gives grant to New Britain museum toward planned expansion

Community Foundation of Greater New Britain has approved a major grant of $250,000 to the New Britain Museum of American Art, one of the final pieces of the museum’s ongoing capital campaign for a 17,364-square-foot expansion scheduled to break ground this spring, a press release from the foundation has announced. “The Community Foundation has been…

Read more »