Interest grows in Connecticut DMV mobile app

December 30, 2014
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WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) _ The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles says a growing number of people are using the agency’s new mobile app to learn about real-time waits at DMV offices, get information about DMV services and conduct practice tests. First introduced in mid-September, the agency said about 2,165 users downloaded the app in the…

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Refunds available for Connecticut T-Mobile users

December 30, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal will discuss how Connecticut customers of T-Mobile can claim refunds from a settlement reached between federal agencies over unauthorized charges. The Democrat is scheduled to appear Monday at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford with Federal Communication Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel to discuss the steps consumers can take.…

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Discover your Italian roots with the Genealogical Society

December 29, 2014
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On Tuesday, Jan. 27, the Southington Genealogical Society kicks off the New Year with a prerecorded webinar, Researching Your Italian Ancestors by Ruth Lapioli Merriman with permission from Legacy Family Tree Webinars and Ruth Lapioli Merriman.  The webinar was originally presented on August 27, 2014. The meeting will be held at The Orchards at Southington…

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Sons of Italy announce officers for 2015

December 29, 2014
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The Southington Sons of Italy Club has elected its slate of officers for the coming year. James Lucente was elected president. Robert Triano was elected as vice president. Ray Ricciardone (treasurer), Gino Torone (finance secretary), Art Secondo (secretary), Joe Votino (auxiliary officer), and Luigi Lacreda (Sergeant at Arms) were chosen. The new directors, Ricky DiBacco…

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The Orchards at Southington earns Green Circle Award

December 28, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Earlier this month, Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protect recognized the Orchards at Southington as one of the 16 Connecticut businesses devoted to protecting the environment. The Orchards at Southington, a non-profit independent and assisted living community, was honored with a GreenCircle Award for its participation in a number…

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Letter: Dem chair protests communication from zoning board

December 28, 2014
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To the editor: It is important for Southington residents to be kept aware of the actions of Southington’s elected officials, not just when they are before us at a public meeting, but when they communicate with us and with each other. This is especially true when they are preparing for a vote on a controversial…

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Man arrested for threats at JFK

December 28, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER David Klash, 49, of 173 Meriden Ave., Southington was arrested on Dec. 15 and charged with breach of peace and second degree threatening after he made some threats against school officials at John F. Kennedy Middle School. According to Southington police, on Dec. 15, the school resource officer at Kennedy…

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Tree harvest at Crescent Lake

December 27, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Thirty five acres of trees in the 200 acre Crescent Lake property in Southington will be harvested as a part of the management plan for the property. The town has hired forester Eric Hansen to oversee the tree harvesting project. Assistant Town Planner David Lavallee said about one-third of the…

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American Immigration Unit at DePaolo

December 27, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Eighth graders at DePaolo Middle School had the opportunity to participate in a week-long immigration unit that was funded by the American Immigration Council’s Community Education Grant. DePaolo Middle School teachers Debra Moreau and Kerri Fenton were awarded the grant and began to design an immigration outreach unit through the…

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