Local tattoo parlors discuss new ordinance at Health Board meeting

February 20, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Two representatives from two different tattoo parlors in town spoke at the public hearing for a tattoo ordinance at the Board of Health committee meeting on Feb. 12. The two representatives from the tattoo parlors in Southington who spoke were in favor of the ordinance, and only offered some amendments…

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One Super (Bowl) cheerleader

February 20, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR By now the nation knows that the New England Patriots are champions for the world having defeated the Seattle Seahawk in the NFL extravaganza known as the Super Bowl. And on the sidelines from the beginning to the end of the Pats’ successful season, a piece of Connecticut was on…

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Ice Hockey struggles continue: Warrior-Knights drop 2 contests at home

February 20, 2015
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Ice Hockey struggles continue: Warrior-Knights drop 2 contests at home

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER WEST HARTFORD—The Warrior-Knights hockey team were looking for a winning record in overtime games heading into the extra period against Shepaug-Litchfield-Nonnewaug on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at Veteran’s Memorial Rink, but Christian Stuart ended that hope with 2:30 left in overtime. Erich Bender finished with 31 saves, but Hall-Southington fell, 3-2, in…

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Scholarships offered; grants offered to local nonprofits

February 19, 2015
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Main Street Community Foundation is currently accepting scholarship applications from local students as well as grant applications from area nonprofit organizations through its General Grant Cycle and the Plainville Community Fund. All guidelines, eligibility criteria and the applications are available on the Foundation’s website, www.mainstreetfoundation.org. A total of 60 scholarships are being offered this year…

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Bristol seniors schedule bus trips; general public welcome

February 19, 2015
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The Bristol Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave., has announced its schedule of trips in 2015. All trips are open to the general public as well as Senior Center members.   April 21: Neil Sedaka-Mohegan Sun – premium seating, $102 May 3-10 : Music City Tours: Memphis, Nashville, and New Orleans, $2,649 May 7: Westchester Theater,…

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Postseason begins: Angelillo medals in 1000m at Class LL meet

February 19, 2015
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Postseason begins: Angelillo medals in 1000m at Class LL meet

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER NEW HAVEN—The snow storm pushed the Class LL Championship from Saturday to Monday, Feb. 16, but it didn’t stop the excitement and competition that was presented in the event. The Blue Knights track and field team traveled to the Floyd Little Athletic Center at Hillhouse High School in New Haven to…

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Peaking at the perfect time: Boys basketball needs just 2 wins to clinch a tourney berth

February 19, 2015
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Peaking at the perfect time: Boys basketball needs just 2 wins to clinch a tourney berth

  By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Hall led by six points at the first break, but Southington slowly chipped away the lead. On Saturday, Feb. 14, the Blue Knight basketball team rallied for one dozen points in each of the final three quarters as they eked out a two-point win at the buzzer. The 45-43 victory…

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The very young at heart

February 19, 2015
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Thalberg-teacher-Amy Stino, Dawn Rose, Keith O'Brien, and Kim Angelillo

By TAMMI NAUDUS STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER On Thursday, Feb. 12, Southington schools celebrated the 100th day of school for the academic year. For the past three years, Thalberg School first graders have been celebrating this day by dressing up as 100-year-old men and women. “It’s just something fun to do,” explained first grader teacher Amy Stino. The…

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Town revisits sidewalk ordinance due to liability issues

February 19, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Town Attorney Mark Sciota sought the approval of the Town Council to adjust the language in the town’s sidewalk maintenance ordinance. His request was in response to a recent decision from the Connecticut Supreme Court to hold the town of Enfield responsible for a slip-and-fall incident on private property instead…

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