Bristol’s West End to host festival again in August

July 9, 2014
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Bristol’s West End Association, a non-profit neighborhood group of merchants and residents committed to the preservation, safety and overall quality of living in the City’s West End, is hosting its third-annual summer festival at RockwellPark on Saturday, Aug. 16. The festival – which attracted more than 10,000 visitors last year –showcases and celebrates Bristol’s West…

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Schools to get solar panels

July 9, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Greenskies Renewable Energy LLC will construct solar panels at Plantsville Elementary, South End Elementary, Hatton Elementary and a landfill in town to create energy from sunlight. Greenskies, a solar energy developer, will finance, develop, build and maintain the solar panels, at no cost the town. The company will then sell…

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Teen arrested on burglary charges

July 8, 2014
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Teen arrested on burglary charges

A local teenager was arrested on burglary charges, stemming from a previous theft of house keys. On Saturday, July 5, at 1:40 a.m., a resident at 185 Old Turnpike Rd., second floor, called police and stated that he believed someone was trying to enter his home using a key. The resident told police that someone…

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Groomer asks that you drive like your pets lived here

July 6, 2014
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Groomer asks that you drive like your pets lived here

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer A Southington pet sitting and mobile grooming company, which has been in the industry for 20 years, is now taking even greater strides to care for pets in town by asking drivers to slow down. The idea spawned when Krista Lofquist, the owner of Wagging Tails LLC, was home with…

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Melissa Ericksen-Salmon is the new Chamber of Commerce chair

July 5, 2014
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Melissa Ericksen-Salmon is the new Chamber of Commerce chair

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For the past 21 years, Melissa Ericksen-Salmon has contributed to the town of Southington through a variety of volunteer projects. From volunteering on multiple committees at Flanders School, DePaolo Middle School and Southington High School while her children were students to becoming one of the first members of the Southington…

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Hall of Fame officials release Class of 2014

July 5, 2014
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Hall of Fame officials release Class of 2014

SOUTHINGTON—The induction classes continue to get smaller, but the list of deserving athletes doesn’t seem to get any smaller. The debates are becoming more and more spirited as the Southington Sports Hall of Fame selection committee continues to play catch-up against neighboring towns. All that debate and research paid off for fans this week as…

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Southington residents in Service

July 4, 2014
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Southington residents in Service

The following Southington residents are currently serving in the United States military. To have your loved one added to the list, please contact Leonard Marcheselle at the Southington Elks.   Name: Nicholas J. Augelli Rank: S/SGT Branch: ANG Duty Station: Afghanistan   Name: Aden Baume Rank: Capt Branch: ANG Duty Station: Camp Niantic   Name:…

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Lake Compounce opens Bear Creek Campgrounds

July 4, 2014
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Lake Compounce opens Bear Creek Campgrounds

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Lake Compounce may be “New England’s Family Theme and Water Park,” but now a new attraction adds to the meaning of its slogan: Bear Creek Campground. After months of planning, Lake Compounce just opened Bear Creek, a 15-acre campground that features 20 furnished cabins that hold up to 10 people…

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Demolition to begin at Ideal Forging

July 4, 2014
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Demolition to begin at Ideal Forging

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Demolition of the buildings of the abandoned Ideal Forging factory will begin soon and is expected to be finished by the end of the year. The Meridian Development Partners’ plan to build 263 condominiums as well as some retail stores is known as the Greenway Commons project. “It’s going to…

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