Zoning offers revised garage definitions

March 14, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Planning and Zoning Commission recently voted unanimously in approval of residential zoning regulations that define garages. During a recent planning and zoning meeting, the commission agreed on new regulations that provide a clear meaning on the size of garages. Under the new regulations, the specific size for a garage…

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ALTA students are Artists of the Month

March 14, 2014
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ALTA students are Artists of the Month

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer High school students of the Southington Alternative Program (ALTA) recently kicked off their third annual art exhibit at Southington Public Library, featuring over 40 pieces of art. When Andy D’Agostino was creating his painting, he wanted to use a variety of colors to attract people’s attention. His abstract painting, which…

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STEPS talks survey results; Some risky behaviors are down

March 14, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer STEPS (Southington Town Wide Effort to Promote Success) recently unveiled the results of its biennial Attitudes and Behavior Survey from the Search Institute that local seventh, ninth and eleventh graders took last fall. The survey, consisting of 160 questions, helps measure social and emotional help of young individuals to show…

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Masters of Trick Shot Championship; Andy ‘Magic Man’ Segal wins the world trick-shot title at Shooter’s Billiards

March 13, 2014
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Masters of Trick Shot Championship; Andy ‘Magic Man’ Segal wins the world trick-shot title at Shooter’s Billiards

By John Goralski Sports Writer Jamie ‘Sharpshooter” Gray aimed his pools stick in one hand like a dart and began stabbing at cue balls to make them jump in quick succession over a perched pool stick. Andy “The Magic Man” Segal bantered after each shot with the confidence that comes from being the top ranked…

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Southington High students Skype with Senator Murphy

March 13, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor Students in an honors civics class at Southington High School recently had the opportunity to converse with Senator Chris Murphy. Using Skype, the students asked the senator a wide range of questions, including topics such as the Ukraine, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and whether or not golf is a sport.…

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Gov. announces plans to ban sale of e-cigs to minors, tighten anti-smoking laws

March 12, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced in a press release the introduction of legislation to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors and strengthen Connecticut’s anti-smoking laws. Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are currently not regulated in the State of Connecticut.  “Connecticut should join the 27 states that have already prohibited the sale of e-cigarettes…

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DePaolo announces second quarter honor roll

March 12, 2014
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DePaolo Middle School has announced its honor roll for the second marking period. Grade 6, First Honors: Elizabeth Abrahamson, Dante Accetura, Emma Angelillo, Ryan Asido, Jordan Beaudoin, Patrick Bennett, Kelly Bergland, Bryson Bernier, Emily Biscoglio, Matthew Biscoglio, Jordan Bishman, Samuel Bouchard, Trinity Cardillo, Francesca Casale, Alexa Chaltas, Christopher Chaplinsky, Amy Chudy, Jonathan Cocchiola, Rielley Coles,…

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Kennedy announces second quarter honor roll

March 12, 2014
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Kennedy Middle School has announced its hono roll for the second marking period. Sixth grade, first honors: Joseph Albanese, Lexi Almeida, Morgan Barnum, Ryan Barretta, Samantha Barrows, Jessica Bartsch, Mischelle Beerbaum, Nashita Begum, Alexander Belanger, Kayley Benson, Sahiti Bhyravavajhala, Faith Breen, Caleb Brick, Mary-Claire Brick, Evan Brown, Emma Brush, James Burke, Olivia Calandra, William Carr,…

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Sewer rate changes to address recurring revenue shortfall

March 12, 2014
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In order to address a recurring shortfall in revenue and fairly assess annual costs based on actual use, the Town Council recently approved a number of changes to its sewer rate structure and billing methods beginning in July. In a press release from the town manager’s office intended to clear up confusion among residents, the…

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