Chris Palmieri to receive Gold Medal award

April 4, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From serving on the Town Council to directing plays at the middle schools to planning for the annual Apple Harvest Festival, Chris Palmieri plays a number of different roles in the community. In honor of all his contributions to the community, the Southington Chapter of UNICO National will award Palmieri…

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Chamber announces awards

April 4, 2014
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Chamber announces awards

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Chamber of Commerce has named Joe Calvanese the Riccio Brothers Businessperson of the Year. Calvanese is the owner and president of the Aqua Turf, which was founded by his parents Joe and Kay in 1969. Located at 556 Mulberry Street, the Aqua Turf sits atop 35 acres and has…

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Dinner and a movie; Businesses could come to Rave Cinema

April 4, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer New businesses could be sprouting up near Southington’s Rave Cinema. During a recent Planning and Zoning meeting, Chris Gagnon, a civil engineer of BL Companies in Meriden, proposed a preliminary plan to develop two grassy areas in front of the cinema into businesses.  The proposed subdivision requests for three lots,…

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Spanish-language homebuyer website available from CHFA

April 3, 2014
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The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority announced the availability of a Spanish-language homebuyer website. Consumers can access the new website by visiting www.hogarchfa.org. CHFA launched the website to better serve the Hispanic markets and increase access to home-buying education and support. CHFA’s Spanish-language website demonstrates the housing market’s continued focus on Hispanic markets, among others. “We…

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Local artists invited to submit and show their sense of ‘wonder’

April 3, 2014
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Golden Thread Gallery at the HolyFamilyRetreatCenter, 303 Tunxis Rd., WestHartford is accepting art for its upcoming exhibit, “Wonder.” Art is being accepted through April 22. Pieces, in all mediums, should answer the question, “How do YOU interpret WONDER?” Artists may submit a maximum of three pieces at a $15 submission fee per piece. Members of…

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Erratic driving leads to narcotics arrests

April 3, 2014
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Erratic driving leads to narcotics arrests

Two Waterbury men were held on narcotics charges after they intentionally drove into a marked police cruiser at a gas station. Police came into contact with , 27 and Sean Wright, 29, both of Waterbury, after investigating a report of an erratic driver on Tuesday, April 1. According to police, the erratic driving began on…

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Police arrest man hiding in wooded area near the hospital

April 3, 2014
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Police arrest man hiding in wooded area near the hospital

A Middletown man was arrested hiding in a wooded area near the Hospital of Central Connecticut after he was located in town following a domestic violence incident in Meriden. On Wednesday, April 2, the Meriden Police Department requested help in locating , 28, of Middletown. Rodriquez, who was reportedly driving a stolen vehicle and possibly…

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Man charged with selling narcotics while out on bail

April 3, 2014
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Man charged with selling narcotics while out on bail

A local man was charged with selling narcotics in town, for the second time in less than four months. , 34, of Southington was arrested by police on Wednesday, April 2 for selling prescription narcotics while he was out on bail. Henderson was arrested and charged with four counts of sale of narcotics in January.…

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Middle schools to produce ‘Shrek’

April 3, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Drama Club students at both DePaolo and Kennedy Middle Schools are gearing up for their production of the Broadway musical “Shrek,” scheduled to take place this weekend. Based on the award-winning DreamWorks animation film, “Shrek the Musical” takes place in a mythical “once upon a time” setting, telling the story…

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