Looking at the budgets; Few residents attend hearing

March 7, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Members of the community addressed the proposed 2014-2015 budgets of the Board of Education and the General Government/Town Manager during a public hearing Monday night. The school board’s proposed budget is a total of $87,072,005 for 2014-2015, which reflects an increase of 3.37 percent over this year’s adopted budget. The…

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2 down, 1 to go; Maxwell wins 2nd state open title; Bylykbashi reaches the final round

March 7, 2014
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2 down, 1 to go; Maxwell wins 2nd state open title;  Bylykbashi reaches the final round

By John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Derek Dion didn’t have a lot to smile about during the regular season. A football championship delayed the start to his winter season, and his wrestlers battled through early losses as they scrambled to get into fighting shape. But that has all changed in the postseason. For the second…

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Foundation issues reminder about scholarship application deadlines

March 6, 2014
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Application deadlines are quickly approaching for more than $160,000 in scholarships available through funds managed by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain (CFGNB). Scholarships are available to 2014 high school senior class students in New Britain, Berlin, Plainville and Southington, with select scholarships available to students in Farmington, Newington and Wethersfield. Several scholarships are…

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Matt Schofield has been living and breathing the blues his whole life

March 6, 2014
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Matt Schofield has been living and breathing the blues his whole life

Guitarist Matt Schofield got an early start on the blues. He discovered the blues before he became of legal age, when his peers probably were focused on top 40 and the latest genre trend of the month. And by age 18, the U.K. born musician had entered the world of the professionals, taking gigs as…

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YMCA to offer adult dodgeball tourney

March 6, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southington YMCA is hosting an adult dodgeball tournament early next month. Spurred on by the success of the annual teen tournament, event organizer Steve Silva decided to create an adult tournament. “I’ve kicked around the idea to host an adult tournament for the past two years,” Silva said. “With the…

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Students asked to ‘Dream Big!’ for competition; March 29 deadline

March 5, 2014
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State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier announced the launch of the sixth annual CHET Dream Big! Competition, aimed at getting kindergarten through fifth grade students across the state to think about their education and careers. Nappier, trustee for the Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET), Connecticut’s 529 college savings plan, said in a press release, “This is…

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Town dealing with potholes

March 5, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor Southington is acting proactively to deal with pothole issues. Town officials are compiling a list of potholes in town and are addressing them as they come in. The Southington Police Department has taken the lead in compiling the list and the Highway Department is repairing the potholes. “Potholes are a problem…

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From the depths of cold to above freezing… maybe… says AccuWeather

March 4, 2014
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From the depths of cold to above freezing… maybe… says AccuWeather

If you’re tired of freezing your … off, AccuWeather says there may be some signs of rising temperatures as the weekend approaches. AccuWeather.com reports the coldest weather is likely behind much of mid-Atlantic and the Ohio Valley until next winter. However, winter may go away neither quietly nor quickly. Temperatures bottomed out at record low levels…

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Quota holds comedy night to benefit Disadvantaged Women and Children, March 14

March 4, 2014
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The Quota International of Bristol is hosting a Comedy Show fundraiser with stand-up comedian Robin Fox on Friday, March 14. The show starts at 8 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event is at the Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol. Tickets are $30. Proceeds benefit Disadvantaged Women and Children in the…

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