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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Soldiers of misfortune; Win over undefeated Avon sparks 4-game skid

July 3, 2014
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Soldiers of misfortune; Win over undefeated Avon sparks 4-game skid

By John Goralski Sports Writer On Thursday, June 26, Kyle Cole ended a sixth inning threat with a strikeout to end the inning. Avon battled for two runners in the final inning, but Cole and his defense came up with three outs and swarmed onto the Southington field. Avon entered the game with no losses…

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Peter Romano named new director of operations

July 3, 2014
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Peter Romano named new director of operations

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Board of Education has officially appointed Peter Romano as the new director of operations for the Southington school system. Out of a pool of 50 applicants, school officials were most impressed with Romano and felt he was the best fit for the job. The rigorous hiring process included screenings…

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Temporary parking ban this evening, due to Hubbard Park fireworks

July 2, 2014
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There is a temporary parking ban in effect along the Southington and Meriden town line this evening, due to the fireworks display at Hubbard Park. The roads affected are Meriden Waterbury Road, (route 322) from I-691 to the Meriden town line, both Sides of Craig Avenue, the west side of Gwen Road and the west…

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Farmers Market open for season; closed, however, for July 4

July 1, 2014
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The Farmers Market at Plainville High School opened on June 27. On Friday, July 4, the market will be closed due to the beginning of the holiday weekend. On July 11, the market will feature the Jay Johnson Trio band that plays contemporary jazz. Confetti’s Red Truck will be on site making honey fritters and…

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GE 5K race to benefit Petit foundation July 13

July 1, 2014
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PLAINVILLE, Conn. – The seventh annual GE 5k Road Race to benefit the Petit Family Foundation will take place on Sunday, July 13 at 9 a.m.at the GE facility (41 Woodford Ave.) in Plainville, with registration from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. The race starting line is located at the Route 10/East…

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I-84 EB up again in Southington, 12 hours ahead of schedule, reports governor; WB open between 7 and 8

June 29, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced in a press release that the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s  weekend bridge replacement project of I-84 over Marion Avenue in Southington is virtually complete with I-84 EB opening at 4:30 p.m. today –  12-plus hours ahead of schedule.  Interstate 84 Westbound, also well ahead of schedule, is tentatively set to…

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Local contestants get close to pageant crowns but don’t win

June 29, 2014
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          PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN by MIKE CHAIKEN The local representatives for the Miss Connecticut and Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen scholarship pageant got a glimpse of the crown. But in the end, at Saturday’s finals at the Garde Arts Center in New London, Acacia Courtney was crowned Miss Connecticut and Cynthia…

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Town offers residents a free prescription drug discount card

June 29, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor Partnering with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) and ProAct, Inc., the town is offering a prescription discount card to residents. The free cards are automatically being sent out to residents. The cards are not insurance related and may be used with your existing insurance. Savings are only available at participating…

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