Comments sought on public retirement plan

October 14, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ State officials are seeking public comment on a proposed state-run retirement savings plan for private sector workers in Connecticut. Created earlier this year by the General Assembly, the new Connecticut Retirement Security Board is required to conduct a market feasibility study for the new retirement plan. The group must report its…

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Harvest the Arts and craft show wrap up the festival.

October 13, 2014
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Harvest the Arts and craft show wrap up the festival.

This past weekend wrapped up another Apple Harvest Festival.  Many came out to celebrate the arts and shop around at the craft show.  The festival was delayed a bit on Saturday due to the weather, however when the clouds past, the festival continued through Sunday. Photos by:  Tammi Naudus

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Zumba studio to host a cancer walk

October 13, 2014
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Zumba studio to host a cancer walk

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Cardio Party Fitness Studios in Southington is hosting its second annual “Walk for a Cure” on Sunday, Oct. 19. This year, the 5-K walk will start at the Southington Volunteer Fire Dept., Engine Co, No. 3 at 35 Clark St., in Milldale. Cardio Party Fitness Studios Owner Sandra Dizenzo said…

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Rosemary Champagne hits half century mark in hair care

October 12, 2014
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Rosemary Champagne hits half century mark in hair care

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Southington hairdresser Rosemary Champagne celebrated 50 years in her profession with family, close friends and clients at her salon, Hair Expo, on Friday, Sept. 26. “It feels wonderful,” said Champagne. The salon was crowded with guests in almost every chair eating and sharing stories of their local hairdresser. Collages of…

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Spooky Kingdom teams up with drive-in for Halloween event

October 12, 2014
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Spooky Kingdom teams up with drive-in for Halloween event

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Drive-in’s Halloween extravaganza will get a little spookier this year, thanks to the addition of Spooky Kingdom. “I am so excited to be partnering with them,” said Dawn Miceli, a town councilor and member of the Drive-in Committee. Howard and Bonnie Burke began running Spooky Kingdom at their Lovely…

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Plantsville Nursery School celebrates 60 years

October 11, 2014
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Plantsville Nursery School celebrates 60 years

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer In 1955, the Mother’s Club of Plantsville Congregational United Church of Christ saw a need for a nursery school and successfully opened it during a time when most mothers stayed home with their children. Now, Plantsville Community Nursery School is going on 60 years of teaching three and four year…

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Rebounding; Field hockey bounces right back from each early loss

October 10, 2014
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Rebounding; Field hockey bounces right back from each early loss

By John Goralski Sports Writer Erin Luddy scowled as her players lined up for postgame handshakes on Tuesday. The Lady Knights battled toe-to-toe against Conard for 80 minutes but came up short in a 1-0 loss. In most years, Luddy would be celebrating another moral victory, but this isn’t most years. The coach didn’t smile.…

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Youth’s Zombie Zone fights Crohn’s disease; now open

October 10, 2014
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Youth’s Zombie Zone fights Crohn’s disease; now open

The Pelletier Family of Bristol has had its fair share of scares, namely those related to their youngest son, Andre’, being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at the age of 11. Crohn’s disease, along with ulcerative colitis, are painful, debilitating, chronic digestive diseases impacting over 1.4 million American adults and children, with as many as 150,000…

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Southington Police Blotter for the week of Oct. 10

October 10, 2014
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Southington Police Blotter for the week of Oct. 10

The Southington Police Department has reported the following arrests. Darlene Martino, 51, of 108 Midwood Ave., Wolcott, was charged on Sept. 20 with prostitution and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $5,000 with an Oct. 6 court date. Brandy J. Milone, 24, homeless, was charged on Sept. 19 with prostitution. Bond was set…

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