Finance board finalizes budget

March 30, 2016
By
Money 1

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Board of Finance (BOF) held three workshops this month to determine the budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. At a public hearing on March 7, the BOF opened the floor for residents to share their questions and concerns before these workshops. This year’s budget request totaled $143 million, a $4.7 million…

Read more »

Coffee and conversation with Democratic state reps

March 30, 2016
By
Coffee cup 1

House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D – Berlin/Southington) and State Rep. Dave Zoni (D – Southington) are inviting the public to join them for coffee at the Carousel Coffee Shop, 190 Main St. in Southington to answer questions and chat about any ideas people may have about moving our community and all of Connecticut forward. They will…

Read more »

Compounce wants to know your fears; be among first to ride Phobia

March 30, 2016
By

Starting today, Lake Compounce Family Theme Park is inviting guests to share their deepest, darkest phobias with park officials via www.lakecompounce.com/phobiaphearcontest. Twelve riders will be chosen to be the first to experience Phobia Phear Coaster on the park’s opening day, May 7 at 11 a.m. The 12 chosen guests will be highlighted on the park’s…

Read more »

Eversource helicopters to be surveying over Bristol, Southington

March 30, 2016
By

Look up in the skies, it’s a bird, it’s Eversource. As part of an ongoing effort to strengthen the power grid and increase reliability, Eversource announced in a press release it will be surveying vegetation growing near its high voltage transmission lines. The work involves using two helicopters to cover more than 800 miles of…

Read more »

Fugitive from Illinois located in Southington

March 30, 2016
By
Geremy Wallace

At 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 29, members of the Southington Police Department Special Investigation Unit, along with officials from the U.S. Marshals Service, took a local man into custody for outstanding warrants in Illinois. Geremy Wallace, 36, of 76 Cherry Street was wanted by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office in the State of Illinois on…

Read more »

Animal Control is looking for dog involved in attack

March 30, 2016
By
The Southington Police Department
69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 378-1600

Animal Control is looking for a 100 pound lab/boxer mix that attacked a pet on Deer Run on Monday, March 28. At approximately 12:15 p.m., Edward Hayes of 124 Deer Run report that his Yorkshire terrier was attacked by another dog while it was in his back yard. Hayes said a large black dog with tan streaks…

Read more »

Music listings, starting April 1

March 30, 2016
By

FRIDAY, APRIL 1 OTHER THE MACHINE. 8 p.m. Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield. $45. (203) 438-5795, RidgefieldPlayhouse.org TONY BENNETT. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $59, $39. MoheganSun.com, 1-800-745-3000. SATURDAY, APRIL 2 BRISTOL HOLDEN IT TOGETHER. A fund raiser for the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance. 6 to 10 p.m. Featuring Cajun Ray and the…

Read more »

Local man arrested for selling pot

March 30, 2016
By
Cory Seeger

Police arrested a local man for selling marijuana in Southington. On March 29, at approximately, 7:11 a.m., Cory Seeger, 24, of Southington turned himself in to Southington police after learning there were active warrants for his arrest. During the month of March 2015, the Special Investigations Unit received information about Seeger selling marijuana in town.…

Read more »

Performance listings, starting April 1

March 30, 2016
By

FRIDAY, APRIL 1 OTHER ‘MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.’ 8 p.m. Musical about famed recording session with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London. $38 and up. GardeArts.org, (860) 444-7373. ‘APRIL FOOLS: STORIES ABOUT GETTING DUPED.’ Part of The MOuTH at The Mark Twain House and…

Read more »