Gov. to deny firearm permits to those on gov’t watchlists

December 10, 2015
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Gov. to deny firearm permits to those on gov’t watchlists

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced his intention to sign a first-in-the-nation executive order that will allow firearm permits to be denied to those on the government watchlists. The Connecticut State Police already performs background checks on those seeking permits to purchase guns in Connecticut, based on Governor Malloy’s 2013 gun violence prevention legislation, one…

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Newbies and veterans crowned at Miss Southington

December 10, 2015
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Alyssa Anderson is crowned Miss Plantsville by Miss Connecticut Colleen Ward at Saturday’s Miss Southington Scholarship Pageant.

By MIKE CHAIKENEDITIONS EDITOR There are two new faces in the Miss Connecticut Scholarship pageant system and a veteran Miss Southington to boot. Jennifer Binversie, who was Miss Southington two years ago, was awarded the title again on Saturday at Derynoski School at the Miss Southington Scholarship pageant. Another veteran of the Miss Connecticut system, Alyssa…

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Meet the Asst. Town Attorney: Jeremy Taylor talks about his experience and his new role

December 10, 2015
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Assistant Town Attorney Jeremy Taylor

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Town Council voted to approve Jeremy Taylor as the Assistant Town Attorney on Nov. 23. We asked him about his experience as an attorney and what he is looking forward to the most in his new role. Q: How long have you been practicing law? A: I have been an attorney…

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Training for Tomorrow gives local students a look at future careers

December 10, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington students and business owners are benefiting from another busy year with the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce’s “Training for Tomorrow” program. In areas ranging from dentistry to marine biology and graphic design, the Chamber is setting students up for a semester of internships in their area of interest. For several years,…

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Town approves solar power for middle schools

December 10, 2015
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John F. Kennedy Middle School
1071 S Main St, Plantsville, CT 06479
(860) 628-3275

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Town Council voted on Monday, Nov. 23 to take the next step in continuing the “solarization plan” for the town. The council approved a Power Purchase Agreement with Greenskies Renewable Energy, LLC, in Middletown, to provide solar power supplies for Kennedy Middle School and DePaolo Middle School. The agreement is the…

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Knights are still going: Cross country teams compete at Nike nationals

December 9, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Members of the Southington Blue Knights cross country team traveled to Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls, N.Y. on Saturday, Nov. 28 to compete against some of the best runners in the northeast at the 2015 Nike Cross Country Nationals Northeast Regional. States represented at the meet included Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New…

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Knights fall short of 3rd title game: Ousted by Darien in semifinals; winning streak ends at 31 games

December 9, 2015
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Jasen Rose scrambles to elude a sack during a 49-7 loss to Darien in the Class LL semifinals in Stamford on Dec. 7.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The road to a third straight Class LL title reached its final destination for the Blue Knights football team on Monday, Dec. 7 at Boyle Field in Stamford when No.3 Southington fell to No.2 Darien (11-0), 49-7, in the Class LL semifinals. The Knights received the opening kickoff, but the Blue…

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Flipping the switch for ‘Hospitality Night’

December 9, 2015
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Hospitality Night- Chad Reed flips the switch (1)

On Friday, Dec. 4, Chad Reed flips the switch for the holiday lights on the Southington Town Green during “Hospitality Night,” sponsored by the Merchants of Downtown Southington and hosted by the Southington Parks and Recreation Department. Local Brownie troops joined together for a chorus on the steps of the First Congregational Church, while bands…

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Health listings for Dec. 11

December 9, 2015
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Health listings for Dec. 11

THURSDAY, DEC. 17 SOUTHINGTON LUNCH AND LEARN PROGRAM ABOUT MEMORY LOSS.  Noon to 1 p.m. Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging, Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Memorial campus, 81 Meriden Ave., Southington. Complimentary lunch. RSVP. 1-877-424-4641.

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