Councilor looks at ways to combat vandalism

January 31, 2014
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Councilor looks at ways to combat vandalism

By Ed Harris Editor A Southington Town Councilor is looking to create a taskforce that would be charged with brainstorming ideas to deal with vandalism in town, after an ice rink was vandalized for the second time in as many weeks. Councilor Dawn Miceli would like the taskforce to include people from all walks of…

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Ordinance taking STEPS; Youth Council brings proposals to Town Council

January 31, 2014
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By Lissa Capobianco Staff Writer Matt Garry of DePaolo Middle School was just one of over a dozen students from the  STEPS Youth Council who stepped up to the podium Monday night before the Southington Town Council, proposing an ordinance that would prevent convenience stores from displaying tobacco or nicotine products in areas where underage…

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School board approves $87.1 million budget request

January 31, 2014
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By Lissa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Board of Education voted unanimously in approval of adopting a budget of $87,072,005, an increase of 3.37 percent from the current budget. The adopted budget for this current year is $84,233,204. During a recent Board of Education meeting, board members revisited four items in the proposed budget of…

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Heating bills might get a break, says AccuWeather

January 29, 2014
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Heating bills might get a break, says AccuWeather

Warmth is coming, but at a prices, says AccuWeather. AccuWeather.com reports there is good news for folks hoping for a little break on heating bills and hoping to clean up the ice and snow that has accumulated in the Midwest, East and South. However, the pattern change may eventually evolve into storms that bring heavy precipitation.…

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Area gym hosts gymnastics competition at XL Center this weekend; Alicia Sacramone appears Friday

January 29, 2014
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HARTFORD – One of the most prestigious and one of the biggest co-ed New England regional youth gymnastics events will be held in Connecticut as American Gymnastics of Southington will host the 21st annual American Invitational at the XL Center’s Exhibition Hall  in a two-day event on Friday and Saturday. There are 835 boys and…

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New Britain Art League seeks entries this weekend for art show opening Feb. 7

January 29, 2014
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The Art League of New Britain will feature a show, “2014 Working from the Figure,” from Feb. 7 to March 2. The show includes drawing, watercolor, easel painting, photographs, digital work, sculpture and mixed media that are inspired from or address the human figure in some aspect. The Juror will be Grier de Langley Torrence,…

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Sick of winter? AccuWeather pulls out its crystal ball

January 29, 2014
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Sick of winter? AccuWeather pulls out its crystal ball

In advance of Groundhog Day, Accuweather has offered its outlook for the remaining winter. AccuWeather.com reports though Phil has a few more days to prognosticate the next six weeks, the AccuWeather.com long-range forecasting team already predicts that the nation will be split in half: cold and snow will linger in the Northern states, while spring will…

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Southington Remembers the Life of Thalberg Student

January 29, 2014
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Southington Remembers the Life of Thalberg Student

The Southington community is remembering the life of 7-year-old , who passed away as a result of a severe asthma attack. A second grade student at Thalberg Elementary School, Ben had a passion for baseball, and was a fan of the Boston Red Sox. Besides playing in the Western Little League, Ben was an aspiring…

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Area gymnasts to compete at XL Center this weekend

January 29, 2014
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HARTFORD – One of the most prestigious and one of the biggest co-ed New England regional youth gymnastics events will be held in Connecticut as American Gymnastics of Southington will host the 21st annual American Invitational at the XL Center’s Exhibition Hall  in a two-day event on Friday, Jan. 31 and Saturday, Feb. 1. There…

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