Defending their title; Gymnasts open the season with 3 wins

January 17, 2014
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Defending their title; Gymnasts open the season with 3 wins

By John Goralski Sports Writer One girl slipped off the bars. Another one slipped off the beam. The vault and floor routines were about as perfect as they could be on the first competition, but Southington gymnasts picked right back up where they finished in their Class L title defense. On Wednesday, Jan. 8, the…

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Possible zone change for Wonx Springs Road is tabled

January 17, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Planning and Zoning Commission tabled a proposal to change the industrial zone area of Wonx Spring Road to a residential zone, after the applicant requested to keep the public hearing open prior to establishing a more developed plan. “We felt that this would be in the best interest…

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Senator Markley honored with AARP award

January 17, 2014
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Senator Markley honored with AARP award

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Connecticut AARP honored Republican State Senator Joe Markley with the 2013 Legislative Achievement Award for his commitment to protecting the consumer rights of senior citizens in Southington. Last week, the Connecticut AARP, along with members of the community, applauded Senator Markley at Jensen’s Clubhouse for his work to ensure…

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Site to help with multiple sclerosis

January 17, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer When Southington native Kevin Salerno became diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2009, he wanted to find a way to help raise money for research, hosting events and getting involved with MS Society by participating in annual walks and the 5K course “MuckFest.” Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, disabling disease…

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Continuing the renaissance; Town to apply for grant to help Plantsville

January 17, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Town Council voted unanimously on Monday to apply for a grant that will help push forward the revitalization of downtown Plantsville. Town Manager Garry Brumback said the Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program (LOTCIP) grant, worth $2.4 million, will help turn downtown Plantsville into a Renaissance-style area. “We have…

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Cold weather to return, says AccuWeather

January 14, 2014
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Cold weather to return, says AccuWeather

The nation isn’t done with the “Polar Vortex” yet. Although temperatures will not challenge last week’s single digit fare, AccuWeather said the brief respite from sub-freezing temperatures is at an end. AccuWeather.com reports in the wake of the mild air that has been sitting over much of the eastern half of the nation over the…

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Plantsville man arrested on sexual assault charges

January 14, 2014
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A Plantsville man was arrested on sex assault charges. Jason J. Archibald, 29, was charged on Monday, Jan. 13 with first and second degree sexual assault. He was held on a $75,000 with a Jan. 14 court date. According to police, the arrest warrant resulted from an investigation of an incident that occurred on November…

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Superintendent Presents Proposed Budget for 2014-2015

January 14, 2014
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Southington School Supt. Dr. Joseph Erardi plans to present his proposed budget before the Board of Education tonight during a workshop meeting. According to the Superintendent’s Operating Budget report, the proposed budget for 2014-2015 is $87,259, 873—an increase of 3.59 percent over this current year adopted budget. The adopted budget for this current year is…

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AccuWeather says storms could cause some trouble

January 13, 2014
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AccuWeather says storms could cause some trouble

Most of the impact seems elsewhere, but AccuWeather says New England should keep an eye out for some storms that may head our way. AccuWeather.com reports a few weak storm systems staggered over several days will prevent a major snowfall from unfolding in the East this week, but wet weather will allow minor travel problems…

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