Letter: Girl Scout CEO thanks Connecticut volunteers

April 30, 2016
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To the editor: This April, as we celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Month, Girl Scouts of Connecticut wishes to send a very large message of love and gratitude to the thousands of adults in every zip code of the state who make Girl Scouting possible for 35,000 Connecticut Girl Scouts. Our 17,000 adult members serve as volunteer…

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Letter: Parent grieves for death of Kennedy Middle School teacher

April 30, 2016
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To the editor: My heart is breaking at the news of Joseph Cipollini’s passing. He was my son Ryan’s science teacher this year. I got to meet him only two times, but I could tell that my son was in good hands with Joe Cipolino. His scholarship and good humor were clearly evident…two vital traits…

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Team earns gold medallion for MS fundraising

April 30, 2016
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Mark and Doris Zakrzewski stand behind their top fundraising medallion while being surrounded by nearly 70 members of Mark’s Polish Power Walk MS team. The team raised nearly $6,000 for the 2016 Travelers Walk MS on Sunday, April 17 in Cheshire. In 2006, Mark Zakrzewski was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a chronic often debilitating disease…

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Local OT worker highlighted for National Occupational Therapy Month

April 30, 2016
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Southington resident, Michelle Rini, an Occupational Therapist with Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care (FHCHC), stops for a photo on her way to a Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care visit. FHCHC highlighted her during Occupational Therapy Month. Rini is a graduate of Bay Path College, has provided occupational therapy in home health care for…

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Letter: Markley speaks out about unfunded state mandates

April 30, 2016
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To the editor: Your excellent editorial last week—“Show Me the Money”—might better have been titled, “Show Me the Freedom.” As you point out, what matters most is our power to run our town in the way that makes sense to us. The state should give communities all possible latitude to manage their own affairs. Let…

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Lake Compounce seeks summer workers

April 30, 2016
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Lake Compounce Family Theme Park is seeking approximately 500 additional individuals to join their team for this summer season. Positions that are available include food and beverage, games, rides, retail, admissions, maintenance, grounds, housekeeping, as well as at Bear Creek Campground. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and be available to work…

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The show will go on: Downtown festivals get waiver from state

April 29, 2016
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By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR It’s been almost two months since Town Councilors Tom Lombardi (R) and Victoria Triano joined State Representatives David Zoni and Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz in front of the Public Safety and Security Committee in Hartford to speak in favor of a House Bill, sponsored by Zoni, that would give towns a waiver against…

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Obituary: Ann Testa, 78

April 29, 2016
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Obit - Ann Testa

Ann Testa, 78, of Bristol, left this Earth to be with her Heavenly Father on April 28, 2016 at the Ingraham Manor in Bristol. She was born June 3, 1937 in Island Pond, VT, the daughter of the late Gerard and Mary (O’Leary) Castonguay. She had retired from Waldbaums Food Mart and also worked for…

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Powder Puff training at Foresi

April 29, 2016
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SP Brief - Football at Foresi

Foresi’s Individualized Training and Sports Performance Center at 122 Spring St. Unit D4 hosted a four week, town-wide football program for the Southington Valley Midget Football League from April 3-24 which attracted over 20 girls. The program’s aim was to introduce powder puff flag football to girls, aged 8-14.

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