Early birds sign up for YMCA Camp Sloper

February 26, 2016
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YMCA Camp Director Shane Altwies welcomes Emily Hebert, left, and Jenna Hebert, right, as the first registrants for this year’s summer camps.

Summer camp season has kicked off at Camp Sloper, and Southington sisters Jenna and Emily Hebert led the long line of soon-to-be campers who registered for camp early on the morning of Jan. 30. When registration opened online at 8a.m., more than 900 children were signed up, but the Heberts were first in line. “We…

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Little Mermaid Jr. opens on Friday

February 26, 2016
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The curtain opens this this weekend for the Strong PTO drama club’s production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” The show is directed by Southington High School senior Eddie Vitcavage and is performed by Strong students. Performances will be held on Friday, Feb. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m., at Kennedy Middle School.…

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Malloy issues limited State of Emergency due to power outages

February 25, 2016
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy today declared a limited State of Emergency to help accelerate power restoration efforts following last night’s storm that produced heavy rain, strong winds, and power outages across the state.  The declaration is necessary to assist out-of-state utility crews in their efforts to help power restoration in Connecticut. “This declaration is necessary…

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Eversource still working to restore power

February 25, 2016
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Eversource still working to restore power

With winds gusting over 75 miles-per-hour in some locations and torrential rain soaking a majority of Connecticut, Wednesday night’s powerful storm caused extensive damage across the state, interrupting electric service to more than 89,500 Eversource customers.  The company’s line and tree crews have been working non-stop and have already restored power to more than 50,000…

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The ‘mob’ hosting a wacky wedding April 9

February 25, 2016
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The mob’s most anticipated wedding is coming to town. Danny and Donna’s wedding date has been set for Saturday, April 9 and you are cordially invited. That is if you are not packing heat. You can walk in the steps of the mob’s most notorious gangsters and become part of the wildest wedding in years…

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Carousel Museum open for season

February 25, 2016
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The New England Carousel Museum will reopen to the public on March 2 with summer hours scheduled from Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. The museum is available to rent at any time for receptions, weddings, showers, meetings, dances, birthday parties, or events. The…

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Rotary scholarship approaching quickly, March 1

February 25, 2016
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The Rotary Club of Bristol wishes to remind graduating high school seniors, school administrators, counselors and families that the application deadline for this year’s Bristol Rotary/Karl Schwartz Scholarship Program is March 1. The scholarships are among the most significant in the area—each year granting multiple thousands of dollars in funding to numerous students who are…

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Obituary: Randall J. Artibani, 62

February 25, 2016
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Randall J. Artibani, 62, died on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016.

Randall J. Artibani, 62, beloved husband of Sarah Artibani passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at UConn Health Center in Farmington. Randy was born in Bristol on October 8, 1953, to Severino Artibani and Priscilla (Brackett) Artibani of Plainville. He is survived by his wife, Sarah; daughter, Shaylene Krupinski and son-in-law Michael Krupinski…

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Southington Care to replace roof with state grant

February 25, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER On Feb. 10 Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) announced $15 million in grants for non-profit providers across the state. Southington Care Center (SCC), a part of Central Connecticut Senior Health Services, Inc., will receive $370, 899 to put toward improving their facilities. SCC will be using this grant to replace their roof. The…

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