Proposal to cap electric charge to be discussed

December 23, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A key Connecticut lawmaker is joining a coalition of labor, religious and environmental groups to discuss a legislative proposal to place a cap on the residential fixed charge imposed by the state’s largest electric utility, Connecticut Light and Power. Rep. Lonnie Reed, a Branford Democrat, was scheduled to appear Monday at…

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Bomb threat called into SHS; kids sent home early

December 22, 2014
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Police reported that today, at about 2 p.m., a bomb threat to the Southington High school was posted on the social media website (YIK YAK). Police said the threat was discovered near the schools’ dismissal time, so all students were dismissed early, all after school activities were cancelled, and the school building was evacuated. Police…

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BOE names Olander as new technology director

December 21, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Board of Education has appointed Jamie Olander as the new director of technology for the Southington Public Schools. Olander has served as the executive director of institutional data for the Hartford Public Schools since 2012. Prior to that, he worked in analytics, information, and marketing at The Hartford, an…

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‘Legends in Concert’ continues to be a cut above

December 21, 2014
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‘Legends in Concert’ continues to be a cut above

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR One of the aspects of the “Legends in Concert” franchise that I have always enjoyed is that the performers never hold back. When the performers step up on stage as Elvis, Michael Jackson, etc., the audience never gets a paint-by-numbers tribute performance. The performers don’t just stand up, offer up…

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Chuckling holiday stress away with Burlesque-A-Pades

December 21, 2014
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Chuckling holiday stress away with Burlesque-A-Pades

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR For the standing room audience at Bridge Street Live in Collinsville last Friday, the stresses of the holiday melted away. And it was all thanks to Burlesque-A-Pades’ “Christmas Shimmy,” featuring Angie Pontani, Helen Pontani, the Maine Attraction, Albert Cadabra, and special Connecticut guest Dot Mitzvah. I, for one, didn’t stop…

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SVMFL competes for the food pantry

December 21, 2014
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The Buccaneers collected over 200 pounds of food during their game-day food drive.

The Southington Valley Midget Football League’s recent food drive raised hundreds of pounds of non-perishable food for Southington Community Services during a week-long contest on the sidelines of league games. The Redskins won the contest, collecting over 489 pounds of food for the local food bank. The Buccaneers finished second with 207 pounds of food.…

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Expanding the water system in Southington

December 21, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER   The Town Council unanimously approved a bond ordinance for over $5 million, which is going to be a low-interest loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, for the Water Department to design and construct the Eastside Pressure Zone project. According to Superintendent of the Water Department Fred Rogers,…

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Five-year old starts toy drive for CCMC

December 21, 2014
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By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER For 5-year-old Amelia Daliga of Bristol, all she wants this holiday season is to make young patients smile at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford. Late last month, Amelia decided to start her own toy drive after thinking about children who may not be able to come home for the…

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Cops give toys for Southington tots

December 21, 2014
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There are 600 families that will have toys under their tree as a result of the Southington Police Department’s Stuff a Cruiser Toy Drive. Southington Community Services said, in a press release, that the event was the most successful toy drive to date. From left, Master Stt. Kahn, Officer Gorr, Ben Gorr, Officer Gallo, and…

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