Library to apply for grant that could help with renovations

August 22, 2014
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Library to apply for grant that could help with renovations

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington Library was recently granted permission by the Town Council to apply for a grant that could help fund an expansion project at the library. Though the expansion is not set to begin until 2017, Library Director Susan Smayda described moving the grant application forward as an important first…

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Sometimes nice guys finish first; Ron Wyckoff selected to the NE Auto Racing Hall of Fame

August 22, 2014
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Sometimes nice guys finish first; Ron Wyckoff selected to the NE Auto Racing Hall of Fame

By John Goralski Sports Writer Nobody expected much out of Ronnie Wyckoff when he slipped into the lineup at the Riverside Park Triple Crown Finale in August of 1980. After all, the Southington driver was supposed to be retired. How could he expect to keep pace with such a storied group of drivers in their…

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New superintendent adjusts to position

August 22, 2014
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New superintendent adjusts to position

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer New Superintendent of Schools is transitioning to Southington with a busy first week on the job. “It’s a much larger school district,” said Connellan, who was the former superintendent for Oxford Public Schools. “There are lots of things to do every single day, that’s probably the biggest difference.” Assistant Superintendent…

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Continued anger over hospital plans; Healthcare officials meet with residents

August 22, 2014
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Continued anger over hospital plans; Healthcare officials meet with residents

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Hartford Healthcare officials held a “Community Conversation” at Derynoski Elementary School Monday night to hear the concerns of Southington residents about the changes at Bradley Memorial Hospital. Hartford Healthcare was represented by Tricia Walden, Lucille Janatka, president of the central region of Hartford Healthcare and Jim Blazar, senior vice president…

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Local volunteer firefighter charged with early June dumpster fire

August 20, 2014
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Local volunteer firefighter charged with early June dumpster fire

A local volunteer firefighter was arrested for allegedly starting a dumpster fire in the Raya Clinic parking lot in early June. On Wednesday, August 20, , 24, of 146 South St., third floor, Bristol, surrendered to police after learning there was a warrant out for his arrest. According to the arrest warrant, Newman, a volunteer…

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Miscellaneous listings for Aug. 22

August 19, 2014
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FRIDAY, AUG. 22 BRISTOL 5TH ANNUAL FALCON 5K. 6:30 p.m. Registration is 5 to 6:15 p.m. Hosted by St. PaulCatholicHigh School. Proceeds benefit The Reverend Edmund O’Brien Scholarship Fund. Flat, fast, simple 3.1 mile course. Chip timing and post race activities. St. PaulCatholicHigh School, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol. $20, open, alumni, general public. $15 for…

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Plantsville resident named to 40 under Forty list

August 17, 2014
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Plantsville resident named to 40 under Forty list

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Plantsville resident Jennifer Young was recognized by the Hartford Business Journal as part of the 18 annual 40 Under Forty Young Business Leaders award. At just 26, Young is an experienced physician assistant and is the co-owner of Pure Skin Medical spa. Young said she met her business partner, Jenna…

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Singers come out for first round of CT Icon

August 17, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer CT Icon, a competition for singers ages 9 and up, held its first round of auditions on August 3 and over 30 people participated. “We’re hoping for an even bigger turnout for the second audition,” said Icon spokesman Melissa Ericksen-Salmon. “Some people have already preregistered for the 23. There’s a…

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Restaurants vie to have the best pizza in town at chamber event

August 16, 2014
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Restaurants vie to have the best pizza in town at chamber event

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Pizza enthusiasts everywhere, mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 26. The Southington Chamber of Commerce Women is holding its fifth annual Pizza Fest at Northridge Golf Course, formerly Pine Valley, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. It’s an event for those who consider themselves a pizza connoisseur or those looking for…

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