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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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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Just horsing around; 14-year-old Renn Abramczyk-Dubiel is the CT youth barrel horse racing champion

January 12, 2014
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Just horsing around; 14-year-old Renn Abramczyk-Dubiel is the CT youth barrel horse racing champion

By John Goralski Sports Writer The January chill was broken by thundering hooves as steered her horse TeeJay toward a barrel at the back of the Wolcott barn. The earth shook as the two raced toward the barrel, and a plume of dust filled the air as they banked into a turn. The Kennedy Middle…

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Jennifer Binversie is the new Miss Southington

January 12, 2014
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Jennifer Binversie is the new Miss Southington

By Mike Chaiken Editions Editor WATERBURY— A pair of Jennifers will be representing the town of Southington for the Miss Connecticut Scholarship Pageant over the next year. Jennifer Binversie, a student at the University of Hartford and Wisconsin native, is the new Miss Southington. Jennifer Bukowski, a high school student from Bristol, is the new…

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Legislators lay out plans prior to session

January 11, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the General Assembley scheduled to convene on February 5, state officials representing Southington have reflected on their top priorities and goals, which focus on enhancing business climate, increasing job opportunities and assisting senior citizens. The Connecticut Business Industry and Association (CBIA) reported that overall, the state has not scored…

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Cyber Knights begin planning stages for robotics

January 11, 2014
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Cyber Knights begin planning stages for robotics

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington High School Cyber Knights team kicked off its 2014 season Saturday, with an all day kickoff event that included a new rookie partner team from Plainville High School. The Cyber Knights team is now in its seventeenth year and currently consists of 65 students. The team is supported by…

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