Letter: Reader is worried about our future environment

February 13, 2016
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To the editor: Your editorial of last week left a question unanswered: Why didn’t the council member “recuse” when his employer first proposed the Hatton School project? This tiny Plainville-Southington area is as beautiful a spot as there is on the globe, and it behooves us to protect what has only been loaned to us.…

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Eye-popping Op-Art exhibit opens at The Matt

February 12, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR To the casual art observer, Victor Vasarely is not as much of a household name as Picasso, Monet, or Warhol. But Cynthia Roznoy, curator at the Mattatuck Museum, explained that in his native Hungary and adopted home of Paris, Vasarely’s work is held in high-esteem. And as the father of…

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Rose makes it official: UConn bound

February 12, 2016
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Jasen Rose announced his intentions last fall, but on Wednesday, Feb. 3 he made it official by signing his National Letter of Intent to play football at the University of Connecticut. The former Blue Knight quarterback hopes to make an impact with the Husky offense. Photo by BRIAN JENNINGS

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Once a Knight, always a Knight

February 12, 2016
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The Lady Knights celebrated their third annual alumni game on Sunday, Jan. 31. The game was coordinated by Holly Coleman, and it featured former Lady Knight basketball players from the early 1990s through 2013. Photo by BRIAN JENNINGS

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Registration is underway for the April vacation camp at YMCA Camp Sloper

February 12, 2016
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YMCA Camp Sloper in Southington will be running an April vacation camp during the upcoming spring break. Campers will have a choice of five great camps during the week of April 10 to April 15. Registration is underway for Fishing Camp, Horseback Riding Camp, Rocket Science Camp, Adventure Camp and Traditional Camp. The Adventure and…

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Steve Fernandes to be inducted into the CT Wrestling Hall of Fame

February 11, 2016
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The late Steve Fernandes of Southington, a member of the first class of the Southington Sports Hall of Fame, is one of six Connecticut individuals to be inducted into the newly-formed Connecticut Wrestling Hall of Fame in April. Fernandes was a Class LL champion in 1997 and was co-captain on Southington’s 1978 Class LL championship…

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Making music together at Circle of Friends

February 11, 2016
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Weston Masthay dances in the middle of the group during the Music Together workshop at Circle of Friends on North Main Street.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Early on a Tuesday morning, more than a dozen little ones sat in a circle as show tunes blared from a stereo. For the next 45-minutes, Felice Danielson, joined by nine mothers, one father, and two grandmothers, led the children in a Music Together workshop. At Circle of Friends on North Main…

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Mmm…Chocolate: Legion Auxiliary celebrates 13 years of Valentine’s Day treats for the troops

February 11, 2016
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The American Legion hosted its 13th annual Valentine's Day Chocolate Festival, an all volunteer based bake sale to support the troops.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The American Legion was filled with pink and red décor this Saturday afternoon, and a whole lot of chocolate. The American Legion Auxiliary hosted its 13th annual Chocolate Fest just in time for Valentine’s Day, offering candy, baked goods, and dozens of gift baskets. Four tables were filled with red velvet cheesecakes,…

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Local legislators react to the State of the State address

February 10, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Gov. Dannel Malloy, (D), delivered his State of the State address to the Connecticut General Assembly on Wednesday, Feb. 3, where he revealed his five-principle plan for strengthening the state economy. Malloy outlined a step-by-step process for creating a sustainable and enduring budget in the post-Great Recession economic environment. “We live in…

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