Resident input wanted for possible RV policy

September 24, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Planning and Zoning Commission is proposing a new policy for the storage of recreational vehicles (RV) in Southington. Planning and Zoning Commission Vice Chairman Paul Chaplinsky said that the changes to the RV storage policy in Southington are necessary because the current policy is “very light on wording.” According…

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Health listings for Sept. 26

September 23, 2014
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OCT. 1-22 BRISTOL ZUMBA. 5:15 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. Held by Bristol Hospital Parent and Child Center. Bristol Hospital’s Hughes Auditorium, Level A, Brewser Road, Bristol. $10 per participant for four weeks. Sliding scale fee structure available. Free for low-income participants. Pre-registration required. (860) 585-3895. THURSDAY, OCT. 2 BRISTOL FUN WITH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.…

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DEEP issues warning about deer, moose

September 23, 2014
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DEEP issues warning about deer, moose

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Wildlife Division issued a press release reminding motorists to be watchful of increased deer and moose activity, especially during early morning and evening hours.  September through October is the peak of the breeding season for Connecticut’s small but expanding moose population in the northern part of the state,…

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Malloy courting women in close re-election race

September 23, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s campaign is making the strong sell to female voters in Connecticut, banking that his positions on gun control, pay equity, domestic violence and a higher minimum wage will give the first-term incumbent an edge in the tight race against Republican businessman…

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Three women arrested in undercover prostitution sting

September 22, 2014
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Darlene Martino

Three women were arrested on prostitution charges following an undercover operation conducted by Southington Police Department detectives. The operation, which took place on Friday, Sept. 19, was planned in response to reports and complaints that prostitutes were active at several Southington hotels. An undercover officer, working with the Southington Special Investigations Unit, posed as a…

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Connecticut ex-governor convicted of new crimes

September 21, 2014
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By PAT EATON-ROBB Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former Gov. John G. Rowland, who resigned from office a decade ago in a corruption scandal, was convicted Friday of federal charges that he conspired to hide payment for work on two congressional campaigns. Rowland, once a rising star for the Republican Party, served 10 months in…

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Community involvement; Apple Harvest Road Race attracts all ages & abilities

September 21, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer John Myers has already heard the rumors trickling down through running circles, and the talk never fails to bring a smile to his face. Plainville Elementary School is gearing up for their second title defense in the annual Y-Cup competition at the Apple Harvest Road Race, but other schools are…

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Local leaders to take part in Banned Book Week event

September 21, 2014
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This is the third year that the Southington Library is hosting a book reading to celebrate Banned Book Week. Here are the readers from last year. Many are returning this year. 
Pictured, from left, Kaye Davis, Mark Sciota, David Monti, Patricia Kraut, Joe Eradi, Sue Smayda, Mary-Ellen D’Angelo, Garry Brumback, Kelly Nichols and Susan Saucier.

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Library is once again hosting a slate of local leaders to celebrate Banned Book Week. Banned Book Week runs from Sunday, Sept. 21 to Saturday, Sept. 27. The event will showcase local leaders reading from and sharing anecdotes about their favorite banned books. Those reading include Town Manager Garry…

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Shattering pool records; Girls Swimming returns with high expectations

September 20, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Records seemed to fall every time that a Southington swimmer hit the water last fall. A senior broke her own record in the 100 breaststroke, and she snapped another record in the 100 freestyle. A freshman broke the 50 freestyle record, and a four-person relay shattered the 200 freestyle mark.…

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