Posts Tagged ‘ Town Council ’

Ordinance taking STEPS; Youth Council brings proposals to Town Council

January 31, 2014
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By Lissa Capobianco Staff Writer Matt Garry of DePaolo Middle School was just one of over a dozen students from the  STEPS Youth Council who stepped up to the podium Monday night before the Southington Town Council, proposing an ordinance that would prevent convenience stores from displaying tobacco or nicotine products in areas where underage…

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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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Arts campaign at halfway mark; Council approves grant for Gura Building

November 29, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) halfway into its 18-month capital campaign to turn the old Gura Building into an arts center, the Town Council voted in approval of a DECD Grant worth $500,000 Monday night. During its meeting, the Southington Town Council voted 8 to 1 to accept…

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Riccio to chair Town Council

November 21, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Members of the Southington Town Council were sworn in last Tuesday, appointing Republican Michael Riccio as the new chairman, and appointing Cheryl Lounsbury as Vice Chairperson. Riccio, who previously served on the Council in 2007, said he looks forward to serving as chairman. “I really look forward to two strong…

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Southington Council chooses to go with CRCOG

November 2, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the consolidation of regional planning agencies in the state, the Town Council voted Monday night in approval to join Hartford’s Capital Region Council of Governments (CRCOG), as suggested by the Office of Policy and Management (OPM), which is responsible for all state staff planning. “It was not an easy…

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Councilors say their farewells; Four Republicans not seeking re-election

November 1, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With Election Day just around the corner, four town councilors not seeking re-election said goodbye to their colleagues Monday night, thanking them for several years of teamwork and commitment to Southington. Four of the six incumbent Republican councilors, Louis Martocchio, Peter Romano, Dr. Al Natelli and John Dobbins, decided not…

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Council creates Beecher Street subcommittee

October 3, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer In response to the public outcries against the proposed selling of the Beecher Street property during a public hearing last month, the Southington Town Council created a bi-partisan “ad hoc” subcommittee to obtain additional information before making a final decision on the former home of the school system’s administrative offices.…

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Chamber hosts Town Council candidate debate

October 2, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Republicans and Democrats running for Town Council came face-to-face last week during the first Q&A session, hosted by the Southington Chamber of Commerce. Both parties addressed key issues of the town, including property taxes, open space and the environmental cleanup of superfund sites. However, Republican and Democratic candidates shared opposing…

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Public against Beecher Street proposal; Council tables decision until next meeting

September 12, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Local residents voiced their opinions Monday at a public hearing, opposing the potential sale of 49 Beecher Street, the former home of the school system’s administrative offices. Nearly a dozen residents stood up to the podium before the Southington Town Council, rejecting the sale of 49 Beecher Street for $220,000…

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Reverse 9-1-1 system approved; Council gives go ahead for Everbridge system

August 17, 2013
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By Lissa Capobianco Staff Writer Town officials have decided to upgrade a reverse 9-1-1 system that could help deliver alerts during emergencies or send wide reminders for important events. During Monday’s Town Council meeting, all council members voted in approval of the project, which would cost about $15,000 initially and $10,000 a year later.  The…

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