Posts Tagged ‘ Town Council ’

Meridian moves ahead; Council backs interlocal agreement

April 11, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Greenway Commons project has secured the approval of both town and state officials for a “tax increment financing district” around the former Ideal Forging property, and now Meridian Development hopes their long-awaited work on the property can move forward by this summer. The plan to remediate the contaminated property…

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Charter commission starts out hot

April 10, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Education Foundation has its first two time champion as the Bee-lievers from Plantsville Congregational Church won the title for the second time in three years. “We’re very pleased,” said team member Susan Koenig, after the team was the only remaining team to spell millennium correctly. Her other team members,…

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State legislators talk mandates with Town Council

March 24, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Most of Southington’s state legislators recently met with the Town Council and unfunded mandates, the possible elimination of the car tax and the MORE commission were the main topics of discussion. The state and town officials had planned on having this meeting earlier in the year, when the legislative session had…

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Opening the town charter; Tempers flare over commission proposal

March 14, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor A proposal before the Town Council to establish a new charter revision commission became contentious Monday night, as the Democrat minority accused the Republicans of being secretive and already having a determined agenda. The discussion on the commission was brief, but at one point during the debate Town Council Chairman John…

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The circus may come to town

March 6, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Town officials are investigating whether it’s feasible to bring the Cole Bros Circus to town later this summer, as a favor to neighboring Meriden. Cole Bros has performed in Meriden, at the hub, for the last three years, but work there has forced the city to explore other options. Ed Sibert, …

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Residents upset with sidewalk returns

February 27, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Town Council returned an ordinance update on sidewalks used as school access ways back to a subcommittee after hearing about a dozen residents speak out against the proposal during a public hearing earlier this week. Town Councilor Cheryl Lounsbury chairs the Council’s subcommittee that was tasked with updating several town…

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‘Southington is in great shape’; Grand List rises by $450,000

February 8, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Town officials looked back on a busy year and discussed the challenges of the next 12 months during the State of the Town event at the Manor Inn. The relatively new tradition was introduced by the Chamber of Commerce in 2010 and this year’s dinner event included comments from several…

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Possible phosphorous deal in works; Could lead to massive savings for town

October 26, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Southington officials said they are on the verge of a deal with environmental agencies to address phosphorous in the town’s wastewater to an extent that won’t bring about the massive costs they have feared at Monday’s Town Council meeting. “We don’t have a formal agreement in place, but we remain…

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Council backs arts building; SCCA has 18 months to raise money

September 14, 2012
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By ROB GLIDDEN STAFF WRITER Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) has been given approval by the Town Council to begin the early stages of their plans for an arts center at the Gura Building. After months of deliberation at the Council level that was often heated, a small committee of councilors and SCCA members was…

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Representing the town; Andy Meade was a true team player

August 29, 2012
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Rifling through an old picture album, Andy Meade brushes past the headlines to point out his teammates in the photos. He brags about them one by one, and the list reads like a Who’s Who of Southington sports. Of course, he fails to point out that it’s his name that’s…

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