Posts Tagged ‘ veterans ’

Disabled veterans to receive property tax exemption

October 2, 2014
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Disabled veterans to receive property tax exemption

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Town Council recently voted unanimously for a property tax exemption for 100 percent disabled veterans. Town Manager Garry Brumback suggested that fully disabled veterans be exempt from property taxes during his report and the council shared his support. Brumback said that the tax exemption would not cause a significant…

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American Legion honored with awards

July 25, 2014
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American Legion honored with awards

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The American Legion Kiltonic Post 72, Southington was honored at the American Legion 96th Department of Connecticut Convention with nine awards for their outstanding efforts in community service, leadership, youth outreach and membership. Post 72 also nominated the Southington Police Department for two additional awards, the American Legion Police Department…

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The Summit honors veterans

June 20, 2014
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The Summit honors veterans

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Summit at Plantsville recently recognized its veterans for their service with a wall of honor. The Summit honored its residents along with Vitas Innovative Hospice Care. More than 30 veterans were honored during last week’s ceremony. Town Manager Garry Brumback gave a brief thank you to show his appreciation…

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Gov. looks to end veterans’ homelessness

February 11, 2014
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 Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, joined by Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, veterans, veterans’ advocates and local, state and federal officials, today laid out several of his proposals aimed at combatting veterans’ homelessness and unemployment in Connecticut, a press release from his office announced. The initiatives, whichMalloy introduced last week, focus specifically on working with public and…

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Veterans Committee adopts mission statement

February 8, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the Southington Board of Education voting unanimously to adopt an official mission statement for the Veterans Committee, the school district has reaffirmed to “never forget” the sacrifices of military service members from the past and present. “I see tonight as the exemplar for this entire country at every local…

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Students start candy drive for uncle overseas

November 18, 2013
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Students start candy drive for uncle overseas

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Besides participating in a Veteran’s Day celebration last week, students at Kelley Elementary School worked together to create a candy care package for three local platoons serving in Afghanistan. With the help and support of faculty and staff, students Colton and Analeigh Thorpe spread the word about their uncle’s deployment…

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Town thanks its local veterans

November 14, 2013
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Town thanks its local veterans

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For veteran Edison Occhi, the Korean War continues to serve as a vivid memory full of heartache and pain. He served 21 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, and enlisted at the age of 17-and-half after attending trade school. From September 1950 to January 1952, he fought during the Korean…

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Schools honor area veterans

November 13, 2013
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Schools honor area veterans

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Students throughout the Southington school district expressed their patriotism and appreciation for military men and women through Veterans Day celebrations, welcoming family members and friends who have served in the past and present. During a ceremony at Derynoski Elementary School, fifth graders took the stage to honor veterans through a…

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Sen. Murphy to hold roundtable discussion on issues facing veterans

March 29, 2013
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U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) issued the following press release. WATERBURY—On Monday, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) will hold a roundtable discussion at Post University with student veterans, active duty soldiers, Army National Guard recruiters and university administrators to discuss issues faced by Connecticut veterans, and the recently restored military tuition assistance benefits that had been…

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Wall of Heroes is unveiled at school

November 15, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer During its annual Veterans Day celebration, Derynoski Elementary School unveiled a new tile mural in the building’s lobby which pays tribute to the armed forces. Named “The Wall of Heroes,” the mosaic honors each branch of the military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and the Marines – and…

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