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  1. Farmington Girl Scouts Earn And Aspire Towards Gold AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Hartford Courant

    All eight members of the Farmington Girl Scout Troop 61100 has either commpleted their Gold Award projects or are working to complete them. In the front row, from left, Isabella Alfano, Michelle Mordasiewicz, Julia Furmanek, and Maria Germano.

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  2. Farmington Library Farmers' Market Opens July 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Hartford Courant

    The library took over the farmers' market last year from the Hill-Stead Museum and saw between 300 and 500 people visit each week. This year's market opens July 1 and will run every Friday through September, a new addition to the schedule.

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  3. Miss Porter's School Plans New Community BuildingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | The Hartford Courant

    The 22,700-square-foot facility will be located near Brooks Field, where the school holds its graduation ceremony and other events. Groundbreaking is slated for next fall, and the project is scheduled to be completed in 2018, to coincide with the school's 175th anniversary.

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  4. Hill-Stead's Sculpture Trail: 14 More Reasons To Visit This SummerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 23 | The Hartford Courant

    Audrey Ryan, of Fairfield, a sculpture and photography major at the University of Hartford, sits by her sculpture made from felted lambs wool in a field at the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington May 13. It is one of the pieces installed along the museum's new sculpture trail, featuring the work of seven graduating seniors from the university's Hartford Art School. Each outdoor sculpture was inspired by the history of Hill-Stead Museum, its collections and surroundings.

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  5. Former Red Sox Pitcher Tim Wakefield To Appear At Vernon Bank OpeningRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 23 | The Hartford Courant

    Longtime Boston Red Sox knuckleballer Tim Wakefield will have a different pitch Saturday when he appears at Farmington Bank's new branch in Vernon: open an account. Wakefield, who spent 17 seasons in Boston, signed on with the bank as its celebrity spokesman last year, agreeing to make appearances at branch grand openings and in a series of TV, radio and print advertisements.

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  6. Medical Examiner, Municipalities At Odds Over Costs of Unclaimed BodiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 22 | The Hartford Courant

    The issue of who should pay for the transportation, storage and disposal of unclaimed dead bodies in Connecticut is pitting the state's chief medical examiner against municipal leaders, with both sides claiming the other should foot the bills. Chief Medical Examiner James Gill said Monday that state budget cuts mean his office can no longer afford to handle the bodies of dead people who have no family or friends to claim them for disposal.

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  7. Farmington Granted Moratorium On State Affordable Housing RequirementRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 21 | The Hartford Courant

    For the next four years, Farmington will be exempt from a state statute requiring 10 percent or more of the town's housing stock to be considered affordable. The state Department of Housing granted the town a moratorium on affordable housing development applications filed under state statute 8-30g, which deals with affordable housing.

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  8. Farmington High School Graduates Urged To 'Serve The Greater Good'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 20 | The Hartford Courant

    Amid well-wishes and encouragements bestowed on the Farmington High School Class of 2016 at Monday's graduation ceremony, art teacher Andrew Minor warned graduates that they will likely experience a "quarter-life crisis" between the ages of 25 and 30, during which "you will look around and have no idea what you're doing and why you're doing it." Minor, who the graduates selected as their faculty speaker, advised the 342 students to, when that time comes, ask the question: "Who do I serve? And who will I serve in the future?" "Do you want to merely service your college debt at a job that earns enough money, or will you serve something greater than your own needs?" Minor asked.

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  9. Club Opens Private GardensRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 20 | The Hartford Courant

    On June 10 and 11, the public had a rare chance to view Farmington's most hidden gardens when the Farmington Garden Club hosted a self-guided garden tour. The garden club, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, made eight private gardens available to view that weekend.

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  10. Farmington Senior Center Hosting New Veterans' Coffee HourRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 20 | The Hartford Courant

    Wayne Rioux, a retired Connecticut state trooper, is the veterans' liason for Hartford Healthcare at Home. A new veterans' coffee hour at the Farmington Senior Center will help connect veterans to each other and assist them in getting access to benefits they are entitled to.

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  11. Community News For The Valley EditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 20 | The Hartford Courant

    The Avon Arts Association is hosting its 2016 Spring Show through June 30 at the Simsbury Library Program Room during library hours. Avon Arts Association awarded scholarships at the annual Avon Arts Members Show reception on June 12 at the Simsbury Library Program Room.

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  12. Bristol Asks Residents For Ideas On Route 6's FutureRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 15 | The Hartford Courant

    The city wants to plan how to retain and perhaps expand its thriving retail corridor along Route 6 before the rows of shopping plazas and service shops get too old. To do that, city planners have hired a consulting firm and will seek public opinion at a workshop on Saturday morning.

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  13. Community News For The Valley EditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 13 | The Hartford Courant

    Tunxis Community College professor Mark Milewski of Manchester has successfully climbed Mount Everest. "Approaching the summit was a pretty profound moment," said Milewski, who stood on top of the 29,035-foot Mount Everest for about 20 minutes with some other climbers.

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  14. Farmington Police Probe Convenience Store 'Smash and Grabs'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 10 | The Hartford Courant

    The most recent "happened about 12:45 a.m. Friday when a man smashed the glass in the front door of the Henny Penny Sunoco at 989 Farmington Ave., police said. The thief broke into the cash register and ran away with an undisclosed amount of money, they said.

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  15. Challengers Lock In Primaries For Bristol, New BritainRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 7 | The Hartford Courant

    Three challengers in New Britain and Bristol on Tuesday earned the ability to force August primaies against party-backed candidates. Beloin-Saavedra wants the state Senate District 6 seat, which covers New Britain, Berlin and part of Farmington.

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  16. Farmington Girl Wins National Invention Convention Award For Dissolvable GumRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 6 | The Hartford Courant

    Hannah Zink, 13, showing how she makes her natural, dissolvable gum that won her the agriculture award at the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo. Hannah Zink, 13, showing how she makes her natural, dissolvable gum that won her the agriculture award at the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo.

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  17. South Windsor Beats Maloney In Class M Volleyball QuarterfinalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 3 | The Hartford Courant

    Brandon Baker had 20 kills as South Windsor beat Maloney in straight sets in the Class M boys volleyball quart Brandon Baker had 20 kills as top-seeded South Windsor defeated visiting No. 8 Maloney in three straight sets in the Class M boys volleyball quarterfinals.

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  18. Girls Tennis: Weston Beats Northwest Catholic For Class S TitleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 3 | The Hartford Courant

    Last year, the Northwest Catholic girls tennis team squeaked out a big victory over Weston in the Class S semifinal and rode that momentum to its second straight state championship. Five seniors graduated from that team, including the top three singles players.

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  19. Work Progresses On Live-Fire Training Facility For Avon And FarmingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 3 | The Hartford Courant

    A new training facility for firefighters in Avon and Farmington that has been years in the making should be ready for use by early November. The two fire departments reached their fundraising goal for the project late last year and site preparation where the facility will go on Round Hill Road off Route 4 has been going on since the spring.

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  20. Miss Porter's Graduates Encouraged To Follow Passions, Embrace LegacyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 3 | The Hartford Courant

    Gray skies and rain Friday morning could not dampen the spirits of Miss Porter's School's class of 2016. The 83 graduates, donning white dresses and daisies in their hair, celebrated earning the title of "Ancients" - what Miss Porter's calls its alumnae.

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