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The Southington

Cit itii zen Southington’s Only Hometown Newspaper

Volume 8, Number 1

Friday, Januar y 6, 2012

Southington town officials mull what 2012 will bring By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen

Every year, a new year rolls around, with new promise and hope for change for the better. For town officials, the new year brings on a plate full of issues and agendas to tackle. “My biggest concern is trying to keep costs down and weather the economic mess,” said Southington

Town Council Chairman Edward Pocock III. “That for me is priority one.” Board of education Chairman Brian Goralski, echoed that the economy has not improved much, and the same dismal situation will carry over into 2012, but he remains optimistic that the community will continue to

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Lifelong resident and publisher dies after life of community service By Ken DiMauro Special to The Citizen

For Anthony L. Urillo, of Southington, founder and former president of The Step Saver and The Southington Observer, being the owner and longtime publish- Urillo er of his weekly publications was

something he relished, according to friends and former employees who reacted to news of Urillo’s death. Urillo, 85, who was born in Southington, died Dec. 27 after a short illness. He and his wife, Jennie (Marciniec) Urillo were married Feb. 12, 1955 and they had seven children, Stephanie, Susan, Mary, Marta, Anthony, Angela and Robert. During his life, he was See Publisher, page 6

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Brass Blast to trumpet its way into Guinness World Records By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen Breaking Guinness World Records seems to be a trend in Southington lately. Barely a day after a Southington resident beat the world record for longest karaoke session, Erik Sem-

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