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Week in Review: Budget Strife, an Eagle Scout Project and a Run on Principals

You get busy and we know that. Here’s a look back at five of the top stories this week in Southington.

Things piled up, you were busy with work and family and you didn’t have an opportunity to check in with Patch during the week to see what was going on. No problem, we are here to help.

It was a busy week in Southington with a lot of news that captured people’s attention and we have all the details. The following five stories grabbed headlines and sparked interest throughout the community, so be sure to take a look back and click on the links to read the full stories.

: Teachers turned out to oppose the proposed town budget, which includes deep educational staffing cuts and three new municipal positions. Check out the story to see some of the interesting exchanges that took place.

: In an article that previewed Saturday's (very successful!) medication return program, the town manager and other public officials talk about why safe disposal of pharmaceuticals is important and how it impacts the town. 

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: Few reach the point in Boy Scouts where they earn the rank of Eagle Scout. And even fewer can say they've earned it by doing a project as ambitious and community-oriented as Leon Peschel. Check out the story for more details.

: It's pretty rare that schools change principals, forget four of them in the same town in the same year. But that's what is happening in the Southington Public Schools.  

: Congratulations to Rose to the Occasion Florist, the winner of this week's Readers' Choice competition!

Bonus Selection: : We put this one on here just to remind you that the 34th annual Meriden Daffodil Festival is still going on, and we encourage you to add your photos and videos of the festival to our story above.

Now that you’ve had a chance to see our top stories, don’t forget to browse through our articles page to see more of what’s going on and what you need to know in Southington.

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