Week in Review: Budget Protest, Sign Issues and Principal's Purple Hair

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

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.

: For the first time in the town's history, staff will not be able to start preparing the tax bills by May 21 after the Board of Finance was unable to set a mill rate. For more on what happened, click the link above and be sire to check out Friday's article, "" to see what the options are now on how to pass a mill rate.

: This one was a real talker, although the issue may be a simple one. The town is pushing for a final resolution at , where the store continues to struggle to avoid violating digital sign regulations in town. What have they done wrong and how is the town responding? Well, you'll have to read to find out.

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: Listen, you have to check out these videos. Amazing efforts by staff led students to raise thousands of dollars and left Principal Roberta McAloon and physical education teacher Marcia Phelps with purple hair and covered in silly string. Seriously awesome event so check it out.

: The town has passed a $129.7 million combined budget for the upcoming fiscal year, despite further cuts presented by Democrats. For more on the budget and they cuts they wanted, click the link above.

: Students and teachers alike, along with volunteers from Activate Southington, are promoting wellness with their second annual walk. See what was going on at and how the volunteers are working to get students more active by clicking on the link above.

Now that you’ve had a chance to see some 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 and all the details on what happened.

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