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Week in Review: Soldier's Surprise, Minimum Wage and Tax Returns on Debit Card

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.

: Staff Sgt. Nicholas Augelli received a standing ovation and surprised his friends and family when he made an unexpected appearance after his grandmother received the 2012 Unsung Hero Award from the YMCA at the . Click on the link to see the emtional surprise on video.

: The annual meeting mixed fun and business, but more importantly allowed the to reward residents for their role in helping make Southington a better place. Make sure to visit the story to see the video of the event.

: A new proposal would increase the state's minimum wage in both July 2012 and July 2013, but not everyone is on board with the proposal. Click on the link to find out who is opposed and why.

: The state Department of Revenue Services this week unveiled plans for a program that would replace tax income checks with a debit card. Check out our story and tell us, what do you think of the new plan?

: Town officials and business owners are looking to get a new renaissance project underway, this time creating renovations in the . The effort will include phased construction. What could be addressed and when? Click on the story link to find out.

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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