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Week in Review: Angry Residents, Spelling Bee and Overnight Parking

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.

: An application before the Planning and Zoning Commission aims to bring a construction company to the end of the industrial zone off Triano Drive, but nearby neighbors on Lazy Lane are angry and frustrated by what the development could bring. See the full story to learn what has them hot under the collar.

: The Second Annual SEF Adult Spelling Bee, host Thursday at Southington High School, helped raise nearly $10,000 for the Southing Education Foundation to use in providing grants for local programs in Southington's public classrooms. The event drew 81 participants and hundreds of spectators. What was the winning word? You'll have to click the link and read the story to find out.

: A Lombardo Court couple is facing charges after police said "a business dispute" led to a confrontation early Sunday morning. What happened and how was the shotgun involved? Click the link above to find out.

: The Parking Authority passed a motion Wednesday allowing for six overnight parking spots for residents in the central business district. The new parking plan, although it comes with an annual fee, was not supported by local business owners who expressed concerns over what it could mean for their customers. Click the link to read more and learn why it was passed and what the business owners are unhappy about.

: The group Parent-4-A-Change just celebrated it's fifth birthday, but members aren't satisfied and believe the cause, educating the public in drug abuse and raising awareness, is more important now than ever. The numbers support it and so do organizations nationwide - find out why by reading the full article.

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 - and be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for daily updates.

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