6 things to know this week in Meriden, Wallingford, Southington, Cheshire

Things to know this week include Thanksgiving, as well as a community forum on the selection of a new mascot for Wilcox Technical High School in Meriden. 

In Wallingford, the Town Council will consider forming a committee to discuss federal American Rescue Plan funds, as well as a separate item to discuss rescinding a host agreement with a data center developer.

Here’s the full list of six things to know locally this week. Happy Thanksgiving!

1. Thanksgiving football, powder puff return

The Stoddard Bowl is back in Meriden for 2021 with Platt looking to upset playoff-bound Maloney. Kickoff is Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Falcon Field.

The Meriden powder puff game is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 23 at Falcon Field. Kickoff is at 5 p.m.

The Samaha Bowl powder puff game in Wallingford is set for Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Sheehan’s Riccitelli Field, while the Carini Bowl is set for Thanksgiving at 10:30 a.m. at Lyman Hall’s Fitzgerald Field.

The 25th annual Apple Classic between Southington and Cheshire kicks off at 10 a.m. with Southington hosting this year. The second of two powder puff games is scheduled for Tuesday at Rocky Hill High School at 6 p.m. The Southington girls defeated Rocky Hill in the first game on Saturday.

Wilcox-Kaynor Tech will play its final game of the season on the road against Vinal/ Goodwin Tech as the Route 66 Bowl revives on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

2. Forum on new mascot to replace Wilcox ‘Indians’ in Meriden

Wilcox Technical High School will host a community forum in its gymnasium Monday at 6 p.m. regarding its plans to adopt a new mascot and nickname to replace its “Indians” mascot.

During that forum, WIlcox officials will share the results of a community-wide survey seeking input on that next mascot. Community members will also have the opportunity to give comment on the change during the forum.

3. ARPA funding, data centers in Wallingford

On Tuesday, the Wallingford Town Council is slated to consider establishing a committee for the discussion of federal funds received through the American Rescue Plan Act or ARPA. Also on the agenda, is discussion of possibly rescinding the town’s host agreement with data center developer GotSpace.

The meeting in the Robert F. Parisi council chambers of Town Hall begins at 6:30 p.m.

4. Library building committee in Southington

Southington Town Council leaders plan to appoint a library building committee at the meeting scheduled for Monday.

The building committee will oversee the construction of a new library following voter approval of $17 million for the project. Preliminary plans call for a new library building on the existing library site and the demolition of the current building.

The counci meeting is planned for Monday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. at the John Weichsel Municipal Center, 200 N. Main St.

5. Subdivisions get hearings in Cheshire

The Cheshire Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing Monday and potential action on two subdivision applications in town. Pinnacle Land Development, LLC is seeking to add 11 lots to Coleman Road. Katherine Ardesia has applied for a resubdivision application for two lots on Cheshire Street. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall.

6. Meriden City Council Finance Committee

On Tuesday, the finance committee of the Meriden City Council is scheduled to meet remotely, through video conference, at 5:30 p.m. An agenda for that meeting has not yet been posted. 

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