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BOE names Olander as new technology director

December 21, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Board of Education has appointed Jamie Olander as the new director of technology for the Southington Public Schools. Olander has served as the executive director of institutional data for the Hartford Public Schools since 2012. Prior to that, he worked in analytics, information, and marketing at The Hartford, an…

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‘Legends in Concert’ continues to be a cut above

December 21, 2014
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‘Legends in Concert’ continues to be a cut above

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR One of the aspects of the “Legends in Concert” franchise that I have always enjoyed is that the performers never hold back. When the performers step up on stage as Elvis, Michael Jackson, etc., the audience never gets a paint-by-numbers…

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Chuckling holiday stress away with Burlesque-A-Pades

December 21, 2014
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Chuckling holiday stress away with Burlesque-A-Pades

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR For the standing room audience at Bridge Street Live in Collinsville last Friday, the stresses of the holiday melted away. And it was all thanks to Burlesque-A-Pades’ “Christmas Shimmy,” featuring Angie Pontani, Helen Pontani, the Maine Attraction, Albert Cadabra, and…

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SVMFL competes for the food pantry

December 21, 2014
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SVMFL competes for the food pantry

The Southington Valley Midget Football League’s recent food drive raised hundreds of pounds of non-perishable food for Southington Community Services during a week-long contest on the sidelines of league games. The Redskins won the contest, collecting over 489 pounds of food for the local food…

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Expanding the water system in Southington

December 21, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER   The Town Council unanimously approved a bond ordinance for over $5 million, which is going to be a low-interest loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, for the Water Department to design and construct the Eastside Pressure Zone…

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Five-year old starts toy drive for CCMC

December 21, 2014
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By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER For 5-year-old Amelia Daliga of Bristol, all she wants this holiday season is to make young patients smile at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford. Late last month, Amelia decided to start her own toy drive after thinking about children…

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Cops give toys for Southington tots

December 21, 2014
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Cops give toys for Southington tots

There are 600 families that will have toys under their tree as a result of the Southington Police Department’s Stuff a Cruiser Toy Drive. Southington Community Services said, in a press release, that the event was the most successful toy drive to date. From left,…

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Local Sikh temple supports Bread for Life

December 21, 2014
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Local Sikh temple supports Bread for Life

The Connecticut Gurdwara Nanak Darbar temple on West Street continues to play a large role in supporting Southington’s Bread for Life. In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, the local Sikh temple shopped for and delivered several hundred pounds of nonperishable food to Bread for…

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2014 Boys Basketball Preview

December 20, 2014
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2014 Boys Basketball Preview

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Blue Knight basketball coach John Cessario points to his players as they huddle in a small room off the high school gym. The hum of conversation and laughter fills the area as the boys lounge around before practice, and the first-year…

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