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The SEF hands out another $12,000 in grants

January 25, 2013
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The SEF hands out another $12,000 in grants

BY Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Southington Education Foundation handed out another round of grants last week, with over $12,000 in funding meant to make six unique teaching ideas possible. The teachers behind the chosen proposals gathered at Derynoski Elementary School to accept their grants and publicly summarize their ideas. “Choosing these was a difficult…

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Knights control conference; Girls lead CCC West with wins over Simsbury, New Britain

January 25, 2013
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Knights control conference; Girls lead CCC West with wins over Simsbury, New Britain

By John Goralski Sports Writer Last year the Lady Knights had just one chance to play for double digit wins, but it was spoiled by a postseason loss. What a difference a year makes. Southington dispatched two opponents last week to improve to 10-3. A two-point victory over Simsbury at the start of the week,…

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Southington’s Big Read; Novelist Charlotte Rogan selected

January 25, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Southington Library has chosen “The Lifeboat” as the focus of the 2013 Big Read event, a novel by Connecticut novelist Charlotte Rogan that has enjoyed huge acclaim and success since its release last year. Rogan’s debut novel was released in April of last year and climbed to the New…

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Police discover two dead bodies at Cedar Lane home, investigation ongoing

January 24, 2013
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The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has determined that the death of the female discovered at Cedar Lane earlier this week was due to natural causes. There has yet to be a ruling on the death of the male that was also found at the residence, as officials are conducting further forensic studies. The…

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Skate rink is waiting on Mother Nature

January 24, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Town officials are hoping that the recent snap of cold weather in recent days was enough to get the ice rink up and running. “We need Mother Nature to cooperate,” said Town Councilor and rink organizer Dawn Miceli. Warmer temperatures this winter have not allowed ice to form, causing the closing…

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Dealing with the cold weather

January 24, 2013
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The Southington Police Department, along with the Connecticut Department of Health, have released the following tips to deal with the recent snap of cold weather. Winter in New England can bring very cold weather. With cold temperatures and winds, it can sometimes feel well below zero degrees. In these extreme cold temperatures, exposed skin can become…

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Taking a charitable dip in Sloper Pond

January 24, 2013
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Taking a charitable dip in Sloper Pond

By Rob Glidden Staff Wrter The annual YMCA Polar Plunge pulled in $24,000 worth of donations, which were given by the community to sponsor the roughly 80 participants who jumped into the frigid waters of Sloper’s Pond. In the eight years since it was first held in Southington, the event has grown into one of…

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Senator Markley named to Sandy Hook Task Force

January 22, 2013
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Hartford, CT – Senator Joe Markley (R-Southington) has been named to a special bipartisan task force to consider legislation in response to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.  As ranking member of the Human Services Committee, Markley will be part of the working group focused on mental health programs. “I am honored…

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Young actress earns TV role

January 19, 2013
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Abigail Friend

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When the Jan. 11 episode of the CBS hit show “Blue Bloods” with Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg aired, central Connecticut residents may have seen a familiar face on the screen. Abigail Friend, a 6-year-old from Connecticut, and the reigning Little Miss Sunshine Southington, appeared in the episode “Front Page…

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School board honors Palmieri’s recognition

January 19, 2013
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School board honors Palmieri’s recognition

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Board of Education honored Chris Palmieri with a proclamation during its last meeting, in recognition of his selection as the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year for 2013. Palmieri, who holds that position at DePaolo Middle School, was nominated by the school’s principal,…

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