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Runners start season at Shamrock Run

March 19, 2013
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By Kaitllyn Naples Staff Writer Runners and walkers are gearing up for the 11th annual Shamrock Run and Walk next weekend, which is a fundraiser for three causes this year. For the last 11 years, the run has donated over $100,000 to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, Patrick Collins, event director, said. St. Vincent DePaul…

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Youth group puts goodwill plan into action

March 18, 2013
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The STEPS Youth Committee has had to cancel their “STEPPIN’ for a Cause” Dance-a-thon Event.  The cancellation is due to lack of participation. By Margaret Waage Correspondent The STEPS Youth Committee is excited to announce plans for its fundraiser “Steppin” for a Cause,” a Dance-A-Thon event that will benefit the Newtown Prevention Council. The idea…

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Middle school referendum set for Tuesday

March 18, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Southington school officials are hoping that residents will once again approve renovations at Kennedy and DePaolo Middle Schools. The renovations were overwhelmingly approved by voters in 2011, but the renovations were sent back to referendum after it was discovered that the removal of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) would significantly drive up cost…

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Into and on top of the looking glass

March 17, 2013
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By Sarah Johnson Correspondent Ferne “Rusty” Waskowicz has a special show of her artwork being displayed at The Gallery at The Orchards until March 28. The show is titled “Art in Stained Glass.” The Gallery is maintained in the community room at the senior living complex. The Southington artist whose business is called Rusty Originals,…

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Survive and advance; Knights reach the Class LL swimming finals in 3 relays and 6 individual events

March 15, 2013
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Survive and advance; Knights reach the Class LL swimming finals in 3 relays and 6 individual events

by John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Evan Tuttle tried to hide his disappointment as Mack Golos rebounded off the wall for his first turn in the 500 freestyle. The sophomore swimmer already had a commanding lead. He was ripping through the water with the power of a sprinter, and Southington fans were drowning out cheers…

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The best of the best; Erin Malone wins New England title, Lady Knight gymnasts finish 4th overall

March 15, 2013
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The best of the best; Erin Malone wins New England title, Lady Knight gymnasts finish 4th overall

by John Goralski Sports Writer Kayla Nati crashed into the vault and tumbled to the floor in a tangled heap, and Southington’s hopes for a top five finish at the New England championship meet seemed to evaporate as their junior captain clutched at her ankle and knee while blood poured from her nose like a…

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STEPS cards start conversations

March 15, 2013
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STEPS cards start conversations

By Vanessa Lewis Correspondent There’s a new buzz in town, happening in restaurants throughout Southington. Families are talking to each other, thanks to the Conversation Cards initiative by STEPS (Southington Town Wide Effort to Promote Success.) STEPS is an asset  based prevention coalition following 40 developmental assets believed to foster healthy development in teens, from…

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Opening the town charter; Tempers flare over commission proposal

March 14, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor A proposal before the Town Council to establish a new charter revision commission became contentious Monday night, as the Democrat minority accused the Republicans of being secretive and already having a determined agenda. The discussion on the commission was brief, but at one point during the debate Town Council Chairman John…

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Flanders School Drama Club to perform ‘Annie Jr.’

March 13, 2013
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Flanders School Drama Club to perform ‘Annie Jr.’

Kellie McGuire Correspondent This weekend, a group of young performers may sing about a “Hard Knock Life” on stage, but the tiny stars are blessed to have the support of older peers behind-the-scenes. The Flanders School Drama Club will present “Annie Jr.” March 16 and March 17 at DePaolo Middle School. The drama club, which…

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Wheeler Clinic holds foster care informational sessions

March 13, 2013
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By Kaitlyn Naples Staff Writer About every month, Wheeler Clinic holds informational sessions about the foster care programs it offers, letting the community learn more about how they can help children in need, in their very own communities. Wheeler Clinic, based in Plainville, currently has 55 children in its therapeutic foster care program, with about…

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