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Farm offers C.S.A. program to area

May 30, 2014
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Farm offers C.S.A. program to area

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Rays of sun beamed on tomato plants all aligned in rows at Lewis Educational Agriculture Farm (L.E.A.F.) as workers prepped for the new growing season. This year marks the second year in which L.E.A.F. has provided the C.S.A (Community Supported Agriculture) program to local consumers, allowing them to buy a…

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Back to back school records; Golf’s peaking; Flood and Valentukonis 4 over at Chappa

May 30, 2014
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Back to back school records; Golf’s peaking; Flood and Valentukonis 4 over at Chappa

By John Goralski Sports Writer Jim DiNello joked with his varsity players on the deck of Hawks Landing Country Club as the team celebrated a new program record on Tuesday, May 20. All five golfers finished with scores in the 30s over nine holes. The top four scores eclipsed the previous team record by one…

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Zoning tables application for Turning Earth facility on Spring Street

May 30, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Turning Earth is an organics recycling company partnering with Covanta Energy to build a new, $20 million state-of-the-art facility in Southington. If approved, the proposed facility on Spring Street would be the first integrated high solids anaerobic digestion and in-vessel composting facility in the Northeast where it will recycle municipal…

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Conference champions; Knights are closing in on home field advantage

May 30, 2014
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Conference champions; Knights are closing in on home field advantage

By John Goralski Sports Writer Rains erased any chance of a Southington comeback in Newington on Friday, May 23, but that was just a bump in the road for the Blue Knight baseball team. Southington clinched a share of the conference title with a win over Simsbury on Thursday. Newington snapped the team’s 11-game winning…

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New principal at Plantsville School

May 29, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer A crowd of educators and other members of the Southington community stood up and cheered during a recent school board meeting as Stephen Bergin received a framed professional photograph displaying the hands of a first grade class at Plantsville Elementary School. The photograph, presented by a group of teachers, marks…

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Meet the artist at Arc of Southington

May 29, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Meet Melissa Botsacos, a local resident who has created a variety of paintings to share with the community during in art show this week. From paintings of animals and nature to the UConn Husky logo to cartoon characters, a number of Botsacos’s paintings will be up for sale during her…

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Organizations are set to honor Relay for Life’s Jean Rose

May 29, 2014
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A joint committee of the Southington Knights of Columbus, Isabella Council 15 and the Elks Club Lodge 1669,  are sponsoring a dinner dance honoring Jean Rose for her more than a decade of dedicated work in behalf of Relay for Life in Southington. The event takes place at the Elks Club at 114 Main St…

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Natelli gets Republican nod in the 81st

May 29, 2014
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Natelli gets Republican nod in the 81st

By Ed Harris Editor Former Town Councilor Al Natelli has announced that he is running for the chance to represent Southington in Hartford. Natelli is seeking to unseat freshman state Rep. Dave Zoni (D-81). The 81st district encompasses all of Southington. Unlike the other districts in town, it does not include any other neighboring communities.…

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Local IGAs going strong despite competition from chain stores

May 28, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Wrtier From retail stores such as Walmart and Target to supermarket chains such as Stop and Shop to local pharmacies such as CVS, consumers can buy their groceries from a variety of places. For local, family-owned grocery stores like Gnazzo’s in Plainville and Tops Market in Southington, they can feel the…

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Middle school expansion could open up new possibilities

May 27, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the middle schools building project expected to be completed by fall 2015, school administrators have discussed possible new opportunities in the curriculum after the renovations. With more technology and space available at both DePaolo and Kennedy Middle Schools, curriculum changes will be recommended to better reflect 21st century learning,…

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