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Buckley remembered with mural, bench

By Lindsay Carey
Members of the Buckley family and representatives from the Crossfit Factory sit on the bench along Rails to Trails dedicated to Ben Buckley.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington community has recently stepped up to memorialize Ben Buckley, a seven-year-old boy who passed away in January from a severe asthma attack. Ben was a second grader at Thalberg Elementary School. During the…

Teachers open new year with convocation

By Tammi Naudus
Southington Asst. Supt. of Schools Karen Smith addresses administrators and faculty during Monday’s convocation ceremony.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Fifty-three new staff members, including new Supt. of Schools Tim Connellan, were recognized at a convocation ceremony Monday morning that kicked off school for educators. The opening of school staff meeting in the auditorium of…

Community Services is seeking food donations

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer September is Hunger Action Month and Southington Community Services is seeking donations. “You know, everyone’s giving in December and that’s wonderful, but we need the whole year round because the summer’s the toughest time,” said…

Festival hostesses inspired by the past

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer This year’s collection of Apple Harvest Festival hostesses said they always looked up to the former hostesses when they were young and hoped to one day represent Southington themselves. “You always see them in the…

Southington High vo-ag student helps in Belize

By Margaret Waage Correspondent Something new is needed sometimes to appreciate the familiar things in life. Such is the case for Southington High School Vo-Ag student Sariah Dutkiewicz. Volunteerism proved to be the vehicle that motivated Dutkiewicz, a Bristol resident,…