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Town offices closed due to storm

February 5, 2014
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Town offices are closed today, due to the storm. There was discussion of opening late, but ultimately officials decided to close all town offices for the day. All Southington schools are also closed for the day. Town offices are expected to open for normal business hours tomorrow. There is also an emergency parking ban, effective…

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Police: People are posing as water department employees

February 4, 2014
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The Southington Police Department is warning the public that individuals in town are posing as water department employees in an attempt to access homes. According to police, the individuals are saying they need access to a customer’s home to test the water. The Southington Water Department was notified of the imposters. Real Southington Water Department…

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Town prepares for another snowstorm

February 4, 2014
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Town officials are already prepping for tomorrow’s storm. Beginning at midnight, the town will have all of its plow trucks out and ready. Officials will make a final decision on contractors later tonight. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), a winter storm warning is in effect from midnight tonight through 6 p.m. Wednesday evening.…

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Fifth graders take over Talcott Mountain

February 2, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From weather patterns, to cell mutation to great white sharks, fifth graders identified as gifted and talented in the Southington school district have currently worked on a variety of projects in partnership with Talcott Mountain Science Center. Established toward the end of last year with the help of a $15,000…

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Gaining national respect; Lincoln College is climbing the rankings in the polls

February 1, 2014
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Gaining national respect; Lincoln College is climbing the rankings in the polls

By John Goralski Sports Writer Critics beware. Lincoln College men’s basketball is no laughing matter. With wins over Springfield Tech and Bunker Hill Community College, the Wildcats are surging in the second half. The team has won four straight contests since returning from break. Their win streak has grown to six games, and it’s begun…

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Superintendent search begins, Smith interim

February 1, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the resignation of Southington School Supt. Dr. Joseph Erardi, the Board of Education has announced that Assistant Superintendent Karen Smith will serve as “interim superintendent” in April. “We have asked her to consider serving as our Interim Superintendent on April 11,” said Board of Education Chairman Brian Goralski, adding…

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Jamie Calli Mascia named to ‘40 under 40’

February 1, 2014
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Jamie Calli Mascia named to ‘40 under 40’

By Kaitlyln Naples Staff Writer Connecticut Magazine recently released its “40 Under 40” class of 2014, and a few locals have made the list. The list is comprised of individuals who are under the age of 40 and who are making an impact through their careers and personal initiatives. Many have probably heard of, or…

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Murillo, Maxwell win at Timberlane; Four Knights win in the medal round at the elite New Hampshire meet

January 31, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Two Knights finished the weekend undefeated. Two more scored medals with victories in the consolation finals. One would have been able to wrestle a fifth place bout, but tournament officials limited the medal rounds to just four places. On Saturday, Jan. 25, the Knights took only nine wrestlers to the…

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Barnes Trust gives out three grants

January 31, 2014
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By Lissa Capobianco Staff Writer With the Bradley Henry Barnes & Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust embarking on a new direction for Southington, the Main Street Community Foundation awarded $635,000 in grants to three local non-profits. The change moves the trust away from a focus solely on what was once Southington’s Bradley Memorial Hospital to…

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Passing the midterm exam; Swim coach hands down a midseason challenge

January 31, 2014
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Passing the midterm exam; Swim coach hands down a midseason challenge

By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington never trailed as they flirted with an almost 50-point lead against Plainville. Eight Knights won, and the contest switched to exhibition races long before it was finished. Mack Golos was a double winner in the 200 freestyle (2:04.22) and the 500 free (5:46.82). Joe Taglia was a double winner…

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