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Ordinance taking STEPS; Youth Council brings proposals to Town Council

January 31, 2014
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By Lissa Capobianco Staff Writer Matt Garry of DePaolo Middle School was just one of over a dozen students from the  STEPS Youth Council who stepped up to the podium Monday night before the Southington Town Council, proposing an ordinance that would prevent convenience stores from displaying tobacco or nicotine products in areas where underage…

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School board approves $87.1 million budget request

January 31, 2014
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By Lissa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Board of Education voted unanimously in approval of adopting a budget of $87,072,005, an increase of 3.37 percent from the current budget. The adopted budget for this current year is $84,233,204. During a recent Board of Education meeting, board members revisited four items in the proposed budget of…

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Area gymnasts to compete at XL Center this weekend

January 29, 2014
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HARTFORD – One of the most prestigious and one of the biggest co-ed New England regional youth gymnastics events will be held in Connecticut as American Gymnastics of Southington will host the 21st annual American Invitational at the XL Center’s Exhibition Hall  in a two-day event on Friday, Jan. 31 and Saturday, Feb. 1. There…

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Training Day; SHS trainers Sabia and Martin receive President’s Award for keeping athletes safe and sound

January 26, 2014
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Training Day; SHS trainers Sabia and Martin receive President’s Award for keeping athletes safe and sound

By John Goralski Sports Writer Laurie Martin and Alex Sabia entered the Mill Restaurant to a sea of friendly faces. They were expecting a short dinner with their boss. Instead, they were greeted by a small crowd of Southington High School coaches and officials. Select Physical Therapy Regional President David DeGumbia met them at the…

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Food waste to energy plant is coming to DePaolo Drive

January 25, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington will soon lead the way in organic food waste management, due to a facility on DePaolo Drive. Under the company Supreme Industries, which is based in Harwinton, Quantum BioPower will operate a food waste to energy facility on 49 DePaolo Drive with the goal of potentially providing electricity for…

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Lincoln picks up where they left off; Wildcats open 2nd semester with 2 convincing wins

January 25, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Wildcat shooters converted just two three pointers in the contest, so the 55-33 surge in the second half was a testament to their fundamental play. Lincoln College New England picked right up where they started this week with a pair of lopsided victories to launch their second semester, but it…

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Town set to participate in Dial-A-Ride service

January 25, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Town Council voted unanimously last week to participate in a regional grant that will help evaluate the efficiency of the Dial-A-Ride bus service, which provides transportation at no charge for residents age 55 and over as well as people with disabilities. Although the grant does not have a…

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Local charged with selling narcotics in town

January 24, 2014
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Local charged with selling narcotics in town

A local man was arrested by the Southington Police Narcotics Enforcement Team (N.E.T.) and charged with selling narcotics. On Thursday, Jan. 23, police arr ested Michael Henderson, 34, on four warrants issue out of Bristol Superior Court. He was held on a $700,000 bond for a Jan. 24 court date. Police received information in late…

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The Head of the Class; Knights edge Glastonbury in Class L rivalry

January 24, 2014
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The Head of the Class; Knights edge Glastonbury in Class L rivalry

By John Goralski Sports Writer Fan packed into the seats alongside the beam and crowded into the spaces between mats. Spectators huddled in every open space just to catch a glimpse of the regular season rivalry between Glastonbury gymnasts and  the Lady Knights. Most pundits predict that the Class L title will come down to…

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$87.3 million school board budget proposed

January 24, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington School Supt. Dr. Joseph Erardi presented his proposed budget before the Board of Education during a recent budget workshop. According to the Superintendent’s Operating Budget report, the proposed budget for 2014-2015 is $87,259, 873—an increase of 3.59 percent over this current year adopted budget. The adopted budget for this…

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