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Beecher Street property up for sale again

January 18, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Town Council voted unanimously for a proposal to put the Beecher Street property up for bid again—this time with restrictions. Based on his conversations with the Planning and Zoning Commission, Town Attorney Mark Sciota said the 100-year-old property will have two potential uses: residential or office use. If…

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School calender to feature more professional development

January 18, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Board of Education voted 5 to 4 in favor of the new proposed school calendar for 2014-2015, providing teachers more time for professional development. The new calendar displays nine early release days for professional development from September to May as well as full days for professional development in…

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Erardi resigns to become superintendent in Newtown

January 18, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington School Supt. Dr. Joseph Erardi has resigned to accept the position of superintendent in Newtown. “The Southington Board of Education is grateful for the positive impact Dr.Erardi has had on Southington,” said Board of Education Chairman Brian Goralski. “His leadership, vision and work ethic have put our school district…

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Music therapy group comes to Southington

January 18, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Music therapy can help children with special needs develop their cognitive, behavioral, physical and emotional skills, as well as their communication and sensorimotor skills, reports the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA). Music therapy for children with special needs serves as a professional health discipline that uses music as an educational…

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McGreavy Invitational; Knights return to competition at Wesleyan

January 17, 2014
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McGreavy Invitational; Knights return to competition at Wesleyan

By John Goralski Sports Writer Colin Murphy looked exhausted after his leg of the race, but it was his second event of the McGreavy Invitational. Dan Parzych, Damiaen Florian, and Sean Conway looked just as tired as they finished each leg of the 4x400m relay, but the event marked the end of a long day…

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Swimmers test the waters in the first week

January 17, 2014
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Swimmers test the waters in the first week

By John Goralski Sports Writer In every race but one, Southington scored three swimmers, and they would have swept the entire contest if it wasn’t for an opening meet mistake in an early race. On Tuesday, Jan. 7, Southington took a 10 point lead after one event and cruised to a 95-73 win. Coach Evan…

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Defending their title; Gymnasts open the season with 3 wins

January 17, 2014
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Defending their title; Gymnasts open the season with 3 wins

By John Goralski Sports Writer One girl slipped off the bars. Another one slipped off the beam. The vault and floor routines were about as perfect as they could be on the first competition, but Southington gymnasts picked right back up where they finished in their Class L title defense. On Wednesday, Jan. 8, the…

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Possible zone change for Wonx Springs Road is tabled

January 17, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Planning and Zoning Commission tabled a proposal to change the industrial zone area of Wonx Spring Road to a residential zone, after the applicant requested to keep the public hearing open prior to establishing a more developed plan. “We felt that this would be in the best interest…

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Senator Markley honored with AARP award

January 17, 2014
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Senator Markley honored with AARP award

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Connecticut AARP honored Republican State Senator Joe Markley with the 2013 Legislative Achievement Award for his commitment to protecting the consumer rights of senior citizens in Southington. Last week, the Connecticut AARP, along with members of the community, applauded Senator Markley at Jensen’s Clubhouse for his work to ensure…

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Site to help with multiple sclerosis

January 17, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer When Southington native Kevin Salerno became diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2009, he wanted to find a way to help raise money for research, hosting events and getting involved with MS Society by participating in annual walks and the 5K course “MuckFest.” Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, disabling disease…

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