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First rule: Have fun; Kenny Hill Jr Memorial Tennis Tourney has become a summer staple

August 29, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer For more than three hours, Lady Knight tennis coach Robin Thompson proved that her lessons at varsity practices are more than just words. On Sunday, Aug. 25, the high school coach partnered with a friend to push a pair of high school players to three sets and a tie breaker…

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Teachers prep for the new school year

August 29, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Faculty and staff members of the Southington school district kicked off the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year with a theme of “many firsts” and “change” on Monday. Assistant Superintendent Karen Smith, along with board members and other educators, recognized this theme throughout the celebration by welcoming more than 50…

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Festival seeks bed race contestants

August 28, 2013
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The annual Apple Harvest Festival Bed Race will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 2p.m.  The Kiwanis Club of Southington is once again chairing and organizing the “racing of the beds.” If you belong to a civic group, or a church group officials ask you to get your volunteers together and enter the bed…

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Apple Harvest photo contest is back

August 28, 2013
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The Apple Harvest Festival is once again hosting a photo contest. All winning and submitted photos will be displayed during the festival. The contest is open to amateur photographers only. There are no age categories or entry fees. The theme of the photos should have something to do with apples or the harvesting of apples.…

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Bread for Life to host movie at the Southington Drive-in

August 28, 2013
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Bread for Life is the non-profit organization that will benefit from the Saturday, Aug. 31 showing of “The Incredible Hulk” at the Southington Drive-in. “The Hulk” will be on hand for photo opportunities and will also lead a parade line around the cars before the movie. Children are encouraged to dress in costume as their…

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Hawks Landing launches girls golf league

August 21, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Dan LaPorte was excited when he saw more than 100 kids swarm into Hawks Landing Country Club in 2011 to register for the first year of the Hawks Landing Golf Little League. When it swelled to over 150 kids the next year, he noticed a small spike in the number…

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Middle schools ready for students during construction

August 20, 2013
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Middle schools ready for students during construction

By Lissa Capobianco Staff Writer The first phase of the middle school renovations has been completed, and now both DePaolo and Kennedy Middle Schools are ready to start on time. Past environmental tests found traces of asbestos and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) at both DePaolo and Kennedy Middle Schools. The remediation process was able to be…

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Flat Stanley inspires new children’s program at Southington Library

August 19, 2013
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Flat Stanley inspires new children’s program at Southington Library

By Lissa Capobianco Staff Writer The library has a new mascot: Mr. Bear—better known as “Flat Bear,” to the children who are members of the annual summer reading program. Dressed as a cowboy with a fanny pack, “Flat Bear” is a laminated library tool that children can check out for two weeks.  Cindy Wall, head…

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Reverse 9-1-1 system approved; Council gives go ahead for Everbridge system

August 17, 2013
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By Lissa Capobianco Staff Writer Town officials have decided to upgrade a reverse 9-1-1 system that could help deliver alerts during emergencies or send wide reminders for important events. During Monday’s Town Council meeting, all council members voted in approval of the project, which would cost about $15,000 initially and $10,000 a year later.  The…

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2013 New England Champions; Southington South LL streak ends at East Finals

August 16, 2013
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2013 New England Champions; Southington South LL streak ends at East Finals

By John Goralski Sports Writer For the second time in as many games, a South Burlington rally threatened to end Team CT’s season in Cranston, R.I. The Southington South 9-10 year olds had built a 4-0 lead in the championship game of the New England region, but a nine-run rally had all but secured Vermont’s…

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