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Chamber to host annual Pizza Fest later this month

August 12, 2013
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The Southington Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring its fourth annual Pizza Fest on Thursday, August 22 at Hawk’s Landing Country Club, starting at 5:30 p.m. The event features ten area restaurants serving sample slices of pizza for the public to judge as the best in town.  The Chamber Women are coordinating the festival. Admission price…

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Tailor still sewing strong at the age of 75

August 10, 2013
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Tailor still sewing strong at the age of 75

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Since the age of seven, Southington resident Alessandro Gaudio has always had a needle and thread in his hand. By the age of 14, Alessandro, who goes by the nickname “Alex,” knew how to make pants from scratch. When he turned 18 years old, Alex opened his own tailor shop…

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King Solomon; Brian Solomon launched a Southington wrestling dynasty

August 9, 2013
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King Solomon; Brian Solomon launched a Southington wrestling dynasty

By John Goralski Sports Writer More than three decades have passed since Gary Solomon sat at the head of his kitchen table to celebrate his second state title in wrestling, and the story of that party has become a sort of legend in the Solomon family. The high school senior had finally arrived. He’d finally…

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Volleyball event to help charities

August 9, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer What started out as a hobby for Southington residents Stephanie Johnson, Shane Quadrato, and Dan Carbone turned into an annual event that reaches out to a variety of charities. Shane and Dan were on the boys volleyball team at Southington High School. When they entered college, Shane, Dan, and Stephanie…

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Just missed; Postseason rally falls short of a state title

August 9, 2013
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Just missed; Postseason rally falls short of a state title

By John Goralski Sports Writer Two days after Southington’s Cinderella run came to an end on the Stamford baseball field, Coach Marc Verderame was found sitting by himself in the bleachers looking out at the high school field. What could he have been done differently? What more could he have asked for from his players?…

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Cleaning Ideal Forging; Environmental cleanup done at site

August 9, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The former property of Ideal Forging is one step closer to redevelopment as environmental cleaning took place during the past several weeks at the abandoned property. Meridian Development Partners reported that a variety of manufacturing chemicals and oils were removed along with hundreds of fluorescent light ballasts that were left…

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Little Leaguers rally to New England; Southington South 9-10 All-Stars win first two contests in Cranston, RI

August 8, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer The Southington South Little League 9-10 All-Stars haven’t slowed down as they raced into the Eastern Region Invitational in Cranston, R.I. The locals have surged past teams from Maine and New Hampshire to take a 2-0 lead in the New England pool-play brackets. At this point, the Southington squad is…

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Schools prepare for full-day kindergarten

August 8, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the new school year just around the corner, all eight elementary schools are ready to welcome new students to the first full-day kindergarten program. Assistant Superintendent Karen Smith said all school administrators and staff members are excited for the first year of the program to begin on August 29,…

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Kennedy announces fourth quarter honor roll

August 8, 2013
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Kennedy Middle School recently announced its honor roll for the fourth marking period. Sixth grade, first honors: David Ackerman, Emma Agli, Ethan Agli, Kristen Angeli, Ashley Anglis, Aparna Athreya, Celia Bajrami, Reilly Baker, Kylin Banks, Abigail Barbour, Connor Baston, Evan Belcourt, Kylie Benton, Domenic Bernard, Mary Bilodeau, Karla Blake, Michaela Blumetti, Seth Bogoslofski, Taylor Borla,…

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New bakery opens on Queen Street

August 7, 2013
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New bakery opens on Queen Street

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Simply Sweet has given Queen Street another place to eat on top of its already existing restaurants and bakeries. Located in the T.J. Maxx Plaza, Simply Sweet is a bakeshop and café filled with 10 to 15 different kinds of cupcakes, brownies with a chocolate-ganache topping and an assortment of…

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