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New store keeps history alive through Vintage

By Lisa Capobianco
Amy Kline

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Keeping history alive is something Amy Kline has accomplished through her store, Vintage from the Heart, located in downtown Plantsville. Specializing in exquisite vintage jewelry, hand-carved cameos and shells, Vera Bradley retired and vintage handbags,…

Testing new standardized tests

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington Public Schools are preparing for the upcoming Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) “Field Test” scheduled to take place this spring. SBAC measures student progress toward college and career-readiness, working to develop next-generation assessments aligned…

Cyber Knights take crown at FIRST event

By Tammi Naudus
Cyber Knight member Mateusz Gaciarz  looks over the robot before it is brought into the arena. For more photos, see page 21.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Cyber Knights won the New England FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) District event held at the high school this past weekend, for the first time, bringing home a winning…

Men’s Club gives donations

By Lisa Capobianco
The Men’s Club from Immaculate Conception recently handed out donations. Pictured above, from left, Sandy Amato, from Southington Arc, Sister Mary Elizabeth Endee, Pastor Ron May, Saint Thomas Principal MaryPat Wirkus and Eldon Hafford from Bread for Life.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Several local organizations and two local Catholic schools received donations from the Men’s Club of the Immaculate Conception Church in recognition of their contributions to the community. The Men’s Club honored the Arc of Southington,…

Schools briefly locked down due to police situation

Southington High School, Flanders Elementary School, Derynoski Elementary School and Plantsville Elementary School were briefly placed into an exterior lockdown on Tuesday, March 25, following a reported disturbance near Bristol Street. “There was an external threat of a domestic dispute…