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Superintendent search begins, Smith interim

February 1, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the resignation of Southington School Supt. Dr. Joseph Erardi, the Board of Education has announced that Assistant Superintendent Karen Smith will serve as “interim superintendent” in April. “We have asked her to consider serving as our Interim Superintendent on April 11,” said Board of Education Chairman Brian Goralski, adding…

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Jamie Calli Mascia named to ‘40 under 40’

February 1, 2014
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Jamie Calli Mascia named to ‘40 under 40’

By Kaitlyln Naples Staff Writer Connecticut Magazine recently released its “40 Under 40” class of 2014, and a few locals have made the list. The list is comprised of individuals who are under the age of 40 and who are making an impact through their careers and personal initiatives. Many have probably heard of, or…

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Murillo, Maxwell win at Timberlane; Four Knights win in the medal round at the elite New Hampshire meet

January 31, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Two Knights finished the weekend undefeated. Two more scored medals with victories in the consolation finals. One would have been able to wrestle a fifth place bout, but tournament officials limited the medal rounds to just four places. On Saturday, Jan. 25, the Knights took only nine wrestlers to the…

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Barnes Trust gives out three grants

January 31, 2014
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By Lissa Capobianco Staff Writer With the Bradley Henry Barnes & Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust embarking on a new direction for Southington, the Main Street Community Foundation awarded $635,000 in grants to three local non-profits. The change moves the trust away from a focus solely on what was once Southington’s Bradley Memorial Hospital to…

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Passing the midterm exam; Swim coach hands down a midseason challenge

January 31, 2014
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Passing the midterm exam; Swim coach hands down a midseason challenge

By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington never trailed as they flirted with an almost 50-point lead against Plainville. Eight Knights won, and the contest switched to exhibition races long before it was finished. Mack Golos was a double winner in the 200 freestyle (2:04.22) and the 500 free (5:46.82). Joe Taglia was a double winner…

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RHAM tough; Gymnasts break the 140 barrier

January 31, 2014
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RHAM tough; Gymnasts break the 140 barrier

By John Goralski Sports Writer Marilyn Sporbert twisted and turned through the air for a 9.25 on vault just moments after Kayla Nati secured a 9.1. Nati led the Knights on bars (8.75). Lexi Rothstein led a string of dancers across the beam (8.85), and the trio each posted nine-point-something scores on the floor. On…

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The postseason begins; Bennett, Garrison medal at conference meet

January 31, 2014
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The postseason begins; Bennett, Garrison medal at conference meet

By John Goralski Sports Writer For two weeks, Matt Bennett has tried to battle through a winter illness. His practices were limited. His strength was depleted, and the shot put seemed to weigh 300 pounds. But on Saturday, Jan. 25, Bennett tried to push it all behind him at the CCC Championship meet as he…

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Councilor looks at ways to combat vandalism

January 31, 2014
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Councilor looks at ways to combat vandalism

By Ed Harris Editor A Southington Town Councilor is looking to create a taskforce that would be charged with brainstorming ideas to deal with vandalism in town, after an ice rink was vandalized for the second time in as many weeks. Councilor Dawn Miceli would like the taskforce to include people from all walks of…

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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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