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ECCS discusses community plan for families

March 15, 2014
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Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington (ECCS) is preparing to unveil a community plan that will address some challenges of families in town. Although an exact date has not been scheduled, Michelle Slimak, the co-chair of ECCS, said the plan is almost done, and will most likely be shared with the…

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Flanders Drama Club set to perform Disney classic

March 15, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Students in the Flanders School Drama Club recently dashed toward the stage in excitement to rehearse their upcoming play, Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland. “ “I’m really excited,” said fifth grader Grace Michaud, who will play the role of Alice. “I like it because she’s in a dream and it’s all…

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Survive and advance; Gymnasts overcome injury, place 3rd at Opens

March 14, 2014
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Survive and advance; Gymnasts overcome injury, place 3rd at Opens

By John Goralski Sports Writer As her coach counted down the final seconds of practice, Kayla Nati’s foot slipped off the beam, and she ricocheted to the floor in a tangled heap. Southington’s young gymnasts stared in horror as their only senior clutched at her foot and fought back her tears. On Saturday, March 8,…

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Murillo makes the medal round; Knights battle at NE Championship; Maxwell limited by injuries

March 14, 2014
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Murillo makes the medal round; Knights battle at NE Championship; Maxwell limited by injuries

By John Goralski Sports Writer Zack Murillo was under the radar at the start of the New England wrestling championship. Sure, the Southington junior had clawed his way up to second place at the Class LL championships. Sure, Murillo battled to fourth place at the Connecticut State Open the following week, but that didn’t put…

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Tourney tested; Ice Hockey fights to CCC title game

March 14, 2014
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Tourney tested; Ice Hockey fights to CCC title game

By John Goralski Sports Writer Bolton-Coventry-Rockville (BCR) hockey coaches were forced to call a timeout with 11:23 remaining in the CCC South championship game. Kevin Cop had given Hall-Southington the lead in the waning minutes of the opening period. Will Amenebar had just pushed the lead to 2-0, so for the second time in three…

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Zoning offers revised garage definitions

March 14, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Planning and Zoning Commission recently voted unanimously in approval of residential zoning regulations that define garages. During a recent planning and zoning meeting, the commission agreed on new regulations that provide a clear meaning on the size of garages. Under the new regulations, the specific size for a garage…

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ALTA students are Artists of the Month

March 14, 2014
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ALTA students are Artists of the Month

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer High school students of the Southington Alternative Program (ALTA) recently kicked off their third annual art exhibit at Southington Public Library, featuring over 40 pieces of art. When Andy D’Agostino was creating his painting, he wanted to use a variety of colors to attract people’s attention. His abstract painting, which…

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STEPS talks survey results; Some risky behaviors are down

March 14, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer STEPS (Southington Town Wide Effort to Promote Success) recently unveiled the results of its biennial Attitudes and Behavior Survey from the Search Institute that local seventh, ninth and eleventh graders took last fall. The survey, consisting of 160 questions, helps measure social and emotional help of young individuals to show…

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Masters of Trick Shot Championship; Andy ‘Magic Man’ Segal wins the world trick-shot title at Shooter’s Billiards

March 13, 2014
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Masters of Trick Shot Championship; Andy ‘Magic Man’ Segal wins the world trick-shot title at Shooter’s Billiards

By John Goralski Sports Writer Jamie ‘Sharpshooter” Gray aimed his pools stick in one hand like a dart and began stabbing at cue balls to make them jump in quick succession over a perched pool stick. Andy “The Magic Man” Segal bantered after each shot with the confidence that comes from being the top ranked…

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Southington High students Skype with Senator Murphy

March 13, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor Students in an honors civics class at Southington High School recently had the opportunity to converse with Senator Chris Murphy. Using Skype, the students asked the senator a wide range of questions, including topics such as the Ukraine, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and whether or not golf is a sport.…

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