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Testing new standardized tests

March 29, 2014
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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 with the Common Core State Standards in English language arts/literacy and mathematics, according to the…

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Open season for the Blue Knights; 200 freestyle relay advances to the state open championship

March 28, 2014
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Open season for the Blue Knights; 200 freestyle relay advances to the state open championship

By John Goralski Sports Writer Charlie Morelli was the first to hit the water at Yale University during the first leg of the 200 freestyle relay. He was the first one to the far wall and the first one to complete the lap. Just a few days earlier the Knights left the Class LL finals…

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Cyber Knights take crown at FIRST event

March 28, 2014
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Cyber Knights take crown at FIRST event

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 banner for the fourth year in a row. After a fierce competition against 32 teams…

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Men’s Club gives donations

March 28, 2014
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Men’s Club gives donations

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, Bread for Life, St. Thomas School and St. Dominic School with donations of $250 each.…

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Possible new cell tower; Verizon looks to East Street

March 28, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Town Council voted unanimously Monday night in approval of a referral to Planning and Zoning for a possible cell tower on East Street. During the council meeting, Town Attorney Mark Sciota said that if the zoning approves, a Verizon cell tower will be located on East Street, which…

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Schools briefly locked down due to police situation

March 27, 2014
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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 reported to us by the police department that prompted the lockdown,” Southington School Supt. Dr.…

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Homecoming; Former Blue Knight returns to sign college letter of intent

March 27, 2014
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Homecoming; Former Blue Knight returns to sign college letter of intent

By John Goralski Sports Writer It’s been almost a year since Justin Rose wandered the halls of Southington High School between periods. It’s been two seasons since he led the gridiron defenders with 99 tackles and four sacks, but the former Knight seemed comfortable to return to his old stomping grounds on Monday, March 17.…

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Man charged with sexual assault

March 26, 2014
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Man charged with sexual assault

A local man was arrested on sexual assault charges. surrendered to police on Tuesday, March 25. According to police, Garuti sexually assaulted a female known to him on two different occasions. The courts sealed the warrant affidavit. Garuti was charged with second degree sexual assault, risk of injury to a minor, sale or delivery of…

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Wonx Spring Road subdivision approved

March 26, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Planning and Zoning Commission has voted unanimously to approve the application a 19-lot residential subdivision on Wonx Spring Road. After months of lawsuits and concerns from local residents, the commission approved the residential subdivision, which will sit on a 33-acre property once owned by manufacturing company Square D.…

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Southington YMCA holds campaign kick-off breakfast

March 26, 2014
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Southington YMCA holds campaign kick-off breakfast

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington YMCA held its Annual Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast last week, with speakers highlighting the good that the YMCA has done in their lives. Albert Stavidlo shared his story on how YMCA staff helped save his life earlier this year. Stavidlo, 39, went to the YMCA on Tuesday, Jan. 14 expecting…

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