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Southington Grand List increases by 1.13 percent

February 7, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington’s 2013 Grand List has increased overall by 1.13 percent to $3,773,777,166, according to the town’s Department of Assessors. The Grand List, which comes out every year, measures the net assessment for property in the community in three areas, including real estate, motor vehicle and personal property. In 2012, the…

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Girls clinch tournament; Lady Knights still have hopes for home game

February 7, 2014
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Girls clinch tournament; Lady Knights still have hopes for home game

By John Goralski Sports Writer A Middletown defender managed to get her hands on the basketball, and it launched a Blue Dragon fast break in the waning minutes of the opening half. Middletown’s guard sprinted the length of the floor with nobody in front of her. But as she skipped toward the basket for an…

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Still something to prove; Lincoln College is riding an 8-game win streak

February 7, 2014
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Still something to prove; Lincoln College is riding an 8-game win streak

By John Goralski Sports Writer A trio of Wildcats were flirting with 10 points by the end of the first half. By the end of the game, all but two of Lincoln’s players were in double digits. The two that didn’t had scored nine points apiece. On Saturday, Feb. 1, fans packed the Bristol Eastern…

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Best Buddies receives donation

February 6, 2014
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Best Buddies receives donation

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Best Buddies Club at Southington High School fosters one-to-one friendships between students with and without intellectual disabilities. From bowling and mini golf to holiday parties and dances to athletic events, members of the Best Buddies Club at the high School take part in a variety of different activities with…

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Town offices closed due to storm

February 5, 2014
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Town offices are closed today, due to the storm. There was discussion of opening late, but ultimately officials decided to close all town offices for the day. All Southington schools are also closed for the day. Town offices are expected to open for normal business hours tomorrow. There is also an emergency parking ban, effective…

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Police: People are posing as water department employees

February 4, 2014
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The Southington Police Department is warning the public that individuals in town are posing as water department employees in an attempt to access homes. According to police, the individuals are saying they need access to a customer’s home to test the water. The Southington Water Department was notified of the imposters. Real Southington Water Department…

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Town prepares for another snowstorm

February 4, 2014
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Town officials are already prepping for tomorrow’s storm. Beginning at midnight, the town will have all of its plow trucks out and ready. Officials will make a final decision on contractors later tonight. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), a winter storm warning is in effect from midnight tonight through 6 p.m. Wednesday evening.…

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Fifth graders take over Talcott Mountain

February 2, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From weather patterns, to cell mutation to great white sharks, fifth graders identified as gifted and talented in the Southington school district have currently worked on a variety of projects in partnership with Talcott Mountain Science Center. Established toward the end of last year with the help of a $15,000…

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Gaining national respect; Lincoln College is climbing the rankings in the polls

February 1, 2014
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Gaining national respect; Lincoln College is climbing the rankings in the polls

By John Goralski Sports Writer Critics beware. Lincoln College men’s basketball is no laughing matter. With wins over Springfield Tech and Bunker Hill Community College, the Wildcats are surging in the second half. The team has won four straight contests since returning from break. Their win streak has grown to six games, and it’s begun…

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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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