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Virello is the new Children’s Librarian

May 3, 2013
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Virello is the new Children’s Librarian

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer This weekend’s Free Comic Book Day event at the library is just one of many activities that new children’s librarian Molly Virello hopes to introduce to the young people of Southington. A 2006 graduate of Southington High School, Virello studied English at Central Connecticut State University before traveling to the…

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School board faces budget uncertainty; Could face reduction in ECS funding

May 3, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Uncertainty about state funding has made a tough budget season for the Board of Education even more difficult. At a past meeting, the school board discussed reports that the Educational Cost Sharing (ECS) funds that Connecticut schools depend on each year could be reduced by about $33,000. In addition to…

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Boys win 2, still undefeated

May 3, 2013
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Boys win 2, still undefeated

By John Goralski Sports Writer Anthony Bonenfant (18’7”) edged Nathan Bonen-fant and Corbin Garry in a 1-2-3 finish against Simbury’s top jumpers on Tuesday. Garry (19’4.5”) edged the Bonenfants in a sweep at Bristol Central on Thursday. Stephen Barmore beat anyone who faced him in both meets with wins in the 100m (11.0, 11.13), the…

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Strong students make dog treats

May 2, 2013
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Strong students make dog treats

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer A group of fifth-grade students at Strong Elementary School have launched their own small business selling homemade dog biscuits. Their teacher, Lenore Butler, has made it a tradition in her classroom to read “A Dog’s Life,” which tells the story of a canine who lives as a stray for many…

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Youth’s Google doodle up for vote

May 1, 2013
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A second grade student, Hope Scalise, from Derynoski Elementary School, is the Connecticut winner of the Doodle 4 Google Art Competition. A “doodle” is the logo design that appears on the Google website homepage periodically to celebrate special events, holidays , or the lives of artists and inventors. Hope’s winning design was one of more…

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SHS Alumni Track Meet; Registration is underway for summer series

April 30, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Former teammates competed on the track. Others were throwing the shot put for the first time since high school graduation. Last year, Blue Knight track coach Matt Shea decided to gather some of his old teammates to compete on the high school track as a sort of make-shift alumni track…

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Jitters goes mobile, to start out with holistic fair

April 29, 2013
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By Kaitlyn Naples Staff Writer A little over six months ago, Shirley Bloethe was hit with yet another devastating incident in her life. She had already lost a nephew and her father, and then on Sept. 26 she discovered the café, Pass-It-On, and book store building she had owned for 22 years was destroyed from…

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SCT is set for screwy comedy

April 28, 2013
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By Mike Chaiken Editions Editor Southington Community Theatre director Amanda Savio Guay knew the name but that was about it. Guay said she wanted to direct something for SCT, but unsure what. “Someone suggested this show,” said Guay. “This show” was “You Can’t Take It With You” by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, which…

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How safe are our student-athletes?; Staying ahead of the steroids a problem at Southington High School

April 27, 2013
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How safe are our student-athletes?; Staying ahead of the steroids a problem at Southington High School

By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington police recently arrested a student for possession of steroids at Southington High School and, in the age of technology and tweets, it didn’t take long for the news to spread. Almost immediately questions, rumors, and fears began to surface. Are our kids safe? How big is the problem? How…

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