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Politicians and officials gather at Crocodile Club

September 20, 2013
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By Tammi Naudus
Southington Council Chairman John Dobbins spoke.

By Kaitlyn Naples Staff Writer Politicians, local and state officials, and anyone interested in a lamb dinner and good laugh attended the annual end of summer event at the Lake Compounce ballroom last week. The Crocodile Club held its annual meeting last Friday, bringing in politicians from both sides of the aisle, to come together…

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T.A.G.! Teens are it at the library

September 19, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Public Library is in search of local teenagers interested in becoming participants of its new Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G). T.A.G offers teens ages 13 to 18 an opportunity to share ideas about activities, materials and improvements to help transform the library into a better place for young adults.…

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Schools offer new enrichment program; Like Learners to offer new opportunities

September 19, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the lost of the SOAR program last May due to budget cuts, the Southington School District decided to devote its time over the summer to creating a new enrichment opportunity for gifted and talented students in all eight elementary schools and the two middle schools. Superintendent Dr. Joseph Erardi…

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Tombstone with Sloper ties found in Meriden

September 18, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco
Tony Palmieri, Southington YMCA director of operations wraps the Sloper tombstone in a protective blanket.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer What started out as a cleanup day in a basement turned into an excavation site for Meriden resident Shawn Hard. About four years ago, Hard was cleaning up the basement of his home on Reservoir Avenue one day when he came across a tombstone with a name familiar to Southington:…

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Ride for Justice is coming through

September 17, 2013
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By Kaitlyn Naples Staff Writer On the last Sunday of the month, between 900 and 1,200 motorcycles are expected to drive from Bristol, through Burlington, Harwinton, Terryville, Wolcott, Plantsville, and Cheshire, for the fourth annual Ride for Justice. This annual ride, which brings out close to 3,000 people every year, benefits the Petit Family Foundation,…

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Membrino regains the lead at Stafford; The Southington driver is in a battle in the SK Light division with 2 races remaining

September 16, 2013
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Tony Membrino has fallen a long way in the standings since his second trip to the winner’s circle on July 26, but he still holds a two point lead in the division standings with two races remaining at Stafford Motor Speedway.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Some of the point races at Stafford Motor Speedway have already been decided with such wide margins separating the top contenders. Others are locked in battles with just a few points separating the top drivers with two races remaining. None of the battles are as tight as the SK Light…

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Sliders takes home trophy at wings festival

September 16, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Sliders Grill & Bar has more than just chicken wings to share with local customers—the restaurant now has a trophy it won from the twelfth Annual National Buffalo Wing Festival. Held at Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, New York, the festival invited 32 restaurants nationwide to participate in the event. The…

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Youth’s lemonade stand raises money for hospital

September 15, 2013
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Skylar Prinzhorn and her brother Jayden recently helped to raise over $600 for the NICU at the Connecticut Children’s Hospital.

By Ed Harris Editor A local youth recently raised more than $600, in only two hours, to help out the NICU at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Skylar Prinzhorn, 8, recently held her second annual Skylar’s Stand to raise money for the medical center on behalf of her younger sister Madelyn, 3. Madelyn, born three months…

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Connecticut Icon returns to the stage

September 14, 2013
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Haley Messenger sings Adele’s “We could have had it all” at last year’s auditions.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington will soon start the search for its next music star. Auditions for the next Connecticut Icon will take place Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Derynoski Elementary School. All auditions will be in the form of A cappella. Formerly known as Southington Icon, the competition…

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Kid Dynamite; Luigi Camputaro will be inducted into the CT Boxing Hall of Fame

September 13, 2013
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Luigi “Kid Dynamite” Camputaro will be inducted into the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame on Saturday, Nov. 9 at Mohegan Sun.

By John Goralski Sports Writer It was almost like a flashback when a figure darted from the crowd to confront Luigi Camputaro at a recent event at Mohegan Sun, and the former boxer almost broke into his stance in self-defense until he saw the smile from his old friend. A steady string of fans began…

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