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Residents to save $4 in taxes; Board of Finance slightly lowers mill rate

May 23, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Board of Finance approved a mill rate for the next fiscal year that will result in a tiny tax reduction for residents. After its $129 million proposed budget was approved without changes by the Town Council, the BOF officially set the next mill rate at 27.46, a drop from…

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Touch a Truck is a success

May 22, 2013
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The American Legion Auxiliary held its annual Touch a Truck event, in collaboration with the Southington Parks and Recreation Department on Saturday, May 18 at Derynoski Elementary School. There were military trucks, an Army helicopter, rescue vehicles, fire engines, police vehicles, animal control car, school bus, operation life saver (railroad crossing), cement mixer, motorcycles, garbage…

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Water main break causing traffic concerns on Route 10, near High Street

May 21, 2013
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The Southington Police Department is telling residents to expect traffic delays at the intersection of North Main Street (Route 10) and High Street due to a water main break. Police are making every effort to keep two lanes of traffic flowing through the area; however there may be periods of alternating traffic and/or traffic delays.…

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Southington High School announces third marking period honor roll

May 21, 2013
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Southington High School has announced it honor roll for the third marking period. Grade 9, first honors: Leandro Antonio Alejandro, Kelsea Allen, Andrew Ardolino, Angela Balaoing, James Brino, Rachel Bruno, Samantha Butlien, Rebecca Caisse, Anthony Cammuso, Victoria Castillo, Fizza Chaudhry, Timothy Cocozza, Jennifer Congdon, Adam Cormier, Joshua Cormier, Andrea Defeo, Sarah Dolan, Steven Dorzens, Kristen…

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DePaolo announces honor roll for third marking period

May 20, 2013
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DePaolo Middle School has announced its honor roll for the third marking period. Grade 6,  First Honors: Praise Adekola, Sarah Anderson, Tyler Bade, Joshua Badgley, Samantha Baleshiski, Jake Beaupre, Kaitlyn Bertola, Joseph Bethencourt, Emily Blaszko, Nathan Borkowski, Owen Bouchard, Sydney Bradshaw, Kyra Brayall, Jillian Bryan, Chiara Burgio, Daniel Butlien, Robert Cantillon, Valente Castillo, Zachary Christensen,…

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The first lady; Wrinn raises the bar for rugby

May 19, 2013
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The first lady; Wrinn raises the bar for rugby

By John Groalski Sports Writer Rugby coaches humored Rachel Wrinn when she approached them in the spring of her sophomore year. Wrinn wanted to add a girls team to the burgeoning boys program, and coaches agreed to consider it if she could round up any interest. They had no idea the fire that they had…

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Drive-in returns for another summer

May 18, 2013
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Drive-in returns for another summer

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Southington Drive-In Theater is returning for its third season beginning on June 8 with a new slate of movies and a growing amount of fame within the state. In three years, the drive-in has gone from an ambitious idea to a wildly successful summer event that draws huge crowds.…

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Sweeping with the enemy; Blue Knight spikers rally to a trio of 3-0 victories

May 17, 2013
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Sweeping with the enemy; Blue Knight spikers rally to a trio of 3-0 victories

By John Goralski Sports Writer After a string of three straight 3-2 decisions, the Blue Knight boys volleyball team earned a reprieve last week with a trio of 3-0 sweeps. Southington cruised past Bulkeley-Hartford Public in three lopsided sets. The boys went on to beat Xavier in a closer competition, but it was the 3-0…

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Kings of the CCC; Baseball avenges loss to NW Catholic to take the lead in the CCC standings

May 17, 2013
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Kings of the CCC; Baseball avenges loss to NW Catholic to take the lead in the CCC standings

By John Goralski Sports Writer The Knights have delivered three shutouts since losing to NW Catholic on April 22. Since that day in late April, Southington has won six in a row. On Friday, May 10, the Knights had their chance for retribution, and in the third inning they swung that bats like they were…

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New school admins to take the helm

May 17, 2013
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New school admins to take the helm

by Rob Glidden Staff Writer With the current school year winding down, the Board of Education filled two important administrative positions for next year, appointing Marilyn Kahl as the new principal of Kelley Elementary School and Michael Halloran as the newest assistant principal at Southington High School. “You both came from rich pools of candidates…

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