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Local teens bring books to life

September 6, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer A group of local tweens and teens, under the instruction of Mary DeCroce, a local artist, created a mural that brings children’s books to life. Six middle school and high school girls created the multimedia collage using painted faux finishes, paper and art objects on a pressed board during a…

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Battle of the sexes; The Lady Knights are setting the pace for local runners

September 6, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Wrtier The Lady Knights had a lot to cheer about when they cracked the top 15 at last year’s Class L championship race. It marked the first time that the girls team out-shadowed the boys at the finish line. It marked a shift in the program’s expectations and fulfilled the prediction…

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Going the distance; The Knights are focused on the postseason

September 6, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Wrtier Southington had three varsity seniors last year, and they all finished in the top 100 at the Class L meet. They had five seniors score in the preseason the previous the year, and one of them advanced to the state open. Rich Niro knows the importance of experience when he’s…

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Bookstore helps Southington Library

September 6, 2013
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Bookstore helps Southington Library

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From teen drama to biographies to children’s series, the Friends of Southington Library Book Store sells a variety of used books to local residents and non-residents of the town. Located in the basement of Southington Public Library, the bookstore offers high-quality used books, all organized by author and genre. Doris…

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Open house set for superfund site

September 5, 2013
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There is an open house scheduled for the SRSNE superfund site at 90 Lazy Lane, across the street from the police station. The open house is set for Saturday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include EPA, CTDEEP and representatives of the potentially responsible parties’ group will present information and answer questions…

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YMCA expansion includes parking lot and other buildings

September 5, 2013
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YMCA expansion includes parking lot and other buildings

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Members of the Southington YMCA may have more parking spots to choose from by the end of September, as construction of the lots is near completion. Director of Operations Tony Palmieri said there will be 99 additional parking spaces in front of the building alone, bringing the total number of…

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Connecticut Dept. of Transportation to work on traffic signals

September 4, 2013
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The Connecticut Department of Transportation is replacing traffic signal LED’s at various intersections within Southington. An Alternating One Way Traffic Pattern Using Traffic Control Will Be Utilized On A Daily Basis To Perform The Construction Work. The Contractor Will Not Be Allowed To Interfere With Traffic Between 6 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 6…

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Local woman collecting candy for St. Jude’s Hospital

September 4, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor A local woman is collecting candy for St. Jude’s Hospital. Allyson Genovese began the St. Jude’s Candy Drive several years ago after learning that her stepdaughter’s mother, who works at St. Jude, would bring in Halloween candy for the kids at the hospital. The first year Genovese was able to collect…

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School district announces launch of new STEM resource

September 2, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Board of Education announced the launch of its “Virtual STEM University,” a web-based educational resource for teachers that will provide easy access to lesson design plans in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. STEM University is a partnership between The Southington Education Foundation (SEF) and the Board…

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Giving Back Girls help hand out backpacks

September 2, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Giving Back Girls kicked off another backpack drive as part of the Southington Smart Start Program, providing at least 400 backpacks to students in need throughout the community. Created in 2010 by high school freshman Erin Gibney, the Giving Back Girls spent hours filling each backpack with school supplies,…

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