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Officials look at ABA program

March 9, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Board of Education is once again looking at the possibility of bringing its Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program in-house, a proposal that has some parents worried that the program could face a decline. The program is currently run by the Capital Region Education Council (CREC). Several parents, all sharing stories…

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YMCA holds annual campaign kick-off breakfast

March 9, 2013
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YMCA holds annual campaign kick-off breakfast

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington YMCA held its annual Community Support Campaign Kick-off Breakfast last week, complete with stories of how the YMCA, its staff and programs, have helped numerous people within the community. Last year the campaign was able to raise $280,000, all of which was used to help those that could not…

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Knights claim 13 top 10 finishes at CCC meet

March 9, 2013
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Knights claim 13 top 10 finishes at CCC meet

By John Goralski Sports Writer Bryan Adie set the pace with the first leg of the 200 freestyle relay, and it became clear that it was a three-team race with Farmington and Conard. Adam Sokolowski and Kolton Jankowski kept the pace through the next two legs, but as Joe Taglia flipped at the turn of…

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Back to New Englands; Gymnasts place second at State Open meet; advance to regional championships as a team

March 8, 2013
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Back to New Englands; Gymnasts place second at State Open meet;  advance to regional championships as a team

By John Goralski Sports Writer Lexi Rothstein shrugged off her typical handspring and corkscrew twist off the vault to embrace a more difficult Tsukahara tuck. Marilyn Sporbert switched her dismount on the beam to squeeze out another tenth of a point from the judges, and Erin Malone continued to evolve her routines with tougher skills…

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Leaving it on the court; Cinderella season ends in the second round

March 8, 2013
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Leaving it on the court; Cinderella season ends in the second round

By John Goralski Sports Writer Over the last two decades, Coach Mike Forgione has coached more than his fair share of top athletes. He’s captured conference titles and made deep tournament runs, but the Lady Knight coach had to stop and gather himself moments after the Lady Knight basketball team suffered a season-ending loss at…

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Bradley Hospital looking at possible changes

March 8, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Changes could be in store for Bradley Memorial Hospital, depending on the findings of a report that is being put together by Philadelphia  based Health Strategies and Solutions. Clarence Silva, president and chief executive officer of the Hospital of Central Connecticut, said Health Strategies and Solutions began putting together the report…

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Slalom Shootout; Four Knights qualify for Team CT

March 7, 2013
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Slalom Shootout; Four Knights qualify for Team CT

By John Goralski Sports Writer At the end of their first run, Erika Florian finished one breath faster than Casey Abraham for third place at the Slalom Shootout. When the teammates finished their second run, they had flipped positions at the top of the standings. On Monday, Feb. 25, the competition for Team Connecticut had…

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Backing the school budget; Residents voice opinions at hearing

March 7, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The public by and large supported the Board of Education and its budget proposal during a hearing at DePaolo Middle School Monday night. Numerous residents, teachers, PTO and town officials spoke in favor of passing the school board proposal as is, with little to no cuts. Only three people talked out…

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Town to prepare for incoming storm

March 6, 2013
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Town to prepare for incoming storm

By Ed Harris Editor   The town is beginning to prepare for a storm that is expected to bring snow and rain showers tonight through Friday. “We have been watching the weather closely and have to prepare for high winds, rain and snow,” said Town Manager Garry Brumback in an email release. The National Weather…

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The circus may come to town

March 6, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Town officials are investigating whether it’s feasible to bring the Cole Bros Circus to town later this summer, as a favor to neighboring Meriden. Cole Bros has performed in Meriden, at the hub, for the last three years, but work there has forced the city to explore other options. Ed Sibert, …

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