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Chamber award winners named

March 22, 2013
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Chamber award winners named

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Chamber of Commerce has recently released the names of its service awards recipients, who will be honored at the organization’s annual dinner next month. The honorees include Vinny Nanfito, recipient of the Riccio Brothers Business Person of the Year, Jerry Brick, receiving the Chamber’s Gail DePaolo Community Spirit honor…

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School board votes to bring ABA program in house

March 21, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Board of Education has voted unanimously to bring its Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program in-house, a decision that has left some parents worried that the program could face a decline. The program is currently run by the CapitQal Region Education Council (CREC). Over the course of the last several school…

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Physically Active Classroom earns grant

March 21, 2013
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Physically Active Classroom earns grant

By Ed Harris Editor Schools in Southington will get a little more active thanks to a grant from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. The insurance company bestowed the school system with a $24,000 grant that will be used to help combat childhood obesity through the Physically Active Classrooms program. The program is a collaboration…

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Twice is just as nice; Middle school renovations pass again

March 20, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The middle school renovations past for a second time at Tuesday’s referendum. The renovations were overwhelmingly approved by voters in 2011, but the renovations were sent back to referendum after it was discovered that the removal of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) would significantly drive up cost estimates. This is the first time…

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Middle school referendum is still a go, despite wet, snowy start to the day

March 19, 2013
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Today’s middle school referendum is still on, despite a wet, snowy start to the day. Town officials said Derynoski School was plowed and that there was a resident was resident waiting to vote when the polls opened at 6 a.m. The polls, only at Derynoski Elementary School, are open until 8 p.m. tonight. Southington school…

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Runners start season at Shamrock Run

March 19, 2013
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By Kaitllyn Naples Staff Writer Runners and walkers are gearing up for the 11th annual Shamrock Run and Walk next weekend, which is a fundraiser for three causes this year. For the last 11 years, the run has donated over $100,000 to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, Patrick Collins, event director, said. St. Vincent DePaul…

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Youth group puts goodwill plan into action

March 18, 2013
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The STEPS Youth Committee has had to cancel their “STEPPIN’ for a Cause” Dance-a-thon Event.  The cancellation is due to lack of participation. By Margaret Waage Correspondent The STEPS Youth Committee is excited to announce plans for its fundraiser “Steppin” for a Cause,” a Dance-A-Thon event that will benefit the Newtown Prevention Council. The idea…

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Middle school referendum set for Tuesday

March 18, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Southington school officials are hoping that residents will once again approve renovations at Kennedy and DePaolo Middle Schools. The renovations were overwhelmingly approved by voters in 2011, but the renovations were sent back to referendum after it was discovered that the removal of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) would significantly drive up cost…

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Into and on top of the looking glass

March 17, 2013
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By Sarah Johnson Correspondent Ferne “Rusty” Waskowicz has a special show of her artwork being displayed at The Gallery at The Orchards until March 28. The show is titled “Art in Stained Glass.” The Gallery is maintained in the community room at the senior living complex. The Southington artist whose business is called Rusty Originals,…

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Survive and advance; Knights reach the Class LL swimming finals in 3 relays and 6 individual events

March 15, 2013
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Survive and advance; Knights reach the Class LL swimming finals in 3 relays and 6 individual events

by John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Evan Tuttle tried to hide his disappointment as Mack Golos rebounded off the wall for his first turn in the 500 freestyle. The sophomore swimmer already had a commanding lead. He was ripping through the water with the power of a sprinter, and Southington fans were drowning out cheers…

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