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Residents want BOE funding restored; Town Council to vote on budget in May

April 25, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer With a few exceptions, the residents who spoke during a Town Council public hearing on this year’s budget passionately urged the officials to restore the school board’s full request. The recommendation from the Board of Finance is an $84.2 million budget for the schools, which is $1.1 million less than…

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Run Like MADD event set for Saturday

April 24, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) will host a Walk Like MADD event originating at the town green this weekend. The walk is a 5K event that raises funds for victim services and awareness of drunk driving. This is the second year the event will take place in town. “Our walk in…

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Police seek public’s help with reported sexual assault

April 22, 2013
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The Southington Police Department is looking for the public’s help to track down a man that reportedly sexually assaulted a woman. On April 19, an adult female came to the Southington Police Department to report being sexually assaulted. The woman, who was not identified, stated that on April 18, at approximately 10 p.m., she was…

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Guest Reader Day at Derynoski Elementary School

April 21, 2013
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Guest Reader Day at Derynoski Elementary School

Derynoski Elementary School held its annual Guest Reader Day last week. Various town officials, emergency personnel and other notables from around Southington participated. Photos by Tammi Naudus

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Song and dance to stop bullying

April 20, 2013
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Song and dance to stop bullying

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The music club at Derynoski Elementary School tackled the subject of bullying with song and dance, as an ensemble of about 60 kids performed the musical “Bullies Anonymous.” The club has been working on the performance for months and presented two shows last week, one in the afternoon for their…

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Plainville trail work could connect with Southington

April 19, 2013
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Plainville trail work could connect with Southington

By Kaitlyln NaplesStaff Writer Plainville is trying to get one step closer to completing one of the largest gaps in the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, which runs from New Haven to Northampton, Mass. At a past meeting, the Plainville Town Council voted to pursue a grant that would help fund the construction of a multi-use…

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Overwhelming wins; Knights are winning easily at early meets

April 19, 2013
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Overwhelming wins; Knights are winning easily at early meets

By John Goralski Sports Writer Can it really be this easy? Are the Knights ready to rest on their laurels? Those are the very questions that Matt Shea is trying to caution against. With a 20-point victory over Hall, the Knights have raced out to a 2-0 record against a pair of good programs. Both…

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Strong jumps rope to help Mill Foundation

April 19, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Students at Strong Elementary School ended a fundraiser for The Mill Foundation for Kids with a “jumpathon,” the latest in a series of collaborations between the school and the organization. Beginning with first-graders, students in different grades filled the school’s gym and divided into smaller groups. In each group, one…

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School board frustrated with demands; New teacher evaluation requirement approved

April 19, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Board of Education recently approved a new plan for evaluating teachers as required by recent state legislation, although many members expressed frustration with the increasing demand placed on local districts by state and federal decisions. To meet these new requirements, a new plan for teacher evaluations was developed by…

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Swarming the goal; Keal scores 15 to lead the Lady Knights

April 19, 2013
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Swarming the goal; Keal scores 15 to lead the Lady Knights

By John Goralski Sports Writer The Lady Knight lacrosse team had the longest wait for opening day. For three weeks, they ran drills while teams kicked off the spring season. For the last seven days, they couldn’t even scare up a scrimmage. On Monday, April 8, the Lady Knights finally got a chance to compete…

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