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Miss Southington Kaitlyn Tarpey is Miss Connecticut

By Mike Chaiken
Kaitlyn Tarpey, Miss Southington, left, was crowned the new Miss Connecticut. Krystiana Bouchard of Southington is the new Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen.

By Mike Chaiken Editions Editor You can say central Connecticut’s towns of Southington, Bristol, and Plainville did well at the Miss Connecticut Scholarship Pageant Saturday. Miss Southington Kaitlyn Tarpey is the 2013 Miss Connecticut. And Krystiana Bouchard of Southington, competing…

Teacher nurtures students, garden

By Vannessa Stevens
Teacher of the Year Linda Bass-Really with some of her students in the garden at Thalberg School.

By Vannessa Stevens Contributor When Thalberg Elementary school teacher Linda Bass-Reilly was presented with Southington’s Teacher of the Year award she was all at once humbled, honored and a little overwhelmed. “I was shaking and everything went in slow motion…