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Local preteen is ready for national pageant

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Southington’s Kylie Watson once again is set to complete for a national pageant crown. Kylie recently competed in Springfield, Mass., where she won the title National American Miss Southern New England Junior Preteen. The title…

Southington woman is principal At Bristol Eastern

When Bristol Eastern High School students returned from summer break this week, they were greeted Southington’s Marisa Calvi-Rogers as the new principal. Calvi-Rogers has been the assistant principal at Bristol Central since 2013. “Mrs. Calvi-Rogers has the intelligence, dedication and…

Dibattista is ‘Officer of the Year’

On Monday, May 29, American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 named Southington Police Officer Mark Dibattista as their police officer of the year. Legion officials presented Dibattista with his award during the ceremony held at the conclusion of the Memorial Day…

Southington resident named as Google Innovator

In the Newington school system, Southington resident John “Jay” Salerno is the “go-to” for all things related to computers. Over the past 2.5 years as director of educational technology, Salerno has helped everyone in the Newington district—from administrators and teachers…

Dancing in the streets of London

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR There aren’t many young American teenagers that can say they danced on the streets of London to make a music video. But that was just one of the experiences Bridget Stevens, a 13-year-old dance student…