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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…

Firefighters support Arc

The Southington Professional Firefighters Union, Local 2033 presented a $500 donation to The Arc of Southington on Thursday, Jan. 26. The donation was raised during a cooking competition benefiting a Dream Ride Event. From left, SFD Capt. Eric D’Arcy; Arc…

Soup Nite draws record crowds

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER Pasta fagioli? Minestrone? One of the many chowders or just a simple chicken noodle? No matter what your preference, volunteers at the annual Bread for Life (BFL) Soup Nite were ready to serve. On Wednesday,…

Meet the Bradshaw sisters

By JADE SOTO CORRESPONDENT “I started acting when I was 3, so I had a lot of experience prior to [‘Welcome to Grandpaville’],” said 12-year-old Allison Bradshaw, who played Katie on the two-season, New England-based web series, “Welcome to Grandpaville,”…