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Former teen pageant winner now leads Pats’ cheerleaders to the field

June 25, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Former Teen Miss Bristol Karen Link once again will be dancing on the sidelines for the New England Patriots during the 2016-17 season. And this time around, the cheerleader will have a new role with the squad. Captain. Link, a Terryville resident and Holy Cross High School in Waterbury graduate,…

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Local representatives do well at Miss Connecticut

June 25, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Although they ultimately didn’t win the Miss Connecticut crown, the local contestants made their mark on the stage this past Friday and Saturday. Alyssa Taglia of Wolcott was crowned Miss Connecticut on Saturday at the Mohegan Sun Cabaret in Uncasville after two nights of competition that began Friday. Three of…

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Wheeler golf tourney raises $56,000

June 22, 2016
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Wheeler’s 31st Annual Golf Classic at The Country Club of Farmington on June 13, 2016 raised $56,000, bringing the amount raised since inception to more than $1 million. “We are extremely grateful to our golfers, sponsors and volunteers whose unwavering generosity and support have helped us achieve this incredible milestone,” said Susan Walkama, LCSW, president…

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3 to 5 year olds can be enrolled in Tunxis Early Childhood Center

June 22, 2016
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The public is invited to enroll 3- to 5-year-old children in the Early Childhood Center of Tunxis Community College in Farmington. The preschool program is one of a select “high-quality” group in the nation accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). It provides full- and part-time preschool experiences in a…

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Financial advisor earns industry designation

June 21, 2016
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Paul Sciarra

Steven L. Tillona, CPA, CWS, of Southington, an independent financial advisor with Edu4Retirement, Inc., which is affiliated with Investors Capital Broker-Dealer, is among an elite group of financial professionals obtaining the Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS) designation administered by Cannon Financial Institute. This designation is awarded to those individuals completing a comprehensive program of study surrounding…

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Imagine Nation offers a summer of discovery

June 20, 2016
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by LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Summer programs have just kicked off at Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center. This month, the museum is showcasing the wonders of light through its light and reflection studio. Last weekend, the museum unveiled the new Kaleido-Lab, which was funded by the Smith Family Charitable Fund at the Main…

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HHC nurses receive Nightingale Awards

June 20, 2016
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Hartford Healthcare

Three local nurses were celebrated by Hartford HealthCare Senior Services with the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing, Connecticut’s largest state-wide nursing recognition program. These honorees were presented their awards at a May 5 ceremony in Hartford. Jodi Trottier, LPN, Southington Care Center; Kathy Chiulli, RN, MSN, clinical systems analyst, Hartford HealthCare Senior Services; and…

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Strong School educator named as 2016 Paraeducator of the Year

June 17, 2016
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Deborah Stevens of Strong Elementary School was named as Southington’s 2016 paraeducator of the year.

Deborah Stevens of William Strong Elementary School (SES) has been announced as Southington’s Paraeducator of the Year. Stevens has been a paraeducator at Strong since 2004, where she works with special education students from multiple grade levels. On April 29, Southington Public Schools announced that Stevens had been chosen as the town’s nominee for the…

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House passes legislation to create a retirement savings plan for seniors

June 16, 2016
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Budget 2

House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin, Southington) joined senior citizens, elected officials, and advocates at the Berlin Senior Center to celebrate the passage of legislation creating a retirement savings program for the estimated 600,000 Connecticut residents who do not have a retirement savings plan available to them through their employer. The legislation creates a program…

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Local student named valedictorian at Taft

June 16, 2016
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Southington’s Brian Tomasco was valedictorian at the Taft School in Watertown.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington student Brian Tomasco has been named senior class valedictorian of The Taft School in Watertown. Tomasco began his education at Thalberg Elementary School, before attending middle school at Mooreland Hill School in Kensington, and graduating from Taft on May 29. He was actively involved in activities both on campus and in…

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