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Lessons learned, accomplishments achieved

May 28, 2015
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Southington’s Brendan Carroll, left, is this year’s valedictorian at St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol. Carroll and salutatorian Sydney Riddick, right, will deliver speeches at the school’s graduation ceremony on June 2.

By LISA CAPOBIANCOSTAFF WRITER Sydney Riddick and Brendan Carroll learned some of the greatest life lessons over the past four years at St. Paul Catholic High School. For Sydney, the biggest lesson she ever learned throughout high school was “Keep trying” and “don’t give up.” For Brendan, the biggest lesson he learned at St. Paul was…

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Southington resident nominated to CT Superior Court

May 28, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Gov. Malloy (D-Conn.) nominated four Connecticut residents to fill vacancies on the Superior Court – one of them, Gerald L. Harmon of Southington. On Tuesday, May 12, Gov. Malloy nominated Harmon and residents from New Britain, West Hartford and Greenwich to serve on the Connecticut Superior Court. The Superior Court hears cases…

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Zoni co-sponsors bill to protects electric consumers

May 28, 2015
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MAY 21—A bill, co-sponsored by State Representative David Zoni (D-Southington) that bans electric power generation companies from signing up customers for electricity contracts with variable rates, was approved Wednesday in the state House of Representatives. SB573, “An Act Concerning Variable Electric Rates” cleared the Energy and Technology Committee earlier this year and was recently passed…

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Southington observes Memorial Day

May 28, 2015
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Harris Bouchard, 2, and Peyton Bouchard, 4, wave American flags while watching the Memorial Day parade on Main St. on May 25, 2015.

Photos by TAYLOR HARTZ Former soldiers, town residents, and local groups traveled to local cemeteries, public places, and converged on the Southington Town Green on Monday, May 25 to observe Memorial Day.

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American Legion honors local policeman and fireman

May 28, 2015
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Keith Glabau of the Southington Fire Department received the American Legion Post 72's local Firefighter of the Year Award in a ceremony outside the legion on Memorial Day.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER On Monday, May 25, the American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 recognized two local officers for exceptional service in the Southington community this year. Officer Chad Butler of the Southington Police Department was named Police Officer of the Year, and Keith Glabau of the Southington Fire Department was named Firefighter of the Year…

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Southington students honored by ECSU

May 27, 2015
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WILLIMANTIC—A number of Southington students were honored by various departments at Eastern Connecticut State University during year-end banquets. Two locals were selected for induction into the Delta Omega chapter of Delta Mu Delta, the National Honor Society that recognizes outstanding students in business administration, accounting, and business information systems. Membership in Delta Mu Delta is…

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Murphy visits Karabin Farms

May 27, 2015
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U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) visited Southington’s Karabin Farms to talk about the challenges the farm faced as a result of the winter’s inclement weather. Above, he discusses federal investments for Connecticut’s small farmers and nursery owners with Karabin Farms owner Mike Karabin. Murphy was visiting to highlight opportunities for local farms and nurseries, like…

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DePaolo Middle School announced May students of the month

May 27, 2015
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DePaolo Middle School announced the students of the month for May. Front, from left, Justin Ierardi, Amal Al-Hidami, Kathryn Clynes, Anthony Matarazzo, Sydney Trask, and Max Peruta. Back, Assistant Principal Chris Palmieri, Erik Olson, Sera Altomari, Kelley Marshall, Morgan Duling, Derek Guida, Evan Johanns, and Principal Frank Pepe.

Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School recently announced the names of its May students of the month. In sixth grade Kathryn Clynes, Anthony Matarazzo, and Sera Altomari were selected by their teams. Kathryn is the daughter of Frank and Patrice Clynes and has consistently earned high honors. She assisted at DePaolo’s Taste of Culture and Light…

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Moquin earns Academic Achievement Award

May 27, 2015
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At a recent awards luncheon, hosted by the Springfield College Business Management Department, former Southington High School graduate Jordyn Moquin, now in her second year at Springfield College, was honored with an Academic Achievement Award for her continued academic success within the Business Management Department. From left, Springfield College Business Management Department Co-Chair Brenda Canning,…

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BOE will recognize Profiles in Professionalism at May 28 meeting

May 25, 2015
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The following are the honorees for the Southington Public Schools 2014-2015 Profiles in Professionalism who will be recognized at the Board of Education meeting to be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 28 at the Municipal Center Public Assembly Room at 200 North Main Street: Robert Brown (Southington High School); Dennis Sikowski (Southington High…

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