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Madancy named as Assistant Superintendent

May 22, 2015
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The Board of Education appointed Steven G. Madancy, John F. Kennedy Middle School Prinicpal, as the new Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Board of Education welcomed a new Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction on May 14, appointing John F. Kennedy Middle School principal Steven G. Madancy. Madancy has been the principal at JFK Middle School since July of 2012, following seven years as a principal in Milford, serving two years at Pumpkin…

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In the land Far Far Away… Shrek at South End

May 21, 2015
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Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Students from South End Elementary School take the audience on a journey to the Kingdom of Far Far Away for a drama club production of “Shrek The Musical Jr.” The fifth graders performed last week. Samantha Sullivan (Fiona), Jack Barnum (Shrek), and Kersyn McBride (Donkey) starred in this musical event.

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Board of Ed adopts budget for 2014-2015 fiscal year

May 21, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Board of Education (BOE) voted Thursday to adopt their operating budget for the 2015-2016 Fiscal Year as approved by the Board of Finance (BOF) and the Town Council. The budget, totaling $89,667,401, falls $530,000 below the amount the BOE originally requested for their operations in the coming fiscal year. In an…

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Tensions mount over School Street project

May 21, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Tensions were high at last week’s town council meeting when Chariman Michael Riccio concluded the council’s vote on a construction bid for School Street pavement repairs with the statement “I’ve never been so shocked in all my years on this town council.” In a 7-2 vote the council approved the bid for…

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2015 Apple Harvest Festival poster contest

May 21, 2015
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2015 Apple Harvest Festival poster contest

How would you like the opportunity to design the Southington Apple Harvest Festival 47th Anniversary Poster? This is a great opportunity to share your talent with the community as well as a chance to win multiple prizes. Each participant must design a poster reflecting the 2015 Apple Harvest Festival.  This year’s theme is “Growing Community…

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Martinelli selected to board of CT CPA society

May 20, 2015
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Susan A. Martinelli was elected to the board of directors at the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants.

The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA) has elected Susan A. Martinelli, CPA of Southington to serve as an at-large member of its Board of Directors for the organization’s 2015-2016 activity year.  Her election took place at the CTCPA Annual Meeting held recently at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. Ms. Martinelli is an…

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From the Health District: Drinking and Driving: A Public Health Concern

May 20, 2015
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Tis the season to celebrate. It is time for outside fun and festivities, such as proms, graduations, and barbecues. The Plainville Southington Health District  stresses the importance of being responsible while celebrating, especially when behind the wheel. Alcohol impairs your ability to drive. In 2013, 10,076 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, an average…

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State to make it ‘cheaper’ to use electric vehicles, governor announces

May 20, 2015
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy Tuesday announced in a press release Connecticut is making it “cheaper” to purchase or lease an electric vehicle as a result of the Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate Program. The announcement was made at Crowley Ford on New Britain Avenue in  Plainville. Under this new initiative, the governor’s press…

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Legislator encourages seniors, veterans with disabilities to take free passes to state parks

May 19, 2015
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State Representative Betty Boukus (D-Plainville, New Britain) is encouraging seniors and veterans with disabilities to take advantage of free passes to Connecticut state parks. “This is a terrific opportunity for seniors and veterans to visit our beautiful state parks – free of charge,” said Boukus in a press release. Passes providing lifetime free admission to…

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Southington Liberty Bank honored for 2014 sales

May 18, 2015
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Liberty Bank’s Southington office celebrates its sales win. The local branch was honored for outstanding performance in 2014 after exceeding its small business lending goal by 461 percent. From left, Southington branch manager Robert Flood, Liberty Bank President and CEO Chandler J. Howard, Southington branch staff Patty Gugliotti and Sarah Russo, Liberty Banke Executive Vice…

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