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Students asked to ‘Dream Big!’ for competition; March 29 deadline

March 5, 2014
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State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier announced the launch of the sixth annual CHET Dream Big! Competition, aimed at getting kindergarten through fifth grade students across the state to think about their education and careers. Nappier, trustee for the Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET), Connecticut’s 529 college savings plan, said in a press release, “This is…

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Town dealing with potholes

March 5, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor Southington is acting proactively to deal with pothole issues. Town officials are compiling a list of potholes in town and are addressing them as they come in. The Southington Police Department has taken the lead in compiling the list and the Highway Department is repairing the potholes. “Potholes are a problem…

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From the depths of cold to above freezing… maybe… says AccuWeather

March 4, 2014
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From the depths of cold to above freezing… maybe… says AccuWeather

If you’re tired of freezing your … off, AccuWeather says there may be some signs of rising temperatures as the weekend approaches. AccuWeather.com reports the coldest weather is likely behind much of mid-Atlantic and the Ohio Valley until next winter. However, winter may go away neither quietly nor quickly. Temperatures bottomed out at record low levels…

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NB Art League seeks work that is all about the ‘Blues’

March 4, 2014
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The Art League of New Britain is announcing The Blue Show 2014, an exhibit celebrating “BLUE,” in both art and mood. The show will run from Friday, March 14 to Sunday, April 6 at 30 Cedar St. in New Britain. An Opening Reception will be on Friday, March 14, from 6 to 9 p.m., with…

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Library users gain access to hoopla digital

March 2, 2014
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Library users gain access to hoopla digital

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From movies and TV shows to music to audiobooks, valid Southington Library card holders now have access to a variety of content they can stream instantly on their tablets, iPhones, PCS and other devices through “hoopla digital”—a category-creating service that partners with public libraries nationwide to offer online and mobile…

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A local veteran is living out his culinary dream

March 1, 2014
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A local veteran is living out his culinary dream

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Nickolas Holiday’s passion for cooking started at birth, as the executive chef and owner of Connecticut’s Take Home Chef grew up in the kitchen. Born in Texas, Holiday became inspired by his grandmother, who owned different restaurants and catering businesses in the south. From rolling dumplings at four years old…

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Officials brainstorm ways to fight vandalism

March 1, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington officials joined forces with members of the STEPS Youth Council last week to brainstorm ideas on how to combat vandalism and theft after various incidents occurred in town. During an open community forum, Town Councilor Dawn Miceli, Town Manager Garry Brumback and Police Chief John Daly, along with YMCA…

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Latest info on next week’s storm from AccuWeather; up to a foot of snow expected

February 28, 2014
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Latest info on next week’s storm from AccuWeather; up to a foot of snow expected

AccuWeather.com reports on the latest update of the snow that may hit Connecticut on Monday.    March may not come in like a lion everywhere across the nation, but winter will roar during the first several days of the month and impact more than 100 million people. Snow will expand from the northern Rockies and…

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Survey results update BYOD program at high school

February 28, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer More than 60 percent of teachers at Southington High School who responded in a survey about the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program reported that they used their own technology at least six times last year, according to the results. “That was a very encouraging sign right away,” said social…

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Cyber Knights unveil latest robot

February 28, 2014
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Cyber Knights unveil latest robot

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Members of the Southington High School Cyber Knights recently unveiled this year’s robot—an innovation they created within a six-week time frame. The Cyber Knights named the 120-pound robot “F-195 Knighthawk” in honor of the F-17 Nighthawk, a stealth ground attack aircraft of the U.S. Air Force, which decided to be…

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