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Congressman Larson to hold telephone town hall tonight

December 13, 2012
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Tonight Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) will hold a Telephone Town Hall with constituents to discuss the ongoing “Fiscal Cliff” debate and how it may impact Connecticut residents. After brief remarks, constituents who call in will be able to ask questions of the Congressman. Unless Congress acts by the end of the year, middle class…

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Second time at referendum; Middle school project going back to the voters

December 13, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Town Council began the process of sending the middle schools project to a planned March referendum that will ask voters to support an additional $4.7 million, while officials noted that this scenario actually saves some taxpayer dollars in the long run. The original $85 million referendum, which the Board…

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Buffalo Wild Wings comes to town

December 12, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The resurgent ShopRite plaza on Queen Street will soon welcome another new addition – Buffalo Wild Wings is preparing to move into the former Bernie’s building. The former home of Bernie’s and Shaw’s has become the most prominent example of positive economic development in Southington. It had been desolate for…

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Violinists to hold food fundraiser for Bread for Life

December 12, 2012
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Local violinists will be hosting a food drive on Saturday, Dec. 15 at the First Congregational Church. Violinists from the Stranznicky Violin Studio will host a concert, the studio’s annual winter recital, where all of the proceeds will go to Bread for Life.

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DePaolo announces honor roll for the first marking period

December 12, 2012
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DePaolo Middle School has announced its honor roll for the first marking period. Grade 6, First Honors: , Robert Adamo, Sarah Anderson, Tyler Bade, Joshua Badgley, Jake Beaupre, Kaitlyn Bertola, Joseph Bethencourt, Abhiram Bhamidipati, Emily Blaszko, Nathan Borkowski, Owen Bouchard, Sydney Bradshaw, Kyra Brayall, Jillian Bryan, Samantha Bucci, Chiara Burgio, Daniel Butlien, Robert Cantillon, Valente…

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Kennedy Middle School announces first quarter honor roll

December 11, 2012
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Kennedy Middle School has announced its honor roll for the first marking period. Sixth grade, first honors: David Ackerman, Emma Agli, Ethan Agli, John Aligata, Kristen Angeli, Ashley Anglis, Aparna Athreya, Celia Bajrami, Reilly Baker, Kylin Banks, Abigail Barbour, Connor Baston, Evan Belcourt, Kylie Benton, Domenic Bernard, Karla Blake, Michaela Blumetti, Seth Bogoslofski, Taylor Borla,…

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Christmas in Plantsville

December 11, 2012
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It was a bit smaller than in years past and the weather did not cooperate, but Santa still had the time to help impart holiday cheer at the annual Christmas in Plantsville. Photos by Stacey McCarthey

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St. Dominic goes to Washington

December 9, 2012
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By Ed Harris Editor Saint Dominic School Principal Patricia Tiezzi and Literacy Specialist Noreen Adams recently traveled to Washington D.C. to attend the 30th Anniversary of the National Blue Ribbon Schools Award Ceremony and receive St. Dominic School’s National Blue Ribbon Award for Academic Excellence. “My experience was awesome,” said Tiezzi in a release. “We…

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Blue Christmas event set at First Baptist Church

December 9, 2012
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“Blue Christmas” will be held Monday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Southington, continuing the church’s tradition of offering a worship service for people who are feeling a loss during the holidays. The loss may be due to the death of a loved one, divorce, unemployment, financial problems, for anyone who is…

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Youth donates money to Make-A-Wish Foundation

December 9, 2012
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Youth donates money to Make-A-Wish Foundation

By Ed Harris Editor A Derynoski School student has helped raise over $900 dollars for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, bringing her two year total to close to $1,700. Olivia Genovese, 10, was honored at the school last week by Kim Smith, development director for Make-A- Wish. Olivia was given a t-shirt and a special certificate. This…

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