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Regulators propose slashing CL&P rate increase

December 4, 2014
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NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Light and Power’s request to raise consumer costs by a total of $230 million should be cut nearly in half, state regulators said Monday. The amount sought by the state’s largest utility was reduced by more than $100 million in the draft decision issued by the Public Utilities Regulatory…

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CAPSS award recipients: Palladino, Semmel, Goralski

December 3, 2014
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Jessica Goralski, a senior at Southington High School, Benjamin Palladino and Julia Semmel, Grade 8 at Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School have been selected as the 2014-2015 recipients of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents’ Superintendent/Student Recognition award for leadership service to the school, academic prowess relative to ability, and service to others in…

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Alta announces its first quarter honor roll.

December 3, 2014
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The following students have made the honor roll at Alta for the first quarter of the year. First honors: Matthew Nappe, Keith Pernal. Second honors: Christopher Abbott, Kaylah Ferguson-Cass, Kaylee Goodrich.

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Kennedy Middle School announces its first quarter honor roll

December 3, 2014
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John F. Kennedy Middle School hast announced its first quarter honor roll. Grade 6 First Honors Callan Angelo; Lindsey Arduini; Ernest Arroyo; Neel Avancha; Noah Barbour; Cameron Baston; Elizabeth Beaulieu; Drew Belcourt; Connor Blanchette; Madison Block; Casey Blumetti; Olivia Blumetti; Lauren Bogoslofski; Mikaela Bogoslofski; Christopher Bowman; Weston Brick; Joshua Budnik; Alexander Cammuso; Griffin Campbell; Rachel…

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DePaolo Middle School announces its first quarter honor roll

December 3, 2014
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J.A. DePaolo Middle School has announced its first quarter honor roll: Grade 6 First Honors Catherine Adamczyk;Mercy Adekola;Jackson Alfano;Sera Altomari;Devan Bade;Adam Badgley;Andrew Bafuma;Kelly Barrett;Muhanad Batah;Alexandra Bauer;Brandon Bernier;Amanda Boan;Corrie Bonomi;Daniel Bouteiller;Sammi Bray;Matthew Brennan;Madison Buckley;Isabelle Burek;Jessica Burns;Caleb Buzas;Dylan Camden;Audrey Cantillon;Alexandra Carabetta;Ella Carmody;Ethan Cerra;Michaela Ceruti;Christina Cheng;Alyssa Cleland;Kathryn Clynes;Taylor Collar;Julia Collins;Rebecca Conforto;Jeffrey Cormier;Alex Dabrowski;Brooke Daigle;Dominic DeCosta;Abigail Delgado;Aedan Derrick;Kaila DiBenedetto;Michael…

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Southington High School announces its first quarter honor roll

December 3, 2014
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Southington High School has announced its first quarter honor roll: Grade 9 First Honors Rosanna Airo, Victoria Aldieri, Jacob Anderson, Katarina Aulbach, Cicily Balachandar, Madison Beaudoin, Mackenzie Beaupre, Emma Becotte, Chloe Becquey, Evan Bender, Allison Blaszko, Julia Brilla, Allison Brown, Timothy Budnik, Collin Burbank, Zachary Burleigh, Carolyn Callahan, Gina Calo, Ryan Case, Gabrielle Cerra, Sophia…

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SHS atrium to get new roof

December 3, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Town Council unanimously approved a bond ordinance of $407,000 for the replacement of the roof at the atrium of Southington High School. There was a public hearing for the ordinance held at the beginning of the meeting, however, the public remained mum. Director of Operations for the Southington Public…

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Sewer Committee clears up concerns

December 3, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Sewer Committee has opened bids for the $5 million sludge thickening and odor control project for the Southington Water Pollution Control Facility, which was approved by voters through a referendum question on the November ballot. “I take it very seriously, the sewer committee, because there is so much money…

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John Goralski named as Southington Observer editor

December 2, 2014
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John Goralski has been named as the next editor of the Southington Observer. Goralski, a graduate of Southington High School, has been a sports reporter and photographer for the Southington Observer since 2004. Goralski earned a Bachelor of Arts in English at the University of Connecticut and worked for over a decade in the insurance…

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State regulators challenge CL&P’s proposed rate increase

December 2, 2014
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HARTFORD—State regulators have announced cutbacks to a proposed rate increase from Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P). The proposed rate increases have been reduced from $221.1 Million to $130.2 Million. “I’m pleased the state regulators sought to keep the rate increase low,” State Senator Joe Markley (R-Southington) said in a press release. “This is a step…

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