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Adinolfi announces he will not seek re-election 

February 3, 2016
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State Rep. Al Adinolfi (R-Cheshire, Southington)

After 14 years of service to the residents of the 103rd General Assembly District, State Representative Al Adinolfi (R) has announced that he will not be seeking re-election this year, and will retire from the legislature. “After serious consideration and talking it over with my wonderful family I have decided it’s time to retire from the General Assembly,”…

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DePaolo Middle School announced the students of the month for January

February 1, 2016
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DePaolo Middle School announced their January Students of the Month. Front, from left, Alina Rivera, Alex Maindon, Adrianna Patton, Gillian Smith, Owen Folcik, Kayla Pelletier, and Alyssa Cleland. Back, Asst. Principal Chris Palmieri, Audrey Cantillon, Cassie Dubitsky, Anh Tran, Era Pasha, David Laszewski, and Prinicipal Franke Pepe.

DePaolo Middle School announced their Students of the Month for January. In sixth grade Alexander Maindon, Gillian Smith, and David Laszewski were selected by their teams. Alexander is the son of Richard and Lisa Maindon and received the Presidential Award last year at Flander’s Elementary School. He has volunteered at a food bank at his…

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The show will come out tomorrow (and today)

January 29, 2016
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Fifth grader Emily Fay belts out a familiar tune during rehearsals for the Kelley Elementary School play. The curtain opens on “Annie Jr.” today with musical performances on Friday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Jan. 30. Both shows begin at 7 p.m.

  By TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER This weekend, 30 cast members and crew will take the stage at Kennedy Middle School for a fourth and fifth grade performance performed by Kelley Elementary students, in their production of “Annie Jr.” What makes this is show unique, is that the director and the behind-the-scenes crew of this production will…

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Local teen launches non-profit to promote education

January 28, 2016
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More information about Planting Pencils can be found at www.plantingpencils.org

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Ishaan Patel is an eighth-grade student at Kingswood-Oxford School in West Hartford, where lessons are taught on smart boards and assignments are completed on laptops. When Patel thought of school, he thought of an education modeled around technology—typing essays, researching online, and using computer software to complete his projects. That was until…

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Anthony Jacks holds fundraiser for injured cook

January 28, 2016
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Hector Delgado, chef at Anthony Jack's, hosted a fundraiser on Jan. 19 to benefit assistant cook Miguel Jimenez, who was badly burned in a home cooking accident.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER When Miguel Jimenez, an assistant cook at Anthony Jacks Wood Fired Grill, was injured in a home cooking accident, the restaurant opened its doors to help him get back on his feet. On New Year’s Day, the 22-year-old cook was preparing lunch in his home when an oil-based fire broke out in…

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Lombardi reimbursed for $25K legal fees

January 27, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Town Council voted along party lines on Jan. 25 to reimburse Councilor Tom Lombardi (R), for legal fees associated with allegations of Lombardi’s violation of the town’s code of ethics. In a motion brought forward by Councilor Ed Pocock (R), Republicans Pocock, Lounsbury, Triano, Champagne, and Riccio voted in favor of…

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Local organizations benefit from Women and Girls’ Fund

January 27, 2016
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Main Street Community Foundation (WEB)

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Women and girls in Southington and several surrounding communities will benefit from more than $35,000 in grants awarded by the Main Street Community Foundation earlier this month. The foundation’s Women and Girls’ Fund chose 11 regional organizations, campuses, and programs to invest in this year, including several local groups. Each of the…

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BOE reviews Superintendent’s proposed budget

January 27, 2016
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Timothy F. Connellan, Superintendent of Schools
200 North Main Street, Southington, CT 06489
Phone (860) 628-3202 Fax (860) 628-3205

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Before voting on their budget for the 2016-2017 academic year, the Board of Education (BOE) held two public workshops to review the Superintendent’s proposals. On Dec. 29, Superintendent of Schools Timothy Connellan submitted his suggested budget to the BOE, proposing an increase of 3.47 percent, for a total budget of $92,782,522. The…

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Bench dedication and friendship award honors memory of Kennedy student

January 27, 2016
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By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR John Fusco pulled back the sheet to reveal the bench, and he laid the Olivia Fusco Friendship Award upon it as the bench’s first occupant. On Friday, Jan. 22, dozens gathered near the main entrance of John F. Kennedy Middle School to witness the unveiling of a memorial bench that was donated…

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Queen Ann Nzinga open house rescheduled for this Saturday

January 26, 2016
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The Queen Ann Nzinga Center, Inc., which provides arts enrichment activities for children and teens ages 5 to 17, has rescheduled its open house and registration for new participants. The Queen Ann Nzinga Center promotes positive youth development among children of all races and abilities throughout Connecticut, but primarily to children in the greater Plainville,…

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