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Board of Ed releases superintendent evaluation

August 25, 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

In less than one week’s time, local students will be trading in their summer days for the upcoming school year, and the Board of Education released their annual evaluation of Superintendent Timothy F. Connellan’s performance just in time. Last week, the BOE released their assessment of the superintendent for his work during the 2015-2016 school…

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Apple Harvest Festival adds new features for visitors

August 24, 2016
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Apple Harvest Festival
www.southington.org/AHF

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER No time is being wasted in the makings of this year’s Apple Harvest Festival, especially with the addition of a lot of new features and exciting components. The 48th annual event is sure to please all ages with its food, arts and crafts, parade, vendors, and more. Festival Coordinator Jim…

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Triano named first female president for UNICO

August 24, 2016
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SO President Triano 2016

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER Town Council member Rev. Victoria Triano holds a new title in Southington: UNICO President.  Her title is especially noteworthy because it is the first time in the club’s history that a female was appointed the position. The UNICO Club of Southington is a service organization that annually distributes more than…

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Former ESPN Emmy winner at Chamber forum

August 24, 2016
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Gerry Matalon

The Town of Southington and the Chamber of Commerce will present a business forum focused on media networking. The event will take place on Tuesday, Sep. 20 at the Hawk’s Landing Country Club. The forum features Gerry Matalon of Matalon Media, the former ESPN Senior Coordinating Producer of Talent Planning and Development. Matalon is a…

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St. Paul HS open house, tours, placement exam

August 24, 2016
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St. Paul Catholic High School
www.spchs.com

St. Paul Catholic High School will host three open houses this fall as the school prepares to celebrat its 50th anniversary. On Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 29, at 10 a.m., school tours will be held with a chance to meet faculty and staff. A…

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Greenway Commons moves forward with modified site plan

August 24, 2016
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Architect's rendering, courtesy Crosskey Architects.

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER The long journey of the Greenway Commons development took a promising turn at the Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) special meeting Tuesday, Aug. 16 with the approval of Meridian Development’s special permit modification. The modification changes the number of approved units from 263 to 245 with the intention to build…

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Before I die I want to… live? The wall survives

August 24, 2016
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A rail-trail walker stops, above, to write her dream to “travel to the future.” The “Before I Die…” wall survived a scare last week when organizers considered taking down the popular community blackboard alongside the rail-trail near Bristol Street. Organizers considered taking it down because of complaints about obscene messages on the board, but reconsidered…

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Electronic waste collection on Saturday; open to Bristol, Plainville, Southington residents

August 24, 2016
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Electronic waste collection on Saturday; open to Bristol, Plainville, Southington residents

There will be a free collection of acceptable electronic items on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine at the city yard, 95 Vincent P. Kelly Rd., Bristol (Approach from Middle Street.) The collection is open to residents of Bristol, Berlin, Branford, Burlington, Hartland, New…

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Bees rally to beat Bluefish

August 24, 2016
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Box score   In 140 Characters or Less:The Bees rallied back from being down 3-0 in the seventh inning thanks to an RBI single by Jon Griffin and a three-run homer by James Skelton. The Game Changed When…:…Trailing by two in the bottom of the seventh, James Skelton ripped his 10th home run of the…

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Southington High School homeroom assignments (2016-2017)

August 23, 2016
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Southington High School, 720 Pleasant St, Southington, CT 06489

Southington High School officials have announced the homeroom assignments for the 2016-2017 school year. Grade 9 Room Last Name E252 A – Bat E254 Bau – Bon E256 Boo – Cama E258 Camb – Cola E274 Colb – Delm E276 Deln – Fab E282 Fac – Gen E286 Geo – Heid E288 Heie – Jor E353…

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