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Town officials rally for a bill to save AHF, Italian Fest, and Music on the Green

March 16, 2016
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Downtown Festivals

  By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR It’s been a few months since worried whispers began to infiltrate local discussions. Could our downtown festivals be in trouble? The current state building code prohibits temporary structures being placed within 15 feet of any overhead wiring, and that could threaten three downtown activities from Music on the Green to the Apple…

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Music listings, starting March 18

March 15, 2016
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FRIDAY, MARCH 18 BRISTOL SPIRIT SHAKER. Bleachers, 300 Middle St., Bristol. SATURDAY, MARCH 19 BRISTOL THE CHAPARRALS. 7 to 11 p.m. A blend of country and country rock from the 1950s and 1960s. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. Snacks and setups available for sale. $12 per person. (860) 585-5411. info@thecarouselmuseum.org. Reservations suggested.…

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Center for Healthy Aging specialists earn national certification

March 14, 2016
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Patricia B. O’Brian, CDP, and Michelle Wyman, LSW, CDP, were recently certified as Certified Dementia Practitioners by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.

Two dementia care specialists with the Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging (CCHA) were recently certified as Certified Dementia Practitioners by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Patricia B. O’Brian, CDP, patient and family engagement coordinator, and Michelle Wyman, LSW, CDP, life enrichment coach, joined the CCHA in 2015 and are based in Southington. The…

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Locals places 6th at Northeast Science Bowl

March 14, 2016
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The SHS Science Bowl team rallied to a sixth place finish at the regional championship in Storrs. From left, Niels Peschel, Joe Zavorskas, Kristen Mathew, Amisha Paul and Kate O'Reilly.

On Saturday, March 6, the Southington High School Science Bowl team placed sixth out of 41 schools at the Northeast Regional of the National Science Bowl competition at the University of Connecticut (UConn) in Storrs. Southington, a second year team, improved on its 14th place finish last year. Launched in 1991, the National Science Bowl…

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Kennedy Middle School announced their Students of the Month for February

March 14, 2016
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Kennedy Middle School announced their Students of the Month for February. Front, from left, Sahiti Bhyravavajhala and Olivia Benson. Middle, Samantha Peluso, Caprina Pugliese, Jared Rivera, Mickey Gurzenda, and Zachary Foti. Back, Principal Richard Terino, Olivia Roberts, Sara Roccapriore, Alexandra Barner, Kiralyn Wadman, Ryan Shurkus, and Asst. Principal Susanne Vitcavage.

Kennedy Middle School announced their Students of the Month for February. Teachers nominated these students for their academic improvement on performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extracurricular activities. Sixth grade students of the month are Alexandra Barner, Olivia Benson and Zachary Foti. An ideal student, Alexandra is always prepared for class, tests and quizzes. A…

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DePaolo Middle School announced the students of the month for February

March 14, 2016
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DePaolo Middle School announced their Students of the Month for February. Front, from left, Sami Millerick, Julia Korp, Kallie Candelaria, Allie Baldwin, Payton Turnquist, James Frechette, and Keira Dubitsky. Back, Assistant Principal Chris Palmieri, Rich DelVecchia, Garrett Brown, Jonathan Cocchiola, Sadie Garfinkel, Jaden Vuong, and Principal Frank Pepe.

DePaolo Middle School announced their Students of the Month for February. In sixth grade Keira Dubitsky, Sami Millerick, and Julia Korp were selected by their teams. Keira is the daughter of Richard Dubitsky and Jillian Connelly and received the Presidential Award in fifth grade. She volunteered at Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the Apple Harvest Festival…

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Connecticut governor sets stage for possible state layoffs

March 14, 2016
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration is officially notifying state employee union leaders that job cuts may be coming, but a top Republican leader questioned Friday whether layoffs are necessary. The head of the Office of Policy and Management’s labor relations unit sent a letter this week…

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Do you know these 1958 Plantsville School kindergarteners?

March 13, 2016
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Schools - Plantsville 1958

During the summer break, officials at Plantsville Elementary School uncovered an old class photo from 1958. Members of this kindergarten class are now in their early 60s, but school officials are looking for names to match with these faces. If you can identify any of these former Plantsville students, contact Franca Imme at FIMME@southingtonschools.org. (Click…

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Aresimowicz to hold Q&A forum on March 14

March 12, 2016
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State Rep. Joe Aresimowicz (D-Southington, Berlin)
House Majority Leader

State of Connecticut House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin, Southington) is inviting the public to join him at the Southington Municipal Center to answer questions and discuss any potential ideas people may have about moving our community and all of Connecticut forward. The forum will be held on Monday, March 14, from 5:30 p.m. to…

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SEF is looking for a few good spellers

March 11, 2016
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The Southington Education Foundation (SEF) is looking for the town’s best spellers for the sixth annual SEF Community Spelling Bee. Last year, the “Wanna Bees,” with Dave Pestillo, Joe Peccerillo, and John Zimmerman won that honor. It is now time to put them to the challenge. Who will win the trophy this year? On Thursday,…

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