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SHS finishes in the top 100 in national video contest

May 11, 2016
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A video, aimed at showing inclusion for special needs, above, finished in the top 100 in a national competition.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington High School (SHS) students stepped in front of the camera last month to share their thoughts on SHS and how easy it is to fit in at the local school. Students entered the video in the Unlocker Challenge, a nationwide video contest sponsored by DuraLife. The contest theme was “Through the…

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CFGNB’s Catalyst Fund looking for new members

May 10, 2016
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If you are interested in playing a vital role in tackling local issues and shaping the Berlin, Plainville, New Britain and/or Southington of the future, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain’s Catalyst Fund is inviting the public to a no-obligation presentation on Thursday, June 9 for existing and prospective new members. The June 9…

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Grant allows modernization of equipment for program that feeds children, seniors

May 10, 2016
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A $56,242 grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority will allow the Community Renewal Team to modernize its licensed commercial kitchen where over 5,000 meals per day are prepared for children and seniors. CRT was selected as one of only 18 nonprofits to receive funding from CHEFA’s highly competitive Client Grant Program this…

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Honoring exceptional teammates

May 10, 2016
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Comm - Unified sports cup

Kennedy Middle School eighth graders Dean Bauchiero and Stephen Murray, left, received the CIAC Mike Savage Exemplary Unified Teammate award at the 13th Annual Michaels Unified Sports Cup Awards.   For three years, Stephen has been involved with Unified Sports program at Kennedy, and Dean was a founding member of the Derynoski Elementary School team…

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Eversource warns about scam involving bogus representatives

May 6, 2016
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Eversource business and residential customers across Connecticut continue to be targeted by scammers employing myriad tactics to trick people out of their money or into providing personal financial information, said a press release from Eversource. Most recently, scammers have been going door-to-door, posing as Eversource employees or claiming to be a “representative” of the company,…

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Prom styles fit for a Hollywood starlet

May 6, 2016
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In film, the actress Gene Tierney carried a certain tough, elegant grace. Whether she portrayed the femme fatale in the classic film noir tale, ‘Laura’ or the doomed wife in ‘Leave Her to Heaven,’ Tierney fit firmly in the world of Hollywood glamour. Tierney also had ties to Connecticut, having attended Miss Porter’s School in…

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Music listings, starting May 6

May 5, 2016
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FRIDAY, MAY 6 BRISTOL SPIRIT SHAKER. Gateway Café, 211 Riverside Ave., Bristol. OTHER WOMEN IN FOLK. 8 p.m. Co-headliners Caroline Doctorow and Lara Herscovitch. Opening is Connecticut state troubadour Kate Callahan. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $30, general admission. $75, with dinner. 41BridgeStreet.com. (860) 693-9767. THE SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTERS. 7:30 p.m. Presented by…

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Senior listings, starting May 6

May 5, 2016
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SATURDAY, MAY 7 SOUTHINGTON OPEN HOUSE AT MULBERRY GARDENS OF SOUTHINGTON. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Assisted living, adult day, and memory care community. Mulberry Gardens, 58 Mulberry St., Southington. (860) 276-1020, mulberrygardens.org MONDAY, MAY 9 BRISTOL MEDICARE AND MEDICAID BENEFITS. 2 p.m. Regional coordinator of CHOICES for the North Central Area Agency on Aging,…

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Iowa 5th grader asks readers to tell him about CT

May 5, 2016
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Dear readers. Hello, my name is Stephen L. I am a fifth grade student at Harlan Intermediate School in Harlan, Iowa. My class is studying the geography and history of the United States. I am excited to learn more about your state of Connecticut. I would really appreciate it if you would send me a…

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Middle schoolers win big in STEM contest

May 5, 2016
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DePaolo 
seventh graders placed first in the state STEM contest with their app, left, called “Southington Says No!”
The app  is designed 
to give 
information for those 
battling addiction.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Three teams of Southington students took their ideas online last month, competing in the eCYBERMISSION—a web based science fair sponsored by the U.S. Army. This year, students from Kennedy and DePaolo middle schools took home three top awards at the state level, for tackling issues of pollution, road safety, and substance abuse.…

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