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Saturday night fatality on New Britain Ave.

March 9, 2015
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Members of the Plainville Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on New Britain Avenue in Plainville, on the evening of Saturday, March 8 at approximately 08:57 p.m. Police said the collision involved two vehicles traveling in opposite directions on New Britain Ave. prior to colliding head on just…

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SHS wins F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Chairman’s Award

March 8, 2015
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The Cyber Knights won the Chairman’s Award in Waterbury. From left, Gwen Gorman, Ellie Lefkovich, Brian Petrucci, Nick Rappi, Tyler Brinton, Kyle Barry, and Bailey Kahl.

Southington’s FIRST Robotics Team 195, the CyberKnights, won the Chairman’s Award at this season’s first district event in Waterbury. This prestigious award was created to recognize teams that demonstrate the greatest commitment to spreading passion about science and technology into their communities and schools. Team 195 was recognized for building partnerships with their community, youth,…

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Bradley staff embrace Wear Red Day

March 7, 2015
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On Feb. 6, Wear Red Day, Bradley staff memebers wore red to raise awareness of heart disease in women.

To help raise awareness of heart disease’s prevalence in women, many Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) staff members donned red on Friday, Feb. 6, Wear Red Day, as part of American Heart Month. HOCC’s Division of Cardiology has a specific focus on heart disease in women through its Women’s Heart Wellness Center which targets women’s…

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Artwork will decorate boarded windows at Gura building

March 6, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) President Mary DeCroce has enlisted ten local artists, including herself, to create artwork to place on the plywood in the window openings at the Gura building until late April when the windows are installed. The Gura Building is going to display some local artwork for a…

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SHS robotics club competes in Waterbury competition

March 6, 2015
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By TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER This past weekend area high school students took part in the second of 10 F.I.R.S.T. (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competitions (FRC). The weekend saw 35 area teams accompanied by the robots that they created. Southington’s Cyber Knights went home with the Chairman’s Award. Each team had been working…

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Council to make Open Space a priority

March 6, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The Town Council unanimously approved a resolution to allow the Open Space Committee to apply for an open space grant. “The town has been successful in the past with open space grants,” said Town Attorney Mark Sciota. “We’re able to get up to 75 percent of the…

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Demolition and abatement process begins at Ideal Forging

March 5, 2015
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Preliminary traffic map for the Ideal Forging demolition (Subject to change).

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The Ideal Forging buildings will be coming down within the next few months, a project which has been in the works since 2007 when Meridian Development Partners acquired the property. The developer, project director, environmental consultant, engineer, and demolition contractors revealed their plans to the public at an informational meeting at…

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Home show features local businesses

March 5, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Local business owners gathered to showcase their businesses in the Derynoski Elementary School cafeteria for the first Derynoski PTO Home and Business Show on Saturday, Feb. 28. The businesses represented at the Home and Business Show included retail stores, bakeries, pet services, real estate agencies, handmade goods and much more. Derynoski…

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Middle schools enjoy a ‘Taste of Culture’

March 5, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The first ever cultural fairs were hosted at both John F. Kennedy Middle School and Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School on Thursday, Feb. 26. The two after-school events offered “A Taste of Culture” for students, parents and faculty in honor of the STEPS February Asset of the month, cultural competence. According…

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Brian Stranieri has been named as the interim Principal at SHS

March 5, 2015
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Southington High School Assistant Principal Brian Stranieri has been appointed as the Interim Principal of Southington High School effective on March 14. Stranieri began his career in education at Southington High School in September 1982 and has served as Assistant Principal since September 2002.  During his 13 years in administration, Stranieri has been responsible for directly overseeing…

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