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SEF awards scholarships to SHS graduates

Sarah Lamb, left, and Emily Maciejewski were selected as this year’s scholarship award winners for the Southington Education Foundation (SEF) scholarships.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Education Foundation (SEF) awarded $2,000 to local students this month for the pursuit of high education. Emily Maciejewski, salutatorian for the Southington High School (SHS) Class of 2016, and Sarah Lamb, were both chosen as…

Italian Festival 2 weeks away

Italian Festival (2016)

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Among the traditional favorite festivities at Southington’s Italian-American Festival, two new special events have been added to this year’s line-up. The 12th annual cultural festival will take place on July 29, 30, and 31 on the lower…

Farmers market offers Friday harvests

Farmers Market-Alex (granddaughter) and Diana Ciaffaglione

Friday’s farmers market is underway at the town green. Visitors last week, above, pick through the a wide array of choices for regionally grown produce and plants. The weekly harvest is presented every Friday throughout the summer, from 3 p.m.…

‘Mulan Jr.’ opens on Friday

Grace Michaud takes on the title role in "Mulan Jr."

The Southington Youth Summer Theater program opens its Disney-themed production calendar today, when curtains open for “Mulan, Jr.” The summer program features youth from grades 6 to 12, and it’s focused on helping young thespians hone their craft through local…

Town seeks engineering consultant

Town of Southington

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Town of Southington is seeking the services of a Consulting Engineering firm to assist with plans for transportation projects. The firm should be able to provide on-call services that include the development of designs and construction…