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Reading with feeling

May 16, 2016
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School - Holly Lombardi speaks at KO

Holly Lombardi of Southington was a semifinalist at the Kingswood Oxford School Speaker’s Forum. For 28 years, the interpretive reading competition been a rite of passage for sophomores at the West Hartford school. Photo by Michelle M. Murphy

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Kennedy Middle School announced their Students of the Month for April

May 16, 2016
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Kennedy Middle School announced their Students of the Month for April. Front, from left, Dylan Sandow, Justin McMeans, Avery Cowen, Jenna Michaud, Stephanie Starrs and Fanola Dede. Back, Asst. Principal Susanne Vitcavage, Hannah Sousa, Justin Lockhart, Aidan Reilly, Emma Plourde, Kiley Cristman, Madeline Fisher, Principal Richard Terino.

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville announced the names of its April students of the month. Teachers nominated these students for their academic performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extracurricular activities. Sixth grade students of the month are Justin McMeans, Jenna Michaud, Stephanie Starrs. Justin, an honor roll student, takes great pride in his…

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Bradley Auxiliary awards scholarships

May 16, 2016
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The Hospital of Central Connecticut Bradley Memorial campus Auxiliary announced three local Auxiliary scholarship recipients. Each year the Auxiliary awards three $1,000 scholarships to deserving students. This year’s awardees, from left, Sarah Delaney, Aaron Tiscione and Sofia Possidento.

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CERT training at Mt. Southington on May 14

May 14, 2016
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Southington Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
www.southington.org/content/17218/18270/default.aspx

On Saturday May 14, the Southington Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), along with members of the Bristol CERT, will be conducting search and rescue drills at Mount Southington. The drills will be held from 8 a.m. to noon. Members will be searching for a simulated ‘missing victim’ on Mount Southington’s property. They will access the…

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St. Paul Catholic High School sets graduation date

May 13, 2016
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St Paul Catholic High School

Most Reverend Peter A. Rosazza, D.D., Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus, Archdiocese of Hartford, will confer diplomas at the graduation ceremony for the St. Paul Catholic High School class of 2016, on Tuesday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Hartford at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the St. Paul Catholic High School class…

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Digging up the archaeology of White Zombie

May 13, 2016
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Excavation at the scene of the hexavalent chromium (Chromium 6) spill at Light Metals Coloring. (File photo)

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When a band hits it big after building up its audience from the ground up, it may find its sound shifting 180 degrees as it works its way to fortune and fame. If all you know of metal, industrial band White Zombie are their songs, “More Human than Human” or…

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Fish for free in CT Saturday

May 13, 2016
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The state of Connecticut is opening up its lakes, rivers and other bodies of water for fishing at no charge. The annual “Free Fishing Day” on Saturday is designed to encourage residents to try the sport. No fishing license will be required for either state residents or nonresidents. The state Department…

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Knight runners go the distance: Napoli, Garrison sign Letters of Intent

May 13, 2016
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Tracksters Gabi Napoli, left, and Sean Garrison, center, sign NCAA Division I National Letters of Intent during a ceremony at the high school.

  By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Seniors Gabi Napoli and Sean Garrison signed National Letters of Intent on Monday, May 2 in the library of Southington High School. Napoli will be attending the University of Rhode Island (URI), located in Kingston, R.I. in the fall to run for the Division I Rams cross country and track…

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Formaggio’s celebrates anniversary and 2 national titles on Friday, May 13

May 12, 2016
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Formaggio Apizza Ristorante, at 1244 Meriden Ave. in Southington is celebrating two years and a pair of national titles with a “Free Pizza Friday” on May 13.

It’s hard to believe that Formaggio Apizza Ristorante, at 1244 Meriden Ave. in Southington has only been in business for two years. On Friday, May 13, the restaurant will thank customers with a pizza promotion. Officials are offering a free small cheese pizza with every order to celebrate two years of local business and two…

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Quinnipiac River environmental group receives $2,000

May 12, 2016
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Quinnipiac River Watershed Association
P.O. Box 2825, Meriden, CT 06450 
Tel: (203) 237-2237
www.QRWA.org

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER For two days last week the Quinnipiac River Watershed Association (QRWA) participated in the “Great Give,” a 36-hour, community-wide donation event. The Meriden-based organization raised over $2,000 for conservation of the Quinnipiac River. The Great Give is a fundraiser inspired by Give Local America’s Day of Giving. The online event is hosted…

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