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Southington High School releases second quarter honor roll

March 19, 2014
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Southington High School recently announced its honor roll for the second marking period. Grade 9, First Honors: Madison Aldieri, Michael Allen, Hallie Altwies, Alissa Anglis, Jake Aparo, Lily Baker, Katerina Belales, Daniel Berube, Kayla Birmingham, Skylar Blumetti, Sydney Brault, Dylan Breutzmann, Robert Bunting, Megan Burke, Laura Calandra, William Carbone, Meghan Cichon, Kristen Craven, Anthony D’Abramo,…

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Superintendent search continues

March 19, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The search for a new Southington superintendent continues as the school board’s consultants recently completed focus groups, where they met with members of the community from all walks of life to determine the ideal characteristics of the district’s next leader. Board of Education Chairman Brian Goralski said the school board…

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SEF looks to spell fundraiser

March 16, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Education Foundation (SEF) is looking for the community’s help in spelling fundraiser. The SEF is hosting its fourth annual Community Spelling Bee next month. Teams are forming now. “Every year we seem to build on the foundation of the previous year,” said SEF Chairman Dawn Miceli. Teams consist of…

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ECCS discusses community plan for families

March 15, 2014
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Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington (ECCS) is preparing to unveil a community plan that will address some challenges of families in town. Although an exact date has not been scheduled, Michelle Slimak, the co-chair of ECCS, said the plan is almost done, and will most likely be shared with the…

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Flanders Drama Club set to perform Disney classic

March 15, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Students in the Flanders School Drama Club recently dashed toward the stage in excitement to rehearse their upcoming play, Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland. “ “I’m really excited,” said fifth grader Grace Michaud, who will play the role of Alice. “I like it because she’s in a dream and it’s all…

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Another heap of trouble from Mother Nature, reports AccuWeather

March 14, 2014
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Another heap of trouble from Mother Nature, reports AccuWeather

A storm brewing for this weekend could mean travel delays, says AccuWeather   AccuWeather.com reports a complex and multi-faceted winter storm will take shape across Texas on Saturday, and then slowly move through the Southeast and mid-Atlantic Sunday into Monday. While there are many aspects to this storm that we do know, there are some that are…

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Zoning offers revised garage definitions

March 14, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Planning and Zoning Commission recently voted unanimously in approval of residential zoning regulations that define garages. During a recent planning and zoning meeting, the commission agreed on new regulations that provide a clear meaning on the size of garages. Under the new regulations, the specific size for a garage…

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ALTA students are Artists of the Month

March 14, 2014
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ALTA students are Artists of the Month

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer High school students of the Southington Alternative Program (ALTA) recently kicked off their third annual art exhibit at Southington Public Library, featuring over 40 pieces of art. When Andy D’Agostino was creating his painting, he wanted to use a variety of colors to attract people’s attention. His abstract painting, which…

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STEPS talks survey results; Some risky behaviors are down

March 14, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer STEPS (Southington Town Wide Effort to Promote Success) recently unveiled the results of its biennial Attitudes and Behavior Survey from the Search Institute that local seventh, ninth and eleventh graders took last fall. The survey, consisting of 160 questions, helps measure social and emotional help of young individuals to show…

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Southington High students Skype with Senator Murphy

March 13, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor Students in an honors civics class at Southington High School recently had the opportunity to converse with Senator Chris Murphy. Using Skype, the students asked the senator a wide range of questions, including topics such as the Ukraine, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and whether or not golf is a sport.…

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