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DePaolo announces fourth quarter honor roll

July 19, 2014
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DePaolo Middle School has recently announced it honor roll for the fourth marking period. Grade 6, First Honors: Abigail Abram, Dante Accetura, Betul Agirman, Emma Angelillo, Ryan Asido, Jordan Beaudoin, Patrick Bennett, Kelly Bergland, Emily Biscoglio, Matthew Biscoglio, Jordan Bishman, Samuel Bouchard, Eric Carrier, Emma Castellano, Christopher Chaplinsky, Amy Chudy, Jonathan Cocchiola, Joshua Cofrancesco, Rielley…

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Southington dance studio performs at Disney

July 18, 2014
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Southington dance studio performs at Disney

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The magic of going to Walt Disney World is every child’s dream. For performers, Disney is a stage they only dream of one day gracing as it has given many great artists their start. However, for some of Southington’s youth, performing at Disney recently became a reality. Seventy-seven students from…

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Mandatory concussion education is set

July 18, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer School officials are making concussion education and awareness mandatory for student athletes and parents this fall. Eric Swallow, director of athletics for Southington schools, briefed the school board at a recent Board of Education meeting. The focus on concussions comes from an upcoming state mandate. “The State legislature has mandated…

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SCCA raises enough funds to lease the Gura Building

July 18, 2014
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SCCA raises enough funds to lease the Gura Building

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) reached its fundraising goal and secured a lease for the old Gura Building, which it will renovate and turn into a community arts center. In 18 months, the arts group was able to raise $1,113,000 and will now lease the Gura Building for a…

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Southington High School announces its fourth quarter honor roll

July 17, 2014
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Southington High School has announced its honor roll for the fourth marking period. Grade 9,  First Honors: Madison Aldieri, Abigail Alfieri, Michael Allen, Hallie Altwies, Kelly Angeli, Alissa Anglis, Jake Aparo, Lily Baker, Katerina Belales, Kayla Birmingham, Alyssa Boucher, Sydney Brault, Megan Burke, Laura Calandra, William Carbone, Michaela Carrera, Meghan Cichon, Kristen Craven, Anthony D’Abramo,…

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Youths preparing for summer theatre

July 17, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer For the last four weeks, participants of the Southington Parks and Recreation Youth Summer Theater program have been practicing for their performances this month. The Southington Parks and Recreation Youth Summer Theater program provides educational experience in theater to children of in three different age groups, the difficult and length…

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Car ends up in the river following I-84 crash

July 16, 2014
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Southington firefighters, with the help of passing motorists, were able to safely help two occupants of a car that went off the road near Exit 30 on Interstate 84, coming to rest in the nearby river. The call came in to fire dispatch at 6:30 p.m. Firefighters responded to find that the car had careened…

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Gov. issues warning about tonight’s severe weather

July 15, 2014
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy today, in a news release, cautioned residents about possible severe weather through this evening and potential flooding through tomorrow morning.  “We continue to be in a very active, severe weather pattern,” said Malloy in his press release. “I am asking all residents, especially those living in low-lying, flood-prone areas, to stay alert…

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Local residents to take part in bike charity

July 14, 2014
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Local residents to take part in bike charity

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Two Southington residents will join 5,8000 cyclists in the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), a 190 mile bike ride that raises money for the Jimmy Fund to support adult and pediatric cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. The 35th annual bike-a-thon on August 2 and 3 has a goal…

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Health officials warn about mosquito born diseases

July 13, 2014
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Health officials warn about mosquito born diseases

By Ed Harris Editor Local health officials are asking residents to remain vigilant about mosquitoes, citing their ability to spread disease. There are over 2,500 species of mosquitoes worldwide, with 49 species calling Connecticut home. Not every species of mosquitoes bite, and when they do, it is only the females. Less than half of the…

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