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DePaolo announces December students of the month

January 15, 2015
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DePaolo Middle School announced their December Students of the Month. Front, from left, Marisa Imme, Abby Delgado, Michael Sandulli, Morgan Perschy, and Alexis Izzo. Back, Assistant Principal Chris Palmieri, Connor Stifel, Tyler Heidgerd, Emma Wojcicki, Kelly Barrett, Kate Hardy, Bianca Spataro, and Rachel Strillacci.

DePaolo announces their Students of the Month for December In sixth grade Kelly Barrett, Marisa Imme, and Abby Delgado were selected by their teams. Kelly is the daughter of Katarzyna Barrett and Richard Barrett and is a high honors student. She recently volunteered her time at Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the Apple Harvest Festival and…

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St. Thomas and St. Dominic Schools to combine

January 15, 2015
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  By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Two Southington Catholic schools have announced that they will be merging into one school for the 2015-2016 school year. St. Dominic and St. Thomas churches announced the merge in a letter to parents and guardians on Jan. 9. “In recognition of the current challenging environment, the Pastors, Trustees, and…

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Hmmmmm… chocolate!

January 15, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 Auxiliary Unit is holding its 12th annual Valentine Chocolate Festival on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chairperson of the Valentine Chocolate Festival Cindy Kopcza that event always has a good turnout and is a fun way to raise some money.…

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American Legion oratorical contest at SHS on Jan. 26

January 10, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The American Legion Southington Post 72 is holding its annual oratorical contest at Southington High School on Monday, Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m., providing the opportunity for students to win cash prizes and possibly move on to compete both statewide and nationwide. The Post 72 contest is open to all…

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10 years of ‘highlights’ for local salon

January 9, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A 10th anniversary is causing one Plainville business owner to think back on all of the highlights of her career. Studio 466 Salon and Spa owner Donna Theriault started doing hair professionally in 1988. Although she enjoyed her work and her clients, Theriault always had dreams of going further. After…

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Zoni named as Vice Chair for insurance and real estate committee

January 9, 2015
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David Zoni (D-Southington) was named as Vice Chairman of the General Assembly's Insurance and Real Estate Committee.

HARTFORD—State Representative David Zoni (D-Southington) has been promoted to serve as Vice Chairman of the General Assembly’s Insurance and Real Estate Committee by Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey (D-Hamden). The Insurance and Real Estate Committee is focused on all matters relating to insurance law and real estate law. “I want to thank Speaker Sharkey…

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Malloy seeks massive overhaul of Connecticut transportation

January 9, 2015
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Wednesday called for a massive overhaul of Connecticut’s aging transportation infrastructure, saying it will be a key focus of his newly minted second term, as well as for the state over the next several decades. Malloy dedicated the bulk of…

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Senior listings for Jan. 9

January 9, 2015
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SATURDAY, JAN. 10 OTHER OPEN HOUSE AT CEDAR MOUNTAIN COMMONS. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Not-for-profit independent and assisted living community. Cedar Mountain Commons, 3 John H. Stewart Dr., Newington. RSVP .(860) 665-7901. SUNDAY, JAN. 11 SOUTHINGTON OPEN HOUSE AT THE ORCHARDS AT SOUTHINGTON. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Independent and assisted living community. The…

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Support group listings for Jan. 9

January 9, 2015
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ONGOING BRISTOL AL-ANON. Tuesdays 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Gregory Hall, Stafford Avenue and Maltby Street, Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. AL-ANON. Fridays 7:30 to 9 p.m. St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 1024 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. BRISTOL MS SUPPORT GROUP. 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each…

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Meetings listings for Jan. 9

January 9, 2015
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MONDAY, JAN. 19 OTHER QUILTS THAT CARE. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury. (860) 945-0184, QuiltsThatCare.Deb@gmail.com, quiltsthatcare.org ONGOING PLAINVILLE CITIZENS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION. 7 p.m., first Tuesday of the month. Concerned citizens and taxpayers of Plainville who meet monthly to discuss town issues, policies, and issues of…

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