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Steve Palmieri joins Berkshire Hathaway

January 25, 2016
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Steve Palmieri joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England's Southington office.

Steve Palmieri has joined the Southington office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties. The announcement was made by Sarah Andrea, Office Leader. In a statement Sarah Andrea said, “I am delighted to announce that Steve Palmieri has joined our team.  He has an extensive background in customer service, sales and management and is a…

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Kennedy Middle School announced the students of the month for December

January 22, 2016
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Kennedy Middle School announced their December Students of the Month. Front, from left, JFK Principal Richard Terino, Adam Kosko, Zachary DelVecchia, Emmett Vitti, Anabel Cannatelli, Samantha Kania, and Grayson Borla. Back, Evan Kwok, Jenna Lucian, Sarah Langdeau, Harshita Rayapureddy, Olivia Lanteri, Jordan Cyr and JFK Assistant Principal Susanne Vitcavage.

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville recently announced the names of its December students of the month. Teachers nominated these students for their academic improvement on performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extracurricular activities. Sixth grade students of the month are Grayson Borla, Anabel Cannatteli and Samantha Kania. Grayson is a hardworking and inquisitive…

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Can I quote you on that?: School administrators back students during yearbook controversy

January 21, 2016
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Chronicle Yearbook

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER For decades, high school seniors have been tasked with summarizing their four-year experience in just two short lines, known as the senior quote. When it comes time for the annual submissions, most go the sentimental route, recalling fond memories on the field or on stage, others opt for meaningful song lyrics, and…

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North Coast Clothing is clearing shelves at SHS

January 21, 2016
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North Coast Clothing has already earned more than $4,000 in sales. The student company is the brainchild of, from left, Margaux Degumbi, Natalie Rickard, and Evan Aiudi.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Three Southington High School seniors are advancing their education in marketing by using their business and sales skills outside the classroom. Evan Aiudi, Natalie Rickard, and Margaux Degumbi, all students in the SHS Marketing III course, have created their own company. North Coast Clothing, a New England themed t-shirt company, has earned…

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Judge comes to a final decision in the Hatton Meadow case

January 20, 2016
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Solar Panels

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER After nearly 8 months, a final decision has been made to allow the installation of a solar panel array on the meadow neighboring Hatton Elementary School. On Jan. 13, Judge Robert E. Young of the New Britain Judicial Court brought an end to the lengthy battle between the Town of Southington, Greenskies,…

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Hawks Landing development rights purchased as open space

January 20, 2016
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Hawks Landing CC

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Last November, Southington residents showed their support for $2 million in spending for open space property and development in Southington. A majority of residents voted “yes” on a referendum item that appropriated the funding for costs related to the acquisition of open space in the last election—including the costs of easements, interests,…

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ASPCA issues winter weather reminders for pets

January 20, 2016
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With a major winter storm threatening much of the East Coast, the ASPCA is reminding pet owners that cold weather conditions can be particularly dangerous for pets. Below are safety tips pet owners should keep in mind as the temperature drops and the snow piles up: Never let your dog off the leash on snow or…

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‘King Kong’ will wait a weekend due to impending snow

January 20, 2016
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The screening of ‘King Kong’ this weekend, which is part of the Hollywood at the Bijou movie series presented by The Witch’s Dungeon Classic Movie Museum, has been postponed to next weekend due to the impending snow storm. The movie will be shown next weekend, Jan. 29 and 30, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and…

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Council makes 4 appointments to boards and commissions

January 20, 2016
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Town of Southington

The Town Council made four appointments to town boards and commissions during their Jan. 11 meeting. Connie Proll was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Senior Citizens Commission until March 2018. Chris Shanley-Buck will serve a three-year term as a Board of Ethics alternate. Joe LaPorte will join the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)…

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Students perform at Hatton

January 20, 2016
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By TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Students perform at Hatton Elementary School on Wednesday, Jan. 13.  The school’s orchestra showcased their talents throughout the day, with a daytime concert for students, above, and evening concerts for parents, families, and friends by the school’s orchestra and band.

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