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Panke and Jacob earn church scholarship

July 6, 2015
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Schools - 2015 MOQ OLG Panke and Jacob

The 2015 Mary Our Queen Our Lady’s Guild Catholic High School Scholarships were to Swathi Jacob and Charles Panke at the organization’s May meeting held at Mary Our Queen Hall. Swathi will be attending Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden and Charles will be attending St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol. From left, Charles Panke,…

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Observations: A life taken raises questions about mental health

July 5, 2015
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by LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER A recent week in June was a mournful one in my hometown of Waterbury, as friends, family, and colleagues said goodbye to acting Deputy Police Chief Christopher Corbett. On Thursday, June 10, Corbett took his own life at the age of 40. A veteran of the police department for 18…

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Scholarship established in honor of late Bristol Hospital executive

July 3, 2015
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The Eva Wickwire Volunteer Scholarship Fund has been established. It will award an annual scholarship to a student pursuing a career in the health care field. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors or current college students from Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott, who have a strong record of volunteer service at a…

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SHS grad mends a girls’ heart in Nashville

July 3, 2015
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Mark Stankewicz, M.D.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER When Mark Stankewicz, M.D., was asked to perform a procedure to repair a whole in the heart of 21-year-old Cesia Toledo from Honduras, he knew it was something he had to do. Stankewicz, a Southington native, is one of few cardiologists in the nation who can perform the procedure that repairs a…

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There’s no place like home: A.T. thru-hiker detours through Southington for a short break

July 3, 2015
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Southington hiker Erica Hayden takes a selfie at the halfway point of her Appalachian Trail thru-hike. Hayden stopped in town last week during her trek through Connecticut.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER On Saturday afternoon, Erica Hayden lounged on the floral couch in the living room of her family’s Knollwood Road home, surrounded by her grandparents, her mother, her sisters, and her nephew. For Hayden, 27, the weekend was a welcomed rest and a very different environment than the one she has called home…

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New Miss CT, Miss CT Outstanding Teen crowned; locals place high in finals

July 3, 2015
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By MOLLY WESTFALL CORRESPONDENT On Saturday, the new Miss Connecticut 2015 was crowned at the Cabaret Theater at the Mohegan Sun. Twenty-two year-old Colleen Ward, a native of Wolcott, took home the crown, representing the Miss Windham County local title. Jjust moments after her crowning, she stated “I am so excited…and super tired. It was…

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Bradley saved: HHC unveils $15 million development plan

July 2, 2015
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An artist’s rendering of Hartford Health Care’s plans for the Bradley Memorial Hospital campus in Southington.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER After nearly a year of adjusting ideas for the future of Bradley Memorial Hospital, Hartford HealthCare (HHC) has developed a plan that will improve health care efficiency in Southington and satisfy community concerns with a new universal care unit on the Bradley campus, and a new family health care center on Queen…

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BOE appoints JFK principal and SHS vice principals

July 2, 2015
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Richard J. Terino (Courtesy of Southington Public Schools)

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington Public Schools will start the new school year with three new administrators, appointed by the Board of Education in a special meeting on June 22. Richard J. Terino will serve as the new principal of John F. Kennedy Middle School, following former principal Steven Madancy’s promotion to assistant superintendent. Terino has…

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Museum seeks vendors for ‘Bizarre Bazaar’

July 1, 2015
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The magic of the season begins at the Holiday Art and Craft Show, a juried show and sale of work by artists and artisans called “Bizarre Bazaar” at the New England Carousel Museum on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum will be filled with artists and artisans ready to dazzle…

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No-kill animal shelter seeking donations

July 1, 2015
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Almost Home, a no-kill animal rescue and shelter for abused, neglected and abandoned animals, located at 311D East St.,  Plainville– (860)519-8592– is in need of the following items: PP pads, dry dog food (Purina one- chicken and rice and canned food), cat food– both dry and canned, treats, toys (large and small) beds, heating pads,…

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