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Flanders wins contest for $40,000 playground

July 17, 2015
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A scale model on the TerraCycle website shows what the new Flanders playscape will look like. Construction begins this fall.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Students at Flanders Elementary School will be welcomed back to school with a brand new playground, as the winners of a contest sponsored by Colgate and Shoprite. Due to their participation in the TerraCycle Recycling program, Flanders was eligible to compete for the $40,000 playground, and came out on top with more…

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Controversy continues around Hatton Meadow project

July 16, 2015
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Members of the Community Coalition to Save Hatton discuss plans for solar panels on Hatton Meadow during a press conference on Berlin Drive on July 9.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Members of the community neighboring Hatton Meadow, the approved location for a new solar panel installation, have not given up their fight to preserve the land. Residents brought their concerns of recreation, wildlife, and property value to the town council on June 22, urging councilors to reconsider their approval of the location.…

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Tonight’s Music on the Green concert postponed to Thursday

July 15, 2015
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Tonight’s “Music on the Green” concert has been POSTPONED until tomorrow evening, Thursday, July 16th (7-9 pm) due to the potential for heavy downpours in our area. “Tomorrow’s forecast looks sunny and less humid,” said a press release from the Parks and Recreation Department, “so we hope you’ll be able to join us then as…

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Goralski earns Hopko scholarship

July 15, 2015
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School - Jess Goralski earns Hopko Scholarship

Jessica Goralski, a 2015 graduate of Southington High School, was recently announced as the recipient of the Robert and Lauretta Hopko Merit Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating senior that had attended William Strong Elementary School where Lauretta Hopko worked as a paraprofessional for 27 years. A recipient must demonstrate academic…

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Sen. Markley and Rep. Zoni announce Milldale School reunion

July 13, 2015
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School reunion

Southington-State Senator Joe Markley (R-16) and State Representative David Zoni (D-81) announced that they will be hosting a reunion for graduates of Milldale Elementary School on Saturday, July 18. The event will take place from noon to 3 p.m. at 34 Clark Street, Milldale, the former site of the school. The legislators are both graduates…

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DePaolo releases fourth quarter honor roll

July 12, 2015
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DePaolo Middle School has announced their honor roll for the fourth quarter. Grade 6 The following students earned first honors: Catherine Adamczyk, Mercy Adekola, Jackson Alfano, Sera Altomari, Angelina Angelillo, Devan Bade, Adam Badgley, Andrew Bafuma, Kelly Barrett, Brandon Bernier, Corrie Bonomi, Sammi Bray, Matthew Brennan, Alex Bruce, Madison Buckley, Cooper Burdette, Caleb Buzas, Dylan…

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Southington High School releases fourth quarter honor roll

July 12, 2015
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Southington High School has announced their honor roll for the fourth quarter. Grade 9 The following students earned first honors: Nandani Mohit Adhyapak, Rosanna Teresa Airo, Nolyn Allen, Cora Elizabeth Altomari, Jacob Oscar Anderson, Katarina Marie Aulbach, Cicily Alexis Balachandar, Madison Marie Beaudoin, Emma Marie Becotte, Chloe Dianna Becquey, Evan Scott Bender, William Bernard Blaise,…

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Kennedy releases fourth quarter honor roll

July 12, 2015
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Kennedy Middle School has announced their honor roll for the fourth quarter. Grade 6 The following students earned first honors: Ernest Arroyo, Neel Avancha, Noah Barbour, Cameron Baston, Elizabeth Beaulieu, Drew Belcourt, Madison Block, Casey Blumetti, Olivia Blumetti, Chelsea Bly, Lauren Bogoslofski, Mikaela Bogoslofski, Weston Brick, Joshua Budnik, Griffin Campbell, Rachel Carbone, Makayla Carlson, Landon…

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These boys know how to put on a rock and roll show

July 11, 2015
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UPDATED FOR CORRECTION INSERTED JULY 18 By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR James Young of classic rockers Styx told me in an interview several years back that bands no longer survive on their recorded output. They survive on their live performances. Chris Carrabba of indie band Dashboard Confession told me a similar tale when I spoke…

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Secondo’s second look: A look back at the 12-year Chamber leader

July 10, 2015
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Secondo gives a speech during a recent town event. The Chamber president and CEO has been a fixture for the past 12 years, but he’s stepping down at the end of this month.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The “Suddington” sign hangs like a good-natured joke on the conference room wall at the Chamber of Commerce. His love for the town was embraced and ridiculed during a recent chamber Roast of their outgoing president and CEO. For more than a decade, Art Secondo has been the face of Southington’s growing…

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