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Middle schoolers win big in STEM contest

DePaolo 
seventh graders placed first in the state STEM contest with their app, left, called “Southington Says No!”
The app  is designed 
to give 
information for those 
battling addiction.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Three teams of Southington students took their ideas online last month, competing in the eCYBERMISSION—a web based science fair sponsored by the U.S. Army. This year, students from Kennedy and DePaolo middle schools took home three top…

SHS musicians perform at All-State Festival

Music 2

Seven student musicians represented Southington High School (SHS) at Connecticut’s All-State Musical Festival last weekend. The students—three sophomores, a junior, and three seniors—practiced and performed in the all-state band, orchestra, jazz ensemble, and chorus, with music students from across the…

Walking in the rain to stop hunger

SO Walk Against Hunger- (8)

Poor weather couldn’t put a damper on the event, as residents braved the rains on Sunday to participate in the annual “Walk Against Hunger.” Bread for Life hosts the event as a fundraiser for the organization that helps to feed…

Chamber honors locals at annual dinner

The Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce hosted their 78th annual dinner at The Aqua Turf on April 30. Executive Director Liz Hyatt awards the Chamber's "Beautification Award."

The Aqua Turf transformed into a Mardi Gras celebration on Saturday night as the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce celebrated their 78th annual dinner. The highlight of the evening of dancing, auctions, and awards was the presentation of a number…

Animal Control uses social media

Police - Animal Control uses social media

In mid-April, Southington Animal Control launched a Facebook page to help local residents find information at the local, state, and federal level. The page includes information about local ordinances, lost or found pets, and important local information. The page will…

Lake Compounce seeks summer workers

Lake Compounce logo (2015)

Lake Compounce Family Theme Park is seeking approximately 500 additional individuals to join their team for this summer season. Positions that are available include food and beverage, games, rides, retail, admissions, maintenance, grounds, housekeeping, as well as at Bear Creek…