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Music to our ears; Derynoski donates to vets

December 23, 2015
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Derynosky- Hailey Zaczynski and Aiden Rand with the 20  ipods

Derynosky students raised $300 through a collection of spare change spearheaded by Aiden Rand and Hailey Zaczynski, above, during a recent school fundraiser, and American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 matched those funds. Together, they were able to purchase 20 iPod shuffles to be used in the music and memory program at the Rocky Hill veterans…

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Giving the gift of reading at Kelley School

December 23, 2015
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Joshua Bonefant, 5, reads to Kelley Elementary School custodian Larry LaComb during a special reading exercise with the school's kindergarteners. Bonefant selected LaComb as his reading partner.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER After ending a unit on the power of reading, Rose Risser’s kindergarten class at Kelley Elementary School chose staff members for a chance to share their new skill. “We were giving the gift of reading to special teachers in our school,” said Risser, whose class of five and six-year-olds spent the morning…

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Tunxis holding enrollment ‘blitz’ Jan. 9

December 22, 2015
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Tunxis Community College will hold a Super Saturday Enrollment Blitz on Jan. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Founders Hall to help students choose courses and register for spring semester. The “Super Saturday Enrollment Blitz” at Tunxis will offer one-stop assistance in the registration process and with class schedules, course selection, financial aid, placement…

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Two women get Christmas gift at pageant in Southington

December 22, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR SOUTHINGTON — Two women received an early holiday gift on Sunday afternoon. Alexandra Giannelli of Watertown was crowned Miss Waterbury and Erika Farrell of Wolcott was crowned Miss Brass City as the Miss Connecticut Scholarship Organization held “A Christmas Pageant” at Derynoski School in Southington. The pageant in Southington was…

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DePaolo Middle School announced the students of the month for December

December 21, 2015
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DePaolo Middle School announced their December Students of the Month. Front, from left, Andrew Bafuma, Sammi Bray, Amela Dishnica, Emily Goulet, Sarah Sisto, and Connor Bouffard. Back, Asst. Principal Chris Palmieri, Mason Simons, Emelie Brady, Taylor Collar, Steven DellaFerra, Carlie Kubisek, Dan Yu, and Principal Frank Pepe.

DePaolo Middle School announced their December Students of the Month. Front, from left, Andrew Bafuma, Sammi Bray, Amela Dishnica, Emily Goulet, Sarah Sisto, and Connor Bouffard. Back, Asst. Principal Chris Palmieri, Mason Simons, Emelie Brady, Taylor Collar, Steven DellaFerra, Carlie Kubisek, Dan Yu, and Principal Frank Pepe. DePaolo Middle School announced their Students of the…

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Public Works laborer wanted

December 19, 2015
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Town of Southington

The Town of Southington is seeking a Public Works laborer for the Highway Department. This position is a full time position, 40 hours with mandatory overtime. Applicants must hold a valid motor vehicle’s license, with the ability to obtain a CDL license. Laborers must be able to lift and carry, up to and including 75…

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Hatton kindergarteners promote ‘Warm Your Neighbors’ this winter

December 18, 2015
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Three kindergarten classes and 5th grade students involved in the STEPS program at Hatton Elementary School collected more than 1,500 soupand hot chocolate donations for the "Warm Your Neighbor" initiative.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER For the month of December, Hatton Elementary School kindergarten students created a new winter initiative called “Warm Your Neighbor.” Combining two assets from the Southington Town Wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) program, students focused on the concepts of “Youth as Resources” and “Service to Others.” The result was the collection of…

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Looking for good leaders: YMCA Leaders Club needs middle schoolers

December 18, 2015
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Do you know a good leader? The YMCA Leadership Club, above, is searching for middle school members.

The YMCA Leaders Club is seeking new members for their 2015-2016 season. Welcoming all Southington residents in sixth to eighth grade, the Leaders Club is a program for students who hope to make a difference in their community. Meeting weekly to plan volunteer events and organize fundraisers, the club teaches teens leadership skills, planning strategies,…

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Town Council appoints commissions

December 17, 2015
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Town of Southington

Another wave of appointments for local commissions and boards were made at the Dec. 7 Town Council meeting, with all members being unanimously voted in to their positions by the council. Robert Salka and Ryan Rogers were appointed to four-year terms on the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA), and Phil Wooding will serve as the…

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Lombardi seeks reimbursement for attorney fees

December 17, 2015
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Councilor Tom Lombardi (R) petitioned the town for reimbursement of $28,217 for attorney fees incurred during the recent ethics investigation.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Attorneys for Town Councilor Tom Lombardi (R) filed a claim for $28, 217 in attorney fees incurred by the councilor during an ethics investigation earlier this year. Filed on Nov. 30, the claim requests that the Town of Southington reimburse Lombardi for the costs paid to three law firms for his representation…

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