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Brian Stranieri has been named as the interim Principal at SHS

March 5, 2015
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Southington High School Assistant Principal Brian Stranieri has been appointed as the Interim Principal of Southington High School effective on March 14. Stranieri began his career in education at Southington High School in September 1982 and has served as Assistant Principal since September 2002.  During his 13 years in administration, Stranieri has been responsible for directly overseeing…

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Brrr! February brought record cold, snow to Northeast

March 3, 2015
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By MARY ESCH Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ Hardy souls who shivered and shoveled their way through February in the Northeast now have evidence of just how brutal the weather was, with record cold in at least eight cities and record snowfall in Boston. “We’re the standout globally,” said Art DeGaetano, director of the…

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Southington Arts and Crafts Association is seeking scholarship applicants

March 3, 2015
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The Southington Arts and Crafts Association is seeking applicants for the organization’s annual scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to high school seniors residing in Southington who will be pursuing a degree program in a visual art and/or craft related field. Applications for the scholarship may be obtained from the Southington High School guidance office…

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DePaolo Middle School announces February Students of the Month

March 2, 2015
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Schools - DePaolo Feb Students of the Month

DePaolo Middle School recently announced their February Students of the Month. In sixth grade, Abby Sowa, Kevin Le, and Mason Krupinski were selected by their teams. Abby is the daughter of Kathleen and Paul Sowa and received the Presidential Award for academic excellence in fifth grade. She is in the school band and played on…

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Celebrating Queen will rock the Boulevard this April

February 27, 2015
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They will rock you at the Memorial Boulevard School theater this April. It’s official, the Queen tribute band, Celebrating Queen, featuring Bristol residentsd Joe Archambeault (aka J.J. Midnight) and Shawn Fitzgerald will be the first musical act to take the stage at the boulevard since plans began to bring entertainment value to the currently decommissioned…

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Senior listings for Feb. 27

February 27, 2015
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11 BRISTOL FRAUD WATCH. 1:30 p.m. Seniors, look into the mind of the con artist, see the psychology behind the scams, learn protection tactics for you, your loved ones, and your assets. An interactive program presented by AARP. Sponsored by the Advocates for Bristol Seniors. Bristol Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Free.…

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Support group listings for Feb. 27

February 27, 2015
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ONGOING BRISTOL AL-ANON. Tuesdays 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Gregory Hall, Stafford Avenue and Maltby Street, Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. AL-ANON. Fridays 7:30 to 9 p.m. St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 1024 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. BRISTOL MS SUPPORT GROUP. 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each…

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Meetings listings for Feb. 27

February 27, 2015
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4 PLAINVILLE PHS/ YMCA PROJECT GRADUATION MEETING. 7 p.m. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. BRISTOL EDGEWOOD WOMEN’S CLUB. 6:45 p.m. Gail Farrar will speak about the history and making of shells. Giamatti Little League Center, Mix Street, Bristol. (860) 583-8463. ONGOING PLAINVILLE CITIZENS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION. 7 p.m., first Tuesday…

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Kids listings for Feb. 27

February 27, 2015
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SATURDAY, FEB. 28 BRISTOL MAGICIAN STEVE WOYCE PRESENTS A WINTER WONDERLAND MAGIC SHOW. 2 p.m. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2021. BristolLib.com SATURDAY, MARCH 14 BRISTOL TAIL OF JOY READING EDUCATION ASSISTANCE DOGS. Saturdays, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Special reading event for children of reading age. Ideal for reluctant…

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Dining listings for Feb. 27

February 27, 2015
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4 BRISTOL COOKING CLASS: FUNGHI. 6:30 p.m. Mushrooms take center stage in Italian cuisine. Learn the numerous fresh mushrooms available to the home cook, when and how to use readily available dried mushrooms. Learn how to properly buy, clean, and store fragile funguses. Dinner menu is stuffed mushrooms prepared two ways, mushroom pate…

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