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‘No smoking’ policy in parks aired before Council

January 17, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Parks and Recreation Board Chairman Michael Fasulo was invited by Town Attorney Mark Sciota to present a new smoking policy the Parks Board has made for Southington town parks at the Town Council meeting on Jan. 12. “We started discussing this with creating a healthier environment for everybody that uses…

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Pasta dinner for inspiring lymphoma survivor

January 16, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER One business is going out of its way to support an employee and lifelong Southington resident and her battle with stage 3B Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. REACT Physical Therapy is holding a Pasta Dinner on Sunday, Jan. 18 at the Waterbury ELKS Lodge from 12 to 5:30 p.m. in honor of Brittany…

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Kennedy announces November students of the month

January 16, 2015
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Kennedy Middle School recently announced the names of the November students of the month. Front, from left, Dante D’Amore, Maxwell Chubet, Madeleine Silano, and Trevor Francis. Middle, Kelsey Henderson, Samuel Terry, Natalie Diaz, and Maliah Ryan. Back, Mr. Steven Madancy, Colby Johnson, Jamie Lamson, Marissa Robarge, Troy Kieras, and Mrs. Susanne Vitcavage. Missing from the photo is Olivia Calandra.

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville recently announced the names of its November students of the month. Teachers nominated these students for their academic improvement on performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extracurricular activities. Sixth grade students of the month are Dante D’Amore, Trevor Francis, Maliah Ryan, and Madeleine Silano. Dante, a conscientious student…

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Council hears HHS plans for Bradley

January 16, 2015
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Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley campus in Southington.

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Two representatives from Hartford Healthcare attended a Town Council meeting to share with the public how the company is moving forward with making plans for Bradley’s future. Trish Walden from Hartford Healthcare Senior Services and Director of the Office of Project Management John Rossi from Hartford Healthcare appeared before the…

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Legislators discuss session priorities

January 16, 2015
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State Senator Joe Markley (R- Southington) spoke at the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce legislative breakfast on Tuesday, Jan. 6 at Nuchies in Bristol.

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER In preparation for the 2015 Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce Legislative Session, the Connecticut Business & Industry Association created a list of general goals and concerns, such as reducing unfunded mandates and taxes on towns and businesses, in particular eliminating the $300 business entity tax. State Senator Markley  (R-Southington) made…

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Kennedy announces December students of the month

January 15, 2015
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Kennedy Middle School announced their December students of the month. Front, from left, Alexah Zaczynski, Mikaela Bogoslofski, and Rachel Carbone. Middle, Anthony Marcuccio, Matthew Godfrey, Joseph Tellerico, and Trevor Kushman. Back, Mr. Steven Madancy, Abigail Barbour, Emma Doran, Faith Breen, Asami Castellano, Christopher Gambardella, and Mrs. Susanne Vitcavage.

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville recently announced the names of its December students of the month. Teachers nominated these students for their academic improvement on performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extracurricular activities. Sixth grade students of the month are Mikaela Bogoslofski, Rachel Carbone, Trevor Kushman, and Alexah Zaczynski. Mikaela is the sixth…

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DePaolo announces December students of the month

January 15, 2015
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DePaolo Middle School announced their December Students of the Month. Front, from left, Marisa Imme, Abby Delgado, Michael Sandulli, Morgan Perschy, and Alexis Izzo. Back, Assistant Principal Chris Palmieri, Connor Stifel, Tyler Heidgerd, Emma Wojcicki, Kelly Barrett, Kate Hardy, Bianca Spataro, and Rachel Strillacci.

DePaolo announces their Students of the Month for December In sixth grade Kelly Barrett, Marisa Imme, and Abby Delgado were selected by their teams. Kelly is the daughter of Katarzyna Barrett and Richard Barrett and is a high honors student. She recently volunteered her time at Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the Apple Harvest Festival and…

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St. Thomas and St. Dominic Schools to combine

January 15, 2015
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  By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Two Southington Catholic schools have announced that they will be merging into one school for the 2015-2016 school year. St. Dominic and St. Thomas churches announced the merge in a letter to parents and guardians on Jan. 9. “In recognition of the current challenging environment, the Pastors, Trustees, and…

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Hmmmmm… chocolate!

January 15, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 Auxiliary Unit is holding its 12th annual Valentine Chocolate Festival on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chairperson of the Valentine Chocolate Festival Cindy Kopcza that event always has a good turnout and is a fun way to raise some money.…

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American Legion oratorical contest at SHS on Jan. 26

January 10, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The American Legion Southington Post 72 is holding its annual oratorical contest at Southington High School on Monday, Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m., providing the opportunity for students to win cash prizes and possibly move on to compete both statewide and nationwide. The Post 72 contest is open to all…

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