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Performance listings for Feb. 13

February 13, 2015
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FRIDAY, FEB. 13 OTHER ‘OPIE RADIO’ CO-HOST JIM NORTON. 8 p.m. Fox Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. Foxwoods.com CRAIG FERGUSON. 8 p.m. Grand Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. Foxwoods.com. FEB. 13-15 OTHER YALE OPERA’S ‘THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO.’ Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 8 p.m. Sunday, 2 p.m. Shubert, 247 College St., New Haven. (203) 562-5666,…

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Music listings for Feb. 13

February 13, 2015
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Music listings for Feb. 13

FRIDAY, FEB. 13 OTHER SPIRIT SHAKER. Old Well Tavern, 20 Tariffville Rd., Simsbury. FRIDAY, FEB. 20 BRISTOL SPIRIT SHAKER. Gateway Café, 211 Riverside Ave., Bristol. SUNDAY, FEB. 21 OTHER A MARDI GRAS JAZZ CONCERT. 5 p.m. 25 members of the Southington High School Jazz Band, under the direction of Jeff Shaw, will be performing selections…

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Brumback proposal requests a Public Works director

February 13, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER At the last Public Works meeting, Town Manager Gary Brumback discussed restructuring the Public Works department in Southington to create a Director of Public Works. The move is a reaction to Highway Superintendent Steve Wlodkowski retiring in the next couple of months. Brumback shared his recommendation that the highway superintendent…

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Southington Western Little League makes the jump to wooden bats

February 13, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Southington West Little League will be switching from aluminum bats to wood bats for the upcoming season for safety purposes and also to add more challenge to the game. The board of Southington West Little League voted 10 to 5 in support of the change. Skip Griffin, President of…

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BOE holds legislative breakfast for hot topic issues

February 13, 2015
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Southington Public Schools Director of Business and Finance Sherri DiNello addresses a question to Southington’s state legislators at a Board of Education breakfast on Thursday, Feb. 5.

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Southington Board of Education, along with State Senator Joe Markley, State Rep. Leader Joe Aresimowicz, State Rep. Rob Sampson and State Rep. Dave Zoni, sat down with students, teachers, administrators, and members of the community on Thursday, Feb. 5 for the Southington Legislative Breakfast to discuss public policy priorities…

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The bloom of love (for jazz)

February 13, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR In the Nutmeg State, if you’re looking for jazz on the radio, you’d have to engage in a scavenger hunt amoung the schedule of college radio stations or public radio to find someone dipping into the canon of classic jazz for an hour or two… typically in the late night…

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Blue Knight trio sign NCAA Division I Football Letters of Intent

February 12, 2015
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Blue Knight trio sign NCAA Division I Football Letters of Intent

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Click. Click. Flash. Flash. Cameras snapped pictures, capturing the smiles that filled the room. Audio recorders surrounded the blue helmet with the big “S” that sat on the table next to a football. The pens were out and they were ready to sign. Wednesday, Feb. 4 was the NCAA’s initial signing…

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Catholic school summit discusses upcoming changes

February 12, 2015
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St. Dominic Principal Patricia Tiezzi, left, and St. Thomas Principal Mary Wirkus, right, discuss the merger of their schools for next year.

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A town hall meeting for parents and parishioners from local Catholic churches was held at St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church in Plantsville on Thursday, Feb. 5. It offered an opportunity to discuss the merging of St. Dominic and St. Thomas schools at the St. Thomas campus for the 2015-2016 school…

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Sikorsky Aircraft lands at Derynoski School

February 12, 2015
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Process Engineer Rick DiMauro demonstrates a wind tunnel for Gavin Anderson, left, and Ben Gorr, right, in the school auditorium.

Representatives from Sikorsky Aircraft tried to inspire young engineers at Derynoski Elementary School on Wednesday, Feb. 4. The hands-on program for students in kindergarten through grade 5 ran throughout the day. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS

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Historical Society to present story of Rhoda Feb. 21

February 10, 2015
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A Cheshire historian will share the story of Rhoda, a Connecticut child born free in 1741 then sold into slavery, and her descendants, who were among the earliest settlers of a community on the Southington-Plainville border. On Saturday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m., Christine Pittsley, a third-generation Cheshire resident, will share what she’s learned about…

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